Pure Panama – Cultures, Coasts, and Canal (9 Days)

Cruise Line: UnCruise Adventures
Panama City, Panama to Panama City, Panama
Dates: 02 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018

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02 Nov 2018
Panama City, Panama

You'll be warmly greeted at the airport upon your arrival and transferred to the Bristol Hotel for your overnight stay. Unwind from your day of travel enjoying the hotel's amenities, or stretch your legs on a walk to nearby city sights and attractions.

03 Nov 2018
Panama City, Panama

Enjoy a morning of leisure, or explore nearby city markets and cafés. This afternoon, rendezvous with your shipmates in our Bristol Hotel hospitality area, then board the Safari Voyager for a hearty welcome from your captain and crew. At sunset, watch the city's glittering lights as you sail into the Pacific.

04 Nov 2018
Mogué River, Panama

Untouched and untamed, the Darién Jungle is nearly as wild and magnificent today as it was for early conquistadors 500 years ago. Traveling the Mogué River by motorized dugout canoe, your expedition guide will help you spot wildlife—astonishingly-colored roseate spoonbills, ibises, osprey, and raccoons can be seen fishing for breakfast from the water's edge. After welcoming formalities at a local Emberá village, they'll share their customs and stories, and you'll have an opportunity to buy handicrafts from the villagers, including their highly-prized and intricately woven rainforest baskets.

05 Nov 2018
Punta Patiño, Panama

Explore the vast Punta Patiño Nature Reserve on foot. Part of Darién Province and the largest natural protected area in Central America, your exploration of this mythical jungle reveals the lush forest and exotic wildlife. Back onboard, relax and enjoy the changing scenery with the cocktail du jour in hand. Motor toward Las Perlas—the Pearl Islands—where golden sand meets topaz-colored water, and beaches make way for lush vegetation and rocky volcanic outcroppings. Keep watch along the way for bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, smaller shark species, and depending on the migration season, whales.

06 Nov 2018
Pearl Islands, Panama
Panama Canal, Panama

The 90 islands and nearly 130 islets of the Pearl Islands are almost entirely uninhabited by humans but play host to a plethora of tropical flora and fauna. Mid-summer through early-fall, the archipelago is frequented by dolphins and humpbacks—so keep your eyes peeled for acrobatic spinning and telltale blow spouts. Select your modus operandi—kayak, paddle board, skiff, or snorkel—and set out in a nature lovers' dreamscape. Take in the whole of it, as you prepare for one of the most memorable travel experiences—transiting between two seas along the 48-mile marvel, the Panama Canal. Join your shipmates on deck for a toast as the canal lights up and the temperature subsides. (Time varies depending on when the lock authority gives the final go ahead for your evening transit.)

07 Nov 2018
Portobelo, Panama

A UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 1500s, Portobelo has a rich history including notable characters like Henry Morgan, Francis Drake, and Christopher Columbus. Stroll the passageways of this quaint colorful village surrounded by jungle. You can sense the past of pirates and explorers before you. Imagine their approach while you take in the views of Portobelo from a kayak or skiff in the bay.

08 Nov 2018
Guna Yala, Panama

Home to one of the best preserved Native cultures in the Americas, the indigenous province of Guna Yala (formerly the San Blas Islands) encompasses over 360 islands of white-sand beaches backed by palm trees and dotted with thatched-roofs. Discover the remarkable heritage of the Guna (or Kuna)—don't pass on a chance to buy their colorful handcrafted "molas". Enjoy the natural wonders of these islands with a snorkel in the crystalline Caribbean waters.

09 Nov 2018
Guna Yala, Panama

Another beautiful day awaits in Guna Yala. Slow the pace lazily lounging on a beach or taking an easy stroll in the sand with views of the brilliant sea. Relish one last snorkel, paddle board, or kayak. This festive evening includes a special farewell dinner and celebratory slideshow from your expedition team.

10 Nov 2018
Colón, Panama
New Gatún Locks, Panama
Panama City, Panama

After an early breakfast, bid adiós to your crew. Cross the peninsula, making a stop at the Agua Clara Visitor Center. Take in the views of Gatún Lake and the newly expanded locks, then continue along your transfer to the Panama City airport for your flight home or to begin you UnCruise hotel stay.

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What's Included


  • Onboard meals; alcoholic and non beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; entry fees to parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment; complimentary massage

Not Included

  • Port taxes/fees; airfare to and from your home city; super-premium wine, beer and liquor; discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew; travel insurance; optional excursions and land tours

About Us

Small Ships… BIG Experiences

A crew member shows you to your cabin. After a short time getting situated, gain your bearings with a spin around the ship before heading to the lounge for a glass of bubbly and to meet your shipmates. And then you’re off! Headed to where the big ships can’t go—in more ways than one. Be sure to pack a go-with-the-flow attitude. There are set itineraries, but in-the-moment decisions with Mother Nature leading the way will happen!. No matter how you travel—with a companion, family, solo, or in a group—connection, place, and adventure are at the heart of your exploration.

Insider Tip

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Shore Excursions

Panama City, Panama - 02 Nov 2018

Panama City, Panama - 03 Nov 2018

Panama Canal, Panama - 06 Nov 2018

Portobelo, Panama - 07 Nov 2018

Colón, Panama - 10 Nov 2018

New Gatún Locks, Panama - 10 Nov 2018

Panama City, Panama - 10 Nov 2018

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