Machu Picchu & National Parks of South America

Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

Visit Machu Picchu and South America's stunning national parks

  • 14-day expedition cruise seeing some of South America's most beautiful scenery and unique communities, in Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica.

  • Discover UNESCO-listed wonders, from Lima's ancient temple ruins to majestic Machu Picchu and the Inca fortresses of Ollantaytambo and Sacsayhuamán.

  • Take the opportunity to visit two glorious national parks and a nature reserve in South America, seeing incredible wildlife along the way.

Mysterious Inca ruins

After a night in Lima, we'll fly to the heart of the ancient Incan empire, Cusco. Explore ancient fortresses before taking the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Rich South American cultures

Visit historic ruins in Salaverry, try delicious seafood in the port of Puerto Bolivar and buy a genuine Panama hat in Montecristi. See stunning mangrove swamps in Golfito, rare birds in Machalilla, magnificent coral reefs in Cebaco and the lagoons of Manuel Antonio National Park.


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

Lima’s UNESCO treasures

Day 1

Cusco - the Sacred Valley

Day 2

Mystical Machu Picchu

Day 3

Cusco, city of the Incas

Day 4

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Day 5

A leisurely day at sea

Day 6

Bountiful Puerto Bolivar

Day 7

Machalilla National Park

Day 8

Manta and Montecristi

Day 9

Crossing the Equator

Day 10

Island idyll of Cebaco

Day 11

Wildlife of Golfito

Day 12

Quepos and Manuel Antonio

Day 13

Arrival in Puntarenas

Day 14

What's included

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

  • 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 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

Included Programmes

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

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