STAR COLLECTOR: THE RUINS, RELICS & RAINFORESTS OF CENTRAL AMERICA

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Star Collector: The Ruins, Relics & Rainforests of Central America

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Manzanillo, Mexico

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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

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Manzanillo, ATV Jungle Adventure
If you are looking for a thrilling adventure, experience the excitement of an Honda TRX250 ATV, powerful and easy to handle! Your professional guide will lead you through rugged mountain trails to the unspoiled and endless beach of Peña Blanca. Enjoy a refreshing cool drink at the beach before you keep on going. Along the way capture spectacular views from uphill or "La Vaca Mountain," besides discovering the secrets of the tropical forest and driving through rich vegetation. You will have time to spend at "El Llano" and meet the friendly people at Rancho "El Indio" before heading back.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for guests with neck or back problems nor pregnant women. Minimum age for driving is 18 years. Driver`s license is needed. Wear comfortable clothing (long pants or short), closed shoes, and bring extra money (USD or MXN).


price $199
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5 HRS

Moderate

boating

walking

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Manzanillo, Barra de Navidad
Travel to the exclusive area of Peninsula de Santiago for a photo opportunity and continue northbound along Santiago Bay, viewing its magnificent beaches and lush fruit plantations, with a stop at a fruit stand to sample a variety of tropical fruits. Cross over the “Marabasco River” to enter the neighboring state of Jalisco, with a picturesque view of the town of Cihuatlan, and proceed to Barra de Navidad. A historic site in the 1500s as the first Spanish expedition to the Philippines, bringing back popular fruits such as coconuts, mangos and bananas among other not endemic ones. Nowadays Barra de Navidad is a quaint farming and fishing village built on a sandbar. The beauty of nature surrounds the village with its long, curvy beach that stretches the length of the town. Once you arrive to Barra de Navidad you will visit the church of the ”Christ of Fallen Arms“ that locals strongly believe in his miracles. Then walk along the breezy and panoramic malecon with great photo opportunities for bay and lagoon pictures. Ride on a water taxi boat for 3 minutes to enjoy a complementary non-alcoholic drink and a light snack at the Grand Isla Resort & Marina. Afterwards you will head back to Barra de Navidad to stroll around along the cobblestone and tiled streets, and browse the small handicraft shops, before driving back to Manzanillo.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring sunscreen, and extra money (USD or MXN).


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

boating

wildlife

outdoors

essentials
Manzanillo, Big Game Sport Fishing
Big game fish are plentiful in Manzanillo waters. They are full of fight and ready for the challenge. Catch marlin, sailfish, dorado, wahoo or yellowtail. The crew is experienced in fishing and will know the best places for the best catches! You can relax because everything you need will be on board to make this trip enjoyable and success full.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring extra money (USD or MXN). Fishing license included. Pricing is per vessel with a maximum of 6 guests per boat. A captain and one sailor will be accompanying the group. 

price $1299
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4 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

culture

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Manzanillo, City and Shopping
The city of Manzanillo has long been recognized as Mexico's gateway to the Pacific Rim. Drive through the busy port facility and along the Santiago Peninsula with views overlooking Las Hadas, the marina, the twin bays, and the beach where the movie 10 was filmed. Then continue to Santiago Bay towards the Miramar Flea Market, where you will find a large variety of arts and crafts, pottery, clothing, leather goods, onyx, and various other handcrafted goods to purchase and take home. Manzanillo's old-town plaza is your last stop. Your tour guide will give show you around while explaining the history of Manzanillo. Enjoy one of the typical drinks like Tuba, Ponche or Tejuino at a little market and hear about their story. Spend some free time walking through the square or shopping in the local stores before driving back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring sunscreen, and  extra money (USD or MXN).


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

boating

sightseeing

essentials
Manzanillo, Eco Turtle Camp & Coconut Plantation
This wonderful experience will start when you board an A/C vehicle.  You will head south to Cuyutlan – a 45-minute ride and start your tour visiting the Turtle Camp of Cuyutlan to see and learn all about the sea turtles that come every season to the coast line, as well as the iguanas and crocodiles. With a bit of good luck, you will be able to free baby turtles and let them go to the Pacific Ocean (if hatching available). Board a panga – local boat – and get prepared to explore and discover the best of Palo Verde Lagoon through the mangroves where your guide will tell you everything about it. Be ready with your camera, crocodiles, iguanas, exotic birds, and many other creatures can be seen at any moment. On the way back stop at a Coconut plantation, you will see how a professional picks them from the palm and enjoy them. Drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility issues as the trails are mainly rough. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring sunscreen, insect repellent,  and  extra money (USD or MXN).


price $129
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5 HRS

Easy

essentials
Manzanillo, Private Van Tours
Not interested in one of the offered excursions? Or you just want to be flexible and do your own thing? Get your private vehicle with your own driver-guide and explore Manzanillo’s beauty according to your own rhythm. Find nice beaches for relaxing, great shopping areas, and incredible landscapes.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and  bring extra money (USD or MXN).


price $759
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Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Huatulco, Chocolate & Coffee - Mezcal & Mole
Among the products of the region renowned for their international recognition, you will find chocolate, coffee, Mezcal (an alcoholic drink originated in Oaxaca) and mole. You will drive to Santa Maria Huatulco, a small, pretty, and very clean town surrounded by the foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur. Next to the market place you will have an opportunity to try the local chocolate and coffee. Your next stop is Santa Maria Huatulco where you will visit its beautiful church that was built in the 17th century and then move nearby, to visit the local blacksmith´s artisanal shop over a century old. Here you will admire a forge of the 18th century and working tools of today made with recycled materials. Then you will continue to a Rustic Mezcal Factory, just 10 minutes away. The elaborate process of distillation of this traditional Oaxaca beverage (as famous as Tequila) will be shown as well as the different uses of the “Maguey” plant. The word mezcal comes from Nahuatl and means "oven-cooked agave." Tequila is made from blue agave only while Mezcal is made from any variety of the agave plant. You can also try mole, which is basically a variety of "sauces" from the region of Oaxaca. There are as many recipes as the day is long and it is usually served with meat, mostly poultry, either chicken or turkey. Some mole recipes have 20+ ingredients in them! Everyone has their own way of making it.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, and bring bug spray and extra money (USD or MXN).


price $125
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5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

outdoors

boating

dining

essentials
Huatulco, Crocodile & Turtle Eco-Adventure
You will meet 7 of the 8 marine turtle species that exist worldwide, as well as 6 sweet water species and 2 land types, at an exclusive center, located at Mazunte, dedicated to the breeding, study, and preservation of turtles. See the different growing stages and learn what the Mexican government is doing to protect these very special creatures. Some of the marine turtles swim to the local shores to lay their eggs every year.  Afterwards you will move to Ventanilla Lagoon and the little community dedicated to maintaining and preserving a crocodile farm. A canoe ride on the lagoon is an unforgettable experience and you’ll be able to observe several animal species in their natural habitat such as birds, like the kingfisher, wild ducks, carpenter birds, and iguanas, crustaceans and reptiles. The boat ride will take you to an island where tree nurseries help to reforest affected areas. Your local guides will prepare a light lunch of fresh quesadillas on an open-air oven and offer information on the natural world that surrounds you. You will also see several examples of the animals that populate the island. After your exploration of the island, you will travel back to the mainland in your canoe and return to Huatulco and your ship’s pier.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, and bring bug spray and extra money (USD or MXN). This excursion is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

culture

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Huatulco, Mexican Traditions & Cooking Class
Begin the tour in the small town named Piedra de Moros, where you will visit the medicinal plants and herbs walkway and receive a brief explanation of their names and which diseases they cure.  You will have the opportunity to taste a refreshing drink made with the lemongrass herb and get to see the traditional way of making “tortillas” and bread. Uses of “Nopal” (cactus) will be explained as well, and samples of all these traditional Mexican products will be offered. Among the products of the region renowned for their international recognition, you will find chocolate, coffee, grasshoppers, traditional Oaxaca´s mole, and Mezcal (an alcoholic drink originated in Oaxaca).  On your return to Huatulco you will visit downtown where you will have the opportunity to taste and learn about the ingredients for your cooking lesson before you buy the products of your choice.  Then you will head to the Lu Iba Restaurant to participate in a cooking lesson to prepare your Tlayuda with typical regional ingredients. Of course, the right beverage must not be left out. Let the master show you how to prepare a typical oaxaqueña Margarita and enjoy it together with your Tlayuda.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, and bring bug spray and extra money (USD or MXN). This excursion is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.


