Cruise holidays to South America offer some of the best cruising trips in the world, often far from civilisation and crowds.
The wild and varied terrain of South America means there is a cruise for everyone, whether your interest be wildlife, geology, relaxing or all three (and more!).
Iconic Galapagos Islands and Antarctica are both accessed from this continent, showcasing some of the world’s best wildlife in its more pristine environments.
Shorter sailing trips are available throughout the Amazon on beautiful boats, or perhaps you prefer to travel among the fjords and glaciers of Patagonia.
Where you visit, you will aail to remote lands amid scenery of stunning beauty, wildlife and home to ancient and fascinating cultures.
Wildlife-rich Galapagos is a year-round draw, with its tame animals and incredible volcanic scenery combining to make a unique destination.
Patagonia cruises among the glaciers and fjords of Chile, or to Cape Horn, are as historic as they are intrepid, and visit many sites only accessible only by water.
Antarctica, the pristine land, awaits those with the time to head to the world’s last frontier.
The Amazon cruises give you the chance to watch wildlife as they come down to the riverside as you drift in style along the world’s longest river.
What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
Prices From $3,025 / £2,439 per person
Dates: From January 2019 to December 2020
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $5,350 / £4,314 per person
Prices From $3,865 / £3,117 per person
Prices From $6,995 / £5,641 per person
Dates: From November 2018 to January 2019
Capacity: 112 people
Prices From $12,395 / £9,995 per person
Dates: From December 2018 to December 2019
Capacity: 71 people
Prices From $4,716 / £3,803 per person
What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $2,298 / £1,853 per person
Capacity: 210 people
Prices From $4,190 / £3,379 per person
Capacity: 14 people
Prices From $4,850 / £3,911 per person
Prices From $3,720 / £3,000 per person
Capacity: 20 people
Prices From $7,225 / £5,826 per person
Prices From $4,700 / £3,790 per person
Prices From $4,045 / £3,262 per person
Prices From $4,778 / £3,853 per person
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Prices From $4,500 / £3,629 per person
Prices From $4,000 / £3,226 per person
Prices From $5,110 / £4,121 per person
Dates: From November 2018 to March 2020
Capacity: 90 people
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D. Rowell, UK, 2010
» Patagonia Self-guided Trekking Tour
We both felt our South America holiday was the highlight of 2012, and it was easy to see why people travel halfway across the world to see the sights of Peru and Ecuador. Our highlight overall was probably the Galapagos cruise and we never guessed how fascinated we’d become by the landscapes, the island and sea animal life, and the history of the islands. Guide was excellent in the Galapagos. From an organisational point of view, it was such a relief that everything worked; as we were trying to pack so much in to a tight timescale it seemed risky that had anything gone wrong it could have been difficult to get back on track. All the information given out beforehand was very comprehensive and I can’t think of anything on the ‘we wish we’d known that before leaving’ list. We were shocked how much and how high quality the food on both the Inca Trail and Galapagos cruise was.
R. Brackenbury, UK, 2012
» Archipel, First Class Galapagos Catamaran
Kat was lucky enough to spot a Jaguar in Guyana - have you seen one on your travels?
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Larry and Gillian are coming to the end of their month of travelling with Andean Trails in Patagonia. We put together a tour designed to take them off-the-beaten-track – read the first instalment in their blog – covering Santiago and Aysen and remote border crossings. Once in Argentina, Gillian and Larry trekked to the base of Fitzroy and Cerro Torre, and took a day tour to Perito Moreno. They then set off for Torres del Paine on a self-guided trek. Their tour has ended with a few days in Ushuaia and a flight out from Buenos Aires. Check their progress below …
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