Day 1 Cartagena
Welcome to lively and colourful Cartagena 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. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm. (Dinner)
Day 2 San Blas Islands
Spend the day relaxing in this beautiful archipelago, home to the Kuna people and surrounded by pristine sandy beaches dotted with coconut palms, crystal clear waters and coral reefs swarming with marine life. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 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 where Scenic Eclipse will descend 27 metres. 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 memorable experience. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Darién National Park
World Heritage-listed Darién National Park 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 and mangroves, and is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans.
Venture up the Mogue River to find the Embera Indians who will take you into the heart of their village. Learn about their traditions and lifestyle, while interacting with the local people. See some of the local dances and craftsmanship. Try to spot some of the rare, endangered species endemic to the park including the Black-headed Spider Monkey, the Capybara and American Crocodile. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Utria
The Utría National Natural Park is home to an abundance of marine wildlife and mangroves. The beauty of its landscapes, the excellent condition of its ecosystems and its great cultural wealth, are all part of the unique heritage of the Pacific Region of northern Colombia.
Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.
Freechoice: Choose to experience a mangrove swamp on walkways that wind through this fragile ecosystem, or visit Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to explore one of the white beaches of the Colombian Pacific coast at your leisure.
Discovery: Venture into the rainforest with a local guide to see an amazing wealth of plant and animal life, or kayak the calm waters of Utria and witness the great wealth of bird and other animal life in this rich habitat. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 At sea
Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy. Take a cooking or tasting class in Scenic Epicure or a yoga or Pilates class in the studio. Allow your palate to be delighted by the extensive range of dining venues or allow your butler to serve you in-suite. Enjoy the daily entertainment or some quiet time in The Observatory, all this and more is at your fingertips. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Salaverry
Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, picturesque Trujillo and the amazing ruins of Chan Chan, the largest earthen city of pre-Columbian America.
Freechoice: Discover the sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan. Alternatively choose to tour the charming colonial city of Trujillo and the Archaeological Museum or, visit the cafeteria House Deza and see a Marinera Show.
Be amazed with the grace and elegance of the Peruvian Paso horse in a charming display of these beautiful and authentic animals.
This evening there is time to discover the ambience of Trujillo at your leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Isla Guanape
Lying off the Pacific Ocean coast of Peru this small island chain is a wildlife refuge and home to large colonies of inquisitive Southern sea lions and hundreds of seabirds including Humboldt penguins, pelicans and boobies. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Lima (Callao)
Lima signals the end of your cruise as you disembark for an overnight stay and meet your Tour Director. Founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro in 1535, follow in his footsteps to uncover Lima’s colonial history this afternoon then join your Tour Director for a ‘Welcome to Peru’ dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 11 Lima > Sacred Valley
Fly to Cuzco then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley for your three night stay. Your relaxing stay in the Sacred Valley allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca Empire.
Tonight share stories of your excursion with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a tapas style dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Sacred Valley
Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. At Hacienda Huayoccari sample a delicious lunch of Andean specialities and see the Chinchero village weavers demonstrate their centuries old hand-woven techniques. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.
Enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked five different ways over an open flame, with ingredients grown in the hotel’s organic garden. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Sacred Valley
Freechoice: Tour the impressive ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see the ruins of Moray. Alternatively, at Chinchero meet a local family, learn about their lifestyle and explore this picturesque village.
This evening delight in a Farm to Table dining experience. Harvest, prepare and cook with the close guidance of your chef, then sample your gourmet delights in the grounds of the hotel with the backdrop of the surrounding peaks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu
Walk to the train station for your rail journey to Machu Picchu. The mighty Incan Empire built this astonishing World Heritage-listed Site in the 15th century. Standing 2,430 metres above sea level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the mighty rock escarpments. Abandoned when the Spanish conquistadors arrived and only rediscovered in 1911, you’ll be amazed as your expert local guide shares the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax in your charming hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Machu Picchu > Cuzco
Explore the village of Machu Picchu at your leisure this morning. Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey through the incredible Andes. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco for your three night Special Stay, set in the heart of the historic centre. (Breakfast)
Day 16 Cuzco
The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. On your walking tour you will uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site. Your final stop will be the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.
Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and pupils. (Breakfast)
Day 17 Cuzco
Freechoice: Uncover the secrets of the iconic Peruvian coffee and Pisco on a tasting tour, or choose to explore the fascinating San Pedro food markets with a local guide followed by a cooking class. Alternatively, discover the picturesque San Blas artisan quarter on a walking tour.
Freechoice Dining: Dine at the Inti Raymi Restaurant or try the intimate Cicciolina restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 18 Cuzco > Lima
Fly to Lima and visit Museo Larco. Continue to your hotel for an overnight stay. Join your Tour Director for a Farewell dinner this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 19 Lima
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (Breakfast)