Cruising South America's Exotic Regions
June 2017 | By Susan Milne | 2 minute read |
Awaken your senses with a sea adventure through South America – home to a collection of the world's most exotic cruise destinations.
Want to watch the giant tortoises in the Galapagos, look towards the arctic at the bottom of the Earth, or cruise through the jungle on the Amazon River? Whatever you’re in to, South America has you covered.
From Patagonia to the Galapagos, South America gives travelers the chance to see some of the best sites planet Earth has to offer. Pass through the glaciers of the Beagle Channel, visit wine regions, see Chile's northern desert, cruise through the Amazon Rainforest, and take a look at the Andes Mountains. There's also no better way to see an array of animals and plants than on a range of hikes, snorkeling tours, and dives on the Galapagos Islands.
If you’re more of a city traveler, Buenos Aries is a favourite among world explorers due to its sophistication and charm, La Boca is full of beautiful architecture and Tango dancers, and Rio de Janeiro is captivating with its stunning scenery.
You can start or end your cruise in Buenos Aries and Rio de Janeiro, and throw in a pre or post-cruise trip to Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina for good measure.
Machu Picchu is also a historic must-see that you can incorporate in to your cruise:
- Some Galapagos and Amazon cruise packages include time in Peru with a visit to Machu Picchu.
- Many cruise lines offer a pre or post-cruise tour that includes Machu Picchu.
- If Lima is a port of call on your cruise, a mid-cruise land tour to Machu Picchu may be available.
With a range of cruise lines and departure ports to choose from, it’s no wonder these trips are so popular. Whether you pick a small ship adventure sailing, an upscale luxury cruise or something in between, you’re in for an unforgettable cruise experience!