COSTA RICA & PANAMA CANAL

From $ 2,399 pp
Shore Excursions

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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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 $135
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3.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

boating
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 crocodiles. 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 $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

refreshments

walking

beach
Quepos: Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk
Manuel Antonio National Park is the jewel of Costa Rica.  Its fragile rainforest ecosystem shelters a variety of wildlife including mammals and tropical birds.  The dense rainforest opens into small, well-maintained trails where your naturalist tour guide will share information about the area.  Another great attraction is the white-sand beach that meets the jungle.  Your 1-1/2 hour guided walk will lead you to the beach where you will have time for sunbathing or swimming. Manuel Antonio Park protects 683 hectares of tropical rainforest and is considered one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica so you may see large groups of people and lines at the only entrance. Your tour will start early in order to avoid the crowds and have a better chance to spot wildlife. At the end of your walk your guide will prepare a tropical fruit buffet before you will head back to Quepos when an optional drop off in town is also available.

Please note:  The walking is moderate with some uphill climbs.  It is recommended to wear light clothing, good walking shoes, 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. 



price $79
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5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
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 most beautiful 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 $105
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Quepos: Sport Fishing
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 not included and should be purchased at the pier - $15.  Charters include soft drinks, fruit, water, ice, beer, tackle, and all equipment. 

price $1499
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

beach
Quepos: Surf Lessons on Manuel Antonio Beach
Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot in the heart of the Americas. While its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the country is surprisingly accessible - one can travel from coast to coast in just 4 hours by car and a large number of visitors come to Costa Rica to enjoy surfing because it offers different type of waves for beginners or for experts and most importantly because the ocean temperature is always warm and tropical. You will be picked up at the pier for the 30-minute ride to Manuel Antonio Beach.  You will be given a safety speech and a surfboard for 2 hours of surf lessons followed by tropical fruits snacks. You’ll be amazed by the waves in one of the most beautiful and best surfing spots on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica - perfect for beginners.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit. Bring sunblock, waterproof camera, towel, and extra dry clothes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $115
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
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 guests who are afraid of heights or pregnant women. 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 $105
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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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