IN THE WAKE OF THE SPANISH ARMADAS

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In the Wake of the Spanish Armadas

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Santa Marta, Colombia

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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Santa Marta Highlights
This tour provides a glimpse of the third most important port and second tourist city of Colombia. You will board your motor coach to begin your tour.  You will visit The Gold Museum to admire the museum’s pre-Colombian artifact exhibit and a small, priceless, collection of Tayrona gold and pottery pieces. Then you will head to the first church in the city, the Church of Santa Ana, built in 1529 by Fray Thomas Ortiz, a Dominican friar. Your next stop will be at San Pedro de Alejandrino Villa. Dating back to the 17th century, San Pedro de Alejandrino had its origins as a country estate outside the city limits. In 1830, the great liberator Simon Bolivar used it as a refuge for his last days. The interior of the house has been restored and the extensive gardens have been returned to their former glory. Following the tour, re-board the coach and drive to the Santamar Hotel to enjoy a delightful display of Colombia’s history and culture during a folklore show featuring traditional songs and dances, soft drinks are included.

Please note: The terrain at the villa is uneven and there are steps to get up to the gold Museum. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $55
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

outdoors

essentials
Santa Marta, Quebrada Valencia Ecological Experience
You will board a bus for the 1-hour drive to Valencia Waterfall. This impressive cascade of crystalline water among rocks and crags, offers an unequaled spectacle making this place a must see.  The natural waterfall, descends from the Sierra Nevada, which is the tallest mountain bordering the sea in the world with perpetual snows, forming a series of natural pools that are suitable for enjoying a refreshing swim and observing a variety of fishes.   It is surrounded by a variety of exotic vegetation and fruits, such as cacao and plantain. Quebrada Valencia belongs to the countless ecological and tourist destinations that Santa Marta offers. You will take a 30-minute hike then you will have free time to get to know the area, dive into its waters and enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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5.5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

culture

walking

essentials
Santa Marta, Tayronaka Indian Reserve
Spend the day exploring the Tayronaka Indian Reserve, taking in the natural environment, the biodiversity and learning about the Tayrona culture. Departing from the pier, you’ll have a scenic 1-hour drive Santa Marta through the "Troncal del Caribe." As you travel along this route, you’ll see beautiful landscapes and contrasts produced by the area’s diverse climate ranges. Upon arrival, you will take a pleasant 20-minute walk along an ecological path, during which you will start to appreciate the flora and fauna of the region. You will have the opportunity of walking through what used to be the stone paved city of Tayrona. You will see paths, aqueducts, stairs, terraces, and much more. You may even see a piece of a Tayrona vessel or remains of grinding stones whose wonderful rounded stones were created for a purpose that is still unknown.There were many items that this incredible culture manufactured during the hundreds of years that they dwelled on this mountain; and many of them remain. Due to its climate and fertile soil, the area cultivates colorful tropical flowers that are sold to international markets and which can be observed everywhere within the reserve. Today, it has also become a sanctuary for the archaeological treasures of the Tayrona culture which are more than 1,000 years old. The museum here showcases pieces of great value and also enlightens visitors on how the Tayronas lived and how they were remarkable goldsmiths, craftsmen, sailors and warriors. Following the guided portion of your tour, you will be free to explore further on your own, or perhaps take a swim in the river. There is a restaurant at the Reserve where guests may purchase lunch. After approximately 2 hours, you’ll walk with your guide back to your minibus and travel back to the ship.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of easy to moderate walking that includes some steps and uneven and natural surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. The local operator has imposed a maximum age limit of 60 years of age. Light weight clothing; a swimsuit and towel for those who wish to swim, sun cap, sunglasses,; sunscreen, insect repellant, and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended. Those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.


price $84
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Cartagena, Colombia



