Overview & Highlights
A good value expedition cruise on a small and friendly vessel exploring the wildlife-rich wilderness coast of Panama and Costa Rica.
- Half day shared guided tour of historical Panama City
- A choice of activities from the ship - all are included in the price
Board your small, intimate vessel for a 13-day expedition-style cruise to discover the natural landscapes, wildlife and indigenous cultures of the captivating Caribbean and Pacific coasts of tropical Panama and Costa Rica. Your US-owned cruise operator puts the accent on exploring sensitively some of the most exquisite and fragile environments of Central America, while making sure you have a diverse range of experiences and activities. You'll have plenty of fun and relaxation while learning so much about the carefully selected places on your itinerary. You’ll soon get to know your fellow travellers, representing a mix of ages and passions, and your well-informed crew are always on hand.
The holiday starts in Panama City, one of the most diverse metropolises in Latin America with a gorgeous historic core. Having boarded your 62-guest cruise vessel, Safari Voyager, you will set sail through the Panama Canal, definitely one of the highlights of the trip. During your voyage you will visit a number of sparsely populated archipelagos, where crystal clear waters stroke coral beaches fringed by rainforest. You will meet their indigenous inhabitants and there are plenty of opportunities to go wildlife spotting, with hikes, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle-boarding all on offer. In the evenings you will be able to mix in a sociable environment with passengers and crew, watching the world go by through huge picture windows, a cocktail in your hand.
Arrive Panama City, transfer to hotel in the old quarter.
Guided tour of Panama Viejo and Casco Viejo.
Return to airport for briefing; transfer to port, embark Safari Voyager.
Meet the indians of Guna Yala.
San Lorenzo Fort; transit the Panama Canal.
Explore the remote Darien Province.
Sail through the Pearl islands.
The Gulf of Panama.
Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park.
Explore Golfo Dulce.
Explore the Osa Conservation area, Corcovado National Park.
Visit Curú National Wildlife Refuge.
Disembark and transfer to San José International airport.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.