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Colon to Guayaquil
31 Oct - 8 Nov
8 Nights
8 Ports
Silversea Expeditions

Colon to Guayaquil

31 October - 8 November 2020
From £5,600 pp
Many Silversea cruises now include free flights and transfers. Please call us for details of current promotions.

Duration

8 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

8 Ports

31 October - 1 November

Setting sail from Colón

Situated at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal, Colón takes its name from Christopher Columbus, known in Spanish as Cristóbal Colón, although it's hard to imagine the famous explorer would find much reason to linger here nowadays. Once a thriving port, the city is now in a state of seemingly terminal decline, its colonial architecture crumbling and the modern city beset by social problems. It's not somewhere you will want to hang around for long, and serves merely as a gateway to the Canal, which will carry you to much nicer places.

Our tip

The wildlife in the region is amazing, particularly the birds, so if you have the slightest interest then extend your stay in Panama.

2 November

Panama: Darién Jungle

3 November

Colombia: Bahia Solano

Humpback whale in Bahia Solano, Colombia

3-4 November

Colombia: Utría National Park

5 November

Colombia: Gorgona Island

Capuchin monkey on Gorgona island, Colombia

6 November

Ecuador: Isla de La Plata

7 November

Ecuador: Machala

Green bananas in Machala, Ecuador

8 November

Arriving in Guayaquil

Guayaquil is Ecuador's largest city and most important commercial centre, and acts as the gateway to the Pacific coast and the wildlife haven of the Galapagos Islands. It's a busy, buzzing sort of place, centred around the pleasant riverfront Malecón promenade, where you'll find some great restaurants and the impressive Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art. The historic district of La Peña is home to pretty, brightly coloured colonial architecture, and the city also has some nice parks and green spaces, so there is enough to warrant spending a day or two here before or after a Galapagos cruise.

Don't miss

In our opinion this city is fine, but there is really nothing unmissable here. Don’t miss flying away from here to visit the Galapagos!

The Ship

Your home from home

Silver Explorer in Antarctica
Silver Explorer - Veranda Suite
Silver Explorer - Hot Rocks restaurant

Thrilling, awe-inspiring and unforgettable – Silver Explorer takes just 144 privileged travellers on genuine adventures to some of the most remote regions of the planet.

What we love

The intimate Silver Explorer gives you a magical home from home as you visit places with no tourism infrastructure whatsoever. Without the ship, you simply wouldn't be able to get there. But as it is, you can travel like an intrepid Explorer, without any compromise on style or comfort.

Capacity 144 Guests
Crew 117 International Staff
Style Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals including room service and hot rocks on deck in the evening
  • All drinks including wines and spirits
  • Stimulating lecture programme with expert naturalists and guides
  • All excursions and zodiac rides
  • Snorkel equipment on warm water cruises
  • Silversea complimentary parka for polar itineraries
  • Voyage DVD
  • Gratuities
More about Silver Explorer

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Isla Palenque, Panama

Stay a little longer in Panama

It’s not in Colón, but if you want to extend your stay we propose Isla Palenque, off the Pacific coast of Panama – tricky to get to, but not to be missed.

Spider monkey in Panama

Explore the Panamian jungle

Take a canopy tour and swing between great trees, seeing the wildlife as you go. Watch out – it’s not for the faint-hearted!

Hotel Oro Verde, Guayaquil

Where to stay in Guayaquil

The Oro Verde is conveniently located for the airport.

Cycling around Santay Island, Ecuador

Around Guayaquil

Take a bicycle tour to Santay Island, a wilderness in the middle of the river, joined to the city by a new pedestrian bridge.

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Colon to Guayaquil

31 October - 8 November 2020
From £5,600 pp

Duration

8 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

8 Ports

Ship

Silver Explorer of Silversea Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London