South America Cruise - Guayaquil to Cartagena

Marine, Guayaquil to Cartagena

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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 Emberá tribe. Transit through the Panama Canal and sail towards the famed San Blas Islands. Finally, end this magical expedition in Cartagena, Colombia’s Caribbean coastal town. Uncover South America’s tropical beat aboard the G Expedition.

What’s included

  • 10 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Isla de la Plata wildlife excursion
  • Darien Jungle and Emberá tribe visit
  • The Shaping of Panama and Miraflores Locks excursion
  • Transit the Panama Canal
  • San Blas Islands excursion
  • Excursion in Bahia Solano
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs on board
  • All transport to/from included activities and between all destinations


  • Sail the spectacular the south american coastline on the g expedition
  • Cruise through the panama canal
  • Get up-close-and-personal with the darien jungle
  • Relax on white-sand beaches
  • Stroll through colonial cartagena


Day 1 Guayaquil Arrival transfer included. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Guayaquil/Salinas (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Transport: Private Vehicle G Expedition
Day 3 Isla de La Plata (1B, 1L, 1D) Head out on a full-day wildlife tour to experience the best of Isla de la Plata. Similar to the Galápagos, prepare to see blue- and red-footed boobies, Peruvian pelicans, frigatebirds and waved albatrosses. Explore more of the area on easy hikes. Included Activities: Isla de la Plata Excursion Transport: G Expedition
Day 4 North Pacific Ocean (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy the on board lecture program with this day at sea. Transport: G Expedition
Day 5 Bahía Solano (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Playa Mecana - Botanical Garden Excursion Chocolatal Waterfall Excursion Huina Fishing Village Excursion Playa de los Deseos Excursion Transport: G Expedition
Day 6 Punta Alegre/Darien Jungle Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D) Leave the ship in Punta Alegre for the day and transfer to a motorized canoe to journey into the lives of the Emberá 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. Included Activities: Darien Jungle and Emberá Tribe Visit Transport: G Expedition Motorized canoe (0.75 hour(s))
Day 7 Pearl Islands (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Beach Barbecue (Pearl Islands) Transport: G Expedition
Day 8 Panama City (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: The Shaping of Panama and Miraflores Locks Excursion Transport: G Expedition
Day 9 Panama Canal (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Panama Canal Transit Transport: G Expedition
Day 10 San Blas Islands (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: San Blas Islands Excursion Transport: G Expedition
Day 11 Capurganá (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Capurganá Excursion Transport: G Expedition
Day 12 Cartagena (1B) Arrive in colonial Cartagena. Catch a departure transfer to a centrally located hotel where the tour ends on arrival. Included Activities: Departure Day