STAR COLLECTOR: DISCOVERING UNSEEN CENTRAL AMERICA VIA THE PANAMA CANAL

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Key West, Florida

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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

beach

sightseeing

concierge
Key West, Concierge Collection: Dry Tortugas National Park by Seaplane
A van will pick you up at the port to take you to the airport where you will check in for your private flight and board your Seaplane to Dry Tortugas National Park.  This tour is 5 hours long approximately, providing at least 2 ½ hours of island time at Fort Jefferson/Dry Tortugas. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes each way. 70 miles west of Key West, Florida lies one of North America's most inaccessible National Parks, the Dry Tortugas. The park is renowned for its marine life, pirate legends and sheer unspoiled beauty. It is dominated by its central feature, the majestic Fort Jefferson, the largest brick building in the western hemisphere. Step back in time and explore the history that is Fort Jefferson. Sunbathe on a remote white-sand beach or snorkel the living reef in the warm crystal-clear waters. Coolers and ice, with complimentary bottled water and/or your choice of soft drinks will be supplied as well as snorkeling equipment. Don’t forget your beach towels, bathing suits, camera and snacks! (There is no food on the island).

Please note: Wear comfortable, light clothing and walking shoes.  Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and camera.


price $759
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3 HRS

Moderate

boating

sightseeing

concierge
Key West, Concierge Collection: Luxury Catamaran Sunset Cruise
This Luxury Champagne Sunset Sail features a 41' sailing yacht with no more than 20 guests to ensure an intimate experience. It’s more like a private cruise than a tour and is one of the top things to do in Key West. A chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres will be served during the sail, prepared fresh daily, including delectable peel & eat shrimp. Choose your favorite drinks, including cocktails, from the full liquor bar (Champagne, Sangria, Boutique Wine, Premium Beer, Soft Drinks and Filtered Water). As the sun sinks lower, your captain will carefully position the boat to capture a perfect view of the fiery sky. As you leave behind the Historic Seaport, look for Key West landmarks like Mallory Square's Sunset Celebration with its jugglers, opulent Sunset Key and the historic Fort Zachary Taylor.

Please note: Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.

 

price $269
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

dining

walking

sightseeing

concierge
Key West, Concierge Collection: Seafood Lovers Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour
Discover the depth of Key West’s fresh seafood and explore the sights, sounds, and intoxicating flavors of the city through its charming historic seaport. Sample 6 local specialties as you follow your passionate guide from one eatery to the next. Created with Sea-Foodies in mind, this food tour will be ideal for those who are more inclined to the fruits of the sea. Tastings include fish tacos, lobster mac-n-cheese, pink shrimp, conch ceviche, locally made beers, and more (a total of 5-6 tastings / tasting may change depending on availability). Learn unique fun facts and the history of Key West from knowledgeable local guides. Listen to the history and origin of the Historic Seaport and the industries that shaped the tiny island. Walk off the beaten path of Duval Street and into historic neighborhoods and hidden gems.

Please note: Wear comfortable, light clothing and walking shoes.  Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and camera.


price $249
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

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Key West, Hemingways House & Mojito Workshop
Your guide will meet you at the pier and you will walk along Duval Street to Hemingway’s House as you listen to all the historic facts that your guide will share with you. Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, nestled in the heart of Old Town Key West. This unique property was home to Hemingway for more than 10 years, one the America’s most honored and respected authors. Step back in time and visit the rooms and gardens that witnessed the most prolific period of his writing career. From here walk with your guide to the first rum distillery of Key West where you will visit the premises and will learn how to make rum followed by a unique Cuban mojito workshop.

Please note: Wear comfortable, light clothing and walking shoes.  Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and camera. Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.


price $139
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3 HRS

Strenuous

boating

wildlife

sightseeing

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Key West, Kayak Tour
Escape the ordinary. Only 15 minutes from busy downtown Key West, Geiger Key is a pristine paradise. Your expert nature guide will take you through sheltered winding mangrove trails, pointing out native marine life, plants and birds of the Florida Keys. Learn about this tropical ecosystem and how the mangrove islands and sea grass beds serve as a marine nursery for Key West’s fish, animals and birds. See dolphins, turtles, rays and bright fish in the water, iguanas sunning in the trees and birds soaring overhead.

