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Hurtigruten Group

Lake Titicaca, Ancient History & Highlights of South America


Departure date
11 days

Cruise Overview

Udforsk gamle kulturer på et ekspeditionskrydstogt i Sydamerika

  • 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 saltpetre mine in the Atacama Desert.

  • Explore Valparaíso's maze of jewel-coloured 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.

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(2-15 years)

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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

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
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm 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 use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Loan of trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Expedition Lake Titicaca/Peru before the expedition cruise

  • One night in Lima, including breakfast
  • Two nights at GHL Puno Hotel, including half board
  • Two 3-course set lunch and one packed lunch
  • Return economy flight Lima-Juliaca-Lima
  • All transfers and train rides as described, including English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee as listed in 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

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

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

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