Lake Titicaca, Ancient History & Highlights of South America

Departure date
11 days

Cruise Overview

South American expedition cruise exploring ancient cultures

  • 11-day expedition cruise of South America's Pacific coast, discovering ancient history, vibrant culture and unforgettable wildlife and scenery.

  • Visit bustling Lima, the Uros' floating islands of Lake Titicaca and the abandoned, UNESCO-listed Humberstone saltpeter mine in the Atacama Desert.

  • Explore Valparaíso's maze of jewel-colored houses and cobbled streets, Arica's sunny beaches and La Serena's colonial churches and beautiful parks.

Unique cultures and ancient history

Visit Lake Titicaca and the Uro people's floating islands, handmade from golden reeds. Explore Chucuito, the colonial-era town and see the mysterious Gate of the God, Hayu Marca, as well as the fascinating Sillustani tombs, a pre-Incan cemetery.

A journey of contrasts

From the glorious sandy beaches of Arica, to the fascinating UNESCO site of Humberstone in the Atacama Desert and the rich, ancient heritage of Lima, this expedition is set to be the adventure of a lifetime.


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

Lima’s UNESCO treasures

Day 1

Chucuito and Aramu Muru

Day 2

The Uros of Lake Titicaca

Day 3

Heading back to Lima

Day 4

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 5

Fresh salt air

Day 6

Sunny Arica

Day 7

Visit the Atacama Desert

Day 8

Relax on board

Day 9

Stunning La Serena

Day 10

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 11

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 crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing activities

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

Expedition to Lake Titicaca/Peru before the expedition cruise

  • One night in Lima, including breakfast
  • Two nights at GHL Puno Hotel, including half board
  • Two three-course lunches (set menu) and one packed lunch
  • Economy-class flights between Lima and Juliaca
  • All transfers and train rides as described in the itinerary, including an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee as listed in the itinerary

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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