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Panama Canal, Corals & Cultures

Discover the wonders of Costa Rica & Panama from aboard the Magnificent Sea Cloud II

  • 2 January 2020
  • Wildlife Tours/ Natural World
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Let us take you to some of the loveliest and untouched places in Panama & Costa Rica whilst also including one of the greatest man made wonders of the world – the Panama Canal. An engineering marvel when it opened, the 50 mile passage still continues to astonish the most veteran traveller.

When most people think of Panama and Costa Rica, they think of overland travel but not the hours which are usually spent traversing rugged roads in order to get around. There is an easier and more comfortable way to explore the region and that is under sail. Skip the arduous, lengthy land travel and relax instead aboard the magnificent Sea Cloud II. Sailing from the Caribbean Sea through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean, our cruise will take us along the coasts and to the islands of Panama and Costa Rica, areas of outstanding natural beauty and home to countless species of endangered birds from tiny hummingbirds to flashy macaws and parrots, toucans and woodpeckers. Add an amazingly rich biodiversity of flora and fauna seen against some of the lushest of landscapes to be found anywhere in the world and you have the recipe for a perfect winter escape.

However, what makes this trip stand out from any other is the opportunity to sail the shores of these remarkable countries under sail. To be in this beautiful part of the world is a reward in itself, but to be aboard such a marvellous vessel makes it perfect. To witness the New World as seen by the first explorers and later colonisers is a privilege and the sights, sounds and sheer energy of the crew as they man the sails will make for long lasting memories.

During this voyage there will be opportunities to enjoy swimming, snorkelling and nature walks. We will venture into national parks and conservation areas teeming with wildlife and visit remote communities where locals live following ancient ways of life. As always with a cruise aboard Sea Cloud II we have included plenty of time at sea. After all, travelling under sail is an important aspect of this unusual trip. If you have been contemplating a visit to Central America, then this unique journey aboard Sea Cloud II is the perfect opportunity.

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Sea Cloud II

Sea Cloud II

Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines the timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. The 32,000 square feet of sails are set by hand which is a truly magical sight; she really is the most exquisite of vessels. 

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Itinerary

  • Tortuga Island
  • San Blas Islands

Day 1 - London to Panama City, Panama.

Fly from London by scheduled indirect flight. Arrive this evening and transfer to our centrally located hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Panama City to Colon.

Panama City is a combination of the historic old town, declared a UNESCO Historical Site, and the ultra-modern new town. Following breakfast at our hotel, we head out to stroll along the cobblestone streets of the Casco Viejo visiting the colonial mansions and 17th century churches and convents before continuing to Panama Viejo and the original ruins of the city founded in 1517 which was burnt to the ground by British pirate Henry Morgan. Following lunch on route, we will transfer to Colon to embark Sea Cloud II. Enjoy Welcome Dinner and Drinks on board this evening.

Day 3 - San Blas.

Spend a relaxing morning at sea before we arrive at the stunning San Blas Archipelago during lunch. The archipelago is made up of over 400 islands which line the north coast of Panama with white sandy beaches set in a turquoise sea. The islands are home to the indigenous Kuna Indians who gained self-rule from the government of Panama in the 1920s and maintain their traditional way of life including the production of colourful fabric art known as ‘molas’. This afternoon choose to explore the market, local museum or maybe enjoy a swim from the beach.

Day 4 - Panama Canal Transit.

An undisputed destination on the travel bucket list has to be the Panama Canal. The Canal is around 50 miles long and takes between eight to ten hours to cross. Unlike many cruise ships we are planning a daytime transit allowing us the best conditions to experience this engineering marvel.

Day 5 - Punta Alegre.

This morning arrive at the wild, rugged and remote Darien Province. The Darien jungle is recognised as one of the world’s top ten birding sites and we hope to see many bird species such as the colourful crimson-collared tanager, green and chestnut-fronted macaws, rufous-tailed and snowy-bellied hummingbirds. We will explore this pristine, seldom visited area by local canoe, navigating up the tidal Mogue River to an Embera Indian settlement. Untouched by the modern world these little known tribes offer a fascinating glimpse of an ancient world.

Day 6 - At Sea.

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 7 - Isla Coiba.

This once infamous prison island, now a National Park, has reverted to an island paradise. Join the onboard naturalists as we explore the main island, which boasts some 147 species of birds, and walk up to the observation tower.

Day 8 - Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica.

This morning we visit the Casa Orquideas (Orchid House), a five hectare private botanical garden cut out of the rainforest by Ron and Trudy MacAllister who now cultivate over 100 species of orchids which attract many different bird species. Plants of the tropics burst with colour and the air here is heady with the fragrance of flowers and humid soil.

Day 9 - Corcovado National Park.

Resting on the northern side of the Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay (Bahía Drake) is our gateway to the Corcovado National Park. We will land on one of the beaches before enjoying a walk through the primary and secondary forest with our naturalist guides locating and explaining the extensive rainforest wildlife and flora. The rich biological diversity of the biological corridor of Corcovado National Park is astounding, and sightings may include as many as four types of monkeys, as well as coatis, sloths, anteaters and much more. Bird lovers will be enchanted by a wide variety of birds including tanagers, flycatchers, kingfishers, manakins, trogons, crested guans, and spectacular scarlet macaws and toucans. We return to the ship for lunch and this afternoon hope to find a local beach for snorkelling and beachcombing activities.

Day 10 - Manuel Antonio National Park.

