- 7-night luxury Panama to Costa Rica cruise with half board
- Four-star hotel in Panama City
- Four-star lodge retreat in Naranjo
- Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Centre
- Optional excursions to UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Explore the endemic wildlife of the remote Osa Peninsula
- Discover the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio Reserve
- Shop for souvenirs in Panama’s hippest neighbourhood
- BBQ beach lunch
- Breakfast and lunch freshly prepared daily
Day 1: Panama City
Begin your exciting Latin America adventure! Your driver will pick you up from Tocumen International Airport and take you to your four-star hotel in the capital’s centre. Explore the city at your leisure or relax in your hotel.
Day 2: Panama City
A full day of sightseeing is ahead of you. Sights on this all-encompassing driving and walking tour include the Miraflores Locks, the UNESCO-listed Casca Viejo, beautiful nature walk and a visit to a bustling local market.
Day 3: Flamenco Marina, Panama City
Your private transfer will take you from your hotel to board your floating home for the next seven nights. Embarkation is between 15.00 hrs and 16.30 hrs. Relax in your cabin or join your fellow guests at the Welcome cocktail party on board. Meet the crew and the captain. Enjoy a drink while observing the sunset. Overnight in port.
Day 4: Flamenco Marina, Panama City
After breakfast, join our optional excursion to Gatun Lake. The large artificial lake forms part of the Panama Canal and carries vessels of all shapes and sizes. Explore Fort San Lorenzo and the abandoned village of Chagres. Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Centre and learn all about the world famous canal’s history. After lunch, we return to Panama City and visit the Canal Museum. The public, non-profit museum is devoted to showcasing all aspects of the construction of the important Panama Canal. Watch the ships in the locks before dinner is served on board.
Day 5: Panama City – Pearl Islands
Early morning departure from Panama City to Pearl Islands. The beautiful archipelago Pearl islands consist of 200 plus islets that are situated in the Gulf of Panama, off the Pacific coast. Enjoy a refreshing mid morning swim or snorkel before lunch is served on board. In the afternoon, you have free time to relax and take in the spectacular oceanic scenery, or to catch up with your reading, socialising or sunbathing. After dinner on board, observe the stunning sunset from the deck, as we set sail towards Playa Muerto. Overnight at anchor.
Day 6: Playa Muerto – Darien National Park, Panama
After breakfast, join our optional excursion to the Darien National Park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is Panama’s most extensive natural park and also one of the most ecologically important and significant sites in all of Central America. The friendly Embera Indians will welcome you to explore the beautiful attraction. One of seven indigenous groups living in Panama, the Embera Indians are renowned for their expertly made handicrafts and long-standing traditions and customs. In the afternoon we continue sailing to Cebaco Island. Overnight at sea.
Day 7: Caleta Caiman/ Restingue Island – Cebaco Island – Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
Enjoy an invigorating morning swim or an exciting snorkel experience, on arrival in Caleta Caiman/Restingue Island. The idyllic paradise island is yours to explore at your leisure until midday. We venture to nearby Cebaco Island for a delicious beach BBQ lunch. You have ample time to take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters. In the early afternoon, we continue sailing to Golfo Dulce. The scenic and peaceful inlet extends from the Pacific Ocean to the west of the city of Rincon. Dinner on board and overnight at sea.
Day 8: Casa Orquideas – Puerto Jimenez
We arrive in the port town of Golfito in the early hours and continue cruising to nearby Casa Orquideas. On arrival, join our optional excursion to the local botanical garden and admire the beautiful endemic flowers and plants of Costa Rica. On return to the ship, enjoy a swim break before we sail across the bay to Puerto Jimenez. BBQ lunch is served on deck. In the afternoon, visit the Osa Peninsula on our optional excursion. One of Costa Rica’s most remote locations, the Osa Peninsula boasts a rainforest teeming with endemic animal life.
Day 9: Playa Biesanz, Costa Rica
On arrival in Quepos, join our optional excursion to the Manuel Antonio Reserve. The extensive tropical paradise features one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of white sandy beach and lush evergreen forests that are home to indigenous wildlife. Explore the natural wonderland at your leisure before and after lunch. In the afternoon, we sail to nearby Playa Biesanz for a swim break. Return to the ship for the evening’s tropical themed farewell dinner and party. Enjoy your last unforgettable Costa Rican sunset at sea en route to Puerto Caldera.
Day 10: Puerto Caldera to Naranjo
Early morning arrival in Puerto Caldera port. Disembarkation is between 09.00 hrs and 10.00 hrs. Transfer to the next stage of your adventure, Llano Bonito de Naranjo where your boutique accommodation is located in a stunning coffee plantation with views of Poas, Barva and Irazu volcanoes. Jump straight into the culture here with a Naranjo Coffee & Town experience.
Day 11: Los Bajos del Toro
Today your tour-guide will drive you to Los Bajos del Toro, a small village enshrouded by lush rainforest. Nearby is Toro Amarillo Waterfall, a great photo opportunity. You’ll visit Palmira too, which is surrounded by verdant farming fields. Return to your hotel.
Day 12: San José, Costa Rica
Your driver will pick up from your hotel and take you to the airport to begin your journey home.
M/Y Variety Voyager
Built in 2012, the M/Y Variety Voyager mega yacht flaunts sleek lines, state-of-the-art technology, and ample deck and luxury cabin space to accommodate up to 72 guests. The public areas are finished with refined décor and boast exceptional views.
- Two nights in Panama City with breakfast and guided tour
- Private transfers throughout your trip
- Eight days and seven nights aboard Variety Voyager
- Nine cruise stops
- Full board with buffet breakfast as well as lunch and dinner on the cruise
- Housewarming cocktails on the cruise
- Private barbecue evening event
- Captain’s Dinner event
- A professional English-speaking Cruise Director
- Two nights at boutique lodge in rural Costa Rica with coffee-tasting experience and tours
17, 31 December 2020
14*, 28 January 2021
*Cruise does not include a Panama Canal Crossing.