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Bocas del Toro, Panama

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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

wildlife

dining

boating
Bocas Del Toro, Bird Island & Star Beach
This will be an outdoor adventure day of seabirds, history, swimming around starfishes, beautiful beaches with white sand and turquoise water, accompanied by an English-speaking guide. The tour will start with a 40-minute boat ride from the ship to Bird Island, a beautiful island you can observe a variety of seabird species. After meeting some of the seabirds you will continue to Boca Del Drago Beach, located on the other side of the Colón Island. Here enjoy a beautiful white-sand beach, and turquoise waters. Continue on to visit the Starfish Beach, a place to enjoy snorkeling and admire the many starfish in the clear Caribbean waters.  Then you will enjoy a delightful lunch at Yarisnoris Restaurant at Boca del Drago before returning to your ship.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Life jackets, flip flops and snorkel masks will be provided by the tour operator.

price $135
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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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6 horus

Strenuous

wildlife

beach

snorkeling

boating

dining
Bocas Del Toro, Snorkel Adventures & Red Frog Beach
If looking for wildlife in their natural environment is your passion you will find this tour to be an opportunity to find exotic red frogs, bottlenose dolphins and beautiful coral reefs. The tour will start with a 20-minute local boat ride from the ship to Laguna Bocatorito, surrounded by small mangroves that form a kind of raft that is home to several families of bottlenose dolphins.  You will spend some time watching them jump and play around your boat. After seeing the dolphins, you will continue to Coral Cays for the impressive coral formations and its rich marine life, where snorkeling is an option.  Enjoy a delicious box lunch. Then you will head to Red Frog Beach through Bastimentos Island, here you will have the opportunity to walk the trails looking for the red frogs or just relax on the beautiful white-sand beach. Re-board your motor coach for the 20-minute ride to the ship.

Please note: Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Life jackets, flip flops and snorkel masks will be provided by the tour operator.


price $129
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6 horus

Moderately
easy

wildlife

beach

boating

snorkeling

dining
Bocas Del Toro, Zapatillas Paradise Caves
Visit uninhabited islands, with white-sand beaches, clear waters and exotic vegetation. Enjoy the experience on National Marine Park Isla Bastimento, with its, mangroves and beautiful corals and view of bottlenose dolphins playing in their natural environment. The tour will start with a 20-minute local boat ride from the ship to Laguna Bocatorito, surrounded by small mangroves that form a kind of raft that is home of several families of bottlenose dolphins. After watching the dolphins, you will continue to Cayo Coral to see some of the most impressive coral formations and rich marine life and snorkel if you wish. You will continue to Cayo Zapatilla, one of the most impressive islands of the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, where you will find uninhabited islands, white-sand beaches, clear waters and exotic vegetation. Re-board your motor coach for the 20-minute ride to Coral Cays for a delicious box lunch before returning to your ship.

Please note: Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Life jackets, flip flops and snorkel masks will be provided by the tour operator.

 

price $139
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Puerto Limón/Moin, Costa Rica



8 HRS

Moderate

dining

walking

culture

sightseeing

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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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Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama



4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing
Balboa, Gamboa Aerial Tram
In the midst of the 55,000-acre Soberania National Park, the Aerial Tram allows you to discover the secrets of the upper forest canopy deep within nature.  Board your motor coach for the 45-minute ride to the park.  The Tram will take you from the shadowy forest floor through the understory and into the sun-drenched canopy. Take in a birds-eye-view of a thousand hues of green, interspersed with the fluorescent exclamation points of flowering trees. You’ll even be able to see the Panama Canal from the Observation Platform.  Stop at the frog exhibit and proceed to the butterfly & orchid exhibitions to see and hear creatures in a natural setting. 

