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Three-toed sloth in the rainforest of Costa Rica
Early Booking Discount

The Panama Canal and Costa Rica

January 31 - February 08, 2025
Length: 9 days
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Early Booking Savings of $1,000 are available when you book by 08/27/24 and pay in full at the time of booking. If you pay only your deposit by the early booking date, you still save $500 per person.

Travel through one of the greatest engineering marvels of our time and immerse yourself in a natural world of wonder as you journey through virgin rainforests and jungle-fringed beaches from Costa Rica to Panama.

Operated by Gohagan & Co.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal firsthand as your sailing yacht navigates the locks and channels that connect the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic during a daytime sailing.
  • Explore Isla Coiba, a UNESCO World Heritage site and national park known for its stunning biodiversity. Opt to snorkel in its pristine waters to witness vibrant marine life and coral reefs.
  • Immerse yourself in the lush beauty of the Rio Seco Rainforest. If you like, trek through dense vegetation to encounter exotic flora and fauna while hearing a symphony of tropical birds.
  • With an expert guide, spot monkeys, sloths, and colorful birds amidst a backdrop of rainforest and coastline at Manuel Antonio National Park, a biological oasis known for its diverse wildlife and beautiful beaches.
  • Explore the museums and architecture of San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama, gaining insight into local culture and history.
  • Our sailing yacht allows us to access smaller ports and more remote destinations than a typical cruise ship, resulting in a more authentic and off-the-beaten-path exploration of the region. Sailing also provides a travel experience characterized by the gentle sway of the sea, the sound of the wind in the sails, and the serenity of being away from the bustling crowds.
  • If you would like to receive a PDF copy of this trip’s brochure, please click on the words “Brochure Request Form” under Additional Resources on this webpage.

* Cal lecturer’s participation cannot be guaranteed and is contingent upon a minimum number of paying travelers.

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