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South America Travel Guide

South America, a continent of contrasts, offers a unique blend of wild natural beauty and vibrant cultures. Cruising here means experiencing everything from the rhythm-filled nights of Rio de Janeiro to the ancient mysteries of Machu Picchu. Whether you're navigating through the majestic fjords of Chile, witnessing the majestic Iguazu Falls, or exploring the lively markets of Buenos Aires, each day presents an exciting adventure. With exclusive shore excursions, you can delve deep into the local heritage, dance to sultry tango rhythms, or sample exotic flavors unique to this region. A South American cruise promises a rich, unforgettable journey through some of the world's most diverse landscapes and cultures. With cruise line volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 80% versus the brochure price! Book your South America cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted cruise headquarters.

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PrincessIsland PrincessCaribbean - WesternFt. LauderdaleLos Angeles (San Pedro)14 NightsCartagena, Colombia | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | Huatulco, Mexico | Los Angeles (San Pedro) | Panama Canal | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | Puntarenas, Costa Rica | San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua$899
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageCelebrity XplorationGalapagosBaltraBaltra7 NightsBahia Post Office, Floreana | Baltra, Galapagos | Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Galapagos | Daphne Major, Galapagos Islands | Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Galapagos | Gardner Bay (Española), Galapagos | Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Galapagos | Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Galapagos | Mosquera Islet, Galapagos | Puerto Ayora, Ecuador | Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Galapagos | Punta Cormorant, Floreana, Galapagos | Punta Suarez (Espanola), Ecuador, Galapagos | Rabida, Ecuador | Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Galapagos$8,599
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Celebrity XpeditionGalapagosBaltraBaltra7 NightsBaltra, Galapagos | Bartalome, Galapagos | Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz), Galapagos | Caleta Tagus, Galapagos | Daphne Major, Galapagos Islands | Darwin Bay (Genovesa), Galapagos | El Barranco (Genovesa), Galapagos | Las Bachas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos | Puerto Ayora, Ecuador | Puerto Egas, Ecuador | Punta Espinoza, Fernandina | Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos | Rabida, Ecuador | Urvina Bay (Isabella), Galapagos$9,159
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageCelebrity XplorationGalapagosBaltraBaltra16 NightsBahia Post Office (floreana) | Baltra (galapagos) | Cerro Brujo (san Cristobal) | Cormorant Point (floreana) | Daphne Island | Dragon Hill (santa Cruz) | Gardner Bay (espa�ola) | Kicker Rock (san Cristobal) | Los Lobos (san Cristobal) | Mosquera Islet (galapagos) | Puerto Ayora (santa Cruz) | Puerto Villamil (isabella) | Rabida (galapagos) | Suarez Point - (espa�ola) | Wall Of Tears (isabella)$15,199
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Celebrity XpeditionGalapagosBaltraBaltra16 NightsBaltra (galapagos) | Bartolome Island | Black Turtle Cove (santa | Daphne Island | Darwin Bay (genovesa) | Egas Port | El Barranco (genovesa) | Espinoza Point - (fernandina) | Las Bachas - (santa Cruz) | Puerto Ayora (santa Cruz) | Rabida (galapagos) | Tagus Cove (isabella) | Urvina Bay (isabella) | Vicente Roca Point$15,759
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Celebrity EclipseCaribbean - SouthernRio De JaneiroBayonne14 NightsBridgetown - Barbados | Cape Liberty - Nj (ny Metro) | Rio De Janeiro - Brazil | Royal Naval Dockyard - Bermuda | Salvador De Bahia - Brazil | St. Johns - Antigua$1,296
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Celebrity FloraGalapagosBaltraBaltra7 NightsBaltra, Galapagos | Bartalome, Galapagos | Caleta Tagus, Galapagos | Daphne Major, Galapagos Islands | Elizabeth Bay (Isabella), Galapagos | Las Bachas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos | North Seymour, Ecuador | Puerto Ayora, Ecuador | Puerto Baquerizo, Ecuador | Puerto Egas, Ecuador | Punta Pitt (San Cristobal), Galapagos | Rabida, Ecuador | Santiago, Chile$7,839
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Celebrity FloraGalapagosBaltraBaltra10 NightsBaltra (galapagos) | Bartolome Island | Daphne Island | Egas Port | Elizabeth Bay | Las Bachas - (santa Cruz) | North Seymour Island | Puerto Ayora (santa Cruz) | Puerto Baquerizo (cristobal) | Punta Pitt (san Cristobal) | Rabida (galapagos) | Sullivan Bay (santiago) | Tagus Cove (isabella)$9,839
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Celebrity FloraGalapagosBaltraBaltra11 NightsBaltra (galapagos) | Bartolome Island | Daphne Island | Egas Port | Elizabeth Bay | Las Bachas - (santa Cruz) | North Seymour Island | Puerto Ayora (santa Cruz) | Puerto Baquerizo (cristobal) | Punta Pitt (san Cristobal) | Rabida (galapagos) | Sullivan Bay (santiago) | Tagus Cove (isabella)$9,959
