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Treasures of Central America

Discover Central America on a 15 day round-trip adventure from Lima. Visit the most amazing places across Peru, Cuba and cruise the Galápagos Islands.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 19,995
  • 2018 Lima > Guayaquil

    A treasure map of discovery

    Central America offers 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 region.

    Discover Panama, a country renowned for the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, and have the unusual experience of descending 27 metres through a series of locks to the Pacific Ocean. Let the intrigue of Cuba sweep you away as you spend several days in Havana following in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, taking horse and carriage rides and riding in a vintage car before exploring World Heritage-listed Trinidad. The Galápagos Islands is your next stop as you spend several days cruising around this rare archipelago. There will be plenty of shore excursions with an expert guide, allowing you to discover the true wonder of this gem.

    Tour Code:

    SPH

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Lima

    Return City:

    Guayaquil

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Lima
      Highlights:
      Welcome

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

    • Day 2 - Lima > Havana
      Highlights:
      Step back in time

      Fly to the intriguing capital of Cuba, Havana where you’ll feel as though you have stepped back in time in this vibrant city with its faded façade and architecture influenced by a communist and Spanish colonial past. Your hotel is located in the heart of the historic centre providing the perfect location for your three night stay.

      Sundowners

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Havana
      Highlights:
      Revolution Square

      Step aboard a 1950s vintage car and cruise the streets. 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
      Highlights:
      Freechoice: Enrich; Paladar
      Freechoice

      Follow in the footsteps of Hemingway and discover his favourite haunts or enter the house of the Cuban artist Fuster for an insight into his fascinating life. Alternatively take a horse and carriage ride around the historic centre and visit a cigar factory or visit the grand El Capitolio and the elegant Gran Teatro de la Habana.

      Enrich

      Experience dining in a delightfully appointed paladar restaurant and sample delicious Cuban specialities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Havana > Trinidad
      Highlights:
      Charming Trinidad

      As you drive through the countryside observe the interesting Cuban lifestyle before arriving at Cienfuegos and enjoy a walking tour. Continue to Trinidad for a two night stay .

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Trinidad
      Highlights:
      Freechoice

      The elegant 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 salsa lesson.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Trinidad > Panama City
      Highlights:
      Fly to Panama City

      A relaxing morning before flying to Panama City. Dating back to 1519, this modern day capital provides a contrast between the glittering skyscrapers and the World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo historic centre. Your two night stay is located in the heart of the city will be a highlight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Panama City
      Highlights:
      Discover the Panama Canal

      The Panama Canal is one of the most strategic artifical 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
      Highlights:
      Fly to 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 Felip 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, Lunch

    • Day 10 - Cartagena
      Highlights:
      Enrich: Horse & Carriage ride

      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 Bovedas 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 - Cartagena
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      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 > Guayaquil
      Highlights:
      Fly to Guayaquil

      Fly to Guayaquil, the main port city of Ecuador for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Embark on Galápagos adventure

      Today you are embarking on an adventure as you fly to the Galápagos Islands. Over the next five days you will see a rich variety of landscapes, fearless marine and land animals and birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. Your home for the next four nights is the Santa Cruz II in an air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows. This afternoon take your first of many shore excursions onto the islands, escorted by an expert naturalist guide.

      Sundowners

      Toast the end of your first day as the sun sets over the ocean.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Cruising the Galápagos

      Each day brings a new discovery as you search for the ‘Big 15’, the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago. You’ll take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by your expert naturalist guide. There will be the opportunity to snorkel and even kayak. Depending on the season you’ll witness different species of birds including the magnificent frigate bird with its distinctive red-chested plumage. Enjoy close encounters with the inquisitive Galápagos sea lion and discover the slow moving Galápagos giant tortoise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Cruising the Galápagos

      Cruise the Galápagos Islands. Take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by your expert naturalist guide.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Cruising the Galápagos

      Cruise the Galápagos Islands. Take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by your expert naturalist guide.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Galápagos Islands > Guayaquil
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Bid a fond farewell to the yacht’s crew as you disembark and fly to Guayaquil where your wonderful journey ends.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 10 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 Special Stay
    • 2 Sundowner events
    • Galápagos expedition cruise
    • 38 meals – 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 10 dinners