A Cruise of Panama and Costa Rica
Explore Costa Rica's natural wonders and cruise the mighty locks and waterways of the 100-year-old Panama Canal.
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- Visiting Mount Fuji, by way of rural Japan
- Saturday in Pamplona
CLOUD FORESTS AND VOLCANOES IN COSTA RICA PRE-PROGRAM OPTION
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 and one night in the hacienda-style COSTA RICA MARRIOTT HOTEL SAN JOSÉ. This Pre-Program Option is available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
PANAMA, OLD AND NEW POST-PROGRAM OPTION
Continue your experience in “the crossroads of the Americas” with an exploration of Panama, old and new. Tour Panama Viejo, the remains of the 16th-century Spanish town; enjoy an architectural tour featuring Panama City’s more modern structures; and cruise on the Chagres River through the rainforest to learn more about Panama’s indigenous people. Accommodations for two nights are in the comfortable BRISTOL HOTEL PANAMA. This Post-Program Option is available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.