Discover the abundance of wildlife in the rainforests of Costa Rica
Step back in time in the colourful towns of volcanic Nicaragua
Please Note: Once on the cruise, there is no sightseeing included as part of your Bunnik Tour. Should you like to book sightseeing (shore excursions) from the ship, this will need to be either pre-booked via Princess Cruises website or on board.
Please Note: On the cruise breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the main dining room. Princess Cruises does have specialty restaurants that can be enjoyed for a small surcharge. Meals are included when in port, but only available on the ship. If you decide to take a day tour or leave the ship you will need to purchase your own meals.
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
|06 Dec 2018||08 Jan 2019||Available||AUD $13,735|
|14 Feb 2019||19 Mar 2019||Available||AUD $13,735|
|04 Apr 2019||07 May 2019||Available||AUD $13,935|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bienvenido a Costa Rica! We arrive in the country's historic capital, San Jos .
We'll discover the city on a sightseeing tour this morning, seeing the National Theatre, National Library and the old Sabana Airport. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,D]
Special Experience: Today we venture into the Costa Rican wilds, boarding a boat on the fringe of Tortuguero National Park to enter the flooded forest and travel to our lodge. [B,L,D]
Exploring the canals and backwaters of Tortuguero National Park, we'll spot a huge variety of wildlife. Keep an eye out for agoutis, iguanas, sloths, frogs, monkeys and hundreds of colourful birds and crabs. We may even spot the sea turtles that the area is famous for. [B,L,D]
We travel through the highlands to Arenal Volcano National Park. Once we arrive at our hotel it will be time to relax in the natural hot springs. [B,L]
Arenal Volcano National Park is a 12,000-hectare area comprising rainforest, savannah, and two volcans. On a short hike to the summit of the lava trails we'll learn about Arenal, which was once the country's most active volcano. [B]
Special Experience: We travel from Arenal to Monteverde by road and boat, stopping to enjoy a local farmers' lunch and try our hand at traditional tilapia fishing. [B,L]
No need for the binoculars today as we explore the cloud forest from the Selvatura hanging bridges suspended high in the rainforest canopy. The afternoon is at leisure for you to relax or discover more of the beautiful surroundings. [B]
Today we cross the border into Nicaragua and make our way to the coastal town of San Juan Del Sur, stopping to enjoy the scenic views. [B]
This morning we catch the ferry to beautiful Ometepe Island, in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, characterised by its two towering volcans. [B]
We'll spend the day discovering the island's best scenery, including the Devil's Viewpoint, Charco Verde Reserve, Punta Jesus Maria and Ojo de Agua, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. [B,L]
This morning we return to the mainland by ferry and travel to the stunning colonial city of Le n, one of Nicaragua's most culturally rich communities. [B]
Today we explore Le n's city centre on a walking tour, including the largest church in Central America, Catedral de la Asunci n, where we'll visit the rooftop for panoramic views over the town and nearby volcans. [B]
Special Experience: Hear the incredible stories behind the city's many revolutionary street murals from a Sandinista guerrillero at the Museum of the Revolution.
Special Experience: Peer into the steaming crater of one of Nicaragua's most active volcans on a visit to Volc n Masaya National Park.
We'll then continue to Granada, a photogenic Spanish colonial town, characterised by colourful buildings and streets. [B]
After breakfast, we depart for the Mombacho Volcano cloud forest, a misty oasis brimming with beautiful flora and fauna. This afternoon we cruise through Granada's Isletas, a group of islands formed by an ancient volcanic explosion. Tonight we'll enjoy a group dinner at a local restaurant to farewell Nicaragua. [B,D]
From Granada, we travel to Managua to board our flight to Miami. [B]
We travel to Fort Lauderdale to board the Coral Princess for a 15-night cruise of the Caribbean and Mexico, taking in the Panama Canal. [B,D]
Tour highlights of this 15-night Princess Cruise include, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, San Juan del Sur, Huatulco & Puerto Vallarta
Embark Cruise: Fort Lauderdale, Miami [B,D]
Day 18. Cruising at sea
Day 19. Cruising at sea
Day 20. Cartagena, Colombia
Day 21. Panama Canal, Panama
Day 22. Panama City, Panama
Day 23. Cruising at sea
Day 24. Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Day 25. San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Day 26. Cruising at sea
Day 27. Huatulco, Mexico
Day 28. Cruising at sea
Day 29. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 30. Cruising at sea
Day 31. Cruising at sea
Disembark Cruise: Los Angeles. We begin our journey home [B]
Except for embarkation/disembarkation days, Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included daily while cruising. The cruise itinerary may change due to local conditions subject to the cruise line's discretion.