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Retrace the footsteps of the great scientist Charles Darwin on this exciting journey through the Galapagos. Head out on land and sea excursions and come face to face with the most fascinating creatures. Feel the adrenaline rush when you snorkel with sea turtles, sea lions, fishes and even, sharks! An exhilarating yet safe adventure. Cruise to different islands and spot an impressive variety of birds, including blue-footed boobies, waved albatross, Galapagos hawks, and animals such as iguanas, the Galapagos tortoise, and more. Be part of enlightening sessions with your expert naturalist and learn about the region’s flora, fauna, habitat, and topography. In Panama City, visit the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal and witness the raising and lowering of the Miraflores Locks. Stroll through the flower-lined alleys of Casco Viejo, the historic district that is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Revel in the many sights of the city, taking breaks in between at one of the many charming restaurants to tuck in some traditional fare.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2GuayaquilIguana Park, Palace of Administration, Cristal Palace, WaterfrontWyndham Guayaquil, Hilton Colon
2 - 6GalápagosUNESCO World Heritage Site Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina Island, TrekkingArchipell Cruise, Petrel
6 - 8Panama CityPanama Canal, Casco Viejo & Panamá Viejo, Dining & Entertainment, Beaches & RainforestDoubleTree by Hilton Panama City, Central Hotel Panama

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  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to your hotel with an assistant


1 Night

Guayaquil, the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ is Ecuador’s largest city and an important trading center of this small Andean country.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
Hilton Colon – Opt 2
RoomHilton Colon-Executive
Day 2 - 6

Transfer to the airport with an assistant

Flight from Guayaquil to Baltra (1 h, 50 min)

Transfer to the cruise ship at the port


4 Nights

Located 1400 km west of mainland Ecuador and reached by small boats, the Galapagos Islands are a strictly protected, beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site.

Included Activities

Four Nights Archipel Cruise (B2) Baltra-San Cristobal

  • Thursday: Baltra airport – Santa Cruz, highlands
  • Friday: Floreana (Cormorant Point, Champion Is., Post Office)
  • Saturday: Española (Gardner Bay, Suarez Point)
  • Sunday: San Cristobal (Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo)
  • Monday: San Cristobal Island (Lobos Island), San Cristobal airport

On this itinerary you can see tortoises, sea lions, marine iguanas, cormorants, flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks, finches, frigates, Nazca & blue-footed boobies, waved albatross (seasonally). Snorkeling: tropical fish, sea lions, occasionally sharks and sea turtle. (Snorkeling included, wetsuits extra cost)

Included Activities at Petrel
Aboard the Petrel you can enjoy many shore excursions as part of your cruise experience, and of course, all onboard meals and soft drinks are also included. Experience the Galapagos Islands with a bilingual naturalist and local assistant as you soak up the diverse fauna of the archipelago, as well as striking volcanic features and places of historic interest. To find more information please visit: Petrel Cruise

Hotel Options
Archipell Cruise – Opt 1
RoomMain Deck
MealsFull Board plus Activities
Petrel – Opt 2
MealsFull Board & Activities
Day 6 - 8

Transfer to the airport

Morning flight from Baltra to Guayaquil (1 h, 50 min)

Flight from Guayaquil to Panama City

You will be transferred from Panama City Airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Panama City

2 Nights

Discover Panama City, the hip cosmopolitan capital of the Isthmus of Panama, and a melting pot of diverse cultures in Central America. Between baroque facades in the chic colonial neighborhood of Casco Viejo and ruins of Panamá Viejo, to the modern metropolis with a splendid skyline, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.

Included Activities

Personalized Tour of Panama City and the Panama Canal
Discover the capital’s top attractions including the Panama Canal – an engineering wonder – accompanied by a naturalist guide. Drive to the Ancon Hill viewpoint to take in spectacular views of the city keeping an eye out for native wildlife including armadillos, tamarins, and sloths. Bike or drive along the Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), which connects the mainland to the small manmade islands of Naos, Perico, and Flamenco. Explore the Punta Culebra Nature Center on Naos Island, hunt for local handicrafts at Centro Artesanal, or tuck into local cuisine at one of the restaurants in the area. Explore the landmarks of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo as you listen to your knowledgeable guide narrating its colorful history. At the historic Panama Canal, watch the Miraflores Locks in action with ships being raised and lowered between sea level and the Miraflores Lake. Later, enjoy interactive displays exhibited at the Miraflores Visitors Center. (Available from Tuesdays to Sundays; Full Day; Start Time: 0830 hrs; End Time: 1500 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Lunch included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses & sun hats. Don’t forget your camera).

Explore Panama City on your own
Begin your day in Panama City with a hike in Parque Natural Metropolitano, home to sloths, tamarin monkeys, and exotic birds. Visit the Miraflores Locks and the Agua Clara Visitor Center to watch cruise liners and container ships traverse the Panama Canal that connects the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. Wandering about the historic heart of Casco Viejo, admire a bunch of colonial-style churches overlooking atmospheric plazas, and cobblestone streets flanked by beautifully restored buildings. Browsing the iconic, kitsch ‘Lipstick Mami’ murals, drop by Pedro Mandinga to socialize over artisanal rums, and Bajareque Coffee House to sample the prized Geisha. See handcrafted Molas at the local market, and stroll about the pedestrianized Avenida Central. Take in panoramic vistas of Panama City’s skyline from Amador Causeway and the four islands in Panama Bay. Learn about Panama’s natural history at the color-blocked Biomuseo designed by Frank Gehry, and people watch with a raspao in hand at the Conta Costera waterfront park. You could also set out to explore the 16th century ruins of Panamá Viejo, and the mangroves nearby. (Full Day; Self-exploring Activity & No transfers)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room

You will be transferred from your hotel to Panama City airport in a private vehicle

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 5,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 8,190 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities & excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees & meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Visa & tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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