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South America Sensations – Peru to Panama Expedition

Peru to Panama Expedition


Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

Uncover ancient wonders, colorful cities, and tropical rainforests as you follow legendary routes from Peru to Panama on this land and cruise adventure.

Uncover ancient wonders, colorful cities, and tropical rainforests as you follow legendary routes from Peru to Panama on this land and cruise adventure.

14-day expedition from Lima to Colón, featuring the Andean Plateau, Peruvian deserts, and the tropical forests of Ecuador and Colombia

Highlights of the Altiplano

Wander around Lima’s UNESCO-listed center and visit the pre-Inca tombs of Sillustani before heading to mighty Lake Titicaca, the largest high-altitude lake on Earth. You’ll then begin an unforgettable journey along the Altiplano to mystical Machu Picchu and beautiful Cusco.

Cruise north along the Pacific coast

Meet your ship in Lima to cruise up the Pacific coast, discovering the ancient kingdoms of Trujillo, colorful Puerto Bolívar, and the well-surfed beaches of Manta along the way. You’ll experience vibrant Afro-Colombian culture in Bahía Solano before heading through the legendary Panama Canal.

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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

Visit the Sillustani tombs

Day 2

Uru community at Lake Titicaca

Day 3

Altiplano Path

Day 4

Mystical Machu Picchu 

Day 5

Imperial Cusco

Day 6

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Day 7

Science and leisure

Day 8

Made in Montecristi

Day 10

Bountiful Puerto López

Day 9

Relax at sea

Day 11

Afro-Colombian culture

Day 12

Travel through the Panama Canal

Day 13

Disembarking in Colón

Day 14

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune restaurant
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • 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 boats (RIBs)
  • 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’s altitude is approximately 12,500 ft and the city of Cusco is at approximately 11,100 ft and may require a certain level of physical fitness. The order of sights visited may vary.

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

  • One night at a hotel in Lima, including breakfast
  • Two nights at a hotel in Puno and two nights at a hotel in Cusco, including half board
  • Picnic lunch on days 2 and 4, set lunch on days 3, 5, and 6.
  • Flights in economy class from Lima to Juliaca and Cusco to Lima
  • All transfers, excursions, and train rides are as described, including an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee as listed in the program

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

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

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