Please note: Wear comfortable, light clothing and walking shoes.  Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and camera.


price $189
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2 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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Key West, Panoramic Tour of Key West
Seat down and relax as your driver and guide take you around Key West where you will see the main highlights: Duval Street, Truman's House, Hemingway's House, etc. There will be a couple of stops for photo opportunities including a stop at Southernmost Point.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring your camera.


price $119
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Belize City, Belize



2.5 HRS

Easy

boating

sightseeing

wildlife

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Belize City, Airboat Adventure & Belize City Sights
You will be met at the tender pier and board an air conditioned bus for a guided partial city tour of historical Belize while heading out to the Airboat Outpost. Your tour guide will acquaint you with the rich history of the city from its establishment by shipwrecked British sailors in 1683 to modern day.  This transfer will take you up the George Price Highway to Almond Hill Lagoon, where you receive a short orientation and safety briefing before boarding your airboat. Skim across Almond Hill Lagoon before cutting the engine to drift near a feeding site for endangered manatees. Then cruise to Indian Creek and explore a pristine marsh lined with mangroves. Only inches deep, the marsh is home to brightly colored water lilies, wading birds, turkey buzzards, and even crocodiles. At the end of the tour you can purchase tour pictures.

Please note:  Wear a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen and bring cash/credit card. This tour is Wheelchair accessible and wearing ear muffs provided is mandatory.


price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

watersports

outdoors

dining

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Belize City, Belize Crystal Cave Tubing with Lunch
Enjoy cave tubing, cave exploration and swimming in the Crystal Caves situated in the tropical rainforest of Belize at the Jaguar Paw Adventure Outpost. In groups of 8 persons, your guide will give you a private tour through the ceremonial chambers of the ancient Maya ruins. Upon arriving at the location, you will be given a safety briefing and will start with a short jungle trek to the cave entrance.  Your guide will point out some fun facts of the lush green environment that surrounds you.  As you start to make your way down underground, with your helmet and headlights you will go through a narrow passage that opens up to the cavern of chambers.  As you explore and hike through the cave you will be in awe of the intricate shapes of the stalactites and stalagmites that have taken centuries to form and continue to take shape. Crystallized columns and veils provide some interesting features inside the cave. Your journey through the cave will continue with getting on to your tubes and enjoying the thrill of the cool waters as you float through another section of the cave. As your guide leads you to the exit of the cave system, you can take some time to swim and relax before you trek back to the Jaguar Paw Jungle Café for a tasty Belizean lunch.  Your photos, drinks and tropical cocktails, souvenirs and other snacks are available for purchase before you return to the port.  

Please note:  Bring towels, swim suit, repellent, sunscreen, cash/credit card and dry clothes. Lockers are available for rent at a cost- guests are not allowed to leave personal items on the bus. 


price $145
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

outdoors

dining

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Belize City, Howler Monkey Sanctuary
Visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary, and be inspired by their success story in the protection of the Black Howler Monkeys (Baboons in Creole). Established in 1985, this baboon sanctuary was set up as a cooperative agreement among 12 local farmers and landowners in Bermudian Landing who voluntarily agreed to preserve the area’s black howler monkey habitat as a way to support the local economy by drawing in tourism and creating jobs. Today, CBS is more than just a wildlife conservation area. The program has become such a success that over 220 private landowners across seven Creole villages participate, and the entire community works to protect the forests and rivers. Years of grassroots conservation efforts are showing the results: the black howler population has grown from a couple of hundred to over 2,000 monkeys, and now their high numbers provide visitors with guaranteed sightings. The CBS is a wonderful place to experience the wonders of a Belizean Rainforest first hand. The visit will begin at the visitor's center, where a knowledgeable local guide will explain the project and then take the group for a small tour of the property where you can expect to experience Black Howler Monkeys firsthand, wonder at the majesty of the rainforest, and learn about traditional rainforest plants and medicine. Your tour will end with a delicious Belizean lunch near the Belize River.

Please note:  Wear a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray and comfortable walking shoes. Bring cash/credit card. 


price $85
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7 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

sightseeing

dining

walking

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Belize City, Lamanai Temples & River Expedition
Enjoy a day trip out to the Lamanai Ruins, one of Belize’s oldest Mayan sites and discover a beautiful mix of river and ruins. Hop into a boat to cruise toward the ruins on the Rio Nuevo, taking in the jungle scenery as your guide shares insight into the Mayans' history, culture, and mysterious decline. Then step aboard a river boat and cruise through a rich haven of vibrant flowers, towering trees, and diverse wildlife—keeping your eyes peeled for tropical birds stepping across the lily pads, spider monkeys in the treetops, and crocodiles on the sun-soaked riverbanks. From the entrance to the New River Lagoon, catch your first glimpse of Lamanai, the temple ruins’ name means “submerged insect” or “submerged crocodile.” This elaborate archaeological site dates back as early as the 16th century B.C. and is comprised of 3 larger pyramids, the Jaguar temple, Hight Temple and Mask Temple. Explore the residential areas, open plazas, and a Meso-american ritual ball court. Tour will end with a delicious Belizean lunch at Lamanai Maya Site.

