Scarlet macaw

© David Newland

Itinerary and Pricing

Small-Ship Expedition

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

March 11 to March 22, 2022

From $5,995 to $8,195 USD

Map

Costa Rica and Panama Canal 2022 Map
  • Day 1: San Jose to Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Day 2: Puntarenas to Puerto Caldera Port
  • Day 3: Quepos and Manual Antonio Reserve
  • Day 4: Curu and Tortuga Islands
  • Day 5: Drake Bay and Corcovado
  • Day 6: Puerto Jimenez — Golfo Dulce
  • Day 7: Isla Coiba, Panama
  • Day 8: Playa Muerto, Darrien, Panama
  • Day 9: Panama City and the Canal
  • Day 10: Lake Gatun and the Panama Canal
  • Day 11: Colon 2000 Terminal and Panama City
  • Day 12: Panama City

Itinerary

  • San Jose Mountains

    Day 1
    San Jose to Puntarenas, Costa Rica

    San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, sits in the Central Valley region with the Talamanca Mountains to the south and volcanoes to the north.

    Arrive at your leisure today, and complimentary transfer to our all-inclusive hotel on the Pacific Coast near the small town of Puntarenas.

  • Macaw Parrots

    Day 2
    Puntarenas to Puerto Caldera Port

    Enjoy the day in the sun at our all-inclusive hotel. In the afternoon, we will transfer to the M/S Panorama and set sail south down the coast.

  • Capuchin Monkeys

    Day 3
    Quepos and Manual Antonio Reserve

    Manuel Antonio Reserve is a wonderful place to view wildlife, with plentiful white-faced capuchin, howler, and squirrel monkeys. The reserve also features a Forest Canopy Tour for an aerial view.

    In the afternoon, those not on the canopy tour will have a chance to explore the quaint town of Quepos.

  • Costa Rica Beach

    Day 4
    Curu and Tortuga Islands

    Start your morning with an optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and our naturalists. Late in the morning we rejoin the M/S Panorama for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our Beach BBQ.

  • Humpback Whale

    Day 5
    Drake Bay and Corcovado

    Corcovado National Park is the largest park in Costa Rica and covers almost a third of the peninsula.National Geographic has called Corcovado “the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity.”

    Drake Bay is known to be a common wintering and breeding ground for humpback whales.

  • Toucan

    Day 6
    Puerto Jimenez — Golfo Dulce

    Puerto Jimenez is a small town in the southern region of Puntarenas Province. With just over 3,000 inhabitants, this historic gold mining and logging community is one of the largest towns on the Osa Peninsual. The rare scarlet macaw can be found in the surrounding jungle.

    Plants at the area’s famed Casa Orquideas (House of Orchids) include orchids, heliconias, bromeliads.

  • Coiba Island

    Day 7
    Isla Coiba, Panama

    The island of Coiba retains 80% of its original forest cover—thanks to the penal colony located there for ninety years, which hosted Panama’s most notorious criminals. Coiba Island Marine Park, considered one of the ten top diving spots in the world, is home to the largest coral reef in the Eastern Pacific.

  • Embera village panama indigenous people and passenger dancing

    © David Newland

    Day 8
    Playa Muerto, Darrien, Panama

    On our excursion into Darrien National park, we are welcomed by members of the Embera Indians, one of the seven indigenous groups living in Panama. We’ll appreciate their beautiful handicrafts and well-preserved traditions.

  • Panama City 2

    Day 9
    Panama City and the Canal

    Today we will arrive in the marina at Panama City. Here we’ll enjoy a city tour including the Panama Canal Museum at the Miraflores Locks and historic old town Panama City. In the late afternoon we enter into the locks and into the Panama Canal.

  • Panama Canal 2

    Day 10
    Lake Gatun and the Panama Canal

    This morning we will visit the Fort San Lorenzo Spanish Historical Forts on the Atlantic side of the Canal. In the early evening we will enter our final lock and make our way to the city of Colon.

  • Slot panama

    © David Newland

    Day 11
    Colon 2000 Terminal and Panama City

    We will arrive at the city of Colon, and board a complimentary shuttle back to Panama City. After free time to explore, we will meet at a local restaurant for our farewell dinner. Overnight in Panama City's Old Town.

  • Panama City Panama 1

    Day 12
    Panama City

    Today you may make your way to the airport for flights home, or choose to extend your stay in Panama.

Pricing and Cabins

This expedition is eligible to combine with your League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program discount for an additional 5-10% off the berth price.

All Cabin Amenities

  • Private bath
  • Telephone for internal use
  • TV (satellite channels)
  • Piped music
  • AC with independent temperature controls
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini safe
  • Mini fridge

Ship

Ms Panorama

M/S Panorama

The Panorama is a three-masted Motorsailer launched in 1993 and rebuilt in 2001, last renovated in 2014. Upper deck cabins and lounge, and main deck cabin en suite bathrooms and lounge have been refitted.

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Details

  • Small-Ship Expedition

    Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

    March 11 to March 22, 2022

    From $5,995 to $8,195 USD

  • Single Supplement : Not available

  • Starts: Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    Ends: Panama City, Panama

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included:

  • Applicable taxes and Credit card fees
  • Special access permits, entry and park fees
  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre–departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals
  • Day 1 and day 11 hotels are included and you may extend your stay for an additional price

Not Included:

  • Commercial flights
  • Program Enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation

Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions