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CHRISTMAS BIRDING PARADISE YACHTING from Costa Rica to Panama, Panama

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CURATED AQUATIC VOYAGE: FROM COSTA RICA TO PANAMA BIRDERS PARADISE LAND & YACHT VOYAGE

SPECIAL NOTE: ADDITIONAL ALL-INCLUSIVE FEE APPLIES
This is an exclusive small-group natural history voyage experience that is for FULL PAY (NO KEYS required); The sailing has a set-date departure onboard the deluxe "Voyager" yacht. LIMITED AVAILABILITY due to the boutique size of the yacht.

*** LAND & YACHT VOYAGE JOURNEY DATES (9-Nights/10 Days) ***
Please arrive into San Jose, Costa Rica on DEC 21st (2018) for pre-night stay required and included.
Cruise Voyage - embarkation day is DEC 22nd (7-Nights Voyage DEC 22-28)
Disembarkation is in Panama City on Saturday, DEC 29 in the late morning; please arrange an afternoon or evening return flight home

IRRESISTIBLE OFFER VOYAGE PRICING:
Prices are PER PERSON based on Double Occupancy per cabin
Voyage fares starting from $5799 per person + Port Taxes $450 per person
** Members can select cabin category of preference **

THE LAND & YACHT BIRDING VOYAGE EXPERIENCE -
Delight in Panama and Costa Rica’s natural treasures by exploring remote, protected parks and landscapes of the rich Pacific Coast in search of spectacular biodiversity and vibrant birdlife. From Panama’s remote Darien Province, which is practically inaccessible other than by air or ship, to the stunning Pearl Islands, we’re going to cover incredible destinations that are outstanding for nature and wildlife. Plus, our small-group explores in comfort both by land and by small ship aboard the Voyager Yacht. will experience various regional adventures including birding excursions paired with the unique Panamanian local culture along with observing extraordinary nature and wildlife in two amazing destinations - Panama & Costa Rica. ThirdHome Members will be joined onboard by International Expeditions Special Guests, Expedition Leaders and Naturalist Guides.

ABOUT THE VOYAGER YACHT -
The exclusively chartered, intimate MY Variety Voyager is a sleek yacht launched in 2012. Guests are accommodated in 36 stylishly appointed, ocean-view cabins. Meals featuring international cuisine are served alfresco or in single, unassigned seatings in the ship's inviting dining room, where passengers can enjoy unobstructed views of the passing scenery and coastline through floor-to-ceiling windows. Located on the Ocean’s Deck, the open Bar and Lounge offers stylish shaded seating and is the ideal spot for reading, relaxing or stargazing. Other public areas include a library, shaded outdoor dining area, sun deck, and a mini-spa and fitness area.

WHAT'S INCLUDED -
* Voyage for 7 Nights + pre/post hotel accommodations
* Port Taxes for voyage journey
* Guided Activities & Excursions as described in the itinerary
· Expert Expedition Leaders, Panamanian and Costa Rican naturalist guides, local guides and IE Leader
* Meals as per noted in the itinerary (B, L, D): breakfasts, lunches, dinners
* Drinks on-board ship per each lunch and dinner (local beer, bottled water, soft drinks, house wine)
* Coffee, Tea and Bottle Water daily
* Gratuities are included for ship crew, wait staff at restaurants and local specialty naturalist guides. (Gratuities for two Expedition Leaders are not included - see below section What's NOT Included)

NOT INCLUDED -
* Gratuities for the two Expedition Leaders: $180 total for both combined guides (per member/person) total for voyage
* Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary program
* International and/or domestic airfares to Panama City and return from San Jose
* Any baggage charges that might be incurred by carriers/airlines
* Miscellaneous tips for hotel housekeeping
* Other expenses of a personal nature
* Travel Insurance - this is optional:
Allianz Global Travel Care Trip Protection is available for purchase - https://www.etravelprotection.com/thirdhome/

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS -
Hike, white-water raft, fly on a canopy zip-line, soak in hot springs & more to create your ideal of the perfect adventure.
 Float the dense jungle canals of Tortuguero watching for primates
 Enjoy birding in the rich cloud forests of Monteverde Reserve
 Hike jungle trails & discuss conservation with scientists at La Selva Biological Station
 Taste exotic fruits, sample local coffee & learn to make Tico-style cuisine
 Meet members of the Tonjibe community at the Maleku Indigenous Cultural House
 Learn during excursions guided by experienced, knowlegeable local naturalists
 Savor award-winning accommodations in San José and Monteverde

THE JOURNEY & VOYAGE ITINERARY -

Day 1 ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ
Fly independently to San José, where we meet our guide and transfer to our hotel. (Meals Aloft)

Day 2 SAN JOSÉ / EMBARK PANORAMA
After a relaxing morning in San José, embark Panorama and cruise toward Quepos.

