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					The Panama Canal
  & CosTa RiCa

   February 4 – 14, 2013
The Panama Canal
& CosTa RiCa

Explore amazing plant and animal life and culture
on this 11-day land and cruise trip

Feb 4 – aRRive Panama CiTy
Tour begins: 6:30 PM, InterContinental
Miramar Panama. You will be met upon
                                         C OSTA R ICA
arrival at Panama City’s Tocumen
                                                                                                      C ARIBBEAN
International Airport and transferred to                                                                  S EA
                                                  Sarchi               Maximum Elevation: 7,000 ft.
the InterContinental Miramar Panama.        Puerto       San José                                              San Blas
                                          Caldera                                                               Islands
Join us for a welcome dinner this                                                                        Colón
evening. Meals D                                                                                  Panama Panama City
                                                    Osa Peninsula
Feb 5 – Panama CiTy sighTs                                                                                          The
See ruins of the original Panama City (destroyed                                      Granito de Oro
in the 17th century) and cobblestoned Casco                                               Island
                                                                    Coiba Island
Viejo, the historic sector of today’s Panama City                   National Park

with Spanish-style courtyards, tiles and cafés that                          P ACIFIC O CEAN
have contributed to its UNESCO World Heritage
Site designation. Following lunch overlooking the            your journey. Next, see the “neighborhoods” of
Panama Canal, visit the Miraflores Locks Visitors            the Panama Canal Zone, including Ancon Hill, a
Center to learn about the Canal’s history and                residential enclave where wildlife still thrives within
operations before dinner. Meals BLD                          a larger urban setting. Enjoy an afternoon at the
                                                             Gamboa Rainforest Resort where you’ll choose
Feb 6 – M embaRk shiP                                        between gliding through the rainforest on an aerial
At Panama’s new Biodiversity Museum, designed                tram that puts you at eye-level with exotic birds
by architect Frank Gehry, you’ll get a preview of            or a cruise along canal waterways to see playful
the rich and diverse animal and plant life on the            monkeys in their natural habitat before boarding
Isthmus of Panama waiting to be discovered on                m/v Tere Moana in the port city of Colón. Meals BLD

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                              or visit
Feb 7 – M san blas island PaRadise
Drop anchor in the Caribbean archipelago of San
Blas to visit the island of Acuatupo, home to Kuna
Indians whose language and customs reflect few
outside influences. Go ashore to tour an indigenous
village where Kuna women embroider mola fabrics
with brilliantly colored images of fish, birds and
jungle animals and fishing is still done by canoe.
Later, re-anchor near a Holandes Cayes beach for
idyllic swimming, snorkeling or relaxing before a
return to ship for the Captain’s dinner. Meals BLD      Head to shore on a panga to explore with a naturalist or to
                                                        visit one of the Darien’s remote villages
Feb 8 – M Full Canal TRansiT
Opened in 1914, the Panama Canal represents             island of Isla Coiba. Formerly a penal colony
an incredible engineering endeavor – a ship             and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the
traveling from New York to San Francisco saves          island’s restricted access has left virgin tropical
over 7,000 miles by not having to sail around South     forests largely undisturbed. Transfer to white sand
America. Though traffic continues to increase           beaches by Zodiac to swim, kayak and snorkel –
through the canal, many super-size oil tankers and      and to enjoy a beachfront barbecue. Meals BLD
aircraft carriers cannot fit. Your crossing will take
approximately eight to ten hours as the m/v Tere        Feb 11 – M RainFoResT beauTy
Moana passes through three locks (the Miraflores,       Disembark for an excursion to the Punta Rio
Pedro Miguel and Gatún), being raised up and over       Claro National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica’s
the isthmus’ land surface a total of 85 ft. before      Osa Peninsula, established for the protection of
reaching the Pacific Ocean. Although clearance          species in danger of extinction. With a naturalist,
for transit by daylight cannot be guaranteed, the       you’ll follow trails through the rainforest to learn
passage, enhanced by commentary from a local            about the diverse ecosystems and wildlife that
guide, will be a highlight any time of day. Meals BLD   thrive here, including monkeys, toucans, macaws
                                                        and hundreds of species of ferns, bromeliads and
Feb 9 – M CulTuRes           oF The     daRien          orchids. Enjoy time for a swim before a return to
Extraordinary biological diversity and the customs      ship for the Captain’s farewell dinner. Meals BLD
of indigenous tribes living far removed from the
conveniences of modern life have both contributed       Feb 12 – disembaRk / san José
to the Darien’s being recognized as a UNESCO            Disembark in Puerto Caldera and travel to San
World Heritage Site. Visit an Embera Indian             José, stopping in the village of Sarchi, an artisans’
community living in the surrounds of pristine jungle    hamlet where workshops display the traditional
in ways seemingly unchanged from those of their         painted carretas (ox carts) and other handmade
ancestors; see their homes made of local materials      products bearing the colorful starburst designs that
and suspended high above the ground on pillars,         have become a symbol of Costa Rica. In San José,
traditional dancing which mimics the movements          city sightseeing includes visits to the Gold Museum,
of the birds and animals that inhabit the rainforest,   which houses pre-Columbian works of gold by
and skilled carvings made of tagua vegetable ivory      indigenous peoples and the Baroque National
and cocobolo wood. Meals BLD                            Theatre, a grand symbol of civic pride dating back
                                                        to 1897. Meals BL
Feb 10 – M Coiba island bliss
Enjoy snorkeling in the clear, warm waters off          Feb 13 – CoFFee & WaTeRFalls
tiny Granito de Oro which has been called one           Near-perfect growing conditions have made coffee
of the top 10 diving destinations in the world –        one of Costa Rica’s most important exports. Visit
and then re-anchor near Coiba National Park,            a coffee plantation where your guide will explain
an archipelago of 38 islands, including the main        how the beans are produced and roasted and