3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena, Colombian Coffee Experience
With this excursion you will fill your cup with the bold history of Cartagena and the rich goodness of pure Colombian Coffee. Your adventure will begin with a 15-minute motor coach ride to San Felipe Fortress, built in the 17th century. You will make a photo stop there before continuing on for a sightseeing tour of the Old City. You will visit a beautifully restored colonial house where you will get a good idea about colonial architecture and restoration. Then on to an experience to awaken the senses, touch, sight, taste, and smell and discover the amazing flavors of excellent Colombian Coffee.  You will have a introduction to Colombian Coffee, an overview of the coffee process, raw materials, quality assessments, smelling and tasting exercises, finishing with tasting 3 different coffees through alternative coffee rituals.  You will then have the opportunity for a walking tour along the narrow streets and squares of the walled city, followed by a panoramic sightseeing  tour of modern Cartagena and its bay.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Cartagena, Historical Getsemani and Old City Walking Tour
Depart from the port of Cartagena for the short drive to the famous Getsemaní district. This neighborhood represents a different side a Cartagena.  You will have time to explore this area which embodies the greatest cultural heritage of the city. From the colonial architecture and history, to the brightness of its streets and the colorful personality of its people, this populous sector of the city is a magical place that every visitor will appreciate. After your guided walk through the narrow streets of Getsemaní, you will arrive at a point to observe the Convent La Popa located at the highest point of Cartagena, San Felipe Fort, and San Sebastian del Pastelillo Port, where the tour guide will give all the historical information on these three highly relevant city monuments. After your walking tour around Getsemani, enjoy a refreshment drink at Chachara Restaurant. Your tour will bring you to the barracks of Bóvedas, former jail cells now converted to colorful handicraft stores and galleries.  This construction consists of 47 arches and 23 vaults, considered the last work of the period of the Colony. You will have time to browse and shop. Your tour will continue as you follow the wall and make a walk through the main streets and squares of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your free time for shopping or wondering around Cartagena's Open Air Museum, enjoy a panoramic tour before returning to the ship.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and bring your camera.


price $55
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena, Romancing the Stone
You will board your motor coach for the 15-minute drive to San Felipe Fortress, the largest Spanish fort built in the 17th century.  You will have time to take photos before taking a sightseeing drive through the Old City, admiring the marvelous Republican architecture of the houses in the Manga residential area. You will be taken to the Emerald Museum – Bocagrande to learn about emeralds.You will go into an actual size replica of a mine tunnel and experience what mining is like as you watch the emerald-bearing veins. Then you will be taken to a special room for a lecture and a video on emeralds. You will learn how emeralds are extracted from the mines and brought to the different cutting and polishing centers. You will see the cutting and polishing machines and be shown step by step how each stone is cut and polished and you will have the opportunity to practice cutting a stone if you wish. Visit the jewelry making workshop and watch the process of fabricating sterling silver or 18k gold emerald jewelry before you visit the spacious and comfortable showroom. Then, enjoy a cocktail and have the opportunity to shop with an extra discount for you, before returning to the ship. On your way back to the ship you will have a sightseeing tour of modern Cartagena - Bocagrande, Laguito, Castillo Grande and the bay.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

wildlife

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Cartagena, The National Aviary Tour
On an air conditioned bus, during this 40-minute ride to the wonderful island of Baru, the newest tourist development area in Colombia, you may sit back and enjoy the scenery of other areas of Cartagena, take a look to the growing industrial area and finally arrive to the National Aviary, one of the best aviaries in the world given its high number of species. Colombia is the country in the world holding the highest bird diversity, with more than 1,900 species and The National Aviary displays an important sample of this variety.  Once you arrive to the National Aviary, you may initiate your tour and explore the different bird observation stations arranged by habitat and species on your own such as:
• Tropical Forest, where you may find different kinds of Macaws, Harpy Eagles, Tangaras and other varieties of species as well as different kinds of palm trees, waterfalls and the Macaque Monkeys.
• Coastlines and Mangroves, the habitat of different kind of Ducks, Cormorants and Pelicans.
• Coastline, where you will be able to observe different kinds of Herons, Doves, Storks and the migrating Teals.
• Dessert Station an environment where different species such as the Cardinals, Mockingbirds and Partridges live
• Andean Region, in this station you may admire the Owls, Eagles and the famous Andean Condor, king of our mountains.
After this marvelous trip surrounded by birds, beautiful landscapes, palm trees and waterfalls you will have time for enjoying some beverages or drinking some delicious Colombian Coffee to later on get on your bus back to Cartagena and be ready to enjoy a wonderful short photo stop at the San Felipe Fort then a sightseeing of The Old City of Cartagena before returning to the ship.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and bring your camera.


price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena: Cartagena City Highlights
The magnificent city of Cartagena, once a preferred target for pirates and the treasure chest of the Spanish Main, is yours to explore as you embark an air-conditioned bus or mini-bus today. On tour, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide as you travel past marvelous Republican architecture. You will see the Manga residential area, where some of the aging mansions have been restored to their original splendor. Stop for a half hour to explore the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. At Las Bovedas (the Dungeons), about 20 minutes is allowed for handicraft shopping and for rubbing elbows with the local artisans who proudly display their works for you. Pass through Simón Bolívar Square and the Inquisition Palace before continuing on to the Cathedral, also called The Minor Basilica, it was the first church built in the city in 1537. Next stop is the Church of San Pedro Claver—the patron saint of slaves. You will continue to the modern residential area of Bocagrande, famous for its wide variety of shops. Here, you will find Colombia’s famous native gem—the emerald—along with handicrafts and leather goods shops. You will have approximately 40 minutes to shop before returning to the ship.

