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Amazingly diverse flora & fauna—and an engineering marvel

Within the lush and vibrant green of this region lie many discoveries. The flash of scarlet macaw wings amid treetops. The scintillating iridescence on the hummingbirds sipping nectar as they hover. And so many moments that will stay with you long after you leave—the atavistic thrill of hearing howler monkeys call to each other in the trees or the peace of sinking into a pool at the base of a waterfall deep in the jungle. Add to that the privilege of seeing one of the world’s great feats of engineering from the deck of an expedition ship as you cross the Panama Canal—an absolute peak travel experience.

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Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

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Length

8 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Dec

From

$6,620

Prices are per person

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Highlights

Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

Length

8 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Dec

From

$6,620

Top Highlights

  • 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

Special Offers

  • FREE ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE OR 50% OFF PANAMA CITY EXTENSION - ON SELECT DATES
  • SOLO TRAVELER SAVINGS
  • $450 AIR CREDIT OFFER
  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS
  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

New and Noteworthy

New Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs & Volcanic Peaks + Monteverde, Arenal & Tortuguero

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Length

13 days

  1. Nov
  2. Dec

From

$8,730

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

New and Noteworthy

New Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs & Volcanic Peaks + Monteverde, Arenal & Tortuguero

Length

13 days

  1. Nov
  2. Dec

From

$8,730

Top Highlights

  • Explore Rincón de la Vieja National Park, which is alive with active volcanos and gurgling mud pots and replete with howler monkeys, waterfalls, and an optional zipline
  • Glide through a mangrove forest to see reddish egrets, spoonbills, white ibis, and crocodiles
  • Kayak, snorkel, swim, hike—actively explore every day
  • Hike through the mist-shrouded cloud forest reserve in Monteverde and enjoy great bird-watching
  • Walk suspension bridges in the dense forest surrounding Arenal volcano and relax in nearby hot springs
  • Visit the remote, car-less town of Tortuguero and venture through rain-forest-shrouded canals in small boats

Special Offers

FREE ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE ON SELECT DATES

Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Monteverde + Costa Rica And Panama

Special Offers

Length

11 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Dec

From

$8,610

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Monteverde + Costa Rica And Panama

Length

11 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Dec

From

$8,610

Top Highlights

  • 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, explore Costa Rica’s rugged interior among the mist-shrouded wild forests of Monteverde
  • Sail 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
  • Explore idyllic islands; snorkel over a vibrant coral reef and take a Zodiac along jungle shores teeming with birds

Special Offers

$450 AIR CREDIT OR EXTENSION ON SELECT DATES

Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

New and Noteworthy

New Monteverde + Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks

Special Offers

Length

9 days

  1. Nov
  2. Dec

From

$6,060

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

New and Noteworthy

New Monteverde + Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks

Length

9 days

  1. Nov
  2. Dec

From

$6,060

Top Highlights

  • Glide through a mangrove forest to see reddish egrets, spoonbills, white ibis, and crocodiles
  • Snorkel the rich underwater world near Islas Murcielagos
  • Venture through the Guanacaste Conservation Area by kayak or Zodiac, or on foot
  • Explore Rincón de la Vieja National Park, which is alive with active volcanoes and gurgling mud pots and replete with howler monkeys, waterfalls, and an optional zip line
  • Search for the elusive northern tamandua (anteater) at Curu National Wildlife Range

Special Offers

FREE ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE ON SELECT DATES

Expedition Highlights

Actively discover the legendary wildness of Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. Hike, paddleboard, kayak, snorkel, and zip line. Go by ship to venture to places far from tourist infrastructure, landing at remote, empty beaches by Zodiac to find exotic birds and flowers. If you venture to Colombia, explore some of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, where endemic species thrive amidst intriguing, modern cultures. If you choose to cross the Panama Canal, do so in a way worthy of the peak experience. Go aboard an expedition ship with open decks to experience it up close. Cross over two days to see the workings of the locks by day and in the coolness of night. 

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The Panama Canal, which effectively connects more than 144 shipping routes, 1,700 ports, and 160 countries, is much more than its transit locks. It is miles of wild landscape, rich with intrigue and an astonishing biodiversity of wildlife.

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