Machu Picchu, Inca History & Highlights of South America

Price from
$7,527

Departure Dates
3 departures between Oct 2023 and Oct 2023

Journey to Machu Picchu and beyond on this definitive South American tour

  • 11-day expedition cruise discovering the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Cusco and many other highlights along the South American coast.

  • Visit Lima and unique, characterful communities. Explore an abandoned Atacama Desert mining town, the Ollantaytambo royal estate and Sacsayhuamán Fortress.

  • Enjoy optional tours to the famous Nazca Lines, or see Ballestas Islands' wildlife, including Humboldt penguins, turtles, Peruvian Boobies, humpback whales and more.

Rich Incan history

Remnants of a long-lost Inca civilisation are all around. Explore the cliff-carved royal estate at Ollantaytambo and bask in glorious views from Sacsayhuamán fortress. The luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train will take you in style to the ruins of the spectacular Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Vibrant cities

From cosmopolitan charm and innovative Peruvian cuisine to La Serena's colonial churches and the history and beaches of Arica, this tour encompasses the true highlights of colourful South America.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 10-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 (on MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridjtof Nansen)
  • 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 trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Expedition Machu Picchu/Peru before the expedition cruise

  • One night in Lima and two nights at Hotel Tambo del Inka, including breakfast
  • 3-course set lunch and dinner on Day 2 and 3, and packed lunch on Day 4
  • Return economy flight Lima-Cusco-Lima
  • All transfers and train rides as described, including English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee as listed in 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

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

  • Optional Pre- and Post-Programmes

Route overview

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

Lima's UNESCO treasures

Day 1

Sacred Valley and Cusco

Day 2

Mystical Machu Picchu

Day 3

Cusco, city of the Incas

Day 4

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 5

A day at sea

Day 6

Sunny Arica

Day 7

Iquique and the Atacama

Day 8

Relax on board

Day 9

Stunning La Serena

Day 10

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 11

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Programmes

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