price $129
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

outdoors

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Huatulco, Paradise Garden
Discover the natural beauty of the Oaxaca region and the Sierra Madre Mountains. On this tour you will be able to truly experience contact with Mother Nature and all her strange and beautiful manifestations in this area. You’ll travel north by air-conditioned transportation through one of the most exuberant regions of Oaxaca, the southern Sierra Madre Mountains. This region is one of the true marvels of nature and you will explore it on your scenic drive through small isolated villages, mountain streams, fruit plantations, and the lovely native vegetation and flowers of the region. After a 40-minute drive, you will arrive at Paradise Gardens. This eco-agricultural project encompasses 130 hectares at 853 feet (260 meters) above sea level. Your guide will lead you along the paths to see the different phases of cultivation of fruits, trees and vegetables. In Paradise Gardens you will find more than 400 plant species, with almost 100 varieties originating from Southeast Asia and Central and South America, making a striking combination of vegetation. During your walk you will discover a great variety of exotic flora as well as local species of animals, birds, and more.  Paradise Garden’s production philosophy is based on organic principles that harmonize its production with the natural world and whose most important objective is to maintain and preserve the gifts of nature.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, and bring bug spray and extra money (USD or MXN). This excursion is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.


price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

culture

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Huatulco, Pluma Hidalgo Coffee
To begin you will have the opportunity to know the history and legends of Hualtuco, visiting Santa Maria Huatulco. In this wonderful village you will visit the church, the old market, the square, the Municipal Palace and the main streets of the community to know a little of the traditions that live on there every day. Afterwards you will continue to Pluma Hidalgo towards the mountains and on the way you will observe the changes of temperature and vegetation due to the fact that you are 4,357 feet (1328 meters) above sea level.  In the village you will visit the church and get to know the area. Between mountains and mists in Pluma Hidalgo, visit a coffee farm where you will learn about the process of producing coffee from the cultivation of the coffee plant to the preparation to the coffee roasting and tasting.  You will continue with a rich Oaxacan lunch where you will enjoy one of the typical dishes of the region and then return to the port of Huatulco.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, and bring bug spray and extra money (USD or MXN). This excursion is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or for guests with back or neck problems due to bumpy roads. There is lots of walking involved on uneven surfaces.


price $145
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

watersports

essentials
Huatulco, Pre-Hispanic Steam
The ancient peoples of Mexico used to take steam baths enriched with medicinal and aromatic herbs and plants. There are mural paints in the Mayan ruins of Bonampak describing the ritual of the steam baths. This tour will offer you the opportunity to experience this healthy and mystical tradition in an exclusive Pre-Hispanic Spa built following the traditions of the ancient cultures, decorated with replicas of the murals of Bonampak painted on the walls of the “Temazcalli” (Steam Bath House). Experience an old ritual to heal the body, the mind and the spirit with a chaman (traditional medicine man). After the steam and herbs bath is over, take a relaxing Jacuzzi session and enjoy the Pre-Hispanic rhythms of ancient Mexican instruments.

Please note:  This tour is only recommended for guests in good medical and physical condition. Bring your swimsuit, sandals, and extra money (USD or MXN).


price $175
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Puerto Chiapas, Mexico



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

culture

essentials
Puerto Chiapas, Chiapas Through the Ages
Experience Mexico’s past and present as you explore the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Izapa, visit the Planetarium and learn about Mayan Cosmology, watch Mayan Dancers perform and then wander Tapachula’s town square on a sightseeing adventure that will both educate and delight you.  From the pier, you’ll journey aboard an air-conditioned bus to the ancient ruins of Izapa. From its beginnings as a small village sometime around 1,500 B.C., Izapa grew into the region’s most influential cultural and commercial center with a population of possibly up to 10,000 people at the height of its influence sometime between 60 B.C. and 100 A.D. Once foremost in the region to produce highly valued cacao, Izapa brought together many of Mesoamerica’s ancient cultures and many believe it may be the site of origin of the sacred Mayan Calendar, although much study remains to be done in order to unlock these secrets. From here, you’ll travel by bus to the culturally diverse city of Tapachula whose history and heritage has been influenced not only by the Mayans, Mestizos and Spanish but by German, Chinese, Japanese, and French immigrants as well. From here, your tour guide will introduce you to some the city’s highlights on a short walking tour around the town square. You’ll have free time for shopping in local artisan shops for leather goods, ceramics and more. Then it is time to travel by bus to Tapachula Planetarium where you will watch a presentation inside the dome about Maya Astronomy and Cosmology and then watch Mayan Dancers perform before returning by bus to your ship’s pier.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring extra money (USD or MXN). Not recommended for people with walking difficulties. Snack included.