Please note:  Wear a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring cash/credit card. You are not allowed to climb the ruins before or after rain due to slippery steps. You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain. This activity is not wheelchair accessible.


price $175
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Roatan, Honduras



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

boating

snorkeling

essentials
Roatan, 3-Sites Snorkeling: Starfish, Shipwreck, Coral Reef & Beach Club
Combine the perfect ingredients for your day in Roatan: a guided snorkel by boat to an amazing starfish snorkeling area that takes you to a vibrant coral reef of anemones and then continue by boat to a second snorkeling spot that is a shipwreck in shallow water. Then enjoy some relaxation at one of the best spots of Roatan, a beautiful beach or its infinity swimming-pools facing the turquoise sea! What could be cuter and more fascinating than a starfish? These slow-moving marine animals with their unmistakable shape always amaze people, thanks to their bright colors and variety. Roatan is one of the top 6 snorkeling spots to see starfish and a real paradise for the starfish called Cushion Sea Star. Although their colors range from red to beige, yellow, orange and even green, they all belong to the same species. Perfectly harmless, there are plenty of them laying at the seabed but please don’t touch them because starfish only live for a short time when out of the sea!  The coral reef with its live anemones and corals is beautiful, too.  The shipwreck is located in shallow waters, a 120-year-old sunken steamer called Snyg, its boiler is still visible above the reef and your snorkeling adventure will take you to swim around it and admire a lot of fish that made it their home. Enjoy about an hour to relax at Pristine Bay Beach Club, the bar and restaurant are available on site, you can purchase drinks and meals and enjoy them at the pool or in the air-conditioned section. Finish your day with a stop at the Sky panoramic point where you can see a beautiful panorama of the golf course, the sea and French Harbour from the top of the hill.

Please note: Snorkeling life vest, mask, snorkel and fins are included in this package. This tour is also available for those passengers who don’t want to snorkel but just swim, stay in the boat or remain at the beach club during the snorkel time. Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray. The order of the stops may change.


price $79
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

boating

beach

watersports

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Roatan, Big French Key Beach All Inclusive
A scenic 30-minute transfer by motor-coach, will take you to the French Key Dock where you will board a speed boat for a 5-minute ride to the most amazing little island you can imagine only in your dreams: Big French Key Beach! This amazing white-sand beach in a beautiful tropical setting, is surrounded by palm trees and mangroves, facing the ocean and Little French Key. Enjoy your welcome cocktail, the tropical music at the bar, relax in a complimentary beach chair caressed by the refreshing trade wind breezes, have a swim …. Or, just relax.  With this special package you are also allowed to join the guided snorkel by boat to the beautiful coral reef barrier that is part of the second biggest barrier in the world.  OR embark on the sightseeing boat ride that will navigate towards Fantasy Island, the mangroves and the turquoise bays surrounded by tropical hills. OR participate in the Kayak tour that circles the two beautiful tiny islands surrounded by a picturesque landscape and mangroves. Before going back to the ship, enjoy a delicious lunch to taste the local island specialties prepared by the chef, with two refreshments of your choice included (soft drinks, beers, rum, vodka, rum cocktails, vodka cocktails). You can also use kayaks and snorkeling equipment by yourself and see some replicated Mayan pieces that lie underwater in the bay.

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray.


