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National Geographic Quest National Geographic Quest

14-night Panama to Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal Volcano, and Tortuguero Cruisetour

Panama City/San Jose (C.R.)

12/13/2020

Ports: Panama City, Cruise Starts (Embarkation), Colon (Panama), Gatun Lake (Panama), Panama Canal, Pearl Island, Coiba Island, Casa Orquideas, Playa Blanca (C.R.), Corcovado National Park, Puerto Caldera, Cruise Ends (Debarkation), Monteverde, Monteverde, Rio Chiquito Dock, Rio Chiquito, Arenal Dam Dock, Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna, Air Travel, Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Sibu Chocolate, San Isidro, San Jose (C.R.), San Jose (C.R.), and San Jose (C.R.)

Lindblad Expeditions

National Geographic Quest
#1378245

14-night Panama to Costa Rica + Monteverde, Arenal Volcano, and Tortuguero Cruisetour The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
  • $50 per Couple Shipboard Credit
  • Starting at
    $11,040.00
  • Per day
    $788.57

Package Inclusions:

  • 7-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship and more
  • 7-nights hotel accommodations

Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare
Optional pre or post cruise nights

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Price is per person, double occupancy.

Cost Includes: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), tips (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included: Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, laundry. Gratuities to ship’s crew at your discretion.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections. Prices shown are in USD unless stated otherwise.
  • Departure Date
  • Days
  • From/To
  • Ship
  • Offer ID
  • 12/13/2020
  • 14
  • Panama City/San Jose (C.R.)

  • National Geographic Quest
  • 1378245
    • Destination
    • Arrival Day
    • Departure Day
    • Panama City
    • 12/13/2020
    • 12/13/2020
    • Upon arrival in Panama City, transfer by land to Colón and embark our ship National Geographic Quest. (D),

    • Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
    • 12/13/2020
    • 12/13/2020
    • Upon arrival in Panama City, transfer by land to Colón and embark our ship National Geographic Quest. (D),

    • Colon (Panama)
    • 12/13/2020
    • 12/13/2020
    • Upon arrival in Panama City, transfer by land to Colón and embark our ship National Geographic Quest. (D),

    • Gatun Lake (Panama)
    • 12/14/2020
    • 12/14/2020
    • By special arrangement, National Geographic Quest will anchor in Gatun Lake near the Barro Colorado Nature Monument overnight. Today, choose hikes and Zodiac cruises at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute facility on Barro Colorado Island, or take a boat ride to the mouth of the Chagres River and hike on the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center trails. This evening, continue through the complex lock system of the canal. (B,L,D),

    • Panama Canal
    • 12/14/2020
    • 12/14/2020
    • By special arrangement, National Geographic Quest will anchor in Gatun Lake near the Barro Colorado Nature Monument overnight. Today, choose hikes and Zodiac cruises at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute facility on Barro Colorado Island, or take a boat ride to the mouth of the Chagres River and hike on the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center trails. This evening, continue through the complex lock system of the canal. (B,L,D),

    • Pearl Island
    • 12/15/2020
    • 12/15/2020
    • Today, explore the tiny islets of the Gulf of Panama by Zodiac or kayak. Here we might spot frigatebirds, brown pelicans, neotropic cormorants, and brown boobies. (B,L,D),

    • Coiba Island
    • 12/16/2020
    • 12/16/2020
    • Our last stop in Panama this morning is at the remote Isla Coiba, one of the many islands of Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once a penal colony, the island has long been protected and accessible by special permit only. Among its many endemic species are the Coiba Island agouti and the mantled howler monkey, as well as four varieties of sea turtle. Discover rich marine life while snorkeling, go kayaking or hiking, try stand-up paddleboarding, or simply relax on the beach. (B,L,D),

    • Casa Orquideas
    • 12/17/2020
    • 12/17/2020
    • Spend the day exploring the mangrove-fringed Golfo Dulce, on Costa Rica’s southwest coast. Visit Casa Orquídeas, a tropical paradise of ornamental palms, bromeliads, heliconias, and orchids, closed to the general public and reached by boat only. Keep your eye out for tanagers, parrots, and toucans. Later, explore the placid bay, ideal for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, Zodiac rides, and swimming. (B,L,D),

