Panama Canal & Colonial Highlights with Galápagos Islands

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Departure Dates
October 8, 9, 2022

Discover Galápagos wildlife and South America's coastal communities

Charming communities

After travelling through the world-famous Panama Canal, pick up your very own handwoven Panama hat from Montecristi. Visit the 'Banana Capital of the World' in Puerto Bolivar, where you can eat delicious fresh seafood in the harbour while looking out over the natural mangrove swamps.

The incredible Galápagos

From the UNESCO-listed centre of Quito, follow in Darwin's footsteps by exploring Santa Cruz Island. Then we'll island-hop around the beautiful Galápagos, spotting unforgettable wildlife amid dramatic island landscapes.

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

An aerial view of Colón

Day 1

Embarking at Colón

Panama Canal from above.

Day 2

Through the Panama Canal

Man and woman standing on outdoor deck with binoculars looking for birds.

Day 3

Relax at sea

An aerial view of Montecristi, near Manta

Day 4

Made in Montecristi

Hummingbird sitting in a tree.

Day 5

Bountiful Puerto Bolivar

Man in shirt, onboard photographer, standing with a camera in the expedition lounge.

Day 6

Learning and leisure

Chan Chan

Day 7

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Sun statue at museum in Quito, Ecuador.

Day 8

High up in Quito

Square with some trees and people, surrounded by white buildings in Quito City, Ecuador.

Day 9

Discover Quito

Birds, sea lions and fishermen at a fish market in Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands.

Day 10

Santa Cruz Island

Woman photographing a Marine iguana on beach, Galapagos.

Day 11-12

Galápagos island hopping

The Twins sinkhole in Galápagos, surrounded by forest

Day 13

Return to mainland Ecuador

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Young Explorers Programme

Welcome all young explorers

Special offers

Expedition exclusive cost savings and rare opportunities.

* Certain offers may not be combinable, up to two savings opportunities except where noted otherwise

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Panama Canal & Colonial Highlights with Galápagos Islands