As the first European to see the legendary Mar del Sur, Vasco Balboa walked into the “southern sea” claiming it for Spain. Hoping to find gold and pearls, it had taken Balboa and his small company of men three weeks to cross the Isthmus of Panamá. It’s your turn to explore these wondrous lands, though your journey will be anything but arduous as you set sail between two seas—gathering unforgettable memories.

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Search for untamed wildlife— sloths, howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, white-faced capuchins.

Snorkel and beachcomb on Panamá’s Granito de Oro in Coiba National Park.

Explore Costa Rican lush primary rainforest and explore the abundant, biodiversity of the jungle.

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Day 1

San Jose

On arrival in San José, you’ll be transferred to Un-Cruise 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. (D)

Day 2

Manuel Antonio National Park

On a jungle hike, keep your eyes tuned to the canopy above, watching for sloths, whitefaced capuchins, scarlet macaws, manycoloured tanagers, coatis, iguanas and other colourful and camouflaged creatures. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Your week of adventure continues on the south eastern tip of Nicoya Peninsula with untamed wildlife, lush scenery and active recreation. Hike in Curu National Wildlife Refuge, a prime place to inspect diverse flora and fauna. Off shore, the vibrant turquoise waters near Isla Tortuga offer inviting opportunities to snorkel, kayak and paddle board. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Osa Conservation Area

Isolated, wild Osa Conservation Area is home to the country’s largest national park, Corcovado. The area is known for its diverse plant and animal species, a whopping 2.5% of the entire planet’s biodiversity is found here including all four of Costa Rica’s monkeys. Explore this vast area putting feet to trail on an invigorating hike through the jungle. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Golfo Dulce

Explore a tropical botanical reserve exploding with vibrant colour. In Golfo Dulce, which separates Oso Peninsula from the mainland, explore the rare flora and fauna of mangroves by kayak and skiff. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Granito de Oro

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

Day 7

Gulf of Panama Islands - Panama Canal

The diverse islands and islets in the Gulf of Panama are all unique. Hosting hundreds of avian species, you may enjoy superb bird watching on an exciting skiff exploration or stroll through a charming coastal village that boasts the hemisphere’s second oldest church. Later today, prepare to experience one of the top bucket-list destinations, transit from ocean to ocean along the 77 kilometre Panama Canal. Celebrate this absolutely unforgettable voyage with a special farewell dinner. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

Disembark Colon

Disembark in Colón and enjoy a scenic transfer to Panama City Airport. (B)

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