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Hurtigruten Group

Highlights of South America – Land and Sea Expedition

Price from $10,834

Departure date
14 days
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Cruise Overview

14-day expedition cruise through the Panama Canal and down South America's Pacific coast to Lima with crossing of the Andean Plateau 

14-day expedition cruise through the Panama Canal and down South America's Pacific coast to Lima with crossing of the Andean Plateau 

The legendary Panama Canal 

Sail through the legendary Panama Canal as we head off on a South American adventure.   

From the jungles of Central America to the high-altitude Andean Plateau of the Altiplano, you’ll visit the community where Panama hats are made, as well as the intriguing ruins of ancient Chan Chan. After a week at sea exploring the highlights of the Pacific coast, your adventure turns inland, and discover Lima on a panoramic bus tour. 

Mysteries of the Andes 

Flying to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, you’ll discover the region’s enigmatic treasures including Machu Picchu before continuing to high altitude Lake Titicaca. Here, you’ll be welcomed by the Uru people who live upon floating islands, and visit the tombs of Sillustani. You’ll return to Lima on your final stop, giving you the chance to find out all about South America’s hottest culinary destination.

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

Embarking at Colón  

Day 1

Through the Panama Canal

Day 2

On the way to Ecuador 

Day 3

Made in Montecristi  

Day 4

Bountiful Puerto López

Day 5

Science and leisure 

Day 6

Trujillo and Chan Chan 

Day 7

Ancient and modern Lima 

Day 8

Imperial Cusco    

Day 9

Mystical Machu Picchu  

Day 10

The Altiplano Path   

Day 11

The Uro people of Lake Titicaca  

Day 12

Sillustani tombs    

Day 13

Lima’s UNESCO treasures 

Day 14

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings


  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 
  • The land programme in Peru takes place at high altitudes. Lake Titicaca´s altitude is approximately 12,500 feet and the city of Cuzco’s altitude is approximately 11,100 feet and may require a certain level of physical fitness. The order of sights may vary

Land –Programme: Peru/Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca (after the cruise)

  • Two nights at a hotel in Lima, including breakfast  
  • Two nights at a hotel in Cusco and two nights at a hotel in Puno, including half board 
  • Set lunch on Days 8-10 and 12. Picnic lunch on Days 11 and 13. 
  • Flight in economy class from Lima to Cusco and Juliaca to Lima 
  • All transfers, excursions and train rides as described, including English-speaking guides 
  • Entrance fees according to the programme 

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

Excursions & Activities

Learn more about what you can experience when going with us

Pre-post programmes

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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