Optional Pre-Voyage Extension to Monteverde Cloud Forest
Complement your 8-day Panama and Costa Rica voyage with three days in Monteverde Cloud Forest.
A scenic drive of approximately five hours takes us to Monteverde Cloud Forest, where we spend two nights at a charming, family-owned lodge. There is an aura in the cloud forest ó mist drifting past silhouettes of majestic trees, the cool quiet and the haunting music of birdcalls. Trees draped in a profusion of bromeliads and orchids create a powerful impression. Amid such greenery, the lacy- fronded tree fern, unchanged since early ecological times, stands out as a signature cloud forest specimen. Learn about life in the early Monteverde community, established by the Quakers in the 1950s, from Marvin Rockwell, one of the original homesteaders.
COMPLIMENTARY POST PROGRAM EXTENSION
Receive a complimentary 1 night/2 day Panama City Post Extension. If chosen, the free air offer will be given as an air credit. Subject to availability. New bookings only. Book by Aug. 31, 2013. Call for details.
Be our guest for an overnight/two-day stay in Panama City. By special arrangement, youíll tour Miraflores Lock and then observe the action of the Canal from the overlooking restaurant where weíll dine. Visit the new Canalís mega-scale construction site as well as the Frank Gehry-designed Museum of Biodiversity, which is yet to be opened to the public.
This post-extension visit to the BioMuseo and the new Panama Canalís Expansion Observation Center offers a local education on the breadth of wildness in the region and the engineering marvel of the Canal. Monuments to the wonder of wildness and the power of humans to change the face of the Earth, the extension grants special access and adds layers of insight.