A Luxury Small-Ship Cruise Exploring Costa Rica and Panama — with the Panama Canal
Gay Group Cruise
of Panama & Costa Rica — HIGHLIGHTS
- One-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Panama City
- Search for untamed wildlife — sloths, howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, white-faced capuchins
- Stroll a butterfly- and flower-rich tropical botanical reserve
- Hike, snorkel, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff — or just kick back
- Off-the-beaten path exploration
- Transit the Panama Canal
- Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park (Panama)
- Golfo Dulce (Costa Rica)
- Osa Conservation Area (Costa Rica)
- Manuel Antonio National Park (Costa Rica)
- Curu National Wildlife Refuge (Costa Rica)
Bonus Feature: Our departure will have a renowned birding expert onboard so that we may enjoy a more in-depth discovery of the unique habits and characteristics of the winged creatures we encounter along the way.
Optional Post-Cruise Add-on: 5 nights exploring Costa Rica’s interior at the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloudforest.
The 62-passenger Safari Voyager will take us where the big cruise ships simply can’t go — and it’s a deluxe, all-inclusive experience throughout. Completely refurbished in 2016 the ship is ideally designed to spotlight the magnificent natural surroundings.
Please Note: Unlike our other tours this is not exclusively a Venture Out group. There will be other guests onboard — with no cap on the number of travelers in our own group.
Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans, and whales! By kayak, skiff, on foot, and small ship — uncover the wonders of jungles, mangroves, national parks, preserves, and the Panama Canal.
Be as active — or not — as you like!
One of the 20 most biologically diverse countries in the world, Costa Rica alone is home to around 4% of the earth’s total species. Add in the thousands of species of plants, mammals, and birds found in Panamá, and it’s easy to see just how vital these countries’ habitats are.
Both Costa Rica and Panamá are relatively small in size—just under 20,000 square miles and just over 29,000 square miles, respectively. And narrow Panamá is only 110 miles at its widest point. Despite their small geographic footprint, both countries have dramatically changing landscapes, reaching from the shores of the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, to volcanic peaks that tower above 10,000 feet.
Not far from the equator, the warm tropical climate nurtures the rich tapestry of life… making for an inviting and adventurous exploration.
Undergoing refurbishment in 2016, the 62-guest Safari Voyager offers personal comforts, full uncompromising amenities, and upscale accommodations. Sights are revealed from the window-lined lounge with sweeping 270-degree views. Enjoy the vessel’s cozy library and elegant dining room, all outfitted with nautical décor. Ideally designed to spotlight the magnificent natural surroundings, the Safari Voyager features four public decks including a spacious upper sun deck.
An aft EZ Dock launch platform provides convenient access into and from the water for adventure activities. The vessel is outfitted with kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, snorkel gear, and hiking poles. For rejuvenation and relaxation, guests can take advantage of our wellness program with fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage.
More information regarding the Safari Voyager can be found in the Detailed Itinerary.
SLIDESHOW: Safari Voyager Cruise — Onboard & Off
POST-CRUISE LAND EXTENSION
Explore Costa Rica’s exotic interior by hiking, canopy tour, zip line, boat trip, and river rafting on a 5-night, post-cruise land extension. Destinations include Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Selvatura Park, and the Sarapiquí River. Visits to a coffee plantation, a sugar mill, a local school, and hot springs are also included. Information can be found in the Detailed Itinerary.