Rainforests & Reefs of Central America: Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Honduras, Belize

Isla de Providencia, Colombia
April 12, 2016
15 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
110 Guests
From $11,980
Kuna Child, San Blas Archipelago, Panama

Expedition Highlights

  • Search for Central America’s incredible diversity of wildlife during Zodiac cruises and nature walks—over 750 species of birds have been recorded in Costa Rica alone.
  • Meet the Kuna Indians of San Blas and the Emberá Indians of the Darién who proudly preserve their cultural heritage.
  • Enjoy a daylight transit through the historic locks of the Panama Canal.
  • Experience world-class snorkeling and diving, from Belize’s Half Moon Caye to one of the world’s largest marine parks in Coiba, Panama.
  • Step ashore on seldom-visited Isla de Providencia, Colombia—its long history includes tales of colonization, conquest, and buried treasure.

The Emberá tribe in Panama's Darién Province was amazing—their culture is so untouched and the people are so friendly!

Anjali K.

Expedition Team

Ocean Adventurer

The recently refurbished 120-guest Ocean Adventurer is a superb oceangoing vessel equipped with stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull that allow her to navigate easily in the most rugged natural environments. A fleet of Zodiac landing craft allows us to explore at a moment’s notice. Each stateroom has an ocean view, an in-room music system, and en suite bathroom.

Additional Exploration

Tikal, Guatemala
Post-Trip Extension:
April 26April 29, 2016
From TBD

For those with an interest in Mayan history and archaeology, we have designed this post-voyage extension exploring one of the best-preserved Mayan sites in the Americas: Tikal in Guatemala. This formerly glorious city gives us a rare look into the daily lives, culture, and beliefs of a people who once dominated Central America.

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

  • HydroSkin Wetsocks
HydroSkin Wetsocks

When you’re flitting between nature walks and Zodiac excursions in Central American rainforests and reefs, you’ll want to keep your feet warm and dry—an easy “feat” for these hard-working socks, the ultimate liner in blister protection and lasting comfort. A plush and fleecy inner layer, odor-fighting treatment, and quick-drying capability make these a must-have in the tropical traveler’s suitcase.

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