price $89
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

refreshments

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Roatan, East Side Far Away Island Tour
Learn more about the history of this island and to see some of the most secluded areas where fishermen and Garifuna live.  Your experienced guide will tell you tales of the island that include different dominations, pirates, fishing and Garifunas. Your first stop will be at a panoramic point to take some pictures of the views and the multi-colored ocean. Then, you will continue your journey up and down the hills, while admiring the amazing views of the coastline, stopping on the way at the Isery pirate boat building for a photo opportunity of the tropical hillside panorama. Then up and down the hills to reach the seaside Garifuna village of Punta Gorda where the majority of the Garifuna people, descendants of African slaves who settled here in 1797, live. You will hear their history and watch some Garifunas natives performing a demonstration of a traditional dance. You’ll be able to see how they prepare the crispy typical yucca bread, called “Kazabe,” and taste it.  See how the Garifuna people used to build their homes with natural leaves, canes, bamboo, and mud. They still maintain some of their old traditions like the African similar language or their digestive herbs drinks.  Garifunas are also looking for different ways to recycle used products to build various articles. Then proceed to a picturesque stilt-village, Oak Ridge, inhabited by pirates in the past and now the actual home of family owned fishing companies, the second biggest industry of the island. Stop at The Buccaneer that has been the center of life of the fishing village since opening its doors in 1967. It offers a History Center with a history walk that spans over 1,500 years of human presence in the archipelago. Visit some shops, a coffee gourmet, a beer and pizza bar, and relax along the beautiful promenade that transmits peace and tranquility under its flowered roof or jump in its Splash Lagoon that is a natural saltwater oasis extending in the Caribbean Sea where you can refresh in the sea or hang in the inviting hammocks at sea. So don’t forget your swim-suit under your cloths if you want take the chance to get wet! A jam tasting is offered on site. These jams and marmalade are all produced and distributed by Zamorano University located in Danly, Honduras, and buying them will help the education of young students without economical resources. Here you will also see a chef preparing a fresh ceviche to try before returning to the ship.

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray. The order of the stops may change.


price $79
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

boating

snorkeling

essentials
Roatan, Safari Snorkeling & Big French Key Beach Break
Following a 30-minute transfer by motor-coach, you will stop at the French Key Dock where you will board a speed boat for a 5-minute ride to the most amazing little island: Big French Key Beach! A beautiful white-sand beach in a lovely tropical setting, surrounded by palm trees and mangroves, facing the ocean and Little French Key.  Enjoy your welcome cocktail, the tropical music at the bar, relax in a complimentary beach chair caressed by the refreshing trade wind breezes, have a swim … or just relax. With this special package you are also allowed to join the guided snorkeling tour that leaves from a water-sports center by boat. You will be divided in groups and then the boat will ride along this tiny island surrounded by a picturesque landscape and mangroves. The first part of your snorkeling will be at the amazing coral reef that is part of the second biggest reef in the world. Then you will be dropped off at the beautiful Mayatlantis where you will see some giant Mayan underwater replicas, or dropped at the lobsters reserve area depending on the sea visibility and currents. People who don't want to snorkel can remain swimming near the motorized barge, or to relax on one of the benches. Before returning to the port, you navigate to “The Iguana Hideaway” where you will see many giant iguanas moving freely around you and you will actually feed them! Some of them are more than 3 feet long!

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray. The order of the stops may change. 


price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

boating

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Roatan, West Side By Land & Sea Island Tour
Experience the scenic natural splendor of the Arboretum Botanical Garden during this invigorating excursion followed by relaxing time at West End Village and a semi-sub boat ride to see the underwater wonders of Roatan. Along the way to the west side of the island you will hear of the Island’s colorful history and you may also see the wreck of ships along the coast.  After a scenic 20-minute drive to Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum you will take a picturesque walk along the fruit garden. Enjoy the views of the tropical scenery, endemic trees, giant palms and exotic flowers while looking for tropical birds. Visit the flowers pavillon (inside) and the hydroponic vegetable garden (outside). You will visit Mayak Chocolate for a brief and informative tour about cocoa, its roots in the Mayan civilization and its multiple health benefits. You will find Rusty Fish that creates art works recycling metal that was washed up on the beach and picked up from the dump. Next stop will be a “Glass-bottom boat,” that is a semi-submarine that does not submerge. Instead you will descend a few steps into the underwater observatory section from where you can view the treasures of the deep of our protected marine park reef, that is considered the second greatest barrier reef of the world! While you are seated in air-conditioned comfort, a fish identification guide will explain the underwater environment, as you observe beautiful coral formations, living reef, and colorful tropical fish and if you are lucky turtles too.  After this amazing experience, you will be taken to a quaint sea-side village, and relax at a beautiful meeting point built on stilts on the water, where complimentary Honduran coffee, lemonade or iced tea will be offered to you. You can choose to visit several tiny shops along the beach or simply relax.

