2023 Panama Canal and Costa Rica

Jan. 20 – 28, 2023 – Limited Availability
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $4,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
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Begin your nine-day expedition with one night in San José, Costa Rica, then cruise for seven nights from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal—an experience unmatched for sheer drama and engineering prowess. Explore the wonders of Costa Rica’s Curú National Wildlife Refuge and Manuel Antonio National Park and explore the seldom-visited Cébaco Island. Tour Panama City and experience a daylight passage through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal. Enhance your experience with the Landscapes of Costa Rica Pre-Program and/or Panama’s Renaissance Post-Program Options.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart the U.S. or Canada / Arrive in San José, Costa Rica
  • Day 2 : San José/Puntarenas / Embark the ship
  • Day 3 : Curú National Wildlife Refuge / Tortuga Island
  • Day 4 : Quepos for Manuel Antonia National Park
  • Day 5 : Rio Seco Rainforest
  • Day 6 : Cébaco, Panama
  • Day 7 : Panama City
  • Day 8 : Panama City / Colón
  • Day 9 : Colón / Agua Clara Visitor Center (time permitting) / Panama City / Depart for U.S. or Canada


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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