Tuesday, June 30, 2010
Following the proposal to turn the Pacific into a luxury destination is the signature Colombia Ecotourism, in association with Aviatur begin operating cruises on the Pacific Coast from August 3.
According to the representatives of the firm, the initial bet is to go through an area with 83,000 square kilometers ideal for ecotourism, for the Pacific region is the second most biodiverse planet.
Throughout the cruise, travelers can find beautiful beaches, mangrove areas, forests and mountains. Besides having the ability to perform activities such as whale watching, bird and fish, diving, kayaking and hiking ecological zones of which up the cruise.
“For those who still have doubts about how beautiful can be the Pacific, it was time to take a look at the Coast and see the beauty,” stated the President of Colombia Ecotourism, added that reservations are made through agencies Aviatur.
It is an ideal vacation for families, because the minimum age for boarding the boat is 5 years. For children under the age of 5, parents must sign a liability release and maximum can be placed two children per cabin.
In addition, cruise ships crossing the Pacific and the Gorgon, Malaga Bay and the border with Panama, can also become an exclusive service to schedule trips for schools, incentives for business trips, conventions and even weddings on board.
In the future, the goal is that the ship may be in the maritime agenda of Colombia, which begins with the sighting of whales, and then articulate it with events like the candle in the championship Cabo de la Vela, the Moon Festival Green San Andrés, the National Beauty Contest in Cartagena and the Festival of the Sea in Santa Marta, among others.
In addition to reconciling domestic and foreign tourists to this area, one of the least explored of Colombia, another objective is to link communities to serve the tourist facilities and services.
On board the Sea Voyager
The ship Sea Voyager cruises held until last December for the National Geographic. She has international classification and is is 100% friendly to the environment as their waters is discharged into the sea before it produces its own fresh water, has a filter to control its air emissions and effective handling of waste is recyclable and biodegradable.
It includes 31 cabins with private bathroom, air conditioning and sea view, is fully carpeted, has a gym, spa, library and dining room for 130 people.
Additional to that is equipped with audiovisual aids for seminars and conferences.
It includes areas such as a lounge bar, a sun deck (where you can sunbathe or enjoy the stars at night) and an observation deck for sightseeing. Passengers are served by 27 Colombian crew. There will be a general practitioner, two divers instructors, a marine biologist and a hobby.
The first trip will begin on August 3 in Balboa, Panama, and will end in Buenaventura.This cruise passes through the Pearl Islands in Panama, the Cape National Park in March, Bahía Solano, Utría Cove, Nuquí Arusí Thermal, Bahia Malaga and Buenaventura. After 17 cruises that will continue as a port of Buenaventura.
Most plans are designed for five days and four nights, but other than seven days and six nights, available from U.S. $ 1,200 per person.
There will be tours of Gorgona with activities such as whale watching and others who will visit the two oceans (Pacific and Caribbean) with stops in Capurganá, Zapzurro, Rosario Islands and Cartagena. By year’s end can take a bearing at the Tayrona Park and the Cabo de la Vela.