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Hurtigruten Group

South American Explorer – Ocean Cruise and Mountain Views

Price from $9,475

Departure date
14 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

14-day expedition across the awe-inspiring Andean Plateau and down South America's Pacific coast from Lima to Valparaíso

Cross the Altiplano, from Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu and the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, before cruising down the desert coast of Peru and Chile.

Highlights of the Altiplano

See the pre-Inca tombs of Sillustani before embarking on your journey from the spectacular Lake Titicaca, the largest high-altitude lake on Earth. Cross the Altiplano to the ancient Inca city of Cusco, then board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to the ruins of the mysterious Machu Picchu.

From modern to ancient

Enjoy a tour of Lima and discover its UNESCO-listed center. Then visit the wildlife-rich Ballestas Islands or see the enigmatic Nazca Lines. In Chile, you will discover deserts near Arica and Iquique, classic architecture at La Serena, and colorful Valparaíso, ‘The Jewel of the Pacific.’

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

Lima’s UNESCO treasures

Day 1

Visit the Sillustani tombs

Day 2

Uru community at Lake Titicaca

Day 3

The Altiplano Path

Day 4

Mystical Machu Picchu

Day 5

Imperial Cusco

Day 6

Ancient and modern Lima

Day 7

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 8

Clear skies, cool climate

Day 9

Sunny Arica

Day 10

Iquique and the Atacama Desert

Day 11

Relax at sea

Day 12

Stunning La Serena

Day 13

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 14

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, small library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, an infinity pool, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and a running track
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.


  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected
  • The land program in Peru takes place at high altitudes. Lake Titicaca’s altitude is approximately 12,500 ft and the city of Cusco is at approximately 11,100 ft and may require a certain level of physical fitness. The order of sights visited may vary.

Land Program: Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu/Peru (before the cruise)

  • Two nights at a hotel in Puno and two nights at a hotel in Cusco, including half board
  • Two nights at a hotel in Lima, including breakfast
  • Picnic lunch on days 2 and 4, set lunch on days 3, 5, 6, and 7
  • Flight in economy class from Lima to Juliaca and Cusco to Lima
  • All transfers, excursions, and train rides as described, including an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage 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

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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