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THE PANAMA CANAL & COSTA RICA


Cruising aboard Le Levant puts a fleet of club-like amenities at your service, including on-board Zodiacs that ferry you to tropical island shores where bigger ships don’t go


COSTA RICA


Puerto Caldera


voyage at a Glance  6 Cruise Days aboard Le Levant


DAY DESTINATION/HOTEL 1


2 Panama City


 3 Gamboa Rainforest, Embark Colón  4 San Blas Islands  5 Transit Panama Canal  6 Darien Province  7 Granito de Oro / Coiba Island National Park  8 9


Osa Peninsula


Disembark Puerto Caldera / Real InterContinental Hotel & Club Tower Costa Rica


10 San José, Volcano Irazú 11 Depart San José


42


Arrive Panama City / InterContinental Miramar Panama


Maximum Elevation: 7,000 ft. Sarchi San José


CARIBBEAN SEA


Colón Osa Peninsula


Coiba Island National Park


PANAMA


San Blas Islands


Panama Panama City Canal


Granito de Oro Island


PACIFIC OCEAN A path between the seas


Spanish explorers discovered gold in Panama in 1501, luring them back to the New World with the promise of riches galore. Finding a faster and safer way to transport Panama’s looted gold to Spain became an obsession for Spanish royalty. Ever since Spain created the first working plan for a canal in 1529, the idea of constructing a water-based shortcut from the Pacific to the Caribbean took hold of imaginations the world over. France came closest to achieving this dream, starting the job in 1882 until illnesses, engineering and financial difficulties took their toll. But it was ultimately the lock-based technology of a young U.S. that revolutionized world shipping patterns with the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914.


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