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Ultimate Caribbean & Central American Treasures

Discover some of the most beautiful Caribbean islands and explore the majestic rainforests of Central America on a 17 day cruise from Miami to Guayaquil.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 19,795
  • 2018 Miami > Guayaquil

    Best of both worlds

    From the heady passion of Cuba to the contemplative magnificence of the Central American jungles, this discovery cruise will take your breath away.

    Spend endless, balmy days exploring hidden Caribbean islands and cays containing some of the most exquisite snorkelling sites in the world before traversing the man-made wonder that is the Panama Canal.

    Tour Code:

    202C

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Miami

    Return City:

    Guayaquil

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Miami

      Welcome to Miami 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 cruise.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Havana

      Step back in time and admire the views of this vibrant city with its faded facade as we cruise into port this morning. Take a ride in a 1950’s vintage car on a panoramic tour of the city and visit Revolution Square. Over the next two days you’ll enjoy a range of shore excursions combined with plenty of free time to wander at leisure.

      Freechoice

      On your walking tour discover historic Habana Vieja or visit the house of the artist Fuster for an insight into his fascinating life. Alternatively tour El Capitolio and the elegant Gran Teatro de La Habana.

      Enrich

      Be enthralled by a private display of Cuban percussion drums and dancing.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Havana
      Freechoice

      Follow in the footsteps of Hemingway or take a horse and carriage ride to a cigar factory to see how the famous Cubans are made. Or you may choose to explore the city by e-bike.

      Enrich

      Tonight at Castillo del Morro witness the age-old tradition of the firing of the cannon.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - At Sea

      Relax and enjoy the facilities of your floating resort or take a cooking course in Scenic Epicure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Lighthouse Reef

      A day of discovery awaits at this small atoll off the coast of Belize. At its centre sits the Giant Blue Hole, part of the World Heritage-listed Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System as is Half Moon Caye, a national park and bird sanctuary.

      Freechoice

      Choose to snorkel the reefs, paddle in a kayak or jump in the Zodiacs to explore this water paradise. Alternatively take a walk on Half Moon Caye in search of nesting sea-turtles or a Zodiac excursion to the Giant Blue Hole.

      Take the opportunity to soar over the atoll in a helicopter or see the submerged caves from the submarine; experienced divers will relish the chance to explore by scuba^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - At sea

      A leisurely day of cruising the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. Weather permitting, the Captain will stop at a small cay for some time to explore by Zodiac, kayak or snorkelling from the Marina decks.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Providencia

      Lying off the coast of Panama, this small island is part of Colombia and the former base of the notorious pirate Henry Morgan.

      Freechoice

      Choose nearby Crab Cay and snorkel its pristine waters or the more confident snorkellers can explore the coastline and secluded bays of the island. Alternatively hike to the top of Morgan’s Head. You may choose to relax on one of the secluded beaches with a
      chef-prepared picnic or paddle by kayak.

      Helicopter, submarine and scuba excursions available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Bocas del Toro Archipelago

      Lying off the north coast of Panama, this undiscovered archipelago houses Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park, an extensive area of marine habitats and an important nesting site for sea turtles.

      Freechoice

      Choose a discovery excursion by Zodiac, paddle in a kayak or snorkel the marine park. Take a walk on one of the beaches in search of nesting sea turtles or relax on a secluded beach.

      Helicopter, submarine and scuba excursions available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - San Blas Islands

      Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago home to the Kuna people and surrounded by clear water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms.

      Freechoice

      Discovery excursions are available from snorkelling, paddling by kayak or exploring on the Zodiacs to relaxing on a pristine beach with a chef-prepared picnic.

      The perfect location to soar above in a helicopter, explore the coral reefs by submarine or take a scuba dive^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Cartagena
      Freechoice

      Uncover this colonial gem city on a walking tour or discover the Mercado Bazurto and take a cooking class. Alternatively enjoy a rum and chocolate tasting experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - San Blas Islands

      Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago, home to the Kuna people and surrounded by turquoise water and coral reefs swarming with marine life, pristine sandy beaches and coconut palms.

      Freechoice

      Discovery excursions are available from snorkelling, paddling by kayak or riding the Zodiacs to relaxing on a pristine beach with a chef-prepared picnic.

      This is a perfect location to soar above in a helicopter, explore the coral reefs by submarine or even take a scuba dive^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Panama Canal

      One of life’s great experiences is to transit the Panama Canal, one of the world’s key strategic artificial waterways. From Gatun Lake to the Pacific Ocean, the full day journey through the Isthmus of Panama is 77 kilometres long and will take you through three locks and see the ship descend 27 metres. You will enjoy this experience from any vantage point on board Scenic Eclipse; from one of the viewing decks to the privacy of your suite’s verandah, it is sure to be a special experience. Enjoy a bird’s eye view on a helicopter excursion^. 
      This evening explore the cobblestoned streets of Panama City’s World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Darién National Park

      Darién National Park is one of the most important World Heritage-listed Sites in Central America and is only accessible by water on a small ship. A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches to mangroves and is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans. Hop in a Zodiac and venture up the Mogue River to find the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of the jungle on their traditional boats. Spot some of the rare, endangered species endemic to the park including the Black-headed Spider Monkey, Capybara and American Crocodile. Soar over the jungle on a helicopter excursion^ for spectacular views.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Utría National Park

      A spectacular day of discovery awaits at this remote national park on the Pacific Coast of Colombia. This protected area forms a unique connection between the humid tropical rainforest and the ocean swarming with marine life including migrating humpback whales.

      Freechoice

      Choose to paddle in a kayak or jump in the Zodiacs to explore the coastal environs. Alternatively take a trek through the virgin rainforest or an easy walk along the raised wooden pathways through the mangrove swamps. You can choose to relax on the beach with a chef-prepared picnic and swim or snorkel in the calm waters of the bay.

      Take the opportunity to soar over the jungle in a helicopter or see marine life from the submarine^. Experienced divers will relish the chance to explore by scuba^.

      Enrich

      Witness the proud Afro-Pacific musical and dance heritage of the local El Valle residents in a private concert on the beach.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Isla Gorgona

      Lying off the coast of Colombia, this tiny atoll has transformed itself from an island prison to a wildlife sanctuary. Onshore you will discover monkeys, caimans, the colourful blue-footed booby and magnificent frigate bird and the endemic anole, the world’s only pure blue lizard. The deep blue waters around the island host an abundance of marine life.

      Freechoice

      Take a walk across the island discovering the fauna and flora or walk to Yundigua beach and snorkel in search of marine life. You can choose a Zodiac and snorkelling adventure in the deeper water offshore or kayak the coastline and bays of this small island.

      Helicopter, submarine and scuba excursions available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - At sea

      Relax on board your floating resort and perhaps indulge in a leisurely breakfast served on your private verandah by your butler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Guayaquil

      Your leisurely cruise of the biodiverse coastlines and islands of Central America ends as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise

      ^ At additional expense

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 228-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
    • 100% spacious verandah suites
    • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences in Havana and Utría National Park
    • 40 Freechoice shore excursions in nine ports
    • Discovery Leaders on board
    • Broad range of active discovery excursions
    • Explore Darién National Park
    • Transit the Panama Canal in daylight hours
    • Explore by night at your leisure in two ports
    • And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore