South America Cruise – Guayaquil to Cartagena

Resort: South America Cruise - Guayaquil to Cartagena
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
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Hoping to sail the turquoise waters of the Caribbean without going on a massive cruise ship? This 12-day South American cruise is just the ticket. Start your journey in Ecuador and sail to its secluded island: Isla de la Plata. Get inside the heart of the Darien Jungle and make meaningful connections with the Ember tribe. Transit through the Panama Canal and sail towards the famed San Blas Islands. Finally, end this magical expedition in Cartagena, Colombias Caribbean coastal town. Uncover South Americas tropical beat aboard the G Expedition.

Itineraries

Day 1
Guayaquil

Arrive at any time and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2
GuayaquilSalinas

Hop on a morning transfer to the port of Salinas. En route, visit a cocoa hacienda for an included lunch before transferring to the ship for a 4pm embarkation.

Day 3
Isla de La Plata

Head out on a full-day wildlife tour to experience the best of Isla de la Plata. Similar to the Galpagos, prepare to see blue- and red-footed boobies, Peruvian pelicans, frigatebirds and waved albatrosses. Explore more of the area on easy hikes.

Day 4
North Pacific Ocean

Enjoy the on board lecture program with this day at sea.

Day 5
Baha Solano

The G Expedition will dock in Bahia Solano just after lunch. Pick one of the four included excursions. Options include hikes through the jungle to see waterfalls, visits to a nearby fishing village, or free time to wander the town and relax on gorgeous beaches.

Day 6
Punta AlegreDarien Jungle Reserve

Leave the ship in Punta Alegre for the day and transfer to a motorized canoe to journey into the lives of the Ember Indian Tribe nestled in the pristine Darien Jungle. Navigate up the Mogue River to this community of the indigenous people of the area. Wander the village and get to know your hosts. Enjoy a presentation of traditional dances.

Day 7
Pearl Islands

With over 200 islands, the Pearl Islands offer world-class beaches and postcard perfect landscapes. Explore this remote area, taking advantage of included snorkelling gear. Take the Zodiacs to stunning snorkelling areas, beautiful beaches or opt to spend time in the sleepy town.

Day 8
Panama City

The G Expedition will reach the Panama Canal with the opportunity to explore this marvel of engineering before the transit through the canal begins tomorrow. Enjoy an included visit to the Miraflores Locks Observation Center to learn more. Walk through the old French Quarter of Panama City to the coast, learning about the history of the area along the way.

Day 9
Panama Canal

With an understanding of the history of the canal and how it works, see it all first hand as the Expedition navigates her way through the canal. Enjoy your first views of the Caribbean when you reach the other side.

Day 10
San Blas Islands

Arrive on the San Blas Islands full of white-sand beaches, palm trees, and crystal-clear blue waters. Spend this free day relaxing on the beach or snorkelling and swimming. Enjoy a visit to a local market and a small town to learn more about the life of the local Kuna Indians.

Day 11
Capurgan

This seldom visited area is a gem in the Caribbean. Take part in excursions to visit the locals, walk through the jungle and enjoy a traditional meal with your new native friends. Enjoy an included walk through the Eco Reserve El Cielo.

Day 12
Cartagena

Arrive in colonial Cartagena. Catch a departure transfer to a centrally located hotel where the tour ends on arrival.

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