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Costa Rica & Panama

Through the Canal and into the pure wildness of Costa Rica & Panama

Monteverde + Costa Rica And Panama

  • 11 Days
  • NG Sea Lion
  • 62 Guests
  • Expeditions in: Jan/Feb/Mar/Nov/Dec
  • From $8,140 to $13,070

Itinerary Overview

A coastal expedition & inland exploration

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An expedition landing craft cruise, expertly narrated by an onboard naturalist, allows for up-close encounters with birds and sea life.
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Every expedition sails with a veteran expedition leader and a hand-picked team of deeply knowledgeable naturalists.
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Brightly-colored and noisy parrots play their part in the visual and aural symphony of the Central American jungle.
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Away from the distractions of everyday life, every member of the family has the chance to explore new horizons.

A thrilling & enriching adventure
Explore the wild coastal rain forests of Costa Rica and Panama by expedition ship, sail through the fascinating Panama Canal, and then venture inland to walk the suspended tree canopy bridges and explore the Monteverde cloud forest reserve. On this expedition you’ll:

- See monkeys, sloths, rare birds, and venture deep into the rain forest

- Transit the Panama Canal, with an exclusive stop to visit the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

- Kayak, hike, swim, and snorkel; actively explore these idyllic islands and hidden waterways, getting the same enriching experience offered on our eight-day Costa Rica and Panama expedition

PLUS you’ll venture inland for an exploration of the picturesque Monteverde cloud forest.

Add an inland exploration to your coastal expedition
There is a soothing aura about Monteverde’s cloud forest. Mist drifting past silhouettes of majestic trees, the cool quiet, and the haunting music of a bird called “solitaire.” Trees draped in a profusion of bromeliads and orchids display an abundance of life. The lacy-fronded tree fern, unchanged since early ecological times, stands out as a signature cloud forest specimen. Those lucky enough to glimpse the elusive resplendent quetzal, one of the world’s most beautiful birds, will see clearly how color and grace could inspire the reverence of Mayan civilizations.

Escape into wildness in Costa Rica & Panama
The perfect winter escape. Dense, lush rain forests. Pristine, deserted beaches. Monkeys galore. Coatimundis and dozing sloths, plus toucans, macaws, and hummingbirds. Walk deep into the rain forest; the only sounds you’ll hear are the birds and monkeys in the trees and your own footfalls. And slowly, everyday life dissipates as revitalization takes over. Each day reveals distinct facets of the region: forest trails for hiking, a cool swim in a waterfall pool, and a coral reef to snorkel. Opportunities abound to see creatures in their natural environs—both on land and in the sea.

Exhilarating adventures daily
In Monteverde you’ll walk bridges suspended in the rain forest canopy that offer a rare bird’s eye view of the jungle, plus hike the extensive network of jungle trails with your naturalist. On the coast, you’ll kayak stretches of shore where the rain forest meets the sea, search for wildlife in an expedition landing craft, and transit the Panama Canal—a modern wonder of the world. Snorkel at Isla Coiba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the best reefs in the Eastern Pacific.

Naturalists help you see and learn more
The cloud forest is a secretive place, revealing its magic to the trained eye of our naturalists, who help you observe all facets of this marvelous habitat. On our Costa Rica expedition, you experience the forest trail at ground level. In Monteverde, you explore the upper forest canopy on an exhilarating Sky Walk—a series of suspension bridges—for a bird’s-eye view. Spend two nights at a charming, family-owned lodge.

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Important Flight Information

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Special Offers


Book by June 30, 2016 and receive a $450 air credit on flights from Miami to Panama or Costa Rica on select 2016/2017 departures. Subject to availability; new bookings only. Call for details.

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