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Hurtigruten Group

Pacific Latin America

Ancient Wonders and National Parks


Departure date
18 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Join this action-packed expedition cruise along Latin America’s Pacific coast from Chile to Costa Rica via Peru, Ecuador and Panama. 

Join this action-packed expedition cruise along Latin America’s Pacific coast from Chile to Costa Rica via Peru, Ecuador and Panama. 

Exploring five distinct countries, you’ll experience diverse cultures and sample some of the best food Latin America has to offer. 

Discover vibrant cities, ancient pyramids, stunning national parks and off-the-beaten-track islands.

From Chile to Peru – treasures old and new 

Setting out from UNESCO-listed Valparaíso in Chile, we journey to beautiful La Serena and Iquique, the gateway to the Atacama Desert. From sunny Arica, we head to Paracas, stopping at the Ballestas Islands – Peru’s answer to Galápagos. After exploring Lima – a South American culinary destination – we plan to land at Salaverry and tour the remains of ancient civilizations around Trujillo including Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in the Americas. 

Natural parks of South and Central America 

Our voyage continues to Puerto López where we explore the biodiversity hotspot of Parque National Machalilla, and while in Manta we’ll visit Montecristi, the home of the Panama hat. Cébaco Island in Panama is a hidden gem, and the national parks near Golfito and Quepos in Costa Rica are packed with stunning scenery and wildlife such as toucans, iguanas, sloths and monkeys. A visit to Curú Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica’s lush Nicoya Peninsula gives an insight into conservation in this beautiful region.  

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

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem

Day 1

Stunning La Serena

Day 2

Relax at sea

Day 3

Iquique and the Atacama

Day 4

Sunny Arica

Day 5

Clear skies, cool climate

Day 6

Ballestas and Nazca

Day 7

Ancient and modern Lima

Day 8

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Day 9

Science and leisure

Day 10

Machalilla National Park

Day 11

Made in Montecristi

Day 12

Crossing the Equator

Day 13

Island of Cébaco

Day 14

Wildlife of Golfito 

Day 15

Stunning Quepos

Day 16

Colourful Curú

Day 17

Arrival in Puntarenas

Day 18

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Meals and take-away available throughout the day during Fredheim restaurant opening hours
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • 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 
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights  

  • Additional overnight(s) if required due to international flight timings 

  • 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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