    • Playa Blanca (C.R.)
    • 12/18/2020
    • 12/18/2020
    • Go ashore in the pristine waters of Playa Blanca. Head inland to meet and share with inspiring local families living in remote communities and working with cocoa, heart of palm, and sugar cane. Hike mature rainforest or kayak in peaceful waters in Golfo Dulce. In the evening, enjoy a beautiful sunset.,

    • Corcovado National Park
    • 12/19/2020
    • 12/19/2020
    • Anchor off the Osa Peninsula to see some of the most pristine lowland rainforest on the Pacific coast. In the environs of Corcovado National Park, swim in waterfall pools, take an optional horseback ride on the coast, or trek through the rainforest for a chance to see three species of monkeys—howler, spider and capuchin. (B,L,D),

    • Puerto Caldera
    • 12/20/2020
    • 12/20/2020
    • Disembark and transfer to bird watch and search for American crocodiles. Later, visit the Bat Jungle exhibit or hear from an early Quaker settler. (B,L,D),

    • Cruise Ends (Debarkation)
    • 12/20/2020
    • 12/20/2020
    • Disembark and transfer to bird watch and search for American crocodiles. Later, visit the Bat Jungle exhibit or hear from an early Quaker settler. (B,L,D),

    • Monteverde
    • 12/20/2020
    • 12/20/2020
    • Disembark and transfer to bird watch and search for American crocodiles. Later, visit the Bat Jungle exhibit or hear from an early Quaker settler. (B,L,D),

    • Monteverde
    • 12/21/2020
    • 12/21/2020
    • Enjoy a visit to a butterfly farm and a tour of the Monteverde reserve. Get a new perspective on the region as you sail across Lake Arenal. Check into your hotel and relax in the naturally heated pools. (B,L,D),

    • Rio Chiquito Dock, Rio Chiquito
    • 12/21/2020
    • 12/21/2020
    • Enjoy a visit to a butterfly farm and a tour of the Monteverde reserve. Get a new perspective on the region as you sail across Lake Arenal. Check into your hotel and relax in the naturally heated pools. (B,L,D),

    • Arenal Dam Dock
    • 12/21/2020
    • 12/21/2020
    • Enjoy a visit to a butterfly farm and a tour of the Monteverde reserve. Get a new perspective on the region as you sail across Lake Arenal. Check into your hotel and relax in the naturally heated pools. (B,L,D),

    • Arenal Volcano National Park
    • 12/21/2020
    • 12/21/2020
    • Enjoy a visit to a butterfly farm and a tour of the Monteverde reserve. Get a new perspective on the region as you sail across Lake Arenal. Check into your hotel and relax in the naturally heated pools. (B,L,D),

    • Arenal Volcano National Park
    • 12/22/2020
    • 12/22/2020
    • Arenal Volcano National Park
    • 12/23/2020
    • 12/23/2020
    • Walk the Arenal Hanging Bridges, strung through two miles of the dense rainforest canopy. Then, a charter flight will bring us to Tortuguero, a spectacular lowland forest on Costa Rica’s northeast coast. Tour the wildlife-rich canals of Tortuguero National Park in small guided boats. Later, check into a rustic lodge at the water’s edge for dinner. (B,L,D),

    • La Fortuna
    • 12/23/2020
    • 12/23/2020
    • Walk the Arenal Hanging Bridges, strung through two miles of the dense rainforest canopy. Then, a charter flight will bring us to Tortuguero, a spectacular lowland forest on Costa Rica’s northeast coast. Tour the wildlife-rich canals of Tortuguero National Park in small guided boats. Later, check into a rustic lodge at the water’s edge for dinner. (B,L,D),

    • Air Travel
    • 12/23/2020
    • 12/23/2020
    • Walk the Arenal Hanging Bridges, strung through two miles of the dense rainforest canopy. Then, a charter flight will bring us to Tortuguero, a spectacular lowland forest on Costa Rica’s northeast coast. Tour the wildlife-rich canals of Tortuguero National Park in small guided boats. Later, check into a rustic lodge at the water’s edge for dinner. (B,L,D),

