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Costa Rica to Panama – Itinerary

Bridge in forest canopy

Treasures of Costa Rica & Panama Canal – from Puntarenas

10 Day  Itinerary from Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica to Flamenco Marina Panama


Day 1

Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica – Curu, Costa Rica

Embarkation- 15:00 to 16:00. Sailing to Curu Reserve. Evening arrival in Curu. Overnight at anchor.

Day 2

 Curu, Costa Rica – 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 Voyager for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our Beach BBQ. Later on we have more time for enjoying this amazing island. Overnight at anchor.

Day 3

Quepos, Costa Rica

Very early in the morning, we leave Tortuga Island for Quepos. Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE, one of the highlights of the cruise. Our optional morning excursion takes us to the MANUEL ANTONIO park which consists of three magnificent white-sand beaches that are backed by a jungle sheltering hundreds of fascinating plant species. Naturalists lead walks to outstanding wildlife viewing. Manuel Antonio offers well-maintained trails where you can explore the jungle on your own or join a walk with one of our naturalists. You may wish to see the small shopping area, relax on the white-sand beach or take a swim. Optional afternoon excursions :1. Savegre River 2. Forest Canopy Tour. Late evening sailing to Puerto Jimenez- Golfo Dulce. Overnight at sea.

Day 4

Puerto Jimenez/ Golfo Dulce – Casa Orquideas Private Reserve – Golfito, Costa Rica

We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the morning. Morning optional excursion to the OSA CONSERVATION SOCIETY by 4×4. We return to the ship for a late lunch while we cross Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas. We reach Casa Orquideas and tender to this beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional walking excursion to this private Nature Sanctuary. Visit of the extensive and very well preserved grounds. Time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail into Golfito Bay in Golfo Dulce where we arrive at midnight for immigration procedures and then sail overnight to Coiba Island, Panama. Overnight at sea.

Day 5

 Coiba Island – Granito De Oro Island, Panama

Morning arrival in Coiba Island a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Optional morning walking excursion. Our Ship Naturalist will take you for a short walk up hill to discover the local forest and animal life. After our beach BBQ on Coiba, we sail to nearby Granito de Oro Island for swimming and snorkelling in a pristine environment. The waters are teeming with marine life. It is surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs in the pacific coasts of the Americas and marks the beginning of the underwater Cordilera mountain chain that also includes Coco’s and the Galapagos. This makes it a unique underwater experience you shouldn’t miss. In the afternoon, we leave Granito de Oro and sail to Panama City. Overnight at sea.

Day 6

Punta Patino Darrien, San Miguel Gulf/Panama

Afternoon arrival Punta Patino – San Miguel Gulf. Overnight at anchor.

Day 7

Punta Patino Darrien/Panama

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 evening  we sail to Panama City -Amador Flamenco marina.

Day 8

Flamenco Marina Panama City/ Panama

Early morning arrival in PANAMA CITY- Flamenco Marina. Optional Panama City excursion. We prepare for an early afternoon canal crossing around 15:00. We cross the Miraflores and the Pedro Miguel Locks to enter the GATUN LAKE for a day cruise around the lake. Evening at anchor in Gatun Lake.

Day 9

Gatun Lake exploration, Panama Canal/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.

Day 10

Flamenco Marina Panama City/Panama

We exit the Canal at the Miraflores Locks in the early hours of the morning and reach Flamenco Marina in Panama City. Disembarkation  06:00 to 09:30.

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