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                               or visit
Value & Exclusives:
• All gratuities to Tauck Directors, local guides,
  naturalists and ship staff

• Full transit of the Panama Canal; view the Canal
  passage from the Sun Deck of the m/v Tere
  Moana, enhanced by onboard commentary from
  a local guide

• 6-night cruise on m/v Tere Moana (formerly
  known as Le Levant) with a maximum of 90
  guests; onboard Tauck Directors and naturalists
  lead private shore excursions in every port           • All bar and restaurant beverages throughout the day
                                                          aboard ship, including house wines and spirits
• 4 nights’ hotel accommodations with guided
  sightseeing in San José and Panama City               • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted

• Visit a remote village of Darien Province to learn    • 28 meals (10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners);
  about the cultures and lifestyles of its indigenous     applicable fuel surcharges, service charges,
  Indian tribes                                           porterage and most taxes

how different microclimates affect the taste.             11 days FRom $5,990 Plus aiRFaRe
Tour a rainforest eco-park that is known for its             (10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches & 9 Dinners)
majestically tall waterfalls and as a protected
reserve for toucans, spider monkeys, red-eyed                       begins Panama CiTy
leaf frogs and jaguars – to name a few of the                   Departure Dates: February 4 – 14, 2013
more than 100 resident species. Join us this
evening for a farewell dinner. Meals BLD                 land / CRuise PRiCe PeR PeRson
                                                        	 M Category C – Deck 3 Double       Single Triple
                                                                                      $5,990 $8,790 $5,290
Feb 14 – JouRney home
Tour ends: San José, Costa Rica. Fly home               	 M Category B – Deck 4 Double       Single Triple
anytime. A transfer from Real InterContinental                                        $6,290 $9,090 $5,590
Hotel & Club Tower Costa Rica to San José’s             	 M Category A – Deck 5 Double       Single Triple
Juan Santamaria International Airport is included.                                    $6,990 $9,790 N/A
You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight        Land / Cruise Price includes everything outlined in
check-in. Meals B                                       General Information as well as private Tauck shore
                                                        excursions, cruise fare, port charges, applicable fuel
                                                        surcharges, all bar & restaurant beverages (including
                                                        house wines & spirits) aboard ship throughout the day
                                                        (premium wines & spirits available at additional charge)
                                                        and gratuities to Tauck Directors and ship staff.

