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South America Ocean Cruises

Spectacular nature & ancient cultures

Cruise holidays in South America

Introduction

South America cruises offer something for everyone, with ships sailing from the tropics to the sub-Antarctic, calling in along the way to explore vibrant cities, ancient civilisations and some of the greatest natural wonders on Earth.

Classic routes include those that run beneath the Patagonian peninsula, often between Buenos Aires and Santiago, offering spectacular glacial landscapes and incredible wildlife viewing, framed by soaring Andean peaks. Perhaps call into Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia on Argentina's remote southern tip – gateway to the wilds of Antarctica.

The Beagle Channel, Patagonia

Otherwise ships sail over the top of the continent, passing through the Panama Canal to connect Rio de Janeiro to the east with Lima on the continent's Pacific coast – the jumping-off point for trips to Machu Picchu. Then, there are the iconic Brazilian ports of Buzios and Salvador de Bahia, where the great architectural splendour of the Spanish conquistadors is infused with a distinctly Africa beat. And, in the Galápagos islands of Ecuador, spectacular wildlife encounters are played out against a backdrop of paradisiacal islands, flung out in the Pacific Ocean.


Blue footed boobie, Galápagos Island

Remember, these are just a handful of the options available. You can also tailor-make your South America cruise by adding a city stay, wildlife holiday or other excursion before or after you sail; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Top itineraries for South America Ocean Cruises

Toucan, Amazon

Brazil & The Amazon

22-day cruise

A 21-day South America immersion as you sail up the east coast vising Buenos Aires and the mighty Amazon River

Main Square, Lima, Peru

Fjords, Falklands & Fiesta

22-day cruise

Save over £5,000 per suite on this all-inclusive cruise where every luxury is included, now with 50% single supplement

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale to Lima (Callao)

16-day cruise

When the world is so busting with colour and life there is no wonder that you are itching to discover it. Starting with two days at sea, weave through the Caribbean’s fun in the sun via the islands of Curacao and Aruba. Recharge your batteries aboard because next it’s time for South America...

Silver Cloud Expeditions

Antarctica Exploration on Silver Cloud

15-day Expedition voyage from £9,630 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Includes flights hotel and transfers
Book by: 28 February 2020

Traversing Drake’s eponymous passage is a must for any would-be explorer. Begin and end your expedition at the “world’s end”, Ushuaia, and sail around the southernmost continent among towering icebergs and floating glaciers.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0615 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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