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Maximum weight to participate on this tour is 250 lbs.

price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Balboa, Monkey Watch
This is a nature adventure of sight and sound, combined with the thrill of speeding through the Panama Canal next to the mighty ships transiting this man-made wonder! You will have a 45-minute drive to the speed boat. After an exhilarating 30-minute ride at high speed right through the heart of the Panama Canal, the boat will slow down and enter the labyrinth of jungle-covered islands of Lake Gatun. In this protected area the wildlife is plentiful, and you are likely to encounter capuchin monkeys, 3-toed sloths, howler monkeys, various kinds of toucans and other bird life as well as caimans, crocodiles, turtles and a wealth of butterflies. This is an exceptional place to experience the sights and sounds of the jungle up close.  The trained naturalist guides will ensure that you have an outstanding nature experience by identifying the wildlife as well as educating you about the area on this exceptional jungle and canal adventure.

Please note:  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues. Wear light clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $119
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8 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Balboa, Panama Canal: The Past & Future with IMAX Experience
Considered the 8th wonder of the world, the Panama Canal consists of a series of locks. The focus of this tour is designed to showcase the Miraflores Locks on the Pacific and to get an up close look at recent expansion. After boarding your motor coach for the 45-minute drive, you’ll make your way to the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center. In here take the opportunity to pause and view the gargantuan ships that make their way through the Panama Canal Museum and visit the four exhibition halls, organized by themes that constitute the heart of this center. Next, you will head to the nearby IMAX Theater to enjoy an informational, rich canal documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman. A small popcorn is included. After observing this amazing feat, you’ll travel to the New Panama Canal Locks (Agua Clara Visitor Center) where you’ll see the addition of a new traffic lane. This new lane created two new sets of locks, one on the Pacific and one on the Atlantic, which doubles the canal’s capacity and allows longer and wider vessels to transit.  Also included, lunch at Gatun Restaurant, located in the Agua Clara Visitor Center where you can taste the local flavors. At the end of your tour, you’ll return to port.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Balboa, Panama City & Miraflores Locks
Your English speaking guide will pick you up and take you on a tour of Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. You will start the tour with a 30-minute drive to Miraflores to see the huge vessels passing through the Panama Canal. You will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered as you enjoy the view from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. You will visit the Museum and Visitor Center at Miraflores which will give you a good lesson on the construction of the Canal – a masterpiece of engineering. You will also learn about the history of the canal and its significance for Panama and the entire world trade as well as on the current expansion project. You will continue with your guide to the Amador Causeway, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers magnificent views of the Canal on one side and of the skyline of Panama City on the other side. The tour will continue to Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. At Casco Viejo you will take a trip back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea about Panama’s history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this quarter. 

Please note:   Wear comfortable shoes, bring your camera, sunscreen, and water. Vessel transit viewing at Miraflores Locks is likely but not guaranteed as transit times are variable and not made public. The order of sites visited may vary. 


price $109
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7 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Balboa, Panama Treasures - Archaeological, Colonial & Modern Sides of the City
Begin your journey into Panama’s Pre-Colombian history on this unique excursion.   You will board your motor coach for a 30-minute drive to the oldest city in Panama, a place that has become known as Panama Viejo, or "Old Panama," a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   On your 60-minute walking tour you can relax and take in the sights and sounds at this archaeological site and historic location while walking through different monuments. Your guide will tell the history behind the structures and lead you to the Old Panama Visitor's Center.  You will board your coach and drive to the Panama Reprosa Museum & Factory, where Panama's ancient civilizations, cultural traditions, and natural treasures come to life in gold and silver. See how the Pre-Hispanic masterpieces are made by the same method as the ancient goldsmiths. Following a video presentation, walk a catwalk to a casting demonstration and try your hand at the sand blasting process, a highly recommended experience! Next, return to modern panama for a lunch of tapas, or “boquitas,” at a local hotel. Enjoy the views of the Panama City bay while enjoying a variety of these mini mouthful masterpieces.  Next, drive to the UNESCO site of Colonial Panama or Old Quarters, and start your walking tour to see the “Paseo Esteban Huertas,” Metropolitan Cathedral, National Theater, the Simon Bolivar Plaza and many other touristic attractions of the colonial period.   After this wonderful day and activity, you will board the motor coach for a transfer back to the port.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $149
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Isla Parida, Panama