Please note: Bring your sunscreen and bug spray and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $79
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Isla De Providencia, Colombia



4 HRS

Moderate

walking

outdoors

beach

essentials
Isla De Providencia, Island Tour By Truck
Your tour guide will meet you at the pier and lead you to the beautiful island of Santa Catalina.  You will learn about the mangrove ecosystem, visit Fort Warwick where you will have a small refreshment and take a break at a local restaurant.  Then you will walk through the town of Old Providence where you will do a panoramic visit of the municipal building, Baptist church, and the Convent of Maria Inmaculada National Monument.  Then board transportation to go on a panoramic tour of the island including the first settlement area, a cultural exposition, and hear a talk on watersheds, the national park, local architecture, and have a welcome drink at a small beach and restaurant with possibilities for sun bathing. A folkloric performance will be at this venue.
 
Please note: Wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, bring insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat. Bring your swimsuit if you wish to sun bathe.
 

price $115
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4 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
Isla De Providencia, Snorkel Tour
Depart to known snorkeling sites recognized by divers and snorkelers as good locations to see the island marine ecosystem and its biodiversity. You may visit sites like Basalt and Palm Cays, or Crab Cay. After your snorkeling expedition enjoy a refreshment in Santa Catalina near a local restaurant then walk to the port.
 
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat. Bring your swimsuit.
 

price $129
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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 $149
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7 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

concierge
Colon, Concierge Collection: 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 the tour, you will be transferred to the international airport.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, 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 $345
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

concierge
Colon, Conicerge Collection: 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 $325
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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 $149
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

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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 $139
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Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama



6 HRS

Moderate

culture

refreshments

boating

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Balboa, Authentic Emberá Indian Village
Step aboard a time machine and travel back more than 600 years; to a Central America only few have had the privilege of experiencing. This will be a journey into the lives of the Emberá Indian Tribe, a proud people, who have been able to maintain their traditions and lifestyle as it was before the Spaniards colonized the region. Start out the expedition aboard an air-conditioned vehicle where a knowledgeable guide will give you an overview of Panama on the way to the jungles of the Central Region. Your host will prepare you for the cultural feast you are about to experience by sharing the history and customs of the Emberá Indians who are the keepers of the Rainforest and Chagres River. When you arrive at the Chagres National Park, you will board dugout canoes that will take you to the Emberá Village. These dugouts are sturdy and worthy craft critical in the conquering of the jungle and in establishing supply lifelines for both Indians and Spanish. After motoring up river, you will see the village emerge from the jungle. Keep your eyes open along the way, as the region offers abundant wildlife particularly active along the river’s edge. In the Village, the Chief will welcome you with traditional Emberá hospitality. A series of dances have been arranged to add to this cultural exchange. Feel free to wander the village, ask questions or interact with these quiet people. Please remember that we are guests in their home and a good measure of common sense and sensitivity towards their privacy is appreciated. The Embera men and woman are spectacular craftsmen who have produced some beautiful items, which will be available for purchase as souvenirs or keepsakes of this unique experience. 

Please note: Boarding and debarking of local canoes requires a minimum of dexterity and flexibility. The landing consists of a rudimentary “put in” that lacks handrails or proper steps. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing and insect repellent. You will have an Embera snack at the village.


price $129
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4.75 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

dining

concierge
Balboa, Concierge Collection: Coffee & Chocolate Foodie Experience
At Casco Viejo, UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, dating back to the 1670s, enjoy a walking “foodie” experience, starting at Bajareque Coffee House where you will learn all about the famous Geisha coffee, produced in the highest area of the country in the steep hills of one of the highest volcanoes in Central America, the Baru Volcano.  You will taste different samples of different coffee processes, and learn about the several tasting notes that each process develops on the fruit. Chocolate is a work of art at Tropical Chocolate, where you will learn about the elaboration process through a live presentation with an expert chocolatier, sample 5 different types of exquisite bombones con chocolate. 

Please note:   Wear comfortable walking shoes.



price $199
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5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

concierge
Balboa, Concierge Collection: Hands on Local Culinary Experience
Participate in a Gastronomical Experience like no other in Panama! During this excursion, you will enjoy the traditional flavors of Panama while learning all about it through a live show and a guided presentation. Your 30-minute motor coach ride will take you to the kitchen where the Chef and his sous-chef will prepare and explain several different recipes of the Panamanian Cuisine, while you can take notes and taste each one of them. Beverages will be served during the activity and afterwards you will enjoy lunch to now taste what was learned!

