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Highlights of South America

Ocean Cruise and Mountain Views


Departure date
13 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

13-day expedition cruise from Lima to Valparaíso with the Atacama Desert, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley 

Highlights of the Altiplano  

See the pre-Inca tombs of Sillustani before embarking on your journey from spectacular  Lake Titicaca, the largest high-altitude lake on Earth. You’ll cross the Altiplano to the ancient Inca city of Cusco, then board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to the famous ruins of mysterious Machu Picchu. 

From the modern to the ancient 

When you set sail, you’ll visit the wildlife-rich Ballestas Islands or see the enigmatic Nazca Lines. In Chile, you’ll discover the deserts near Arica and Iquique, the classic architecture of La Serena, and the colourful 'Jewel of the Pacific', Valparaíso.

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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

The Uro people of Lake Titicaca  

Day 3

The Altiplano Path  

Day 4

Mystical Machu Picchu     

Day 5

Imperial Cusco 

Day 6

Ballestas and Nazca   

Day 7

Clear skies, cool climate   

Day 8

Sunny Arica 

Day 9

Iquique and the Atacama   

Day 10

Relax at sea    

Day 11

Stunning La Serena 

Day 12

Valparaíso, a UNESCO gem    

Day 13

What's included


  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 
  • *House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water 
  • †Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to, and streaming is not supported. 

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 trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • 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
  • No gratuities expected 
  • The land programme in Peru takes place at high altitudes. Lake Titicaca´s altitude is at approx. 12,500 ft and the city of Cusco is at approx. 11,100 ft and may require a certain level of physical fitness. The order of sights may vary.  

Land Programme: 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 
  • Flight in economy class from Lima to Juliaca and Cusco to Lima 
  • All transfers, excursions and train rides as described, including an English-speaking guide 
  • Entrance fee as listed in programme  

What's not included

  • International flights  

  • 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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