3.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

boating

watersports

essentials
Isla Parida, Chiriqui Gulf Fishing Tour
Here is a sport fishing opportunity with an English-speaking Captain and First Mate to the famed Panama Marlin fishing hotspots at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and the 100-fathom line that runs along the southern edge of the Gulf of Chiriquí. These locations consistently tend to be the best areas to find Black and Blue Marlin. The underwater bathometry (or bottom structure) at these offshore spots rises up from thousands of feet and provides cover and slack current that baitfish like to congregate near. These baitfish are the staple food of these big Pelagics. And, when there is food around…chances are that the Marlin will be too! Although Black Marlin are caught every month of the year, the best time for Marlin here tends to be November through February and July through September. November through March you will see the most quantity of Marlin while Panama Marlin fishing. Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, (the occasional Striped Marlin), and also Pacific Sailfish are found in numbers these months around the bait concentrations at Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa. July through September, the beginning of the “wet season”, tend to be great months for BIG Black Marlin. We see many these months at the “high spots” around Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa as it is believed to be the time when the big females come around to spawn. Also a good time to fish…as there is less boat traffic offshore this time of year.

Please note:  Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and insect repellent.


price $499
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
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 approximately and 1 ½ hours in significant to extreme heat and humidity and the level of difficulty is moderate to strenuous.  You will disembark your ship and take tenders to the beach where you will be met by certified bilingual guides. Isla Parida represents one of the world’s few remaining “undiscovered” places. Adventure off the beaten path to explore the wondrous ecology of the island, from beautiful flowers and rare vegetation to iguanas and rare birds. Along the way you’ll enjoy a viewpoint stop to see neighboring islands. 

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. You will be provided with water. Also it is recommended to bring additional clothes to change after the walk experience. Please do not bring valuable items to this tour.


price $55
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

boating

sightseeing

snorkeling

essentials
Isla Parida, Island Hopping with Snorkel
Isla Parida is surrounded by the Chiriqui National Marine Park — and this means there are dozens of untouched islands. Set sail into open waters for the chance to explore the Gulf of Chiriqui’s stunning islets on an island hopping adventure. Picture iconic crescent moon beaches, soaring palm trees, white- sand beaches, coral reefs, and gentle waters that are perfect for snorkeling.

Please note: Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $99
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Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica



4.5 HRS

Strenuous

dining

beach

concierge
Golfo Dulce, Concierge Collection: Yoga Class and Local Flavors Lunch
This tour will begin when you are picked up in Puerto Jimenez, for a scenic route driving deeper in the Osa’s beautiful rainforest. Along the way, your driver may stop if there are animal sightings. Upon your arrival at Blue Osa, you will be able to take a walk on the private beach or relax by the chlorine-free pool. You will experience the best yoga on the Osa Peninsula at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat. This tour will include a 1-hour yoga class in a world renowned yoga studio with a view that overlooks the Golfo Dulce.  After yoga, you will enjoy a mouthwatering meal from the kitchen of the retreat as they are devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible that are delivered daily to the kitchen from their own farm. Your lunch with consist of ingredients that are sourced and picked from their garden each morning. 

