Passage Through the Panama Canal and Costa Rica
January 16-24, 2020
Join the Flying Jayhawks Passage Through the Panama Canal and Costa Rica on this nine-day journey through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal and, above all, to the Costa Rican rainforest.
Cruise from Colón, Panama, to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, aboard the Five-Star Le Dumont d’Urville. Your exclusively chartered ship features the world’s first underwater observatory which was launched in 2019.
Experience a daylight passage through the Panama Canal and, as a result, visit the San Blas Islands, where indigenous Guna people have maintained their traditional lifestyle for centuries. Tour Panama City, including its Casco Antiguo (Old Quarter), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Most noteworthy, call at Isla Cébaco to discover the rich marine life in its vivid coral reefs. Next, explore the wonders of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park and Curú National Wildlife Refuge while spending one night in a deluxe hotel in San José, Costa Rica.
Furthermore, enjoy lectures by exclusive onboard study leaders throughout the itinerary. Finally, extend your stay with the Dynamic Panama Pre-Program and Costa Rica’s Cultural and Natural Riches Post-Program Options.
Read about past Flying Jayhawks trips to Panama
Destination: Panama and Costa Rica
Trip Type: Cruise