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Cultures of South America – Pacific Coast Expedition


Departure date
16 days

Cruise Overview

Explore four Latin American countries from Chile to Panama, uncovering ancient pyramids, beautiful national reserves, and delicious local foods.

Explore four Latin American countries from Chile to Panama, uncovering ancient pyramids, beautiful national reserves and delicious local foods.

16-day expedition cruise from Valparaíso to Colón with the Atacama Desert and the tropical forests of Ecuador and Colombia

Ancient sites and vibrant cities 

From UNESCO-listed Valparaíso, you’ll journey to pretty La Serena and the sun-soaked delights of Iquique and Arica. In Paracas, you can visit the biodiverse Ballestas Islands before enjoying a guided tour of history-soaked Lima and discovering the ruins of ancient kingdoms in Trujillo.   

Through the Panama Canal  

You’ll discover colourful Puerto Bolívar and explore the home of the Panama hat in Montecristi. Crossing the Equator, you’ll experience vibrant Afro-Colombian culture in Bahía Solano, before heading through the famed Panama Canal from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.

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(2-15 years)

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

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 1

Stunning La Serena

Day 2

Relax at sea

Day 3

Iquique and the Atacama

Day 4

Sunny Arica

Day 5

Clear skies, cool climate

Day 6

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 7

Ancient and modern Lima

Day 8

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Day 9

Science and leisure

Day 10

Bountiful Puerto López

Day 11

Made in Montecristi

Day 12

Relax at sea

Day 13

Afro-Colombian culture

Day 14

Through the Panama Canal

Day 15

Disembarking in Colón

Day 16

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune 
  • 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 Centre, library and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscapes and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna and indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landing with small expedition boats 
  • 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 all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 

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

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