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Sea turtle photographed by an UnCruise traveler snorkeling in Panama (Destination: Latin America)

Latin America

7- and 10-night small boat adventures explore the coasts, jungles, and islands of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Belize, and Guatemala.

Ocean, sky, or palms—painted with the brightest blues and greens. In Latin America, humidity soothes from the outside in. Howler monkeys and hummingbirds lure you along jungle hikes. Fragrant orchids creep out from mangroves. Villagers display their woven baskets. And strolls through ancient walled cities and sleepy coastal towns feel like a step back in time.

We had a wonderful time. This was our 2nd UnCruise adventure and we will be back.
— Jim & Holly C, Simpsonville, SC (Costa Rica & Panama)
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For 7 or 10 nights, snorkel in warm waters and hike your way through lush jungles on an itinerary that suits your style.  

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UnCruise guests paddle boarding in Panama


A skiff in the mangroves, kayak through the Chagres River, or hike in the Osa Peninsula means wilderness and wildlife are never far.

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Latin America wildlife: In the waters off Costa Rica, a pelican flies by one of the UnCruise Adventures small ships

Latin America Wildlife

Some of the most colorful wildlife—from scarlet macaws to spotted eagle rays—can be seen in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Panama, and Guatemala.

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Sail through paradise aboard the Safari Voyager—the most comfortable way to experience the Panama Canal.

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White-faced capuchin monkeys seen by UnCruise guests on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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UnCruise guests, crew, and expedition guides share their memories of magical moments in Latin America.

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Seasonal Variations

Where to go and when? Both the dry and the green seasons offer much to see in Latin America. While the green season is characterized by more rain, in rainforest environments, rain can happen in any season. The green season generally runs from May to December, but it’s more pronounced on the Pacific than the Caribbean side. The Caribbean coast, explored in our Colombia & Panama and Belize & Guatemala itineraries, experiences more year-round tropical showers. The result? Lush, green landscapes with average temperatures in the 70s and 80s. In any destination, rain is often a cooling respite from the heat. And because these five countries are so close to the equator—from 7 degrees to 17 degrees north—temperatures change very little from month to month.

A variety of wildlife sightings are possible any time of year, while some occur with the changing seasons. Wherever you adventure, this region is known as a migration crossroads. You never know what Mother Nature might have in store for you.

Chart showing the best months of the year for weather and wildlife watching in Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia
A sloth and its baby in the rain forest treetops

Masters of Disguise

When we start a walk through the rain forest, the first thing I say to our guests is “Keep your voice down so we can see and hear more things....”

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Latin America Image Gallery

View our images and get inspired to visit Costa Rica & Panama, Colombia & Panama, or Belize & Guatemala on an adventure cruise!

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Size Matters: Small-boat cruise offers close-up of Panama, Costa Rica

Size matters: Small-boat cruise offers close-up of Panama, Costa Rica

It was easy to forgive the scarlet macaws on a high branch making me feel severely under-dressed, and the spider monkeys tossing sticks at me... ​​​​
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