Please note: Bring your beach towel, bathing suit, comfortable clothing for a yoga class, sunscreen, cash for drinks and other miscellaneous items. The Yoga Classes are geared for beginners to intermediates. wet landing is required, please wear water shoes.


price $169
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking
Golfo Dulce: Chocolate Farm - A Sweet Experience
Experience the interesting cacao manufacturing process by visiting a traditional cacao plantation at Kobo Farm. Board your minivan for the 25-minute drive to this untouched and mystical area, where you will see the cacao forest, the flowers, and fruit. The history and culture of this tropical crop reaches back to the Mayas. You will learn about the origin of the cacao tree, the history, the first contact with Europeans, and the principal disease called monilia. You will take a guided walk where you will see different species of cacao fruit, take a break in this beautiful spot and taste fresh fruit from the "chocolate tree."   You will be shown the various steps of making good chocolate and have the opportunity to taste a wonderful chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and homemade banana bread from the farm in the middle of a tropical garden.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be walking over both paved and dirt paths. Bring your hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and sunglasses. This is a wet landing so bring your sandals too. 


price $139
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4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

beach

boating

refreshments

essentials
Golfo Dulce: Dolphin Watch & Enchanted Beach
Costa Rica’s warm seas are home to one of the most biologically diverse marine habitats in the world. The best place to observe these magnificent mammals is in the waters off the Osa Peninsula. You will board your boat and head for a place known by ¨National Geographic to be “the most biologically intense area on earth.” A place where large groups of dolphins swim in clear blue tropical waters putting on an amazing show!  As you cruise around the bay your tour will be enhanced by the informative commentary provided by a trained naturalist guide. You will learn about the biology, behavior and habits of the wildlife you will spot. You will have amazing photo opportunities and if weather permits you will have free time to swim in the serene waters of Punta Encanto (Enchanted Beach).  

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility or back problems as it involves an optional nature walk over a gravel surface and the boat ride might get bumpy.

price $159
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

wildlife

refreshments

beach
Golfo Dulce: Oceans & Canals Kayaking
Go across Golfo Dulce where life goes at a slow pace and through the humid mangroves with the squeaking sounds of the unique scarlet macaws that mingle in this area, the most common birds. Your kayak guides will be waiting with your kayaks and paddles ready for you to begin this fun experience! Paddle up the mangrove estuary with the rising tide until you can go no further and return with the falling tide, dragging your kayak across the sand spit and into the Golfo Dulce to cruise the shoreline, stopping to swim at the best beach.  Pods of bottle-nosed porpoises return daily along this coast on their way to the open Pacific, affording a great chance to view them.  

Please note: This tour is operated at high tide only. A waiver is required and there is a weight restriction of 235 lbs. Wear light clothes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and sun glasses. Wear your bathing suit under your clothes for those who want to swim at the beach and bring a towel.


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

refreshments

boating

outdoors

walking
Golfo Dulce: Tropical Gardens & Beach Scape
You will depart from the main pier and travel by boat through Golfo Dulce with a great view of some of the most intense rainforest landscapes in the world. The green-blue landscape is beyond any description. There are occasions when a red bright spot comes into the picture, and you will be astonished with the scarlet macaws and their noisy freedom! After this amazing experience, you will visit Casa Orquideas, a beautiful garden that contains many varieties of tropical plants, and samples of other plant species brought from all over the world.  There is so much to learn while you visit the medicinal garden and indulge your senses with the beauty and perfume of the enormous array of flowers in many different colors and shapes.  There will be time for snacks and leisure before your boat will return you to Golfo Dulce.

Please note: If weather permits there will be an optional time for swimming. Bring your hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and suntan lotion. Wear your bathing suit under your clothes if you want to swim. and bring a towel. This tour involves a nature walk over gravel surfaces and exposed roots and is not recommended for those with mobility issues. It also involves a wet landing so bring your sandals in addition to sturdier footwear.


price $139
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Bahia Drake, Costa Rica



4.25 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

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Bahia Drake, Corcovado Canopy Zip Line Tour
Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world, which still enjoys the lushness of a primary rainforest.  It has earned well-deserved international acclaim for having conservationist groups who have come up with innovative preservation of these rainforests, allowing Costa Rica to be one of the few places that offers a Canopy Tour.  Do you dare to get involved in some real "monkey business" and finally find out the true meaning of the expression "hang around?"   You will board your tender for a short ride to Aguila de Osa Hotel where your you will meet your guide and travel by car approximately 20 minutes to the Operations Center.  On the Canopy Tour there are 13 platforms (up to 98 feet high) and 11 steel-cables (ranging from 623 to 1,312 feet in length) to traverse from treetop to treetop through the rainforest. The canopy tour takes approximately 2.5 hours once guests are fully equipped. 

