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Costa Rica and The Panama Canal
23 Apr - 2 May
9 Nights
8 Ports
Aurora Expeditions

Costa Rica and The Panama Canal

23 April - 2 May 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

8 Ports

23 April

Setting sail from Puerto Caldera

Puerto Caldera is a major port on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, about an hour and a half from the capital, San José. Caldera itself is an industrial port with little to detain you, but the nearby city of Puntarenas is a popular beach destination, with a nice seafront promenade where you can relax with a drink or enjoy a seafood lunch. Other local attractions include the fantastic flora and fauna of the Carara Biological Reserve and beautiful Tortuga Island, a great spot for snorkelling.

24 April

Costa Rica: Curú Reserve

25 April

Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio National Park

26 April

Costa Rica: Corcovado National Park

27 April

Costa Rica: Golfo Dulce

28 April

Panama: Isla de Coiba

29 April

Panama: Panama City

30 April - 1 May

At sea

2 May

Arriving in Cartagena

Cartagena de Indias, to give the city its full name, was founded by Spanish conquistadors in 1533, and the beautifully preserved centre is a real highlight of Colombia's Caribbean coast. The walled old town, the Ciudad Amurallada, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a camera-friendly collection of cobbled streets and colourful, colonial-era buildings. It's not all about the old town though; the Bocagrande peninsula, fringed by a long stretch of beach, is where many of Cartagena's hotels are situated, and it's a trendy district that's home to chic restaurants and a thriving café culture.

Our tip

Don’t even think of changing money on the street – you will find plenty of banks and exchanges in the historic centre.

The Ship

Your home from home

Aurora Expeditions - Greg Mortimer in Antarctica
Aurora Expeditions - Greg Mortimer - Captain's Suite
Aurora Expeditions - Greg Mortimer - Kayaking in Antarctica

The Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle are exciting new purpose-built expedition ships with a revolutionary design.

What we love

Just take a look at the pictures of these ships - quite different from anything we have seen before with a revolutionary new patented X-BOW design which has a number of benefits. Not only does it increase passenger comfort by eliminating slamming in heavy seas, but also the journey is speeded up so uncomfortable rides in heavy seas are minimised. This also results in environmental benefits, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

On board, Aurora Expeditions passengers will enjoy the company's established style - a comfortable, friendly and laid-back vibe in the company of like-minded travellers, for whom the time ashore is everything. The focus is on small group exploration, with a commitment to getting off the ship as much as possible for up close and personal encounters with wilderness and wildlife.

Capacity 160 Guests
Crew 95 Staff
Style Relaxed, authentic, cosy - a totally unpretentious and educational experience for true adventurers.
Inclusions
  • All meals
  • Shore excursions
  • Onboard lecture programme
  • Gumboots on polar voyages
  • Port taxes
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Casa San Agustin, Cartagena

Our favourite hotel in Cartagena

Casa San Agustin – authentic Colombian style, in the heart of the old town.

Palace of the Inquisition, Cartagena

What to see in Cartagena

The Palace of the Inquisition - a fascinating museum you will enjoy even more with a guide to tell you the history.

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Costa Rica and The Panama Canal

23 April - 2 May 2021
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

8 Ports

Ship

Greg Mortimer of Aurora Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London