Central American Discovery

13 Days
Panama City to Los Angeles
From (AUD)
$ 15,493
Dates & Pricing

2023 Panama City > Los Angeles

The biodiverse wonders of Latin America

Sail from Panama, along the colourful coastline of Central America and into storied waters of the Sea of Cortez, referred to as ‘the world’s largest aquarium”
Soak in the views of the rugged tropical mountains, endemic wildlife, cobblestone streets and the breath-taking seaside of the Mexican Riviera. Visit remote and isolated locations to hear the haunting cries of the howler monkey and explore the virgin forests. Observe the rich marine wildlife of playful sea lions, dolphins, tortoises, and dozens of species of fish in one of the most biodiverse waters on the planet.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
13 days
Departure City:
Panama City
Return City:
Los Angeles

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Fuerte Amador (Panama City)

    Fly into Panama City, Central America most cosmopolitan city, and board Scenic Eclipse to begin the journey of a lifetime in 6-star luxury.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cébaco Island

    Located in the Gulf of Montijo, brilliantly sandy beaches, breath-taking coastline and turquoise waters are on offer in Cébaco. This untouched island is Panama's third largest island and offers no commercial transportation, meaning it can only be reached by private charter. Cébaco’s secluded nature has allowed a myriad of sea life, sea turtles and humpback whales to flourish. The island’s tropical forest is home to authentic villages and hiking trails.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bahía Drake, Costa Rica

    Once famed for its hidden treasures and named after Sir Francis Drake, Bahía Drake is now one of the most isolated regions in Costa Rica. Corcovado National Park surrounding the southern border boasts a unique biodiversity and is home to several endangered species. Catch a glimpse at scarlet macaws, harpy eagles and red-backed squirrel monkeys in the dense wet forests and witness the treasured marine life at Caño Island Biological Reserve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Curú National Park > Isla Tortuga, Mexico

    Offering some of the best eco-tourism experiences in Costa Rica, Curú National Wildlife Refuge covers 1,496 hectares of tropical forests, mangrove swamps, and a stretch of white sandy beach. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula, Curú Wildlife Refuge is inhabited by an abundance of wildlife and nature in a protected environment. This afternoon, cruise towards the tropical paradise of Isla Tortugas. Remote and pristine, this beachside community boast clear waters and sun kissed shores. The island is known for kayaking, dolphin spotting and hidden cove exploration activities, and the perfect place to indulge your adventurous side.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Corinto, Nicaragua

    Known for its untouched beaches and tropical surroundings, Corinto is a coastal town on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Be charmed by the colonial churches, quaint shops and towering landscapes. This untouched city is home to volcanoes, lakes, and lush rainforest, and perfect for any nature lover. Corinto provides access to Leon, one of the country's most visited cities, known for its baroque and neoclassical architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Acajutla, El Salvador

    A stone's throw away from San Salvador, the Pacific coast port of Acajutla offers quiet beaches and pristine waters. The stunning beach of Los Cabanos attracts visitors looking to soak up the sun and relax on the sandy shores. Explore Izalco Volcano that became known as “Lighthouse of the Pacific” or explore the national park for the best views of the turquoise Coatepeque Lake. Discover untouched archaeological delights such as the ruins of Tazumal, highlighting some of the finest Mayan ruins in El Salvador dating back to 100 AD.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    Named after Guatemala's national bird, Puerto Quetzal offers the opportunity to explore the untouched countryside of Guatemala. Puerto Quetzal is the gateway UNESCO-listed colonial capital of Antigua located 1500m above sea level and famed for Spanish colonial buildings, including the baroque La Merced church. Explore coffee plantations and the volcanoes that shaped the landscape throughout the region's history.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Huatulco, Mexico

    Uncover one of Mexico's best kept secrets, the town of Huatulco. Get a glimpse into the rich heritage of the south-eastern region of Oaxaca with 16 different indigenous groups calling this land home. Each group possesses its own distinct foods, culture, and customs. Spot an abundance of wildlife at Huatulco National Park, where around 300 bird species, and 87 types of amphibian and reptile flourish in this unique ecosystem. Sit back and relax on the stunning shores of Bahía de Cacaluta, considered a tropical oasis for its pristine sand and turquoise waters.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort, take a dip in the Scandinavian inspired plunge pools or sooth your muscles and mind in the relaxation lounge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - At Sea

    Relax on board and make use of the Senses Spa or take a yoga class in the studio. There will be insightful lectures and presentations from the Discovery Team in the theatre. You can also choose to learn some new cooking techniques in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Islas Marías

    Situated of the Nayarit Coast, Marias Islands are made up of Islas María Madre, María Magdalena, María Cleofas, and San Juanito. Uncover the history of the islands, known for the Penitentiary Colony engaged in nature conservation efforts, including agriculture, animal husbandry, forest harvesting and fishing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Isla Cerralvo

    Isla Cerralvo also known as Jacques Cousteau Island is surrounded by an abundance of marine life. Swordfish grippers and marlin flourish in these waters making it a prime location for big game fishing. Relax and take in the idyllic atmosphere of azure waters, picturesque sunsets, and some of Mexico's best snorkelling spots. It is no wonder Isla Cerralvo is known as the “the world’s aquarium”.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Loreto > Los Angeles, USA

    Loreto signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking away memories of your adventures. Board your included flight back Los Angeles.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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