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ECJ2BX Keel-billed Toucan - La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge - Boca Tapada, San Carlos, Costa Rica
ECJ2BX Keel-billed Toucan - La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge - Boca Tapada, San Carlos, Costa Rica
ExpeditionsCosta Rica and the Panama Canal

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

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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. It is the perfect winter escape. Dense, lush rainforest. Pristine deserted beaches. Monkeys galore. Hike deep into the rainforest; kayak and paddleboard along the shore; take a cool swim in a waterfall pool; snorkel over a coral reef. Opportunities abound to see creatures in their natural environs—both on land and in the sea. Expert local naturalists and photo instructors are with you every step of the way, always giving you choices and expanding your knowledge. Aboard, you can always savor panoramic views from the 50-cabin National Geographic Quest. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive chance to visit to Latin American Sea Turtles (LAST) Association at Playa Blanca on the Osa Peninsula, where you can meet with researchers who are critical in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of native sea turtles.

Highlights

Rainbow over Tropical Rainforest, Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
  • 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

  • Discover the wild rainforests of Corcovado National Park, which National Geographic dubbed “the most biologically intense place on Earth”

  • Explore idyllic islands, snorkel over a vibrant coral reef, and take a Zodiac cruise up a wild river

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Central America 2023-25

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/ per person

Was $7,101Save $500

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8 Days
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Central America 2023-25

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Ship National Geographic Quest

National Geographic Quest

Guests

100

Cabins

50

National Geographic Quest: Designed for Adventure

Built in 2017, National Geographic Quest is ideal for the fast-moving channels and shallow coves of the Pan-American waters. Her design and engineering were informed by our nearly 40 years of experience in the narrow straits of Alaska, the coast of Costa Rica, and into the gray whale nursery lagoons of Baja. 

Examples of features unique to Lindblad Expeditions include twin boarding platforms that enable our team to load two Zodiacs at once, so our guests can get off the ship quickly to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time. She also features a shallow draft, allowing her Captain to navigate the inner reaches and provide more intimate experiences.

Modern, clean-lined, with large expanses of glass to take in the extraordinary views, National Geographic Quest enables guests to see, do, and experience the best of her geographies.

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Expedition Extensions

View of the skyline of Panama City framed by tropical rainforest, Panama

Panama City & San Lorenzo Pre-Extension

3 Days

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View of the skyline of Panama City framed by tropical rainforest, Panama

Panama City & San Lorenzo Post-Extension

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Expedition Team

Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.

Captain Andrew Cook with guests and Staff on the Bridge of National Geographic Venture, Baja California, Mexico

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Central America 2023-25