Machu Picchu, Patagonia & Antarctica Ultimate Adventure

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Departure date
October 7, 2023
28 days

From mysterious Incas to majestic icebergs, cruise the colourfully diverse Pacific coast of South America and cross to the icy continent of Antarctica.

From mysterious Incas to majestic icebergs, cruise the colourfully diverse Pacific coast of South America and cross to the icy continent of Antarctica. 

From Machu Picchu down the Pacific coast 

Your adventure begins in Lima, where you’ll catch a flight to Cusco, the culture-rich capital of the Inca empire. From here, a classic train ride through the mountains brings you to the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu.  

Heading back to Lima, you’ll board your expedition ship and begin cruising down the Pacific coast. From the abundant wildlife of the Ballestas Islands and the sun-drenched beaches of Arica to the Atacama Desert and historic La Serena, each day will be a journey of discovery. 

From Patagonia to the icy seventh continent 

Continuing south, you’ll explore the colourful UNESCO-listed city of Valparaíso, before venturing to Patagonia. You’ll be surrounded by vast fjords, rugged mountains and icebergs as we call at charming Castro, isolated Puerto Edén and breathtaking Puerto Natales. Cruising through the Beagle Channel to reach the tip of South America, you may even land at Cape Horn if conditions allow. 

After crossing the Drake Passage, you’ll arrive at the frozen continent of Antarctica. Being late spring, the icebergs will be pristine and the penguins will be nest-building. No two days here will be the same. Our flexible itinerary makes the most of the weather and the wildlife, ensuring you have an unforgettable time in Antarctica.

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

The City of Kings

Day 2

Navel of the World

Day 3

The Lost City of the Incas

Day 4

Centre of the Incan Empire

Day 5

Birds and brandy

Day 6

Picture perfect

Day 7

City of everlasting spring

Day 8

Chile’s premier beach resort

Day 9

Relax on board

Day 10

The ‘City of Churches’

Day 11

UNESCO’s `Jewel of the Pacific´

Day 12-13

Enlightenment on the waves

Day 14

Capital of Chiloé Island

Day 15

Sailing south

Day 16

Portal to paradise

Day 17-18

Bohemian bars with Andean views

Day 19

Going with the flow

Monument at Cape Horn, mountains in distance

Day 20-21

Cape Horn and the Drake Passage

Day 22-25

The fabled frozen continent

Day 26-27

Back from the bottom of the world

Day 28

A fond farewell

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, Patagonia & Antarctica Ultimate Adventure