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Hurtigruten Group

South American Explorer – Adventure on Land and Sea


Departure date
13 days
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Cruise Overview

13-day expedition through the Panama Canal and down South America's Pacific coast, crossing the awe-inspiring Andean Plateau 

13-day expedition through the Panama Canal and down South America’s Pacific coast, crossing the awe-inspiring Andean Plateau

Exploring the Pacific coast

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.

Mysteries of the Andes

Flying to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, 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. A final stop in Lima will give you the chance to discover South America’s hottest culinary destination.

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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

From Callao to Cusco 

Day 8

Mystical Machu Picchu 

Day 9

Altiplano Path

Day 10

Uru community at Lake Titicaca 

Day 11

Sillustani tombs   

Day 12

Lima’s UNESCO treasures 

Day 13

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
  • 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 use of our Science Center, small library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, an infinity pool, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and a running track
  • Join 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 make sure you meet 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

Peru/Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca land program (after the cruise)

  • Two nights at a hotel in Cusco and two nights at a hotel in Puno, including half board
  • One night in Lima, including breakfast
  • Set lunch on Days 8, 9, and 11 Picnic lunch on Days 10 and 12
  • 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 itinerary

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

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

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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