HELENA, Ala., Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Expeditions, a pioneer in upscale experiential adventure, is offering travelers a $500 per person air credit on the December 21, 2018 Costa Rica to Panama Cruise. This new journey aboard the deluxe yacht Variety Voyager features stops in seven wildlife hotspots along the Pacific coast. Solo travelers can take advantage of cabins with no single supplement fees.

Alongside a field staff which includes two naturalists, travelers explore famed national parks, including Soberania, home to over 530 species of birds and 105 species of mammals, as well as the remote Darien, one of Central America's most ecologically diverse areas. Guests also slip beneath the waves to swim and snorkel in protected waters in the Pearl Islands and Restingue Island, exploring coral reefs, which are home to four species of sea turtles, rays and moray eels. Travelers also sample the regions’ ancient and modern history during excursions to an Emberá village, Fort San Lorenzo and newly expanded Panama Canal.

"As a nut when it comes to the tropical rainforest, I loved that we spent so much time in the forest hiking, and the swimming and snorkeling was a great way to mix in beach time,” said Anna Voeks, who traveled on International Expeditions’ Costa Rica to Panama pilot program in February 2018. “The extent of wildlife that we saw was thrilling and the guides were beyond superlatives."

Pricing for the Costa Rica to Panama expedition cruise starts at $5,799, and includes pre- and post-cruise accommodations; all excursions; snorkeling equipment; all onboard meals and group meals ashore; all entrance fees; arrival and departure transfers; and some tips.

For more information on International Expeditions, please visit www.IEtravel.com or call 800-633-4734.


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About International Expeditions
Celebrating 38 years of nature travel, International Expeditions specializes in small-ship voyages and escorted journeys to more than 20 countries worldwide. Hosted by knowledgeable local naturalists, International Expeditions’ travelers survey the habitats, cultures, cuisine and traditional lore of Earth’s most exhilarating destinations. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, IE is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits.

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Emily Harley
International Expeditions
205-565-2160
emily.harley@ietravel.com