Walk in the clouds, cross the canal, and explore the rainforest

Explore the wild coastal rainforests of Costa Rica and Panama by expedition ship, sail through the fascinating Panama Canal, and venture inland to walk the suspended tree canopy bridges and explore the Monteverde cloud forest reserve. This land-and-sea expedition includes all the same experiences as our eight-day Costa Rica and Panama Canal itinerary—the lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and coastal wildlife—and also heads inland to explore the soothing aura of Monteverde’s cloud forest over three more days. Land on remote beaches by Zodiac to see monkeys, toucans, macaws, and snoozing sloths; transit the canal by expedition ship; and discover the unique inland ecosystem where cool mist feeds a vibrant rainforest.

  • 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

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Duration

11 Days

Price

From $8,610 per person

Dates

Jan

Feb

Dec

Next departure

12/16/2021

Special offers

BRINGING THE KIDS

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BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS

TRAVELING AS A GROUP

$450 AIR CREDIT OR EXTENSION ON SELECT DATES

PRODUCT CODE

WILD

Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Day By Day

The Pacific coasts of Panama and Costa Rica are among the world’s most beautiful and diverse. Combine all this wildness with a transit of the legendary Panama Canal—aboard National Geographic Quest. Plus, venture to Monteverde for a walk in the cloud forest. You’ll hike, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, snorkel, and Zodiac cruise. Make the expedition as active or as relaxing as you choose. The day-by-day itinerary outlines what you’ll do, but we will always remain flexible in our approach to take advantage of sightings and opportunities for discovery.

Current

Embark

San Jose, Costa Rica

Disembark

Panama City, Panama

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