For a limited time only you can save up to 25% on your cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer. Offer applies to select cabins only and is subject to availability.

Explore Ecuador’s Isla de la Plata, affectionately referred to as a ‘mini Galapagos’ before venturing north to the jungle-covered remote Pacific coast of Colombia’s Chocó region and Panama, both of which are beckoning to be explored by the adventurous traveller. Hike through virgin rainforest, look out for acrobatic dolphin pods, swim and snorkel in splendid isolation where the jungle meets the ocean, Zodiac cruise upriver to meet Emberá Mogue indigenous community living in the Darién jungle, before crossing the iconic Panama Canal. In Cartagena de Indias, soak up the Afro-Caribbean vibes in this vibrant and colourful UNESCO-protected fort city.

Voyage Highlights

  • Experience the ship as it manoeuvres through the incredible lochs of the Panama Canal

  • Enjoy a warm welcome by the indigenous Emberá Mogue community in Panama’s Darién Jungle

  • Meet blue-footed, red-footed, and Nazca boobies at ‘Poor Man’s Galápagos’ – Isla de la Plata

  • Discover the staggering beauty of Colombia’s Chocó region, a wildlife hotspot where the rainforest meets the Pacific Ocean

  • Soak up the colonial splendour of Cartagena’s old town recognised by UNESCO as place of Outstanding Universal Value

 

DAY 1

Depart the UK to Guayaquil on an overnight flight

DAY 2 - 3

Fly from the UK to Guayaquil, make your own way to our group hotel. Explore Guayaquil on city tour before boarding the Greg Mortimer in the late
afternoon.

DAY 4

Explore Isla de la Plata and encounter similar birds found in the Galápagos Islands such as various species of boobies, frigatebirds and albatross.

DAY 5

At sea.

DAY 6

At Ensenada de Utría, swim at a remote private island, enjoy a mangrove boardwalk teeming with ferns and bromeliads and hear haunting Afro-Pacific acapella songs.

DAY 7

A walk through remote Bahía Solano, a remote village with frontierlike vibe reveals friendly locals eager to meet travellers. Enjoy a guided rainforest walk through a private reserve and learn local indigenous secrets on the use of plants in everyday life.

DAY 8

Zodiac cruise to meet the Embera Mogue community, indigenous inhabitants of the notorious Darién Jungle.

DAY 9

Wander the charming streets of Panama City’s old and colourful colonial quarter in Casco Viejo. Spot wildlife in Gatun Lake inside the Panama Canal.

DAY 10

Hear the incredible stories and history of lives, fortunes and reputations lost during the construction of the Panama Canal as we embark on a full transit of the canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.

DAY 11

At sea.

DAY 12

Disembark in charming Cartagena, a vibrant Afro-Caribbean colonial gem and make your way to your post-cruise 3* hotel in Cartagena.

Day 13 - 14

Transfer to the airport and fly home to the UK on an overnight flight, via Bogota.

Dates & Prices

Depart UK 27th April 2020

Prices from £3,999 per person (including saving)

From price based on a stateroom with porthole - upgrade to a stateroom with a balcony from £1,089 per person (including saving)

Inclusions

  • Economy Class international flights from the UK
  • 1-night pre-voyage hotel stay in Guayaquil
  • 10-day expedition voyage onboard the Greg Mortimer highlights include Isla de la Plata, Ensenada de Utria Park, Bahia Solano, Panama City & Panama Canal Crossing
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner on board the ship (including beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner)
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • 1-night post-voyage 3* hotel stay in Cartagena
  • Transfers throughout
  • Complimentary waterproof dry bag & personalised photo book (post voyage)
  • Complimentary photography workshop onboard the ship
Terms and conditions
  • From price includes advertised saving
  • Valid on new bookings only.
  • Valid on Aurora Staterooms and Balcony Staterooms only.
  • Not available in conjunction with triple share priced cabins.
  • Offer ends on 30 September 2018, or until sold out, whichever comes first.
  • Subject to availability and strictly inventory controlled.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer and can be withdrawn at any time.
  • Not combinable with any other promotion.
  • Offers, prices and availability are subject to change.
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