Galapagos Islands, National Parks & the Panama Canal

Price from
£7,211

Departure date
April 3, 2023
Duration
14 days

Start your adventure by being amazed by the biologically diverse Galápagos Islands, then continue to highlights along the coasts of Ecuador, Peru and Panama. Explore national parks full of scenic spots and varied animal life, and enjoy UNESCO-sites famed for archaeology, history and beautiful architecture.

Start your adventure by being amazed by the biologically diverse Galápagos Islands, then continue to highlights along the coasts of Ecuador, Peru and Panama. Explore national parks full of scenic spots and varied animal life, and enjoy UNESCO-sites famed for archaeology, history and beautiful architecture.  

Iguanas, tortoises and finches 

You’ll begin in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Explore its UNESCO World Heritage historic centre and visit a museum right on the Equator. You’ll then fly to Santa Cruz in the Galápagos Islands. The next two days are spent exploring other islands in the archipelago, discovering unique flora and fauna such as giant tortoises, marine iguanas and the finches that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution. 

Peruvian sites, Ecuadorian paradises and the legendary Panama Canal 

You will board the ship in Lima, the capital of Peru, and start our expedition along the coast calling at Salaverry to tour the ancient temple and city ruins around Trujillo. We’ll stop at the important Ecuadorian port of Puerto Bolivar to learn about the oro verde – green gold. Then continue northbound to the busy and prosperous town port of Manta, cross the line of the Equator, and sail to the isthmus of Panama. Crossing from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, in the Atlantic side of the Canal, will be the great finishing touch of your expedition.

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

Sun statue at museum in Quito, Ecuador.

Day 1

Top UNESCO historic centre

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

Day 2

Views from the Middle of the World

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

Day 3

Arriving at Santa Cruz Island

Woman on Galapagos taking a selfie with giant land tortoise in the background.

Day 4-5

Galápagos Island Hopping

Day 6

From isolated islands to connected capital

Day 7

Lima – UNESCO World Heritage

Day 8

An archaeologist’s dream

An onboard art activity

Day 9

At your leisure

Hummingbird standing in a tree

Day 10

Growing green gold

Woman shopping for hats

Day 11

Sea, sand, surf… and tuna?

A group of travelers looking over the deck

Day 12

Serenity at sea

Panoramic view of the Panama Canal

Day 13

Connecting Two Oceans

Colorful buildings next to the water

Day 14

Entrance to the Panama Canal

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

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

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Galapagos Islands, National Parks & the Panama Canal