Cruising Costa Rica & Panama: Costa Rica to Panama

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 7+ years old
  • max group size 49
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
  • Ends Panama City, Panama
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Drop anchor in smaller port towns like Quepos away from the larger ships. Because of the size of your adventure cruise, your choices are endless on where to stop.
  • Discover the depths of the Costa Rican jungle in Manuel Antonio National Park, taking a guided walk through the thickets of the fragile rainforest with an expert naturalist.
  • On your cruising days, take regular swim stops off the boat, keep learning with onboard lectures from your naturalist guide, or simply laze on the sundeck with a good book – it’s up to you.
  • Meet with one of the seven indigenous groups of Panama on an excursion to an Embera village, discovering their handicrafts, sharing lunch and enjoying a dance with the locals.
Starting in Puerto Caldera and ending in Panama City, the tour "Cruising Costa Rica & Panama: Costa Rica To Panama" is a guided explorer trip that takes 8 days. You will be traveling through Panama City, Drake Bay, Darién National Park and 6 other destinations in Costa Rica and Panama. "Cruising Costa Rica & Panama: Costa Rica To Panama" is a group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Discover the Central American neighbours of Costa Rica and Panama on an eight-day Adventure Cruising experience. Central America is a place to fall in love with nature – be it dense, wildlife-filled forests, white beaches with irresistible waters, or vast jungle-ringed lakes – and you’ll get to experience it all on this memorable small-ship cruise. Aboard the M/S Panorama, set sail through the Pacific, passing by the thickets of Manuel Antonio National Park, the secondary forests of Corcovado National Park the stunning Coiba Island and Granito de Oro and onwards to Panama’s capital and its grand Canal. Discover a diverse range of wildlife, meet local indigenous groups at an Embera village, and sit back and relax on the sun deck between swims. This is truly a unique corner of Central America, and how better to explore it than on an idyllic cruising voyage.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Based on 108 reviews
  • Anouk
  • From Holland
  • On Jan 09 2018
5 - Excellent
Anouk's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
  • Lone
  • From Denmark
  • On Dec 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Lone's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“This is my first group trip. I am a woman and I travel alone. The tour offered culture and nature. I am interested in arts and crafts, so I saw some relevant museums. The social unity of the group was good. The hotels were fine. The trip is recommended.”
  • Pam
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Pam's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“This tour, Taste of Tasmania (Original), covered a lot of Tasmania in 6 days, which is where I felt it was rushed. We arrived in Launceston late afternoon, and left early next morning. I would have liked to spend a day exploring the area. Other than that it was amazing, a good walk/hike almost every day, so be aware if your not fit before you start this trip , you will be by the time you reach spectacular Freycinet National Park.
all in all a great tour.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Embarkation in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
  • Day 2: Quepos and Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
  • Day 3: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Day 4: Granito de Oro and Coiba Island, Panama
  • Day 5: Iguana Island, Panama
  • Day 6: Playa Muerto (Darien National Park), Panama
  • Day 7: Panama City - Panama Canal Crossing, Panama
  • Day 8: Colon 2000 Port, Panama
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Small Cruise Ship (7 nights)
Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Transport
  • Small Cruise Ship
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Puerto Caldera and from Panama City are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cruising Costa Rica & Panama: Costa Rica to Panama tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cruising Costa Rica & Panama: Costa Rica to Panama tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 24 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 October 2021, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cruising Costa Rica & Panama: Costa Rica to Panama tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cruising Costa Rica & Panama: Costa Rica to Panama tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip is operated by our partners at Variety Cruises and is best suited to independent travellers who want flexibility from their itinerary. On Variety Cruises, all shore excursions are optional, so you don’t have to pay for an activity you’re not interested in. Trips operated by Variety begin at the port, do not include tips and require solo travellers to pay a mandatory single supplement.
  • This is a small ship Adventure Cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a motorised yacht with 30–50 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but this cruise focuses more on the destination than onboard activities. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.
  • Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.
  • Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.
  • Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. You’ll be visiting ancient sites and historical places, and at times you may have to cross cobbled streets and uneven ground, sometimes in hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.
  • For getting to small islets, coves and prime snorkelling spots, it is sometimes necessary to use a Zodiac boat. You will need to be comfortable climbing in and out of one during wet and dry landings.
  • There are no lifts (elevators) on board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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