Machu Picchu, Inca History & Highlights of South America

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Departure Dates
3 departures between Oct 2023 and Oct 2023

Journey to Machu Picchu and beyond on this definitive South American tour

  • 11-day expedition cruise discovering the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Cusco and many other highlights along the South American coast.

  • Visit Lima and unique, characterful communities. Explore an abandoned Atacama Desert mining town, the Ollantaytambo royal estate and Sacsayhuamán Fortress.

  • Enjoy optional tours to the famous Nazca Lines, or see Ballestas Islands' wildlife, including Humboldt penguins, turtles, Peruvian Boobies, humpback whales and more.

Rich Incan history

Remnants of a long-lost Inca civilisation are all around. Explore the cliff-carved royal estate at Ollantaytambo and bask in glorious views from Sacsayhuamán fortress. The luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train will take you in style to the ruins of the spectacular Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Vibrant cities

From cosmopolitan charm and innovative Peruvian cuisine to La Serena's colonial churches and the history and beaches of Arica, this tour encompasses the true highlights of colourful South America.

What's Included

Expedition Cruise

Onboard Activities

Landing Activities

Route overview

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

Lima's UNESCO treasures

Day 1

Sacred Valley and Cusco

Day 2

Mystical Machu Picchu

Day 3

Cusco, city of the Incas

Day 4

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 5

A day at sea

Day 6

Sunny Arica

Day 7

Iquique and the Atacama

Day 8

Relax on board

Day 9

Stunning La Serena

Day 10

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 11

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Programmes

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