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Hurtigruten Group

South America Explorer – Adventure on Land and Sea

Price from $11,175

Departure date
13 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

13-day expedition through the Panama Canal and down South America's Pacific coast, crossing the awe-inspiring Andean Plateau 

13-day expedition through the Panama Canal and down South America's Pacific coast, crossing the awe-inspiring Andean Plateau 

Pacific coast explorer 

Set sail through the legendary Panama Canal as we head off on a South American adventure. From the jungles of Central America to the high-altitude Andean Plateau of the Altiplano, you’ll visit the community where Panama hats are made, as well as the intriguing ruins of ancient Chan Chan. After a week at sea exploring the highlights of the Pacific coast, your adventure turns inland. 

Mysteries of the Andes 

Flying to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, you’ll discover the region’s enigmatic treasures including Machu Picchu before continuing to high altitude Lake Titicaca. Here, you’ll be welcomed by the Uru people who live upon floating islands, and visit the tombs of Sillustani. A final stop in Lima gives you the chance to find out all about South America’s hottest culinary destination.

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

Embarking at Colón 

Day 1

Through the Panama Canal 

Day 2

On the way to Ecuador 

Day 3

Made in Montecristi 

Day 4

Bountiful Puerto López

Day 5

Science and leisure 

Day 6

Trujillo and Chan Chan 

Day 7

From Callao to Cusco 

Day 8

Mystical Machu Picchu 

Day 9

The Altiplano Path

Day 10

The Uro people of Lake Titicaca 

Day 11

Sillustani tombs   

Day 12

Lima’s UNESCO treasures 

Day 13

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, small library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 


  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected                                   
  • The land programme in Peru takes place at high altitudes. Lake Titicaca´s altitude is approx. 12,500 ft and the city of Cusco is at approx. 11,100 ft  and may require a certain level of physical fitness. The order of sights may vary

Land-Programme Peru/Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca (after the cruise)

  • Two nights at a hotel in Cusco and two nights at a hotel in Puno, including half board 
  • One night in Lima, including breakfast 
  • Set lunch on Days 8, 9 and 11. Picnic lunch on Days 10 and 12 
  • Flight in economy class from Lima to Cusco and Juliaca to Lima 
  • All transfers, excursions and train rides as described, including English-speaking guides 
  • Entrance fees according to the 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

Excursions & Activities

Learn more about what you can experience when going with us

Pre-post programmes

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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