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Coastal Adventure: Costa Rica to Peru

San Jose to Callao (Lima) - Example 12 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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Board the Scenic Eclipse for an amazing 12-day experience exploring one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet; landscapes of rainforest lakes, tropical beaches, volcanoes and an impressive variety of wildlife. On this voyage, Scenic Eclipse will take you to explore some of the most fascinating archaeological sites, vibrant cultures and brilliant cities along the South American coastline from Costa Rica to Peru that will make this voyage truly unforgettable.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San José to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica | Embark
Day 2 : Isla Tortugas | Curú National Park
Day 3 : Quepos
Day 4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Darién National Park, Panama
Day 6 : Utria National Park, Colombia
Day 7 : At Sea
Day 8 : Isla de la Plata, Ecuador
Day 9 : At Sea
Day 10 : Salaverry, Peru
Day 11 : Isla Guanape
Day 12 : Lima (Callao), Peru | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the Curú Wildlife Refuge
  • Explore Darién National Park, an important UNESCO World Heritage-listed site
  • Venture into the rainforest with a local guide at Utria National Park
  • Discover Isla de la Plata, a small island off Ecuador’s central coast

Ship

Scenic Eclipse

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Red-eyed tree frog on leaf Fresh produce at a market Aerial view of San Jose city Wild Darien jungle Macaw in the jungle
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Day 1 San José to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica | Embark

Board Scenic Eclipse, your home away from home, in the early afternoon to explore beautiful Costa Rica and Panama.

Day 2 Isla Tortugas | Curú National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, you awake in a tropical paradise, Isla Tortugas. Remote and pristine, it will ease you gently into your Costa Rica adventure.

On arrival at Curú National Park, visit the Curú Wildlife Refuge. Be introduced to a variety of wildlife that thrives here, including up to 200 species of birds, capuchin and howler monkeys as well as sloths and anteaters.

Day 3 Quepos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Whether a wildlife lover, thrill-seeker or budding chef, today there is an array of activities that will suit you.

Freechoice: Take a boat ride through the mangroves and learn about this a unique and fragile ecosystem, or join a guide through the trails of the Extravaganza Rainforest. Experience a fun and informative tour of local cuisine, or if you would like some adventure, fly through the treetops of the Titi Canopy or have surf lessons in Manuel Antonio Beach.

Day 4 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a relaxed day at sea onboard Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate. Why not choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or try one of the therapy lounges in Senses Spa.

Day 5 Darién National Park, Panama

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Darién National Park is one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites in Central America and is only accessible by water on a small ship. A natural bridge spanning the two Americas, it houses a myriad of habitats, ranging from rocky coastlines and sandy beaches to mangroves. It is one of the few remaining examples in the world of a protected area inhabited by humans.

Day 6 Utria National Park, Colombia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sitting on Colombia’s Pacific coast is the lush tract of Utría National Park. From coral reefs and mangroves in the marine realm to tropical rainforest and rocky beaches where sea turtles come to lay their eggs, few places in the world encompass the diversity of Utría’s ecosystems.

Today choose one of the Freechoice activities or join a more active Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Choose to experience a mangrove swamp on walkways that wind through this fragile ecosystem, or visit Playa Blanca and take the opportunity to explore one of the white beaches of the Colombian Pacific coast at the leisure.

Discovery: Venture into the rainforest with a local guide to see an amazing wealth of plant and animal life, or kayak the calm waters of Utria and witness the great wealth of bird and other animal life in this rich habitat.

Day 7 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relaxation beckons with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly.

Day 8 Isla de la Plata, Ecuador

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Isla de la Plata is a small island off Ecuador’s central coast. Part of Machalilla National Park, the uninhabited island features beaches, headlands, and shrubland. It’s known for its many marine birds, like the blue-footed and masked boobies.

Day 9 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The relaxation continues. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or tempt your palate with a wine tasting.

Day 10 Salaverry, Peru

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Salaverry is the gateway to the cultural capital of Peru, picturesque Trujillo and the amazing ruins of Chan Chan.

Freechoice: Discover the sacred adobe temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon or explore the amazing World Heritage-listed site of Chan Chan. Alternatively, choose to tour the charming colonial city of Trujillo and the Archaeological Museum.

Enrich: Be amazed with the grace and elegance of the Peruvian Paso horse in a charming display of these beautiful and authentic animals.

Day 11 Isla Guanape

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Lying off the Pacific Ocean coast of Peru this small island chain is a wildlife refuge and home to large colonies of inquisitive Southern seas lions and hundreds of seabirds.

Day 12 Lima (Callao), Peru | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The cruise ends this morning in Callao (Lima) as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight homeward.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite BD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite AD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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Panorama Suite P
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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Owner's Penthouse Suite OP
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • The services of a Cruise Director, Discovery Leader (if applicable) and/or Tour Director as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on embarkation and disembarkation days
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Specialist Discovery Team
  • Discovery excursions
  • Active discovery experiences
  • Expert-led range of Scenic Freechoice shore excursions 
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and on shore
Excluded from cruise fare:
  • Any airfare or associated fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • All helicopter, submarine and scuba diving experiences are an additional cost
  • Additional optional activities
  • Laundry services or any items of a personal nature
  • Passport fees and/or Visas
  • Vaccinations; medical assistance; medical serviced on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Spa and beauty treatments on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Overnight accommodation not specified in the itinerary

All Freechoice and Discovery excursions can be booked whilst on board with your cruise or tour director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate.
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