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Celebrity FloraGalapagosBaltraBaltra16 NightsBaltra (galapagos) | Bartolome Island | Daphne Island | Egas Port | Elizabeth Bay | Las Bachas - (santa Cruz) | North Seymour Island | Puerto Ayora (santa Cruz) | Puerto Baquerizo (cristobal) | Punta Pitt (san Cristobal) | Rabida (galapagos) | Sullivan Bay (santiago) | Tagus Cove (isabella)$16,519
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PrincessCoral PrincessWorld CruiseSydneySydney110 NightsAarhus, Denmark | Ajaccio, France | Akureyri, Iceland | Aqaba, Jordan | Auckland, New Zealand | Bar Harbor, Maine | Barcelona, Spain | Bay Of Islands, New Zealand | Benoa, Bali | Boston, Massachusetts | Brisbane, Australia | Callao, Peru | Civitavecchia, Italy | Cobh, Ireland | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Copenhagen, Denmark | Easter Island, Chile | Halifax, Canada | Helsinki, Finland | IJmuiden, Netherlands | International Dateline | Iraklion, Greece | Isafjord, Iceland | Key West, Florida | Kristiansund, Norway | Le Havre, France | London, England | Manta, Ecuador | Moorea, French Polynesia | New York (Brooklyn), NY | Nynashamn, Sweden | Panama Canal | Papeete, French Polynesia | Pitcairn Islands | Puerto San Martin, Peru | Reykjavik, Iceland | Riga, Latvia | Salerno, Italy | Singapore, Singapore | South Queensferry, Scotland | St. Petersburg, Russia Fed. | Suez Canal | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Canada | Tallinn, Estonia | Tangier, Morocco | Warnemunde, Germany | Zeebrugge, Belgium$23,684
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PonantL AustralMediterraneanMalagaLa Valetta7 NightsAlgiers | Cartagena | Malaga | Trapani, Sicily | Tunis | Valletta$6,960
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageCosta FavolosaEuropeSantos (Sao Paulo)Dover20 NightsArrecife, Spain | Cadiz, Spain | Dover, England | Le Havre, France | Lisbon, Portugal | Recife, Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | Salvador De Bahia, Brazil | Santa Cruz Tenerife, Spain | Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil | Vigo, Spain$2,083
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageCosta FavolosaEuropeSantos (Sao Paulo)Hamburg22 NightsArrecife, Spain | Cadiz, Spain | Dover, England | Hamburg | Le Havre, France | Lisbon, Portugal | Recife, Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | Salvador De Bahia, Brazil | Santa Cruz Tenerife, Spain | Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil | Vigo, Spain$2,295
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageCosta FavolosaSouth AmericaSantos (Sao Paulo)Lisbon15 NightsArrecife, Spain | Cadiz, Spain | Lisbon, Portugal | Recife, Brazil | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | Salvador De Bahia, Brazil | Santa Cruz Tenerife, Spain | Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil$1,632
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageCelebrity XplorationGalapagosBaltraBaltra7 NightsBaltra, Galapagos | Bartalome, Galapagos | Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz), Galapagos | Caleta Tagus, Galapagos | Darwin Bay (Genovesa), Galapagos | El Barranco (Genovesa), Galapagos | North Seymour, Ecuador | Playa Espumilla, Santiago | Puerto Ayora, Ecuador | Puerto Egas, Ecuador | Punta Espinoza, Fernandina | Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos | Santiago, Chile | Urvina Bay (Isabella), Galapagos$7,399
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Celebrity XpeditionGalapagosBaltraBaltra7 NightsBahia Post Office, Floreana | Baltra, Galapagos | Elizabeth Bay (Isabella), Galapagos | Gardner Bay (Española), Galapagos | Moreno Point (Isabella), Galapagos | North Seymour, Ecuador | Puerto Ayora, Ecuador | Puerto Baquerizo, Ecuador | Punta Cormorant, Floreana, Galapagos | Punta Pitt (San Cristobal), Galapagos | Punta Suarez (Espanola), Ecuador, Galapagos | Santa Fe Island, Galapagos | South Plaza (Santa Cruz), Galapagos$8,899
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageCelebrity XplorationGalapagosBaltraBaltra10 NightsBaltra (galapagos) | Bartolome Island | Black Turtle Cove (santa | Darwin Bay (genovesa) | Egas Port | El Barranco (genovesa) | Espinoza Point - (fernandina) | Espumilla Beach (santiago) | North Seymour Island | Puerto Ayora (santa Cruz) | Sullivan Bay (santiago) | Tagus Cove (isabella) | Urvina Bay (isabella) | Vicente Roca Point$8,999
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageCelebrity XplorationGalapagosBaltraBaltra11 NightsBaltra (galapagos) | Bartolome Island | Black Turtle Cove (santa | Darwin Bay (genovesa) | Egas Port | El Barranco (genovesa) | Espinoza Point - (fernandina) | Espumilla Beach (santiago) | North Seymour Island | Puerto Ayora (santa Cruz) | Sullivan Bay (santiago) | Tagus Cove (isabella) | Urvina Bay (isabella) | Vicente Roca Point$9,079
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImageCelebrity XplorationGalapagosBaltraBaltra16 NightsBaltra (galapagos) | Bartolome Island | Black Turtle Cove (santa | Darwin Bay (genovesa) | Egas Port | El Barranco (genovesa) | Espinoza Point - (fernandina) | Espumilla Beach (santiago) | North Seymour Island | Puerto Ayora (santa Cruz) | Sullivan Bay (santiago) | Tagus Cove (isabella) | Urvina Bay (isabella) | Vicente Roca Point$13,999
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South America Travel Guide

