17-night Star Collector – Natural History Meets Ancient Mystery – Latin America and Beyond Cruise

Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
Ship:
Wind Surf
Destination:
Oranjestad, Aruba/Cozumel
Departure Date:
2/5/2022
Length:
17
Offer ID:
1378938
from
$3299


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Oranjestad, Aruba
2/5/2022
2/5/2022

Oranjestad, Aruba is a Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes.

At Sea
2/6/2022
2/6/2022

No information currently available.

Santa Marta
2/7/2022
2/7/2022

Santa Marta is the cultural and historic center of Columbia's Sierra Nevada region. Be sure to visit the unspoiled beaches of the Parque Nacional Tayrona.

Cartagena (Colombia)
2/8/2022
2/8/2022

Cartagena is full of history and charm. At La Popa Monastery, you will have a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Enjoy the artisan center of Las Bovedas (The Dungeons), Plaza Bolivar, the Palace of Inquisition and the Church of San Pedro Claver, and shop for Colombian emeralds - the finest in the world.

At Sea
2/9/2022
2/9/2022

No information currently available.

San Blas Islands
2/10/2022
2/10/2022

The friendly Cuna Indians live quietly on these primitive islands off Panama's Caribbean coast. The arrival of visitors to their home is still a special occasion for these isolated island dwellers. They are happy to be photographed in their colorful attire, for perhaps a small tip. Bargain for one of their fancifully designed handmade embroideries called molas.

Bocas del Toro
2/11/2022
2/11/2022

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.

Limon
Suggested Private Excursion
2/12/2022
2/12/2022

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

At Sea
2/13/2022
2/13/2022

No information currently available.

Colon (Panama)
2/14/2022
2/14/2022

There’s more to Panama than the canal. Panama’s ethnic mix is reflected in its arts. This is a proud nation that honors its many Indian tribes and its rich Spanish legacy. And with some of the finest deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and birding, once you embrace Panama, you’ll find it hard to leave.

Bocas del Toro
2/15/2022
2/15/2022

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.

San Andres Island
2/16/2022
2/16/2022

San Andres is located to the northeast of Colombia's Caribbean coast and has beautiful beaches characterized by white sand, red corals, and transparent water with seven different shades of blue, and for this reason it is known as the "Sea of Seven Colors." Its vegetation consists mainly of coconut trees. The San Andres Island and Providence Archipelago were discovered in 1510 by Spanish navigators while traveling from Jamaica to Miskitos. It was settled by the English and Dutch and later ceded to the Spanish government, giving rise to its Spanish heritage, however today, most of the island's inhabitants speak "Bende" or Caribbean English.

At Sea
2/17/2022
2/17/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
2/18/2022
2/18/2022

No information currently available.

Coxen Hole (Roatan)
2/19/2022
2/19/2022

Coxen Hole (also called Roatan) is the capital of the Bay Islands that lie 30 miles off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, an archipelago patchwork that is the remains of an ancient submerged volcanic mountain range. It is located on the largest island, lush Roatan and offers a friendly and laid-back setting. Here you can enjoy the superb beach at West Bay, 'Dolphin Encounters' at Anthony's Key Resort and snorkelling and diving amid the Western Hemisphere's most spectacular underwater reefs. You can also take an excursion to visit Tikal, the ceremonial centre of the ancient Maya civilization, lying in a tropical rainforest 19 miles north of Lake Petén Itzá in Guatemala. The underwater environment is rich and extensive; reefs surround the islands, often within swimming distance of the shore. Caves and caverns are a common feature, with a wide variety of sponge and the best collection of pillar coral in the Caribbean.

Belize City
2/20/2022
2/20/2022

Belize City is the largest city in Belize. It offers the visitor an unusual combination of rustic, old-fashioned Caribbean charm and bustling modernity. The Belize River meanders through the middle of the city; and twice a day, the city's swing bridge closes to allow sail boats to pass. There are many traditional street vendors selling fruits, vegetables, arts and crafts in the city's public squares, especially in the colonial marketplace on Saturday mornings. Visitors can purchase handmade wood furniture made by the Mennonite community and many kinds of craft items from the National Handicraft center, as well as from vendors who congregate near the Belize Commercial Center. Belize City is an excellent starting off point for visitors wishing to explore the country by car (or 4-wheel drive). There are several major tourist attractions an hour's drive or less from Belize City, such as the Belize Zoo, Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, the Bermudian Landing Community Baboon Sanctuary, and the Mayan ruin site at Altun Ha.

Costa Maya
2/21/2022
2/21/2022

Built around the enigmatic culture of the ancient Maya, and the rich jungles of the yucatan peninsula, travelers enjoy sapphire blue seas, emerald green jungles, and a gamut of experiences ranging from diving shipwrecks in Chinchorro Banks, to shopping, to floating down calm rivers at the helm of their own kayaking Costa Maya. Explore newly unearthed ruins, ancient masks of Kohunlich, Fort San Felipe, multi-colored lagoons, and a treasure of wildlife and culture. It's all available for you in Costa Maya. Enter a fabulous world. Explore, discover, experience places and people few have ever known.

Cozumel
2/22/2022
2/22/2022

The island of Cozumel lies
just twelve miles off the Yucatan Coast, a 45 minute ferry ride from the famed
Riviera Maya. Dive into the crystal blue waters of Cozumel and discover why
Jacques Cousteau called it the "best diving area in the world." Palancar Reef,
the second largest in the world, provides an incredible diversity of species,
stunning sites and visibility of at least 150 feet. Whether you're a first time
snorkeler or an experienced diver, the intricate coral reefs and teems of painted
fish will amaze you!

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

Prices include non-commissionable fares. Government fees/taxes of $550, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
2/5/2022
Number of Nights
17
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 17-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Remarks:
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1378938

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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
 
2005620-10