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Expedition: Darien Jungle to Colonial Lima Cruise

  • Departure DateSun 9th Oct 2022
  • Crystal Cruises Crystal Endeavor
  • 10 Night Cruise From Panama Canal
  • Cruise Only From £6,779 pp

Itinerary

  • Panama Canal
  • Pearl Island
  • Darien Jungle, Panama
  • Utría National Park, Colombia
  • Isla de La Plata
  • Isla Lobos de Tierra
  • Salaverry (Trujillo)
  • Islas Guanape
  • Lima. Peru

What's Included

  • Ultra-luxury accommodation in stylish staterooms
  • All gratuities for dining room and wait staff
  • Dining in each speciality restaurant once per cruise
  • Complimentary select fine wines, premium spirits & champagnes
  • Complimentary bottled water, custom coffees, soft drinks and juices
  • 24-hour In-suite Dining
  • 60 minutes complimentary Wi-Fi and internet per person, per day
  • Butler-serviced suites and penthouses
  • Additional amenities for Suite guests including packing and unpacking, complimentary pressing, shoeshine, dinner reservations, salon and spa appointments, and arranging cocktail parties
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Streamlined sales and booking processes; reduced deposits, admin fees and relaxed schedules for Early Payment Savings and cancellations
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • All Port Taxes & Fees

Prices from pp

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Voyage Code: YEN221009-10

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Day 1 - Panama Canal

Arrive: Sun 09 October 2022 / Depart: Sun 09 October 2022 at 18:00

Situated at the narrowest point in the Americas, the UNESCO-designated Casco Viejo has been revitalized with trendy new cafés, bars and shops. And yet, mere miles from the international fusion of Panama City’s colonial architecture and waterfront steel high-rises you’ll find one of the wildest rainforests in the Western Hemisphere, the Darien Jungle.

Day 2 - Pearl Island

Arrive: Mon 10 October 2022 / Depart: Mon 10 October 2022

The Gulf of Panama is home to the spectacular Pearl Islands archipelago, around 250 small, pristine islands, the majority of which are uninhabited. These biologically diverse isles, rich in bird and marine life, are a paradise for those interested in scuba diving, whale watching and exploring the delicate flora and fauna of the islands’ wildlife preserves. Enjoy a relaxing day snorkeling in crystal clear waters off spectacular beaches or exploring remote jungle trails of the stunning interior.

Day 3 - Darien Jungle, Panama

Arrive: Tue 11 October 2022 / Depart: Tue 11 October 2022

The isolated Darién Jungle in eastern Panama stretches along the border with Colombia and encompasses the UNESCO-listed Darién National Park. The ecologically diverse landscape of the Darién Jungle is one of the world's top spots for bird-watching, with such species as tanagers, manakins, macaws, toucans and eagles sharing the lush habitat with an array of wildlife, including spider monkeys and sloths. The region also hosts a number of indigenous tribes living in traditional villages.

Day 4 - Utría National Park, Colombia

Arrive: Wed 12 October 2022 / Depart: Wed 12 October 2022

The dramatic mountain rainforests and marine environment of the Ensenada de Utria Natural National Park showcase some of Colombia’s most magnificent natural resources. With a warm, humid climate and some of the highest rainfall in the world, the region is a paradise for those wishing to explore rich coral reefs, waters inhabited by sea turtles, dolphins, whales and over 180 species of fish, and protected forestland that is home to spider monkeys, sloths, and a highly diverse bird population.

Day 5 - Gorgona Island

Day 6 - Isla de La Plata

Arrive: Fri 14 October 2022 / Depart: Fri 14 October 2022

Floating in the Pacific just off the coast of Ecuador is Isla de la Plata, a small, uninhabited island whose name translates to Island of Silver, possibly inspired by the legend of pirate Sir Francis Drake's buried silver and gold treasure. Its rugged landscape of beaches, sheer clifftops and shrubland are part of the Machalilla National Park. Blue-footed boobies roam its two square miles, along with a host of other animal species that are found on the more famous Galápagos Islands.

