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Diverse Cultures and National Parks of Latin America (Northbound)


Departure date
18 days

Cruise Overview

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.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

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

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 1

Stunning La Serena

Day 2

Relax on board

Day 3

Iquique and the Atacama

Day 4

Sunny Arica

Day 5

Fresh salt air

Day 6

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 7

Ancient and modern Lima

Day 8

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Day 9

A leisurely day at sea

Day 10

Bountiful Puerto Bolivar

Day 11

Machalilla National Park

Day 12

Manta and Montecristi

Day 13

Crossing the Equator

Day 14

Island idyll of Cebaco

Day 15

Wildlife of Golfito

Day 16

Local life in Quepos

Day 17

Arrival in Puntarenas

Day 18

What's included

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics 
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes 
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track  
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats  
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings 

What's not included

  • International flights  

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team   

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Included Programmes

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

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