Sailing along the west coast of South America gives you a unique opportunity to explore fascinating archaeological sites and the mysteries of lost cultures. Starting with the magnificent Machu Picchu, you will also see the Sacsayhuamán fortress, the Nazca Lines, and national parks and exotic wildlife before ending the expedition in Valparaíso, Chile.

November 10, 2018

Lost Cities of the Incan Empire

This expedition starts on land. 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.

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

You 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.

You can also 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 an incredible array of wildlife and dramatic scenery.

The Wonderful Isla Chañaral

We continue south to the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve to take a close look at penguins, turtles, dolphins, whales, and birds before the expedition ends in Valparaíso, Chile.

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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.