Day 7 - Isla Lobos de Tierra

Arrive: Sat 15 October 2022 / Depart: Sat 15 October 2022

Located about 12 miles off the Pacific Coast of Peru is Isla Lobos de Tierra, a rocky and virtually barren landscape that is among the protected guano islands, islets and capes along the Peruvian coast that are tentatively listed for UNESCO World Heritage Site inclusion. Once a major guano mining center, today it is known for the thousands of seabirds that flock to its windswept shores to breed. These include guanay cormorants, kelp gulls, Peruvian pelicans, and three species of boobies.

Day 8 - Salaverry (Trujillo)

Arrive: Sun 16 October 2022

The port of Salaverry leads the way to Trujillo, Peru’s second largest city. The area is an archaeological treasure trove thanks to two pre-Inca civilizations: the Mochicas, who erected two pyramids, the Sun Temple and the Moon Temple; and the Chimu, whose adobe city of Chan Chan is now excavated. Later occupied by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, the colonial flavor of Trujillo is still very much evident in the architecture of its old churches and historic mansions.

Day 8 - Salaverry (Trujillo)

The port of Salaverry leads the way to Trujillo, Peru’s second largest city. The area is an archaeological treasure trove thanks to two pre-Inca civilizations: the Mochicas, who erected two pyramids, the Sun Temple and the Moon Temple; and the Chimu, whose adobe city of Chan Chan is now excavated. Later occupied by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, the colonial flavor of Trujillo is still very much evident in the architecture of its old churches and historic mansions.

Day 9 - Salaverry (Trujillo)

Depart: Mon 17 October 2022

The port of Salaverry leads the way to Trujillo, Peru’s second largest city. The area is an archaeological treasure trove thanks to two pre-Inca civilizations: the Mochicas, who erected two pyramids, the Sun Temple and the Moon Temple; and the Chimu, whose adobe city of Chan Chan is now excavated. Later occupied by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, the colonial flavor of Trujillo is still very much evident in the architecture of its old churches and historic mansions.

Day 9 - Islas Guanape

Arrive: Mon 17 October 2022 / Depart: Mon 17 October 2022

Off the Pacific Coast of La Libertad, Peru, lie the uninhabited islands of Guañape Norte, Guañape Sur, and a number of islets, comprising a group of islands known as Islas Guañape. Long exploited for their bounty of bird droppings, which can be used as an agricultural fertilizer, today the islands are protected by Peru's National Reserve System of Guano Islands, Isles and Capes. The islands attract thousands of seabirds, including blue-footed boobies, Inca terns, and Peruvian pelicans.

Day 10 - Lima. Peru

Arrive: Tue 18 October 2022

Lima is called the City of Kings, but a more appropriate nickname might be the City of Museums. Over 20 museums can keep you busy for hours, if not days. One museum displays pottery and textiles from Peru's ancient civilizations; another exhibits 55,000 ceramic pieces; still another is a morbid yet fascinating Museum of the Inquisition. Headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition for nearly three centuries, the building features not just the expected dungeons, but also a beautiful columned façade and carved mahogany ceiling. Lima's streets are something of a museum in and of themselves. Mansions in the colonial district are adorned by ornate balconies. Churches are gorgeous and historic. The monastery at the church of San Francisco, for example, has a room of paintings by Pieter Paul Rubens and Van Dyck.

Day 11 - Lima. Peru

Depart: Wed 19 October 2022

Lima is called the City of Kings, but a more appropriate nickname might be the City of Museums. Over 20 museums can keep you busy for hours, if not days. One museum displays pottery and textiles from Peru's ancient civilizations; another exhibits 55,000 ceramic pieces; still another is a morbid yet fascinating Museum of the Inquisition. Headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition for nearly three centuries, the building features not just the expected dungeons, but also a beautiful columned façade and carved mahogany ceiling. Lima's streets are something of a museum in and of themselves. Mansions in the colonial district are adorned by ornate balconies. Churches are gorgeous and historic. The monastery at the church of San Francisco, for example, has a room of paintings by Pieter Paul Rubens and Van Dyck.