                                                        International Airfare is additional. Tauck can book
                                                        your international air for travel originating in the United
                                                        States, subject to availability; ask at booking for any
                                                        special airfares.

                                                        Please ask when booking about additional hotel nights
                                                        before or after your tour.
                                                        Note: Costa Rica departure tax is not included.

 Experience the                                           Fine hoTels / gReaT loCaTions
 rainforest bounty                                      Night 1,2     InterContinental Miramar Panama City
 which has long                                                       Panama
 been home to                                           Night 3-8     Aboard m/v Tere Moana                Cruising
 remote villages                                        Night 9,10 Real InterContinental Hotel
                                                                   & Club Tower Costa Rica                San José

     Please contact National Trust Tours at 202-588-6300 or 888-484-8785 for more information,
                               or visit
  4 Expert Naturalists on Every Cruise
  Tauck’s onboard team of naturalists enrich each cruise
  with the passion and knowledge gained over years of
  experience in the jungles and clear waters of Costa Rica
  and Panama. Accomplished guides such as Richard
  Cahill, co-founder of Panama’s first ecotourism company,
  and Ivan Hoyos, who has tracked gorillas in Uganda and
  orangutans in Borneo,
  lead shore expeditions
  into the Darien and
  San Blas Islands.
  Locals such as Andres
  Alvarado, a photographer
  and filmmaker, and
  environmental educator
  Julio Fernández-Amón
  broaden your
  understanding of Costa
  Rica’s wonders.

                                            m/v              Tere Moana

m/v      TeRe moana (formerly Le                           With only 90 passengers, every day aboard m/v
Levant), newly renovated in 2012, features a               Tere Moana is like sailing with friends as the captain
streamlined, 5-deck design that is ideally suited          and crew warmly welcome you to make yourselves
for the full transit of the Panama Canal, as well as       at home throughout the ship. Equipped with four
for exploring exotic Caribbean islands and hidden          anti-roll stabilizers for smooth sailing, she boasts
Pacific archipelagoes along the eco-rich coasts of         45 handsomely appointed, all-outside staterooms
Panama and Costa Rica. More like a private yacht           that are approximately 188 sq. ft., with large picture
than a cruise ship, she provides an intimate cruise        windows, private teak and marble bathrooms
experience that’s perfectly suited for close-up            with shower, and a host of personal amenities for
viewing. You’ll benefit from exclusive insights into       your onboard comfort. Public spaces include two
the history, culture, flora and fauna from onboard         panoramic restaurants with indoor or outside seating
naturalists and from a guide who accompanies               for 95, a cozy library, two bars, an elevator, spa,
the ship for the full transit of the Panama Canal.         sauna, swimming pool, fitness area and a boutique.
  m/v Tere Moana

Stateroom, Deck 4                                                                                                 Lounge

                                              DECK 6
                                                                                                                                                         A Balcony Stateroom
                                                                                                                                                         B Window Stateroom
                                                                                SUN DECK

                                                                                                                                                         C Window Stateroom
                                                                                                                                                         Triple Occupancy Staterooms
                              DECK 5
                                                                       CENTER                         508   506   504   502         BRIDGE
                                                                            SPA               ELV
                                  POOL          BAR

                                                                                                      507   505   503   501

                              DECK 4

                                                                                                     418 416 414 412 410      408 406 404 402

                                 LA VERANDA

                                                                                   LIBRARY           419 417 415 413 411 409 407 405 403 401

                              DECK 3

              MARINA ACCESS
                                                                                                     316 314 312 310 308      306 304 302                 HOSP.


