Los Angeles Times

Small-ship cruise

- — Anne Harnagel

Cruise the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Panama by transiting the Panama Canal on an eight-day AdventureS­mith tour that concludes in Cartagena, Colombia. In Panama, participan­ts can take a motorized canoe to meet the Embera of the Darién jungle as well as the Guna, one of the best preserved cultures of the Americas. In Colombia, they can look for toucans, parrots and howler and squirrel monkeys on a hike between Capurganá and Sapzurro and stroll through the narrow streets of Cartagena. Dates: Oct. 3-10, 10-17 and 17-24 Price: From $4,895 per person, double occupancy. Includes on-board meals and beverages, transfers and baggage handling, and admission fees to parks and preserves. Port taxes and internatio­nal airfare not included. Save $400 per person if booked by Nov. 15. Info: AdventureS­mith Exploratio­ns, (877) 6202875, bit.ly/panama colombiacr­uise

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