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Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama ex Panama City

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This eight-day journey aboard the M/S Panorama departs from Panama city and will take you to Costa Rica.   Explore two of the most bio-diverse countries on the planet from the comfort of this small vessel. Highlights of the cruise include exploring Panama City, the traditions of Darien National Park, beach activities at Isla del Rey, the endemic wildlife of Corcovado National Park, a magical underwater world at Coiba Isl and the lush flora of Manuel Antonio Reserve.  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: LAVCPC

Location: Panama

Ship: Panorama

CRUISE ITINERARY

This afternoon, please make your way to Flamenco Marina to board the MS Panorama. Enjoy a Welcome Briefing and Safety Drill. Later in the afternoon you may choose to go on the optional walking tour of Old Panama City. Overnight in port.

Embarkation Panama City

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. Late afternoon sailing to Darrien.

Flamenico Marina Panama City

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 Coiba Island.

Damien National Park

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 and BBQ lunch before departing in the late afternoon to continue sailing to Golfito.

Granito de Oro - Coiba Island - Golfito

This morning we arrive at Golfito for immigration procedures before continuing sailing to nearby Casa Orquidedas where we anchor. After lunch on board, 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.

Return to the Panorama and continue sailing to Puerto Jimenez. Here you can take the optional excursion to Osa Peninsula. 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 and continue sailing to Quepos.

Golfito - Casa Orquideas - Puerto Jimenez

Morning arrival in Quepos. You may wish to do the optional excursion to Manual Antonio Reserve, one of the highlights of this cruise. Return to the Panorama for lunch. After lunch, you can take the optional Forest Canopy excursion and rejoin the Panorama at Puerto Biesanz.

Continue sailing to Curu Island.

Quepos - Playa Biesanaz - Curu Island

This morning you may choose to do the optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local rangers and the ship's Naturalist Guide. Return in the late morning and sail to Tortuga Island. Enjoy time swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of this paradise island before having a bbq lunch on the beach. This evening enjoy a tropical farewell dinner and party.

Curu Island - Tortuga Island

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

Disembarkation Puerto Caldera
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Pricing & date

Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama ex Panama City from AUD 3,833
Departing Ending Duration
04 Jan 2020 11 Jan 2020 8
01 Feb 2020 08 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 

  • Available upon request 

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  • 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.