Panama,

Panama: Journey between the seas

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Wildlife Cruise
7 Days
From £3429
GEOIP Not Available
Snorkelling and Diving

Tour Introduction

7 Days from £3429
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Prices based on rates applicable at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

The Discovery is a comfortable live aboard catamaran with spacious cabins and communal areas. With just 24 passengers the Discovery offers an intimate exploration of the Panama Canal which is not found on the large cruise ships. During a 6-night voyage visit the Darien jungle, home to the Embera Indians, snorkel and swim in the waters of the Pearl Islands, transit the Panama Canal in daylight, explore wildlife rich Barro Colorado Island and experience Panama’s colonial history at San Lorenzo and Portobelo.

Full Itinerary

Price from £3429
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Panama City

Sail the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean towards Contadora Island where the Discovery will drop anchor for the night before navigating to the Darien jungle.

Staying at Discovery. Includes Dinner.

Day 2
Darien

Travel by river into the Darien jungle and visit the Embera Indians. There will also be the opportunity for birdwatching from the zodiacs and kayaking.

Staying at Discovery. Includes All Meals.

Day 3
Pearl Islands

Snorkel and swim in the waters of the Pearl Islands. On the southernmost area of the archipelago the islands of San Telmo and Galera are home to some pristine beaches and fertile fishing grounds.

Staying at Discovery. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 4
North Passage of Panama Canal

Wake up at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal and join the morning's ship convoy for the northbound canal passage. Traverse the Miraflores and San Pedro locks, and navigate the Gaillard cut, the narrowest section of the Panama Canal. Overnight on Gatun Lake.

Staying at Discovery. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Barro Colorado Island

Explore Barro Colorado Island, home of the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Centre and an excellent location for wildlife viewing. In the afternoon complete the Panama Canal transit and sail to the Chagres River.

Staying at Discovery. Includes All Meals.

Day 6
Fort San Lorenzo

Visit the 16th century Fort San Lorenzo, built by the Spaniards to defend their gold trail, and enjoy the flora and fauna of the river's edge.

Staying at Discovery. Includes All Meals.

Day 7
Portobelo

Disembark the Discovery and explore the 16th century town of Portobelo which legend has it was founded by Christopher Columbus. In the afternoon board the Panama Canal Railway train back to Panama City. This one hour journey passes through lush rainforests, alongside the Canal's locks, through the historic Gaillard Cut and across causeways in Gatun Lake.

Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Tour Accommodation

Panama

Discovery Catamaran

Overview

The Discovery is a comfortable live aboard catamaran with spacious cabins and communal areas. With just 24 passengers the Discovery offers an intimate exploration of the Panama Canal which is not found on the large cruise ships.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
Yes
Capacity
24 passengers
Length
108 feet
Class
Catamaran
Cabins

6 queen and 6 twin outside cabins with picture windows, private facilities and climate controls

Facilities

Upper deck dining room, bar and lounge; upper deck bbq and sun deck. Zodiac landing craft; kayaks; expedition leader.

Route Map

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Discovery Catamaran: 8.912623, -79.521756

Departure Dates

Tour Dates
Adult Price
Single Supp
27/11/2019
£3429
£1715
31/03/2020
£3429
£1715
19/05/2020
£3429
£1715
26/05/2020
£3429
£1715
24/10/2020
£3429
£1715
25/11/2020
£3429
£1715
29/12/2020
£3429
£1715

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Best Visited:

January to January

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Excellent and very enjoyable holiday. Panama definitely offers plenty to occupy a three-week trip (and more).

Mr & Mrs M - Edinburgh