Colombia Experience with Panama & Colombia Discovery

18 Days
Bogota to Callao (Lima)
From (USD)
$ 12,440
Dates & Pricing

2021 Bogota > Callao (Lima)

Colombian treasures revealed

Discover fascinating Colombia and its various facets its difficult past to its beautiful present that have made the country a most intriguing destination. 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.
Discover the cosmopolitan capital Bogotá, then explore the colonial gems of Cartagena and Medellín and the lush landscapes of the ‘black gold’ of the coffee region nestled at the foothills of the Andes as you spend nine unforgettable days journeying through Colombia. Immerse yourself in the coffee legacy of Pereira, explore the harsh past of Medellín and finally, lose yourself in the intriguing history and captivating architecture of Cartagena. 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:
OCC3
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Bogota
Return City:
Callao (Lima)

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bogotá

    Arrive in Bogotá, the lively, cosmopolitan capital of Colombia cradled by the Andean mountains. Situated in the heart of the exclusive La Cabrera district, your two night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bogotá

    A day of exploration awaits as you walk through the authentic Paloquemao fresh produce market where your local guide will point out local delicacies and specialities. Explore the historic centre of La Candelaria, walk the cobblestone streets and enter the Museo de Oro, housing an impressive display of more than 55,000 golden artefacts.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bogotá > Pereira

    Fly to Pereira for your three night Special Stay. Over the next three days explore this important coffee producing region in the foothills of the Andes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Pereira

    Explore this picturesque region visiting traditional villages set amongst spectacular landscapes. At Filandia village, walk the streets and see the quaint artisan stores. In Cocora Valley, admire the stunning landscapes and see Colombia’s national symbol, the Wax Palm Tree. Discover original colonial architecture in Salento.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Pereira

    Climb high into the hills and learn about coffee in all its stages. Enjoy a hands on experience from sorting, roasting, grinding and brewing. Be welcomed into the homes of local families; taste home-made beverages from produce in their gardens and experience a unique taste of Colombian life.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Pereira > Medellín

    Visit a local Finca and sample home-grown produce and see a private orchid collection. In Medellín, stay for two nights at your boutique hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Medellín

    Known as the City of Eternal Spring, Medellín is a vibrant city brimming with civic pride, arts and innovation. With an economy that is among the fastest growing on the continent, it is one of the great success stories of Latin America.

    Freechoice

    Learn about the incredible social transformation of the city since the death of Pablo Escobar, or admire some of the best street-art murals in the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Medellín > Cartagena

    Welcome to the charming city of Cartagena, founded in 1533 and one of South America’s best preserved colonial cities. Discover Cartagena’s rich history and colonial architecture on your walking tour.
    Enter the haunting Palace of the Inquisition and the Santo Domingo Church. At Castillo de San Felipe discover its intriguing history as the guardian of the city. Your one-night Special Stay is at the luxurious Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena.

    Enrich

    Marvel at the city by night on a horse and carriage ride and sample delicious Colombian specialities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Cartagena

    Say farewell to Colombia as you transfer to the luxurious Scenic Eclipse 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

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - At sea

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - Callao, Lima

    Lima signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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