price $169
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Chiapas, Coffee Tasting & Botanical Garden
Journey into the Sierra Madre Mountains of Chiapas and discover the world’s finest coffees at Argovia Plantation.  You’ll travel by air-conditioned van approximately 90 minutes through the lush forests and breathtaking scenery of the Sierra Madres to the Argovia Estate.  Founded in 1880, Argovia is one of the oldest coffee producers in the region and a one-of-a-kind, family owned agricultural estate. Your professional guides will provide in-depth information about the history of the area, the people of Chiapas and the steps involved in creating the perfect cup of coffee. Take a short tour of the grounds and learn about the Plantation’s history as well as the history of coffee in Chiapas and how it came to be known as the 2nd finest coffee producing region in the world. Then take a delicious journey to discover all the flavors that distinguish Chiapas coffee. You’ll practice observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee, learn the art of coffee tasting - and why it's OK to slurp! Argovia has diversified its production and now also specializes in growing over 125 different ornamental flowers. You’ll tour the flower plantation and see these extraordinary specimens of nature’s gifts. Get to know all the diversity of foliage, tropical and exotic flowers, in one small and spectacular botanic garden that exist in Argovia. Afterwards you’ll have time to browse the gift shop and purchase Argovia’s famous coffee to take home with you.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring extra money (USD or MXN). Not recommended for people with walking difficulties.


price $199
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

concierge
Puerto Chiapas, Concierge Collection: Chocolate Discovery & Mayan Dances
Visit Casa Maya, and discover the process of making 100% artisan Chocolate. They will explain the plant, the fruit, the extraction of the seed, the importance of the product from our pre-Hispanic cultures, and you will taste the fermented cocoa, cocoa drink, and chocolate prepared with milk.  You will also taste an exquisite tamal typical of the region stuffed with chocolate. You will live the experience of the chocolate in the middle of a mystical place with Mayan decorative murals, and watch Mayan Dance performances before returning by bus to your ship’s pier.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring extra money (USD or MXN). Not recommended for people with walking difficulties. 


price $199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Chiapas, Half Day Private Van Tour
Not interested in one of the offered excursions? Or you just want to be flexible and do your own thing? Get your private vehicle with your own driver-guide and explore Puerto Chiapas beauty according to your own rhythm. Find nice beaches for relaxing, great shopping areas, and incredible landscapes.

Please note: Highly recommended for those with mobility issues.


price $845
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7 HRS

Moderate

hiking

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Chiapas, Hiking the Tacana Volkan Trail
From your ship’s pier you will travel to the small village of Talquian, the last town before getting to the Tacana hiking route. Here you will have a delicious meal to gain strength before getting active. The Tacana volcano the highest peak in Central America  13,320 feet (4060 m), lies right on the border between Mexico and Guatemala, and was a sacred place for the Mayans, who believed the gods gave the gift of corn to humankind right in this place. Your guide will lead you through the path uphill while showing you the local flora and fauna of this rainforest and perhaps meet some of the locals on their way from Guatemala to Mexico since this is still a trading route for the local villages. After about an hour and 15 minutes hiking, you will head back to the bottom of the hill where your transportation is waiting for you to take you back to your ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring extra money (USD or MXN). Not recommended for people with walking difficulties.


price $169
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6.5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

dining

sightseeing

culture

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Puerto Chiapas, Izapa & Pico del Loro
From the pier you will travel to the Pico de Loro (Parrot`s beak), a very peculiar rock formation, located at the bottom of the Tacana Volcano. After a short 15-minute hike, you will get to the massive rock and then will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and forest. Then you continue to Izapa, where you will enjoy a typical Mexican lunch. Afterwards discover the Archaeological Site, one of the most important Mayan sites of the region because of its history and strategic location right where it used to be the jade and cacao trade Mayan route. Your guide will show you the still existing ball park and the rest of the remaining buildings of this Mayan Center while explaining the history of this unique civilization. After a day’s adventure it’s time to go back to your ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring bug spray and extra money (USD or MXN). Not recommended for people with walking difficulties. Tour includes umbrellas and refreshing face towels.


