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Panorama
Variety Cruises
Panorama, Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama Canal ex Puerto Caldera to Panama
Ship: Panorama
Cruise Line: Variety Cruises
Selected Sailing Date: 17 Feb 2018
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Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Caldera to Panama aboard Panorama.

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Pacific Ocean coast line of Costa Rica. We will reach the Nature National Park of Manuel Antonio, witness life in the Darrien Jungle, visit Pearl and Negritas islands. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Pacific Ocean coast line of Costa Rica. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.

NOTE: Cruise departure 17 February 2018 additionally features a PANAMA CANAL CROSSING and will disembark at COLON 2000 Cruise Terminal, Panama.

Day 1: Puerto Caldera - Isla Negritos, Costa Rica
Embarkation at 15:00 - 16:00 and late evening arrival in Isla Negritos.

Day 2: Isla Negritos- Quepos - Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
Morning arrival in Quepos and morning optional excursion to MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take the optional Forest Canopy afternoon excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz for an afternoon swim. Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz. Tropical evening with dinner and party - Late evening sailing to Golfo Dulce - Puerto Jimenez - Overnight at sea.

Day 3: Puerto Jimenez Golfo Dulce - Golfito, Costa Rica
We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. Morning optional OSA PENINSULA excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. We return to the ship for a late lunch while we cross Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas. After lunch, we reach by Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail into Golfito. We reach Golfito in Golfo Dulce at midnight. Immigration and ship clearance process and overnight sailing to Cebaco Island - Panama. Overnight at sea.

Day 4: Caleta Caiman, Restingue Island - Cebaco Island, Panama
Morning arrival in Caleta Caiman/ Restingue Island for an amazing swimming and snorkeling experience in this little paradise island. Around noon we will to nearby Cebaco Island. Beach BBQ and time to swim and enjoy the beautiful beach. Early afternoon, sailing to Playa Muerto, Darrien, Panama. Overnight at sea.

Day 5: Playa Muerta, Darrien, Panama
Optional excursion in the Darrien National park. We are then welcomed by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. Overnight at anchor.

Day 6: Pearl Islands - Panama City, Panama
Early morning sailing to Pearl Islands. Morning swimming, snorkeling and beach BBQ. Early afternoon sailing to Panama City.Late afternoon arrival in Flamenco Marina- Immigration procedures. Optional excursion to Old Panama- Casco Viejo with dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in port.

Day 7: Panama City, Panama
Morning Optional excursion to the Gatun Lake and explore Fort San Lorenzo Spanish Historical Forts. Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Gatun and enjoy lunch there. Return to Panama city and visit the Canal Museum and watch the movements of ships in the locks. Farewell dinner Overnight in port.

Day 8: Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama
Disembarkation 06:00 to 09:30 after breakfast.

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