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Hurtigruten Group

Highlights of South America – Land and Sea Expedition


Departure date
14 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

14-day expedition cruise through the Panama Canal and down South America's Pacific coast to Lima with crossing of the Andean Plateau 

14-day expedition cruise through the Panama Canal and down South America’s Pacific coast to Lima, crossing the Andean Plateau

The legendary Panama Canal

Sail through the legendary Panama Canal as we head off on a South American adventure.

From the jungles of Central America to the high-altitude Andean Plateau of the Altiplano, you’ll visit a community where Panama hats are made, as well as the intriguing ruins of ancient Chan Chan. After a week at sea exploring the highlights of the Pacific coast, your adventure turns inland, where you will discover Lima on a panoramic bus tour.

Mysteries of the Andes

You’ll fly to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco to discover the region’s mysterious treasures, including Machu Picchu, before continuing to the high altitudes of Lake Titicaca. Here, you will experience the warmth of the Uru people, who live on floating islands, and visit the Sillustani tombs. Return to Lima for your final stop, and enjoy the opportunity to discover South America’s hottest culinary destination.

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

Embarking at Colón  

Day 1

Travel through the Panama Canal

Day 2

On the way to Ecuador 

Day 3

Made in Montecristi  

Day 4

Bountiful Puerto López

Day 5

Science and leisure 

Day 6

Trujillo and Chan Chan 

Day 7

Ancient and modern Lima 

Day 8

Imperial Cusco    

Day 9

Mystical Machu Picchu  

Day 10

The Altiplano Path 

Day 11

Uru community at Lake Titicaca  

Day 12

Sillustani tombs    

Day 13

Lima’s UNESCO treasures 

Day 14

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


  • 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 has an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet and the altitude of the city of Cusco is approximately 11,100 feet, which may require a certain level of physical fitness. The order of sigh

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

  • Two nights at a hotel in Lima, including breakfast  
  • Two nights at a hotel in Cusco and two nights at a hotel in Puno, including half board 
  • Set lunch on Days 8-10 and 12. Picnic lunch on Days 11 and 13. 
  • Flight in economy class from Lima to Cusco and Juliaca to Lima 
  • All transfers, excursions and train rides as described, including English-speaking guides 
  • Entrance fees according to the programme 

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

Excursions & Activities

Learn more about what you can experience when going with us

Pre-post programs

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

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