From our berth in Quepos we travel to the Manuel Antonio National Park which is one of the most stunning and bio-diverse areas of the world. Spread out over 683 hectares it is filled with diverse wildlife, has both primary and secondary forests, boasts a stunning shoreline ideal for bird watching or swimming and is home to a number of endemic species of plants and animals. We will make an early start this morning to get the best viewing of monkeys, vividly coloured birds and the lethargic three-toed sloth.

Day 11 - Curu National Park & Tortuga Island.

Spend the morning exploring the Curu National Wildlife refuge. This small reserve boasts a rich and diverse wildlife in five different habitats ranging from marine zones, including a 200 metre wide beach area, mangrove swamps and tropical forests. Here on a range of walks we will find over 200 species of birds, howler and capuchin monkeys, mammals such as otters, ocelots and pumas and turtles. Over lunch we sail the short distance to Tortuga Island where we have the chance to snorkel over the volcanic reef which is home to angelfish, morays and needlefish.

Day 12 - Puntarenas to San Jose.

After breakfast disembark Sea Cloud II and transfer to San Jose for our scheduled indirect flight to London.

Day 13 - London.

Arrive this morning.

  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Isla Coiba
  • Panama Canal

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
2 to 14 January 2020
Category Price
Category E Deluxe double £7695
Category D Deluxe double £8095
Category C Deluxe double £8495
Category B Junior Suite £8995
Category A Luxury Owner's Suite £10295
Category F Stateroom for sole use £9495
Category E Deluxe double for sole use £10995

Tour Reference Code: SCSC220120

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Overnight hotel accommodation in Panama City with breakfast • 10 nights aboard Sea Cloud II on a full board basis • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Tour Manager • Guest Speaker • Shore excursions • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, dinner on day 1.

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Sea Cloud II

Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines the timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. The 32,000 square feet of sails are set by hand which is a truly magical sight; she really is the most exquisite of vessels. 

 
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  • Category D Cabin
  • Category B Cabin
  • Category A Cabin
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Lido Deck
  • On deck
  • Gym
  • Beauty Salon
  • Your Cabin/Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    Built to accommodate 94 passengers in five star luxury, Sea Cloud II offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. Spread over three decks are 29 deluxe cabins with showers, 16 junior suites with bathtubs, and two owner suites with bathtubs and showers. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and aesthetically pleasing. The two owner suites feature a king size canopy bed and all other cabins feature queen size beds with separate mattresses excluding category F staterooms which feature upper and lower single bed. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble. All cabins have a television with DVD player, minibar, dressing table, wardrobe and a safe. A welcome bottle of champagne and a fruit basket which is replenished daily are provided to enjoy whilst in your cabin. Cabins range in size from 14m2 to 27m2 (Cat A cabins measure 27m2; Cat B cabins measure from 21m2 to 23m2; Cat C cabins measure 20m2; Cat D cabins measure 21m2; Cat E cabins measure between 19m2 and 20m2 and Cat F cabins measure 14m2).

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambience in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness centre, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud II cruise. The Lounge is located mid-ship on the Lido Deck offering comfortable seating areas. The vessel’s magnificent Steinway can be found here and will be played for your enjoyment by an accomplished pianist. In addition enjoy interesting lectures and presentations, or perhaps a drink from the bar. There is also a library on board where you can relax, write postcards, play a board game, find a film to watch in your cabin, send emails from the laptop or just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail whilst watching the sailors manoeuvre the sails high above, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    The cuisine aboard Sea Cloud II is of an exceptionally high standard, and has been accepted by the international Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Enjoy international dishes complemented by local specialities selected fresh from the market by the onboard chef. Breakfast is buffet style and will include a sumptuous array of hot and cold items with the option to order freshly cooked eggs at the egg station. Lunches are both buffet style and served and subject to fair weather, some will be on the ship’s lido deck and may offer extensive barbecue options, locally caught fish and freshly picked tropical fruits. Dinner is served a la carte and is a four course affair with a vegetarian option always available. All cruises aboard the Sea Cloud II are full board with carefully selected wines and beers served to complement your lunch and dinner. All soft drinks, coffee and tea whilst onboard are also included. 

  • Life On Board

    Life Onboard

    Whilst there are many large sailing ships offering passages around the world there are few if any that can compare in terms of luxury to Sea Cloud II. Despite the luxurious setting, casual clothing is appropriate and the atmosphere onboard is friendly and generally informal. Service is personal, and the crew of 65 quickly acquaint themselves with passengers and the officers on the bridge are also available to answer questions; manoeuvres permitting. After all, Sea Cloud II is not only a cruise ship, but a private yacht as well.

  • For your comfort

    For your comfort

    Sea Cloud II combines the timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. The hospital is located on the Cabin Deck and is staffed by a ship’s doctor. In consideration of all passengers, smoking is not permitted onboard with the exception of designated areas on open decks.

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    For our voyages under sail we have chartered the magnificent Sea Cloud II. Launched in 2001, she is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines the timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. The 32,000 square feet of sails are set by hand which is a truly magical sight; she really is the most exquisite of vessels.

    Whilst there are many large sailing ships offering passages around the world there are few, if any, that can compare in terms of luxury to Sea Cloud II. Standing on the dock and looking up at the ship you cannot help but be amazed by the sheer majesty of the vessel.

