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Bartolome Island, Galápagos Islands

South America Expedition Cruises

Natural wonders at every turn

Expedition cruise holidays in South America

Introduction

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.

Our top itineraries for South America Expedition Cruises

Iguaçu Falls

Best of Brazil

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,485 pp incl. flights

Explore Brazil, a country with a continent's worth of highlights within its borders. Teeming rainforests, sparkling beaches and iconic megacities can all be found here, along with a people and culture with a deserved reputation as one of the most welcoming on earth.

Turtle in Galapagos

Amazon cruise and The Galápagos Islands

14-day tailor-made journey from £7,895 pp incl. flights

This adventure-packed holiday takes in two of Ecuador's wildlife hotspots - the Amazon Rainforest and the islands of the Galápagos. Take it all expert-led tours and a pair of luxury cruises.

Blue-footed Booby, Galapagos Islands

Luxury Quito & Galapagos Cruise

15-day tailor-made journey from £8,140 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

3 free nights at Casa Gangotena in September – Save up to £400 pp
Book by: 31 August 2019

Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Galapagos aboard a luxury yacht with fore and aft observation decks, a glass-bottom boat, daily excursions and quality service.

Eagle Ray, the Galápagos

Wonders of Peru and the Galápagos

15-day tailor-made journey from £6,915 pp incl. flights

Take in the unique history of Peru's archaeological treasures before flying out across the Pacific for a four-night cruise exploring the wildlife-rich islands of Ecuador's Galápagos.

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Top offers for South America Expedition Cruises

Blue-footed Booby, Galapagos Islands

Luxury Quito & Galapagos Cruise

15-day tailor-made journey from £8,140 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

3 free nights at Casa Gangotena in September – Save up to £400 pp
Book by: 31 August 2019

Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Galapagos aboard a luxury yacht with fore and aft observation decks, a glass-bottom boat, daily excursions and quality service.

Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises

Galápagos Island Adventure on Celebrity Flora

12-day tailor-made expedition cruise from £9,215 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Fly Cruise Offer
Book by: 30 November 2019

Sail the Galápagos in its most luxurious ship, pairing all-inclusive drinks and fine dining with shore excursions that bring you right among its natural wonders. Think snorkelling with sea lions and hikes with giant turtles.

Silver Galápagos

Ecuador Train and Galápagos Voyage on Silversea

16-day fly, rail and cruise from £9,140 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, rail and cruise holiday
Book by: 31 December 2019

Combining two unique experiences – a mountain rail journey through the Andes and an island-hopping, luxury cruise through the Galápagos – this is your chance to see the natural wonders of Ecuador in style. Spot marine iguanas on snorkel trips before returning to all-inclusive fine dining.

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Chile & Argentina: Patagonia's Glaciers & Fjords

17-day tailor-made journey from £7,225 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Patagonia cruise discount, valid for travel period Sep-Dec19 – Save up to £405 pp
Book by: 31 July 2019

This adventure combines an exploratory cruise through Patagonia's channel maze with a private tour to Perito Moreno Glacier and a luxury campsite in Torres del Paine. You'll also stop off in Buneos Aires and enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, open-bar indulgences and expert-led excursions.

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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 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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