Diverse Cultures of South America with Machu Picchu

Price from $7,413

Departure Dates
April 2, 9, 2023
11 days

Discover South American highlights and Incan treasures at Machu Picchu

  • 11-day expedition Pacific Coast cruise from UNESCO-listed Valparaíso in Chile to Peruvian capital Lima, visiting Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

  • Encounter unique communities and Inca temples, see Ollantaytambo and the Sacsayhuamán Fortress, with an optional excursion to the famous Nazca Lines.

  • Look out for Humboldt penguins, turtles, Peruvian Boobies, Inca Terns and humpback whales on an optional trip to the extraordinary Ballestas Islands.

UNESCO cities and rich wildlife

Starting in colorful Valparaíso we sail to neo-classical La Serena and beautiful Iquique, gateway to the Atacama Desert. Then it’s on to Arica’s sun-drenched beaches before discovering the wildlife of the Ballestas Islands.

Inca history at Machu Picchu 

Flying to Sacred Valley, we’ll visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo before boarding a luxury train to majestic Machu Picchu. We’ll see Cusco’s Sacsayhuamán fortress, ending our expedition in Lima with its pre-Inca temple ruins, vibrant art quarter and delicious food.

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Day 1

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 2

Stunning La Serena

Day 3

A day at sea

Day 4

Iquique and the Atacama

Day 5

Sunny Arica

Woman and man birdwatching on deck

Day 6

Fresh salt air

Birds sitting on a rock, Ballestas Islands

Day 7

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 8

From Callao to Cusco

Day 9

Mystical Machu Picchu

Day 10

Cusco, city of the Incas

Day 11

Lima's UNESCO treasures

Included Activities

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

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Program

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Young Explorers Program

Welcome all young explorers

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Diverse Cultures of South America with Machu Picchu