Diverse Cultures and National Parks of Latin America (Southbound)

Price from $8,559
$6,359

Departure date
Duration
16 days

Join this expedition to five 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.

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 and Chilean cities 

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. Next it’s Paracas, where you can visit bio-diverse Ballestas Islands, then the sun-soaked resort towns of Arica and Iquique, the old colonial town of La Serena, and eventually the UNESCO-listed Valparaíso, where your expedition will come to an end.

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

Beginning of your exotic expedition

Day 1

Costa Rica’s favorite 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

Food, glorious food

Day 9

Birds and brandy

Day 10

Fresh sea air

Day 11

‘City of Everlasting Spring’

Day 12

Chile’s Premier Beach Resort

Day 13

Relax on board

Day 14

Neo-colonial and classy

Day 15

End of your exotic expedition

Day 16

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