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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

Antarctica Bridge, Silversea

Antarctica Bridge with Silversea

11-day expedition fly-cruise from £11,970 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Fly the Drake Fares and save 10%
Book by: 28 February 2020

With an included business class flight across the Drake Passge, this Antarctic cruise with Silversea showcases the wildlife and wonders of the White Continent across six unforgettable days.

Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises

Galápagos Island Adventure on Celebrity Flora

12-day tailor-made expedition stay & cruise from £9,220 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Fly Stay & Cruise Offer
Book by: 31 March 2020

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.

Galápagos with Silversea

Western Galápagos on Silver Origin

11-day expedition cruise from £7,920 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

All-inclusive Fares and save 10%
Book by: 29 February 2020

When it comes to the great wonders of our natural world, there are few to rival the unique beauty and diversity of Ecuador's Galápagos islands. And, this itinerary on Silversea's newest ship, Silver Origin, is perhaps its ultimate showcase.

Galápagos with Silversea

North & Central Galápagos on Silver Origin

11-day tailor-made luxury cruise from £7,650 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Includes flights & hotel plus save 10%
Book by: 29 February 2020

Sail in unmatched style aboard Silversea's newest ship, designed specifically for exploring the wildlife rich waters of Ecuador's Galápagos Islands. Enjoy all the trappings of a Silversea cruise, from fine dining to a full range of included experiences.

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Top offers for South America Expedition Cruises

Antarctica Bridge, Silversea

Antarctica Bridge with Silversea

11-day expedition fly-cruise from £11,970 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Fly the Drake Fares and save 10%
Book by: 28 February 2020

With an included business class flight across the Drake Passge, this Antarctic cruise with Silversea showcases the wildlife and wonders of the White Continent across six unforgettable days.

Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises

Galápagos Island Adventure on Celebrity Flora

12-day tailor-made expedition stay & cruise from £9,220 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Fly Stay & Cruise Offer
Book by: 31 March 2020

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.

Galápagos with Silversea

Western Galápagos on Silver Origin

11-day expedition cruise from £7,920 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

All-inclusive Fares and save 10%
Book by: 29 February 2020

When it comes to the great wonders of our natural world, there are few to rival the unique beauty and diversity of Ecuador's Galápagos islands. And, this itinerary on Silversea's newest ship, Silver Origin, is perhaps its ultimate showcase.

Galápagos with Silversea

North & Central Galápagos on Silver Origin

11-day tailor-made luxury cruise from £7,650 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Includes flights & hotel plus save 10%
Book by: 29 February 2020

Sail in unmatched style aboard Silversea's newest ship, designed specifically for exploring the wildlife rich waters of Ecuador's Galápagos Islands. Enjoy all the trappings of a Silversea cruise, from fine dining to a full range of included experiences.

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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