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7-night Tropical Rainforests and the Panama Canal Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Dumont-D'Urville
Destination:
Colon (Panama)/Puerto Caldera
Departure Date:
1/4/2021
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1381597

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Colon (Panama)
1/4/2021
1/4/2021

There’s more to Panama than the canal. Panama’s ethnic mix is reflected in its arts. This is a proud nation that honors its many Indian tribes and its rich Spanish legacy. And with some of the finest deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and birding, once you embrace Panama, you’ll find it hard to leave.

San Blas Islands
1/5/2021
1/5/2021

The friendly Cuna Indians live quietly on these primitive islands off Panama's Caribbean coast. The arrival of visitors to their home is still a special occasion for these isolated island dwellers. They are happy to be photographed in their colorful attire, for perhaps a small tip. Bargain for one of their fancifully designed handmade embroideries called molas.

Panama Canal
1/6/2021
1/6/2021

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn. 'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle. Two other special highlights of the canal are Gatun Lake and the Gaillard cut. Gatun Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes covering 163 square miles. Gaillard Cut is an 8 mile channel built through solid rock which was the most difficult excavation in the canal construction.

Playa de Muertos
1/7/2021
1/7/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
1/8/2021
1/8/2021

No information currently available.

Manuel Antonio National Park
1/9/2021
1/9/2021

Manuel Antonio National Park was established in 1972 by Costa Rica to preserve the biodiversity of one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Its stunning beauty and diverse wildlife is unequaled. Walk through rainforests to expansive, sandy beaches - then take a dive to coral reefs under the sea. The forest is home for sloths, iguanas, the rare adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs. The trail around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views. The southern facing beach, Playa Manuel Antonio, is a picturesque half mile long, white sand crescent with deep green foliage on one side and a private, secluded cove on the other. Standing with your feet dug into the sand watching waves crash against rocks on either side of the lagoon, it is easy to believe you are a thousand miles from anywhere.

Curu (Reserve)
1/10/2021
1/10/2021

The Curu Biological Reserve, on the Peninsula de Nicoya, offers diverse wildlife from white faced monkeys to phantom crabs. Though smaller than Ireland, Costa Rica boasts an amazing biodiversity. With more butterfly species than the whole of Africa, more bird species than Europe, its precious tropical rainforests harbour over half a million plant and aninial species. Small wonder that about a quarter of Costa Rica is protected nature reserve or national Park.

Tortuga Island (Curu)
1/10/2021
1/10/2021

Tortuga, a dream island and a little paradise in the Pacific Ocean, has something for everyone. More than just a beach, white sands and sun, Tortuga also offers luxuriant flora, fauna and adventure. Tortuga Island is a reflection today of more than twenty years of hard work by a Costa Rican family in the field of conservation and sustainable development. Over the last two years the island has seen changes that allow visitors to enjoy its natural beauty to the fullest.

Puerto Caldera
Suggested Private Excursion
1/11/2021
1/11/2021

From Costa Rica's central coastal city of Puerto Caldera visitors can explore the mountainous countryside and travel inland to the cosmopolitan capital of San Jose.

Suggested Private Excursions

Puerto Caldera: Carara National Park & Rio Tarcoles Mangrove Tour - 8 hours

Caldera: Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure Tour - 6.5 hours

Caldera: Carara National Park Tour - 6 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
1/4/2021
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Discover the fabulous National Parks of Central America, biodiversity and tribes.
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • UNESCO site: the Darien National Park from Playa Muerto, and its magnificent jungle.
  • In Costa Rica, outings in the Manuel Antonio National Park and the Curú Wildlife Refuge, sanctuaries of unspoiled nature.
  • Discover the magnificent islets of the San Blas Islands.
  • Sailing through the Panama Canal, truly a masterpiece of civil engineering.
  • Encounters with the indigenous Emberas tribe in the Darien National Park and with the Kuna Indians of the San Blas archipelago.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1381597

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Plaza Travel
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Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-990-4053
800-347-4447