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Explore South America

South America is one of the world's most fascinating and diverse regions to explore.From the beaches and carnivals of Copacabana and Rio de Janeiro, to the mighty Amazon River and rainforest, the archaeological ruins of Chile and Peru, to the historical and cultural cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, South America is colourful, exotic, vibrant, historic and modern, all at the same time.Take a cruise around this vast continent and you will be able to experience complete diversity and an array of awe inspiring sights.Seductive Latin cities, mysterious Incan ruins, ethereal Amazon jungles and...
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South America
Overview
South America is one of the world's most fascinating and diverse regions to explore.

From the beaches and carnivals of Copacabana and Rio de Janeiro, to the mighty Amazon River and rainforest, the archaeological ruins of Chile and Peru, to the historical and cultural cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, South America is colourful, exotic, vibrant, historic and modern, all at the same time.

Take a cruise around this vast continent and you will be able to experience complete diversity and an array of awe inspiring sights.

Seductive Latin cities, mysterious Incan ruins, ethereal Amazon jungles and ice walled fjords are all on offer. And if you take a Cape Horn cruise, you even get to experience all four seasons in just two weeks. On this cruise combine the autumn cool of the Falkland Islands, the bitter cold of Tierra del Fuego and Chile's Punta Arenas, with the Spring-like Chilean fjords and the steamy summer weather of the Chilean capital of Santiago. If you take this itinerary, remember to pack for all weathers!

Some cruise companies with smaller ships even navigate the Amazon, just ask us for further details.
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igazu-falls-02-min Full Day Tour of Iguazu Falls
Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls Experience with Best of Brazil
Ship MSC Sinfonia
Fly Cruise Fly, Stay and Cruise
Date 13 Mar 2022
Nights 13 Nights
£1999
Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil Choose from Open Bar, Dining & more
Spectacular Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil
Ship Norwegian Star
Fly Cruise Fly, Stay and Cruise
Date 07 Mar 2022
Nights 12 Nights
£2189
Buenosaires3282 Spend 2 nights in Rio de Janeiro
Flavours of South America with Carnival In Rio
Ship Azamara Quest
Fly Cruise Fly, Stay and Cruise
Date 20 Feb 2022
Nights 25 Nights
£4599
Buenosaires328282751 Exclusive to Hays Travel
Charms of Buenos Aires with Radiant Rhythms of South America
Ship Marina
Fly Cruise Fly, Stay and Cruise
Date 10 Feb 2022
Nights 15 Nights
£4699
Panama-City Veranda Stateroom
Americas Jubilee
Ship Marina
Fly Cruise Fly Cruise
Date 01 Dec 2021
Nights 38 Nights
£5819
Chilean-Fjords Shore Excursion Included
South America & Chilean Fjords
Ship Viking Jupiter
Fly Cruise Fly Cruise
Date 08 Jan 2022
Nights 17 Nights
£6290
Ushuaia, Argentina0515 Included shore excursion in almost every port
South America & the Chilean Fjords
Ship Viking Jupiter
Fly Cruise Fly Cruise
Date 28 Feb 2022
Nights 16 Nights
£6690
quito-ecuador05878 All Inclusive
Galapagos Northern Loop
Ship Celebrity Xpedition
Fly Cruise Fly, Stay and Cruise
Date 24 Nov 2022
Nights 10 Nights
£6784
Cartagena, Colombia_532146292 Luxury Yacht
Panama & Colombia Discovery
Ship Scenic Eclipse
Fly Cruise Fly, Stay and Cruise
Date 14 Oct 2021
Nights 12 Nights
£7990
Santiago0546 $1000 Shipboard credit
Taste of Chile with Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia
Ship Seabourn Quest
Fly Cruise Fly, Stay and Cruise
Date 27 Nov 2021
Nights 23 Nights
£13599
Antarctic Peninsula3 $1000 Shipboard credit
Buenos Aires with Antarctica, Patagonia & South Georgia
Ship Seabourn Quest
Fly Cruise Fly, Stay and Cruise
Date 18 Dec 2021
Nights 26 Nights
£17299
Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil Save up to £2000pp
South America: A Grand Voyage
Ship Spirit of Adventure
Location Sailing from Southampton
Date 05 Jan 2022
Nights 83 Nights
£17999

Ports

Puerto Madryn, Argentina
The Argentine city of Puerto Madryn sits on the coast of northern Patagonia. It is famously the gateway to both the penguins and elephant seals at the UNESCO-listed Peninsula Valdes and whale-watching from June to mid-December in Golfo Nuevo Bay. You can also enjoy typical beach life here at the beach and adjoining restaurant and bar-lined promenade. Discover the fascinating exhibits on display at the Oceanographic and Natural Sciences Museum or Ecocentro Madryn. Get up close to Magellanic penguins at Punta Norte and whales at El Doradillo beach or go scuba diving or snorkelling with sea lions off Punta Loma. Take a drive out to the town of Gaiman for a typical Welsh afternoon tea or see fossils on display at the Museum of Palaeontology Egidio Feruglio in nearby Trelew.
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Step ashore in the vibrant and exciting seaside city of Rio de Janeiro. Mention Rio and the first things that come to mind are the 38-metre high Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the famous carnival. Spend time on the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches or visit Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron's fascinating Escadaria Selaron stairway. Pay a call to the sculptures and art-adorned pavilions at Passeio Publico then continue on to Parque do Flamengo and the nearby Museum of Modern Art. The ancient Nossa Senhora de Campo church and Sao Bento church and monastery contrast with the modern-day Catedral de Sao Sebastiao. Explore the atmospheric Santa Teresa district or discover the exhibits at the National Museum at Quinta da Boa Vista. Take a boat trip over to Ilha de Paqueta to view the sights from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is the capital of and the largest city on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Explore the cobblestoned buildings of Old San Juan with its 16th-century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses, San Juan National Historic Site and Spanish colonial buildings. New San Juan is awash with tropical beaches, luxury hotels, world-class dining and designer shopping. Pay a visit to Casa Blanca Museum, Museo del Nino and Galeria National. Make a whistle-stop tour of the sights on the free trolley bus or take a scenic stroll along Paseo de La Princesa. Learn about the art of rum making on the Bacardi Distillery Tour or enjoy the tranquillity of San Juan Botanical Garden.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city, sits alongside Montevideo Bay. Plaza de la Independencia is the main hub of the city and leads to the Ciudad Vieja old town with its colonial houses, art deco buildings, and fascinating landmarks such as Palacio Salvo and the Solis Theatre. Admire the international artworks and surrounding Japanese gardens at the Museum of Fine Arts - Juan Manuel Blanes. Climb up to Fortaleza del Cerro to enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond. No visit to Montevideo would be complete without enjoying parilla-grilled fare at one of the steakhouses at Mercado Del Puerto or tasting the traditional yerba mate tea. Spend a few hours soaking up the sunshine on the golden sands of Pocitos Beach or take a leisurely stroll along La Rambla promenade.
Scenic Cruising Beagle Channel & Ushuaia, Argentina
Scenic Cruising Beagle Channel & Ushuaia, Argentina
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