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Valerie March 20th, 2003 05:17 PM

Costa Rica & Panama excursions
My husband and I are traveling with our children, ages 12 and 8, on the Coral Princess. We are all interested in the Rain Forests and seeing wildlife. Any suggestions on the best excursions in Costa Rica and Panama for this? Thank you!

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PapaBill March 20th, 2003 05:20 PM

Re: Costa Rica & Panama excursions
If available take the Tortuguero Canal tour in Costa Rica. You will see tons of rain forest, flora , fauna, monkeys, sloths, bird life and even crocadiles in the comfort of a nice covered boat with a skilled guide.

Gray March 24th, 2003 06:11 PM

Re: Costa Rica & Panama excursions
Panama !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't even think of going alone one of the most dangerous places that P&O Princess visit
Everywhere you look has Armed guards even the tourist shops at the docks that are within the Security barracades

Nanatravel March 26th, 2003 01:45 PM

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You can save money at Limon by taking a taxi tour on your own. There is a price list not far from where you will disembark off of your ship. Agents are in red shirts. We plan to take the Tortugero Canal tour with a drive through the countryside including a Banana Plantation and stop at a local grocery store for Coffee and Vanila. Great souvenirs to bring home. At Colon, Panama we will take a ship's tour. If you and the boys have never been into the canal, than including this in your tour will be great. On our ship there is a tour that includes the Imberia Indian reservation and a stop at one of the canal locks.
Bon Voyage

Peter March 30th, 2003 06:23 PM

Re: Costa Rica & Panama excursions

We are leaving a Panama canal cruise on April13th! I really want to just take a taxi to the rain forest(nearest one is??) and then go for a hike and take a taxi back. The man in red shirts do they take you for example to Tortugero national park if you wanted?? Do they use vans or cars? Thank you for that information, we are both in our 20's and we would really like to do a hike but not a tour.


Nanatravel April 1st, 2003 03:18 PM

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We leave the 11th.! I have been told that there is a "Board" near the area with independent operators, with predetermined "tour" prices noted, so you do not have to haggle but the drivers both cab and van will adjust your tour to your request.

Donna Klein April 7th, 2003 10:12 AM

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My husband, kids (15 and 11) and I will be on the carnival legend. When we stop in Costa Rica are there tours that you can get at the dock to the Rain Forest Aerial Tram or is it better to take the boat excursion (so you know that you will get there and back on time)???
Also, has anyone done a good tour of Gutan Locks in Panama? We were thinking of just taking a cab but I am being told that is too dangerous.

SF Sharon June 23rd, 2003 11:54 PM

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Hey folks, isn't anyone going to report back on how their canal cruise went?

I would love to know your thoughts and opinions about the itinerary, ship, weather, etc.

Nanatravel June 24th, 2003 01:19 PM

Re: Costa Rica & Panama excursions
Sharon, I did a thorough review of the Carnival Legend including Costa Rica and Panama. Just go to the Reveiw section.

SF Sharon June 24th, 2003 05:22 PM

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Thanks, Nana, I will check it out for the ports and your thoughts about which side of the ship is best for viewing. It has been my habit to look at the reviews for specific lines, and I tend to think of Carnival more for the Caribbean, though I realize they have expanded their offerings.

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