Wild Wonders: cruise from Peru to Panama

An unforgettable experience through the wild Wonders of Peru, Ecuador and Colombia
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04.05.25-04.14.25
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From Lima's historic centre to Panama City's skyline, this expedition showcases South America's diversity. Cruise north along Peru's desert coast dotted with geoglyphs. Discover Ecuador's markets and plantations before venturing into Colombia's lush rainforests. A jungle river cruise in untamed Darién offers exotic wildlife encounters. Experience South America's Pacific coast on this unforgettable voyage, from ancient cultures to tropical wilds.

Trip Highlights

Explore the remote, arid offshore islands of Peru in search of rich colonies of seabirds and southern sea lions.
Explore the biodiversity of cloud forests with over 100 hummingbird species.
Meet the remote Emberà people living in the Darien Jungle.
Discover the ancient Moche culture by visiting the well-preserved ruins of the pre-Colombian city of Chan Chan.
Hike among nesting seabirds on Isla de La Plata, comparable to the Galapagos Islands.

Itinerary

Callao (Lima)
Day 1
Lima, Peru's capital, sits between the Pacific Ocean and Andes Mountains with the seaport of Callao. The bustling city’s enowned culinary scene features a local favourite, ceviche. The UNESCO World Heritage historic centre features colonial-era architecture including Plaza Mayor and San Francisco Monastery. Nearby, the clay ruins of ceremonial pyramids, Huaca Pucllana and Huaca Huallamarca, offer a glimpse of the Inca civilization's history.
Isla Guanape
Day 2
A breeding ground for seabirds and sea lions, Isla Guanape lies a few miles off the Peruvian coast. Consisting of four separate islands, the area was exploited for guano (for fertiliser). The islands are now protected, and the harvesting of guano is strictly regulated. A few building relics remain scattered around from the guano-mining days. Wildlife, including pelicans, boobies, Humboldt penguins and Southern sea lions, live along the coastline.
Salaverry
Day 3
The port of Salaverry is the gateway to Peru's pre-Incan past, with the best of Peru's rich archaeological heritage. Surrounding well-preserved ruins include incredible relics of the 1st- to 8th-century Moche, like the mud pyramids of Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna. Ancient Chan Chan, once housing 60,000 under the Chimú Empire, was the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas. Nearby Trujillo features the 16th-century Plaza de Armas.
Day at sea
Day 4
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Puerto Bolivar (Machala)
Day 5
Puerto Bolívar, a charming port city, serves as the gateway to Machala. Local cuisine features fresh seafood, including ceviche, baked sea bass (corvina al horno) and shrimp rice (arroz con camarón). Nearby, the Buenaventura Reserve is a cloud forest sanctuary, boasting over 130 hummingbird species and various other birds. The area is surrounded by banana plantations, the region's notable export, and Machala houses the Museum of Bananas.
Isla de la Plata
Day 6
Also known as the Silver Island, Isla de la Plata, though rumoured to hold Sir Francis Drake's buried treasure, has never yielded any such riches. Nevertheless, it is rich in biodiversity, comparable to the Galapagos Islands, with a similar dry, tropical environment. The island hosts a diverse array of wildlife, including over 32 bird species like blue-footed boobies, waved albatrosses, pelicans, gannets and frigate birds.
Day at sea
Day 7
Today as you sail, you’ll bask in the endless comforts of your ship. From the deck, marvel at the dramatic sea views. Relax with a nurturing facial treatment or massage in the spa or delve into the ship’s learning resources. Or, simply take refuge in your cabin and enjoy the opportunity to rest.
Utria National Park, Ensenada de Utria
Day 8
One of the worlds' wettest regions, with around 10,000 mm of rainfall per year, Utria National Park’s forested area has rich and diverse fauna and flora with seven different mangrove species along its shore. The national park also overlaps the territory of the Emberà indigenous people and fishing villages of Afro-Colombian people spread along the coastline. Both communities are strong conservationists and provide the local ecotourism services.
Darien Jungle
Day 9
The authentic Emberá tribe live in the Darien Jungle, and rarely receive outside visitors.They rely on the jungle, using its plants for food, medicine and clothing. This is a unique opportunity to meet the indigenous people and discover their local customs.This visit offers an immersive look at an ancient culture still thriving in the Panamanian wilderness.
Fuerte Amador (Panama City)
Day 10
Fuerte Amador, the Panama Canal's Pacific terminus, lies at the end of a mile-long manmade causeway, built from the canal's waste materials. Nearby, Frank Gehry's colourful Biomuseo showcases Panama's biodiversity. Miraflores Locks' visitor centre tells the story of this legendary waterway. A short taxi ride away, modern Panama City has evolved around its two historic centres: the conquistador-era Panamá Viejo and 17th-century Casco Viejo.
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Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommodate two guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, a flame-effect fireplace and a luxurious bathroom.

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Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, a flame-effect fireplace and a luxurious bathroom.

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Suites feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom – with separate bath tub and walk-in shower – and a 10m2 (108ft2) private balcony.

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Premium Suites have a king size bed, separate living room, and flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom – with separate bath tub and shower – walk-in wardrobe, and a 12m2 (129ft2) private balcony.

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Oceanview D4

20 m2
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Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
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Single
$ 9,415
Double
$ 5,380

Adult Fare

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$ 9,415

Double

$ 5,380

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
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Single
$ 9,765
Double
$ 5,580

Adult Fare

Single

$ 9,765

Double

$ 5,580

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Balcony D5

25 m2
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Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
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Single
$ 12,040
Double
$ 6,880

Adult Fare

Single

$ 12,040

Double

$ 6,880

Balcony M5

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 12,740
Double
$ 7,280

Adult Fare

Single

$ 12,740

Double

$ 7,280

Suite

40 m2
4
Suites feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-ef...
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3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 19,560
Double
$ 9,780
Triple
$ 4,890
Quad
$ 4,890

Adult Fare

Single

$ 19,560

Double

$ 9,780

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Balcony D6

25 m2
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Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
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$ 13,440
Double
$ 7,680

Adult Fare

Single

$ 13,440

Double

$ 7,680

Suite

40 m2
4
Suites feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-ef...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 19,560
Double
$ 9,780
Triple
$ 4,890
Quad
$ 4,890

Adult Fare

Single

$ 19,560

Double

$ 9,780

Premium Suite

47 m2
4
Premium Suites have a king size bed, separate living room, and flame-effect fire...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 21,360
Double
$ 10,680
Triple
$ 5,340
Quad
$ 5,340

Adult Fare

Single

$ 21,360

Double

$ 10,680

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