Central American Treasures

From the Panama Canal, step back in time in Havana (Cuba), to magical Cartagena (Colombia) our 14 day tour showcases these Central American treasures.

14 Day
From (AUD)
$ 12,795
  • 2019 Lima > Buenos Aires

    A treasure map of discovery

    Central America offers up a host of iconic locations and incredible experiences. With a rich history, multi-faceted culture and exquisite natural beauty, there’s plenty to appreciate about this unique and intriguing region.

    Let the intrigue of Cuba sweep you away as you follow in Ernest Hemingway’s footsteps, discover the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal and be swept up in the passion of Cartagena before concluding your journey in bustling Buenos Aires.

    Tour Code:

    OSCC

    Duration:

    14 Days

    Departure City:

    Lima

    Return City:

    Buenos Aires

  • 14 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Lima

      A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey in colourful Peru with an overnight stay in Lima.

    • Day 2 - Havana:

      Fly to the vibrant city of Havana where you’ll feel you have stepped back in time with its faded façades and architecture influenced by a communist and Spanish colonial past. Your home for the next three nights is located in the heart of the historic centre.

      Sundowners

      Raise a glass this evening to toast your welcome to Cuba.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Havana

      Step aboard a vintage 1950s car and cruise along the waterfront. Discover this colourful city on your walking tour through historic Habana Vieja. Then see Revolution Square and explore the Museum of the Revolution. Tonight at Castile Morro witness the age old tradition of the firing of the cannon with the backdrop of the floodlit city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Havana:
      Freechoice

      Follow in the footsteps of Havana’s adopted son Hemingway or enter the house of the Cuban artist Fuster for an insight into his fascinating life. Or choose to visit the grand El Capitolio and the elegant Gran Teatro de La Habana

      Enrich

      Sample delicious Cuban specialities in a delightfully appointed paladar restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Havana > Trinidad

      As you drive through the countryside observe the interesting Cuban lifestyle before arriving at Cienfuegos.
      On your walking tour visit local shops where your guide will explain how the dual currency system works. Continue to charming Trinidad for a two night stay.
      Tonight experience authentic Cuban culture with dinner accompanied by musicians.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Trinidad

      The historic centre with its well-preserved colonial architecture is showcased on your walking tour including Plaza Mayor and the Church of the Holy Trinity.

      Freechoice

      Relax on the pristine beaches of nearby Playa Ancon or explore the historic Valle de los Ingenios. Alternatively choose a fun salsa lesson.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Trinidad > Panama City

      Bid a fond farewell to this fascinating little island as you fly to Panama City for a two night stay. Dating back to 1519 this modern day capital provides a stark contrast between the glittering skyscrapers and the World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Panama City

      The Panama Canal is one of the most strategic artificial waterways in the world. Today you will marvel at this feat of engineering as you descend 27 metres through a series of three locks to the Pacific Ocean. Explore historic Casco Viejo before tasting Panamanian specialities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Panama City > Cartagena

      Fly to World Heritage-listed Cartagena, Colombia and visit Convento de la Popa set atop the city’s highest point for a panoramic view. At Castillo de San Felipe discover its intriguing history as the guardian of the city. Your elegant hotel is located in the heart of the historic district providing the perfect location for your three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Cartagena

      Discover Cartagena’s rich history and colonial architecture on your walking tour. Enter the haunting Palace of the Inquisition and the Santo Domingo Church. Walk through Las Bóvedas housing 23 vaults, former Spanish storerooms for munitions and provisions and now the local craft markets.

      Enrich

      Marvel at the city by night on your horse and carriage ride and sample delicious Colombian specialities in a delightfully appointed restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Cartagen
      Freechoice

      Spend a relaxing day on one of the islands of Islas del Rosario or discover the Mercado Bazurto followed by a cooking class in a private colonial house. Alternatively enjoy a rum and chocolate tasting experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - Cartagena > Buenos Aires

      Fly to Buenos Aires for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Buenos Aires

      An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, today you’ll discover the highlights and the secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas’. See the dusky pink Presidential Palace, visit soulful San Telmo and in colourful La Boca walk down famous Caminito Street.

      Enrich

      Learn about the culture of Tango as you witness this elegant dance.

      Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to discover Buenos Aires at your own pace.

      Sundowners

      Raise a toast to celebrate the end of a wonderful journey and discuss the days ahead with anticipation of your cruise on board Scenic Eclipse.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 14 - Buenos Aires

      Bid a fond farewell to Buenos Aires as you transfer to the airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • The intimacy of small group fully escorted touring
    • 1 memorable Special Stay
    • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • 9 Freechoice activities
    • 2 Sundowners events
    • Uncover the hidden gem of Cuba
    • Marvel at the engineering feat of the Panama Canal
    • All internal flights
    • 28 meals – 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
    • And all tipping and gratuities