Howler Monkeys

Colombia & Panama — Coral, Jungles, Canal

from $5,290$4,890

DATES – 2020 – OCT 03, 10*, 17

DURATION – 8 days/7 nights     

EMBARK – PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

DISEMBARK– CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA          

SHIP – M/V Safari Voyager

FROM – $5,290 

(Including Port Fees $395)

SAVE $400 PER PERSON – BOOK BY FEB 28, 2020

 

All about the Colombia & Panama — Coral, Jungles, Canal.

Small ship adventure cruise exploring the coastlines of Colombia and Panama – between Cartagena and Panama City.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Panama Canal late afternoon or night transit (controlled by canal authority)
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Darien Jungle and Caribbean port of Cartagena
  • Tour the colorful and colonial walled city of old Cartagena
  • Indigenous cultures: meet Guna people and visit an Embera village
  • Cruise along the Darien Gap and Pearl Islands
  • Darien Jungle’s Mogue River by motorized native canoe
  • Marine life search in the Gulf of Panama
  • Tropical rainforest hikes and walkabouts at historic forts and towns
  • Watch for howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, white-faced capuchins, and sloths
  • Snorkel, kayak, paddle board, and skiff in island archipelagos

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 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
  • premium spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages
  • Coffee/tea/cocoa/espresso 24 hours daily
  • All port fees – $395 per person
  • Pre-departure materials.

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • 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.

  1. Day 1 San Jose, Costa Rica

    DAY 1 – Panama City, Panama – Embarkation

    Welcome to Panama! Your transfer is waiting, and after a warm airport greeting, you’re off to our downtown hospitality area. Later, it’s all smiles and champagne as you board the Safari Voyager, meet your crew, and sail into the sunset.

  2. Day 2 Darien Jungle

    Your first full day is a big one. The Darien Jungle calls, and you’re headed straight into it by way of motorized native canoe along the Mogue River. White ibis, pelicans, cormorants, little blue herons, and mangrove hawks welcome from above while the sound of drums greets you from the forest. Visit with Embera villagers—a local tribe eager to share their heart, song, and dance. Browse their woven baskets and wooden handicrafts and maybe take home a souvenir or two.

  3. Day 3 Isla Taboga / Panama Canal

    Visited by Paul Gaugin and Captain Morgan, wake up in the “Island of Flowers,” Isla Taboga. Tour a historic village and the touted second oldest church in the hemisphere. Or, hike up the ridge to seek out views and World War II fortifications. After soaking up this storied island, get underway for the Panamá Canal. A story of engineering and human tenacity, it took over 75,000 workers to build, and takes you about eight hours to transit. Joined by a Canal Authority Pilot, watch line handlers manage the ship through changing sea levels in the locks. Paired with videos and onboard narration, you’ll cross the locks with a better understanding of this engineering marvel. Celebrate your transit with a top deck barbeque!

  4. Day 4 Captain’s Choice

    Islands, forts, and sea life—bring your adventurous spirit. You’re headed for Colombia—and along the way your captain has the say. Magnificent Frigatebirds sweep overhead. Grab your binoculars and stay on the lookout for dolphins, humpback and sperm whales, sea turtles, and maybe even a barracuda. You never know what you’ll spot cruising for critters.

     

     

  5. Day 5 Guna Yala, a.k.a. San Blas Islands

     

    You’re in the Guna Yala Islands (formerly the San Blas Islands)—360 islands dotted with palm trees, thatched-roofs, coconut groves, white sand beaches—and they’re perfect for snorkeling. Look around for a rainbow of reef fish, corals, rays, and sea turtles. Anything’s possible in paradise. On land, meet the Guna people, one of the best-preserved cultures in the Americas. Learn about their culture and don’t miss the chance to buy their detailed handcrafted “molas.” In the Guna culture, an ornate mola with a detailed design is an item displayed with pride.

  6. Day 6 Capurgana / Sapzurro, Colombia

    Cruise the Caribbean coast of the Darien Gap to the tiny, almost-forgotten coastal towns of Capurgana and Sapzurro. Hike between the towns through the dewy Darien jungle, home to toucans, parrots, howler and squirrel monkeys. Or, take to the white sand beaches and turquoise waters for snorkeling and beachcombing.

  7. Day 7 Archipelago of San Bernardo / Cartagena

    Your last day kicks off in the archipelago of San Bernardo. With its clear water and vibrant corals, kayaking, snorkeling, skiff tours, and paddle boarding are all options. Wrap it up in the colonial walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cartagena—a historical tour shows off its highlights. Wander narrow streets lined with colorful houses. Visit the Palace of Inquisition, San Felipe de Barajas Castle, or the oldest church in the city. Celebrate your big adventure with a Farewell Dinner and slideshow.

    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.

  8. Day 8 Cartegena – Disembarkation

    What a week! After one last freshly baked pastry, transfer to Cartagena’s international airport or begin your land tour.

     

    We have some wonderful pre- and post-cruise tour programs – see more while you are here!

Safari Voyager

A quick clip on the Safari Voyager—discreet, classy, and stealth. She is a leader in expedition functionality and features the fleet’s most advanced skiff launching platform. Comfortable in warm water regions, she’s specifically built to handle the humidity and heat that can challenge lesser-designed vessels. Tropical adventure and wilderness access are always at the forefront. So is the natural landscape.

A seamless extension of the places she sails, the ship and her mostly-local crew exude pura vida (pure life). Handcrafted artwork throughout the vessel and in each cabin pays homage to the regions of Costa Rica and Panamá. Casual in nature, the Safari Voyager is a bit of a show-off, too—take in 270-degrees of view from the top deck or window-to-window in the air-conditioned lounge.

An aft EZ Dock launch platform provides convenient access into and from the water for adventure activities. The vessel is outfitted with kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, snorkel gear, and hiking poles. For rejuvenation and relaxation, guests can take advantage of our wellness amenities with fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage.

Depending on the cabin category, singles, doubles, or triples can be accommodated. Common to all cabins are: wide panoramic view windows; individually controlled air conditioning; generous storage and closet space; desk and chair; iPod/MP3/MP4 docking stations; TV/DVD player; private bath with shower.

 

Fast Facts

  • Launched: 1982/2016 (renovated)
  • Length: 174 ft
  • Width: 36 ft
  • Cruise Speed: 9 knots
  • Total Staff: 28-32
  • Total Passengers: 62
  • Cabins: 32