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Transiting the 77-km long Panama Canal
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Paddling among extensive and secluded coastal mangroves
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Snorkelling among colourful reef fish while in Coiba National Park
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Walking along a beach-side forest at Manuel Antonio
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Watching gorgeous birds at Corcovado

Costa Rica & the Panama Canal

Note: We are offering a perfect extension for those booked on our Costa Rica & Panama Canal expedition cruise; you can simply stay aboard and continue your discoveries on Central America Explorer: Panama to Mexico! PLUS save 10%!

The narrow link of land that connects North and South America is a treasured and unique part of the world from both the wildlife and geographic perspectives. This likewise unique expedition will allow you to discover some of the most interesting natural features that this region has to offer! After meeting in San José, Costa Rica, our voyage starts in earnest on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula along the Pacific Coast where we embark on the newly refurbished RCGS Resolute! We’ll then work our way south, visiting four different national parks or protected areas. Our small ship gives us fantastic access to the colourful bays and hidden coves of this lush tropical coastline. We can enjoy a variety of guided small-group excursions by zodiac and on foot, hiking the trail networks of the parks, or strolling along the white sandy beaches. After several days of enjoying the Pacific and a stop in Panama City, we’ll transit through the Panama Canal; this is an unforgettable experience, especially aboard a wonderful smaller ship like the RCGS Resolute…it is an ideal vessel due to its large outdoor deck areas and panoramic viewing platforms!

Watch White-faced Capuchin monkeys cavorting high in the canopy and colourful toucans, trogons and motmots posing in the foliage. Stroll on long shorelines dotted with tiny coves and beautiful white sand beaches, nesting grounds for Leatherback, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley Turtles. See raucous Scarlet Macaws streaming overhead. Snorkel over expansive coral reefs, teeming with strikingly beautiful fish, and paddle through brilliant Pacific waters in sea kayaks.
 
Join us to enjoy a true insider’s experience of Costa Rica and Panama!
 
 
Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours

Costa Rica | 11 days
Expedition Cruise

Dates:
Apr 22 - May 02, 2019
Cost:
From US$3995 - US$8695 (depending on cabin type)
Group Size:
10 - 18 travellers on board a 146-passenger vessel

Includes:
Twin share accommodations on board the RCGS Resolute as indicated (except triple in Triple Private), one pre-trip night in San José, Costa Rica, meals as specified, services of local guides and your Quest leader Brian Ratcliff, arrival and departure airport transfers, all entrance fees to monuments, park fees and local taxes, one complimentary massage aboard the RCGS Resolute.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrival in San José
Day 2: Embark the RCGS Resolute
Day 3: Nicoya Peninsula & Curú National Wildlife Refuge
Day 4: Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 5: Osa Peninsula & Corcovado National Park
Day 6: Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce
Day 7: Coiba Island and Golfito de Montijo, Panama
Day 8: Islas las Perlas (Pearl Islands) & Isla del Rey, Panama
Day 9: Panama City
Day 10: The Panama Canal
Day 11: Disembark in Panama City
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Ship Information

Designed for comfort, RCGS Resolute is modern, well appointed, and safe. Throughout the ship there are spaces ideally suited to every need. She carries up to 146 passengers with spacious outer decks providing 360 degree viewing platforms perfect for photography, wildlife watching, birding and appreciating expansive views. The wellness centre includes salt water plunge pool, large relaxation deck, and hot water jacuzzi. All cabins are extensively renovated and feature outside viewing ranging from deck three traditional with port holes, up to decks 4 through 6 offering expansive panoramic windows.

Your Tour Leader

Brian Ratcliff is a biological consultant whose recent work includes collecting background data for environmental assessments of proposed “green energy” projects near Lake Superior. He has worked extensively with species at risk such as Peregrine Falcon, American White Pelican, and Woodland Caribou.

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You can request a detailed itinerary for this tour or call 1.800.387.1483 or email us with any questions or to reserve your booking!
Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours

Costa Rica | 11 days
Expedition Cruise

Dates:
Apr 22 - May 02, 2019
Cost:
From US$3995 - US$8695 (depending on cabin type)
Group Size:
10 - 18 travellers on board a 146-passenger vessel

Includes:
Twin share accommodations on board the RCGS Resolute as indicated (except triple in Triple Private), one pre-trip night in San José, Costa Rica, meals as specified, services of local guides and your Quest leader Brian Ratcliff, arrival and departure airport transfers, all entrance fees to monuments, park fees and local taxes, one complimentary massage aboard the RCGS Resolute.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Trees flashed with colours as macaws, toucans and parakeets took flight."

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