This expedition cruise offers scenic beauty, rich history and exciting adventures. Explore the historic and natural highlights from Puntarenas in Costa Rica along the coast of South America to Valparaíso in Chile. Sail on our new explorer ship, MS Roald Amundsen, and experience the perfect mix of beach life, culture, heritage and tranquil days at sea.
17 days


Explore beautiful nature, fascinating archaeological sites and the mysteries of lost civilizations on a stunning cruise from Costa Rica to Chile via Panama, Ecuador and Peru.

Leaving Costa Rica

Starting in Puntarenas, we hike through Costa Rican rainforest to see exotic birds, monkeys and waterfalls as well as explore the pristine island of Coiba in Panama. In Manta, we will take some time to appreciate exquisite Panamanian handicrafts before crossing the equator.

Join an excursion to the site of the ancient Chimú culture and see the largest mud brick citadel of the Americas. Next, discover the mysterious Nazca Lines - among archaeology's greatest enigmas because of their dramatic scale.

In Chile, stunning Luaca National Park is home to breathtaking scenery with snow-capped volcanoes, sparkling lakes and isolated hot springs.

No other journey offers this combination of extreme nature, compelling history, fascinating cities and rich South American culture.




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This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather and wind conditions will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.