Expedition Cruise from Chile to Costa Rica


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Apr. 13, 2021
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17 days
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, Photography, Tastings, Trekking, Zodiac

This is a unique expedition voyage along the Andean coast from Chile to Costa Rica onboard Albatros Expeditions’ new-built luxury vessel, Ocean Victory.

Visiting coastal towns and nature reserves you will get an impeccable insight into the rich archaeological, modern as well as natural history of Chile, Peru and Ecuador. Added to this is the dense tropical jungle, white sandy beaches and stunning wildlife on the coastal islands of Panama and Costa Rica. An expedition cruise of a lifetime!

Setting out from colorful Valparaíso, we sail north to the lovely towns of Coquimbo, Iquique and Arica in northern Chile. While in Callao, Peru, it is possible to visit its capital, Lima.

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 Gulf of Panama to reach the beach and jungle islands of Granito de Oro & Coiba in Panama as well as Golfito Bay in Costa Rica, where the term Paradise is an understatement. 

Disembarking in the Costa Rican port of Puntarenas, we get the last impression of this beautiful country on our way to San José, the airport and homebound flight. 

Day 1

Arrival and embarkation in Valparaíso

Day 2

Cultural city of Coquimbo – with Eiffel’s Church and bustling sea market

Day 3-4

At sea, enjoying the five-star comforts of Ocean Victory

Day 5-6

Chilean towns of Iquique and Arica – free ports for Bolivian trade

Day 7-10

Peruvian calls in Paracas, Callao and Trujillo. Excursion to Lima (not included).

Day 11-13

Along the coast of Ecuador with visits to Manta and Island of La Plata

Day 14

At sea, crossing Golf of Panama

Day 15-16

Natural wonders of Granito de Oro and Golfito Bay – white beaches and dense jungle

Day 17

Arrival in Puntarenas, Costa Rica - disembarkation


17-days´ cruise with accommodation in a shared outside double cabin with private facilities – 90% with balcony

All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary

Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team

Near-shore guided walks in towns and settlements

English-speaking expedition team

Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea

Free tea and coffee 24 hours’ daily

Taxes and portfees

 Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team

Special photo workshop

Welcome and farewell cocktails

Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!


Adventure options


The opportunity to simply set foot on the Polar regions is a great experience, but to walk amid its white emptiness on a mini expedition is truly an unbeatable adventure. 


We always have a dedicated expedition photographer onboard to document the voyage and share their passion for photography through lectures and during landings and zodiac cruises.


A feast for your senses!


Essential for expedition cruises, Zodiacs are robust boats that can go up on a beach, a rocky outcrop, a river bank or even an ice floe push through bergy bits of ice floating in the water. This is definitely one...

Departure dates

Apr. 13, 2021