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1052
20 Days
Availability : Oct 11, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Callao, Peru

Immerse yourself in Caribbean and South American nature and culture, all thanks to the connection created by the Panama Canal. This incredible voyage will leave from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA and transport us immediately to the paradise offered by Harbour and Provencia Islands. After crossing the Panama Canal, go birding at magical Isla de la Plata in Ecuador (compared to the Galapagos Islands for its wildlife). Explore ancient ruins in Peru at the Temples of the Sun and Moon to learn about Moche culture. Hike Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park to view rare flora and fauna, as well as one of three other national reserves in Machala, Ecuador. This voyage is a birdwatcher’s dream, with over 20 species endemic and visible in these regions, including Blue- and Red-footed Boobies, toucans, and egrets, kingbirds, and Magnificent Frigatebirds, among many others. Go snorkelling to visit the diverse sea life at Conception Island, Providencia, San Andres and Isla de la Plata. Throughout the voyage, learn about the history, geology, wildlife and botany of these locations from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable onboard Expedition Team.

 

Voyage Highlights:

Harbour Island, Bahamas – 
Harbour Island charms every visitor, with its colorful Colonial houses and wild horses occasionally spotted running along the serene beaches. The unusual Harbour Island beaches are known for their pink sands. The pink color actually comes from a microscopic organism (foraminifera) with a reddish-pink shell, and looks stunning against the azure blues of the Bahamian waters.

Providencia Island, Columbia – 
Providencia Island boasts hike-worthy views and a stunningly bright blue lagoon noted for the vibrancy of its waters even on a cloudy day. It is a Columbian island with a distinctly Caribbean atmosphere, yet the residents of this special destination speak predominantly English and an English-based Creole.

Panama Canal, Panama – 
In daylight we will traverse the 48-mile Panama Canal, a manmade waterway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and one of the most challenging engineering projects ever undertaken.

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica – 
Visit Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica’s emblematic national park and a crucial wildlife sanctuary, home to many of Costa Rica’s endangered species. While this is Costa Rica’s “smallest” national park, it spans 1,700 acres of land and 136,000 acres of ocean! The site is known for its wildlife-rich hiking trails and gorgeous white sand beaches.

Isla de la Plata, Ecuador –
Spend time on Isla de la Plata, or the Island of Silver, where legend says that hundreds of tons of silver and gold were hidden and never recovered by Sir Francis Drake. Hike across the spectacular island, compared to the Galapagos Islands for its fauna, making it ideal for bird-watching and snorkelling.

Cultural Highlight:

• Visit the archaelogical remains of the Huaca of the Sun and Huaca of the Moon, scaled temples built by the Moche civilization of northern Peru in approximately 500 AD.
• Learn about the Moche culture through the rich iconography and monumental architecture that remain.

Wildlife Watch List:

• Toucans, Black-necked Stilt , Cattle and Great Egrets, Turkey and Black Vulture, Tropical Kingbird, Lemon-rumped, Blue-grey, White-shouldered, Beryl-spangled and Palm Tanager, Rufous-tailed and Violet-bellied Hummingbird, White-necked Jacobin, Long-tailed Mockingbird, Rufous Motmot, Chestnut-mandibled Toucan, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Ornate, Boat-billed and Olive-striped Flycatcher, White-bearded Manakin
• Magnificent Frigatebirds, Brown Pelicans, Brown, Blue-footed, Red-footed and Nazca Boobies, Red-billed Tropicbirds
• Sloths, dart frogs, spider and howler monkeys

 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 16 Zodiac boats for Landings and 10 kayaks
  • Team of 22 dedicated Expedition Specialists
  • Complimentary daily shore activities

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Formal Nights
  • Broadway-style Entertainment
  • Childcare / Babysitting

 

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Itinerary

DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1

11 Oct 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

5:00 PM
DAY 2

12 Oct 2019
Harbour Island, Bahamas

8:30 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 3

13 Oct 2019
Conception Island, Bahamas

6:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 4

14 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea

DAY 5

15 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea

DAY 6

16 Oct 2019
Isla de Providencia, Colombia

6:00 AM 10:00 PM
DAY 7

17 Oct 2019
San Andrés Island, Colombia

6:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 8

18 Oct 2019
Bocas Del Toro, Panama

8:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 9

19 Oct 2019
Colón, Panama

7:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 10

20 Oct 2019
Panama Canal, Panama

DAY 11

21 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea

DAY 12

22 Oct 2019
Quepos Managua, Costa Rica

6:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 13

23 Oct 2019
Golfito, Costa Rica

6:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 14

24 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea

DAY 15

25 Oct 2019
Isla de la Plata, Ecuador

12:00 PM 6:30 PM
DAY 16

26 Oct 2019
Machala, Ecuador

6:30 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 17

27 Oct 2019
Day-at-Sea

DAY 18

28 Oct 2019
Isla Lobos de Tierra, Peru

8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 19

29 Oct 2019
Salaverry, Peru

5:30 AM 1:30 PM
DAY 20

30 Oct 2019
Callao, Peru

9:00 AM


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