If you love warm weather but a 'fly and flop' trip to the
Caribbean is not for you, a small ship exploration can bring you so
much more. Naturalist guides help you to really learn about the
fascinating variety of wildlife, both underwater and on land,
whilst historians bring to life the extraordinary changes that took
place when marauding Europeans arrived in search of treasure.
You can choose to explore the Pacific coastline of Costa Rica,
investigate the vast Darien Jungle of Panama, or island hop away
from the crowds in the Southern Caribbean.
Lush vegetation and an abundance of wildlife mark your Costa
Rica visit - you might see macaws, sloths and howler monkeys, and
identify just some of the country's 50 species of hummingbird. The
country's extraordinary biodiversity is quite fascinating, and the
national parks, pristine beaches, volcanoes and ecotourism make
this an extra special destination.
Learn more about the incredible feat of engineering that is the
Panama Canal as you travel through it. Counter-intuitively, you
will find that in travelling from the Pacific to the Caribbean you
are actually going from East to West. And if you don't believe us,
check a map!