Panama & Colombia Discovery with Highlights of Peru

20 Days
Cartagena to Lima
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$ 11,968
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2021 Cartagena > Lima

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.
There isn’t a country in South America more complex and fascinating than Peru. From ancient Incan civilisations and the legacy of the conquistadors to the impressive valleys and peaks of the Andes, you’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time in this intriguing country. 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. Delve into Peru’s Sacred Valley and discover the culture, arts and cuisine of the many remarkable communities that make the valley their home. Archaeology buffs will be in their element, with plenty of ruins to explore including the World Heritage-listed Incan site of Machu Picchu before the delights of the charming city of Cuzco are revealed. There’s an abundance of included activities from community visits, local market explorations and fascinating museums to exploring ancient sites. This itinerary is at the perfect pace to relax and explore this destination before or after cruising in all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OCL3
Duration:
20 days
Departure City:
Cartagena
Return City:
Lima

Selected Itinerary

20 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Cartagena, Colombia

    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: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  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 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

  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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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

  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. 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

  7. Day 7 - At sea

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - Lima

    Lima signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast continue your journey into wonder with a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Lima

    Discover the highlights and the hidden gems of Lima, on this cosmopolitan adventure. The marvellous and well-restored colonial architecture is only the beginning.  Your expert local guide will show you the must-sees and hidden gems of this former capital of the Spanish conquistadors. Beyond baroque balconies lie secret treasures from the age-old library and bone patchworks of the city’s famous monastery.

    Enrich

    Discover one of the world’s most exquisite private art collections comprised by masterpieces of vice-regal art guided by the owners themselves. The Barbosa-Stern Collection has a remarkable number of paintings, sculptures, silverware and art objects from the mid-16th century that are not open to the general public, though permanently available to researchers and art historians for academic purposes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Lima > Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley for your three night stay. Your relaxing stay in the Sacred Valley allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca empire.

    Sundowners

    Witness a private music performance complemented with a light tapas style dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Sacred Valley

    Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. Enjoy a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari, where you will learn about the daily life, traditions and work of the locals during a weaving demonstration. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the charming village of Urubamba.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  14. Day 14 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

    Tour the impressive ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see the ruins of Moray and the Incan salt

    This evening delight in an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked in five different ways over an open flame, with ingredients grown in Tambo’s own organic garden.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

    Travel through picturesque fields on your Vistadome rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend time at the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, relax at your charming hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

    Learn how to make two of the country’s signature offerings: ceviche and pisco sours, during a cooking demonstration. After a day at leisure, marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your luxurious rail journey through the Andes on board the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel, in the heart of the historic centre. Your three night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Cuzco

    The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. On your walking tour, you will uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site. Your final stop will be the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

    Enrich

    Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and pupils.

    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight sample elegant à la carte dining at the Inti Raymi restaurant, or dine on a menu showcasing delicious fusion cuisine in the Cicciolina restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Cuzco

    Freechoice

    Take in San Pedro food markets and a cooking class, or enjoy a walking tour of San Blas.

    Enrich

    Join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner this evening. Candlelight, live music, first class service and the magnificent glow of the precious metals displayed in the Gold Room of the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cusco, are brought together to create a memorable experience. Enjoy a cosmopolitan and cutting edge gastronomic presentation formed from the exquisite flavours, colours, textures and aromas of local ingredients from different parts of Peru.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Cuzco > Lima

    Fly to Lima.

    Enrich

    Discover one of the world’s most exquisite private art collections at the Barbosa-Stern Collection. The 16th- century collection is not open to the general public, though permanently available to researchers and art historians for academic purposes.

    Continue to your hotel for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Lima

    Say farewell as you transfer to the airport, taking a lifetime of memories with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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