Diverse Cultures and National Parks of Latin America (Northbound)

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Departure date
April 9, 2023
18 days

Uncover the flavour of Latin America on this incredible adventure

  • 18-day expedition cruise exploring the unique cultures and stunning national parks of five countries along Latin America's glorious coastline.

  • Explore colourful cities, idyllic resorts and stunning scenery in places like Paracas National Reserve and the wildlife-rich Ballestas Islands.

  • Celebrate ancient and modern cultures and enjoy delicious cuisine as we cruise from Chile to Costa Rica via Peru's capital Lima, plus Ecuador and Panama.

Vibrant cities, old and new

From UNESCO-listed Valparaíso, pretty La Serena, and sunny Iquique and Arica, through to the ancient and mystical cities of Lima and Trujillo, unique and fascinating experiences abound on this expedition cruise.

South American wildlife paradise

Visit the biodiverse Ballestas Islands and spot wildlife among the yellow dunes and red beaches of Paracas. Explore Parque National Machalilla and the hidden gem of Cebaco Island in Panama, before seeing animals like toucans, iguana, sloths and monkeys in Costa Rican national parks.

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Colourful houses in Valparaíso

Day 1

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Church with big tress in front in La Serena, Chile.

Day 2

Stunning La Serena

Looking out to sea from up on deck

Day 3

Relax on board

Old mine in the desert, Iquique, Humberstone.

Day 4

Iquique and the Atacama

Bird stands on beach in Arica at sunset.

Day 5

Sunny Arica

Woman and man on outdoor deck looking for birds, pointing and looking in binoculars.

Day 6

Fresh salt air

Birds sitting on a rock, Ballestas Islands

Day 7

Ballestas and Nazca

Fountain on a square with palm trees, large beautiful buildings in the background.

Day 8

Ancient and modern Lima

Day 9

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Man in shirt, onboard photographer, standing with a camera in the expedition lounge.

Day 10

A leisurely day at sea

Hummingbird sitting in a tree.

Day 11

Bountiful Puerto Bolivar

Day 12

Machalilla National Park

An aerial view of Montecristi, near Manta

Day 13

Manta and Montecristi

Microscopes in the Science Center onboard the ship.

Day 14

Crossing the Equator

Man snorkeling among corals and fish.

Day 15

Island idyll of Cebaco

Two red parrots sitting in a tree in Golfito, Costa Rica.

Day 16

Wildlife of Golfito

White beach and turquoise water in Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica.

Day 17

Local life in Quepos

Peninsula going into the Ocean, with a long pier in Puntarenas.

Day 18

Arrival in Puntarenas

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Young Explorers Programme

Welcome all young explorers

South America

Diverse Cultures and National Parks of Latin America (Northbound)