Coastal Adventure: Costa Rica to Peru with Highlights of Peru

21 Days
San Jose to Lima
From (CAD)
$ 22,265
Dates & Pricing

2020 San Jose > Lima

Explore one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet; landscapes of rainforest lakes, tropical beaches, volcanoes and an impressive variety of wildlife. 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.
On this voyage, we will take you to explore some of the most fascinating archaeological sites, vibrant cultures and brilliant cities along the South American coastline from Costa Rica to Peru that will make this voyage truly unforgettable. 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:
OCL4
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
San Jose
Return City:
Lima

Selected Itinerary

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - San José > Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    Board Scenic Eclipse, your home away from home, in the early afternoon to explore beautiful Costa Rica and Panama.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Isla Tortugas > Curú National Park

    This morning, you awake in a tropical paradise, Isla Tortugas. Remote and pristine, it will ease you gently into your Costa Rica adventure.
    On arrival to Curú National Park, visit the Curú Wildlife Refuge. Be introduced to a variety of wildlife that thrives here, including up to 200 species of birds, capuchin and howler monkeys as well as sloths and anteaters.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Quepos

    Whether a wildlife lover, thrill seeker or budding chef, today we have an array of activities that will suit you.

    Freechoice

    Take a boat ride through the mangroves and learn about this a unique and fragile ecosystem, or join a guide through the trails of the Extravaganza Rainforest. Experience a fun and informative tour of local cuisine, or if you would like some adventure, fly through the tree tops of the Titi Canopy or have surf lessons in Manuel Antonio Beach.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At Sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate.  Why not choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or try one of the therapy lounges in Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Darién National Park, Panama

    Darién National Park is one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites in Central America and 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 and sandy beaches to mangroves. It is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Utria National Park, Colombia

    Sitting on Colombia’s Pacific coast is the lush tract of Utría National Park. From coral reefs and mangroves in the marine realm, to tropical rainforest and rocky beaches where sea turtles come to lay their eggs, few places in the world encompass the diversity of Utría’s ecosystems.
    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

  7. Day 7 - At Sea

    Relaxation beckons with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Isla de la Plata, Ecuador

    Isla de la Plata is a small island off Ecuador’s central coast. Part of Machalilla National Park, the uninhabited island features beaches, headlands and shrub land. It’s known for its many marine birds, like the blue-footed and masked boobies..

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    The relaxation continues. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or tempt your palate with a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Salaverry, Peru

    Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, picturesque Trujillo and the amazing ruins of Chan Chan.

    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 and elegance of the Peruvian Paso horse in a charming display of these beautiful and authentic animals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. 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 seas lions and hundreds of seabirds.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Lima

    Your cruise ends this morning in Callao (Lima) as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - Sacred Valley

    Freechoice

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

    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

  16. Day 16 - 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 in your charming hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - Cuzco > Lima

    Fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  21. Day 21 - Lima

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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