    Despite the luxurious setting, casual clothing is appropriate and the atmosphere on board is friendly and generally informal. Service is personal, and the crew of 65 quickly acquaint themselves with passengers and the officers on the bridge are also available to answer questions; manoeuvres permitting. After all, the Sea Cloud II is not only a cruise ship, but a private yacht as well.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    ADAPTORS

    A limited number of adaptors for hairdryers, mobile phones etc. can be obtained from the Reception Desk, located on Promenade Deck mid-ship. These should be returned to Reception at the end of the cruise.

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    The entire ship is air-conditioned. All cabins feature individual temperature controls. In order to keep the air conditioning system working efficiently, please keep doors closed when in use.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship uses a public address system to advise guests of all important information and activities during the cruise. Announcements in English can be heard throughout the public areas of the ship and in all cabins.

    BEAUTY TREATMENTS

    Some beauty treatments and massages are available on board and appointments can be made at the Reception Desk. Fees for all treatments are available at Reception and will be charged to your onboard account.

    CABINS

    The Promenade Deck holds 16 junior suites and two deluxe outer cabins which all feature panoramic windows. There are two luxury owner's suites on the Lido Deck which also feature panoramic windows. Exuding a more maritime appeal, the 27 deluxe outer cabins on the Cabin Deck have traditional portholes. Three of these cabins are fitted with an upper and lower bunk - as was customary on traditional windjammers. And, of course, all the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience and plenty of space for all your personal belongings.

    No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read.

    All beds in the cabins are movable with the exception of cabins: 401 & 402, 301 & 302 and 218–223 (Category F cabins have one upper and one lower single bed). The standard bed configuration shows all beds made up side by side with individual mattresses and box springs, which have the ability to be separated into twin beds.

    Your cabin is equipped with a TV with integrated video or DVD player, a direct-dial telephone, a radio and an electronic safe. In addition, each cabin has a selection of non-alcoholic drinks which are available free of charge. There is selection of quality toiletries in the bathroom. You will also find a bathrobe, slippers and a powerful hairdryer in your cabin. All of the cabins have a shower only whereas the junior suites have a bath only and the luxury owner’s suites benefit from a bath and shower.

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    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the ship please call + 49 172 4367680. This is a German number so calls to this number are charged at an international rate. There is a phone in your cabin, which has access to an outside line. Outgoing call costs will be advised on board. You can make cabin-to-cabin calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the ship by email at seacloud2@seacloud.com - please indicate passenger name and cabin number as the subject.

    A laptop is available for use on board in the library. You can use this laptop or your own laptop to connect to the internet (Wi-Fi) using the access code, however please note that there is a charge for this. The code can be obtained from reception or the purser.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities is produced on board and delivered to your cabin each evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free and low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once on board, please speak to the Chef or the Maitre D’ at dinner on your first night on board to reconfirm your needs.

    DINING & DRINKING

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served in the Restaurant. In the restaurant you will find tables for couples and groups of four, six and eight. The Lido Deck is often an inviting place to have lunch or an evening barbecue out in the open air. No matter whether you are sitting inside or outside, you can all enjoy this feast for the senses together in the same sitting and since you are dining on a tall ship with the character of a private yacht, you are free to choose your place and company at the table. Onboard culinary creations are sure to impress even the most discerning of connoisseurs and it is easy to see why Sea Cloud II was chosen to join the exclusive Chaîne des Rôtisseurs group.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    There is no lift and the ship does not have facilities for disabled or wheelchair dependent passengers. Additionally, most shore excursions involve some walking and some excursions are walking tours only. There is no chair lift on board.

    DISEMBARKATION

    Your Cruise Director will provide you with detailed disembarkation information prior to the end of your cruise. This will include transfer information (where applicable). If you should have any specific queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Cruise Director as soon as possible after embarkation.

    DRESS CODE ON BOARD

    You may dress however you feel comfortable, whether it be casual, summery or smart, it is up to you. Only at the traditional Captain’s Dinner do we recommend more formal attire. Non-slip footwear is essential.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage on board is 220 volts. Sockets are 2-round pin, European style. All bathrooms are equipped with a shaver socket. There are a limited number of adaptors available on board, which can be provided upon request.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your cruise, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the crew. Life Jackets are located in your cabin. During the safety drill you will be instructed on how to wear your life jacket. We request that as soon as you enter your cabin, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your suite door.

    GOING ASHORE

    Guests should wait in public areas or in their suite until an announcement is made with instructions to disembark. Sailing times for each port are listed in the Daily Programme. Please note sailing times and ensure that you return back to the vessel at least 30 minutes prior to departure. A valid photo ID and your white Ship ID Card must always be carried ashore. In some ports a passport or port landing card must be carried when going ashore. This will be announced if required. If the ship is in a remote area and you hear a continuous blast of the ship’s horn then please return immediately to the landing site. When leaving the ship at any time while in port always ensure you have checked IN/OUT at the gangway.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HEALTH & HYGIENE

    In order to maintain health standards you will find hand sanitisers at the entrance to the restaurant. We kindly ask you to use these regularly.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    Laundry service is available onboard. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe in your cabin. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of dirty laundry on your bed. There are no public launderette or ironing facilities on board. In the interest of safety we ask that you do not use an electric iron in your suite. An ironing service is available at reasonable cost. Dry cleaning facilities are not available on board.

    In the interest of the environment, towels will not be automatically changed every day. We ask that you put used towels on the bathroom floor if you wish them to be changed for fresh towels. Towels left hanging on the towel rack will not be changed.

    LIFT

    There is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you disembark the ship, please check your cabin to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MAIL

    Although reception staff are happy to post letters on your behalf, they may not be able to do so straightaway or at the port of call at which you make such a request. Some postal services are unreliable and many letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en-route. 

