Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Pacific Latin America

Diverse Landscapes and Cultures


Departure date
15 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

South America Cruise | Pacific Latin America—Diverse Landscapes and Cultures 2025/2026

Explore four vibrant Latin American countries as you voyage from Chile to Panama via Peru and Ecuador.

Experience colourful cities, ancient pyramids, and extraordinary national parks and reserves, sampling delicious local cuisine along the way.

Discover Latin America’s incredible diversity, from arid deserts to lush tropical rainforests.

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. 

Ecuadorian calm to Panamanian charm

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. We then spend two days at sea on the Pacific Ocean, giving you time to immerse yourself in lectures, workshops or simply relaxing. After crossing the Equator and continuing north, our adventure concludes in Panama City, a vibrant and modern gateway between oceans.

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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

Cool skies, clear 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 13-14

Disembarking in Panama City

Day 15

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
  • 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, 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 landing 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   

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

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