South America Cruises Highlights

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Argentina's vibrant capital, Buenos Aires, is a dynamic port of call. Often known as the 'Paris of South America,' this city is a cultural hotbed. Just a short distance from the port, you can indulge in the nation's famous tango culture, savor iconic Argentine steaks, or explore historic neighborhoods like La Boca and San Telmo. Don't miss the colorful 'Caminito' street museum, a lively area that often hosts local artists and tango dancers.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: No South American cruise is complete without docking at the effervescent Rio de Janeiro. Within easy reach from the cruise terminal, you'll find the iconic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and, a bit further afield, the towering Christ the Redeemer statue. Rio is a city of festivities, magnificent landscapes, and rich cultural traditions, ensuring something for every traveler.
  • Valparaíso, Chile: Valparaíso presents a colorful spectacle of hillside houses overlooking the Pacific. Known for its bohemian culture and seaside charm, the city is just a stone's throw from Chile's renowned wine country. After roaming the labyrinth of streets and admiring street art, consider a day trip to nearby vineyards or the historic city of Santiago.
  • Ushuaia, Argentina: Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, offers a different flavor. This remote port is a haven for adventurers, serving as a gateway to the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia and Antarctica. From here, you can explore the pristine Tierra del Fuego National Park or embark on boat tours around the Beagle Channel.
  • Machu Picchu, Peru: High in the Andes Mountains lies the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. This UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its archaeological significance and panoramic mountain views, is a testament to Incan civilization and architectural ingenuity.
  • Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil: One of the planet's most awe-inspiring sights, the Iguazu Falls are a series of majestic waterfalls straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil. Surrounded by lush forests, the thunderous roar of water, and misty rainbows, visitors can experience the power of nature up close.
  • Amazon Rainforest, Multiple Countries: The Amazon is not just a river; it's a sprawling rainforest teeming with diverse wildlife and indigenous communities. Cruisers can venture into this 'Lungs of the Earth' through guided tours, offering a peek into the delicate ecosystem and the importance of conservation.
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: These isolated volcanic islands, significant for their role in Charles Darwin's evolutionary studies, provide sanctuary to an extraordinary array of animals. From giant tortoises to unique bird species, wildlife viewing here is unparalleled.
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia: Far from the coast, yet worth the expedition, it is the world's largest salt flat. This surreal landscape becomes a giant mirror during the rainy season, creating an illusion of walking in the clouds, perfect for those once-in-a-lifetime photographs.
  • Christ the Redeemer, Brazil: Overlooking Rio de Janeiro, this iconic statue is a cultural symbol of Brazilian Christianity. The panoramic view from the peak is a stunning spectacle, showcasing the city's landmarks, mountains, and beaches.

