Cartagena, Colombia

Panama, Peru, Colombia & Brazil


Be immersed in warm Caribbean waters off pristine sand cays, chase butterflies in cloud forests, delve deep into mysterious mangrove stands and virgin rainforest then return to the ultra-luxury of your Scenic Eclipse Discovery Yacht, as you explore the top of South America. Add a land journey extension that takes you deep into the heart of your dream destination, from the wonders of Macchu Picchu to the wild spray of Iguazu Falls, or sipping the best brew in Columbia’s coffee capital.  
From Panama to Peru, Columbia to Brazil, our Discovery Team specialists will introduce you to local cultures that have arisen from the pre-Columbian era to the Incan Empire, the march of conquistadores to the festive music and street art of modern cities.

Relax on board your Discovery Yacht in Panama’s incomparable San Blas Islands, a heavenly archipelago of coral reefs and pristine beaches shaded by coconut palms, the perfect place to snorkel, paddle board or kayak with your Discovery guides. Transit the Panama Canal, from Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean, a 65-kilometre journey that takes you through three locks where Scenic Eclipse is lowered 27 metres. 

On the Pacific side, Darien National Park spans the two Americas and features an amazing range of habitats, including cloud and dwarf forests, mountains and mangroves. Thrill to the experience of discovering untamed jungle and fascinating customs of indigenous people.

Cruise into Columbia and discover the global phenomenon of Utria National Park, where the tide defines what life inhabits its incredible mangrove stands, marine turtles nest on beaches and humpback whales give birth in protected lagoons. Our Panama & Colombia Discovery voyage offers Scenic Freechoice. Take a mangrove walkway tour or a visit to the dazzling sand beaches of Playa Blanca, it’s your choice. 

Sail south into Peru, an ideal chance to try a cooking or tasting class in Scenic Epicure or a yoga or pilates session, before reaching Islas Guanape, where our Discovery Team naturalists offer amazing Zodiac cruises to admire and photograph Southern sea lions and thousands of seabirds, including blue-footed boobies, Inca terns, Peruvian pelicans and Humboldt penguins.

From Callao, Lima’s seaport, to the capital’s downtown, explore the historic home of Spanish conquistadors, a stunning mix of colonial cathedrals, plazas and a famous monastery. Your Scenic Enrich experience is the key to one of the world’s most exquisite private art collections. Not open to the public, the Barbosa-Stern Collection features art dating back to the 16th Century, shown by the owners themselves.
Extend your exploration of Peru with a land journey of Cuzco, with its mix of archaeological sites and Spanish colonial architecture in the heart of the former Inca empire and gateway to the Sacred Valley. Over three unforgettable days, join expert guides on tours to the massive stone fortress of Ollantaytambo, citadels and temples of Pisac, the Moray salt mines, handicraft markets and delicious culinary experiences, culminating in a visit to magnificent Machu Picchu.

If golden beaches, lush mountains and samba-fueled night life takes your fancy, join Scenic Eclipse along Brazil’s Atlantic coast from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo. At Buzios, where Byron Bay meets St Tropez, board a local schooner to cruise the scalloped beaches, take a surfing lesson or join our expert Discovery guides to explore by stand-up paddle board or kayak. More than 2000 white sand beach washed by emerald waters await in Angra Dos Reis archipelago.
In Paraty, explore colourful houses against a backdrop of steep, jungled mountains. Delight in the birdsong and flight of hummingbirds, toucans and parrots or follow the Gold Trail. Visit pirate haunts on volcanic Ilhabela and, crossing into Uruguay, the artsy, eclectic atmosphere of Punta del Este, ‘Monaco of the South’.

Scenic Eclipse delivers you to ports like Columbia’s Cartegagna, undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast, with its walled 16th Century Old Town and Palace of the Inquisition, where you can extend your voyage with a land journey to the cosmopolitan capital Bogotá high in the Andes. Delight in neoclassical Teatro Colón, Museo de Oro and Paloquemao fresh fruit and flower markets to taste exotic, sublime delicacies. Or extend your Brazil voyage with a flight to Iquazu Falls to enjoy a three-night Scenic Special Stay inside the gates on the Brazilian side, enjoying exclusive sunsets over the falls after the park closes. Your exploration of South America’s most northern countries will tantalise your senses and fill your soul.
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