Please note: Guests who remain in town for shopping will have to return to the ship on their own. 


price $59
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing
Cartagena: Old City by Horse Carriage
Transfer by coach to Plaza Santa Teresa where your horse and carriage stand ready to transport you around Cartagena’s beautiful Old Town—back in time to the days of the conquistadors. You’ll ride along the inviting, narrow cobblestone streets and through squares inside the walled city, admiring the flower-filled balconies that glow in the light spilling from colonial mansions. Stop for 10 minutes to photograph the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. Surrender to the majesty of this historic city, where age-old squares are surrounded by towering colonial, Republican and Spanish-style buildings—it’s easy to picture life 200 years ago in this wealthy and cosmopolitan city. Visit the former city dungeons at Las Bovedas, which have also been used as military barracks, a munitions depot and a jail, but today local artisans display their work there. You’ll have 15 – 20 minutes for shopping before returning to the ship.

Please note: Guests who wish to remain in town to shop can return to the ship on their own later in the day. 


price $65
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Bocas del Toro, Panama



4.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

essentials
Bocas Del Toro, Exploring the Bat Cave
Here’s an unforgettable experience to interact with an indigenous peoples, see their artful weaving and experience an adventure in a subterranean river cave. The tour will start with a 10-minute local boat ride from the ship to Bahia Honda Ngobe-Buglé indigenous community. The Ngobe-Buglé women will demonstrate their process of weaving traditional bags, and have many on hand for sale. After a briefing from a local indigenous tour guide, you will be ready for your next adventure in the Bat Cave, which ranks as one of the most enjoyable places in the area. You will travel by motorized boat up a jungle-shrouded channel that provides excellent opportunities to see sloths hanging from tree branches and the occasional caiman silently resting in shallow water.  You will walk to enter a subterranean river cave that is home to hundreds of tiny fruit bats. This adventure will be impressive and memorable.

Please note:   Wear light or hiking clothes, hiking shoes or boots, and bring a towel, sunglasses, cap, camera, insect repellent and sunscreen. Important: you will want a plastic bag for your camera. Also it is recommended to bring additional clothes to change after the cave experience. Please do not bring valuable items to this tour.  You will be supplied with life jackets on the boats and boots, helmet, and lamp when visiting the cave. 


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Bocas Del Toro, Oreba Chocolate Farm Tour & Jungle Hike
Meet the indigenous Ngabe farmers and learn how cacao is cultivated. The tour will start with a 25-minute local boat ride from the ship to Almirante and then a 10-minute bus ride to The Oreba Chocolate Farm in Bocas del Toro.  Cacao cultivation and chocolate production are becoming one of Panama’s most coveted exports, and is completely run and managed by the indigenous Ngabe farmers of the community. The local English-speaking tour guides who are cacao farmers in the community will describe and show you the entire process of organic shade-grown cacao, explaining every step of the way including growing, harvesting, fermenting, drying and ultimately roasting and making chocolate. You will take an adventurous hike that weaves in and out of jungle and cacao trees and because the tour takes place within the protected shade grown farms of the locals there are always many animals to see along the way. It is not uncommon to spot poison dart frogs, sloths, and toucans.

Please note:   Wear light clothes and hiking shoes. Bring sunglasses, a cap, camera, insect repellent and sunscreen. 


price $129
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Puerto Limón/Moin, Costa Rica



8 HRS

Moderate

dining

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Limon, A Hacienda Experience
This tour will take you to a unique, family-owned, century-old hacienda, property to the Ortuño family, who have devoted generations to agricultural activities like the production of sugarcane and coffee. The Hacienda is nested in the mountains of Turrialba. You can’t miss the wonderful views of the valley, the magnificent Reventazón River, the impressive dam and the endless, regal fields that dot the landscape; a region blessed with exuberant tropical forests that harmoniously inhabit this area along with sugarcane, coffee plantations, and tropical flowers. Upon arrival at the Hacienda, you will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient methods of growing and processing sugarcane. An introduction to the coffee cultivation will let you observe the process of roasting the coffee and you will participate in a coffee tasting session. After lunch, you will visit a picturesque colonial metal-and-wood chapel brought by German pilgrims in 1880. A shop with the Hacienda’s products, such as coffee in different presentations and flavors, organic sugarcane products, cooking recipes and other local keepsakes are available at factory prices.