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Exploring in all-suite, all-verandah comfort, a mere 200 guests will be hosted by Crystal’s award-winning staff, attentive butlers, and team of expedition and destination experts. Prepare for unrivaled discovery.

Ship Cabins

Deluxe Suite

King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds) featuring an upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets Height-adjustable dining/coffee table Desk/bar area with refrigerator and integrated power outlets Custom shelving and bar amenities Nespresso coffee machine 55" Ultra-thin OLED TV Personal Safe Full-length mirror Blackout drapery and sheers Double vanity with back-lit mirrors Separate Water Closet with washbasin Glass-enclosed rain head shower with both overhead and handheld showerheads ETRO terry robes, slippers, and bath amenities Electronic “Do Not Disturb” Doorbell Storage Closet for Expedition Gear located in the corridor adjacent to the suite 24-Hour Butler Service

Expedition Suite

Spacious living area Dining area Two separate bedroom areas King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds) featuring upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets Desk/bar area with refrigerator and integrated power outlets Custom shelving and bar amenities Nespresso coffee machine 65" Ultra-thin OLED TV Personal Safe Full-length mirror Blackout curtains and sheers Double vanity with back-lit mirrors Full Jacuzzi bathtub Separate Water Closet with wash basin Glass-enclosed rain head shower with both overhead and handheld showerheads Separate half-bath / powder room for guests ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities Electronic “Do Not Disturb” Doorbell Storage Closet for Expedition Gear located in corridor adjacent to suite 24-hour Butler Service

Expedition Penthouse

Spacious living area Dining area Separate bedroom area King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds) featuring upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets Desk/bar area with refrigerator and integrated power outlets Custom shelving and bar amenities Nespresso coffee machine 65" Ultra-thin OLED TV Personal Safe Full-length mirror Blackout drapery and sheers Double vanity with back-lit mirrors Full Jacuzzi bathtub Separate half-bath / powder room for guests Separate Water Closet with wash basin Glass-enclosed rain head shower with both overhead and handheld showerheads ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities Electronic “Do Not Disturb” Doorbell Storage Closet for Expedition Gear located in corridor adjacent to suite 24-hour Butler Service

Owner’s Suite

Spacious living area Dining area Two separate bedroom areas King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds) featuring upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets Desk/bar area with refrigerator and integrated power outlets Custom shelving and bar amenities Nespresso coffee machine 65" Ultra-thin OLED TV Personal Safe Full-length mirror Blackout drapery and sheers Double vanity with back-lit mirrors Full Jacuzzi bathtub Separate half-bath / powder room for guests Separate Water Closet with wash basin Glass-enclosed rain head shower with both overhead and handheld showerheads ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities Electronic “Do Not Disturb” Doorbell Storage Closet for Expedition Gear located in corridor adjacent to suite 24-hour Butler Service

Penthouse Suite

Spacious living area featuring chaise sofa King-size bed (convertible to two twin beds) featuring upholstered headboard with integrated reading lights King-size pillows and fine Egyptian cotton linens Nightstands with 220V power and USB outlets Height-adjustable dining/coffee table Desk/bar area with refrigerator and integrated power outlets Custom shelving and bar amenities Nespresso coffee machine 55" Ultra-thin OLED TV Personal Safe Full-length mirror Blackout drapery and sheers Double vanity with back-lit mirrors Separate Water Closet with wash basin Glass-enclosed rain head shower with both overhead and handheld showerheads ETRO terry robes, slippers and bath amenities Electronic “Do Not Disturb” Doorbell Storage Closet for Expedition Gear located in corridor adjacent to suite 24-hour Butler Service
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