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, national parks and exotic wildlife, before ending the expedition in Valparaiso.
This expedition starts on land. From Lima, Peru we will visit some of the most amazing Inca constructions like the Incan town of Ollantaytambo, the ruins of the spectacular Machu Picchu, the Sacsayhuamán fortress and Cusco that was once the centre of the Inca Empire. Then board MS Fram to continue the expedition by sea.
See the Nazca lines or the wildlife and scenery of “Peru’s Galapagos”
You have a chance to discover the famous Nazca lines on an optional excursion. These lines have been subjects of 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, also 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 array of wildlife and dramatic scenery.
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.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Hurtigruten