ADVENTURES IN PANAMA & COSTA RICA

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Adventures In Panama & Costa Rica

From $ 4,199 pp HOLIDAY SALE STARTS JULY 25

Colón, Panama



5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

dining

culture

boating
Colon: Embera Village & Gatun Lake Expansion Visitor Center & Transfer
You will head to the Gatun 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. 

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



price $299
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5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Aiport
Start with a sightseeing tour enjoying the views of the modern Panama City. You will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. On the way to Panama Viejo enjoy the Old Panama or Panama Viejo, 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. 

Please note:  This tour is available for those with flights after 5 p.m. 

price $119
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5 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Hotel
Start with a sightseeing tour enjoying the views of the modern Panama City. You will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. On the way to Panama Viejo enjoy the Old Panama or Panama Viejo, 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. 

Please note:  You will be dropped off at your hotel.

price $119
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Isla Parida, Panama



1.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

outdoors

beach
Isla Parida, Hiking on Parida Island
The rainforest is filled with over 1,000 teak, mahogany, eucalyptus, and many of other trees, plants and fauna. Your hike will take between 45 minutes to an hour and the level of difficulty is moderate to strenuous.  You will disembark your yacht and take tenders to the beach where you will be met by certified bilingual guides

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, and shorts or long pants, a t-shirt or light shirt, your swimsuit, towel, and a hat. Bring insect repellent, your sunglasses, and your camera. U.S. dollars can be used here. You will be provided with water.


price $25
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife
Isla Parida, Snorkeling Safari
You will disembark from your yacht by tender and take a 10-minute ride to the beach where you will be met by your bilingual guide and equipment will be handed out.  You will board a small boat and head for the aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Chiriqui for a beautiful snorkeling experience. You will visit different spots all around the Gulf of Chiriqui, including two spots where sea turtles. Look for parrotfish, damselfish, blue devils, sergeant fish, guinea fowl,  pufferfish and a full array of tropical fish, even lobster.  These waters have a rich array of colorful fish, and the isolated white-sand islands and abundant mangroves of the area make for a relaxing trip. When you return to the beach you will have time to use the facilities and shop the handicraft displays available for purchase before the tender returns you to your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, and shorts or long pants, a t-shirt or light shirt, your swimsuit, towel, an extra change of clothes and a hat. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, your sunglasses, and your camera. U.S. dollars can be used here.


price $65
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Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

culture

walking
Bahia Herradura, Carara National Park & Pura Vida Gardens
Departing from Herradura, you will have a 15-minute drive to Carara National Park, which covers a low mountainous area that is relatively clear of undergrowth making it easy to observe the abundant wildlife. Because of its particular location, the park has one of the largest remaining wild populations of Scarlet Macaws.  Also, the Rio Grande de Tarcoles crosses the park and is home to a great variety of animals and birds catching the attention of many birdwatchers, who consider Carara one of the best spots to watch tropical birds in the country. You will have about a 90-minute walk in this area of exceptional beauty before the short drive to Pura Vida Gardens, one of the most spectacular private gardens in Costa Rica. Boasting beautifully manicured gardens, you will notice that they are also bordered by one of the tallest waterfalls in the country. Pura Vida is home to many flowering plants, including heliconias, gingers, and orchids. Look for butterflies, parrots, parakeets, toucans, kingfishers, and waterfowl. Before your walking  tour, enjoy a well-deserved traditional lunch served in the garden restaurant,  then browse the gift shop for souvenirs before heading back to port.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.

price $139
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4.45 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Bahia Herradura, Eco Jungle Cruise & Crocodile Safari
This adventure takes place along the estuary of Guacalillo and the Tarcoles River, near Carara National Park. You will board your jungle cruise ship for your tour up the estuary noted for its mangrove forests. In fact, four different species of mangroves are found in this area: tea, black, red and white mangrove. The mangroves are a group of unrelated woody plants that grow in protected tropical coasts. The mangroves also provide a great habitat for many endemic birds like swallows, hummingbirds, flycatchers and many ibis and woodpeckers.You will cruise up the Tarcoles River that’s shores house one of the largest colonies of crocodiles. Some of these reptiles are easily 9 feet long. Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards, as well as many birds like herons, egrets, and ducks are easily seen looking for food along the riverbanks. This journey will help you learn about the importance of mangroves and why they must be preserved as a way of conservation to save all living species on Earth. Enjoy tropical fresh fruits and iced cold drinks before, during or after your cruise.

