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Panama to Costa Rica – Itinerary

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10 Day Itinerary from Flamenco Marina Panama City , Panama to Tortuga Island – Puntarenas Port – Curu, Costa Rica

Day 1

Flamenco Marina Panama City/Panama – Panama Canal Crossing

Embarkation – 13:00 to 13.30. Canal Crossing,Panama. We cross Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks in late afternoon and enter the Gatun Lake.

Day 2

Gatun Lake exploration- Panama Canal Crossing -Panama City, Panama

Gatun Lake exploration. Morning excursion to Smithsonian’s Institute facility – Embera Village excursion- Late in the evening we exit the Gatun Lake at Gatun Locks at the San Pedro Miraflores Locks and reach Panama City in the early hours.

Day 3

Flamenco Marina Panama City/ Panama

Morning excursion in Panama City and Canal – Afternoon at leisure – Overnight at sea to Punta Patino – Darrien

Day 4

Punta Patino Darrien/Panama

Mornign arrival at Punta Patino. Optional excursion to Punta Patino in the Darrien National park and to the Mogue Embera Reserve. We sail upstream the Mogue river in dugout canoes and reach the Village of Mogue after passing through a mangroves ecosystem. We are welcomed by Embera Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. We will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. In the afternoon we sail towards Granito de Oro Island, Panama. Overnight at sea.

Day 5

Granito de Oro island/ Panama

After a day at sea we reach Coiba and anchor near tiny Granito de Oro island. We will have time for late afternoon snorkeling and swimming on the island. Overnight at anchor

Day 6

Coiba island & Granito de Oro island/ Panama

Short sailing in the morning from Granito de Oro to nearby Coiba Island. Morning hill hike in the Reserve and time swimming and snorkeling. After the beach BBQ, we have more time for swimming in the afternoon before sailing away to Golfo Dulce- Overnight at sea.

Day 7

Golfito-Casa Oruideas Private Reserve -Puerto Jimenez/Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures before continuing our sailing to nearby CASA ORQUIDEAS where we anchor. We reach Casa Orquideas and tender to this beautiful  flowers sanctuary. Visit of extensive and very well kept grounds. Time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail across the Bay to Puerto Jimenez  while having a BBQ on deck. We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon. Optional OSA PENINSULA excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Overnight at sea to Quepos

Day 8

Quepos/Manuel Antonio Reserve- Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica

Transfer to the MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE for an optional morning excursion in this beautiful world famous Nature Reserve. In the afternoon passengers can take an optional excursion to Savegre River or a Forest Canopy Tour. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Bisanz for an afternoon swim. (Savegre River or Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Tropical evening with dinner and party. Late evening sailing to Curu.

Day 9

Curu Nature Reserve-Tortuga island, Costa Rica

Morning Optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and our on board naturalist. Late morning we rejoin the vessel for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our beach BBQ. Later on we have more time to enjoy this amazing island. Overnight at anchor.

Day 10

Tortuga Island – Puntarenas Port – Curu, Costa Rica

Morning sailing to Puntarenas Port Costa Rica. Arrival in Puntarenas  Port  08:00- Disembarkation  09:00 to 10:00.


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