2014 marks the 100th year since the Panama Canal first opened its inter-oceanic route ,“ a U.S. Army Corps of Engineering feat that put Panama at the center of global trade. Combine the fun of Costa Rica tours with a Panama Canal cruise on our 11-day The Panama Canal & Costa Rica and enjoy up-close discoveries of amazing wildlife, fascinating centuries-old cultures and man-made marvels, and two-night stays in Panama City and San Jose. A 6-night voyage aboard the newly renovated yacht m/v Tere Moana (formerly Le Levant) includes a complete transit of the Panama Canal, and an opportunity for cultural exchange with locals. Explore the rich interior and its abundant wildlife with our expert naturalists. Go swimming or snorkeling, land on white sand beaches via Zodiac craft, visit a gold museum in San Jose and learn how coffee beans are harvested and brewed to perfection. Experience the best of our Costa Rica tours with the pleasures of small ship cruising through the Panama Canal!