From the lush jungles of the Amazon to the swaying palms of the Caribbean, the cruising options to this region are impressive and plentiful.
South America is a diverse continent showcasing natural beauty, delicious cuisine, lively culture and endless fun. Combining land, sea and river cruise packages will enable you to visit key cities and sights. These include the stunning UNESCO World Heritage listed Iguazu Falls in Argentina, the magical Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the mysterious Nazca Lines of Peru and the biodiverse wonderland that is the Amazon River, to name a few.
The landscape changes dramatically further south where you can explore the Chilean Fjords with its snow-capped volcanoes and the vast Atacama Desert.
Larger cruise lines stop in various ports around South America, while companies like Avalon waterways offer small ship cruises up the Amazon River through the heart of Peru.
The Galapagos Islands is much like a living museum of natural history, home to an abundance of fascinating animal life that is virtually untouched by humans. Snorkel with sea lions, hike along lava tunnels and learn about protected species, migration and breeding patterns.
Economy and luxury cruise options abound for The Galapagos – with Silversea offering 63 itinerary options alone! The most difficult part is trying to decide which other countries you might like to add on while you’re there.
Patagonia is home to stunning fjords & glaciers – a highlight on many South American itineraries.