    MEDICAL FACILITIES

    The hospital is located on the Cabin Deck and is staffed by the ship’s doctor. Daily surgery times can be found in the daily programme. The doctor can be reached at all times in case of emergency. Medicines and seasickness pills are available in limited quantities. As there are no lifts, only staircases, please ensure that you are fit and healthy for the cruise. However, if you do feel unsteady, please let us know. Special care requirements must be arranged in advance with the shipping company. To arrange an appointment with the ship’s doctor please contact the Reception. Seasickness tablets are available from Reception, and should be taken at least one hour prior to departure.

    MINI BAR

    For your convenience a Mini Bar facility has been set up in your cabin with soft drinks free of charge (replenished daily).

    NEWS

    News channels are available on your cabin TV and in addition daily news bulletins can be found at the Library.

    ONBOARD ACCOUNT

    All passengers will have their own “ship account” which allows you to sign a chit for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of the cruise. If you are sharing a cabin with a friend and would like separate bills, please inform Reception. Prices on board are shown and charged in Euro. Your ship’s account can be paid by:

    • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) • Cash (Euros or US Dollars) • Travellers’ Cheques (US Dollars or Euros)

    PASSPORTS

    All passports are collected by the Purser upon embarkation. Passports are necessary to facilitate immigration formalities at each port of call and are returned at the end of the cruise.

    PUBLIC AREAS

    Library: Choose from our selection of German and English-language books, videos and board games. Please ensure that you return them once you have finished with them.

    The Lounge: Daily Briefings by the Cruise Director are given in the Lounge. The Lounge is located on the Lido Deck and is always open. Self-service coffee, tea, soft drinks and water are available all day. Informative Talks from the Guest Speaker are also given here.

    Fitness and Sport: Fitness enthusiasts can use the 100-metre long lido deck as their running/walking circuit while taking in all the different views which you can expect on board a tall ship. For others, the morning exercise sessions are just the way to start a new day. In the smart fitness studio, you will find dumbbells, bikes, treadmills and step machines for more focused workouts, and the adjoining sauna area will enhance your general well-being.

    QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore before your cruise ends, you will receive a questionnaire. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests. Kindly hand your completed questionnaire in at Reception.

    SAFE

    In the closet of your cabin is an electronic safe which can be programmed with a personal code. Should you require any assistance, please contact reception.

    SAFETY DRILL & SAFETY

    International Maritime Law requires a lifeboat safety drill to take place. This will take place prior to sailing. All guests must attend this compulsory and important exercise. Please listen for the announcements. During the drill, all ships services will be suspended. Your assigned lifeboat station, location of your life jacket and the signal for lifeboat and fire drills are clearly explained on the emergency card posted on the back of your suite’s door. Life jackets are located in your cabin. During the safety drill you will be shown how to wear the lifejacket. It is essential that you take certain safety precautions while on board. Walk, never run and be especially careful on wet and slippery decks. Ladies are advised to wear low heeled shoes especially on deck. Footwear should be worn at all times. Hold on to the handrails in passageways and stairways.

    SHIP’S ID CARD

    These personal ID cards with essential information are issued to each guest during embarkation. Please ensure you check in and out at gangway so that we can ensure you are on board prior to sailing.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Sea Cloud II offers a smoke-free cruise environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the ship. Smoking is permitted only on the outer decks outside of meal times. We kindly request that smokers take the comfort of other passengers into consideration. Smoking is prohibited on the Blue Lagoon deck and covered areas of the Spanker and Lido deck at all times.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other cabins can be made free of charge by dialling the cabin number. You can make an external satellite telephone call from your cabin. Lift the handset and press 0. Enter the country code then city code without zero (0) at the beginning followed by the phone number and then pound key. Example for UK: 00 44 (0) phone number. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your on board account.

    TELEVISION

    All suites are equipped with a television with a built-in DVD player. DVD’s are available to borrow from the library.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    Lido Bar – 660 Reception – 700 (calls are automatically transferred after 23:00 hours to the bridge) Restaurant – 650 Suite Steward/ess – please dial 700 for reception and they will inform the Cabin Steward/ess on duty accordingly In Case of Emergency – 911 Hospital – 690 (only reachable during Hospital hours, Reception can contact Doctor at any time)

    TOILETRIES

    All cabins are supplied with following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Hair conditioner • Body lotion • Soap • Shower caps • Make-up remover • Nail file • Shoe polish • Tissues

    VISITORS

    For the safety and security of all passengers no visitors are allowed on board the ship.

    VISITING THE BRIDGE

    The bridge area can be visited during the day and/or at specified times subject to the captain’s approval. The bridge is closed during manoeuvring operations and night cruising.

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through the Reception Desk.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your cabin is safe to drink.

    ZODIAC OR LOCAL BOATS TO TENDER ASHORE

    Some destinations may require the use of the ships Zodiacs or local tender boats to go ashore. Guests will be advised where and when to meet the Zodiac or local tender boat to go ashore. Please ensure that your hands are free at all times and accept the assistance given by the crew on board Sea Cloud II when boarding tenders / Zodiacs. A Zodiac safety briefing will be given. 

