The Expedition Experience

It’s a land of contrasts: the renowned natural beauty of Costa Rica and the tropical wildness of Panama; the stark concrete of the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering in constant use for nearly 100 years. Go by expedition ship for a unique Canal transit and rare opportunities to explore deep in the jungle.

  • What It's Like/What You'll Do

    Book your stay with us to experience a variety of unforgettable Panama and Costa Rica attractions. Our engaged, knowledgeable staff will guide you on a unique journey.

  • Costa Rica & Panama Wildlife

    Take a walk with our naturalists to view the wildlife of Costa Rica and Panama. Our team will guide you to the most entertaining and majestic destinations.

  • Costa Rica & Panama Expedition Team

    Share an adventure with our dedicated Panama and Costa Rica travel guides. Our veteran expeditions leaders will share their passion for the region with you.

  • Pack Your Camera

    The perfect shots to illustrate the story of your expedition

  • Life Aboard

    Amenities, fresh local cuisine, camaraderie & comfort. See life aboard

  • Costa Rica & Panama & Families

    Book your family travel to Panama and Costa Rica and experience an unforgettable journey based on your preferences. Make a reservation today.

  • Daily Expedition Reports

    What happens out there? Daily field reports with photos and video

  • Read Up, Gear Up

    Smart books & useful recommendations. What to get, wear & pack

  • Costa Rica & Panama FAQs

    Every Costa Rica & Panama expedition question answered

  • Top 10 Reasons

    See why traveling to Costa Rica with us should be on your must-do list

  • Global Stewardship

    Promoting responsible artisanal fishing practices & market connections


Enjoyed learning about the environment and creatures by taking pictures. The snorkeling and kayaking was a treat.
Barbara W.

Costa Rica & Panama Itineraries

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

8 days
Expeditions in: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Monteverde + Costa Rica And Panama

11 days
Expeditions in: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Exploring Costa Rica: Cloud Forest to the Caribbean

9 days
Expeditions in: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Best Canal Transit & More - Yours Free


PLUS sightseeing in Panama City—including a private dinner at the Miraflores Locks, city tour, a visit to the Frank Gehry-designed Bio Museum, and more.*

*Book by Jul. 31, 2017 and receive free round-trip airfare between Miami and Costa Rica/Panama City on select 2017/2018 departures, OR a FREE overnight & sightseeing in Panama City. This includes a private dinner at the Miraflores Locks, city tour, a visit to the Frank Gehry-designed Bio Museum, and more. New bookings only. Subject to availability.

Costa Rica & Panama 2017 Brochure

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