Please note: Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your camera.  Part of the fun of this experience is the interaction with a colorful local chef.  As an example, the following is an abbreviated biography of one of our participating chefs: Chef Maga is Venezuelan chef leaving in Panama for the last 6 7 years. He is a fan of developing comfort food with the freshest ingredients available in the market together with a fine dining training and background. Tour takes place at “La Mesa” venue where guests can cook and enjoy their own creations while listening good music in this gastronomic playground. Hands on cooking demonstration lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Sample menu for the cooking demonstration:
- Panamanian Fresh market ceviche.
-  Panamanian seafood cocktail with coconut sauce / Vegetarian option available.
- Thin and crispy fried plantains (“Patacones”).
- Roasted seasonal vegetables in a plantain or yucca flat bread (gluten free and vegan).
- After the cooking demonstration is finished, few more dishes are going to be present for you to enjoy.
** Keep in mind that menu can change every call and the Chef will vary the options, however this is a sample menu so guests can understand the general idea
 
 

price $159
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

dining

concierge
Balboa, Concierge Collection: I Love Panama- Chocolate, Chefs, and Colonial Panama
Start this tour with a tasty walk by the chocolate factory where, through chocolate bars, you will learn about the identity, culture, history and traditions of the country. You will be told about the history and work in the factory, the ingredients of each bar and will be able to taste each type of chocolate and even help to create them. After this visit, you will walk to the Colonial Panama or Old Quarters, and visit “Paseo Esteban Huertas,” Metropolitan Cathedral, National Theater, the Simon Bolivar Plaza and many other touristic attractions of the colonial period. After the walking tour, stop in an exclusive venue that can´t be called a restaurant as you will be able to live a unique experience in there and not just a regular lunch! At this venue you will be part of "The Chef Table:" a culinary experience of a high level and a journey of smells and flavors. It is a unique gastronomic experience in Panama, an experience without printed menu, but very surprising, full of explosive and unexpected flavors, dishes with smell, flavors and history in a unique atmosphere. All products that you will taste are fully local, typical and fresh and your Chef will provide you all the information and story behind each one of the dishes. 

Please note: Wear light clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and local currency (US Dollars)


price $299
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
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

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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 $185
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing

unesco

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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 City Highlights : Ancient, Colonial & Modern
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 $155
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Isla Parida, Panama



3.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

boating

watersports

concierge
Isla Parida, Concierge Collection: Chiriqui Gulf Fishing Tour
The inshore fishing in Central America is often overlooked due to the phenomenal offshore fishing that grabs headlines, but it is equally as exciting and even more diverse. You can catch over 20 different species of game fish while inshore fishing. For the anglers who aren’t interested in trolling offshore all day you can cast poppers, slow-troll live bait, or go jigging as the inshore action is consistent and exciting. Along the Pacific coastlines of the Isla Parida archipelago you can fish the volcanic coastline and countless islands for Jacks, Mackerel, big Cubera Snapper, Snook, and the famous Roosterfish. The unique dorsal fin and hard fighting ability of the Roosterfish make it one of the most sought after species for many salt water anglers!

Please note:  This is a catch-and-release fishing activity. Caught fish are not allowed to be brought back on board. Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and insect repellent. Your boat will be guided by an experienced captain and mate. You will be provided with top-of-the line tackle and gear, bait sodas, bottled water, beer, all required safety equipment including life jackets, throw devise, fire extinguishers, smoke and flare devices, ship-to-shore radio and first aid kit.


price $525
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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 HRS

Strenuous

boating

sightseeing

snorkeling

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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 and wear your bathing suit under your clothes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Boats used are modest panga boats and guests will need to be able to climb hanging ladders to be able to get in and out of the vessel. The ladders are short and can be challenging to climb. At times visibility and snorkeling conditions may not be ideal. If conditions are too poor your captain may decide to search for wildlife such as turtles, dolphins and whales instead. Your captain will speak Spanish, but you will have an English-speaking escort. A waiver must be signed prior to the tour.


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



4 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

outdoors

walking

refreshments

essentials
Golfo Dulce, At Peace with Nature
Costa Rica enjoys 5% of the world`s biodiversity and one of the major reasons is the large number of avian species, making this country one of the most amazing places for ornithologists and birds lovers. If you want to be part of this spectacle of nature you have to visit Matapalo, located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The 30-minute drive from Puerto Jimenez to Matapalo travels through the mountain and creeks, you will see many different species of birds like toucans, hawks, trogons as well as other small, colorful species that live in the area. You may also find lizards, monkeys, insects and even snakes. 