Please note: Wear tennis shoes or good walking shoes, long pants, jacket, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sun glasses and bring your camera.


price $109
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Limon, Cahuita National Park, Botanical Garden & Rescue Center
Cahuita National Park is an area that is filled with exuberant wildlife that includes howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, raccoons, sloths, otters, coatis, agoutis, armadillos and porcupines. Several avian species also live in the swamp forest, like the green ibis, green kingfisher, yellow-crowned night-heron, frigate bird and the boat-billed heron, among others. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the trails of the rainforest, sharing his vast knowledge on this fragile ecosystem.  Your next destination will be Tree of life which is a Botanical Garden and Rescue Center where the main objective is to protect and rehabilitate displaced wildlife of Costa Rica’s Caribbean region, providing a safe haven to animals that need refuge because of habitat loss, accidents, and victims of pet trade or hunting. The Center provides a habitat as close as their natural habitat to promote their wellbeing. The center hosts species like sloths, iguanas, monkeys and deer.  In a property that covers approximately 10 acres you can also find a wide variety of plant groups like palms, heliconias, bromeliads, calatheas and aroids, among others, many of them being indigenous to the Talamanca region. Different spices available within the botanical garden are vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon and tropical fruit trees that produce papaya, banana, cocoa and pineapple grow within this land.

Please note: Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring towels, hat or visor, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, bottled water, camera, rain poncho, umbrella, binoculars and a change of clothes.


price $89
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

beach

essentials
Puerto Limon, Manzanillo Refuge & Beach Escape
Just 75 minutes away from Puerto Limon you will be transported into a completely different world; the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is truly a wonderful place to visit with its laid-back environs, spicy piquant food, and unique Afro-Caribbean culture. Most of the people in these areas were brought either from Jamaica or other Caribbean Islands to help work on the railroads or in the banana plantations that still support and make up much of this province’s exports. Your first stop will be Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, considered one of the most beautiful and scenic regions, offering some breathtaking white sandy beaches fringed with endless coconut trees and a calm sea of crystal clear waters and coral reefs. The area is filled with exuberant wildlife including howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, raccoons, sloths, otters, coatis, agouti as well as several avian species also live in the swamp forest, like the green ibis, green kingfisher, yellow-crowned night-heron, frigate bird and the boat-billed heron, among others. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the trails of the rainforest towards a look-out point where you can take incredible photos of the rock formations and the landscape. He will share his vast knowledge on this fragile ecosystem. You will have time to walk along the beach and, if weather allows, you can even swim. Puerto Viejo will be your next destination; this charming village will make you find what can be described as mini-Jamaica with dreadlocked Rastafarians, reggae and calypso music played in the streets.

Please note: Wear light clothes, walking shoes or sandals, and bring insect repellent, sun protection, hat, camera and binoculars. Bring bottled water and bathing suit underneath your clothes. Towels and clothes to change into. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $79
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Limon, Rainforest Canopy Zip Lining
Join this tour and experience an adrenaline filled journey where you’ll forget all about routines and enjoy yourself while riding 11 suspended cable lines and 12 platforms in the middle of the rainforest. With the longest zip line at almost 900 feet long and with heights of up to 265 feet above the ground, you will be able to observe the beautiful jungle while traveling at full speed, the wind on your face and the most amazing panoramic views of the area. The highest level and quality of safety equipment will be at your disposal, experienced tour guides and a few platforms that allow tourists to leave the tour before finishing it are also available. An emergency cable is also available on platform 7, which can be used in case of an emergency. First aid kits, trained personnel will guarantee your safety during this tour, as well as a detailed safety talk for participants before starting this adventure.

