Panama Canal & Colonial Highlights with Galápagos Islands

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Departure date
15 days

Transiting the Panama Canal

Join an expedition cruise from Colón, taking in the famous Panama Canal, a selection of coastal communities, and the amazing Galápagos Islands.

Panama Canal and colorful coastal communities

Start your journey in Colón and sail the Panama Canal, one of mankind’s greatest engineering triumphs. After the transit, we head south toward South America. Meet the Afro Colombian community of Bahía Solano and visit Montecristi, near Manta, where Panama hats are handwoven.

South America and the Galápagos Islands

Isla de la Plata has wildlife said to rival that of the Galápagos Islands. You can also visit Buenaventura Nature Reserve in Puerto Bolivar on an optional excursion, where you’ll have the chance to spot hummingbirds, parakeets and howler monkeys. Pacific weather conditions can make landing at Salaverry a challenge, but if we manage it, you can explore the remains of Chan Chan or Mochican  on optional excursions. Then you’ll fly to the Ecuadorian capital of Quito before going on to explore the remote and wildly beautiful Galápagos Islands

What's Included

Land-Programme Galápagos Island after the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

Onboard Activities

Route overview

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

Colón, Panama

Day 1

Connecting two oceans

Day 2

Afro-Colombian vibes

Day 3

Relax on board

Day 4

Made in Montecristi

Day 5

Ecuador’s other Galápagos

Day 6

Growing green gold

Day 7

At your leisure

Day 8

Ancient kingdoms

Day 9

On a high

Day 10

Views from the ‘Middle of the World’

Day 11

Arriving at Santa Cruz Island

Day 12

Galápagos Island–Hopping

Day 13-14

Return to mainland Ecuador

Day 15

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Programmes

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