The Treasures Of Costa Rica & The Panama Canal | Dec 2016 – March 2017 | Panama to Costa Rica
The virgin nature reservations and amazing wildlife of Golf Dulce, Cuba and Granito de Oro islands, the Panama Canal Transit, the Darrien Jungle, Curu and Tortuga islands, a day cruise around the Gatun Lake.
Flamenco Marina Panama City, Panama to Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica
Day 1:- Arrive meet and greet by our representative, transfer from airport to the Hotel.
Day 2:- Transfer from the hotel to board the ship M/Y CALLISTO and depart from Flamenco Marina Panama City- Flamenco Island is one of four small islands called the Causeway Islands. Located by the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The islands are linked to the mainland by a causeway, known as the Amador Causeway, made from rock extracted during the excavations of the Panama Canal. Visitors can access the attractions of Panama City and the Panama Canal, as well as fine dining along the Causeway and the chance to enjoy outdoor activities such as jogging, biking, rollerblading, or fishing, all with Panama City’s skyline as backdrop.
Day 3:- Cruise through the Panama Canal into secret waterways to find hidden islands that are the monkey’s favorites. Capuchin and howler monkeys can be seen jumping on the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious of the visitors and venture down to take a closer look. The Monkey Island adventure tour begins on the edge of Gam boa, crossing the Chagres River, up to the Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal, one of the biggest artificial lakes of the world with an area of 425 square kilometers. The Lake is also important as a reservoir of water for the operation of the canal locks.
Day 4:- Proceed on to The Punta Patino Nature Reserve which is located within Darien Province, and is Panama’s first privately run nature reserve. It covers 74,800 acres of tropical forest and savannah. This area was deforested through coconut, cattle and lumber operations prior to becoming a natural reserve, and has made a significant recovery since becoming protected. The Mogue, Mogocenaga, and Patino are three important rivers that run through this area.
Day 5:- Explore on the remaining Punta Patino borders the Gulf of San Miguel. This reserve supports an extensive biodiversity of plants, birds and mammals. Species found in this reserve include the capybara, gray foxes, Geoffroy’s tamarins, night monkeys, jaguars and collared peccaries. Reptiles such as caimans and iguanas are common. Pilot and humpback whales and bottle-nosed dolphins can sometimes be seen in the Gulf of San Miguel. Bird species commonly found here include black-tailed trogons, boat billed herons and night herons.
Day 6:- Explore The Islands of Coiba National Park – Granito De Oro: - A small islet off the northeastern coast of Isla Coiba named Granito de Oro which has emerged as one of the most popular stops for visitors interested in snorkeling in the abundant waters of Coiba National Park and picnicking on one of the most pristine beaches in the world. Granito de Oro offers the casual snorkeler a diversity and volume of marine life that many avid scuba divers spend their lives trying to see. The waters surrounding it have been called one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world.
Day 7:- Puerto Jimenez Golfo Dulce-Casa Orquideas Private Reserve. Sliced in half by the swampy, overgrown Quebrada Cacao, and flanked on one side by the emerald waters of the Golfo Dulce, the vaguely Wild West outpost of Puerto Jimenez is shared equally by local residents and wildlife. While walking through the dusty streets of Jimenez (as it’s known to locals), it’s not unusual to spot scarlet macaws roosting on the soccer field, or white-faced capuchins traversing the treetops.
Day 8:- Proceed towards Manuel Antonio National Park and Reserve System. The Manuel Antonio National Park is a small biological peninsula found within an area devoted to different productive activities, such as agriculture, cattle and high tourism development. It is one of the country’s most scenic and beautiful national parks.
Day 9:- Travel to Tortuga Island which is one of the most popular of Cost Rica’s island. It comprises a couple of islands, located opposite the Curu Wildlife Refuge. The crystalline cerulean waters offer excellent snorkeling and diving conditions, and the balmy white sand beaches fringed with swaying palm trees offers the most sought- after ambiance in the world including a tropical island paradise.
Day 10:- Puntarenas Port – Curu Costa Rica, Puntarenas is one of the seaside towns that celebrate the Fiesta de La Virgen Del Mar (Festival of the Virgin of the Sea) on the Saturday closest to July 16. Fishing boats and elegant yachts are beautifully bedecked with lights, flags and all manner of fanciful embellishments as they sail around the harbour, seeking protection from the Virgin as they begin another year at sea. There are also boat races, a carnival and plenty of food, drinking and dancing.
Day 11 & Day 12:- After exploring & enjoying the above places & islands disembark at Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica and from there on transfer to the hotel, leisure for shopping and overnight at the hotel. Next day check out and proceed to the airport for the final destination.
The category cabins all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
Cruise Departure from Puntarenas Port, Costa Rica to Flamenco Marina, Panama – Dec: 21,
2017 January 26. February 13. March 3 & 21. April 8.
- The Cruise Cost Per Person Starting from: - Euros 2805 + 600 (Including Port Taxes).
- The Airfare (approximate) per person: - Rs: 1, 27,000/- on Air France (BLR-CDG-PTY-SJO-ATL-CDG-BLR) Onward Bangalore to Panama City & Return Costa Rica to Bangalore.
- The Visa Charges Rs: 7,000/- per person.
- The Hotel Accommodation per person on room per night (Std Double Room – Hilton Garden Inn Panama City) approximately Rs: 13475/-
- The Hotel Accommodation per person on room per night (Std Double Room – Hotel Tioga – Puntarenas Port) approximately Rs: 7,700/-
Note: The above airfare and hotels are subject to availabilities.
- Submitted On : 17 Sep 2016