Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

Exploring Costa Rica and Panama is a singular experience that combines biodiverse jungle wildlife with an in-depth crossing of the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering. It is the perfect winter escape. Dense, lush rainforest. Pristine deserted beaches. Monkeys galore. Hike deep into the rainforest; kayak and paddleboard along the shore; take a cool swim in a waterfall pool; snorkel over a coral reef. Opportunities abound to see creatures in their natural environs—both on land and in the sea. Expert local naturalists and photo instructors are with you every step of the way, always giving you choices and expanding your knowledge. Aboard, you can always savor panoramic views from the 100-guest National Geographic Quest. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive chance to visit to Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST) Association at Playa Blanca on the Osa Peninsula, where you can assist in data collection and the release of rehabilitated, healthy turtles into the sea.

  • Venture into remote wilderness: hike among monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds, and explore far from any inhabited places

  • Transit the Panama Canal over two days to see it by day and in the coolness of night—plus an exclusive stop at the Smithsonian Research Institute

  • Discover the wild rainforests of Corcovado National Park, which National Geographic dubbed “the most biologically intense place on Earth”

  • Explore idyllic islands, snorkel over a vibrant coral reef, and take a Zodiac cruise up a wild river

  • Meet the Emberá people of Panama, who welcome us into their village, and meet others working to protect this eco paradise

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Duration

8 Days

Price

From $6,620 per person

Dates

Jan

Feb

Mar

Dec

Next departure

12/19/2021

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Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Day By Day

Explore coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and idyllic islands. Learn about the abundant wildlife residing here. More avenues for exploration give you the most interesting options. Combine all this wildness with a transit of the legendary Panama Canal—aboard National Geographic Quest. While our route is planned, we will always remain flexible in our approach to take advantage of sightings and opportunities for discovery.

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Embark

San Jose, Costa Rica

Disembark

Panama City, Panama

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Panama City, Panama

Disembark

San Jose, Costa Rica

Itinerary

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Explore coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and idyllic islands. Learn about the abundant wildlife residing here. More avenues for exploration give you the most interesting options. Combine all this wildness with a transit of the legendary Panama Canal—aboard National Geographic Quest. While our route is planned, we will always remain flexible in our approach to take advantage of sightings and opportunities for discovery.

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