price $149
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

boating

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Chiapas, Mangroves & Nature Exploration
Immerse yourself in the magic of Chiapas’s natural environments as you head off the beaten path in a 6-person boat and explore beautiful mangrove streams and lagoons populated by wildlife and birds. After a short bus ride from the pier, you’ll arrive at the water’s edge where you’ll meet your captain and board your boat. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views that surround you as your boat is navigated through the waterways by a professional captain and guide. Experience nature and all her glory as wildlife, and especially the region’s diverse array of birds, appear along the way. Your guide will share information about the area’s eco-system and point out various species of flora and fauna. You may see pelicans, herons, ospreys, cormorants, hummingbirds, egrets, spoonbills, storks, turtles, and much more. This nature reserve also provides a way of life to the local fishermen who use the same tried and true methods of catching shrimp, crab and more that their fathers did before them. Have your questions ready when you meet one of the fishermen in person and grab the opportunity to learn about their daily work and personal life before heading back to your cruise ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring bug spray and extra money (USD or MXN). Not recommended for people with walking difficulties.


price $175
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3.25 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

culture

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Puerto Chiapas, Tapachula City Tour
Experience Tapachula City Downtown as you explore the main churches and squares, and have time to do shopping for Mexican handcrafts, chocolates, and coffee that make this region of Mexico famous. From the pier, you’ll journey approximately 45 minutes aboard an air-conditioned bus to the main Cathedral, located in the Bicentennial Square, recently remodeled. After visiting and learning about the Cathedral you will have time to shop directly from the local vendors. From here, you’ll travel by bus to the Main Square of Tapachula whose history and heritage have been influenced not only by the Mayans, Mestizos, and Spanish but by German, Chinese, Japanese, and French immigrants as well.  From here, your tour guide will introduce you to some the city’s highlights on a short walking tour around the town square. You’ll have free time for shopping in local artisan shops for leather goods, ceramics, and more. Then it is time to travel by bus to your ship’s pier.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring extra money (USD or MXN). Not recommended for people with walking difficulties.


price $149
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

essentials
Playas Del Coco, Canopy Zip Line
You’ll have a 30-minute drive to the Congo Trail Private Reserve where your adventure will begin. A platform located at ground level will mark the beginning of your experience. Industry-approved, ultra-safe harness equipment and a network of steel cables that connect eight trees in the forest will be your road to excitement while you learn the secrets of the dry forest. Gliding from tree to tree, you will have a birds-eye-view of the forest. The fauna is especially abundant here. Hundreds of different species of birds have been sighted, along with the howler monkey, many different snakes, coatis, and other mammals. At the end of the last cable, you will head back to earth and your ride back to your ship. 

Please note: This is a very active tour only recommended for guests who are in good physical condition. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Wet landing required. 


price $105
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4 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

refreshments

beach

boating
Playas Del Coco, Catamaran & Snorkel Tour
The Gulf of Papagayo is located in the northwestern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and is known for its beautiful beaches, its amazing year-round good weather, the abundant wildlife that lives in its waters and the wide variety of activities that visitors can be a part of while visiting this beautiful country. During this tour, you will sail aboard a beautiful catamaran through the waters of the Gulf of Papagayo, and discover its enchanting marine world: beautiful reefs, colorful and pristine beaches, dolphins, flying fish and other marine species that are only part of the spectacle you might witness during this adventure. You can even relax on the boat and sip delicious refreshing tropical drinks and snacks that are served by the crew as you simply enjoy and delight yourself with the amazing views of the ocean, the surrounding beaches and feel the marine breeze on your face.  On arrival at Playa Heuvos there will be time to swim, snorkel or explore in the tranquil warm ocean.

Please note:  The catamaran is not wheelchair accessible. Bring your bathing suit and a towel. 


price $145
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5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Playas Del Coco, Liberia City Tour, Shopping & Folklore
Liberia is the capital city of the province of Guanacaste, and one of the most important cities in Costa Rica’s northwest.  It was originated during the middle of the 18th century and is a beautiful place to visit. You will board your bus for the 50-minute ride to Liberia. Also known as the White City due to the color of the land it was built on, you will see colorful adobe houses that will certainly take you back in time, while the beauty of La Agonia Church, built in 1769 is a clear example of this region’s architectural and cultural heritage. During your tour the guide will enlighten you with some of the most interesting facts about this city and show you some local stores where you will be able to purchase delicious coffee to take back home, enjoy traditional dances and the beautiful sounds of regional music, taste traditional dishes and admire the work of local artisans who transform pottery into real works of art.

