Arenal Volcano with Coastal Highlights of Central America (Southbound)

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$7,738

Departure date
Duration
16 days

Discover the coastal gems of Mexico and Central America before exploring a rainforest, a natural park and wildlife sanctuary in the magnificent Arenal Volcano conservation area

Discover the coastal gems of Mexico and Central America before exploring a rainforest, a natural park and wildlife sanctuary in the magnificent Arenal Volcano conservation area.

Beach life and national parks

Your expedition cruise starts in San Diego, the perfect place to get acquainted with the Californian way of life. Sail south along the Baja California peninsula to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, both excellent gateways to the Mexican coasts. Discover the scenic bays, pristine beaches and rich marine life of Huatulco National Park before setting sail for Puerto Chiapas.

Roasted coffee and colonial architecture

Sample typical Salvadorian food and roasted coffee in Acajutla, before exploring the exquisite colonial architecture of Nicaragua’s former capital, Léon via Puerto Corinto. Take in the dark sandy beaches and Victorian-era clapboard houses of San Juan del Sur before ending your cruise in  Puntarenas.

La Paz and Arenal Volcano

Start your Costa Rica adventure in La Fortuna, the home of the magnificent Arenal Volcano. You’ll spend the next two days bathing in natural hot springs and exploring the region. Paddle the Peñas Blancas River, which runs through the lush rainforest. You’ll also enjoy thrilling views as you take a walk among the treetops along a set of canopy-level hanging bridges.

Savour the natural beauty of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The nature park and animal sanctuary here offers beautiful scenery, orchid and butterfly gardens, and a range of exotic wildlife. End your stay in Costa Rica with an overnight stay in bustling San José.

What's Included

Hotel

  • Overnight in San Diego before the expedition cruise, including breakfast

Transfers

  • Transfer from hotel to ship in San Diego including a half day city tour and lunch before the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

‘America’s finest city’

Day 1

California dreaming

Day 2

Relax on board

Day 3-4

Land’s End in Baja California

Day 4-5

Mexican resort city

Day 6

Serenity at sea

Day 7-8

Bays National Park

Day 9

A city founded on coffee and cocoa

Day 10

A day in El Salvador

Day 11

León: Artistic and sophisticated city

Day 12

Southern Pacific beaches

Day 13

Adventures in Costa Rica

Day 14

Sights and sounds of the rainforest

Day 15

Explore La Paz Waterfall Gardens 

Day 16

The Many Charms of ‘Chepe’  

Day 17

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages