Grand sights like Fort Oranje and colorful Dutch Colonial buildings alternate with casual delights like watching Arubans play dominos and browsing the local markets for aloe and wind chimes. Or lounge on the seductive beaches where you'll have a view of the kitesurfers.
7:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
day 2 Kralendijk, Bonaire
Locals affectionately call it “Playa,” but beaches are only one arrow in your quiver today. In addition to ice cream colored houses and pink flamingos, the island is entirely encircled by a marine park, making it the perfect place to go overboard and explore more than 70 stunning dive sites.
7:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
day 3 Willemstad, Curacao
Savor the pastel colors of the historic Old Town and the way the elaborate Dutch gables cut baroque curlicues from the sky. It’s the perfect appetizer for a day of watersports or an adventure below ground at the magical Hato Caves—filled with eerie limestone formations and ancient petroglyphs.
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
day 5 Santa Marta, Colombia
Romantic Santa Marta has it all: history (Colombia’s oldest city), natural beauty (from gentle bays and beaches to the highest coastal mountain range in the world), and its very own celebrity. Simon Bolivar (“The Liberator”) is known as the George Washington of South America, and this was his Mount Vernon. Visit his beautiful estate or head inland to lush mangrove forests and the remnants of an ancient jungle culture.
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
day 6 Cartagena, Colombia
During the time of the conquistadors, Cartagena stored treasure bound for Spain. It’s still a jewelry box as lovely as the gems once kept inside. The 400-year-old walls that repelled pirates in days gone by now exclude cars from the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town. You can easily spend a day here wandering past fruit-colored buildings, plazas, and monasteries.
Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy. Share your day with new friends over an elegant dinner on your Windstar ship.
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Government fees & taxes are additional.