National Parks of South America & Lake Titicaca

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$7,376

Departure date
Duration
12 days

Cruise Overview

Join this expedition to four Latin American countries southbound from Costa Rica to Chile, uncovering ancient pyramids, exceptionally beautiful national reserves, and delicious local delicacies

Come on an active expedition cruise south along the Pacific Coast to discover the cultural charms of Latin America from vibrant cities to natural wildlife sanctuaries, before going on to explore stunning Lake Titicaca.

Along your voyage you will visit cities in Ecuador and Peru to experience beautiful beaches and UNESCO sites. Your adventure continues in Lake Titicaca where you’ll explore the communities that live on its scenic shores, including the Uru people and their floating islands.  

Our small ships mean we can take you to where larger ships can’t, giving you a mix of places to explore, from cities to remote islands. At times, due to weather, we may need to change or cancel our plan for that day. Rest assured that this is all part of what it is to be on an authentic adventure in this exotic region.  

Paradises in Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador  

From Puntarenas we’ll journey to Quepos and Golfito, two ports that give access to nearby Costa Rican national parks full of scenic habitats and animal life such as toucans, iguana, sloths, monkeys and a range of seabirds. We stop at Manta to visit Montecristi, where classic Panama hats were invented and still handmade to this day. And while in Puerto Bolivar we learn about the historical importance of the oro verde for the local economy.  

Peruvian pyramids  

First call in Peru will be at Salaverry, where you can tour the ancient temple and city ruins around Trujillo. Then we head to colonial Lima, a UNESCO capital with a sumptuous cuisine offer.  

Lake Titicaca and the floating islands 

After waving bye to the ship and crew in Lima, you’ll fly to Juliaca to explore Lake Titicaca and its surrounding highlights. Visit the Uru people who live on self-constructed floating islands made from buoyant reeds, go kayaking along the sandy beaches of the peninsula at Llachón or horse riding with locals in the colonial-era town of Chucuito. You’ll also see the mystical ‘Gate of the Gods’ at Aramu Muru and the pre-Incan tombs of Sillustani.

Itinerary

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

Beginning of your exotic expedition

Day 1

Costa Rica’s favourite paradise

Day 2

From Bananas to Bargains

Day 3

Serenity at sea

Day 4

Sea, sand, surf… and tuna?

Day 5

Growing green gold

Day 6

At your leisure

Day 7

An archaeologist’s dream

Day 8

Towards Lake Titicaca

Day 9

Uros Floating Islands and Kayaking at Llachón

Day 10

Chucuito, mystical Amaru Muro and Sillustani

Day 11

‘The City of Kings’

Day 12

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 11-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

  • 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 Lake Titicaca/Peru after the cruise

  • Two nights at GHL Puno Hotel, including half board  
  • One night in Lima, including breakfast  
  • Two 3-course set lunch and picnic lunch  
  • Return economy flight Lima-Juliaca-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

Excursions & Activities

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Pre-post programmes

Ships on this expedition

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