The Panama Canal & Coast Rica

Visit Coiba


Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

10 nights from £6,292 per person.

ID: TCL-4-208

Description

2014 marked the 100th year since the Panama Canal first opened its interoceanic route – a U.S. Army Corps of Engineering feat that put Panama at the center of global trade. Combine the fun of Tauck's Costa Rica tours with a Panama Canal cruise on our 11-day The Panama Canal & Costa Rica and enjoy up-close discoveries of amazing wildlife, fascinating centuries-old cultures and man-made marvels, and two-night stays in Panama City and San José. A 6-night voyage aboard the newly renovated yacht m/v Tere Moana includes a complete transit of the Panama Canal, and an opportunity for cultural exchange with locals. Explore the rich interior and its abundant wildlife with our expert naturalists. Go swimming or snorkeling, land on white sand beaches via Zodiac craft, visit a gold museum in San José and learn how coffee beans are harvested and brewed to perfection. Experience the best of our Costa Rica tours with the pleasures of Tauck small ship cruising through the Panama Canal!

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Package Summary
  • 6-night cruise on m/v Tere Moana with a maximum of 90 guests onboard
  • Full small-ship transit of the Panama Canal with onboard commentary by a local expert; view passage from Sun Deck
  • 2-night stay in San José and 2-night stay Panama City with in-depth guided sightseeing
  • Experienced naturalists and our own Tauck Directors join the cruise aboard ship, leading each excursion ashore to enrich your experience of the jungle, water and flora & fauna
  • A visit to a remote jungle village in Panama’s Darien Province – not accessible on your own – to see ways of life and traditions of a people far removed from modern-day city life
  • Aboard ship – bar & restaurant beverages throughout the day, including house wine & spirits
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Bienvenidos a Panama
  • Day 2 – Panama City and Gamboa Rainforest
  • Day 3 – Canal Zone sights, then embark m/v Tere Moana
  • Day 4 – A Day in the San Blas Islands
  • Day 5 – Your full transit through The Panama Canal
  • Day 6 – A village in the Darien Province
  • Day 7 – Island beaches at Granito de Oro and Coiba Island
  • Day 8 – Become one with nature on the Osa Peninsula
  • Day 9 – Ox carts in Sarchi and gold in San José
  • Day 10 – Luscious Costa Rica… coffee and a rainforest
  • Day 11 – Say adios to your Panama Canal cruise

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