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Bienvenidos a Panama

Tauck's Panama Canal cruise and Costa Rica tour begins at the Hilton Panama or InterContinental Miramar Panama at 6:30 PM. Welcome to Panama! A transfer awaits to take you from Tocumen International Airport to the Hilton Panama or...


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Exploring Panama City

Begin today’s exploration of Panama City in its key historic district, Casco Viejo; a walking tour will show you this walled cobblestoned city, built in the 1670s at the foot of Ancon Hill, to provide safety from attack. The area is a gem of...


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Gamboa Rainforest, cross the Isthmus & embark cruise

From Panama City, start across the Isthmus of Panama; during a stop at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, you’ll choose between an aerial tram ride with a naturalist through the rainforest at eye-level with exotic birds and animals (aboard the only...


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The Guna people of the San Blas Islands

Your yacht arrives in the archipelago of San Blas today, where you’ll transfer by Zodiac for a wet landing at Holandes Caye. Here, you’ll visit Guna Indians, whose language and customs reflect lives with few outside influences, women sell...


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Transiting the Panama Canal

Opened in 1914, and considered an engineering marvel of the 20th century, the Panama Canal opened trade to the Americas by creating a transit path between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Thanks to the canal, today ships traveling from New York to...


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The Embera people of the Darien

Today you’ll stop in the beautiful but remote Darien region of Panama, calling on Play del Muerto for a wet landing by Zodiac craft to visit an indigenous community of the Emberá people, whose lifestyle remains largely unaffected by modern...


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Day at sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea on the Pacific Ocean today, taking advantage of your Explorer Class ship’s many amenities. Throughout the day, your Tauck Directors and naturalist guides will circulate about the ship answering questions – sharing...


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Quepos and beyond

Call on the city of Quepos this morning, a perfect jumping off point for your excursions to Manuel Antonio National Park, where you’ll find coral reefs and white sand beaches, considered among the most beautiful in Costa Rica, lined with rainforest....


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Carara National Park & Pura Vida Gardens

Your ship arrives at Playa Herradura for a choice of shore excursions offering a range of eco-activities. One includes a walking tour and a mangrove cruise in Carara National Park with a local naturalist guide. Following your jungle walk through the...


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Ox carts in Sarchi & gold in San José

As your cruise ends in Puerto Caldera, bid farewell to your Explorer Class ship and her crew, and set off to discover Costa Rica’s fascinating interior en route to the capital city of San José. Visit the artisan village of Sarchi,...


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Coffee, waterfalls & rainforest wildlife

Coffee has long been one of Costa Rica’s most important exports. Today you’ll visit the Doka Coffee Plantation, located on the fertile slopes of Alajuela’s Poás Volcano, where the soil and altitude make for ideal growing conditions....


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Homeward bound

Your Panama Canal cruise and Costa Rica tour ends in San José, Costa Rica. Transfers from the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San José or InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall to Juan Santamaría International...


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