Panama Canal, Native Communities and Cultures with Machu Picchu

Price from $9,145

Departure Dates
September 29, 2022 and September 26, 2023
14 days

Experience South America's rich culture, nature and history in one trip

  • 14-day expedition cruise through the Panama Canal and onto Machu Picchu, exploring the charming communities of the South American Pacific coast.

  • Enjoy the best time to visit the Sacred Valley and discover the secrets of the Inca Empire in Machu Picchu and the fortresses of Ollantaytambo and Sacsayhuamán.

  • Experience the verdant national parks of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, teeming with wildlife, as you travel to Lima and its UNESCO-listed historic centre.

Modern wonders and diverse cultures

Cruise from Colón through the locks of the impressive Panama Canal. In the jungle of Darien National Park, a rare invite to meet the indigenous Embera is waiting for you. After, we'll visit the Afro Colombian community in Bahía Solano.

Colorful wildlife and Inca treasures

Discover the natural beauty and incredible wildlife of Isla de la Plata and Puerto Bolivar. From Ecuador, we cruise south to Peru, where you'll learn about the ancient Inca and Chimu empires as you explore the ruins of Chan Chan, Ollytambo and Machu Picchu.

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

A view over Colón, Panama

Day 1

Embarking at Colón

Day 2

Through the Panama Canal

Day 3

Meet the Embera tribe

Day 4

Afro Colombian culture

Woman and man birdwatching on deck

Day 5

Relax at sea

An aerial view of Montecristi, near Manta

Day 6

Made in Montecristi

Day 7

Birds of Isla de la Plata

Day 8

Bountiful Puerto Bolivar

Day 9

Science and leisure

Day 10

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Day 11

From Lima to Cusco

Day 12

Magical Machu Picchu

Day 13

Cusco, city of the Incas

Day 14

Lima's UNESCO treasures

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

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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Panama Canal, Native Communities and Cultures with Machu Picchu