Icons of South America & the Andean Coast - cruise & land journey

28 Days
Guayaquil to Panama City
From (CAD)
$ 27,978
Dates & Pricing

2023 Guayaquil > Panama City

A mesmerising medley of mountain, sea, and city

Embark on a journey of a lifetime as you explore one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet, landscapes of rainforest, lakes, tropical beaches, volcanoes, and regions bursting with exotic wildlife of every hue. Interact with the native tribes of the Amazon, breathe the sacred air of Machu Picchu and move to the city beats of Lima.
On your Eclipse voyage, explore some of the most fascinating archaeological sites, vibrant cultures, and brilliant cities along the South American coastline. And on land, indulge in an incredible showcase of evolution, the Galápagos Islands is an untouched utopia bursting with unique flora and fauna. On your four-day cruise to the land that served as Darwin’s muse for ‘Origin of the Species’, you will encounter wildlife you won’t see anywhere else, including Blue-footed boobies, multi-coloured crustaceans, and the famous Galápagos giant tortoise. On your Amazon cruise, explore the ‘lungs of the planet’ with an expert naturalist and enjoy the rare opportunity of meeting native Amazonian tribes.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OCE3
Duration:
28 days
Departure City:
Guayaquil
Return City:
Panama City

28 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Guayaquil, Ecuador

    A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with an overnight Special Stay. Your haven of luxury in the centre of this busy port city offers the perfect place to relax before your adventure begins. 

  2. Day 2 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Settle into your air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows on board the stylish Santa Cruz II, your home for the next four nights. Over the coming days, on a range of included shore excursions, you will see a rich variety of landscapes, marine and land animals, and colourful birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. This afternoon, join naturalist guides for your first excursion to the islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Galápagos Islands

    Each day a new discovery awaits as you search for the ‘Big 15’, the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago. You will take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by expert naturalist guides and enjoy opportunities to snorkel and kayak. Depending on the season, you’ll witness different species of birds including the unusual blue-footed boobies and their tap-dancing mating ritual. Enjoy close encounters with the inquisitive Galápagos sea lion and discover the slow-moving Galápagos giant tortoise. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Galápagos Islands

    Continue to cruise the Galápagos Islands. Each day a new discovery awaits as you search for the ‘Big 15’, the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Galápagos Islands

    Continue to cruise the Galápagos Islands. Each day a new discovery awaits as you search for the ‘Big 15’, the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Galápagos Islands > Lima, Peru

    Bid farewell to the crew and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Lima > Amazon

    Fly to Iquitos and settle into your oversized suite on board Delfin III, your luxurious floating hotel for the next four nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Amazon Cruise

    Each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region. You will explore remote Amazon River tributaries, spot monkeys and birds while walking along a jungle trail, visit local villages and schools and meet with native Amazonians. Board the skiffs and cruise along the waterways, or go onshore for excursions through the jungle led by knowledgeable naturalist guides. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Amazon Cruise

    Cruise the Amazon. Each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Amazon Cruise

    Cruise the Amazon. Each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Amazon > Lima

    Bid farewell to the crew and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley to the small village of Urubamba, for your three-night stay. The relaxed touring pace allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca empire. 

    Sundowners

    Share stories with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians 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 ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see Moray ruins and the Incan saltpans. 

    This afternoon, 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, Lunch

  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

  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. 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. Uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed site, including Korichancha and the ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress. 

    Enrich

    Visit a community supported by Scenic. Meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle. 

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose to dine at Inti Raymi or Cicciolina restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Cuzco

    Freechoice

    Explore the fascinating San Pedro food markets with a local guide followed by a cooking class. Alternatively, discover the picturesque San Blas artisan quarter on a walking tour.

    Enrich

    Join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner this evening. A cosmopolitan and cutting-edge gastronomic presentation awaits; formed from the most exquisite flavours, colours, textures and aromas of local ingredients from different parts of Peru at the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cuzco.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Cuzco > Lima

    Fly to Lima and transfer to your elegant hotel, for an overnight stay.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Lima

    Bid farewell to your Tour Director and fellow travellers and as you transfer to Callao 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 luxurious cruise. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Isla Guañape

    Lying off the Pacific Ocean coast of Peru, this chain of four islands is a wildlife refuge protected by Peru's National Reserve System of Guano Islands, Isles and Capes. Isla Guañape was once harvested for the rich fertilising properties of guano found here. You’ll get the chance to witness the abundant native wildlife including inquisitive southern sea lions, mischievous Humboldt penguins, Guanay cormorant and blue-footed boobies.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Salaverry

    Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, and picturesque Trujillo, and home to colonial mansions and magical ruins. Explore ancient cultures at the incredible ruins and archaeological treasures of the Mochicas and Chimu civilisations. UNESCO World Heritage Site Chan is the largest earthen city of pre-Columbian America, one of the finest examples of mud cities in the world. The 16th century Spanish conquerors bestowed the city with a colonial charm, bedecked with old churches and picturesque courtyards.

    Freechoice

    Discover the sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan.  

    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

  23. Day 23 - At Sea

    A day at sea. Today, take the time to indulge yourself in the ship’s many 6-star amenities. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Manta, Ecuador

    Located on Ecuador’s central Pacific coast, Manta offers beautiful seascapes, fascinating history and culture. Once a trading hub between the Incas and the Mayas, it is now famous for the export of Panama hats and tuna fishing.

    Freechoice

    Choose to experience a rainforest walk in the Pacoche rainforest, or visit a fisherman village and a famous Panama hat factory. Alternatively, learn how cacao beans are grown and cultivated and the chocolate making process during a plantation tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - At Sea

    Enjoy a day of relaxation and rejuvenation on board your Discovery Yacht. Take a cooking or tasting class in Scenic Epicure, or revitalise your body and mind with a yoga or Pilates class. Take your palate on a journey of discovery at the extensive range of dining venues or have your butler serve you in-suite.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Utría 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

    Kayak the calm waters of Utría and witness the great wealth of bird and other animal life in this rich habitat. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Darién National Park, Panama

    Uncover World Heritage-listed Darién National Park one of the most important heritage sites in central America. A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches and mangroves. A plethora of wildlife awaits as even endangered species of Night Monkey, Spotted Paca and Guatemalan Black Howler call these tropical forests home. Darien National Park remains one of the few examples of protected areas co-inhabited by humans in the world.  Journey into the lives of the Embera Indian Tribe and learn of their traditions and lifestyle during this cultural encounter.  

    Discovery

    Kayak or stand up paddleboard along the coast of the Darién Jungle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Fuerte Amador (Panama City)

    Your cruise ends this morning as disembark and fly home, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Sundowners event
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

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