Date: Sun, October 20, 2024 - Sun, October 27, 2024

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $5,832 per person

Activity Level: Active

Region: Central America & the Caribbean

Arrangements: Lindblad Expeditions

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Transit the Panama Canal aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest to discover an astonishing trove of natural and cultural treasures as you navigate the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia. Enjoy an active eight-day expedition visiting the Smithsonian Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island— kayaking through rarely-visited inlets, walking along pristine beaches, and hiking dense jungles. Colombia is home to the most biodiverse rainforests on Earth with almost 1,900 bird species and 450 mammals, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to encounter local wildlife. Plus, with a certified photo instructor on board, you’ll go home with some amazing photos. Experience the diverse heritage of stunning cities and remote towns and immerse yourself in Panamanian and Colombian cultures. We’ll disembark to take in the Arabian-influenced architecture of Santa Cruz de Lorica, see the bustling shores of Santa Cruz del Islote—the most densely populated island in the world, and meet the indigenous inhabitants of a secluded Panamanian archipelago where age-old traditions remain part of everyday life.

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Dr. Bruce Jentleson P'15

William Preston Few Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science

Mode of Travel

Ocean Cruise