Panama Canal Cruise

Panama is a biological hotspot. Its tropical habitats are home to some of the most diverse and exotic species of plants and animals on Earth. Rainforests, mangrove wetlands and mountain cloud forests cover almost half the country's land surface. Panama is also a vital part of a biological highway known as the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, and connects North and South America, allowing a rich exchange of plants and animals. Panama houses approximately 1,200 orchid varieties and almost 1,000 indigenous bird species. All this in a tiny country about the size of Scotland.

Panama is synonymous with the Panama Canal – world renowned as a marvel of engineering, allowing ships to cross between the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean in approximately 10 hours - a journey that once took almost two weeks to complete, when vessels were forced to sail around the notoriously rough seas around Cape Horn at the tip of South America.

Over one million people visit the canal each year to witness the locks at work, and crossing the canal, whether partially or completely is a bucket-list experience for many travellers.  Join us on our inaugural Costa Rica & The Panama Canal voyage (CRP001G) and traverse the iconic Panama Canal on a guaranteed daylight crossing from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.

Greg Mortimer

We are thrilled to announce that Aurora’s co-founder and lauded adventurer, Greg Mortimer, will be our special guest aboard Costa Rica & The Panama Canal (CRP001G) voyage.

The Costa Rica & Panama Canal voyage will commence from San Jose, Costa Rica, on the 25th of April, 2020!

Panama Expeditions

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  • Costa Rica and The Panama Canal

    12 Days from US$4,800 per person

    Experience the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, filled with remote national parks and biological reserves brimming with colourful wildlife and traverse the Panama Canal on a guaranteed daylight crossing.

    Expedition Dates


    25 Apr to 06 May

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The Ship - Greg Mortimer

The Greg Mortimer is redefining expedition cruising. The 104-metre ship is equipped with the best naval technology in the world and is designed with the comfort of passengers in mind. Are you keen to join us onboard?

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Extras on your trip

Your Exclusive Photo Book

Aurora Expeditions are pleased to provide you with a complimentary photo book memento of your trip to help your adventure last a lifetime. On your return home you will receive a printed Photo Journal of your…