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Costa Rica & the Panama Canal

Package Overview

January 5-12, 2022 - Come find the natural and man-made wonders combined on this exotic Costa Rican and Panama Canal Cruise full of bucket list places and activities. You Host Lori Snow was born and Panama and will lead you this trip. Take a Canal transit, enjoy the unique Golfo Dulce. Learn about the area from a local Naturalist on board, then take a Zodiac ashore and find rare experiences for yourself. Hike through Manuel Antonio National Park in search of its lovely beaches and abundant animal life. soar high above the Quepos jungle floor as you zipline searching for such wildlife residents as monkeys, sloths, and toucans.

Agent Commission Starting At: $221.84

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $2773.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Puerto Caldera - Located on the Gulf of Nicoya, the small town of Puerto Caldera is one of Costar Rica's top attractions, perfect for travelers who like more off the beaten path destinations where the native Tico lifestyle can be experienced. It is the gateway to San Jose, Jaco and the big city of Puntarenas, plus Los Suenos and Tortuga Island, Carara National Park is nearby, the rainforest home to crocodiles, over 400 species of birds and is considered the most likely place to see scarlet macaws.

7 nights on the Windstar Ship - all meals included

Day 2

Quepos - The former banana-exporting town Quepos is your basecamp for a day of rainforest adventure. Take a walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls, or ride horseback to a beautiful jungle pool. A float trip through a mangrove swamp populated by monkeys, crocodiles, egrets, and herons is also available. Or you may choose a nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and abundant animal life.

Day 3

Golfo Dulce - Picture Jurassic foliage growing down steep hillsides all the way to the waterline, the hoots of monkeys echoing through trees chocked by orchids. Golfo Dulce is on of Costa Rica's most biodiverse areas, where both the jungle and the sea brim with life. Explore the canals by kayak in search of javelinas, butterflies, and more bird species than in all of North America. This port is accessed with a wet landing.

Day 4

Isla Parida - located within a nature preserve of 50 islands and part of the Chiriqui Marine National Park lovely Isla Parida boast magnificent beaches, one of which is over 1300 feet long. the crystal clear waters stay at 82 degrees year around and are filled with marine life. There are numerous hardwood trees like teak, mahogany, and eucalyptus and fruit trees like mango, banana and coconut trees. Here you will be treated to Windstar's signature Beach Party on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.

Day 5

Sea Day

Day 6

One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side. Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City. In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Spend today at Fuerte Amador, the Pacific entrance to the canal. You can sign on for a city tour to explore the colonial city, the former area known as the Canal Zone and so much more.

Day 7

Transiting the Panama Canal - at nearly 48 miles long, on your transit through the Panama Canal you will enter three sets of locks that raise and lower the vessel 85 feet between the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Your voyage features daylight hours transit with numerous observation vantage points for outside viewing and comfortable indoor air-condition lounges. Expert on board commentary enhances your journey as you watch the day to day workings of this bucket list experience.

Day 8

Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • All meals on board ship
  • $100 pp shipboard credit

 Package Does Not Include

  • Gratuities
  • International Air
  • Pre/post nights
  • Pier transfers

 Package Notes

  • Pre/post nights and services available on request
  • Pier transfers available on request
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Points of Interest

  • Panama Canal Transit
  • Golfo Dulce
  • Isla Parida
  • Quepos
  • Puerto Caldera