Day 1: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Welcome to Ecuador!HotelGuayaquil was founded in 1538 and quickly became the largest shipyard in South America, often being attacked by pirates. We recommend a stroll through the historic centre, a visit of the Mercado Artesanal or a walk along the riverfront at Malecon 2000. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Start of the ship expeditionEmbarkationAfter breakfast we take you on a city tour to learn more about the city and its interesting history. The tour ends at the pier where MS Roald Amundsen awaits your embarkation.
Day 3: At sea
Serenity at SeaEnjoy your first day at sea! We will celebrate crossing the Equator with a special ceremony. Our Expedition Team will start the lecture programme, introduce the voyage and let you know about plans for the exciting days ahead.
Day 4: Gorgona Island, Colombia
Gorgona Island National ParkFull daySituated about 35 km off the Colombian Pacific coast, we will spend a day in Gorgona Island National Park, home to 620 square kilometres of rich wildlife and tropical forest.
Day 5: Baha Solano, Colombia
Tropical ParadiseFull dayThe colourful village of Baha Solano is set in magnificent isolation. Beaches are nearby and the jungle with lush tropical flora and fauna awaits you.
Day 6: Darien National Park, Panama
Monkeys, Mangroves and MacawFull dayOur first stop in Panama is Punta Alegre, a little town which gives us access to the Darien National Park, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The tropical rain forest hosts an abundance of wildlife and remarkable plants as well as being home to three indigenous tribes, the Embara, Kuna and Wounaan.
Day 7: Cebaco Island, Panama
Beach LifeFull dayCebaco Island, in the Gulf of Montijo, is Panamas third-biggest island. The main settlement is El Jobo, and the island boasts beautiful beaches with breathtaking coastline offering a variety of activities.
Day 8: Golfito, Costa Rica
Pura Vida in Costa RicaFull dayEnjoy a day of adventure and exploration. Golfito is home to some wonderful views. Come ashore and relax on golden beaches for surfing and swimming. The nearby national park of Piedras Blancas offers fine walking tours through rainforest and the chance to see waterfalls, monkeys, bats and exotic birds.
Day 9: Quepos, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio National ParkFull dayQuepos is the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for three-toed sloths, howler, squirrel and endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys, as well as hundreds of bird species. The park boasts mangroves, lagoons, white-sand beaches, coral reefs and rainforest with hiking trails that are great for exploring.
Day 10: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
A Taste of NicaraguaFull dayWelcome to Nicaragua and the coastal town of San Juan del Sur, known for its long sandy half-moon-shaped beach, green hills, seafood restaurants and laidback surfer lifestyle. Enjoy a relaxed day on the beach and exploring the town or join one of our excursions.
Day 11-12: At sea
At your LeisureDays at sea mean you can join the Expedition Team for interesting lectures, learn the basics of expedition photography, and spend time out on deck enjoying the fresh sea air as you scout for wildlife. Bask in the serenity of a day at sea.
Day 13: Acapulco, Mexico
Pearl of the PacificHalf dayGet to know the famed resort of Acapulco. The stunning landscape with wide bays, sandy beaches and green hills will fascinate you. Visit the botanical garden, the impressive 17th-century fort and of course one of the many beaches.
Day 14-15: At sea
Serenity at SeaWe recap the voyage and enjoy two peaceful days at sea as we make our way north to Baja California. Enjoy the ships many facilities and spend time on deck to scout for wildlife.
Day 16: La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
Viva Mexico!DisembarkationIn the morning, we arrive in Pichilingue, the port of La Paz on the Baja California Peninsula. After disembarking, we recommend visiting La Pazs waterfront malec³n and the historic centre around the Plaza Constituci³n. Viva Mexico!