This expedition gives you a unique opportunity to explore fascinating archaeological sites and the mysteries of lost cultures. We visit magnificent Machu Picchu, the Sacsayhuamán fortress, and the ancient Chimú kingdom´s pyramids and shrines. Finally, we sail through the Panama Canal before ending our journey in beautiful Costa Rica.

March 22, 2019

Lost Cities and a Giant Citadel

The Inca Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. From Lima, Peru, we will visit some of the most amazing Incan constructions, such as the Incan town of Ollantaytambo, the ruins of spectacular Machu Picchu, the Sacsayhuamán fortress, and Cusco, once the center of the Incan Empire. Then you’ll board MS Fram to continue the expedition by sea.

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

National Parks and Panama Canal

We will also explore the only coastal national park in Ecuador, visit a small coastal community in Panama known for excellent fishing, and sail through the Panama Canal. The last day will be spent in Bocas del Toro and at Bastimentos National Park. Here you can dive and kayak among mangroves and coral reefs as well as hike through the rainforest in search of wildlife before we reach the end of this expedition in beautiful Costa Rica.

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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 only an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.