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$99 Shore Excursions

Antigua Walking Tour and Hot Springs from Puerto Quetzal

You will be met at the cruise pier where you will be picked up and transferred to Antigua. Here you will meet your guide. Antigua is the most outstanding and best-preserved colonial city in Latin America. Its name means "Ancient Guatemala" and was the third capital of Guatemala. Tourists visit Antigua every year from around the world to enjoy its natural beauty and historic monuments. The Spanish Colonial style permeates every part of the town: its houses, churches, squares, parks and ruins, also its traditions and folklore as well. Antigua is a city of charm and color where you can see and buy an overwhelming variety of attractive, handmade products that honor the traditions of generations of artisans. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start with a 1.5 hour walking tour, with the first stop at La Merced Church, one of the most important churches in Antigua. Continue to Santa Catalina Arch, one of the distinguishable landmarks in Antigua that originally connected the Santa Catalina convent to a school, allowing the cloistered nuns to pass from one building to the other side without going out on the street. We will finish the walking tour at the Central Park to appreciate the outside of The Cathedral of San Jose and The General Captain Palace. Here we will have time for pictures. After a soft walking tour of Antigua, we transfer (45 - 60 minutes) to Kawilal Hot Springs which offer a world of relaxation, where the most important elements of nature are present in this unique place. This environment is mixed fire and heat from Pacaya Volcano who gives us the thermal waters and steams. Kawilal It has a complex that promotes sustainable tourism in our country, and has 12 thermal pools, thermal circuit, 25 steam baths, and 3 hydrotherapy baths. Our spa offers relaxing massages, reflexology, shiatsu relaxation, manicures and pedicures. Within our facilities is Fonda Del Castillo, an international restaurant with fast food service. There will be time to enjoy a Thermal Circuit (50 - 60 min) and take lunch. Then after the lunch we return to Puerto Quetzal (Pacific Ocean) to aboard your cruise.

$160 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Diving for Beginners at Coiba National Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Coiba Island National ParkYou want to know how it feels to breathe underwater and floating weightlessly through the amazing aquatic world of Coiba? This is the experience what will make you become a real diver.We will leave between 8:00 and 8:30 from the beach of Santa Catallina and return between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. We will go with you through the equipment you will use, as well as the basic concepts of scuba diving, procedures and hand signals and will answer all questions you might have. After arriving at Coiba National Park you will do basic skills in shallow water and find the proper amount of weight you need to be comfortable underwater. This training session is followed by a real dive what will combine the conditions to feel safe and comfortable as well offering some of the exciting marine life Coiba is famous. After a lunch break on one of Coiba's virgin sand beaches, you can go snorkeling or decide to make an additional dive (USD 25.00 extra).Duration: 2 hours

$55 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Dinner at the Coffee Farm

Explore coffee and food with us: 5:00PM-7:30PM.  We travel  to the outskirts of the town of Santa Fe, where we will find a 5 ha coffee plantation we manage on the hills overlooking Santa Fe.  We will take a short half-hour guided walk around the farm, providing a hands on and informal look into rural farming. We will see coffee plants as well as other plants and fruit growing on the farm. Shortly after 6PM, we will serve a family style dinner in an outdoor rancho.  The multi-course meal will highlight locally grown and fresh ingredients.  Vegetarians, please let us know ahead of time, so we plan enough meatless dishes. Our menu changes to highlight seasonal vegetables and fruits. The following is a SAMPLE menu, to provide an idea of the type of food expected:Local Artisan Cheese with Fresh BreadSquash and Potato SoupGreen Salad with Homemade Citrus VinagrettePasta Pomodoro(vegetarian) with local cheese / Grilled Chicken with CarrotsHomemade Chocolate Truffles & Assortment of FruitLemongrass Tea or Citrus Juice BlendBabies are welcome (ages 0 & 1) for a reduced price, but a separate dinner is not included in this price. If you wish for your small toddler to eat a full dinner, please book them as a child rather than an infant. Wine is available for a $5 surcharge/person.We arrive back at the inn at 7:30.We are happy to provide complimentary pick up and drop offs from Santa Fe town lodging. For lodging outside of Santa Fe town- we can help arrange a taxi for you, but you will be responsible for paying for it.We live in a rainforest and rain is common. It does not cancel this tour.

$107 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Underwater Magic at Coiba Island Panama

This excursion is available a la carte departing from Santa Catalina or as part of a multi day package including transportation from Panama City to Santa Catalina Area with a nights stay within 10-15 mins from the boat launch and dive shop. Once you find yourself at the dive shop, we will introduce you to the local dive team and get you fitted with gear. Then we head down to the boat launch and we head out to sea. The boat ride is about 1 hour. Once we arrive to the Coiba area, your captain will find the best place for you to see a variety of animals. We will visit 3-4 sites with opportunities to visit some virgin beaches and put your feet in the soft white sand and gaze into the turquoise clear water. Lunch is included in this trip and consists of rice and beans with your choice of Chicken or Vegetarian. After a full day of beach and sea, we head back to Santa Catalina where you will return the gear and change into some dry clothes before heading on your way.Coiba a La Carté:Arrival time at the dive shop is 8:00am. Don't Be Late! We depart at 8:30am and return at 3:40/4:00pm. This options includes transportation from the Dive Shop in Santa Catalina to Coiba and the surrounding islands, snorkel gear (scuba available for extra fee, inquiry upon arrival Between $150-$200 including guide, equipment, and 2-3 dives.) and entrance to Coiba National Park with lunch and a drink, not to mention a cerveza celebration at the end.Coiba Package 2 days / 1 night:This package departs from Panama City where day one is the transfer to the Veraguas Province where you will stay the night in the area of Santa Catalina in a boutique hotel with private double occupancy, clean and comfortable rooms with dinner and breakfast included at the hotel. In the morning of Day 2, we depart the hotel at 7:30 and head over to the drive shop. Arrival time at the dive shop is 8:00am. Don't Be Late! We depart at 8:30am and return at 3:40/4:00pm. This options includes transportation from the Dive Shop in Santa Catalina to Coiba and the surrounding islands, snorkel gear (scuba available for extra fee, inquiry upon arrival Between $150-$200 including guide, equipment, and 2-3 dives.) and entrance to Coiba National Park with lunch and a drink, not to mention a cerveza celebration at the end. Once your have celebrated your Coiba experience, we will transfer you back to the city of Santiago in route for Panama City. You will arrive to Panama CIty in the late evening around 11pm/12am.

$1199 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Panama Experience

From San José, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers), you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure.