16-night Panama Canal and Andean Coast Discoveries Voyage

Cruise Line:
Hurtigruten
Ship:
MS Fram
Destination:
San Jose/Valparaiso
Departure Date:
10/8/2020
Length:
16
Offer ID:
1338284
from
$5710

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: San Jose (C.R.)
10/8/2020
10/8/2020

The sophisticated capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, has been endowed with a vibrant street life as well as a refined cultural life. You'll see contemporary structures of glass and steel, as well as colonial, Victorian, and classical architecture, exotic birds, giant butterflies, and picturesque scenery. Costa Rica offers some of the world's most thrilling sights to those who seek a new adventure.

Land Tour: Transfer to Ship
10/9/2020
10/9/2020

Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!

Limon
Suggested Private Excursion
10/9/2020
10/9/2020

Puerto Límon, on a palm-fringed shore backed by mountains, is the country's most important port. It was built on the site of an ancient Indian village, Cariari, where Columbus landed on his fourth and last voyage. Though he felt this was potentially a very rich land and named it Costa Rica, it never quite lived up to his expectations. However the spot where he anchored has proved to be the best port of the Caribbean coast. It was from here that the first shipments of bananas headed to North America in the late 19th century.

Suggested Private Excursions

Limon: Tree of Life Rescue Center + Cahuita National Park Hiking - 7 hours

Limon: Indigenous Kekoldi Reserve - 8 hours

Limon: Tortuguero Canals - 6 hours

Bocas del Toro
10/10/2020
10/10/2020

In the islands of Bocas you know you are on vacation the moment you arrive. You have an inmediate sense of unspoiled and unpolluted nature. The islands offer a great diversity of attractions and natural environments, uncommon to other regions of the continent: luxurious rain forests with an abundance of fauna and flora, sunny islands, beaches that compete with the Caribbean best, coral reefs in crystal clear water, mangrove islets in a lake-like scenery, guaymi indian villages and a national marine park that protects examples of the ecosystems and natural resources coexisting within the Archipelago boundaries, as a tribute to our future generations.

Panama Canal
10/11/2020
10/11/2020

Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Panama Canal provides one of cruising's most unforgettable experiences. Over 10 years were needed to complete the canal's 51 miles in 1914 - so avoiding the lengthy and often dangerous voyage around Cape Horn. 'The Big Ditch' lifts vessels by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore 'mule' locomotives through three great locks, traversing man-made lakes, channels blasted through rock, and the dense jungle. Two other special highlights of the canal are Gatun Lake and the Gaillard cut. Gatun Lake is one of the world's largest man-made lakes covering 163 square miles. Gaillard Cut is an 8 mile channel built through solid rock which was the most difficult excavation in the canal construction.

At Sea
10/12/2020
10/12/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/13/2020
10/13/2020

No information currently available.

Guayaquil
10/14/2020
10/14/2020

This tropical city of over two million people spreads out along the banks of chocolate-colored Guayas River, about 12 miles from Gulf of Guayaquil. The river, navigable for the largest of ocean vessels, makes this one of the Pacific's most important and best-protected ports. Visitors find the city itself is primarily valued as a gateway for the Galapagos Island and the rest of the country. Ecuador's scenic capital Quito can be reached via a 45-minute flight from Guayaquil. Lush green hillsides, snow-capped volcano cones and brilliant sunshine combine to make the city a charming surprise. Guayaquil offers a rich and interesting history. The meeting of Bolivar and San Martin is commemorated with the colonnaded La Rotunda facing the river. Other attractions include Colon Park where the city was founded, the Santo Domingo Church and the cemetery, often called the White City. With its elaborate tombs and monuments, this is one of South America's most striking burial grounds.

At Sea
10/15/2020
10/15/2020

No information currently available.

Salaverry
10/16/2020
10/16/2020

This is the port for Trujillo, the "Lordly City," whose elegant mansions and churches reflect the aristocracy of the Spanish colonial era. Here you may opt for a thrilling excursion to Chan-Chan, an immense and magnificent enclave that since A.D. 1300 has been the center of the sophisticated Chim culture.

Lima (Callao)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/17/2020
10/17/2020

Callao is the port of Lima, located six miles from the city center. Among Callao’s attractions is the Real Felipe, a colonial-style fortress built in the 18th century to defend Lima from English and Dutch buccaneers.
Today, a visit to Lima may serve as a unique Peruvian experience that offers a glimpse into the Andean world, Spanish tradition and the country’s modern aspects.

Suggested Private Excursions

Interactive Culinary Experience (5 hours)

Lima - City of the Kings (4 hours)

The Gold Museum of Lima (4 hours)

Barranco : Art and Culture (7.5 hours)

Pachacamac and the Paso Horses (8 hours)

Lima - Magic Fountains (4 hours)

Paracas National Reserve
10/18/2020
10/18/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/19/2020
10/19/2020

No information currently available.

Arica
Suggested Private Excursion
10/20/2020
10/20/2020

This seaside oasis among golden sand dunes is Chile's northernmost gateway; it is also a rapidly developing resort. Located just 30 miles from the border of Peru and linked to Bolivia by land and air, Arica enjoys an interesting cultural exchange. The city lies at the foot of the Morro headland, with the Andes as a distant backdrop. A mild climate, with year-round temperatures of 70-75 degrees, gardens and parks brimming with luxuriant flora have earned Arica the name "City of Eternal Spring." Arica's most prominent site is the Morro, rising steeply above the city. It was the scene of a great victory by Chile over Peru in the War of the Pacific on June 7, 1880. At the foot of the Morro is the Plaza Colon with the cathedral of San Marcos, built in iron by Gustave Eiffel. He also designed the nearby Customs House.

Suggested Private Excursions

Arica: Lauca Park & Chungara Lake - 11 hours

At Sea
10/21/2020
10/21/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/22/2020
10/22/2020

No information currently available.

La Serena
10/23/2020
10/23/2020

No information currently available.

Santiago (Valparaiso)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/24/2020
10/24/2020

Santiago, with over four million people, is the fifth-largest city in South America. Standing in a wide plain 1,800 feet above sea level, Santiago boasts a beautiful setting. Snow-capped peaks of the Andes chain provide a dramatic backdrop. Tastefully laid-out public gardens contribute to the beauty of the city. However, Santiago also suffers from horrendous traffic and a high percentage of pollution. The heart of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas, flanked by the cathedral, the archbishop’s palace, the National History Museum and fine arcaded buildings lined with shops. The two-mile-long Avenida O’Higgins is the major thoroughfare, commonly known as the Alameda. There is a splendid view over the city from San Cristobal Hill, crowned by the statue of the Virgin Mary.

Suggested Private Excursions

Valparaiso: Encounter with the Art - 4 hours

Valparaiso - Wines of the Casablanca Valley

Valparaiso - Santiago City Tour

Santiago: Valparaiso and Casablanca Valley - full day

Santiago: Valparaiso - 2.5 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
10/8/2020
Number of Nights
16
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
  • One hotel night in San José before the cruise including breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel to ship in Puerto Limón including lunch and excursion

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE

  • A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the expedition team
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the regions we sail through
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities

ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION

  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
  • Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers
  • Destination-focused onboard library
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • A farewell event

PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT

  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected
Remarks:

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, valid for North American residents only and are subject to availability and change without notice and voyage only. All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions. All itineraries are

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1338284

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Company Info

Kahala Travel
3838 Camino Del Rio N., Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108
619-282-8300
800-852-8338
 
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