Ecuador and Panama - From Pacific Cities to Caribbean Islands

This cruise first takes in the rich culture and colonial architecture along Ecuador’s colourful coast, stopping at the ports of Guayaquil, Manta and Puerto Bolivar. We then cross from the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea via the impressive Panana Canal. Spend the next few days hopping around Panama’s string of stunning tropical islands while watching for exotic wildlife and enjoying Yoga classes on deck.
10 Days




Expedition Cruise  

Onboard Activities 

Landing Activities 


Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our planned itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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Itinerary

  1. Metropolis on the Ecuadorian Coast - Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Your journey starts with an overnight in the largest in Ecuador. High-rise buildings line the Guayas River while colorful favelas blanket the hillsides. Visit Malecón 2000, the riverfront town square before posing with tame iganuas in the local park. Extend your adventure by adding a Pre-Program to mystic Machu Picchu or the amazing Galápagos Islands.

  2. Embarkation on MS Fram - Guayaquil, Ecuador

    After breakfast at your hotel, we take you on a guided city tour of Guayaquil by bus to see its highlights and learn about its history. Possible sites of interest include the Clock Tower that dates back to 1842 or Henry Morgan’s pirate ship along the river. The tour ends at the pier where MS Fram awaits your embarkation.

  3. Bananas, Hummingbirds and Petrified Forest - Puerto Bolivar (Machala), Ecuador

    Known as the banana capital of the world, this area is surrounded by banana plantations - approximately 80% of Ecuador’s bananas are shipped through Puerto Bolivar. Join an optional excursion to an organic plantation and learn about their unique process of growing their banana plants – by playing classical music for them. Further ashore you can explore the Buenaventura Reserve where you have the chance to observe hummingbirds, hawks and parakeets, or walk amongst fossilized trees, flowers, and plants in the Petrified Forest of Puyango on one of our optional excursions.

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