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

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 –  November 10, 24+; December 8*, 22
2018 –
January 19*; February 2, 16; March 2, 16, 30; April 13, 27+; May 25+; June 22#; July 20; August 17; November 16+, 30; December 14, 28
*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.
#Marine Biology; Learn about the amazing aquatic world all around and beneath you with your onboard marine expert during excursions and in-depth presentations.
=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:  San Jose, Costa Rica
DISEMBARK:  Panama City, Panama

SHIP: Safari Voyager
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  • 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
DAY 1 – San José, Costa Rica
Welcome to the land of pura vida! On arrival in the capital city of San José, you’ll be warmly greeted at the airport and transferred to the Intercontinental Hotel for your overnight stay. Relax and unwind, enjoying the hotel’s amenities or nearby attractions.
DAY 2 – San José, Costa Rica – Embarkation
The morning is yours to enjoy at leisure or set out to explore nearby sites and cafes. This afternoon, join your fellow adventurers at our hospitality area in the Intercontinental Hotel. After everyone has gathered, travel to the Caldera Port on the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll board the Safari Voyager and meet your enthusiastic crew.

400x300_CAM_Ithmus_Day-6-ManuelAntonioNationalPark.pngDAY 3 – Curú National Wildlife Refuge

At the southeastern tip of Nicoya Peninsula—in the tangled mangroves of Curu—the cycle of life is everywhere. Local “residents” include everything from exotic birds and deer to army ants, snake-eating frogs, and hungry crocodiles. Step carefully as you cross the swinging bridge, you don’t want to land on the menu! Land crabs shift in and out of their burrows with such force it’s enough to make the earth move. A hike on the Finca de Monos trail is prime monkey viewing. They are everywhere. Off shore, the vibrant, turquoise waters near Isla Tortuga offer inviting opportunities to snorkel, kayak, and paddle board.
DAY 4 – 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.
400x300_CAM_Ithmus_Day-4-Golfo_Dulce.pngDAY 5 – Golfo Dulce
A birder’s paradise, explore a tropical preserve 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.
DAY 6 – Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park, Panama
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.

400x300-costa-rica-panama-iguana.jpgDAY 7 – Coiba National Park

Ah, another day in paradise. Start with fresh-brewed coffee and a little limbering up with guided stretches. As always, the hardest part is picking the “what.” Your guides know the trails and help you spot monkeys, hummingbirds, and towering balsa trees. Or, slip into the drink for a kayak or snorkel. The water is crystal-clear, and the fish and turtles are swimming! Find balance to your invigorating morning—then it’s cruising time. Settle into a comfy lounge chair and take in the views.

DAY 8 – Marine Life Search / Panamá Canal

The diverse islands and islets in the Gulf of Panamá are all unique, and on your last day, its captain’s choice as you cruise among them. Hosting hundreds of avian species, you may enjoy superb bird watching on a skiff exploration. And watch for mobula rays flying across the water. Later, transit from ocean to ocean along the 48-mile Panamá Canal (time varies depending on when the lock authority gives the final go ahead for your evening transit). Join your shipmates on deck for a toast as the canal lights up and the temperature subsides. A story of engineering and human tenacity, it took over 75,000 workers to build it. Celebrate this unforgettable voyage with a special farewell dinner, and then join your expedition team for a slideshow highlighting the week’s adventures.
DAY 9 – Panamá City – Disembarkation
Enjoy an early breakfast aboard the Safari Voyager and bid your crew farewell. You’ll disembark in Colón and be transferred to the Panamá City airport for your flight home or to begin your UnCruise hotel stay.

Safari Voyager

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.

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: Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, Dec 22, Dec 29
2018: Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 6, Apr 13, Apr 20, Apr 27, May 18, May 25, Jun 15, Jun 29, Juk 13, Jul 20, Aug 10, Aug 17
Per Person Rates Based on Double Occupancy
2018: Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14
Per Person Rates Based on Double Occupancy
2018: Dec 21, Dec 28
Per Person Rates Based on Double Occupancy
Single Rates
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Commander$4,995$5,195$5,395Please Inquire
Captain$5,395$5,595$5,795Please Inquire
Admiral$6,095$6,295$6,495Please Inquire
Jr. Suite$6,795$6,995$7,195Please Inquire
Owners Suite$7,995$8,195$8,395Please Inquire
Port Fees$250$250$250$250

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