Panama Canal & Costa Rica | February 5 - 13, 2020

Panama Canal

Experience some of the Earth’s most pristine ecosystems in the rainforests, islands, and archipelagos of Panamá and Costa Rica. Explore the heart of Panamá City’s UNESCO World Heritage‑designated Casco Antiguo—the city’s old town—and tour acclaimed architect Frank Gehry’s only design in Latin America, Panamá City’s Biodiversity Museum. Visit the stunning and biodiverse Manuel Antonio National Park, where expert naturalists will lead you on a trail walk through an ecosystem of rare species, including the scarlet macaw and fiery-billed aracari.

Cruise aboard the specially-chartered, Five‑Star Le Dumont-d’Urville, launched in 2019 and featuring the extraordinary Blue Eye, the world’s first multisensory Observation Lounge. This sophisticated small ship offers only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony. Dock in small ports of call inaccessible to larger vessels, enjoy enriching excursions led by experienced onboard naturalists and receive personal, attentive service.

Space is limited and will be shared with participants from cosponsoring associations. Please contact the Alumni Travel Study Program at 866-325-8664 or travelstudy@columbia.edu for more details and to book now while choice accommodations are available.