Please note:  Waiver signing is required. Minimum age: 12, accompanied by an adult. Minimum weight: 99 pounds. Maximum weight: 235 pounds. Must be in good physical condition. Wear light clothing, walking shoes, hat or visor, sunscreen, insect repellent. Guests with long hair, suggest wearing it in a ponytail or a bun.


price $89
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7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

boating

wildlife

outdoors

essentials
Puerto Limon, Rainforest Extravaganza
You will start this beautiful journey with an exciting pontoon boat ride through the world-famous Tortuguero Canals. You will admire the rich flora and fauna, wonderful views of the lush jungle foliage that mirrors on the water; orchids, water lilies, birds, monkeys, sloths, and toucans are common in this unique system of natural and artificial canals that are used as waterways for transportation and exploration. After this relaxing boat tour, you will enjoy complimentary soft drinks and refreshing tropical fruits. The tour bus will continue to Veragua Rainforest, and your naturalist guides will lead you through the live snake, frog, and butterfly exhibits in an unparalleled interactive set-up, operated by the University of Costa Rica. You will then get up on the open-air aerial tram that will take you on an enchanting ride through the canopy level of the rainforest. As you pass by giant 300-year-old trees on the way down to the riverbanks, you will be surrounded by uninterrupted views of the virgin rainforest. There is an optional strenuous walk to see the magnificent, 2-tiered, 65-foot-high Puma Waterfall. Before returning to your ship, delight yourself with some of Limon’s local cuisine.

Please note: Wear light clothing, closed and flat walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sun glasses.


price $169
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5.5 HRS

Strenuous

boating

refreshments

wildlife

essentials
Puerto Limon, Reventazon White River Rafting Class I & II
The Reventazón River is your best choice for easy access, short runs from the Caribbean Coast. The ‘El Carmen’ section offers Class II+, moderate white water rafting with fun sets of wave trains, lush surroundings, and abundant wildlife. It is a great introduction to river running because, at this point, the river enters the true lower Caribbean, therefore the rapids are gentler and the surroundings transformed with an amazing jungle character. This section of the river maintains very good water levels all throughout the year. This will be the perfect adventure for families with children, senior participants and overall first-time rafters. You will have a hearty snack before returning to the ship. 

Please note: A signed waiver is required. Minimum age: 12, accompanied by an adult. Minimum weight: 99 pounds. Maximum weight: 235 pounds. Wear light clothes, water shoes or rubber soled shoes, sunscreen, bring a change of clothes and a towel as you will get wet.  Camera protection highly recommended. Wildlife sightings not guaranteed.


price $99
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3.15 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

wildlife

outdoors

refreshments

essentials
Puerto Limon, Skywalk in the Forest
Discover the richness of the rainforest while you walk along beautiful trails and see the most amazing shapes of green vegetation appear before your eyes. The tour will start with an easy short walk that will lead into an open hummingbird garden, where many species of these tiny, lively colored birds gather around and amaze you with their spectacular acrobatic aerial maneuvers.  After this beautiful experience your adventure will continue when you arrive to the first of four suspended bridges exploring a unique and thrilling way to observe the beautiful rainforest canopies. Each of these bridges stretches between 55 and 200 feet and up to 165 feet above the ground. As you continue your way through tropical plants and giants trees, your naturalist tour guide will point out the most outstanding features of this lush forest, filled with exuberant wildlife including monkeys, sloths, several species of birds, butterflies, the beautiful blue jean frog, the green and black frog, etc. Finally, you will be able to taste some delicious typical snacks before returning to pier.

Please note: Do not feed or touch any wild animal. Do not use flashes to photograph animals. Tour sequence may vary. Wear light clothing, walking shoes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Guests with long hair should wear it in a ponytail or a bun. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $99
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3 HRS

Easy

boating

wildlife

essentials
Puerto Limon, Tortuguero Canals
A short 25-minute ride from the pier to a private dock in Moín, will take you on board a jungle pontoon boat specially designed to cruise comfortably through beautiful canals in the jungle. These canals are part of a river system which runs parallel to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The Tortuguero Canals are known as Costa Rica’s Amazon due to the surrounding rainforest that, with the help of heavy annual rainfall fills the area with an extremely rich flora and fauna. You will observe orchids, water lilies, spot birds, monkeys, lizards, sloths and toucans in this unique system of natural and man- made canals used as waterways for transportation and exploration. Wonderful views of the lush jungle foliage mirrored in the canal’s waters will delight your eyes. After this exciting boat tour, enjoy complimentary soft drinks and tropical fruits.

