Panama & Colombia Discovery

13 Days
Cartagena to Lima
From (GBP)
£ 7,045
Dates & Pricing

2021 Cartagena > Lima

Great feats

Transiting the Panama Canal and gazing at its ever-changing vistas from the luxurious comfort of your verandah suite on board Scenic Eclipse is just one of the many inspiring experiences you’ll have during this discovery cruise along Central America’s coastline to Peru.
Tropical, verdant and buzzing with wildlife, the jungles and islands of Panama and Colombia are breath taking. Discover the unique marine and bird life and explore the coastlines by Zodiac, kayak and snorkelling. A highlight will be meeting the Embera and Guna communities and discovering the well-preserved pre-Colombian ruins of Chan Chan on the coast of Peru.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D31C
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Cartagena
Return City:
Lima

Selected Itinerary

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Cartagena

    Fly from the UK to Cartagena on an overnight flight. Regional airports available on request.

  2. Day 2 - Cartagena

    On arrival you’ll be transferred to a luxurious hotel for an overnight stay. Regional airports are available on request.

  3. Day 3 - Cartagena

    Welcome to lively and colourful Cartagena where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - San Blas Islands, Panama

    Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago surrounded by clear water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Panama Canal

    One of life’s great experiences is to transit the Panama Canal, one of the world’s key strategic artificial waterways. From Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean, the full day journey through the Isthmus of Panama is 65 kilometres long and will take you through three locks where Scenic Eclipse will descend 27 metres. Enjoy this experience from any vantage point on board Scenic Eclipse; from one of the viewing decks to the privacy of your suite’s verandah, it is sure to be a memorable experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Darién National Park

    World Heritage-listed Darién National Park is only accessible by water on a small ship. A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches and mangroves, and is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Utria National Park, Colombia

    Located off the coast of Colombia, this tiny World Heritage-listed atoll has been transformed from a former island prison to a wildlife sanctuary. Onshore you will discover monkeys, caimans, a myriad of bird species including the blue-footed booby, the magnificent frigate birds and the endemic blue anole, the world’s only pure blue lizard. The deep blue waters and coral reefs around the island host an abundance of marine life, from inquisitive dolphins and porpoises to the majestic sperm whales.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Choose to experience a mangrove swamp on walkways that wind through this fragile ecosystem, or visit Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to explore one of the white beaches of the Colombian Pacific coast at your leisure.

    Discovery

    Venture into the rainforest with a local guide to see an amazing wealth of plant and animal life, or kayak the calm waters of Utria and witness the great wealth of bird and other animal life in this rich habitat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy. Take a cooking or tasting class in Scenic Epicure or a yoga or Pilates class. Allow your palate to be delighted by the extensive range of dining venues or allow your butler to serve you in-suite. Daily entertainment or some quiet time in the Observatory Lounge, all this and more is at your fingertips.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At sea

    A day at sea. Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Salaverry, Peru

    Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, picturesque Trujillo and the amazing ruins of Chan Chan the largest earthen city of pre-Columbian America.

    Freechoice

    Discover the sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan. Alternatively, choose to tour the charming colonial city of Trujillo and the Archaeological Museum.

    Enrich

    Be amazed with the grace of the Peruvian Paso horse in a charming display of these beautiful and authentic animals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Salaverry > Isla Guanape

    Lying off the Pacific Ocean coast of Peru, this small island chain is a wildlife refuge and home to large colonies of inquisitive Southern sea lions and hundreds of seabirds.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Callao, Lima > UK

    Lima signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures. Transfers to the airport for your return overnight flight back to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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