From Chile to Costa Rica Expedition Cruise
Enjoy a special expedition cruise on the brand new Ocean Victory from Chile to Costa Rica, exploring Northern Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Panama along the way.
Journey to off the beaten track regions in comfort and luxury. With a total of 93 comfortable staterooms, the Ocean Victory is the ideal vessel for small-ship cruising due to her sturdy construction and X-Bow® design.
We start in colourful Valparaíso and sail north to the lovely towns of Coquimbo, Iquique and Arica in northern Chile, with some time to witness the Atacama Desert. In Peru, visit the ports of Paracas, Callao and Trujillo, and opt for excursion to fly over the mysterious Nazca lines, explore bustling Lima or the ancient Chimu culture in the old capital of Chan Chan. We will visit popular Manta while in Ecuador, and our ship will anchor off Isla de la Plata, a national park known as a mini-Galapagos. We cross the Golf of Panama to reach the beach and jungle islands of Granito de Oro & Coiba in Panama as well as Golfi to Bay in Costa Rica, where the term Paradise is an understatement. Disembarking in the Costa Rica port of Puntarenas, we get the last impression of this beautiful country on our way to San José …or why not opt to stay in Costa Rica a little longer!
Viva's Best Bits...
See the Chinchorro mummies in Azapa, Northern Chile, They are classified as the oldest examples of artificial mummified human remains, considerably older than their Egyptian counterparts.
Be wowed by dense tropical jungle and white sandy beaches in Panama and Costa Rica - how about the snorkeling paradise of Granito de Oro Island?
"The luxurious Ocean Victory will take you comfortably up the coast of South America, where you can take in some of the highlights along the way, how about Blue footed boobies in Ecuador? " Tara, Team Viva