Day 3 MANUEL ANTONIO RESERVE
Our Costa Rica cruise starts with an incredible morning in Manuel Anto- nio Reserve. This fragile rainforest ecosystem boasts an array of wildlife. Watch for the park’s easy-to-spot mon- keys, including red-backed squirrel, white-faced capuchin, spider and mantled howler monkeys. Hike with local nat- uralists along rainforest trails. Cool off while swimming from the reserve’s white-sand beaches before returning to the ship. After lunch, explore the forest canopy. Rejoin the Panorama in Playa Biesanz. Enjoy dinner onboard while cruising toward the Osa Peninsula. (B,L,D)

Day 4 OSA PENINSULA / CASA ORQUIDEAS
Enjoy a morning exploring the Osa Peninsula, named one of the “most biologically intense places on Earth” by National
Geographic. Hike through secondary forest, spotting endemic plant species along with scarlet macaws, toucans, parrots, coatis, agoutis, collared peccaries, tyras and even tapirs along the way. Cruise across Golfo Dulce towards Casa Orquideas, an exquisite flower sanctuary. The beautifully landscaped private tropical garden showcases hundreds of species of ornamental and edible tropical plants. Meander through the gardens seeing beautiful and interesting plants and flowers, which are a magnet for dozens of different kinds of birds, butterflies, insects and other wildlife. Cap-off our day with time to swim from the nearby beach before Panorama cruises to Panama. (B,L,D)

Day 5 RESTINGUE ISLAND / CEBACO ISLAND, PANAMA
Spend a morning in paradise as you swim and snorkel off the waters of tiny Restingue Island, nestled between nationally protected marine areas! Tuna and wahoo are common, while Humpback and sperm whales migrate through the area and four species of turtles, giant manta rays and dolphins can be spotted just offshore. Indulge in a beach barbecue at nearby Cebaco Island with time to relax and enjoy the white sands and sapphire waters. Early this afternoon, Panorama cruises toward the Darien. (B,L,D)

Day 6 DARIEN NATIONAL PARK
Board local boats heading into the mangroves and estuaries of Panama’s re- mote Darien. In the mangroves, watch for roseate spoon- bill, Amazon kingfisher, white ibis and heron. Journey up river through red, black and button mangroves to an Emberá community on the Mogue River. The unique Emberá people still live much as they did when the Spanish first arrived in the 1500s. During our visit we’ll be immersed in this rich culture through dance and music. Enjoy demon- strations of traditional wood carving and learn about how they use medicinal plants. Emberá women are known as some of the world’s finest basket makers, and we observe as they create beautiful baskets from local palm leaves and natural dyes. (B,L,D)

Day 7 PEARL ISLANDS / PANAMA CITY
Spend a morning swimming and snorkeling in the wildlife rich waters off of the Pearl Islands, named by the Spanish explorer Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in honor of the bountiful pearls that were harvested off the islands’ shores. The islands boast white-sand beaches and untouched forests. Explore the coral reefs just offshore, home to white-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and moray eels. After a beach barbecue, Panorama sails toward Panama City. Spend our evening touring Old Panama — Casco Viejo — before dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 8 GATUN LAKE / FORT SAN LORENZO
Enjoy boat- ing across Gatun Lake — part of the Panama Canal. Along the way, watch for commonly spotted green iguana, three- toed sloth, American crocodile, snail kite and osprey on the hunt for peacock bass. Explore Fort San Lorenzo, a stone fortress that overlooks the mouth of the Chagres River. The face of Fort San Lorenzo has undergone many changes since it was first built by the Spanish in the late 16th century. First captured then razed by pirates, includ- ing the infamous Henry Morgan, the fort was rebuilt in its current location on higher ground. Savor lunch overlook- ing the newly expanded Canal from the park-like setting of the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center. Re- turn to Panama City and visit the Canal Museum, watching ships in the locks. (BLD)

Day 9 SOBERANIA NATIONAL PARK
After saying good-bye to our friends aboard Panorama, head to Soberanía National Park. Pipeline Road is where the Audubon Society held its world Christmas bird count record for 19 years straight, with 357 species of birds identified in a period of 24 hours. The now-abandoned road built in World War II to transport fuel from one ocean to the other to maintain the pipeline provides excellent walking access to Soberanía’s tropical rainforest. The park boasts an impressive list of over 530 species of birds including the black hawk-eagle, black-cheeked woodpecker, black-breasted puffbird, broad-billed motmot, blue cotinga, purple-throated fruitcrow, masked tytira, violaceous trogon, fasciated antshrike, shining honeycreeper and a great array of North American migrants. Soberania is also home to 105 species of mammals including large felines, tamandua, two and three-toed sloth, four species of monkeys, agouti and 59 endemic plant species in four life zones. Visit the Rainforest Discovery Center, where you enjoy spectacular views of Soberania and spot canopy bird species from the 100-foot observation tower. Standing above the canopy, witness the morning flight of keel-billed toucans, red-lored Amazons and the silent movement of mantled howler monkeys. Continue exploring the network of trails surrounding the Discovery Center and enjoy the hummingbird feeders. (B,L,D)

Day 10 DEPART PANAMA CITY
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your independent flight home. (B)

** OPTIONAL POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS OFFERED IN COSTA RICA **

TO INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS UNIQUE VOYAGE - please contact:

Liz Bates - Director of Travel & Concierge Services
liz@thirdhome.com
(615) 997-3181

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Property Details

Size

Single Family Home with 1 level
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 square feet

Bedrooms

King
2 guests maximum

Nearest airport

Panama City to San Jose, Costa Rica

Property ID

16518

Additional Fees

PLEASE NOTE:
This THIRDHOME land & sea journey (cruise voyage) is a FULL-PAY promotional travel offer, and requires NO KEYS. Reservations are made through ThirdHome Travel & Concierge - Liz Bates.


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