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South America Explorer – Ocean Cruise and Mountain Views

Price from €7,240

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 old Inca capital of Cusco, before cruising along the desert coast of Peru and Chile.

Highlights of the Altiplano  

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

From the modern to the ancient 

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

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

Lima's UNSECO treasures

Day 1

Visit the Sillustani tombs

Day 2

The Uro people of 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

Day 11

Relax at sea

Day 12

Stunning La Serena

Day 13

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 14

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities 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 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 


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


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

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

  • Two nights at a hotel in Puno and two nights at 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 and 5-7 
  • 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 fee according to the programme  

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

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

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