Please note: This tour is a good choice for guests with limited mobility as long as they travel with a companion who can assist with the steps in and out of the bus. Wet landing required.


price $89
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7 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

refreshments

dining

boating
Playas Del Coco, River Cruise, Sabanero Traditions & Lunch
This is an unforgettable experience that will take you into the roots of Guanacaste and its culture. Your adventure will begin with a 75-minute drive to board a river boat that will allow you to see the beauty of the Tempisque River, bordering the spectacular Palo Verde National Park and flowing into the Gulf of Nicoya.  Along the route of your 80-minute boat tour you will be able to observe the most amazing varieties of birds, plus crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys and a beautiful ecosystem that is filled with extensive marshes that serve as home to many migratory birds coming from North and South America.  Following your river tour you will delight your palate with a delicious homemade Costa Rican-style lunch, while immersing yourself into the authentic lifestyle of Guanacaste’s  “Sabaneros” and experiencing the ambiance  of the beautiful Hacienda House, built in the 19th century and recently restored.  You will see lovely views from the ample corridors as the savannahs and sugar cane fields extend before your eyes.

Please note:  All animals in this national park are wild animals. Please do not feed them. Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, insect repellent, sunblock, and bring a hat. You will be given a life jacket on the river boat. Wet landing required.


price $169
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7 HRS

Easy

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Playas Del Coco, Rivers of Joy, Hotsprings & Lunch
You arrive through a meandering country road, surrounded by a volcanic mountain range and a dwarf-forest, a rare habitat within the Costa Rican tropical dry forest. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a refreshing beverage. Your visit will start with a scenic guided walk on one of the main trails, including a hanging bridge. As part of the walk you will have the opportunity to enjoy the waters of this crystal-clear river. Once within the 500+ acre private reserve, you will be led into a canyon where a thermo-mineral river flows strong and trees grow 10 times taller than those on the parched earth above. The visit to Rivers of Joy Hot Springs and Spa, will not only give you the opportunity of enjoying the generous hot springs of "Rio Perdido" but the convergence with the "Rio Blanco" where you can enjoy the different pools temperatures that range from 90 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit, the spectacular views of the "Rincon de La Vieja Volcano" and the SPA for those who want to pamper their souls. There are thermal pools just next to the building where you can also enjoy the thermal waters. An authentic “Guanacaste” culinary experience will be served for lunch at the main restaurant. SPA treatments available on reservation only and are not included in tour price. The treatments must be paid directly at the property.

Please note: Bring bathing suite, sandals, changing cloths, walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen. Wet landing required.


price $149
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6.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

horseback

boating

dining

beach
Playas Del Coco, Saddles & Paddles
This great adventure will allow you to experience Guanacaste in a way no other adventure can.  At Cañon de La Vieja you will be able to horseback ride across some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful surroundings; savannahs, hills and some breathtaking views of the volcano while being assisted by an experienced ‘sabanero’ (cowboy).  Board your bus for the 75-minute ride to Cañon de La Vieja where you will get a safety lesson before your horseback ride along the river.  Then  you will take part in an exciting rafting tour that will take you through approximately 2 miles of one of the most beautiful rivers in the area, that include Class II and III rapids that vary depending on the weather conditions existing in the higher lands.  For approximately 60 minutes you will enjoy yourself riding these beautiful waters, observing the vegetation and fauna of the area, while wearing safety equipment of the highest standards and being guided by very experienced guides. At the conclusion of these activities relax at the pool and before heading back to Coco enjoy a traditional Costa Rican-styled lunch.

Please note:  The river rafting includes a couple of very strenuous canyons requiring participants to be in excellent physical condition.  Saddles, life jackets, helmets and paddles will all be provided.   Lunch is included on this tour. Bring your bathing suit, extra dry clothes, towel, sunscreen and rubber-soled shoes.  Wet landing required.


price $219
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Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Bahia Herradura, Andalusian Horse Show & Countryside

