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Begin your 9-day expedition with 1 night in San José, Costa Rica, then cruise for 7 nights from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal—an experience unmatched for its engineering prowess. Explore the wonders of Costa Rica’s Curú National Wildlife Refuge and Manuel Antonio National Park and visit the seldom-visited Cébaco Island. Tour Panama City and experience a daylight passage through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal. Enhance your experience with the Costa Rica Pre-Program and/or Panama Post-Program options.

March 1 to 9 (Embarkation: March 2 at 3:00 pm)

Note that this program also operates in the reverse order.

9 Days

1     Depart home city/San José, Costa Rica

2     San José/Puntarenas/Embark Le Dumont d’Urville (at 3:00 pm)

3     Curú National Wildlife Refuge/Tortuga Island

4     Quepos for Manuel Antonio National Park

5     Rio Seco Rainforest, Costa Rica

6     Cébaco, Panama

7     Panama City

8     Panama City/Colón

9     Colón/Panama City/Return to home city

Itinerary Highlights

  • Tour Costa Rica's dynamic capital city of San José and visit the National Theater—a regal Baroque edifice modeled on Milan’s La Scala—and the National Museum.

  • Watch for colorful toucans, screeching howler monkeys, camouflaged iguanas, arboreal squirrel monkeys, and rambunctious capuchin monkeys under the guidance of expert naturalists on a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park.

  • Snorkel in the emerald waters of the seldom-visited Cébaco Island, where schools of brilliantly colored fish, giant manta rays, and four different species of turtles swim amid lovely rock reefs.

  • Enjoy a tour of Panama City, including a visit the new Frank Gehrydesigned Biodiversity Museum.

  • Explore the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and learn about the canal’s lock system.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated historic district of Casco Antiguo, a charming neighborhood with cobblestone streets and architecturally significant edifices.

  • Cruise from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea through the Panama Canal.


  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad if you purchased air through Gohagan & Company and your arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with the scheduled group transfer(s).  

  • Experienced, English-speaking local guides for included excursions.

  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.

  • Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom and on excursions.

  • Hospitality desk aboard the ship.

  • Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors at your service.

  • Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company.

All program features are contingent upon final brochure pricing. Gohagan & Company reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions, and surcharges at any time.

Le Dumont d’Urville
Exclusively Chartered

5-Star, Small Ship

  • Only 92 suites and staterooms, each with a private balcony.

  • All meals included on board the ship, as well as alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
    throughout the cruise.

  • Underwater viewing with the multisensory Blue Eye subaquatic Observation Lounge.

Costa Rica Pre-Program Option

Explore Costa Rica’s diverse biospheres, from steamy hot springs to misty cloud forests, on this
dynamic 3-day program. Accommodations for 4 nights in ideally located, luxury hotels.

Panama Post-Program Option

Experience Panama City’s rich indigenous culture, compelling colonial history, and contemporary élan on
a 3-day tour that includes visits to Panama La Vieja, the Agua Clara Visitor Center, and a cruise along the Gatún River to meet indigenous Emberá people. Spend 2 nights in an ideally located, luxury hotel.

The Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your
reservation confirmation.

For more information, or to make reservations, call Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088 or visit

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