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, hat, bug repellent and most importantly hiking shoes. While hiking along the trails you'll find yourself crossing streams/rivers, in addition to traversing across slippery, sloping terrain.  There are two single-sex public bathrooms available at the beginning/ conclusion of the canopy tour. Tour includes:  gloves, harnesses, helmets, bottled water and fresh tropical fruit, a naturalist guide.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in this excursion. 

price $139
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

walking

refreshments

culture

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Bahia Drake, Corcovado Park & Folkore Show
Los Planes is the newest Corcovado National Park Ranger Station located 30 minutes from the village of Bahia Drake by land transfer. The English speaking naturalist guide will lead a 2 ¼ -hour hike through primary and secondary forest, locating and explaining the extensive rainforest wildlife and flora and interpreting for you the different ecological relationships between the species, such as symbiotic relations. The rich biological diversity of the Corcovado National Park is amazing, and you will be looking for 4 types of monkeys, as well as coatis, sloths, anteaters, and much more. Bird lovers will be enchanted by a wide variety of birds, including tanagers, flycatchers, kingfishers, manakins, trogons, crested guans, and spectacular scarlet macaws and toucans. The biological diversity of the Corcovado National Park is astounding and considered by experts to be the most bio diverse place in the Americas. At the conclusion of the nature walk a tropical fruit buffet and drinks will be prepared for you to regain your energy while a group of school children dancers will greet you with colorful costumes as you enjoy the folkloric dancing show and learn about the Costa Rican traditions. Handmade souvenirs will be exhibited at the station giving you a little something to take home!

Please note:  Wear sunscreen, hat, bug repellent and most importantly hiking shoes. Animal sightings are not guaranteed.


price $165
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4 HRS

Strenuous

horseback

wildlife

boating

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Bahia Drake, Horseback Riding to the Last Frontier
Here is another great way to see the stunning area of Drake Bay! Horses are available for both the experienced and novice rider alike, as you will spend 3 ½ hours exploring the beaches, rivers, cascades, and tropical rainforest of the area, spotting birds and wildlife with your naturalist guide. Your horse can walk peacefully as you enjoy your surroundings, or take you for an exciting ride across the sand! There will also be time for swimming and relaxing on the beach.

Please note: Long pants, tennis or boots and bring sunscreen, hat, camera and binoculars.  Long hair must be pinned up   Bring bottled water and bathing suit underneath your cloth.

price $169
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

beach

boating

refreshments
Bahia Drake, Snorkel To Cano Island Biological Reserve
Cano Island is located 12 nautical miles from Bahia Drake. You will board a boat for the 45-minute ride to this ideal spot for snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing.  Along the way, watch for sightings of dolphins and marine birds. You will receive safety instructions before your first snorkel around the island. Aquatic life is spectacular here and you will find a broad and colorful spectrum of Pacific Coast reef fish – triggerfish, trumpetfish, damselfish, parrotfish, angel fish, puffers, to name a few, as well as rays and sea turtles.  You will have a 15-minute rest on the boat before your second snorkel around the island.  Then your boat will take you to Caletas for snacks and use of facilities. This is a wet landing so wear water shoes.