This show combines the magnificent Andalusian horses with masterful riders. Learn about the equestrian world from a local English-speaking expert with vast knowledge in this field. You will board your comfortable air conditioned motor coach for the 75-minute ride to Rancho San Miguel, passing a variety of landscapes including mango and watermelon farmlands, lush forests and mountain views to the highlands of Alajuela Province where the hacienda is located. Rancho San Miguel is a school of high equestrian arts they have been exhibiting at horse fiestas for over 30 years.It is now famous throughout the Americas for their pure breed of Andalusian horses. You will be greeted by a local expert who will introduce you the equine world of mares and stallions. The 60-minute show will combine dressage training of the magnificent Andalusian horses with the impressive ability of the riders, a group of talented young ladies in acts that require many months of hard team-work training and discipline including a synchronized choreography of the mares. Every act will be presented and explained by the expert while you also enjoy the sounds of Spanish flamenco music in a spectacular amphitheater. You will then have a 45-minute drive to El Jardin souvenir market in Orotina where you will have plenty of time to browse around the shop, sample their delicious fruits or taste a Costa Rican cup of coffee.

Please note:  Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, a hat or visor, sunscreen, insect repellent, and bring water, cash/credit cards and your camera.


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

culture

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

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

price $149
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4.45 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

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

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


price $119
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3 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

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


price $135
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4 HRS

Strenuous

horseback

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

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

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

price $139
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Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

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

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


price $149
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5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing

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

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


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

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

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


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
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 $139
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Quepos, Costa Rica



5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

dining

culture

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

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


price $159
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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
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 $145
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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.




price $109
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5.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

horseback

dining

wildlife

essentials
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:  Children riding alone must be at least 6 years old. Maximum weight for riders is 222 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

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

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


price $119
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

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

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

price $1499
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

beach

watersports

essentials
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 $129
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

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

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


price $125
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5 HRS

Easy

dining

culture
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.  Your first stop will be at the local farmers’ market in Quepos, where you will have the opportunity to browse the stands and pick some of the ingredients for your lunch with the guide’s assistance and depending on the menu designed for you. 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 $159
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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 $249
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

dining

beach

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

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


price $169
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

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

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


price $139
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4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

beach

boating

refreshments

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

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

price $159
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

wildlife

refreshments

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

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


price $119
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Isla Parida, Panama



3.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

boating

watersports

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

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


price $499
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Isla Parida, Hiking on Parida Island
The rainforest is filled with over 1,000 teak, mahogany, eucalyptus, and many of other trees, plants and fauna. Your hike will approximately and 1 ½ hours in significant to extreme heat and humidity and the level of difficulty is moderate to strenuous.  You will disembark your ship and take tenders to the beach where you will be met by certified bilingual guides. Isla Parida represents one of the world’s few remaining “undiscovered” places. Adventure off the beaten path to explore the wondrous ecology of the island, from beautiful flowers and rare vegetation to iguanas and rare birds. Along the way you’ll enjoy a viewpoint stop to see neighboring islands. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, and shorts or long pants, a t-shirt or light shirt, your swimsuit, towel, and a hat. Bring insect repellent, your sunglasses, and your camera. You will be provided with water. Also it is recommended to bring additional clothes to change after the walk experience. Please do not bring valuable items to this tour.


price $55
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

boating

sightseeing

snorkeling

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

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


price $99
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Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

dining

unesco

concierge
Balboa, Concierge Collection: Coffee & Chocolate Foodie Experience
 At Casco Viejo, UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, dating back to the 1670s, enjoy an evening 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.  Continue through the narrow streets of Casco Viejo to “Pedro Mandinga.” The first craft distillery in Panama, their brand is inspired by Pedro Mandinga, a Panamanian, sociable, charismatic and full of character. Their rums are distilled from scratch from sugar cane cut by hand in a small farm in Chiriqui. The rum tasting will be accompanied by “ceviche” fish cooked in lemon seasoned with salt, onion, cilantro and the famous “aji chombo” to spice it up a little.  After the rum and ceviche tasting you will also sample 2 local Panamanian “picadas”: Pulled Pork Tostones with pickled onions and Sweet Corn Torrejitas (made with fresh cheese) followed by a rum dessert, Pedro Mandinga rum coconut flan. 

Please note:   Rum cocktails and a variety of beverages will be available to purchase.


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

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

price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

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

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


price $119
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8 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

dining

sightseeing

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

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


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing

unesco

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

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


price $109
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7 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

unesco

walking

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

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


price $149
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Colón, Panama



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

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

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


price $139
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

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

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

 
price $329
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

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

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

 

price $309
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6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

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

 


price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

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

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

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

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price $129
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