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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Cuba to Colombia

Explore Cuba's colonial treasures and fascinating culture, discover the remote San Blas Islands and learn about coffee cultivation in the Colombian hills on this luxury Central America cruise holiday. Includes hotel stays in Havana, Medellin, Pereira and Bogota, return flights from the UK, shore excursions, complimentary drinks, gratuities and the chance to enjoy thrilling submarine and helicopter excursions

Fly Cruise
21 nights from £8675pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Havana
  • Havana
  • Cienfuegos
  • Maria la Gorda
  • Bogota
  • Tortuguero

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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FREE private door-to-door transfers! Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius, subject to availability. Offer ends 31 May 2019

Cuba to Colombia Special Offer

Discover Cuba's long history and colourful culture on this luxury cruise holiday calling at the remote Isla de Providencia and Panama’s San Blas archipelago before arriving in Colombia for a tour of the country's coffee plantations and historic cities.

In magical Cuba 1950s vintage cars stand meticulously preserved against a backdrop of crumbling colonial architecture. Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Havana then board your luxury ship Scenic Eclipse. Explore Cuba's capital city in a traditional 1950s car then visit the biosphere reserve of Guanahacabibes and the stunning beaches of Maria la Gorda. In Cienfuegos enjoy a moving gospel choir performance at the historic Teatro Tomas Terry, visit a local artist's studio and discover the Botanical Garden. Explore Colombia's remote Isla de Providencia on a snorkelling trip or a hiking excursion then visit Puerto Limon's Jaguar Rescue Centre and Sloth Sanctuary, tour the Tortuguero Canals or visit a banana and coffee plantation. Discover the coast of Panama with a stop in Portobelo then snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the San Blas Islands before arriving in the historic city of Cartagena.

In Medellin a 2-night hotel stay allows plenty of time to learn about the city's incredible social transformation since the death of Pablo Escobar. A 3-night Special Stay in Pereira offers the chance to learn about coffee production in the country, with a visit to a local finca, and a hands-on experience where you will learn about roasting, grinding and brewing coffee beans. In Bogota visit a colourful local market, walk the cobbled La Candelaria historic centre and visit the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral.

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Cuba to Colombia Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Havana (Cuba)

Fly from the UK overnight to Havana. Regional airports are available on request.

Day 2 - Havana

Welcome to Havana. You will be picked up and transferred to a luxurious hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3 - Havana

Your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting from your crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening as you are entertained by a performance of Cuban music and dance. (B,D)

Day 4 - Havana

Havana is a fascinating city with a faded façade that is the perfect start to your cruise. Take a walking tour of Old Havana, follow in the footsteps of Hemingway or visit the house of the artist Fuster. Alternatively, learn about the Cuban staples of rum and cigars or take a ride in a 1950's vintage car on a panoramic tour of the city. Perhaps take a Scenic Discovery bicycle tour. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Maria la Gorda

Today visit the World Heritage-listed biosphere reserve of Peninsula de Guanahacabibes and the stunning beaches of Maria La Gorda. Take a walking tour of the national park or take a bird watching tour. Alternatively explore the nearby pristine Cabo Saint Antonio National Park. Perhaps take a Scenic Discovery excursion hiking in the national park or a kayak excursion along the coastline. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cienfuegos

Founded by French emigrees, Cienfuegos is known as the Pearl of the South. This evening at the historical Teatro Tomas Terry witness a moving gospel choir performance. With an overnight stay you will have plenty of time to experience the charms of this small city and discover the local music scene. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Cienfuegos

Visit a local artist's studio and witness some entertaining street performers. Take a walking tour of the historic centre or discover Jardin Botanico. Alternatively, visit Playa Giron and the museum for the Bay of Pigs skirmish. Perhaps take a Scenic Discovery bicycle tour of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - At sea

Relax on board or take a class in Scenic Epicure. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Isla de Providencia (Colombia)

Take a tour of the island; hike to the top of Morgan's Head; snorkel nearby Crab Cay and its pristine waters or snorkel the coastline and secluded bays of the island. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Puerto Limón (Costa Rica)

Explore the Veragua Rainforest or visit the Jaguar Rescue Centre and the Sloth Sanctuary. Alternatively, take a highlights tour including the Tortuguero Canals or visit a banana and coffee plantation. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Portobelo (Panama)

Portobelo on the coast of Panama was an important port during the time of the Spanish conquistadors. Travel on the Trans Isthmus Railway to visit the Museum of the Canal or explore the World Heritage-listed ruins of Fort San Lorenzo. Alternatively tour the World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo historic centre. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - San Blas Islands

Spend the day relaxing in this archipelago, home to the Guna people and surrounded by crystal clear water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms. Scenic Discovery excursions are available including snorkelling, paddling by kayak and relaxing on a beach with a chef-prepared picnic. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Cartagena (Colombia) - Medellin

Bid farewell as you disembark Scenic Eclipse and fly to Medellin for a 2-night hotel stay. Enjoy a highlight dinner at Andres Carne de Res. (B,D)

Day 14 - Medellin

Learn about Medellin's incredible social transformation since the death of Pablo Escobar, or visit Botero Square and Pies Descalzos Park then take a cable car ride to Santo Domingo. (B,L)

Day 15 - Medellín - Pereira

Over the next three days explore this important coffee-producing region in the foothills of the Andes. Visit a local Finca, sample home-grown produce and see a private orchid collection. Enjoy a three night Special Stay. (B,L,D)

Day 16 - Pereira

Explore this picturesque region by visiting traditional villages set amongst spectacular landscapes. At Filandia village, walk the streets and see the quaint artisan stores. In the Cocora Valley, see Colombia's national symbol, the Wax Palm Tree, and in Salento discover the original colonial architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 17 - Pereira

Climb high into the hills and learn about coffee in a hands-on experience, from roasting and grinding to brewing. Be welcomed into the homes of local families and taste home-made beverages using produce from their gardens. (B,L,D)

Day 18 - Bogota

Fly to Bogota, Colombia's cosmopolitan capital, cradled by the Andean mountains. Situated in the heart of the exclusive La Cabrera district, your 2-night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight. Visit the Paloquemao fresh produce market where your local guide will point out local delicacies and specialities. Walk the cobblestone streets of the La Candelaria historic centre and enter the impressive Museo del Oro. (B)

Day 19 - Bogota

Discover the Spanish Colonial Centre of Zipaquira home to the underground Zipaquira Salt Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a farewell to Colombia dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 20 - Bogota - UK

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight home. (B)

Day 21 - Arrive UK

Welcome home.

Price Includes

  • 10-night all-inclusive cruise
  • 1-night hotel stay in Havana
  • 2-night hotel stay in Medellin, Colombia
  • 3-night hotel stay in Pereira, Colombia
  • 1-night hotel stay in Bogota
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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