Trip Type : Small Ship Cruise
Uncharted Isthmus! Sloths, Monkeys & Mangroves tour

Uncharted Isthmus! Sloths, Monkeys & Mangroves

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 2,995 $ 374 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Transit the 48-mile-long Panama Canal connecting the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean
  • Search for untamed wildlife including two- and three-toed sloths, howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, squirrel monkeys, and white-faced capuchins
  • Discover Costa Rica’s magnificent, abundant biological diversity at two national parks and one wildlife refuge including the country’s largest park, Corcovado National Park
  • Snorkel and explore the crystalline waters and marine life at Panama’s Granito de Oro, in Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stroll a butterfly- and flower-rich tropical botanical reserve
  • Unparalleled off-the-beaten path exploration in lush jungles, crystal clear coves, pristine islands, and remote peninsulas
  • Hike, snorkel, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff
  • Interpretive presentations on board and ashore by your expedition team

Short Description

Tap into all your senses on our Costa Rica & Panama adventure cruise—especially your sense of wonder. It’s more than simply seeing the remarkable. Hike through lush jungle, watching for colorful macaws and hummingbirds, slow moving sloths, screeching howler monkeys, expressive white-faced capuchins, and capricious squirrel monkeys in the canopy above. Investigate the multi-colored menagerie of a coral reef by snorkel. Navigate alluringly beautiful and secluded island coves and mangrove forests by kayak and skiff. And witness the incredible engineering feat that is the Panama Canal. As the voyage unfolds, you’ll find yourself thriving through adventure, relaxation, and eye-opening experiences, uncovering a new side of the good life aboard the Safari Voyager. Pura vida!

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City San José
End City Panama City

Trip Includes

  • All onboard meals
  • Premium spirits, fine wine, microbrews
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • All from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment
  • Wellness program: sauna, fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage

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Itinerary

Day 1: San José, Costa Rica – Embarkation

Welcome to the land of pura vida! On arrival in the capital city of San José, you’ll be transferred to our hospitality area to join your fellow adventurers. After everyone has gathered, travel to the Playa Herradura on the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll board the Safari Voyager and meet your enthusiastic crew.        

Day 2: Curú National Wildlife Refuge / Isla Tortuga

Kick off your week of adventure on the southeastern tip of Nicoya Peninsula—untamed wildlife, lush scenery, and active recreation. Local “residents” include a variety of different animal, reptile, avian, and insect species, including frigate birds and hummingbirds, and army ants and butterflies. Hike in Curú National Wildlife Refuge—a prime place to inspect diverse flora and fauna. Off shore, the coconut palm-lined beaches of Isla Tortuga offer inviting tranquility. Snorkel, kayak, and paddle board in vibrant, turquoise waters, or sit back and relax on a warm, sandy beach.             

Day 3: Manual Antonio National Park

Boasting 109 species of mammals, over 330 bird species, and abundant marine life among its incredibly diverse plant life, Manual Antonio National Park provides endless opportunity for discovery. On a jungle hike, keep your eyes tuned to the canopy above, watching for two- and three-toed sloths, white-faced capuchins, scarlet macaws, many-colored tanagers, coatis, iguanas, and other colorful and camouflaged creatures. And, keep your ears tuned for the screeching of howler monkeys.           

Day 4: Corcovado National Park

The remote Osa Peninsula is home to the country’s largest national park, Corcovado. Isolated and wild, adventure lies around every bend. Known for its diverse plant and animal species including all four of Costa Rica’s monkeys, tree frogs, caimans, anteaters, scarlet macaws, coatis, and 16 different species of hummingbird, explore this vast park putting feet to trail on an invigorating hike through the jungle. At the end of the day, enjoy the sunset with a tropical beverage in-hand during cocktail hour and retell stories of the day with your travel-mates.              

Day 5: Golfo Dulce

A birder’s paradise, explore a tropical botanical reserve exploding with vibrant color. From bromeliads, ginger plants, and heliconias, to toucans, hummingbirds, mischievous monkeys, and fluttering butterflies—there’s a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and tastes in every tree and bush you pass on your walking tour. In Golfo Dulce, which separates Oso Peninsula from the mainland, explore the rare flora and fauna of mangroves by kayak and skiff.

Day 6: Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park, Panama

Sail through the islands of Coiba National Park, making a stop at the postcard-perfect Granito de Oro islet. Offering a little bit of everything despite its small size, volcanic outcroppings at either end of this tiny landmass and a dense, mini-jungle in the center are connected by gorgeous white sand beach. Named one of the world’s top 10 diving sites, your day of play features snorkeling among abundant marine life, kayaking around rocky outcroppings, and lounging on the warm sand. It’s another perfect day in paradise.              

Day 7: Gulf of Panama Islands / Panama Canal

The diverse islands and islets in the Gulf of Panama are all unique, and on your last day, its captain’s choice as you cruise among them. Hosting hundreds of avian species, you may enjoy superb bird watching on an exciting skiff exploration, or stroll a charming coastal village that boast’s Panama’s oldest church. Later today, prepare to experience one of the top bucket-list destinations—transit from ocean to ocean along the 48-mile Panama Canal. Truly a marvel of engineering and human tenacity, it took 9,000 workers to build it. Celebrate this absolutely unforgettable voyage with a special farewell dinner, and then join your expedition team for a slideshow highlighting the week’s adventures.              

Day 8: Panama City – Disembarkation

Enjoy an early breakfast aboard the Safari Voyager and bid your crew farewell. You’ll disembark in Colón and be transferred to the Panama City airport for your flight home or to begin your Un-Cruise hotel stay.

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Ship Name

Safari Voyager

Ship Stats

  • 62 guests
  • 32 cabins
  • 29-31 crew members
  • 174 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 9 knots
  • Built in 1982 by Chesapeake Shipbuilding, renovated in 2015
  • Registered in Saint Kitts
  • 2.2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

Master

103-108
Queen or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

Commander

205-206, 209-212, 215-222
Queen or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

Captain

308, 310, 312
Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

Admiral

307, 309
Queen or twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower; (youth-sized sofa bed for triple)

Jr Commodore Suite

201-204
Queen or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; flat screen TV/DVD player; view window; private bath with large shower; (sofa bed for triple)

Owner's Suite

King or twin beds; sitting area with wet bar; refrigerator; media center; large bow-facing windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower; (sofa bed for triple)

Single

207-208
Twin bed; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

Ship Description

Undergoing refurbishment in 2016, the 62-guest Safari Voyager offers personal comforts, full uncompromising amenities, and upscale accommodations. Sights are revealed from the window-lined lounge with sweeping 270-degree views. Enjoy the vessel’s cozy library and elegant dining room, all outfitted with nautical décor. Ideally designed to spotlight the magnificent natural surroundings, the Safari Voyager features four public decks including a spacious upper sun deck.

An aft EZ Dock launch platform provides convenient access into and from the water for adventure activities. The vessel is outfitted with kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, snorkel gear, wet suits, and hiking poles. For rejuvenation and relaxation, guests can take advantage of our wellness program with fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage.

There are seven cabin categories aboard the Safari Voyager: Single; Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; Jr. Commodore Suite; and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, or triples can be accommodated.

Common to all cabins are: wide panoramic view windows; individually controlled air conditioning; generous storage and closet space; desk and chair; iPod/MP3/MP4 docking stations; TV/DVD player; private bath with shower.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Personal Expenses

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