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Secrets of Central America - with National Geographic

Puerto Caldera - Colón

Dates:
14/1/2022
to  24/1/2022

11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$8,170
15% Ponant Bonus

In collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions. 

PONANT takes you to discover Costa Rica and Panama with an 11-day expedition cruise. A circuit of great 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 between dream islands, natural reserves and encounters with the fascinating local communities.

Your journey in Central America will begin with a visit to the Curú Wildlife Refuge. Deep inside the tropical rainforest you may be lucky enough to see multicoloured birds, monkeys, iguanas and sloths.

In Casa Orquideas, in the heart of a region that is home to Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, you will have the chance to visit a botanical garden with a sublime collection of tropical flowers.

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 the occasion for meeting the astonishing semi-nomadic Emberas community.

Your ship will stop in the Pearl Islands, which nestle in the Gulf of Panama, before sailing through the world-famous Panama Canal.

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.

You will finally be able to enjoy a visit with an all-new port of call in the magnificent Portobelo Bay, between mangroves, tropical forest and discovery of the Congo culture. The fortifications of this former gateway to the New World are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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


Your itinerary

A cruise in collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert onboard. Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m2)

From AU$8,170
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m2)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m2)

From AU$9,510
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m2)

From AU$10,040
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m2)

From AU$14,000
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m2)

From AU$14,000
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m2)

From AU$14,000
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m2)

From AU$18,920
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m2)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m2)

From AU$20,900
15% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m2)

From AU$20,900
15% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m2)

From AU$22,960
15% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m2)

From AU$22,960
15% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From AU$28,250



Complete your trip

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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