Costa Rica and the Panama Canal - Quest
Travel via expedition ship with National Geographic-level guiding to the lush, dense, surprising jungles of Costa Rica and through the famous engineering feat that is the Panama Canal.
Central America: Drink It In
Exploring Costa Rica and Panama is a singular experience that combines biodiverse jungle wildlife with an in-depth crossing of the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering. Hike deep into the rainforest; kayak and paddleboard along the shore; take a cool swim in a waterfall pool; snorkel over a coral reef. Aboard, you can always savor panoramic views from the 100-guest National Geographic Quest. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive chance to visit the Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST) Association at Playa Blanca on the Osa Peninsula, where you can assist in data collection and the release of rehabilitated, healthy turtles into the sea.
- • Venture into remote wilderness: hike among monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds, and explore far from any inhabited places.
• Transit the Panama Canal over two days to see it by day and in the coolness of night—plus an exclusive stop at the Smithsonian Research Institute.
• Travel with world class experts on an expedition vessel designed for deep exploration.
Travel Curator’s Insights:
$500 off each person when booked by July 1
From $6,820 per person
Policies and protocols provided before you book.
December, 2023 - March, 2024, 2025
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Trip Sustainability Awards
Working with the WWF's Zero Waste Initiative to eliminate waste from their yachts
Leading Chile's largest reforestation and ecological restoration effort to date
Working with The Carbon Fund to make their trips 100% carbon neutral
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
This operator pioneered this Costa Rica/Panama itinerary. On the Nat Geo Quest, you'll be traveling with some of the top experts in this region plus you'll have a blast kayaking and snorkeling!