    Please Note:

    These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

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    Your Cabin/Suite

    Built to accommodate 94 passengers in five star luxury, Sea Cloud II offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. Spread over three decks are 29 deluxe cabins with showers, 16 junior suites with bathtubs, and two owner suites with bathtubs and showers. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and aesthetically pleasing. The two owner suites feature a king size canopy bed and all other cabins feature queen size beds with separate mattresses excluding category F staterooms which feature upper and lower single bed. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble. All cabins have a television with DVD player, minibar, dressing table, wardrobe and a safe. A welcome bottle of champagne and a fruit basket which is replenished daily are provided to enjoy whilst in your cabin. Cabins range in size from 14m2 to 27m2 (Cat A cabins measure 27m2; Cat B cabins measure from 21m2 to 23m2; Cat C cabins measure 20m2; Cat D cabins measure 21m2; Cat E cabins measure between 19m2 and 20m2 and Cat F cabins measure 14m2).

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambience in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness centre, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud II cruise. The Lounge is located mid-ship on the Lido Deck offering comfortable seating areas. The vessel’s magnificent Steinway can be found here and will be played for your enjoyment by an accomplished pianist. In addition enjoy interesting lectures and presentations, or perhaps a drink from the bar. There is also a library on board where you can relax, write postcards, play a board game, find a film to watch in your cabin, send emails from the laptop or just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail whilst watching the sailors manoeuvre the sails high above, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    The cuisine aboard Sea Cloud II is of an exceptionally high standard, and has been accepted by the international Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Enjoy international dishes complemented by local specialities selected fresh from the market by the onboard chef. Breakfast is buffet style and will include a sumptuous array of hot and cold items with the option to order freshly cooked eggs at the egg station. Lunches are both buffet style and served and subject to fair weather, some will be on the ship’s lido deck and may offer extensive barbecue options, locally caught fish and freshly picked tropical fruits. Dinner is served a la carte and is a four course affair with a vegetarian option always available. All cruises aboard the Sea Cloud II are full board with carefully selected wines and beers served to complement your lunch and dinner. All soft drinks, coffee and tea whilst onboard are also included. 

  • Life On Board

    Life Onboard

    Whilst there are many large sailing ships offering passages around the world there are few if any that can compare in terms of luxury to Sea Cloud II. Despite the luxurious setting, casual clothing is appropriate and the atmosphere onboard is friendly and generally informal. Service is personal, and the crew of 65 quickly acquaint themselves with passengers and the officers on the bridge are also available to answer questions; manoeuvres permitting. After all, Sea Cloud II is not only a cruise ship, but a private yacht as well.

  • For your comfort

    For your comfort

    Sea Cloud II combines the timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. The hospital is located on the Cabin Deck and is staffed by a ship’s doctor. In consideration of all passengers, smoking is not permitted onboard with the exception of designated areas on open decks.

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    For our voyages under sail we have chartered the magnificent Sea Cloud II. Launched in 2001, she is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines the timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. The 32,000 square feet of sails are set by hand which is a truly magical sight; she really is the most exquisite of vessels.

    Whilst there are many large sailing ships offering passages around the world there are few, if any, that can compare in terms of luxury to Sea Cloud II. Standing on the dock and looking up at the ship you cannot help but be amazed by the sheer majesty of the vessel.

    Despite the luxurious setting, casual clothing is appropriate and the atmosphere on board is friendly and generally informal. Service is personal, and the crew of 65 quickly acquaint themselves with passengers and the officers on the bridge are also available to answer questions; manoeuvres permitting. After all, the Sea Cloud II is not only a cruise ship, but a private yacht as well.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    ADAPTORS

    A limited number of adaptors for hairdryers, mobile phones etc. can be obtained from the Reception Desk, located on Promenade Deck mid-ship. These should be returned to Reception at the end of the cruise.

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    The entire ship is air-conditioned. All cabins feature individual temperature controls. In order to keep the air conditioning system working efficiently, please keep doors closed when in use.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship uses a public address system to advise guests of all important information and activities during the cruise. Announcements in English can be heard throughout the public areas of the ship and in all cabins.

    BEAUTY TREATMENTS

    Some beauty treatments and massages are available on board and appointments can be made at the Reception Desk. Fees for all treatments are available at Reception and will be charged to your onboard account.

    CABINS

    The Promenade Deck holds 16 junior suites and two deluxe outer cabins which all feature panoramic windows. There are two luxury owner's suites on the Lido Deck which also feature panoramic windows. Exuding a more maritime appeal, the 27 deluxe outer cabins on the Cabin Deck have traditional portholes. Three of these cabins are fitted with an upper and lower bunk - as was customary on traditional windjammers. And, of course, all the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience and plenty of space for all your personal belongings.

    No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read.

    All beds in the cabins are movable with the exception of cabins: 401 & 402, 301 & 302 and 218–223 (Category F cabins have one upper and one lower single bed). The standard bed configuration shows all beds made up side by side with individual mattresses and box springs, which have the ability to be separated into twin beds.

    Your cabin is equipped with a TV with integrated video or DVD player, a direct-dial telephone, a radio and an electronic safe. In addition, each cabin has a selection of non-alcoholic drinks which are available free of charge. There is selection of quality toiletries in the bathroom. You will also find a bathrobe, slippers and a powerful hairdryer in your cabin. All of the cabins have a shower only whereas the junior suites have a bath only and the luxury owner’s suites benefit from a bath and shower.

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    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the ship please call + 49 172 4367680. This is a German number so calls to this number are charged at an international rate. There is a phone in your cabin, which has access to an outside line. Outgoing call costs will be advised on board. You can make cabin-to-cabin calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the ship by email at seacloud2@seacloud.com - please indicate passenger name and cabin number as the subject.

