Panama Canal and Costa Rica Cruise

Explore Costa Rica's natural wonders and cruise the mighty locks and waterways of the 100-year-old Panama Canal.

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 Research facilities at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  One of the many locks of the Panama Canal  Ships moving through a lock in the Panama Canal. Credit: Hemis/Alamy  Gatun Locks along the Panama Canal. Credit: Stan Shebs  Barro Colorado Island, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Research facilities at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  STRI scientist at work in lab  STRI scientist at work in the field  Flora found in Panama  Squirrel Monkey  Red-eyed tree frog  Exotic Poison Dart Frog  Coati found in Panama  Metal Mark butterfly  The scarlet macaw. Credit: Harvey Abernathey  The delightful beaches of the San Blas Islands  Display of traditional <i>molas</i> on the San Blas Islands Credit: Hemis/Alamy  Traditional <i>mola</i> art work of the San Blas Islands Credit: Danita Delimont/Alamy

Cloud Forest and Volcanoes Pre-Program Option — 5 Days, 4 Nights

A medley of Costa Rica’s diverse biospheres, this spectacular extension features a walk through the mysterious cloud forest and across hanging bridges in the rainforest, a dip in soothing geothermal springs nestled among powerful volcanoes and a taste of the rich culture—coffee, chocolate and historic San José. Accommodations are for two nights in the ideally located Hotel Royal Corin (2 Nights) and one night in the hacienda-style Costa Rica Marriott - San José (2 Nights)

Panama Post-Program Option — 3 Days, 2 Nights

The perfect complement to your transit through the Panama Canal is an exploration of Panama’s natural beauty and native culture, as well as the historic and contemporary landmarks of its cosmopolitan capital city. Cruise by motorized canoe into the 320,000-acre Chagres National Park to encounter the indigenous Embera people, who have lived here in harmony with nature for centuries. Explore the past and present of Panama City as you walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Panama Viejo, the oldest European colonial settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas, and tour the magnificent landscape of contemporary architectural achievements in the city’s financial district. Accommodations for two nights are in the ideally located, deluxe Bristol Hotel Panama.

Pre- and Post-Program options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.