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					                                                                                                                                                                                   Option—Fishing on Gatun Lake: Enjoy




                                                                                                                        Ginger Arnold
                                                                                                                                                                                   a guided fishing excursion on Gatun
                                                                                                                                                                                   Lake. Price: $119 per person.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Day 5—Portobelo/Panama Rail:
                                                                                                                                                                                   Today we’ll drive to Portobelo for a
                                                                                                                                                                                   tour of the preserved Spanish forts
                                                                                                                                                                                   and churches. We’ll explore Fort San
                                                                                                                                                                                   Geronimo and Fort Santiago de la
                                                                                                                                                                                   Gloria, and then the Church of San
                                                                                                                                                                                   Felipe. This 19th-century church’s
                                                                                                                                                                                   most famous relic is a carving of                                                                          Enjoy the many sights and sounds of your exciting
                                                                                                                                                                                   Jesus which, because of its dark wood,       where you can enjoy a walk along                              daytime cruise through the Panama Canal.
                                                                                                                                                                                   is known as “The Black Christ.”              charming cobblestone streets. Meals
                                                                                                                                                                                      We’ll enjoy a Caribbean-inspired          included: B, L.                                               Day 8—Panama City/Houston:
                                                                                                                                                                                   lunch and then head for the railway                                                                        Today we’ll say goodbye to this en-
                                                                                                                                                                                   station in Colon for an unforgettable        Day 7—Chagres River:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chanting country and return home,
                                                                                                                                                                                   train ride. Enjoy the scenery as you relax   This morning we’ll travel to the shores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              where you’ll be eager to share your
                                                                                                                                                                                   in your elegant passenger coach. Meals       of Madden Lake where we’ll board mo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              incredible Panama Canal experiences.
                                                                                                                                                                                   included: B, L, D.                           torized dugout canoes for a ride along
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Meals included: B.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Chagres River and Alajuela Lake.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Day 6—Anton:                                                             Nicaragua
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We’ll meet the Embera Indians,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Today we’ll visit a sugarcane plantation     whose customs have not changed for                                    Tour Dates & Details
Cruise the Panama Canal, one of the seven modern wonders of the world.                                                                  See white colored Capuchin monkeys in      and a pineapple farm! You’ll sample          centuries. These delightful people live
                                                                                                                                        the rainforest.                                                                                                                                            Caribbean Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                   homemade sweets and juicy pineapple          under thatched roofs, cook over open                                                                              Atl
                                                                                                                                                                                   fresh from the field.                        fires and sleep in hammocks.                                              Portobelo Chagres                       Oc


Panama & the Panama Canal
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                                                                                                                                                                                      We’ll savor dinner at a local restau-        Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PANAMA Colon Panama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     River

                                                                                                                                                                                   rant in the Casco Viejo (Old Quarter),       Meals included: B, L, D.                                              La Chorrera   City

       Premier Features                                                   Day 1—Houston/Panama City:                                                                                ExTEnD YouR VACATIon Costa Rica • 5 Days/4 Nights • 9 Meals                                                                 Anton

