Andean Coastal Exploration

12 Days
San Jose to Callao (Lima)
From (EUR)
8,803
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2022 San Jose > Callao (Lima)

Face to face with Wonder

Explore one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet, landscapes of rainforest lakes, tropical beaches, volcanoes and an impressive variety of wildlife.
On this voyage, you’ll explore some of the most fascinating archaeological sites, vibrant cultures and brilliant cities along the Central and South American coastline from Costa Rica to Peru that will make your journey truly unforgettable.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
201C
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
San Jose
Return City:
Callao (Lima)

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    Board Scenic Eclipse, your home away from home, in the early afternoon to explore beautiful Costa Rica. Cruise towards Islas Tortugas.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Curú National Park > Islas Tortugas

    Cruise down the coast to Curú National Park and visit the Curú Wildlife Refuge. Be introduced to a variety of wildlife that thrives here, including up to 200 species of birds, capuchin and howler monkeys, as well as sloths and anteaters. Then unearth the tropical paradise of Isla Tortugas. This remote and pristine beachside community will draw you in with its clear waters and sun-kissed shores.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Quepos

    Whether you’re a wildlife lover, thrill seeker or simply looking to relax on the shore of azure waters, Quepos has something to offer everyone. Surrounded by the rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is home to beaches of brilliant white sands, tropical plants, coral reefs and a plethora of manual and bird species.

    Freechoice

    Take a boat ride through the mangroves and learn about this a unique and fragile ecosystem, or join a local guide through the trails of the Extravaganza Rainforest before learning of the coffee roasting process. Explore Manuel Antonio National Park on one of the best in the Central Pacific, or if you would like some adventure, fly through the tree tops of the Titi Canopy.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At Sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate.  Why not choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or try one of the therapy lounges in Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Darién National Park, Panama

    Explore World Heritage-listed Darién National Park one of the most important heritage sites in Central America.  A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches and mangroves. A wealth of wildlife awaits such as the endangered night monkey, spotted paca and Guatemalan black howler. It's no wonder Darién National Park remains one of the few examples in the world of a protected area co-inhabited by humans. Journey into the lives of the Embera Indian Tribe and learn of their traditions and lifestyle during this cultural encounter.

    Discovery

    Kayak or stand up paddleboard along the coast of the Darién Jungle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Utría National Park, Colombia

    Sitting on Colombia’s Pacific coast is the lush tract of Utría National Park, considered a national landmark for the country.  From coral reefs and mangroves in the marine realm, to tropical rainforest and rocky beaches where sea turtles come to lay their eggs, and warm waters where humpback whale thrive, few places in the world encompass the diversity of Utría’s ecosystems.

    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

    Kayak the calm waters of Utría and witness the great wealth of bird and other animal life in this rich habitat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At Sea

    Take a day to rejuvenate on board after your exciting on shore excursions. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or tempt your palate with a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Manta, Ecuador

    Located on Ecuador’s central  Pacific coast, Manta, once a trading hub between the Incas and the Mayas, is now famous for the export of Panama hats and tuna fishing.

    Freechoice

    Choose to experience a rainforest walk in the Pacoche rainforest, or visit a fisherman village and a famous Panama hat factory. Alternatively, learn how cacao beans are grown and cultivated and the chocolate making process during a plantation tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Today relax on board. With so many choices, you will be surprised how quickly the time passes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Salaverry, Peru

    Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, picturesque Trujillo – home to colonial mansions and magical ruins. Explore the amazing ruins and archaeological treasures of the Mochica and Chimu civilisations. Later this afternoon, cruise down to the chain of islands that are home to hundreds of seabird species.

    Freechoice

    Discover the sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan.

    Enrich

    Be amazed with the grace and elegance of the Peruvian Paso horse in a charming display of these beautiful and authentic animals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Isla Guañape

    Lying off the Pacific Ocean coast of Peru, this small chain of four islands is a wildlife refuge protected by Peru's National Reserve System of Guano Islands, Isles and Capes. Isla Guañape was once harvested for it’s the rich fertilising properties of guano found here.. You’ll get the chance to witness the abundant native wildlife including inquisitive southern sea lions and mischievous Humboldt penguins. Catch a glimpse at Guanay cormorant and blue-footed boobies as they flock.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Callao (Lima)

    Your cruise ends this morning in Callao (Lima) as you farewell your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight homeward.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

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