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Secrets of Central America - with National Geographic

Colón - Puerto Caldera

Dates:
25/02/2023
to  07/03/2023

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11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
£4,280
25% Ponant Bonus

In collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions.

PONANT takes you to discover Panama and Costa Rica with an 11-day expedition cruise. A circuit of great beauty around the isthmus of Panama, a link between two continents, which concentrates a biodiversity that is unique in the world, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean between dream islands, natural reserves and encounters with the fascinating local communities.

Your journey in Central America will begin with a port of call in the magnificent Portobelo Bay, between mangroves, tropical forest and discovery of the Congo culture. The fortifications of this former gateway to the New World are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You will then discover the golden sand and crystal-clear waters of the coral islets of the San Blas Islands. The Kuna live among the palm trees and pirogues; this people perpetuates, among other things, the traditional craft of molas, weaved textiles in sparkling colours.

After sailing through the world-famous Panama Canal, your ship will stop in the Pearl Islands, which nestle in the Gulf of Panama.

Your ship will then head for the magnificent Darien National Park in Panama. This little corner of paradise is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to remarkable plants and wildlife. Sandy beaches, rocky coastlines, mangroves, swamps and tropical rainforests vie with each other for beauty and offer a feast for photographers. This will also be the occasion for meeting the astonishing semi-nomadic Emberas community.

In Casa Orquideas, in the heart of a region that is home to Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, you will have the chance to visit a botanical garden with a sublime collection of tropical flowers.

You will finally be able to enjoy a visit to the Curú Wildlife Refuge. Deep inside the tropical rainforest you may be lucky enough to see multicoloured birds, monkeys, iguanas and sloths.

The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


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A cruise in collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert onboard. Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

From £4,280
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From £4,750
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From £4,970
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From £5,250
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

From £7,300
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

From £7,300
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

From £7,300
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From £7,300
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(38 m²)

From £9,850
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(38 m²)

From £10,370
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From £10,870
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From £10,870
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From £11,940
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

From £16,580



Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects flights and takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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