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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays Celebrating its 20th Anniversary
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Panama Canal and Colombia Discovery

Enjoy a transit of the famous Panama Canal, meet the Embera and Guna communities, and visit Salaverry, gateway to the well-preserved pre-Colombian ruins of Chan Chan on this exciting voyage on board Scenic Eclipse. Includes hotel stay in Cartagena, thrilling Zodiac excursions and return flights from the UK

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Cartagena
  • Panama Canal
  • Chan Chan Ruins

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From dense jungle to incredible ruins, remote islands to feats of engineering, this expedition promises to be an adventure.

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in colourful Cartagena, before embarking Scenic Eclipse and setting sail to the beautiful San Blas Islands, surrounded by crystal clear water and coral reefs teeming with marine life. Continue to the Panama Canal, which promises to be a highlight of this voyage. Make sure you are up on deck as Scenic Eclipse navigates three locks on her descent to the Pacific Ocean.

World Heritage-listed Darien National Park is only accessible by water, and has a mixture of habitats, from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches and dense mangroves. Utria National Park is also World Heritage-listed and has been transformed form a former prison to an incredible wildlife sanctuary, home to monkeys, caimans and the endemic anole, the world's only pure blue lizard.

Salaverry in Peru is the gateway to picturesque Trujillo and the spectacular ruins of Chan Chan, the largest earthen city of pre-Columbian America, while Isla Guanape is a refuge for sea lions, penguins and pelicans.

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Panama & Colombia Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Cartagena (Colombia)

Fly from the UK to Cartagena

Day 2 - Cartagena

On arrival you’ll be transferred to a luxurious hotel for an overnight stay. Regional airports are available on request.

Day 3 - 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.

Day 4 - San Blas Islands (Panama)

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.

Day 5 - 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.

Day 6 - 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.

Day 7 - Utria

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 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 a possible glimpse of the majestic sperm whales.

Days 8-9 - 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.

Day 10 - 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.

Day 11 - 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.

Day 12 - Lima - UK

Lima signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 13 - Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigation reasons, the Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 9-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • 1-night hotel stay in Cartagena
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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