11-night South America Expedition Cruise

Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
Ship:
Silver Explorer
Destination:
Puntarenas/Guayaquil
Departure Date:
10/29/2019
Length:
11
Offer ID:
1305038
from
$6900


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Puntarenas
Suggested Private Excursion
10/29/2019
10/29/2019 11:00:00 PM

The Central Pacific's largest city, Puntarenas sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya in Costa Rica. For years, it was the country's principal port, and though Puntarenas handles big cruise ships, a large fishing fleet still anchors in the estuary behind town. Being the country's most important fishing port, Puntarenas is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood. Though the water is murky, and the beach may seem a bit urban, it's a lively town on weekends, when people from San José fill its waterfront restaurants and bars. A series of open-air cafes that line the beach are the perfect place to head for dessert, or refreshments, since they specialize in ice cream and fresh fruit drinks.

Suggested Private Excursions

Puntarenas: Carara National Park Tour - 6 hours

Puntarenas: Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure Tour - 6 hours

Puntarenas: Carara National Park & Rio Tarcoles Mangrove Tour - 8 hours

Curu (Reserve)
10/30/2019 5:30:00 AM
10/30/2019 12:30:00 PM

The Curu Biological Reserve, on the Peninsula de Nicoya, offers diverse wildlife from white faced monkeys to phantom crabs. Though smaller than Ireland, Costa Rica boasts an amazing biodiversity. With more butterfly species than the whole of Africa, more bird species than Europe, its precious tropical rainforests harbour over half a million plant and aninial species. Small wonder that about a quarter of Costa Rica is protected nature reserve or national Park.

Tortuga Island (Curu)
10/30/2019 2:00:00 PM
10/30/2019 11:00:00 PM

Tortuga, a dream island and a little paradise in the Pacific Ocean, has something for everyone. More than just a beach, white sands and sun, Tortuga also offers luxuriant flora, fauna and adventure. Tortuga Island is a reflection today of more than twenty years of hard work by a Costa Rican family in the field of conservation and sustainable development. Over the last two years the island has seen changes that allow visitors to enjoy its natural beauty to the fullest.

Quepos
10/31/2019 5:30:00 AM
10/31/2019 11:00:00 PM

Microclimates characterize Costa Rica, but in a nation of verdant rain forest, the region around Quepos, on Coronado Bay is one of the richest and most bio-diverse places on earth. Its unspoiled natural beauty has secretly drawn visitors for decades and a cottage tourism industry has arisen to accommodate city-dwellers seeking a glimpse of the planet's vanishing wilds. Try to visit the Mangroves, rainforest and Manuel Antonio National Park where you can se howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths, crocodiles and iguanas.

Corcovado National Park
11/1/2019 5:30:00 AM
11/1/2019 8:00:00 PM

Considered one the most virgin regions of the country, the south Pacific encompasses one of the areas of major biodiversity in Costa Rica, the Corcovado National Park. Nature in its maximum expression… alive, exuberant, greened in every detail of the jungle growth. This, and more, is offered in the region that extends from the Barú River to the Panamanian border, and from the Talamanca mountain range to the Pacific coast.

Golfo Dulce (Puerto Jimenez)
11/2/2019 5:30:00 AM
11/2/2019 8:00:00 PM

Monkeys, parrots, jaguars, tapirs, and toucans inhabit the primitive rain forest of Costa Rica which lines the Golfo Dulce, or Sweet Gulf. Nature preserves and isolated beaches provide sanctuary for a great diversity of wildlife. The Golfo Dulce is home to the highest concentration of biodiversity in Costa Rica. The tropical haven includes species and habitats such as sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, mangrove forests and estuaries.

At Sea
11/3/2019
11/3/2019

No information currently available.

Cocos Island National Park
11/4/2019 5:30:00 AM
11/4/2019 5:00:00 PM

Cocos Island National Park might be thought of as the little Galapagos of Costa Rica. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, the island is the northernmost and oldest of a chain of volcanoes, mostly submarine. Cocos Island is one of the world’s most spectacular diving spots, famous for its schools of white-tipped and hammerhead sharks, eerie manta rays, pilot whales, and whale sharks. Snorkelers swimming closer to the surface can enjoy viewing moray eels and colorful reef fish. On land, guides will lead visitors to discover the beautiful bird life of the island.


 


 

At Sea
11/5/2019
11/5/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/6/2019
11/6/2019

No information currently available.

Isla de la Plata
11/7/2019 5:30:00 AM
11/7/2019 5:30:00 PM

Isla de la Plata lies off the coast of Ecuador, and boasts an abundant amount of wildlife. There are some nice hiking trails to the top of the Island. From there, the view is incredible and you can watch the frigate birds, boobies, and albatross. During your visit you will surely encounter dolphins or whales offshore, and it is common for guides to introduce you to some of the quiet and clear bays to snorkel or swim.




 

Machala
11/8/2019 6:30:00 AM
11/8/2019 8:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

Guayaquil
11/9/2019 6:30:00 AM
11/9/2019

This tropical city of over two million people spreads out along the banks of chocolate-colored Guayas River, about 12 miles from Gulf of Guayaquil. The river, navigable for the largest of ocean vessels, makes this one of the Pacific's most important and best-protected ports. Visitors find the city itself is primarily valued as a gateway for the Galapagos Island and the rest of the country. Ecuador's scenic capital Quito can be reached via a 45-minute flight from Guayaquil. Lush green hillsides, snow-capped volcano cones and brilliant sunshine combine to make the city a charming surprise. Guayaquil offers a rich and interesting history. The meeting of Bolivar and San Martin is commemorated with the colonnaded La Rotunda facing the river. Other attractions include Colon Park where the city was founded, the Santo Domingo Church and the cemetery, often called the White City. With its elaborate tombs and monuments, this is one of South America's most striking burial grounds.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

Departure Date:
10/29/2019
Number of Nights
11
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
  • Butler Service - All Suites
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
  • Gratuities
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Ship*
  • Transportation into Town

*Every guest will receive one free hour of Wi-Fi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited Wi-Fi.

Available Addons:

 

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests

 

Remarks:
Cruise Only Fares are in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. In addition to the rates listed above, guests are also required to purchase Silversea's Air Charter Package on select voyages for an additional charge to be added at the

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1305038

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1760 Powers Ferry Rd.
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30067
770-952-8300
800-326-4971
 

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