Sailing along the west coast of South America gives you a unique opportunity to explore fascinating archaeological sites and the mysteries of lost cultures. Enjoy visits to the Sacsayhuamán fortress, the Incan town of Ollantaytambo, and magnificent Machu Picchu before ending the expedition in Lima.

March 19, 2019

Enjoy exploring some of the most fascinating ruins of the Inca Empire. This was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. Starting in Valparaíso, Chile, we head north along the coastline of this ancient kingdom to see some of the highlights and visit the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve to take a close look at penguins, turtles, dolphins, whales, and birds. 

See the Wildlife and Scenery of ’Peru’s Galapagos’ or the Nazca Lines

Join us for an excursion to one of this region’s most beautiful natural attractions, the Ballestas Islands. Often referred to as Peru’s Galapagos’, the volcanic islands are home to a wide array of wildlife and dramatic scenery. You also have an opportunity to discover the famous Nazca Lines on an optional excursion. These ‘lines’ – geoglyphs – have been a mystery for over 80 years. They are found in a region of Peru just over 200 miles southeast of Lima, near the modern town of Nasca. In total, there are over 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures, and 70 animal and plant designs, called biomorphs.

Discover the Great Machu Picchu

You disembark in Lima for even more adventures on land: Explore the most amazing Incan constructions: the Sacsayhuamán fortress, the Incan town of Ollantaytambo, and then the ruins of spectacular Machu Picchu.

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This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice 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.