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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.

Our top itineraries for South America Ocean Cruises

Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador

Grand Tour of Ecuador & The Galapagos

17-day tailor-made journey from £7,710 pp incl. flights

Straddling the equator, mainland Ecuador boasts colonial cities, beautiful haciendas, towering volcanoes and green and steamy jungles. Combined with the incredible beauty and diversity of nature that can only be found on the Galapagos, it's a truly compelling destination.

Beach in Panama, Caribbean

Bridgetown to Callao with Hapag Lloyd

18-day luxury exploration cruise

Enjoy Caribbean gems and paradises on the Pacific coast – an expedition dream comes true when you discover exotic treasures on both sides of the Panama Canal.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, North America

Cartegena, Cabo And The Canal

19-day cruise from £5,415 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite
Book by: 30 September 2019

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

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Top offers for South America Ocean Cruises

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Cartegena, Cabo And The Canal

19-day cruise from £5,415 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $500 Spa or shipboard credit per suite
Book by: 30 September 2019

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

View all offers

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 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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