Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

South America and Panama Canal

Explore the untouched San Blas Islands, enjoy a daytime transit of the famous Panama Canal and discover an abundance of exotic flora and fauna in the breathtaking Utria National Park on this unique expedition on board HANSEATIC inspiration

Cruise Only
14 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • San Blas Islands
  • Panama Canal
  • Wildlife in the Gulf of San Miguel

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South America and Panama Canal Special Offer

Join HANSEATIC inspiration on this superb expedition to the remote islands and breathtaking scenery of Central and South America, with a transit of the fascinating Panama Canal.

Experience the white sandy beaches and azure waters of Islas los Roques and the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Discover UNESCO-listed Cartagena, home to architectural treasures including the grand San Felipe fortress, before cruising to the remote San Blas Islands to relax on the sandy beaches under swaying palm trees and snorkel in the turquoise waters.

Transit the famous Panama Canal, which links the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Learn about its construction and admire the dense jungle and wild mangrove forests, before discovering the green heart of Panama on a visit to the beautiful Gulf of San Miguel. Local boats will take you into the Darien jungle, home to an abundance of flora and fauna, and the indigenous Embera tribe. Explore the unspoiled rainforests of Utria National Park and discover the amazing wildlife of Lobos De Tierra, including sea lions, blue-footed boobies and Peruvian pelicans.

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South America and Panama Canal Itinerary

Day 1 - Bridgetown (Barbados)

Embark HANSEATIC inspiration in Bridgetown.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities during a day at sea.

Day 3 - Islas los Roques (Venezuela)

Cruise through this idyllic archipelago, renowned for its white sandy beaches and pure blue waters.

Day 4 - Kralendijk (Bonaire)

Pink flamingos contrast with beautiful white salt flats and turquoise coral reefs in Bonaire, where colourful houses line the picturesque boulevards.

Day 5 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - Cartagena (Colombia)

Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of South America's most beautiful cities. Its beautiful walled Old Town boasts charming cobblestone streets and spectacular 16th-century plazas.

Day 7 - San Blas Islands (Panama)

Relax on the white sandy beaches under swaying palm trees or swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters.

Day 8 - Panama Canal

A day time passage of the impressive Panama Canal is a highlight of this voyage. Go up on deck and admire stunning scenery, from vast grassland to dense jungle and untamed mangrove forests.

Day 9 - Gulf of San Miguel

Explore the heart of Panama on a visit to the picturesque Gulf of San Miguel. Board traditional boats and venture into the diverse Darien jungle, the largest continuous rainforest in central America. Meet the Embera tribe who inhabit remote forest villages and learn about their traditional way of life.

Day 10 - Utria National Park (Colombia)

Park rangers will guide you through the unspoiled rainforests of Utria National Park, where you will discover an abundance of exotic flora and fauna, from tropical birds to reptiles.

Days 11-12 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 13 - Isla Lobos de Tierra (Peru)

Explore the rocky island of Lobos De Tierra, home to an abundance of marine mammals and seabirds including sea lions, blue-footed boobies and Peruvian pelicans.

Day 14 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 15 - Callao

Disembark HANSEATIC inspiration in Callao.

A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 14 nights accommodation in your chosen cabin category, including all meals
  • All landings accompanied by the expedition team
  • Lectures from the expedition team
  • Fresh fruit and champagne in your cabin on arrival
  • Mini-bar supplied with soft drinks daily
  • All applicable taxes and duties

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can make these arrangements for you, please contact us for details
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