Unveiled Wonders: Panama City, Panama to San Jose, Costa Rica

Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans, and whales! By kayak, skiff, on foot, and small ship—uncover the wonders of jungles, mangroves, national parks, preserves, and the Panamá Canal.

DATES: 2017 – June 23; August 4, 18; November 3, 17; December 1+, 15*, 29
2018
– January 12=, 26*; February 9, 23; March 9, 23; April 6, 20+; June 29
THEME CRUISE DATES
*Birding; Join renowned bird experts on a discovery of the unique habits and characteristics of the winged creatures you encounter.
+Photography; A professional photographer guest host guides you on capturing the perfect shots—onboard, in-the-field, and one-on-one.
=Wellness; In the world’s greatest spa—courtesy of Mother Nature—travel with purpose and well-being. With your wellness host, take a journey of serenity and renewal in a stunning landscape.
DURATION: 9 Days/8 Nights
EMBARK: Panama City, Panama
DISEMBARK: San Jose, Costa Rica

SHIP: Safari Voyager
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • One-night hotel stay in embarkation city—San José or Panamá City
  • Transit the Panamá Canal
  • Visit national parks, one wildlife refuge, and conservation area
  • Search for untamed wildlife—sloths, howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, white-faced capuchins
  • Snorkel and beachcomb on Panamá’s Granito de Oro
  • Stroll a butterfly- and flower-rich tropical botanical reserve
  • Hike, snorkel, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff
  • Off-the-beaten path exploration

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DAY 1 – Panamá City, Panamá
Welcome to Panamá—the happiest country in the world! You’ll be warmly greeted at the airport upon your arrival and transferred to the Bristol Hotel for your overnight stay. Relax and unwind from your day of travel, or stretch your legs on a walk to nearby city sites and attractions.

DAY 2 – Panama City / Panama Canal – Embarkation
Enjoy a morning of leisure or explore nearby city markets and café’s. This afternoon, rendezvous with your shipmates in our Bristol Hotel hospitality area, then board the Safari Voyager. Meet your crew and prepare to experience one of the top bucket-list destinations—transit from ocean to ocean along the 48-mile Panamá Canal. Truly a marvel of engineering and human tenacity, it took over 75,000 workers to build it. What a way to kick off your week!

DAY 3 – Gulf of Panamá Islands
The diverse islands and islets in the Gulf of Panamá are all unique, and today, its captain’s choice as you cruise among them. Hosting hundreds of avian species, you may enjoy superb bird watching on an exciting skiff exploration, or stroll a charming coastal village that boasts the hemisphere’s second oldest church. This evening, sailing further away from civilization, you could almost chart your course by the stars.
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DAY 4 – Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park
Sail through the islands of Coiba National Park, making a stop at the postcard-perfect Granito de Oro islet. Offering a little bit of everything despite its small size, volcanic outcroppings at either end of this tiny landmass and a dense, mini-jungle in the center are connected by gorgeous white sand beach. Named one of the world’s top 10 diving sites, your day of play features snorkeling among abundant marine life, kayaking around rocky outcroppings, and lounging on the warm sand. It’s another perfect day in paradise.

DAY 5 – Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
A birder’s paradise, explore a tropical botanical reserve exploding with vibrant color. From bromeliads, ginger plants, and heliconias, to toucans, hummingbirds, mischievous monkeys, and fluttering butterflies—there’s a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and tastes in every tree and bush you pass on your walking tour. In Golfo Dulce, which separates Oso Peninsula from the mainland, explore the rare flora and fauna of mangroves by kayak and skiff.

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DAY 6 – Osa Conservation Area
Adventure lies around every bend in the isolated, wild Osa Conservation Area, home to the country’s largest national park, Corcovado. The area is known for its diverse plant and animal species—a whopping 2.5% of the entire planet’s biodiversity is found here—including all four of Costa Rica’s monkeys, tree frogs, caimans, anteaters, scarlet macaws, coatis, and 16 different species of hummingbird. Explore this vast area putting feet to trail on an invigorating hike through the jungle. At the end of the day, enjoy the sunset with a tropical beverage in-hand during cocktail hour and retell stories of the day with your travel-mates.

DAY 7 – Manuel Antonio National Park
Boasting 109 species of mammals, over 330 bird species, and abundant marine life among its incredibly diverse plant life, Manuel Antonio National Park provides endless opportunity for discovery. On a jungle hike, keep your eyes tuned to the canopy above, watching for two- and three-toed sloths, white-faced capuchins, scarlet macaws, many-colored tanagers, coatis, iguanas, and other colorful and camouflaged creatures. And, keep your ears tuned for the screeching of howler monkeys.

DAY 8 – Curú National Wildlife Refuge
Enjoy your last day on the southeastern tip of Nicoya Peninsula—untamed wildlife, lush scenery, and active recreation. Local “residents” include a variety of animal, reptile, avian, and insect species—frigate birds and hummingbirds, army ants and butterflies. Hike in Curú National Wildlife Refuge—a prime place to inspect diverse flora and fauna. Off shore, the vibrant, turquoise waters near Isla Tortuga offer inviting opportunities to snorkel, kayak, and paddle board. Cap off your week with a celebratory farewell dinner, and then join your expedition team for slideshow highlighting the week’s adventures.
DAY 9 – San José, Costa Rica – Disembarkation
Enjoy an early breakfast aboard and say adios to your crew. Upon arrival at the Caldera Port, you’ll be transferred to San José to connect with your flight home or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.

Safari Voyager

RATES INCLUDE:
Group transfers from the airport to the ship on day of embarkation; Group transfer to airport or central location upon; All scheduled landings/excursions; All lectures and briefings onboard; All meals served aboard; Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages; Coffee/tea/cocoa/espresso 24 hours daily; All port fees; Pre-departure materials, ports fees & taxes.

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
Visa and passport fees (if applicable); Airfare; Luggage, trip cancellation and Emergency Evacuation Insurance; Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges; Staff gratuities; fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings; Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses.

Cabin Category2017: June 23, June 30, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25
Per Person Rates Based on Double Occupancy
2017: Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, Dec 22, Dec 29
2018: Jan 5, Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 3, Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 6, Apr 13, Apr 20, Apr 27, Jun 29, Aug 24
Per Person Rates Based on Double Occupancy
Single Rates
Master$3,795$4,395Please Inquire
Commander$4,395$4,995Please Inquire
Captain$4,695$5,395Please Inquire
Admiral$5,495$6,095Please Inquire
Jr. Suite$6,195$6,795Please Inquire
Owners Suite$7,395$7,995Please Inquire
Port Fees$250$250$250

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