    A laptop is available for use on board in the library. You can use this laptop or your own laptop to connect to the internet (Wi-Fi) using the access code, however please note that there is a charge for this. The code can be obtained from reception or the purser.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities is produced on board and delivered to your cabin each evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free and low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once on board, please speak to the Chef or the Maitre D’ at dinner on your first night on board to reconfirm your needs.

    DINING & DRINKING

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served in the Restaurant. In the restaurant you will find tables for couples and groups of four, six and eight. The Lido Deck is often an inviting place to have lunch or an evening barbecue out in the open air. No matter whether you are sitting inside or outside, you can all enjoy this feast for the senses together in the same sitting and since you are dining on a tall ship with the character of a private yacht, you are free to choose your place and company at the table. Onboard culinary creations are sure to impress even the most discerning of connoisseurs and it is easy to see why Sea Cloud II was chosen to join the exclusive Chaîne des Rôtisseurs group.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    There is no lift and the ship does not have facilities for disabled or wheelchair dependent passengers. Additionally, most shore excursions involve some walking and some excursions are walking tours only. There is no chair lift on board.

    DISEMBARKATION

    Your Cruise Director will provide you with detailed disembarkation information prior to the end of your cruise. This will include transfer information (where applicable). If you should have any specific queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Cruise Director as soon as possible after embarkation.

    DRESS CODE ON BOARD

    You may dress however you feel comfortable, whether it be casual, summery or smart, it is up to you. Only at the traditional Captain’s Dinner do we recommend more formal attire. Non-slip footwear is essential.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage on board is 220 volts. Sockets are 2-round pin, European style. All bathrooms are equipped with a shaver socket. There are a limited number of adaptors available on board, which can be provided upon request.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your cruise, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the crew. Life Jackets are located in your cabin. During the safety drill you will be instructed on how to wear your life jacket. We request that as soon as you enter your cabin, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your suite door.

    GOING ASHORE

    Guests should wait in public areas or in their suite until an announcement is made with instructions to disembark. Sailing times for each port are listed in the Daily Programme. Please note sailing times and ensure that you return back to the vessel at least 30 minutes prior to departure. A valid photo ID and your white Ship ID Card must always be carried ashore. In some ports a passport or port landing card must be carried when going ashore. This will be announced if required. If the ship is in a remote area and you hear a continuous blast of the ship’s horn then please return immediately to the landing site. When leaving the ship at any time while in port always ensure you have checked IN/OUT at the gangway.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HEALTH & HYGIENE

    In order to maintain health standards you will find hand sanitisers at the entrance to the restaurant. We kindly ask you to use these regularly.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    Laundry service is available onboard. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe in your cabin. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of dirty laundry on your bed. There are no public launderette or ironing facilities on board. In the interest of safety we ask that you do not use an electric iron in your suite. An ironing service is available at reasonable cost. Dry cleaning facilities are not available on board.

    In the interest of the environment, towels will not be automatically changed every day. We ask that you put used towels on the bathroom floor if you wish them to be changed for fresh towels. Towels left hanging on the towel rack will not be changed.

    LIFT

    There is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you disembark the ship, please check your cabin to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MAIL

    Although reception staff are happy to post letters on your behalf, they may not be able to do so straightaway or at the port of call at which you make such a request. Some postal services are unreliable and many letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en-route. 

    MEDICAL FACILITIES

    The hospital is located on the Cabin Deck and is staffed by the ship’s doctor. Daily surgery times can be found in the daily programme. The doctor can be reached at all times in case of emergency. Medicines and seasickness pills are available in limited quantities. As there are no lifts, only staircases, please ensure that you are fit and healthy for the cruise. However, if you do feel unsteady, please let us know. Special care requirements must be arranged in advance with the shipping company. To arrange an appointment with the ship’s doctor please contact the Reception. Seasickness tablets are available from Reception, and should be taken at least one hour prior to departure.

    MINI BAR

    For your convenience a Mini Bar facility has been set up in your cabin with soft drinks free of charge (replenished daily).

    NEWS

    News channels are available on your cabin TV and in addition daily news bulletins can be found at the Library.

    ONBOARD ACCOUNT

    All passengers will have their own “ship account” which allows you to sign a chit for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of the cruise. If you are sharing a cabin with a friend and would like separate bills, please inform Reception. Prices on board are shown and charged in Euro. Your ship’s account can be paid by:

    • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) • Cash (Euros or US Dollars) • Travellers’ Cheques (US Dollars or Euros)

    PASSPORTS

    All passports are collected by the Purser upon embarkation. Passports are necessary to facilitate immigration formalities at each port of call and are returned at the end of the cruise.

    PUBLIC AREAS

    Library: Choose from our selection of German and English-language books, videos and board games. Please ensure that you return them once you have finished with them.

    The Lounge: Daily Briefings by the Cruise Director are given in the Lounge. The Lounge is located on the Lido Deck and is always open. Self-service coffee, tea, soft drinks and water are available all day. Informative Talks from the Guest Speaker are also given here.

    Fitness and Sport: Fitness enthusiasts can use the 100-metre long lido deck as their running/walking circuit while taking in all the different views which you can expect on board a tall ship. For others, the morning exercise sessions are just the way to start a new day. In the smart fitness studio, you will find dumbbells, bikes, treadmills and step machines for more focused workouts, and the adjoining sauna area will enhance your general well-being.

    QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore before your cruise ends, you will receive a questionnaire. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests. Kindly hand your completed questionnaire in at Reception.

    SAFE

    In the closet of your cabin is an electronic safe which can be programmed with a personal code. Should you require any assistance, please contact reception.

    SAFETY DRILL & SAFETY

    International Maritime Law requires a lifeboat safety drill to take place. This will take place prior to sailing. All guests must attend this compulsory and important exercise. Please listen for the announcements. During the drill, all ships services will be suspended. Your assigned lifeboat station, location of your life jacket and the signal for lifeboat and fire drills are clearly explained on the emergency card posted on the back of your suite’s door. Life jackets are located in your cabin. During the safety drill you will be shown how to wear the lifejacket. It is essential that you take certain safety precautions while on board. Walk, never run and be especially careful on wet and slippery decks. Ladies are advised to wear low heeled shoes especially on deck. Footwear should be worn at all times. Hold on to the handrails in passageways and stairways.

    SHIP’S ID CARD

    These personal ID cards with essential information are issued to each guest during embarkation. Please ensure you check in and out at gangway so that we can ensure you are on board prior to sailing.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Sea Cloud II offers a smoke-free cruise environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the ship. Smoking is permitted only on the outer decks outside of meal times. We kindly request that smokers take the comfort of other passengers into consideration. Smoking is prohibited on the Blue Lagoon deck and covered areas of the Spanker and Lido deck at all times.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other cabins can be made free of charge by dialling the cabin number. You can make an external satellite telephone call from your cabin. Lift the handset and press 0. Enter the country code then city code without zero (0) at the beginning followed by the phone number and then pound key. Example for UK: 00 44 (0) phone number. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your on board account.

    TELEVISION

    All suites are equipped with a television with a built-in DVD player. DVD’s are available to borrow from the library.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    Lido Bar – 660 Reception – 700 (calls are automatically transferred after 23:00 hours to the bridge) Restaurant – 650 Suite Steward/ess – please dial 700 for reception and they will inform the Cabin Steward/ess on duty accordingly In Case of Emergency – 911 Hospital – 690 (only reachable during Hospital hours, Reception can contact Doctor at any time)

    TOILETRIES

    All cabins are supplied with following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Hair conditioner • Body lotion • Soap • Shower caps • Make-up remover • Nail file • Shoe polish • Tissues

    VISITORS

    For the safety and security of all passengers no visitors are allowed on board the ship.

    VISITING THE BRIDGE

    The bridge area can be visited during the day and/or at specified times subject to the captain’s approval. The bridge is closed during manoeuvring operations and night cruising.

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through the Reception Desk.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your cabin is safe to drink.

    ZODIAC OR LOCAL BOATS TO TENDER ASHORE

    Some destinations may require the use of the ships Zodiacs or local tender boats to go ashore. Guests will be advised where and when to meet the Zodiac or local tender boat to go ashore. Please ensure that your hands are free at all times and accept the assistance given by the crew on board Sea Cloud II when boarding tenders / Zodiacs. A Zodiac safety briefing will be given. 

    Please Note:

    These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

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  • Andy Bunten

    Andy Bunten

    Andy Bunten has been an obsessive enthusiast about wildlife ever since he can remember.  Educated at Cambridge, Newcastle and Imperial College, he then embarked on a career in nature conservation.  He has worked for local government, wildlife trusts, and, for 26 years, the RSPB.  

    He initially worked in RSPB Scotland then headed south to be the Regional Director for the South East of England for 5 years before, in 1991, moving to the North of England to take up the reins of Director there.

    A highly experienced lecturer, Andy has cruised extensively completing over 20 trips ranging from Costa Rica to the Philippines and from Argentina to Svalbard. Now an Environmental Consultant, Andy is an enthusiastic traveller and has led wildlife groups to numerous places around the world including the Seychelles, France, Egypt, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Borneo, Norway and Spitzbergen.

    Andy Bunten will be on the following tour dates: 2 to 14 January 2020

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    • Cerro Verde National Park Cerro Verde National Park

      The Itinerary

      Day 1 London to San Salvador City, El Salvador. Fly by scheduled indirect flight arriving this evening. Upon arrival transfer to the Hotel Sheraton Presidente or similar for a two night stay.

      Day 2 San Salvador City. This morning will be at leisure with time for you to relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy an afternoon city tour. Return to the hotel this evening for dinner.

      Day 3 San Salvador to Copan, Honduras. After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Joya de Cerén, often referred to as the Pompeii of the Americas. This small Maya settlement was buried under volcanic ash when the Laguna Caldera Volcano erupted in AD 595. From here we continue on to San Andrés where in 1977 a step pyramid and a large courtyard with a subterranean section were unearthed. Experts believe that it was inhabited by up to 12,000 Maya between AD 600 and AD 900. After lunch in a local restaurant we will spend some time in the city of Santa Ana, including a visit of the theatre, before making our way to Copan for our two night stay at the Hotel Marina (or similar). Dinner tonight will be served in the hotel restaurant.

      Day 4 Copan. After breakfast we will make the short journey to the archaeological site of Copan. Copan is unique among Mayan ruins because its structures are built with volcanic stone rather than limestone. Since the former is more weather resistant over time, Copan still has many of its original artistic carvings while other Mayan cities do not. Spend a morning in this fascinating park before returning to the hotel for lunch. This afternoon is at leisure to relax in the hotel or explore Copan. It is a beautiful place paved with cobblestones and lined with white adobe buildings with red-tiled roofs. Perhaps visit the picturesque local market, watch the world go by with a coffee in one of the many coffee shops or enjoy a beer at the town’s artisan brewery. Dinner tonight will be served in the hotel restaurant.

