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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

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.

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.

Luxury Quito & Galapagos Cruise

15-day tailor-made journey from £8,640 pp incl. flights

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.

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

Antarctica and South America Discovery

22-day expedition cruise from £14,435 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Expedition Fares
Book by: 30 April 2019

Pair an ultra-luxury Antarctic sailing with Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the world's largest waterfalls – Iguazú Falls.

Bridgetown to Callao with Hapag Lloyd

18-day luxury exploration cruise from £8,350 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking fares - save 5%
Book by: 30 April 2019

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.

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.

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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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