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Panama & Colombia Discovery

8 Day
Between Cartagena and Guayaquil
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Imagine the amazing experience of transiting the mighty Panama Canal in daylight hours. Now imagine witnessing it all from your luxurious suite’s verandah on board Scenic Eclipse. This is just one of the many extraordinary experiences you’ll have during this discovery cruise along Central America’s coast.

Fly over Panamanian Islands and jungle in our helicopters. Explore the unique marine and bird life of Isla de la Plata by submarine and discover the coastline of Colombia via Zodiac and kayak. A highlight will be meeting the Embera and Kuna people of Panama.

Begin in beautiful, World Heritage-listed Cartagena before exploring the pristine San Blas Islands, the Darién Jungle and extraordinary Utría National Park. Spend time on the incredibly unique Isla de la Plata before finishing your adventure in bustling Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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* From price is for a 09 Nov 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in USD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

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 flight to arrive by 12pm.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
San Blas Islands

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

This is a perfect location to soar above in a helicopter, explore the coral reefs by submarine or even take a scuba dive^.

Freechoice

Discovery excursions are available from snorkelling, paddling by kayak or riding the Zodiacs to relaxing on a pristine beach with a chef-prepared picnic.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 and see the ship descend 27 metres. You will 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 special experience. Enjoy a bird’s eye view on a helicopter excursion^. 
This evening explore the cobblestoned streets of Panama City’s World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Darién National Park

Darién National Park is one of the most important World Heritage-listed Sites in Central America and 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 to mangroves and is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans. Hop in a Zodiac and venture up the Mogue River to find the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of the jungle on their traditional boats. Spot some of the rare, endangered species endemic to the park including the Black-headed Spider Monkey, Capybara and American Crocodile. Soar over the jungle on a helicopter excursion^ for spectacular views.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Utría National Park

A spectacular day of discovery awaits at this remote national park on the Pacific Coast of Colombia. This protected area forms a unique connection between the humid tropical rainforest and the ocean swarming with marine life including migrating humpback whales.

Take the opportunity to soar over the jungle in a helicopter or see marine life from the submarine^. Experienced divers will relish the chance to explore by scuba^.

Freechoice

Choose to paddle in a kayak or jump in the Zodiacs to explore the coastal environs. Alternatively take a trek through the virgin rainforest or an easy walk along the raised wooden pathways through the mangrove swamps. You can choose to relax on the beach with a chef-prepared picnic and swim or snorkel in the calm waters of the bay.

Enrich

Witness the proud Afro-Pacific musical and dance heritage of the local El Valle residents in a private concert on the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Isla Gorgona

Lying off the coast of Colombia, this tiny atoll has transformed itself from an island prison to a wildlife sanctuary. Onshore you will discover monkeys, caimans, the colourful blue-footed booby and magnificent frigate bird and the endemic anole, the world’s only pure blue lizard. The deep blue waters around the island host an abundance of marine life.

Helicopter, submarine and scuba excursions available^.

Freechoice

Take a walk across the island discovering the fauna and flora or walk to Yundigua beach and snorkel in search of marine life. You can choose a Zodiac and snorkelling adventure in the deeper water offshore or kayak the coastline and bays of this small island.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
At sea

Relax on board your floating resort and perhaps indulge in a leisurely breakfast served on your private verandah by your butler.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Guayaquil

Your leisurely cruise of the biodiverse coastlines and islands of Central America ends as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise. Please book flight to depart after 3pm.

^ At additional expense

Meals included: Breakfast
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