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes, a hat or visor, sunscreen, insect repellent and bring a rain poncho, swimsuit and towel if you want to swim or get wet in the river. Wet landing is required please wear water shoes. Part of the fun of this experience is the interaction with a colorful local nature guide.  As an example, the following is an abbreviated biography of one of our participating guides, Randall Alberto Ruiz Arce, who has been a nature guide for 27 years. Growing up on the Osa Peninsula, Randall saw how the mining companies devastated the mountains and he decided he wanted to become a protector of the environment. He enjoys teaching about the natural beauty  and ways to protect the natural resources and Randall feels it is a privilege to share his knowledge of ecotourism to be a protector of the flora and fauna.


price $259
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4 HRS

Strenuous

dining

beach

boating

wildlife

concierge
Golfo Dulce, Concierge Collection: A Pura Vida Morning- Yoga and Dolphins
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 where large groups of dolphins swim in clear blue tropical waters putting on an amazing show!  Other possible sightings may include turtles, rays and seafowl.  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. Upon your arrival to Crocodile Bay Resort you will be able to take a walk on the private jetty and then you will experience a 1-hour yoga class in a beautiful yoga studio. After yoga, you will enjoy a mouthwatering Costa Rican-style hearty breakfast including the world famous Gallo Pinto.

Please note: The Yoga class is geared for beginner to intermediate levels. Please bring your beach towel, bathing suit, comfortable clothing for a yoga class, sunscreen, cash for drinks and other items you may need. 


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking

concierge
Golfo Dulce, Concierge Collection: 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. It also involves a wet landing so bring your sandals or water shoes as well.  Bring  your  hat,  sunscreen, insect  repellent and sunglasses. The guide will be waiting for you at the chocolate farm.  


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

essentials
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 $145
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Quepos, Costa Rica



6 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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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

concierge
Quepos, Concierge Collection: 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
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


5.45 HRS

Moderately
easy

hiking

dining

wildlife

sightseeing

concierge
Quepos: Concierge Collection: Rainforest Extravaganza
Travel through the beautiful countryside to Esquipulas Rainforest, a lovely private nature reserve located 50 minutes away from Quepos. The property is refreshed with crystal-water creeks, and surrounded by giant trees that you can only find in tropical jungles, a land with an amazing number of species of birds and butterflies. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the trails of the rainforest, sharing the guide’s vast knowledge of this fragile ecosystem. Enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful place, while you walk on easy trails. Search with your binoculars and discover between branches and leaves the secrets of the wildlife in this amazing forest. Be ready with your senses to hear the songs of the different species of birds and even see them! Be on the lookout for toucans, hummingbirds, and animals like monkeys and other small mammals. After this unforgettable encounter with nature, learn more about Costa Rica followed by an introduction to one of the most important crops in the local economy, coffee. You will observe the process of roasting it and partake in a tasting session. To get the best of your day in Quepos enjoy a hearty traditional Costa Rican casado lunch.

Please note: Bring suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, hat/ visor, and bug spray. Wear light clothing, long pants, and hiking shoes.
Please note: Bring suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, a hat/visor, and insect repellent. Wear light clothing, long pants and hiking shoes. Part of the fun of this experience is the interaction with a colorful local nature guide. As an example, the following in an abbreviated biography of one of our participating guides. Rudy Guzman has always had a passion for nature from his days as a boy scout. For over 40 years he has been a licenses nature tour guide traveling through many Costa Rican environments. With the help of 3 brothers, Norberto , Carlos and Cristian Bonilla, they created The  Esquipulas Rainforest Project to introduce visitors  to Costa Rican natural history and share great tasting coffee.


price $159
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4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Quepos: Highlights & Wildlife Rescue Center
This tour will start when you board a coaster bus for a ride through downtown Quepos. Along the way your local guide will explain the history and culture of Costa Rica and show you the area built-up by the United Fruit Company within the “American Zone”. Your various stops in town include the Quepos Church, the local Fish Market and an African Palm Plantation, where you will learn about the importance of this plant in the Quepos area. Your next stop will be Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary, an institution that was founded in 1999 for the purpose of educating people around the world about the ecological importance of the rainforest and to set-up programs to preserve the rainforest and its wildlife. Your visit will include a guided walk through the Wildlife Sanctuary where you will learn about the rescued animal program and see a few of the rescued animals. After your guided tour enjoy delicious Costa Rican fruits and free time to visit the Kids Saving the Rainforest souvenir shop before you make your way back to the Quepos pier and your waiting yacht. 

