Galápagos Islands, Ancient History

& Highlights of South America

Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

Explore the beautiful and biologically diverse Galápagos Islands before embarking on an expedition cruise along the scenic west coast of South America

Explore the incredible Galápagos Islands before embarking on an expedition cruise to experience UNESCO sites, charming architecture and beautiful beaches in Peru and Chile.

Discover the differences and similarities between modern cities and historic ancient civilizations as you experience charming architecture, beautiful beaches, archaeological mysteries and UNESCO sites across Peru and Chile.

The islands of the giant tortoise

Your adventure starts in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, home to the best-preserved UNESCO historic centre in the Americas and a visit a museum on the Earth’s Equator. You'll then fly to Santa Cruz in the Galápagos Islands where you will see enormous endemic tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station. The next two days are an exciting exploration of other islands in the archipelago by boat, discovering more of its diverse wildlife.

Life along the Pacific Coast

Take the plane to the Peruvian capital of Lima and enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of the city before boarding your ship bound for Valparaíso. Our first stop, Paracas, is surrounded by sandy cliffs in distinct shades of brown and red. Next is Arica where you can take a short hike up El Morro hill to look over the beaches. In Iquique, you’ll go into the Atacama Desert to explore the abandoned mining town of Humberstone while La Serena has neo-colonial architecture and many stone churches to admire


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

Top UNESCO historic centre

Day 1

Views from the Middle of the World

Day 2

Arriving at Santa Cruz Island

Day 3

Galápagos Island Hopping

Day 4–5

From isolated islands to connected capital

Day 6

‘The City of Kings’

Day 7

Birds and brandy

Day 8

Picture perfect

Day 9

City of Everlasting Spring

Day 10

Chile’s Premier Beach Resort

Day 11

Relax on board

Day 12

‘The City of Churches’

Day 13

UNESCO’s “Jewel of the Pacific“

Day 14

What's included

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.

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area.

Included Programs

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

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