                                              LE SALON                                 LA BOUTIQUE
                                                                                                     319 317 315 313 311 309 307 305 303 301

                              DECK 2


                  SHIP SPECIFICATIONS
                  Built: 1998;                                                                                      Air Conditioned: Yes
                  renovated in 2012                                                                                 Elevator: Yes
                  Length: 330 ft.                                                                                   Number of Guests: 90
                  Draft: 12 ft.                                                                                     Crew Members: 54
                  Beam: 46 ft.                                                                                      Registry: Bahamas
                  Tonnage: 3,500 tons                                                                               Crew Nationality: International
                  Cruising Speed: 14 knots                                                                          Internet: Send / Receive
Dear National Trust Traveler:
Join us for a taste of paradise on this six-night, small ship cruise that includes a full transit of the Panama Canal,
plus two-night stays in both Panama City and San José, Costa Rica. In Panama City, you’ll visit the new Biomuseum
designed by architect Frank Gehry, the ruins of Old Panama and its colorful historic quarter, Casco Viejo. Aboard
ship, you’ll experience a full transit of the Panama Canal with commentary from an onboard guide and then sail
through aqua waters to enjoy a mix of blissful swims and snorkeling – as well as hikes ashore through rainforest
preserves to learn about their ecosystems and wildlife. In Panama’s Darien Province, you’ll visit a village far removed
from the conveniences of modern life, where homes and traditions remain largely unchanged from those of their
ancestors. Then explore Costa Rica’s cultural heritage in San José, visit a coffee plantation and see soaring waterfalls
and over 100 protected animal species in a rainforest eco-park. Don’t miss out – reserve space today.

Scott Gerloff, Director
National Trust Tours

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revitalizing America’s communities. For more information, visit the Trust’s website at

                  National Trust Tours Reservation Form: The Panama Canal & Costa Rica
                       A deposit of $1,100 per person and final payment may be made by credit card or personal check.
q Payment by credit card* – Deposit: Please call National Trust Tours directly toll-free at 888-484-8785.
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    Tours, P.O. Box 418530, Boston, MA 02241-8530. Balance Due: Please mail a check made payable to Tauck, Inc. to: Tauck Educational
    Travel, 10 Norden Place, Norwalk, CT 06855.

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has read the schedule of activities for Panama Canal & Costa Rica, February 4– 14, 2013, and agrees that their signature below
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Terms & Conditions
Inclusive:                                                                                                                                      STANDARD
Accommodations – All accommodations are included with private baths. Two-bedded rooms are                                                      U.S. POSTAGE
reserved in most hotels. Triples are usually two-bedded rooms plus a rollaway cot and are not
recommended for comfort; aboard ship, triples may include a sofa or an upper berth.
Gratuities Included – All appropriate gratuities for Tauck Directors, ship staff, luggage handling, bellmen,   1785 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, NW
doormen, dining room servers, housekeepers, local guides, and drivers are included.
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Not included in tour price:
Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour end point is not included. Airport tax and
departure taxes are not included.

Hotel Rooms before or after tour – Many guests prefer to make hotel arrangements before or after their
tour. As a service, Tauck will make reservations upon request.

Personal Expenses such as phone calls, room service, laundry, alcoholic and bar beverages, mineral
waters, soft drinks, airline excess luggage charges and other optional incidental extras are not included,
with the exception of bar and restaurant beverages aboard ship as detailed inside.

Luggage Responsibility – Although every effort is made to handle guests’ luggage carefully, we cannot
be responsible, assume liability, or accept claims for loss or damage to luggage and personal items.
It is important to have adequate insurance to cover these eventualities. Due to space limitations
aboard motor coaches, we ask that you limit your checked luggage to only one average-size suitcase
per person of about 50 lbs.

If you have to cancel / Cancellations and Refunds – Time of cancellation will be when notice is received
in writing by National Trust Tours. Cancellations result in costly charges from travel and hotel providers
charging penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings; therefore, cancellation penalties
do apply once monies are on a booking. Written cancellation 60 days plus prior to departure – loss of
$1,100 per person; 59 to 30 days prior to departure – loss of 50% of cost of cruise, not including
air (if applicable) per person; 29 to 1 day prior to departure – loss of 100% of cost of cruise, not
including air (if applicable) per person. Cancellation on day of departure or after tour departs – no
refund. Program reservations are not transferable. Cancellation of tour by our tour operator (except
in Extreme Circumstances) – full refund.

Please note: We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. Details will be sent upon
registration. Due to space limitations, this is abbreviated information. Please contact National Trust
Tours for complete terms and conditions.

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