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Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama ex Costa Rica

8 Days FROM AUD 4,259

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This eight-day journey aboard the 24 cabin M/S Panorama departs from Puerto Caldera in Costa Rica and will take you to Panama City. Explore two of the most bio-diverse countries on the planet from the comfort of this small vessel. Highlights of the cruise include the lush flora of Manuel Antonio Reserve, the Osa Peninsula, the endemic wildlife of Corcovado National Park, a magical underwater world at Coiba Island, the traditions of Darien National Park, beach activities at Isla del Rey and Panama City. Swim, snorkel and trek in pristine surroundings by day and enjoy the ambience and cuisine of the M/S Panorama by night.

Optional Activities :

Trip Code: LAVCCP

Location: Costa Rica

Ship: Panorama

CRUISE ITINERARY

This afternoon, please make your way to Puerto Caldera Port to embark on the MS Panorama. Enjoy a Welcome Briefing, safety drill and Welcome Dinner. Sail to Quepos.

Embarkation Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

This morning you may wish to do the optional excursion to Manual Antonio Reserve, one of the highlights of this cruise. After lunch, you can take the optional Forest Canopy excursion and rejoin the Panorama at Puerto Biesanz.

Return to the Panorama for an afternoon of sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz.

Enjoy a tropical evening with dinner and party onboard. Late evening sailing to Puerto Jimenez, Golfo Dulce.

Quepos - Playa Biesanz

We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. You may wish to join the optional Osa Peninsula excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Return to the ship for a late lunch while we cross Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas.

After lunch, we reach by Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flower sanctuary. You can choose to do the optional excursion of one of the finest botanical gardens in Costa Rica.

Continue sailing into Golfito Bay where we stop for immigration procedures and then sail overnight to Coiba Island, Panama.

Puerto Jimenez - Golfito

Morning arrival at Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkelling in a pristine environment. The waters are teeming with marine life. After a BBQ lunch on deck, sail to nearby Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Enjoy walking tour with the ship's naturalist and discover the local forest and animal life. Return to the beach for a swim before departing in the late afternoon to continue sailing to Playa Muerto, Darrien.

Granito de Oro - Coiba Island

Today spend the day at sea as the Panorama sails to Playa Muerto, Darien National Park. Relax on the sun deck-loungers, enjoy reading a book or join a lecture provided by one of the onboard Expert Guest Naturalist.

Day at Sea

This morning you may choose to take the optional excursion in the Darrien National Park. Reach Playa Muerto by tenders (wet landing) and visit an Emberra Village where you will be welcomed by Emberra Indians, one of seven indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. You will be invited to share lunch with them. After lunch, return to the Panorama and continue sailing to Isla Del Rey, the Pearl Islands. Spend the afternoon snorkelling and swimming. This evening continue sailing to Panama City.

Darien National Park - Isla Del Rey

This morning you may choose to do the optional excursion to the Gatun Lake and explore Fort San Lorenzo Spanish Historical Forts. Visit the Panama Cana Expansion Observation Centre in Gatun and enjoy lunch there. Return to Panama City and visit the Canal Museum and watch the movements of ships in the locks. Enjoy a farewell dinner on board and overnight in port.

Flamenico Marina Panama City

After breakfast, farewell your fellow passengers and crew and disembark the MS Panorama.

Disembarkation Panama City
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Pricing & date

Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama ex Costa Rica from AUD 4,259
Departing Ending Duration
28 Dec 2019 04 Jan 2020 8
25 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2020 8
22 Feb 2020 29 Feb 2020 8
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Important Information

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins
    Full board daily 
    Coffee, Tea and purified water 
    Services of Cruise Director 
    Port Charges

    Exclusions


    Transfers to/from meeting point
    Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
    Optional excursions as mentioned in itinerary
    Gratuities to crew and guides
    Visa Fees (if applicable) 

  • Available upon request 

  • Contact us for more details 

  • Season and availability 

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Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.