It's fair to say that South America and expedition cruising make for a happy marriage. After all, the continent's coastlines, and indeed its outlying islands, are packed full of out-of-the-way gems, tailor-made for the adventure-minded traveller.
But, although there are spectacular sailings that round the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina to take in the wild remotes of the Falkland Islands, and epic voyages that head out to far-flung Easter Island, over 2,000 miles off the Chilean coast, the ultimate expedition cruise in South America has to be the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador.
The world-class wildlife and unique scenery of this island chain can be enjoyed from a variety of vessels, from luxury catamarans to full-on expedition ships, all equipped to the highest standards to ensure your discoveries are made in comfort and style. With onboard lectures and naturalists available to help you get the most from your sailing, these are the best ways to see one of the world's iconic destinations.
You can also tailor-make your adventure cruise in South America by adding a city stay, wildlife holiday or other excursion to your itinerary before or after you set sail; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.