Please note:  The wildlife sanctuary is easy to navigate but due to a few steps and uneven terrain this will be difficult for guests using a wheelchair. 


price $149
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3.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

boating

essentials
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.




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5.75 HRS

Moderate to
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horseback

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Quepos: Rainforest Horseback, Cascades & BBQ
This is an excursion for adrenaline lovers. You will be picked up at La Marina and go to the property where you will start your horseback riding tour. During the 30-minute drive to Londres - where the tour starts - your guide will give you an interesting briefing about the history of Quepos. Once you reach Londres you will set foot on a picturesque property that has bathrooms, stables, a corral and an open air waiting area. You will receive riding instructions, safety tips and practice time, before heading out to explore the rainforest. This tour will allow you to uncover the exotic secrets that lie within this secondary rainforest. The maximum altitude of this area is 1,900 feet. You will ride through the mountains without reaching the mountain top. Your horse ride lasts about 2.5 hours (round trip) and it will be highlighted by amazing valley views, verdant vegetation and numerous wildlife species such as birds and reptiles. At the end of the trail there is a beautiful waterfall where you will be able to rest for about 30 minutes. You can lie on the grass or take a swim or both! After the break, you will return by the same trail. Back to the stables; enjoy a refreshing beer and Costa Rican-style BBQ, just as a real cowboy would do! 

Please note:  This tour is not suitable for guests without any horseback riding experience or who may not be comfortable around horses. Children riding alone must be at least 6 years old. Maximum weight for riders is 235 pounds.  Bring suntan lotion, sunglasses, a camera, a hat/ visor, insect repellent and bathing suit. Wear long pants and comfortable hiking shoes. Signed waiver is required. 


price $119
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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 $125
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

beach

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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 marina 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 $109
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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 $129
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5 HRS

Easy

dining

culture

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Quepos: Traditional Culinary Experience
Experience a fun and informative tour of local cuisine, learn where the organic ingredients come from, how dishes are prepared, and how to recreate recipes at home. Once in the small town of Londres, at a private ranch and dining area, you will be greeted by the team. They will proceed to guide you through the garden to pick out some finishing flavors, colors and textures for your meal. Now, to the preparation guided by their expert local cooks. Participate in the kitchen and experience the process of making corn tortillas by hand, exotic “ceviches” with plantain, rice cooked the old-fashioned way, chicken in a hearty tomato sauce, “picadillos” and more. Once you sit down for your meal, not only will your appetite be satiated but also your curiosity for Costa Rican local flavors. Let your imagination soar on how to recreate at home with your own seasonal ingredients. There will be leisure time available for you to explore the ranch.

Please note: Wear light comfortable clothing.


price $165
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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

sightseeing

dining

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Puerto Caldera, Sloth Sanctuary, Artisanal Craft Beer & Airport Transfer
At the port you will be greeted by your naturalist guide and board the air conditioned bus for a relaxing 75-minute drive through the countryside. Along the way, your guide will provide you with fascinating information regarding Costa Rica’s culture and history, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. This is an exclusive tour into the elusive Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center, located in the town of Turrucares, an old fashioned town. Never before has a cruise ship guest had an all access pass to the most amazing fauna conservation effort in the country and had the chance to interact first hand with all the wildlife imaginable; toucans, hawks, monkeys, sloths, tamanduas, ant eaters, and parrots are some of the few animals you may encounter in this magical location where the foundation is working endlessly to restore all of these animals to good health so they can later be released back into the wild. At the conclusion of your unforgettable morning, you’ll re-board your private coach and enjoy a delightful 30-minute ride through the countryside to Brasil de Mora, situated on the outskirts of San José. At Costa Rica's Craft Brewing Co. you will see first-hand how Costa Ricans have integrated their “pura vida” lifestyle into what has been considered one of the 100 best breweries in the world and see first-hand how the process to make quality beer is developed, and above all get to enjoy a beer tasting session with these fine brews.  Finish off your tour with a hearty lunch of food cooked and stewed in the beer itself. Finally you will be dropped off at the Juan Santamaria International Airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and credit card. This tour is for disembarking guests with flights 3 p.m. or later. This tour concludes at the airport.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

price $135
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6 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing

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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 5 p.m. to allow for the 3-hour check-in required for international flights.


price $159
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6 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 $159
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

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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 $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

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Puerto Caldera: San Jose City Tour with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
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. You will be transferred to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note:  Travel will be along winding roads. 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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