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Secrets of Central America

Colón - Puntarenas

Dates:
3/2/2025
to  13/2/2025

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11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$12,740
per person

PONANT takes you to discover Panama and Costa Rica with an 11-day expedition cruise. A circuit of extraordinary beauty around the isthmus of Panama, a link between two continents, which concentrates a biodiversity that is unique in the world; from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, you will experience dream islands, natural reserves and encounters with the fascinating local communities.

San Lorenzo’s Fort is the first port of call on your cruise aboard Le Bellot. Admire this unusual fortress built by the Spanish Crown to protect transatlantic trade. Now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is an exceptional example of military architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries.

You will then discover the golden sand and crystal-clear waters of the coral islets of the San Blas Islands. The Kuna live among the palm trees and pirogues; this people perpetuates, among other things, the traditional craft of molas, weaved textiles in sparkling colours.

After crossing the legendary Panama Canal that connects the Atlantic to the Pacific, Le Bellot will sail to the heart of the Pearl Islands, nestling in the Gulf of Panama. There, our naturalists will offer to take you on an outing in a zodiac dinghy.

Your ship will then head for the magnificent Darien National Park in Panama. This little corner of paradise is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to remarkable plants and wildlife. Sandy beaches, rocky coastlines, mangroves, swamps and tropical rainforests vie with each other for beauty and offer a feast for photographers. This will also be an opportunity to meet the astonishing semi-nomadic Emberas community.

During the final stop in Panama, in front of Cebaco Island, you will have the possibility to enjoy the beach or to take walks nearby.

Your ship will then take you to Costa Rica. The next stage of your cruise: Rio Esquinas. You will ride aboard one of our zodiac dinghies to observe this lush environment where monumental mangroves and emblematic species reign supreme.

After a day spent discovering Drake Bay, your final visit will be the stunning Curú nature reserve. Deep inside the tropical rainforest you may be lucky enough to see multicoloured birds, monkeys, iguanas and sloths.

The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


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An expedition cruise to discover Panama and Costa Rica, meet the local populations, and explore the lush natural environment. Outings and shore visits in zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced...


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Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From AU$14,160 per person

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From AU$14,870 per person

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From AU$15,730 per person

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From AU$32,930 per person

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From AU$32,930 per person

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked



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Complete your trip

Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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