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PONANT takes you to discover Costa Rica and Panama with an all-new 11-day expedition cruise. A truly beautiful from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, a journey between nature reserves, encounters with local communities and sailing through the Panama Canal.

You will first be able to enjoy 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.

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

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.

Your journey in Central America will continue 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.

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  Discover the fabulous National Parks of Central America, biodiversity and tribes. Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides. UNESCO World Heritage Sites:...

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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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*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.