February 02 - March 10, 2019
Tour Status - Guaranteed
This tour is an addition to the Costa Rica Farm Tour 2019.
On this unforgettable voyage, you will experience a creation that is unbelievable! The Panama Canal, quite a feat! Leave winter behind you as you cruise through Windstar’s warm weather destinations. Come find the natural and man-made wonders combined on this exotic voyage full of bucket list places and activities.
In addition to the highlights of the Costa Rica Farm Tour, travelers will experience an 8-day Panama Canal Cruise.
Feb 02, 2019: “PASSAGE THOUGH PANAMA” CRUISE [B/L/D]
A morning transfer from the All-Inclusive resort to Puerto Caldera. Board the beautiful “Star Breeze” to begin an 8-day cruise, along the west cost of Costa Rica and transiting the Panama Canal, west to east. The “Star Breeze is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into tiny harbors and feel like your own private yacht.
Feb 03, 2019: QUEPOS, COSTA RICA [B/L/D]
The former banana-exporting town of Quepos is your basecamp for a day of rainforest adventure. Take a walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls, or ride horseback to a beautiful jungle pool. A float trip through a mangrove swamp populated by monkeys, crocodiles, egrets, and herons is also available. Or you may choose a nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and abundant animal life.
Feb 04, 2019: RUERTO JIMENEZ (GOLFO DULCE), COSTA RICA [B/L/D]
A quiet remote town located in the southern part of the Puntarenas province, this laidback town is one of the main gateways to the beautiful Corcovado National Park.
Feb 05, 2019: ISLA PARIDA, PANAMA [B/L/D]
Located within a Nature Preserve of 50 islands, Isla Parida boasts magnificent white-sand beaches, one of which is over 1,300 feet long. The crystal clear waters stay at 82 degrees year round and are filled with marine life. Here you will be treated to a delicious barbecue hosted by Windstar on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean. (Weather permitting)
Feb 06, 2019: DAY AT SEA [B/L/D]
A relaxing day at sea.
Feb 07, 2019: BALBOA/FUERTE AMADOR, PANAMA [B/L/D]
One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City. In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.
Mar 08, 2019: PANAMA CANAL [B/L/D]
One of the world’s most stunning feats of engineering, celebrating 102 years in operation. Three locks on the either end of the original canal lifts or lowers ships up to Gatun Lake, the largest freshwater, man-made lake in the world and supplying all the water needed for the locks. This transit of the canal is one of wonder and awe.
Mar 09, 2019: COLON-PANAMA CITY [B/D]
At the Port of Colon, Panama, disembark the “Star Breeze” where you are met by a local guide. As you cross the country from east to west, stops will be made to view the magnificent New Locks and if you are fortunate, see one of the mega ships in transit. Later, stop at the Milaflora Locks on the original locks system, with time to visit the very interesting museum and have lunch on your own. Later in the afternoon, drive to the modern city of Panama, known as the “Dubai of the West”, and check into the Crown Plaza or similar hotel for an overnight stay.
Mar 10, 2019: END OF TOUR [B]
After a leisurely morning, transfer to the airport and check in for your flight that will take you back to North America.
Per Person, Double - $3,278.00.00 USD oCEANVIEW sTATEROOM (Cruise only)
~pORT & gOVERNMENT TAXES ADDITIONAL COST
Initial Deposit - $1,500.00 Per Person
Second Deposit - $1,500.00 Per person, due before August 15, 2018
Final Payment per person is due before October 31, 2018