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2022/2023 Expeditions

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An expedition on the WILD SIDE!

JANUARY 22-29, 2023

Within the lush and vibrant green of Costa Rica and Panama lie many discoveries—from the vivid flash of macaw wings amid the treetops and the scintillating patterns of iridescence on a hummingbird, to the thrill of hearing howler monkeys calling out to one another. But greatest of all is the mighty Panama Canal—and the surprising allure of the wildness that surrounds it.

Costa Rica & Panama Canal Expedition

Traveling aboard the 50-cabin National Geographic Quest ensures you’ll not only see and do more in this rich region, but also have experiences you couldn’t otherwise have—like transiting the canal over the course of two days, taking in its wonders by day and enjoying its lights at night; and discovering these two countries as an active explorer, not a tourist. Learn the history of the canal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, and also experience Panama, a lush tropical paradise. Go deeper into the authentic “pura vida” of Costa Rica—including a visit to the Osa Peninsula, where you’ll encounter welcoming locals making their living as they preserve their country’s legendary natural beauty.

The ship is equipped with Zodiacs, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkeling gear, all key to experiencing the region’s diverse habitats with all your senses. Count on being active, with options for every fitness level. Hike to a waterfall or take a rainforest walk. Explore mangroves by Zodiac or make landfall on a pristine beach. Kayak along the shores of wild islands, enjoy paddleboarding in warm tropical waters or snorkel to discover the vibrant undersea. A veteran expedition team aboard will help you spot the multitude of mammals, birds and insects hidden in the dense forest canopy, while the certified photo instructor will help you capture your best shots ever.

To reserve your space, please return the reservation form or call 800-252-4910.


Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions, Inc.
With AAAS, Sigma KI, and ACS

Starting at $6,820 plus air.

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