Panama and Colombia Discovery

From Cartagena to Lima, cruise along the Central & South American coastline & transit the Panama Canal - an awe-inspiring experience you will never forget.

10 Days
Cartagena to Lima
From (NZD)
$ 11,710
Dates & Pricing

2019 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 breathtaking. 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:
301C
Duration:
10 days
Departure City:
Cartagena
Return City:
Lima

10 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - 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. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - San Blas Islands

    Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago, home to the Kuna people and surrounded by pristine sandy beaches dotted with coconut palms, crystal clear waters and coral reefs swarming with marine life.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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 77 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

  4. Day 4 - 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.

    Venture up the Mogue River to find the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of their village. Learn about their traditions and lifestyle, while interacting with the local people. See some of the local dances and craftsmanship. Try to spot some of the rare, endangered species endemic to the park including the Black-headed Spider Monkey, the Capybara and American Crocodile.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Utria

    The Utría National Natural Park is home to an abundance of marine wildlife and mangroves. The beauty of its landscapes, the excellent condition of its ecosystems and its great cultural wealth, are all part of the unique heritage of the Pacific Region of northern Colombia.

    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

  6. Day 6 - At sea

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Salaverry

    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 or, visit the cafeteria House Deza and see a Marinera Show.

    Enrich

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

    This evening there is time to discover the ambience of Trujillo at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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 including Humboldt penguins, pelicans and boobies.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Lima (Callao)

    Lima signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features:
  • Only 228 guests on board
  • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Scenic Epicure culinary program
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Discovery Leaders / Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Engaging education and entertainment program
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Explore by night with late departures
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

Pricing & Availability