Inca History, Colonial Highlights & the Panama Canal

Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

Discover some of South America's most incredible historic sights

  • 15-day expedition cruise through the Panama Canal and down South America's Pacific coast to see fascinating Inca and colonial history brought to life.

  • Visit indigenous coastal communities as you journey to Ecuador, Peru and Chile, and learn about their unique cultures with your Expedition Team.

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, tour the Ballestas Islands and its colorful wildlife, and discover archaeological mysteries.

From the Atlantic to the Pacific

Your expedition cruise starts from Colón, with a tour through the Panama Canal's intricate series of locks, and then south to Manta in Ecuador. Visit the home of Panama hats in Montecristo, and Puerto Bolivar.

Uncover ancient Inca mysteries

In Peru, you'll explore lively Lima and its UNESCO-listed historic center. A visit to the Ballestas Islands will excite wildlife watchers, and you can also see the mysterious Nazca Lines, etched into the Pisco Valley. You'll then sail on to Chile and the beautiful resort cities of Arica, Iquique and La Serena, before your cruise ends in Valparaíso.


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

Embarking at Colón

Day 1

Through the Panama Canal

Day 2

On the way to Ecuador

Day 3

Made in Montecristi

Day 4

Bountiful Puerto Bolivar

Day 5

Science and leisure

Day 6

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Day 7

Ancient and modern Lima

Day 8

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 9

Clear skies, cool climate

Day 10

Sunny Arica

Day 11

Iquique and the Atacama

Day 12

Relax at sea

Day 13

Stunning La Serena

Day 14

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 15

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use the ship’s Science Center, which features an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, an infinity pool, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and an outdoor running track
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the Expedition Team, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing activities

  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will help you configure your camera settings before landings

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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