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Panama & Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast

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Sunday, October 20, 2024 to Sunday, October 27, 2024

Experience the diverse heritage of stunning cities and remote towns and immerse yourself in Colombian and Panamanian cultures as you navigate the Caribbean coast aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest. We’ll disembark to take in the Arabian-influenced architecture of Santa Cruz de Lorica, see the bustling shores of Santa Cruz del Islote—the most densely populated island in the world, and meet the indigenous inhabitants of a secluded Panamanian archipelago where age-old traditions remain part of everyday life. Finally, transit the Panama Canal slowly, with special permission to anchor overnight in the Canal’s vast Gatún Lake before completing the 50-mile long passage through legendarily complex lock system.

Find an astonishing trove of natural and cultural treasures as you navigate the Caribbean coast of Colombia and Panama. Enjoy an active eight-day expedition visiting the Smithsonian Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island—kayaking through rarely-visited inlets, walking along pristine beaches, and hiking dense jungles. Colombia is home to the most biodiverse rainforests on Earth with almost 1,900 bird species and 450 mammals, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to encounter local wildlife. Plus, with a certified photo instructor on board, you’ll go home with some amazing photos.

Special Offers

Special Dartmouth Group Savings!

Save 10% on the cabin fare when traveling with Dartmouth College. Valid on this departure date of Panama & Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast, for new bookings only, subject to availability, may not be combined with other offers, and is not applicable on airfare or extensions. Call for details.

Air Credit -or- Free 3-Day Panama City Extension: Deal until August 31!

Book by August 31, 2023, and choose either a $700 air credit per person or a free pre-or-post voyage 3-day Panama City extension on this voyage date. New bookings only and subject to availability. See attached brochure for details.

Bring the Kids!

$500 discount extended to all guests under the age of 18.

Celebrate Milestones!

Travel with friends and family to mark special moments of celebration like birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, etc. With your group of eight or more (on a single booking), you will be entitled to: 5% off for the group; $150 shipboard credit toward the spa or champagne; custom group photo, and more. Milestone celebration must be communicated at time of booking. See attached brochure for details and limitations.

Oct 20, 2024 - Oct 27, 2024

Colombia and Panama