Machu Picchu & National Parks of South America

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Departure date
April 13, 2023
14 days

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.

What's Included



Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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


Day 1

Lima’s UNESCO treasures

Lama and a young lady, Cusco

Day 2

Cusco - the Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu

Day 3

Mystical Machu Picchu

Cathedral in Cusco

Day 4

Cusco, city of the Incas

Day 5

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Man in shirt, onboard photographer, standing with a camera in the expedition lounge.

Day 6

A leisurely day at sea

Hummingbird sitting in a tree.

Day 7

Bountiful Puerto Bolivar

Day 8

Machalilla National Park

An aerial view of Montecristi, near Manta

Day 9

Manta and Montecristi

Microscopes in the Science Center onboard the ship.

Day 10

Crossing the Equator

Man snorkeling among corals and fish.

Day 11

Island idyll of Cebaco

Two red parrots sitting in a tree in Golfito, Costa Rica.

Day 12

Wildlife of Golfito

White beach and turquoise water in Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica.

Day 13

Quepos and Manuel Antonio

Peninsula going into the Ocean, with a long pier in Puntarenas.

Day 14

Arrival in Puntarenas

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Activities

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

Young Explorers Programme

Welcome all young explorers

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Machu Picchu & National Parks of South America