Please note: Please wear beach attire, including you bathing suit.  Bring a towel, sunblock, hat, and walking or water shoes. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

price $159
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Quepos, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

dining

culture

concierge
Quepos, Concierge Collection: Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure
Experience a unique piece of Costa Rican rural heritage just about an hour from Quepos on a scenic country drive by van. This guided nature, conservation, and cultural expedition takes you along the lush, jungle-shrouded slopes of the nearby Fila Chonta Mountains to the farm village of Santa Juana. You will enjoy exploring along the 1.5-mile user-friendly nature trail as your guide will share knowledge of this pristine sanctuary of flora and fauna where both the Rodeo and Paquita Rivers are born. You will continue to where you can swim beneath the pristine waterfalls that feed the Rodeo River.  You will have free time to fish for tilapia or explore the tropical gardens and waterfalls. You will visit the tiny farm village of Santa Juana, overlooking the panoramic coastline of the Pacific Ocean as you enjoy an authentic Campesino (country) lunch in a typical village rancho, co-hosted by members of the local community.   

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. The road is bumpy and winding and there are stairs involved. This tour includes a light breakfast and a buffet lunch.  There is an option for swimming so wear your bathing suit under your clothes. 


price $159
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3.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

boating

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Quepos: Mangrove Wildlife & Boat Cruise
A boat ride through the mangroves is like visiting another world.  The species of trees that grow in the mixed waters of the ocean and the river make a unique and very fragile ecosystem.  Most of these trees grow along the estuary, developing an aerial root system. As the tide goes down the roots become suspended in the air creating a perfect home for crabs and caimans. In the upper part of the forest you will see monkeys and a great variety of birds including herons, egrets, and spoonbills. The launch will take you to a private property for refreshments as your naturalist tour guide gives you more information about this amazing ecosystem. Your shaded boat will then take you deep into the mangroves, where you will try to spot all the incredible wildlife making their home there.  After a 2- hour boat ride you will arrive at the village where transportation will be waiting to drive you back to the ship.  An optional drop off in Quepos is also available, where you will find several restaurants and shops.

Please note: Wear light clothing, good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  

price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking

beach
Quepos: Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk
Manuel Antonio National Park is the jewel of Costa Rica's large number of national parks. Its fragile rainforest ecosystem shelters a variety of wildlife including mammals and tropical birds. The dense rainforest opens into small trails where your naturalist tour guide will acquaint you with all the information regarding the transitional forest.  Another great attraction is the white-sand beach that meets the jungle. The park protects 683 hectares of tropical rainforest and over 1,000 different species of flora.  This walk is by far one of the best in the Central Pacific, and a great opportunity to get closer to the forest. The trail followed will be a moderate walk with paths made out of gravel, dirt, and sand. There are also exposed roots that you need to manage. After a 20-minute drive your 1.5-hour guided walk will lead you to the beach where you will have time for sunbathing or swimming. At the end of this walk your naturalist tour guide will prepare a tropical fruit buffet to regain your energy and then you will head back to Quepos where an optional drop off in the town of Quepos will be available.

Please note:  The walking is moderate with some uphill climbs.  It is recommended to wear light clothing, good walking shoes/hiking boots, a hat, sunscreen,  water, and insect repellent.  Wear a bathing suit under your clothes and bring a towel if you want to sunbathe at the beach.  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Remain hydrated as the temperature is usually humid and hot. Manuel Antonio Park is considered one of most visited National Parks in Costa Rica.  Please expect congestion in the park and long lines at the park’s only entrance. The early start will help reduce wait time and increase chances to view wildlife.




price $109
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5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

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Quepos: Savegre River Floating Class I & II
You will depart from Quepos on a 1-1/2 hour transfer by air-conditioned motor coach to the rural town of El Silencio passing by palm, teak, and melina plantations. After a short stop where you can often spot toucans and macaws, you will continue toward the town of Santo Domingo, where a group of qualified bilingual guides are waiting for you to start this 2-hour class I & II amazing river float. They will give you an orientation on the river and its natural environment, considered one of the cleanest rivers of Central America.  The scenery and wildlife along the Rio Savegre will give you an opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes, including some native African oil palm plantations, white ibis, cormorants, egrets, lizards,and herons.