    • Tortuguero
    • 12/23/2020
    • 12/23/2020
    • Walk the Arenal Hanging Bridges, strung through two miles of the dense rainforest canopy. Then, a charter flight will bring us to Tortuguero, a spectacular lowland forest on Costa Rica’s northeast coast. Tour the wildlife-rich canals of Tortuguero National Park in small guided boats. Later, check into a rustic lodge at the water’s edge for dinner. (B,L,D),

    • Tortuguero
    • 12/24/2020
    • 12/24/2020
    • Tortuguero
    • 12/25/2020
    • 12/25/2020
    • Enjoy a visit to the Sea Turtle Conservancy to learn the area’s history and go for a stroll through the carless village. Then, partake in a workshop on preparing chocolate at Sibu Chocolatier. The day ends with a farewell dinner at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel. (B,L,D),

    • Sibu Chocolate, San Isidro
    • 12/25/2020
    • 12/25/2020
    • Enjoy a visit to the Sea Turtle Conservancy to learn the area’s history and go for a stroll through the carless village. Then, partake in a workshop on preparing chocolate at Sibu Chocolatier. The day ends with a farewell dinner at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel. (B,L,D),

    • San Jose (C.R.)
    • 12/25/2020
    • 12/25/2020
    • Enjoy a visit to the Sea Turtle Conservancy to learn the area’s history and go for a stroll through the carless village. Then, partake in a workshop on preparing chocolate at Sibu Chocolatier. The day ends with a farewell dinner at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel. (B,L,D),

    • San Jose (C.R.)
    • 12/26/2020
    • 12/26/2020
    • San Jose (C.R.)
    • 12/27/2020
    • 12/27/2020
    • Transfer to the San José airport for flights home. (B),

National Geographic Quest

National Geographic Quest

National Geographic Quest Specifications

  • Year Built: 2016
  • Total Rooms: 50
  • Passenger Decks: 4
  • Total Capacity: 100

Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Description:

Since 1979, Lindblad Expeditions has provided an alternative way to explore the world. Although each expedition is different, there are some elements that are common to all of them: they are designed to take you to places of natural beauty and compelling history, avoiding crowded tourist stops to actively experience beauty, wilderness and the seldom-seen. While the destinations may be adventurous, guests enjoy comfortable accommodations, fine food and service. An enthusiastic staff of naturalists and historians, National Geographic photographers, and Lindblad-National Geographic certified photographers are on hand to share their knowledge and inspire you. Drawn from the top tiers of journalism, science, and world affairs, the speakers in our Global Perspectives program add an extra layer of insight  to the expertise our expedition team and National Geographic photographers provide. Available exclusively aboard National Geographic Explorer, our program enables guests’ to travel with fascinating people that they might have seen in the news, on television, or in a lecture hall – now easily available to them in person, in the intimate and conversational context of an expedition. You’ll experience the sheer joy of traveling to new, exciting places with a small group of like-minded people, in an informal atmosphere. Spontaneity and flexibility are hallmarks of Lindblad’s expedition style, so you’ll always experience the wonders of the unplanned events nature provides along the way, from breaching whales, to an inspection of the ship by a curious young polar bear.

Inspired by Jacques Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Bob Ballard  and other National Geographic explorers, Lindblad ships travel with undersea specialists who dive to video and reveal the undersea – then displayed in the warmth of the ship’s lounge in vivid HD with interesting commentary by the specialist. The footage may be of marine life few scientists, or human eyes for that matter, have ever seen.

Lindblad Expeditions + National Geographic Alliance

Since 2004 the multifaceted Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance has inspired travelers to participate in the world of natural and cultural history as engaged, active explorers who care about the planet and it has enabled them to interact with world-renowned scientists, naturalists and researchers and uncover stunning natural environments alongside skilled specialists utilizing state-of-the-art exploration tools.

Ships Description:

Lindblad’s fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot!

Special Programs:

Explore your world for yourself! Participate in citizen science and have meaningful, personal encounters with nature.

Fees Statement:
Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

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