Let us take you to some of the loveliest, untouched and fascinating places in Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Colombia as we sail from the Pacific coast of Peru to the Caribbean coast of Colombia including a transit through the Panama Canal, top of many a traveller’s wish list.
Beginning in Lima, we will sail north along the coast of Peru visiting Chan Chan, a pre-Columbian site of the Chimu culture and the largest adobe city in the world. Also land on Lobos de Tierra, a tiny island off the Peruvian coast, famous for its abundant marine and birdlife. After a day at sea we continue our exploration of this wildlife rich region visiting Ecuador’s Machalilla National Park, a protected coastal haven for a huge diversity of birdlife and wildlife. Further north, visit Colombia’s Utria National Park with its dense rainforest, mangroves and home to many bird species, reptiles and monkeys. After our transit of the Panama Canal, a 50 mile passage which still continues to astonish the most veteran traveller, we spend time in Panama’s stunning San Blas Archipelago where the Kuna Indians proudly preserve their heritage. Our voyage ends surrounded by the colonial architecture of Cartagena, a fitting end to our diverse and fascinating exploration of South America.
Much of our itinerary is far from the ‘big ship’ routes and a voyage such as this would be difficult to comprehend or undertake by any other means than a cruise. The MS Hebridean Sky is the perfect vessel for such a journey and our Zodiacs will be put to good use in the more remote places allowing us to land and explore otherwise unreachable places. Our experienced expedition team will add much to your enjoyment and knowledge through their lectures and briefings regarding all we will see and experience.