Please note: Wear light clothing, closed and flat walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sun glasses. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $65
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Colón, Panama



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Colon, Agua Clara Visitor Center with Transfer to Airport
Your tour will begin by taking you to the impressive Agua Clara Visitor Center located on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. With an unparalleled view, this place will be waiting for you and all those who want to enjoy a pleasant experience enriched with interesting facts, but especially by being part of the history of the route that unites the world. The center offers a breathtaking panoramic view that contrasts two particular scenarios that generate mixed feelings. On one side you will find the famous Gatun Lake, where cargo ships or other vessels transit every day, while on the other side, but from a different perspective, you will be amazed by seeing how the giants of the sea, called Neo-Panamamax vessels, go through the new set of locks. After the impressive viewpoint, pamper yourself and be captivated by all those things that the Agua Clara Visitor Center has to offer. At the projection room you can learn about the history and efforts of thousands of men and women that have marked the Canal's first century and, of course, plans in the near and distant future. Throughout your visit, peruse the walls and exhibits with interesting information that will amaze you. Walk through the ecological path, with a variety of plants and species that make the trail an adventure with great scenery and breathtaking views. Identify the different species gathered there that are indigenous to this area of the Canal watershed. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the International airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a camera, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. This tour is available for guests with flights after 5 p.m.


price $139
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

essentials
Colon, Embera Village & Agua Clara Expansion Visitor Center with Airport Transfer
You will head to the Agua Clara Expansion Center, where you will take a tour and see history being rewritten all over again at the Panama Canal with its expanded capacity to allow for more than double the traffic, with the third set of locks, larger and wider than the existing ones. The Panama Canal has played an integral part in history as it provides travel between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to sail a greater distance and through perilous Cape Horn. After this tour you will head to Buena Vista. There you will board a small dugout, which will carry you up the Gatun River to discover a large, fascinating and dense jungle.  You will arrive at the Embera Quera, an indigenous community found on the banks of Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal. The Embera tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature. They will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea of how they still live today. The village chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, beliefs and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will watch a traditional Embera dance and also have a chance to shop for colorful handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit.  At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the airport.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  

 
price $329
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

essentials
Colon, Embera Village & Agua Clara Expansion Visitor Center with Windstar Hotel Transfer
You will head to the Agua Clara Expansion Center, where you will take a tour and see history being rewritten all over again at the Panama Canal with its expanded capacity to allow for more than double the traffic, with the third set of locks, larger and wider than the existing ones. The Panama Canal has played an integral part in history as it provides travel between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to sail a greater distance and through perilous Cape Horn. After this tour you will head to Buena Vista. There you will board a small dugout, which will carry you up the Gatun River to discover a large, fascinating and dense jungle.  You will arrive at the Embera Quera, an indigenous community found on the banks of Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal. The Embera tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature. They will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea of how they still live today. The village chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, beliefs and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will watch a traditional Embera dance and also have a chance to shop for colorful handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit.  At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  

 

price $309
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6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

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Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Airport
Your tour will start with Panama Viejo, where you can enjoy Old Panama, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. After Old Panama, you will take a panoramic tour enjoying the views of modern Panama City. On the way to Casco Antiguo you will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. Your guide will show you Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Antiguo you feel you have been set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea of Panama’s history by walking through the main attractions of this quarter. Stroll this 337-year-old neighborhood under the warm golden glow of the fading sun and see the beautiful Plaza de Francia, Metropolitan Cathedral, among others. Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a place of the non-stop ambiance of history, culture, nightlife, and restaurants. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the international airport. 
 
Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellant, and a hat.  The first drop off is at the Windstar Hotel then continues to the airport for guests with flights after 5 p.m.

 


price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

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essentials
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Hotel

Your tour will start with Panama Viejo, where you canenjoy Old Panama, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of theAmericas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneerHenry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left.Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmarkof the town. After Old Panama, you will take a panoramic tour enjoying theviews of modern Panama City. On the way to Casco Antiguo you will travel alongthe Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared toMiami. Your guide will show you Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the CascoAntiguo you feel you have been set back in time as you admire the lovelycolonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get agood idea of Panama’s history by walking through the main attractions of thisquarter. Stroll this 337-year-old neighborhood under the warm golden glow ofthe fading sun and see the beautiful Plaza de Francia, Metropolitan Cathedral,among others. Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a placeof the non-stop ambiance of history, culture, nightlife, and restaurants. Atthe end of this tour, you will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel. <o:p></o:p>

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for thosewith mobility issues. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insectrepellent, and a hat.  The drop offlocation is the Windstar Hotel.

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price $129
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