CTA Travel

9-night Panama and Pre-Columbian Treasures Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
L'Austral
Destination:
Fuerte Amador/Callao
Departure Date:
10/23/2019
Length:
9
Offer ID:
1311240
from
$3930

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Fuerte Amador
10/23/2019
10/23/2019 11:00:00 PM

For many years this small island, accessible from the mainland by a causeway, was off-limits. A former headquarters of the U.S. Army and Naval Forces, this island is now developing into an upscale destination. Today visitors can enjoy the first class amenities ashore, go shopping in a luxurious new shopping plaza or tour colonial Old Panama.

Mogo Mogo
10/24/2019
10/24/2019

No information currently available.

Playa de Muertos
10/25/2019
10/25/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/26/2019
10/26/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/27/2019
10/27/2019

No information currently available.

Guayaquil
10/28/2019
10/28/2019

This tropical city of over two million people spreads out along the banks of chocolate-colored Guayas River, about 12 miles from Gulf of Guayaquil. The river, navigable for the largest of ocean vessels, makes this one of the Pacific's most important and best-protected ports. Visitors find the city itself is primarily valued as a gateway for the Galapagos Island and the rest of the country. Ecuador's scenic capital Quito can be reached via a 45-minute flight from Guayaquil. Lush green hillsides, snow-capped volcano cones and brilliant sunshine combine to make the city a charming surprise. Guayaquil offers a rich and interesting history. The meeting of Bolivar and San Martin is commemorated with the colonnaded La Rotunda facing the river. Other attractions include Colon Park where the city was founded, the Santo Domingo Church and the cemetery, often called the White City. With its elaborate tombs and monuments, this is one of South America's most striking burial grounds.

At Sea
10/29/2019
10/29/2019

No information currently available.

Salaverry
Suggested Private Excursion
10/30/2019
10/30/2019

This is the port for Trujillo, the "Lordly City," whose elegant mansions and churches reflect the aristocracy of the Spanish colonial era. Here you may opt for a thrilling excursion to Chan-Chan, an immense and magnificent enclave that since A.D. 1300 has been the center of the sophisticated Chim culture.

Suggested Private Excursions

SALAVERRY: Moche ancient oracles - 3.5 hours

SALAVERRY: Huaca Dragon and Chan Chan - 3.5 hours

SALAVERRY: El Brujo Archeological Complex and Dama de Cao Museum - 5 hours

Trujillo (Salaverry), Peru
10/30/2019
10/30/2019

The essence of Trujillo. Trujillo, Peru - Peru's most important northern city, is summed up each year during the floral Spring Festival. Barefoot women wearing white lace skirts and blouses, with ornate gold filigree ornaments dangling from their earlobes, spin and whirl through the streets in the traditional marinera dance. Charming, simple, formal and delicate - all are characteristics of this coastal city, making it the perfect spot to explore Peru's gentle but fiercely patriotic north. Trujillo is also noted for its colorful colonial architecture, with building painted in bright blues, yellows, reds and oranges. A circular street called Espana encloses the center of town, and most of the fascinating city sites are within this ring. Trujillo is an excellent place to sample ceviche ( a mixture of raw fishes marinated in a lime juice marinade) and other local seafood. On the fringe of Trujillo are the ruins of Chan Chan, possible the world's largest adobe city that was, at one time, home to the Chimu Indian tribe. Nearby Huanchaco Beach is a great spot for surfers, and an outgoing, friendly fishing village. The fisherman still utilize the handmade totora reed boats, called caballitos (little horses) because of the way they are ridden: riders do not sit on the boats, but straddle them on their knees. The design of these curved, peapod-shaped boats has changed little from the craft used by pre-Inca fishing tribes. Further north is Piura, Peru, a hot commercial city best known for its folk dance, the tondero, and the black magic practiced by the descendents of black slaves. The tondero is a lively, barefoot Afro-Peruvian dance accompanied by strong rhythmic music and dancers in multicolored outfids. Many Lima business executives travel to this region every year to consult with the area's brujos - witches, folk healers and fortune tellers.

Chan Chan
10/30/2019
10/30/2019

No information currently available.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
10/23/2019
Number of Nights
9
Cruise Inclusions:
  • A cruise in partnership with Cuisine et Vins de France.
  • UNESCO sites: the Chan Chan archeological site; the Darien National Park; Quito; Machu Picchu; the historic center of Lima from Callao.
  • In the Darien National Park, exceptional encounter with the Embera people, who are strongly attached to their traditions and their ancestral way of life.
  • Lima and its exceptional architectural heritage from colonial times.
  • On this cruise, one excursion per day, per port of call and per person is included from a selection of free tours.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1311240

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