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Secrets of Central America

Puntarenas - Colón

Dates:
15/3/2026
to  25/3/2026

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11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
€6,360
per person
25% Ponant Bonus

PONANT takes you to discover Panama and Costa Rica with an 11-day expedition cruise. A circuit of extraordinary beauty around the isthmus of Panama, a link between two continents, which concentrates a biodiversity that is unique in the world; from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, you will experience dream islands, natural reserves and encounters with the fascinating local communities.

First, you will visit the superb Curú nature reserve. Deep inside the tropical rainforest you may be lucky enough to see multicoloured birds, monkeys, iguanas and sloths. You will then set off for a memorable day spent discovering Drake Bay.

The next stage of your cruise: Rio Esquinas. You will ride aboard one of our zodiac dinghies to observe this lush environment where monumental mangroves and emblematic species reign supreme.

During a first stop in Panama, in front of Cebaco Island, you will have the possibility to enjoy the beach or to take walks nearby.

Your ship will then head for the magnificent Darien National Park in Panama. This little corner of paradise is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to remarkable plants and wildlife. Sandy beaches, rocky coastlines, mangroves, swamps and tropical rainforests vie with each other for beauty and offer a feast for photographers. This will also be an opportunity to meet the astonishing semi-nomadic Emberas community.

Le Champlain will sail to the heart of the Pearl Islands, nestling in the Gulf of Panama. There, our naturalists will offer to take you on an outing in a zodiac dinghy. Then, you will cross the legendary Panama Canal that connects the Pacific and the Atlantic.

You will then discover the golden sand and crystal-clear waters of the coral islets of the San Blas Islands. The Kuna live among the palm trees and pirogues; this people perpetuates, among other things, the traditional craft of molas, weaved textiles in sparkling colours.

San Lorenzo’s Fort is the final port of call on your cruise aboard Le Champlain. Admire this unusual fortress built by the Spanish Crown to protect transatlantic trade. Now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is an exceptional example of military architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries.

The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


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An expedition cruise to discover Panama and Costa Rica, meet the local populations, and explore the lush natural environment. Outings and shore visits in zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced...


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Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(19 m²)

From €6,360 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From €7,060 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

From €7,400 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

From €7,820 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

From €10,870 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

From €10,870 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

From €10,870 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

From €10,870 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

From €14,690 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

From €15,440 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

From €16,210 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

From €16,210 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

From €17,810 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

From €24,780 per person



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For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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