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The ship National Geographic Quest at dusk Capurgana, Colombia
The ship National Geographic Quest at dusk Capurgana, Colombia
ExpeditionsPanama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast

Panama and Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast 

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Transit the legendary Panama Canal to encounter dazzling natural and cultural treasures as you navigate this Caribbean coast aboard the aptly designed National Geographic Quest. Hike lush rainforests teeming with diverse wildlife, maneuver secluded inlets by Zodiac and kayak. Get immersed in the local culture of indigenous communities from the archipelago of Guna Yala to the celebrated people of Tuchín.

Highlights

A local dancer wearing a vibrant dress in Portobelo, Panama
  • Transit the Panama Canal over two days to see it by day and in the coolness of night

  • Visit the palm-shaded Panamanian archipelago of Guna Yala (formerly San Blas Islands), an autonomous province that is home to the Guna people, and get immersed in local culture

  • Discover the coastal treasures and remote wilderness of Colombia, exploring vibrant villages, pristine beaches, and wildlife-rich jungles

  • Explore Colombia's rainforests, brimming with roughly 1,900 bird species, like the Emerald Toucanet and Passerines, and more than 450 fascinating mammals, like the Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth and Northern Tamandua

  • Participate in critical scientific studies during our exclusive visit to the Smithsonian Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island

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/ per person

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Explore with NG Experts: Jennifer Davidson

  • Aug 2023

Explore with National Geographic Expert Jennifer Davidson as she creates connections in Colombia and Panama.

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Ship National Geographic Quest
Cabin 223, Category 4 with balcony on the ship National Geographic Quest/Venture
The dining room on the ship National Geographic Quest/Venture

National Geographic Quest

Guests
100
Cabins
50

National Geographic Quest was purpose-built to explore the Americas, her design and engineering informed by our nearly 40 years of experience in these regions.

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View of the skyline of Panama City framed by tropical rainforest, Panama

Panama City & San Lorenzo Post-Extension

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View of the skyline of Panama City framed by tropical rainforest, Panama

Panama City & San Lorenzo Pre-Extension

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Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.

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