Our journey begins in the rain forests of beautiful Costa Rica. We then sail south to beautiful sandy beaches on Panama's Bocos del Toro islands, pass through the iconic Panama Canal, and explore fascinating archaeological sites and mysterious lost cultures in Ecuador and Peru, including Machu Picchu and the treasures of the Chimu civilization.
14 days


Colorful Central America

We begin our expedition in beautiful Costa Rica, said to be the happiest place on earth and home to more than 50 species of humming birds.

Our first stop in Panama is at one of the sandy Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro.  Enjoy the slow pace of life, unwind on the beach, or swim in the warm waters and explore coral reefs.

Continental Divide

After a stop at the city of Colón, marking the entrance to the Panama Canal, it's time to muster on deck to watch MS Fram manoeuvre through a series of locks and artificial canals interconnecting natural lakes.  We cross the continent at 82 feet above sea level!

Beaches and Blue-footed Birds

Once on the Pacific side, it’s time to enjoy Puerto Piña where we may see whales.  After a relaxing day at sea, step ashore at Isla de la Plata, known as Ecuador’s “other Galápagos” because of the abundance of wildlife found here. Take a walk along one of the marked trails or head down to a sandy beach, either way be sure to keep a look out for blue-footed boobies, albatross and many other species.

Chimu Civilization

In Salaverry, we visit the ruins of the ancient Chimu kingdom, featuring the largest mud brick citadel of the Americas from the pre-Columbian era.

Incredible Incas

Discover the highlights of the Inca Empire, the largest kingdom in pre-Columbian America, which left behind spectacular legacies like the town of Ollantaytambo, the world-famous ruins of Machu Picchu, the impressive Sacsayhuamán fortress and vibrant city of Cusco, once the imperial center.

Absolutely Unforgettable

The mix of exceptional nature, fascinating cities, vibrant South American culture and captivating lectures make this expedition truly unforgettable. 




Tour departure date: October 15, 2019 (San José, Costa Rica)
Ship departure date: October 16, 2019 (Puerto Limon, Costa Rica)
Ship arrival date: October 25, 2019 (Callao/Lima, Peru)
Tour end date: October 28, 2019 (Lima, Peru) 

Practical information

Tour departure date: October 15, 2019 (San José, Costa Rica)
Ship departure date: October 16, 2019 (Puerto Limon, Costa Rica)
Ship arrival date: October 25, 2019 (Callao/Lima, Peru)
Tour end date: October 28, 2019 (Lima, Peru) 

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This is an expedition where the elements rule, so 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.