      Day 5 Route of the Flowers, El Savador. Depart from the hotel after breakfast and visit the Mayan ruins of Tazumal, considered the most important and well preserved in El Salvador. We will then make our way slowly along the Ruta de las Flores (Route of the Flowers), a beautiful, colourful and cultural journey that will take us through small colonial towns in the most mountainous region of El Salvador and aptly named for the abundance of flowers to be seen along the way. Before lunch, we will have time to visit Concepcion de Ataco a bright and historically significant city of the region, following which we will transfer to the Hotel Mision de Angeles for our overnight stay. Dinner tonight will be served in the hotel restaurant.

      Day 6 Cerro Verde National Park. Cerro Verde National Park is a must see on a visit to El Salvador. Nestled between three volcanoes (Izalco, Santa Ana and Cerro Verde), this park features a lush forest teeming with flowers, flora and fauna as well as some of the most stunning views in the country. Cerro Verde is an inactive volcano located at an altitude of 2035 metres and boasts 500 hectares of nature, it has a cloud forest in and around the crater with a temperature of between 12 and 18 degrees centigrade. Enjoy a tour of the area and from here you will enjoy panoramic views of Izalco Volcano better known as the “Lighthouse of the Pacific” because the boats were oriented with the red glow of the lava to reach the Acajutla port and the Santa Ana Volcano the largest of the three volcanoes. Transfer to San Salvador for lunch in a local restaurant and then check in to the Hotel Sheraton Presidente or similar for an overnight stay. Remainder of the day at leisure for independent exploration. Dinner tonight will be in the hotel restaurant.

      Day 7 San Salvador to Panama City to Colon. After breakfast check out of our hotel and transfer to San Salvador airport for our scheduled flight to Panama City and onward transfer to Sea Cloud II. After embarkation, enjoy time at leisure until the Welcome Dinner and Drinks and continue as per day 2 of the main itinerary.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      28 December 2019 to 3 January 2020
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      Twin £2795
      Single £3245

      PRICE INCLUDES: Three nights hotel accommodation in San Salvador • Two nights hotel accommodation in Copan • Overnight hotel accommodation in Concepcion de Ataco • Scheduled flight between San Salvador & Panama City • All meals (except dinner on day 1 & lunch on day 7) • Excursions as described • Tour Manager • Gratuities • English speaking guides • Transfers.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, dinner on day 1 and lunch on day 7, visas.

      NB. Itinerary subject to change. Minimum numbers apply.

    • Arenal Volcano Arenal Volcano

      The Itinerary

      Day 1 Puerto Caldera to Monteverde, Costa Rica. Disembark Sea Cloud II this morning and transfer to Monteverde enjoying lunch en-route. On arrival we transfer to the El Establo Hotel (or similar) for a two night stay and will have dinner in the hotel this evening.

      Day 2 Monteverde. Today we will experience one of the five hanging bridges of Monteverde Cloud Forest which cross the canyons below, and bring us face to face with the upper level of the forest canopy. We will make our way up to one of the highest mountains in the area by Sky Tram, whilst also having the opportunity to participate in a Sky Walk, a sedate and tranquil way to take in the natural beauty of the forest. After lunch we will further explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. The trails extend for slightly over a mile and a half and we will be accompanied by a local guide. Biologists now know that about 90 percent of all organisms in a rainforest are found in the canopy. Among the 400 species of birds, some of the best known species are: the quetzal, the bellbird, the black turkey bird, the motmot, the orange-bellied trogon, and the Bare-necked umbrellabird. Dinner tonight will be served at a local restaurant.

      Day 3 Monteverde to Arenal. This morning we will start our stunning journey to Arenal including a stop for lunch. Check in to the Kioro Hotel (or similar) for our two night stay. Tonight we will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

      Day 4 Arenal. After breakfast we depart for a guided visit to Arenal Park. Here, we will take a walk through the area where the Arenal volcanic eruption took place in 1968, learning about the destruction this caused and the subsequent rebirth of life via the rich mineral deposits the eruption provided to the region. Following lunch there will be the opportunity to enjoy a treetop cable car ride, and for the more adventurous, to participate in a zip-line adventure, providing an exhilarating bird’s eye view of the park.

      Day 5 Arenal to San Jose. Today we will make our way to San Jose, visiting the Poas Volcano National Park this morning. After a short walk, we will be treated to spectacular 180 degree views of the volcano’s crater and the picturesque surrounding areas. We will also visit the Doka Estate for an insight into one of Costa Rica’s prime exports, coffee. Here we will learn about the processes involved in the harvesting and manufacturing of this ubiquitous beverage. Upon arrival into San Jose check in to the Real Intercontinental Hotel (or similar) for an overnight stay.

      Day 6 San Jose to London. Check out from the hotel after breakfast and transfer to the airport for our scheduled indirect flight to London.

      Day 7 London. Arrive this morning.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      13 to 19 January 2020
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      Twin £2795
      Single £3245

      PRICE INCLUDES: Two nights hotel accommodation in Arenal & Monteverde • Overnight hotel accommodation in San Jose • All meals (except lunch on day 6) • Excursions as described • Tour Manager • Gratuities • English speaking guides • Transfers.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, lunch on day 6.

      NB. Itinerary subject to change. Minimum numbers apply.

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