South America Cruises Travel Tips

  • Get travel insurance for when you're gone, you will feel better about being able to travel.
  •  South America is known for its warm, vibrant cultures, and showing appreciation for traditions will enrich your interactions. A little Spanish or Portuguese, depending on your destination, goes a long way. Even just "gracias" (thank you) or "por favor" (please) can bring a smile.
  • Understand Visa guidelines and find out if you need to have one if you are going to be a part of a cruise line. 
  • Plan the time of your trip just right depending on what you want to see, or when you want to go.
  • The continent is known for their lavish, exciting, and large festivals – go during one of those!
  • South America uses a number of different currencies, so check up on which you'll need.
  • Definitely try most of the specialty foods you can only find in those specific areas.
  • Stick to tourist areas, watch your belongings, and choose official transport options. Currency can vary by country, but most places accept USD. However, having small amounts of local currency for casual purchases is helpful.
  • Packing can be tricky with diverse climates, from Amazon heat to Andean chill. Lightweight, breathable clothing is perfect for tropical locales, while layers are a must for cooler regions. Don't forget swimwear for the beaches and pools and comfortable shoes for those city or nature walks.
  • Sun protection is non-negotiable. Think sunscreen, hats, and UV-protective clothing, especially during outdoor excursions. Lastly, respecting cultural norms with your attire is important, especially in religious or indigenous sites. Modest clothing is generally a safe bet in such scenarios.

South America Cruises Things To Do

  • Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu

    Located in Southern Peru, Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca citadel that provides a glimpse into the past and what the Incans believed in. Located on a high up mountain ridge, you're easily able to look over and see the vast world below. This is a piece of history still standing with a beautiful view down.  

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time to tour Machu Picchu is during the warmer months, but also when it is not raining, as it can be difficult to climb up to the citadel.
  • Iguazu Falls
    Iguazu Falls

    This is where you can go to see the largest waterfall in the world because these waterfalls come together to create one large waterfall. These falls divide up the river into an upper and lower section, but it looks more like one large area.   

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time is when during the warmer months when the sun is out. You can take a dip at the bottom of the waterfalls.  

     

    You Should Know

    There may be a small fee to come into the park and view the falls. Check the hours of operation, as they are usually closed down after it becomes dark.
  • Atacama Desert
    Atacama Desert

    Covering around 990 miles of land, this desert is on a plateau in Chile. It is covered in sand, hot, and provides a great place for sand dunes, hiking, riding around on ATVs and more. There are also homes that people live in, restaurants, shops, and more all within the desert lands.  

    Best Time To Visit

    You should visit this area during the months when it is dry and not as hot. The desert can become quite hot during the day, so plan ahead.   

     

    You Should Know

    Make sure to bring something to cover your face, as you want to stop the sand from getting in your eyes and mouth.
  • Uyuni Salt Flat
    Uyuni Salt Flat

    The world's largest salt flat, this is a must see for so many people who are visiting the area. 3,900 square miles are covered in this salt. The dry lake has salt that covers the ground, which is how it ended up getting there.   

    Best Time To Visit

    Any time is a good time to visit the Uyuni Salt Flat. You can go during the warmer or cooler months but consider the rain that might come.  

     

    You Should Know

    Wildlife is rare to find in this area due to the nature of the land, but pink flamingos are often seen.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
    Perito Moreno Glacier

    Located in the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, this glacier is huge. It continues to advance and become larger with time. It is also one of the biggest tourist attractions in all of Argentina.   

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time to travel here is during the off-season when there are less people that are visiting the same area.   

     

    You Should Know

    The glacier is what makes the water below it the turquoise color it is. It is one of 48 glaciers in the Andes system.
  • Sacred Valley
    Sacred Valley

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas has been around for centuries. It is where the Incans would do a lot of their rituals and was the heart of their empire. They have fertile farmland and Spanish colonial villages.  

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time to travel here is when it is warm outside, not raining, and when you have enough time to visit all of the smaller buildings that are located there.   

     

    You Should Know

    There is a handicraft market that is held on every Sunday. An Incan citadel is up on the hilltop that you can also visit while here.
  • Fernando de Noronha
    Fernando de Noronha

    This is an archipelago that consists of over 20 islands that come together. The ecosystem is delicate, but it is one of the most beautiful places that you can visit in Brazil. If you are looking for beautiful weather, crystal clear waters, and more than this is where you can find it.  

