Canal to Cuba With Panama, Costa Rica, and Colombia (16 Days)

Cruise Line: Zegrahm Expeditions
Panama City, Panama to Havana, Cuba
Dates: 05 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018

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05 Apr 2018
Air travel
Panama City, Panama

Board your independent flight and transfer to Le Meridien Panama for dinner and overnight.

06 Apr 2018
Panama City, Panama

This morning enjoy a tour of this cosmopolitan city, with lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, board the Hebridean Sky.

07 Apr 2018
Isla Coiba, Panama

Anchor off Isla Coiba for an exploration of one of the largest marine parks in the world. Zodiacs take you on excursions along wild shores and bring you to secluded beaches. On nature hikes search for more than 130 species of birds, including red-legged honeycreepers, crimson-backed tanagers, and brilliantly colored lance-tailed manakins. Snorkeling is excellent, as Coiba is also the site of a large coral reef where a convergence of currents reveals an array of eastern tropical Pacific marine life.

08 Apr 2018

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea and attend lectures from our experts.

09 Apr 2018
Playa de Muertos, Panama

Panama's remote Darién Province is one of Central America's last unspoiled regions. This morning enter Emberá Indian territory as you land on Playa de Muerto. Enjoy warm welcomes from the Emberá community of Playa de Muerto, where you'll learn about their traditional way of life and enjoy a lively dance performance.

10 Apr 2018
Panama Canal, Panama

During your daylight transit, the Hebridean Sky gracefully navigates the dramatic Gaillard Cut, Gatun Lake, and the canal's three mighty locks. Relax on deck and enjoy a historical perspective as you follow this famed waterway to the Atlantic.

11 Apr 2018
San Blas Islands, Panama

The San Blas Archipelago is a group of over 350 islands stretching for 200 miles along Panama's east coast. Largely roadless, and many ringed with reefs, they vary in size from tiny uninhabited islets with few palm trees to larger islands clad in jungle. San Blas is also home to the Kuna Indians, a semiautonomous tribe still practicing the traditions of their ancestors, including the crafting of molas, brightly colored appliquéd fabrics. Meet the Kuna, learn about their culture, and admire or purchase molas. In the afternoon land at Holandes Cays to snorkel in the inviting waters.

12 Apr 2018
Portobelo, Panama
Colón, Panama

This morning disembark in the historic town of Portobelo, one of Spain's most important strongholds in the Americas during colonial times. Visit Forts San Geronimo and Santiago de la Gloria, as well as the Church of San Felipe.

13 Apr 2018
Limón, Costa Rica
Moín, Costa Rica
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Moín, Costa Rica
Limón, Costa Rica

Board shallow-draft boats today for an excursion among the Tortuguero Canals, home to 2,000 plant species, more than 400 species of birds, and 13 of Costa Rica's 16 endangered mammals. During your exploration of the raffia-lined waterways, you may spy sloths; howler and capuchin monkeys; wood storks, bare-throated tiger herons, roseate spoonbills, Montezuma oropendolas, and ringed kingfishers; and crocodiles, caimans, turtles, iguanas, as well as the Jesus Christ lizard, so named for its unique ability to run across water. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Colombia.

DAY 10
14 Apr 2018
Isla de Providencia, Colombia

Far from mainland Colombia, rarely-visited Isla de Providencia is a warm and friendly English-speaking island with the nostalgic feel of the Caribbean of yesteryear. An island tour takes you to a parochial school and other points of interest ashore. Or, venture out to snorkel among a variety of fish that populate the island's coral reef.

DAY 11
15 Apr 2018

Attend lectures on the region's history and wildlife or simply relax on deck.

DAY 12
16 Apr 2018
Cienfuegos, Cuba
Zapata Swamp, Cuba
Playa Girón, Cuba
Cienfuegos, Cuba

With its French spirit and fabulous setting along Cuba's most spectacular bay, Cienfuegos has earned UNESCO status for its outstanding architecture, which you will discover on a guided walking tour. Then depart overland for the UNESCO-designated Zapata Wetland region. Enjoy a nature walk, or go snorkeling in a cenote, then visit the Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs) Museum, located at the site of the unsuccessful military invasion by US-backed anti-Castro forces in April 1961.

DAY 13
17 Apr 2018
Nueva Gerona, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba

This beautiful island offers breathtaking beaches, lush forests, and excellent snorkeling and diving. Join naturalists on walks to search for indigenous flora and fauna, explore the rich marine environment, or simply relax, and soak in your surroundings on a white-sand beach.

DAY 14
18 Apr 2018
María la Gorda, Cuba

Isolated María La Gorda is one of the most diverse biological regions in the world—home to a variety of different natural habitats, including coral reefs, beaches, mangroves, scrublands, and evergreen forests with more than 170 species of birds and dozens of reptile and mammal species. Spend the morning snorkeling over pristine reefs and searching for wildlife on nature walks.

DAY 15
19 Apr 2018
Havana, Cuba

Disembark after breakfast and get acquainted with Old Havana—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—on a walking tour. Climb into one of Havana's vintage cars for a stylish ride to a paladar for lunch and this afternoon visit to the Fine Arts Museum or Hemingway House Museum. This evening, check into our five-star hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 16
20 Apr 2018
Havana, Cuba
Air travel

Transfer to the airport for your independent homeward flight, arriving in the USA the same day.

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About the Ship

Hebridean Sky
The 104-guest Hebridean Sky, is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition vessel. Public spaces include a single-seating dining room, a large lounge, elegant bar, two outdoor seating areas, and library. All suites have an ocean view and feature a sitting room, en suite bathroom, TV, wardrobes, and dressing table. The Hebridean Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs.

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About Us

With over 25 years in expedition travel, Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc. is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.

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Virtually everything is included: gratuities, transfers, group hotels, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and a variety of excursions including snorkeling and birding.

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Shore Excursions

Panama City, Panama - 05 Apr 2018

Panama City, Panama - 06 Apr 2018

Panama Canal, Panama - 10 Apr 2018

San Blas Islands, Panama - 11 Apr 2018

Portobelo, Panama - 12 Apr 2018

Colón, Panama - 12 Apr 2018

Havana, Cuba - 19 Apr 2018

Havana, Cuba - 20 Apr 2018

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