Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast
Transit the legendary Panama Canal to encounter dazzling natural and cultural treasures as you navigate this Caribbean coast aboard the aptly designed National Geographic Quest. Hike lush rainforests teeming with diverse wildlife, maneuver secluded inlets by Zodiac and kayak. Get immersed in the local culture of indigenous communities from the archipelago of Guna Yala to the celebrated people of Tuchín.
Transit the Panama Canal over two days to see it by day and in the coolness of night
Visit the palm-shaded Panamanian archipelago of Guna Yala (formerly San Blas Islands), an autonomous province that is home to the Guna people, and get immersed in local culture
Discover the coastal treasures and remote wilderness of Colombia, exploring vibrant villages, pristine beaches, and wildlife-rich jungles
Explore Colombia's rainforests, brimming with roughly 1,900 bird species, like the Emerald Toucanet and Passerines, and more than 450 fascinating mammals, like the Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth and Northern Tamandua
Participate in critical scientific studies during our exclusive visit to the Smithsonian Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island
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National Geographic Quest
National Geographic Quest: Designed for Adventure
Built in 2017, National Geographic Quest is ideal for the fast-moving channels and shallow coves of the Pan-American waters. Her design and engineering were informed by our nearly 40 years of experience in the narrow straits of Alaska, the coast of Costa Rica, and into the gray whale nursery lagoons of Baja.
Examples of features unique to Lindblad Expeditions include twin boarding platforms that enable our team to load two Zodiacs at once, so our guests can get off the ship quickly to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time. She also features a shallow draft, allowing her Captain to navigate the inner reaches and provide more intimate experiences.
Modern, clean-lined, with large expanses of glass to take in the extraordinary views, National Geographic Quest enables guests to see, do, and experience the best of her geographies.
Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.
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