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The Panama Canal & The Wonders of Costa Rica

Explore Lush Rainforests, Snorkel from Pristine Beaches, and Cruise the Legendary Canal
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Departure Return Notes
11/28/2015 11/28/2015 12/12/2015 San Jose to Panama City
12/05/2015 12/05/2015 12/12/2015 Panama City to San Jose
12/12/2015 12/12/2015 12/19/2015 San Jose to Panama City*
12/19/2015 12/19/2015 12/26/2015 Panama City to San Jose
12/26/2015 12/26/2015 01/02/2016 San Jose to Panama City
01/02/2016 01/02/2016 01/09/2016 Panama City to San Jose
01/09/2016 01/09/2016 01/16/2016 San Jose to Panama City*
01/16/2016 01/16/2016 01/23/2016 Panama City to San Jose
01/23/2016 01/23/2016 01/30/2016 San Jose to Panama City
01/30/2016 01/30/2016 02/06/2016 Panama City to San Jose
02/06/2016 02/06/2016 02/13/2016 San Jose to Panama City
02/13/2016 02/13/2016 02/20/2016 Panama City to San Jose*
02/20/2016 02/20/2016 02/27/2016 San Jose to Panama City
02/27/2016 02/27/2016 03/05/2016 Panama City to San Jose
03/05/2016 03/05/2016 03/12/2016 San Jose to Panama City
03/12/2016 03/12/2016 03/19/2016 Panama City to San Jose*
*Indicates dedicated photo departure

2015/2016 Fees
Double occupancy prices (per person)
Category 1: $6,190
Category 2: $6,990
Category 3: $7,920

Single occupancy prices -
Category 1: $9,290
Category 2: $10,490

Deposit: $750 per person

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Single cabins may be available on ships without dedicated single cabins at higher rates. Some ship companies may raise rates without notice. Payment, cancellation and refund policies for Expedition Cruises vary according to the departure and ship chosen. 2016/2017 dates and fees may change slightly. At times, some expedition cruise companies impose fuel surcharges prior to departures. Please book these trips knowing that may occur.
Location of Adventure
Costa Rica & Panama, Central America
Group Size Limit
Maximum 62 Travelers
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations aboard ship, dinner from Day 1 to breakfast on final day, non-alcoholic beverages aboard ship, excursions and entrance fees, services of Naturalist staff and ship physician, gratuities for local drivers and guides, use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment, all port charges and service taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of trip, transfer to/from the ship (unless traveling on group flights), alcoholic beverages, gratuities for Naturalist Staff and crew, passport and visa fees, horseback riding, items of a personal nature (laundry, emails, voyage DVD, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements
Our Panama and Costa Rica adventure cruise does not require a high degree of physical fitness, although numerous short walks on shore excursions may be involved. We stress that all activities are optional. Travelers should be aware that the heat and humidity may be very high and roads may be bumpy.
Important Information About This Trip
Please contact an Adventure Specialist for more information.
Mandatory Insurance
Getting There & Getting Home
Plan to arrive in Panama City on Day 1 of the itinerary. On arrival, we will drive to Colon to board National Geographic Sea Lion and set sail for the first part of our Panama Canal transit, anchoring in Gatun Lake for the night. We will disembark the ship on Day 8 in Herradura, Costa Rica, and drive to the airport for flights home. Please note that some departures travel in reverse, beginning in San Jose and ending Panama City.
We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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