Please note:  Wear light clothing, water shoes or rubber soled shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Bring a change of clothing and a towel as you will get wet.  Protection for your camera highly recommended.  Guests may be asked to paddle.  No alcohol will be allowed on this tour.  Guest must read, fill out and sign a waiver prior to departure of this tour. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 


price $119
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

essentials
Quepos: Sport Fishing - Blue Fin II
For those who love to fish, Quepos is an excellent option.  Unlike Northern Costa Rica, Quepos is protected from the winter winds and is considered one of the top fishing destinations in the world. After approximately 45 minutes of sailing to the southwest (20-25 miles off shore) your boat will arrive at the deep sea area known for catching sailfish, marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi.  For the best and easiest fishing the bait that will be used is either moli or balihu. Blue Fin II is a 28-foot custom sportfisher, with a 315 HP inboard Cummins engine, tower with full controls, IGFA Tackle, Penn International Reels, LEE Fighting Chair, cabin with a bed, and a marine toilet, manned by a captain and first mate with many years of experience in fly fishing, and catch & release.

Please note:  The price for this tour is per boat. This tour requires lots of activity and arm strength and is only recommended for those in good physical condition. Wear fishing attire, a hat, and sunscreen.  Fishing licenses are included and arranged on board and upon arrival. The retail price is per vessel for up to a maximum of five guests on a chartered vessel and not per guest. It may be possible to charter for a larger group on board. Fishing is catch and release.  Charters include soft drinks, fruit, water, ice, beer, tackle, and all equipment.

price $1649
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

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Quepos: Titi Canopy Tour
Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly through tree tops, amid some of the most beautiful flora and fauna in the Costa Rican rainforest! This canopy tour is an exciting adventure that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. You will fly for a mile over the jungle canopy suspended on solid steel cables attached to a personal, high-tech, lightweight harness.  During your journey you'll stop and rest at 16 strategically located platforms and 12 cables where you are most likely see the surrounding wildlife. Many of these platforms are almost 100 feet high, nestled in the trunks and branches of trees that are centuries old. The staff of professionally trained guides will help you look for the abundant wildlife along the way; including Titi monkeys, two- and three-toed sloths, poison dart frogs, iguanas, and toucans. The exhilaration of a zip line is unlike anything you have ever experienced.

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests who are afraid of heights. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. A waiver must be signed prior to the tour.  An optional drop off in Quepos is available, where you will find several restaurants and shops.


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 to Airport
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. Then you will be transferred to the airport.

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. Earliest flight departure should be 3 p.m. to allow for the 3-hour check-in required for international flights.


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing

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Puerto Caldera: Espiratu Santo Coffee Tour & Oxcart Factory & Transfer to Windstar Hotel
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. Then you will be transferred to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note:  There may be a stop to drop off Windstar guests at the airport before the final stop at the Windstar Hotel.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Caldera: San Jose City Tour with Transfer to Airport
Arriving to San Jose, the capital and largest city in Costa Rica, San Jose has a lot to offer its visitors that hail from around the world. It is a contrasted city with exhilarating expressions of history, traditions, art and architecture. The tour will begin with an initial orientation and drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, you will take a walking tour through the historic National Theater. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards, you will visit one of the many unique museums of Costa Rica, The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum which has an extraordinary collection of gold objects that reflect the world view, social structure, and gold-working techniques of the Pre-Columbian peoples of Costa Rica. The exhibition showcases the use and function of the pieces, the technology of their fabrication, and their relationship to the natural world and the daily life of these societies. The collection consists of 1,600 pieces of Pre-Columbian gold work that date from 500 A.D. to 1500 A.D. After this extraordinary museum tour, you will continue heading to the National Museum, Atlantic Ferrocarril Station. Rail transport in Costa Rica is under the ownership of Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER). The Estación al Atlántico (Atlantic Station) today serves as the San José hub for the commuter train to Heredia and Cartago provinces. 

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. Earliest flight time is 3 p.m. to allow for 3-hour check-in required for international flights.


price $139
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