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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. Enjoy an overnight stay.

      Sundowners

      Step aboard a 1950s vintage car and cruise the streets before raising a glass this evening to toast your welcome to Cuba in the Gardens of The National Hotel of Cuba.

      Afterwards, return to your hotel for dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - 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 4 - Trinidad
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

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

      The elegant historic centre with its well preserved colonial architecture is showcased on your walking tour today.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Trinidad > Havana
      Highlights:
      Revolution Square

      After breakfast, return to Havana. Visit Revolution Square and explore the Museum of the Revolution. Visit the historical and colonial part of Old Havana. Tonight at Castile Morro witness the age old tradition of the firing of the cannon with the backdrop of the floodlit city. Enjoy a two-night stay in Havana.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 6 - Havana
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      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 life. Alternatively visit the grand El Capitolio and the elegant Gran Teatro de la Habana

      Enrich

      Dine in a delightfully appointed paladar restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Fly to Panama City for a two night stay. Dating back to 1519, this modern day capital provides a contrast between the glittering skyscrapers and the World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo historic centre.

      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

      Discover the Mercado Bazurto followed by a cooking class. 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