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time is when it is warmer out. You can rent some kayaks and enjoy all that comes with the undeveloped beaches.   

     

    You Should Know

    You'll see dolphins, sharks, rays, and sea turtles from time to time. Remember it is a sanctuary and should be respected as such.
  • Isla del Sol
    Isla del Sol

    Stands for Island of Sun and it is located in the southern portion of Lake Titicaca. This is in Bolivia. You can find many smaller villages throughout the island, but there are festivals, beautiful beaches, plenty of activities, and more.   

    Best Time To Visit

    You should visit the island when it is not raining, as well as when it is warm outside. You want to be comfortable while visiting the villages.  

     

    You Should Know

    The Roca Sagrada is a large rock that is said to be the birthplace of the first Incas. Escalera del Inca is a staircase in the Yumani village leads up to a spring that was believed to prolong your youth.
  • Fitz Roy
    Fitz Roy

    Fitz Roy is a mountain in Patagonia which is located on the Argentina and Chile border. You can walk around the bottom of the mountain, or even climb up the side of the mountain on the walkway provided.   

    Best Time To Visit

    You should visit when it is comfortable temperature outside, though it might be chilly since it goes pretty high. It should not be raining or storming, either, as this can make it harder to climb.  

     

    You Should Know

    The mountain was first climbed back in 1952 by Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone. The elevation of the mountain measures 11,020 feet.
  • Angel Falls
    Angel Falls

    A waterfall that is located in Venezuela. It is the world's highest waterfall that has never once been interrupted. It continues to flow. It is 979 meters high and has a drop of 807 meters. The water drops over the Auyan-tepui mountain.  

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time to tour the falls is when the weather is calm, cool, and it is not raining. The waterfall also becomes more forceful when it is.  

     

    You Should Know

    You may have to contact the people who are living and working around the waterfall to visit.

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Quick Facts

Taking a South American cruise is like unlocking a treasure chest of adventures, where every attraction is a precious gem waiting to be discovered. This continent is rich in history, nature, and vibrant cultures, making every stop along the way a chance to create unforgettable memories.

  • Getting There

    Set in the southern hemisphere, South America is a captivating destination, surrounded by the Pacific on the west, the Atlantic on the east, and the Caribbean Sea to the northwest. This strategic location creates several entry points for cruise liners, making it an accessible adventure for travelers.  

    Cruise ships often depart from more familiar locations, such as Miami or Los Angeles, offering itineraries that sail down the Mexican coast through the iconic Panama Canal, entering the vast network of South American waters. Some cruises set sail directly from major South American cities like Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires, providing a more immediate immersion into the continent's charm. The journey varies based on the chosen itinerary, but the promise is a scenic voyage leading to ports brimming with cultural treasures.

  • The Perfect Time for a South American Cruise

    When planning a South American cruise, selecting the right time is crucial to ensure an optimal experience, as the continent's diverse climate can significantly impact your journey. Understanding the various weather patterns will help you choose the best time for cruising.  

    During South America's summer months, from November to March, cruising is typically ideal. This period offers plenty of sunshine, perfect for sightseeing, engaging in outdoor activities, and enjoying beach outings. Cruising South America in the summer means you'll have the best conditions for exploring the continent's rich cultural heritage, vibrant cities, and stunning natural landscapes.  

    If you prefer to avoid the peak tourist season and don't mind slightly cooler weather, consider cruising South America in the shoulder seasons. These periods, either from September to November or March to May, can provide a more relaxed experience. Cruising during these months often means less crowded attractions and potentially lower prices, making it an appealing time for those seeking a more tranquil journey.  

    For cruisers particularly interested in the Amazon, it's important to note the distinct wet and dry seasons. The Amazon's wet season runs from December to May, offering a unique cruising experience perfect for boat tours and experiencing the rainforest's lush, vibrant environment. The dry season, lasting the rest of the year, is ideal for hiking, wildlife spotting, and exploring the rainforest more extensively. However, weather in the Amazon can be unpredictable, so cruisers should be prepared for varying conditions regardless of the season they choose.  

    In summary, the perfect time for a South American cruise depends on your preferences for weather, crowd size, and the type of activities you wish to enjoy. Whether you opt for the sunny summer months, the more temperate shoulder seasons, or the distinct wet or dry seasons of the Amazon, cruising South America offers a rich and diverse experience at any time of the year.  

  • Why Book a Cruise to South America?