Please note: Bring your camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear comfortable clothing.


price $109
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3 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
Bahia Herradura, Los Suenos Canopy Tour
If walking through a tropical forest is exciting, then imagine the experience of traveling on cables on top of it. The tropical forest is one the most complex ecosystems on Earth, more species of flora and fauna inhabit this type of forest than in any other on the planet.  The richest part of the forest is the canopy, as most plants, including orchids and ferns, climb on the trees to receive more sunlight. Here is your chance for an adrenaline-filled encounter with the rainforest, at 100 feet above the ground! You will fly over exotic trees and flora while experiencing spectaculars views of Herradura Bay, the Pacific Coast, as well as the Nicoya Gulf. You will cross an exuberant primary forest on 12 cables and 14 platforms suspended on the treetops discovering the unique comparison of two different ecosystems, the Tropical and the Dry Tropical eco-systems, two different climates and many singular species of birds and animals not seen anywhere else. At the end of your adventure enjoy a delicious buffet of tropical fruits
 
Please note:  This tour is only recommended for those who are able to participate in moderately strenuous activities and high adventure programs. Guests who suffer vertigo should not participate on this tour. Comfortable light clothing is recommended. Weight limit is approximately 235 pounds. You will be required to sign a waiver.


price $129
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4 HRS

Strenuous

horseback

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
Bahia Herradura, Tropical Forest Horseback Riding & Waterfalls
Your tour will start a short 15-minute drive. This is perhaps one of the best ways to discover the wonders of the rainforest. You will be equipped with a medium-sized Criollo horse and riding gear and then depart on your journey to the waterfalls. Along the way you will see farms, and get a closer look at nature, as you start ascending through the rainforest. You may be able to spot some great wildlife such as: toucans, macaws and sometimes even monkeys. Upon arrival at the swimming pool area, your bilingual guide will set you up with some fresh fruit and water and you will have some time to relax and enjoy the waterfalls and natural slide before you return to base.Vista Los Suenos has some of the best kept horses and views in the area. You will discover nature at its best in a private, exclusive 80-acre property, where you will also enjoy your own private waterfall. 

Please note:  Horseback riding is not a suitable activity for guests with limited mobility.

price $125
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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Puerto Caldera: Espiratu Santo Coffee Tour & Oxcart Factory & Transfer
This tour represents the most remarkable and pure coffee and oxcart tradition and history in Costa Rica. The tradition of the oxcarts is linked to the coffee production and harvest in the early years of the country. Despite modern means of production and transit, oxcarts are still symbols of prosperity and wealth.  You will travel by bus to Espiritu Santo Coffee plantation. The property is surrounded by 640 acres of a prime coffee plantation, where the secrets of a real good cup of coffee are carefully held. From the plantation entrance, your tour guide will explain how organic coffee is grown, harvested, and processed to produce some of the world’s finest coffee beans. You will learn about Costa Rican history and have the opportunity to taste a freshly roasted cup of coffee.  After this visit you will travel to the town of Sarchi, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because of its fine workshops. Here you will have time to observe the work of the local artisans as they create their famous oxcarts. You will be able to shop for souvenirs to take home, as well as enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch.    

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. 


price $215
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5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

wildlife

sightseeing
Puerto Caldera: Poas Volcano National Park & Transfer
Your tour will begin with a visit to the city of Alajuela where you will see the Juan Santamaria monument, and the church with its ornate red dome, located in the center of town. Then you will head to Poas Volcano National Park, driving past coffee plantations, fields of flowers, and dairy farms along the way. At the volcano you will have time to observe the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles. Then you will hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon and learn about the different ecosystems in the park. The park is home to a variety of wild plant and animal species, including the Poas Magnolia tree, Bangs's Mountain Squirrels, 79 bird species, including the  Resplendent Quetzal, and toucans.  

Please note: Travel will be along winding roads. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $255
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