Costa Rica/Panama
Uncharted Isthmus: The Wildlife of Panama and Costa Rica
Sail along the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica on a journey through the Panama Canal that reveals lush rainforests, charming villages and myriad bird and mammal species.
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Program No. 22509RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

Embark on a one-of-a-kind expedition down the shimmering coasts of Panama and Costa Rica to explore abundant rainforests bursting with rare wildlife. Sail from one tropical paradise to the next in search of the most fascinating animals you can find, including three-toed sloths, scarlet macaws, white-faced capuchins, toucans, iguanas, howler monkeys and all manner of colorful marine life. Hike through lush jungles, snorkel in crystal-clear waters and leave your footprints on white sand beaches. Learn about unique flora and fauna from local experts, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to traverse the Panama Canal.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
This program will require walking up to two miles per day on uneven, rocky and sandy surfaces. This program requires climbing in and out of skiffs or small expedition landing craft.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover exotic wildlife by searching the rainforest canopy high above for sloths, howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, and white-faced Capuchin monkeys.
  • Embark on a stunning voyage through the famous 48-mile-long Panama Canal, studying its intricate lock system.
  • In Panama City, visit a Smithsonian Institute-affiliated international research station dedicated to understanding biological diversity.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Danny Ugalde
Known for his sense of humor and friendly disposition, Danny Ugalde has been leading family groups and independent travelers since 1996. He has also led programs following his hobbies as an avid naturalist, photographer and bird watchers. Danny has taken several intensive courses in botany, ornithology, herpetology, photography and natural history, from Cosa Rica’s National Biodiversity Institute. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Danny was born in Costa Rica but attended elementary school in Panama while living on Contadora Island with his family.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Martha Seelye
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