Inca History, Colonial Highlights & the Panama Canal

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15 days

Cruise Overview

Discover some of South America's most incredible historic sights

  • 15-day expedition cruise through the Panama Canal and down South America's Pacific coast to see fascinating Inca and colonial history brought to life.

  • Visit indigenous coastal communities as you journey to Ecuador, Peru and Chile, and learn about their unique cultures with your Expedition Team.

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, tour the Ballestas Islands and its colourful wildlife, and discover archaeological mysteries.

From the Atlantic to the Pacific

Your expedition cruise starts from Colón, with a tour through the Panama Canal's intricate series of locks, and then south to Manta in Ecuador. Visit the home of Panama hats in Montecristo, and Puerto Bolivar.

Uncover ancient Inca mysteries

In Peru, you'll explore lively Lima and its UNESCO-listed historic centre. A visit to the Ballestas Islands will excite wildlife watchers, and you can also see the mysterious Nazca Lines, etched into the Pisco Valley. You'll then sail on to Chile and the beautiful resort cities of Arica, Iquique and La Serena, before your cruise ends in Valparaíso.


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 Bolivar

Day 5

Science and leisure

Day 6

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Day 7

Ancient and modern Lima

Day 8

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 9

Clear skies, cool climate

Day 10

Sunny Arica

Day 11

Iquique and the Atacama

Day 12

Relax at sea

Day 13

Stunning La Serena

Day 14

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 15

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 14-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

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

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

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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