Inca and Panama Canal Discovery (21 Days)

Cruise Line: Holland America Line
Ship: Zaandam  |  47 Reviews
San Antonio, Chile to Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Dates: 04 Apr 2019 - 24 Apr 2019

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04 Apr 2019
San Antonio, Chile
5:00 PM
05 Apr 2019
Coquimbo, Chile
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
06 Apr 2019
07 Apr 2019
08 Apr 2019
San Martin, Peru
5:00 AM 5:00 PM
09 Apr 2019
Callao, Peru
6:00 AM
10 Apr 2019
Callao, Peru
5:00 PM
11 Apr 2019
Salaverry, Peru
10:00 AM 6:00 PM
12 Apr 2019
DAY 10
13 Apr 2019
Guayaquil, Ecuador
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 11
14 Apr 2019
Manta, Ecuador
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 12
15 Apr 2019
DAY 13
16 Apr 2019
Fuerte Amador (Panama), Panama
7:00 AM
DAY 14
17 Apr 2019
Fuerte Amador (Panama), Panama
4:00 AM
Panama Canal, Panama
5:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 15
18 Apr 2019
DAY 16
19 Apr 2019
Oranjestad, Aruba
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 17
20 Apr 2019
Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 18
21 Apr 2019
Bonaire, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 19
22 Apr 2019
DAY 20
23 Apr 2019
DAY 21
24 Apr 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
7:00 AM
Inca and Panama Canal Discovery map

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For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

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Shore Excursions

Panama Canal, Panama - 17 Apr 2019

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Colon, Panama
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
James Ward's...**Private, Custom** Colonial Panama...10/24/2017
Begin your exploration today at the ruins of Panama Viejo (the old city). Panama City is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the Pacific coast of the Americas. It was founded in 1519 as a consequence of the discovery by the Spanish of the “South Sea” in 1513. The archaeological remains of the original settlement (known today as the Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo) include the Pre-Columbian vestiges of the Cuevan aboriginal occupation of the same name, and currently encompass a UNESCO protected heritage site covering 32 hectares. The settlement was a first rank colonial outpost and seat of a Royal Court of Justice during the 16th and 17th centuries when Panama consolidated its position as an intercontinental hub. Its growth in importance, as it profited from the imperial bullion lifeline, is reflected by the imposing stone architecture of its public and religious buildings. During its 152 years of existence, the town was affected by slave rebellion, fire and an earthquake, but was destroyed in the wake of a devastating attack in 1671 by pirate Henry Morgan. Visit the recently inaugurated on-site museum and climb the cathedral tower.

Continue to Casco Antiguo. In 1673, after the devastating pirate attack, Panama City was moved some 7.5 km west of its original location, to a small peninsula at the foot of Ancon hill, closer to the islands that were used as the port and near the mouth of a river that eventually became the entrance of the Panama Canal. The relocated town, known today as Casco Antiguo or the Historic District of Panama, not only had better access to fresh water but could be fortified. The military engineers, moreover, took advantage of the morphological conditions that complemented the wall surrounding the peninsula, all of which prevented direct naval approaches by an enemy. Several buildings within the District are identified as important for the country’s 17th-20th century heritage. Most outstanding are the churches, above all the metropolitan cathedral with its five aisles and timber roof; San Felipe Neri, San José, San Francisco and especially La Merced with its well-preserved colonial timber roof. The Presidential Palace originally built in the late 17th century and partially reconstructed in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, is a revealing example of the transformations that
characterize the Historic District as a whole. The House of the Municipality, the National Theatre, the Ministry of Government and Justice and the Municipal Palace are outstanding buildings of a more recent period. Casco Antiguo is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Inter-Oceanic Canal Museum.
Lunch will take place at a local restaurant.

This afternoon you will tour the Biodiversity Museum, designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. As a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, the Biodiversity Museum serves as a gateway to new information about the biodiversity and natural history of the Isthmus of Panama. Scientific experts from both the Smithsonian Institute and the University of Panama oversee the contents of the museum and aim at teaching visitors about eco-awareness, conservation and Panama’s extraordinary natural treasures in various unique exhibition galleries. Did you know that the Isthmus of Panama has more bird, mammal, reptile and plant species than the US and Canada together in just 75,990 Km2 (approx. 29,000 square miles)? In fact, 3 million years ago, the emergence of the Isthmus of Panama changed both the climate and the biodiversity in the planet and played a key role in the creation of the world we know today.
Return to your hotel.

Included: Private bilingual guide and driver, museum admission fees, bottled water, lunch.
Not included: Tips for guide and driver

10:00 AM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- The price of lunch is included in this program. One non alcoholic beverage and bottled water is also included.
- We suggest you bring sunscreen as well as insect repellant.
- Please wear shoes with good traction.
- We suggest bringing a rain coat and dressing in light layers.
- You will be asked to indicate any allergies or dietary restrictions upon check out.

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