    Thinking about a cruise to South America? It's a decision you won't regret. First off, there's the unbeatable value for money. One price covers accommodation, meals, and often various on-shore activities, so your budget stays intact. Plus, unpacking once and getting to explore the coastline of an entire continent? That's convenience at its best.  

    But there's more than just the practical stuff. Cruises offer unique coastal views of South America that you simply won't get from the land. Imagine watching the sunrise over the Amazon River or sailing around the fjords of southern Chile. Some cruise lines also offer exclusive access to secluded spots reserved for their passengers. We're talking private beach getaways and special on-land excursions.  

    And let's not forget the onboard experience. Between destinations, enjoy a host of entertainment, fine dining that reflects South American flavors, and cultural lectures or language classes to enrich your journey. It's not just a trip; it's an all-rounded experience bringing the best of South America to your doorstep.

  • Experience the Flavors of South America

    One of the greatest joys of travel? The food! And on a South American cruise, your taste buds are in for a treat. Each country's cuisine offers something unique, but let's highlight a few must-tries. In Argentina, indulge in a steak like no other, paired with a glass of local Malbec. When in Peru, sampling ceviche is a must – it's a national dish for a reason.  

    Brazil brings a carnival of flavors with its iconic feijoada, a hearty stew that's a whole meal in itself. For a snack, you can't skip Colombia's patacones, tasty fried plantains that are perfect on the go.  

    As for where to eat, the local markets are unbeatable spots for authentic bites and fresh produce. They're vibrant lively, and offer a real taste of daily life. Don't overlook street food stands or local eateries; these places often serve the most authentic dishes. And remember, sometimes the best food experience is stumbling upon a small, family-run restaurant that wasn't in your guidebook. So, bring your appetite and dive into the flavors of South America!

  • Immerse Yourself in South American Culture

    South America is a continent rich in culture, where age-old traditions still play a significant part in modern life. One of the fantastic aspects of taking a cruise here is the chance to immerse yourself in diverse customs and celebrations, gaining insights that go beyond typical tourist experiences.  

    Festivals are a huge deal, offering vibrant and energetic expressions of each country's heritage. For instance, you won't want to miss Brazil's Carnival, known worldwide for its spectacular parades and samba rhythms. In Peru, the Inti Raymi festival pays homage to the Inca Sun God with colorful costumes and traditional music.  

    Beyond festivities, daily life and local customs provide their own kind of spectacle. Street dances, local markets, and even the traditional mate tea ceremonies in countries like Argentina and Uruguay allow travelers to observe and participate in the authentic South American way of life.

  • Ready to Book Your South American Cruise?

    Are you looking for the next destination to scratch off your travel bucket list? Well, a South American cruise might just be what you're searching for. Imagine unraveling the mysteries of ancient civilizations in Peru, dancing to the rhythm of samba in Brazil, or navigating the majestic fjords of Chile — all while returning to the comfort and amenities of your cruise ship every night. It's more than a holiday; it's an adventure waiting to happen.  

    One of the best parts about cruising is how much you can see and do without the hassle of packing and unpacking or worrying about finding good accommodations. South America's diverse landscapes, combined with its vibrant cultures, make every port of call a unique experience. Plus, the continent's warm hospitality means you'll feel welcome wherever you go.  

    So, why wait? Dive into the adventure that a South American cruise offers. With so much to see, taste, and explore, there's no better time to book your journey and make memories that will last a lifetime. Grab that suitcase — South America awaits!

South America Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Cruise to South America?

    A cruise to South America is when you go to many South American places on a cruise ship. This can be everywhere from Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and many others. You can customize the cruise based on what is available and where you want to go. 

  • What Comes with a South American Cruise?

    A South American cruise comes with just about everything that you need. You get a room to stay in for the entire trip, food, drinks, and activities aboard the ship. Certain excursions and activities cost extra, as well as alcohol if you wish to have any of that. This is why a cruise to South America is very cost-effective for those who want to save some cash for their vacation.

  • How Much Does a South American Cruise Cost?

    The costs can range from $200 to $5,000 depending on the length of the cruise, the cruise ship, the type of room, and excursions or packages you choose. Where the cruise is going, as well as how many places or where it is taken off from can also change the price of the cruise. 

  • What is the Best Cruise to Take to South America?

    There are a number of cruise lines available for you to spend some time on. Depending on where you want to go, the extras you want, and more; then you can go with one over another. Some of the most recommended cruises that others have taken to South America include Norwegian, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, and Princess Cruises. Which you choose is up to you, there are no right or wrong cruise lines. 

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Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!

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