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Unveiled Wonders—Costa Rica & Panamá Canal

Unveiled Wonders—Costa Rica & Panamá Canal

At a glance

Duration: 9 Days, 8 Nights

Coverage: San Jose to Panamá City

From: $3,795

Season: January - April, June, August, November - December

Activities: Culture, Kayaking, Snorkling, Wildlife

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Un-Cruise Adventure Cruises

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.

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

Day-to-Day Itinerary

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.

Day 3 - 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 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.

Day 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.

Day 7 - Isla Iguana / Marine Life Search

Isla Iguana Wildlife Refuge is home to a large colony of red-throated frigate birds and is a nesting site for sea turtles. Then there’s the islands namesake—iguanas. Both black and green species are found here. Below the surface, the coral reef teems with life, and maybe a turtle or two. Snorkel, hike, kayak. Which to choose? Why not all! Pull on your mask and flutter kick among colorful fish and crackling coral. Your guide leads a walk through foliage-covered trails sharing the island’s history—military, homestead, and refuge. It’s a smooth kayak among the mangroves. Relax and take it all in on a sun-warmed white sand beach. These waters are home to whales. With a tropical cocktail and binocs in-hand, watch for humpbacks from the bow.

Day 8 - Gulf of Panamá Islands / 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 an exciting skiff exploration, or stroll a charming coastal village that boasts the hemisphere's second oldest church. 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 late afternoon or evening). Truly a marvel of engineering and human tenacity, it took over 75,000 workers to build it. Celebrate this absolutely 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.

A passport is required on this itinerary. Itineraries are guidelines and variations and the order of days will occur to maximize your experience.

Dates & Rates

Dates Master Commander Captain Admiral Jr. Commodore Suite Owners Suite Single Charter
Nov 3, 2017 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Nov 10, 2017 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Nov 17, 2017 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Nov 24, 2017 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Dec 1, 2017 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Dec 8, 2017 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Dec 5, 2017 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Dec 22, 2017 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Dec 29, 2017 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Jan 5, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Jan 12, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Jan 19, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Jan 26, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Feb 2, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Feb 9, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Feb 16, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Feb 23, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Mar 2, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Mar 9, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Mar 16, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Mar 23, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Mar 30, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Apr 6, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Apr 13, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Apr 20, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Apr 27, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Jun 29, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Aug 24, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Nov 2, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Nov 9, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Nov 16, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Nov 23, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Nov 30, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Dec 7, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Dec 14, 2018 $4,395 $4,995 $5,395 $6,095 $6,795 $7,995 $6,395 $332,495
Dec 21, 2018 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Dec 28, 2018 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Jan 4, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Jan 11, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Jan 18, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Jan 25, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Feb 1, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Feb 8, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Feb 15, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Feb 22, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Mar 1, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Mar 8, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Mar 15, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Mar 22, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Mar 29, 0219 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Apr 5, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Apr 12, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Apr 19, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490
Apr 26, 2019 $4,595 $5,195 $5,595 $6,295 $6,995 $8,195 $6,895 $345,490

Map

Unveiled Wonders—Costa Rica & Panamá Canal itinerary map

Ships

Safari Voyager

National Geographic EndeavourRefurbished in 2016, the 62-guest Safari Voyager boasts spacious decks and big, 270-degree view windows in the lounge that spotlight the natural surroundings, a casual atmosphere, nautical décor, and full menu of amenities. View ship details...