                            LEBRATIN Meet your friendly World Wide Coun-
                                                                                                                                        Flamenco Island Marina on the Pacific                                                                                                                                                Gulf
                                                                                                                                                                                   Day 8—Panama City/San Jose,                  Day 12—San Jose/Houston:
 • Cruise the Panama Canal,Eone of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pacific                       of
                         C           try Tours representative in Houston be-
                                                                                                                                        Ocean side of Panama, our boat awaits
                                                                                                                                                                                         Costa Rica/Arenal Area:                Catch your return flight to Houston.
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      the modern wonders of the world.                                                                                                  us for a memorable full-day, full-length
                                                                          fore flying to Panama City. From your                         crossing of the Panama Canal.              Fly to San Jose and then visit Poas          Meals included: B.                                                high 88°/low 73° (January/February)
 • Watch as ships transit through                                         hotel on the Panama Canal, you’ll enjoy                          World Wide Country Tours guar-          Volcano National Park, a family-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Post-Tour Dates:     Jan. 26-30                                         high 90°/low 76° (March)
   Miraflores, Pedro Miguel and                                           spectacular views of the giant cargo                          antees a daytime crossing, so you          owned coffee plantation and Arenal             Feb. 9-13          Feb. 16-20
   Gatun locks with inches to spare.                                      ships and the Bridge of the Americas.                         won’t miss a thing! It will be an un-      Observatory Lodge. Meals included: L.          March 15-19        March 22-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   8 Days/7 Nights • 16 Meals
                                                                                                                                        forgettable experience as our boat is      Day 9—Arenal Area:                           Price Per Person: Double Single                                2012 Dates:              Jan. 19-26
 • Take a dugout canoe along                                              Day 2—Panama City:                                                                                                                                                                                                      February 2-9          February 9-16
   the Chagres River and visit a                                          Today we’ll explore the Canal Zone.                           raised and lowered through each of         Continue on to Ta-                                              $1,597 $1,825
                                                                                                                                        the locks on our way to the Atlantic.                                                   Depart: Panama City, Panama                                       March 8-15            March 15-22
   primitive Embera Indian village.                                       Then it’s on to the Panama Canal Ad-                                                                     bacon Hot Springs,                                                                                          Price Per Person:        Double Single
                                                                                                                                        Meals included: B, L.                      where you can re-                            Return: Houston, TX
                                                                          ministration Building where you’ll mar-
 • Experience life on a sugarcane                                         vel at the 360-degree murals depicting                                                                   lax in the naturally                         Post-Tour Hotel: $148/night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Land Tour:               $2,567 $3,165
   farm, as it was centuries ago.                                                                                                       Day 4—Melia Panama Canal:                                                                                                                              Airport transfers not included.
                                                                          the huge effort to build the canal.                                                                      heated pools and                             Accommodations:
                                                                                                                                        After a full breakfast at the Melia                                                     Days 8-10: Arenal Observatory Lodge,                           Air & Land Tour*: $2,867 $3,465
                                                                             Next, we’ll visit Old Panama, found-                       hotel, enjoy a day at leisure or you may   waterfalls.     Meals
                                                                                                                                                                                   included: B, L.                                         La Fortuna, or similar                              *From Houston Intercontinental Airport
                                                                          ed in 1519 by a Spanish conquistador,                         join one of the optional tours. Meals
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Day 11: Hotel Bougainvillea, San Jose                          Prices include government imposed air/
                                                                          for a guided tour of the ruins. You’ll                        included: B, D.
  C E L E B R AT I N G
                                                                          have time for shopping on your own.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Day 10—Arenal Area:                          Post-Tour: DoubleTree Hotel                                    departure taxes & fees, and airline fuel
                                                                                                                                        Option—Fort San Lorenzo & Chagres River    Today, ride on a cable car with your         Houston Intercontinental Airport                               surcharges at time of printing. See Terms
                                                                             Later, enjoy a presentation on the                                                                                                                                                                                & Conditions on website for further details.
                                                                                                                                        Nature Tour: From our excursion boats      naturalist on an ascent through the                Nicaragua
                                                                          canal’s history at Miraflores Locks’                                                                                                                                                               Caribbean Sea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $148/night
                                                                                                                                        you might see keel-billed toucans,         rain forest. Meals included: B, L.              Lake

      C E L E B R AT I N G
                                                                          diorama. From the observation plat-                                                                                                                              Tabacon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Arenal Hot Springs

                                                                                                                                        three-toed sloths and howler monkeys.                                                                                                                  Accommodations:
                                                                          form, you’ll watch in awe as ocean-                                                                      Day 11—San Jose:                                Arenal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arenal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Days 1-2 & 5-7: Country Inn & Suites,
                                                                          going ships are tendered through huge                         We’ll explore Fort San Lorenzo, a stone                                                             Volcano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Poás Volcano
                                                                                                                                                                                   On the way back to San Jose, stop at                                      National Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Panama City
                                                                          locks with only inches to spare. Meals                        Spanish fortress and UNESCO World                                                                                        San Jose
                                                                                                                                                                                   the Else Kientzler Botanical Garden                                  Doca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Estate                                 Days 3 & 4: Melia Panama Canal,
        C E L E B R AT I N G                                              included: B, L, D.                                            Heritage Site. Later, visit Fort Sherman                                                                                    COSTA
                                                                                                                                                                                   for a guided walk. This evening enjoy                                                                                   Colon
                                                                                                                                        Forest Reserve, where the U.S. military                                                                                      RICA                      Pre/Post-Tour: DoubleTree Hotel
Marvel at the intricate needlework of Kuna                                                                                                                                         your farewell dinner. Meals included:                                                             Panama
Indian women.                                                             Day 3—The Panama Canal:                                       once conducted jungle training. Price:
                                                                                                                                                                                   B, L, D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pacific Ocean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Houston Intercontinental Airport
                                                                          Get set for a once-in-a-lifetime thrill! At                   $129 per person
                                                                          Weekly Hot Deals: www.countrytours.com                                                                                                                                                                                          Call toll-free 1-800-344-6918

				
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