Machu Picchu, National Parks & the Panama Canal

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Departure date
10 days

Let us take you on an adventure that begins in the Peruvian capital of Lima and then goes to the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu and other famous Inca sites in Cusco

Explore the magnificent Machu Picchu in the Sacred Valley and go on to discover the highlights along the coasts of Peru, Ecuador and Panama such as vibrant cities and natural wildlife sanctuaries.

You’ll return to Lima to meet your ship and explore selected highlights along the coasts of Peru, Ecuador and Panama. 


After a night enjoying the many charms of Lima, you’ll fly to Cusco and visit the fortress of Sacsayhuamán on a hill overlooking the former Inca capital. You’ll also go to another impressive fortress at Ollantaytambo before boarding the Belmond Hiram Bingham train that takes you up to ‘The Lost City’ of Machu Picchu. There’ll be time to to see more of Cusco including its cathedral and convent, built on top of an Incan palace and temple. 

Peruvian sites, Ecuadorian paradises and the legendary Panama Canal 

You will board the ship in Lima, and start our expedition along the coast of Peru calling at Salaverry to tour the ancient temple and city ruins around Trujillo. We’ll stop at the important Ecuadorian port of Puerto Bolivar to learn about the oro verde – green gold. Then continue northbound to the busy and prosperous town port of Manta, cross the line of the Equator, and sail to the isthmus of Panama. Crossing from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, in the Atlantic side of the Canal, will be the great finishing touch pf your voyage.

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

'The City of Kings’

Day 1

'Navel of the World’

Day 2

‘The Lost City of the Incas’

Day 3

Centre of the Incan Empire

Day 4

An archaeologist’s dream

Day 5

At your leisure

Day 6

Growing green gold

Day 7

Sea, sand, surf… and tuna?

Day 8

Serenity at sea

Day 9

Connecting Two Oceans

Day 10

Entrance to the Panama Canal

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