Explore the Pacific coastline of South America, and get up close and personal with exotic wildlife and ancient civilisations.
South America Expedition Cruises
The extraordinary diversity of South America’s landscapes, wildlife and history make it a rich, colourful and exciting region to explore. It’s a land of dense rainforests, glacial fjords, ancient ruins, sandy beaches and bustling cities – ripe for active adventure. From the Scarlet Macaw to the wild guanaco, our Expedition Team will help you spot South America’s most famous animals.
Expedition cruises to South America
Our itineraries explore the west coast of South America from Panama, Ecuador and Peru down to Chile and Patagonia. Add on Lake Titicaca, Galápagos or Machu Picchu for the adventure of a lifetime.
Activities in South America
Enjoy a range of included and optional activities, taking in some of the best things to do from history and culture to birdwatching and hiking.
Wildlife in South America
Spread over diverse biomes, South America is home to an incredible array of birds, animals and sea life. Expect to see tropical birds and jungle animals, as well as condors and mountain camelids.
Expedition Team in South America
Our Expedition Team will host lectures, as well as guide hikes, landings, and expedition boat cruising. They’ll also share fascinating insights into the nature, culture and history of South America.
Cruises to South America
In-depth Patagonia & Chilean Fjords Expedition
March 25 2023 and March 19 2024
MS Roald Amundsen
Diverse Cultures of South America with Galápagos Islands
April 2 and April 9 2023
MS Roald Amundsen +1
Activities in South America
Our goal is to provide you with a thrilling exploration of South America, whether that’s hiking through rainforests, kayaking on Lake Titicaca, or meeting Kawéskar villagers in Chile. With our wide range of landings, included activities and optional excursions, designed for all interests and activity levels, you’ll experience the best this incredible continent has to offer. See some of the options here.
South American wildlife
South America’s rich biodiversity is a major draw for nature lovers, birders and photographers. Our expedition cruises take in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador’s Isla de la Plata, Peru’s Ballestas Islands, as well as four of Chile’s national parks including Torres del Paine. Encounter animals such as turtles, iguanas, whales, elephant seals, condors, monkeys and guanacos, to name but a few.
Expedition Team South America
Your Expedition Team will host lectures and share fascinating insights as you visit indigenous communities, national parks and historical sites. Learn about South America’s rich history, diverse cultures and varied wildlife. You’ll go out on our small expedition boats and explore less travelled places, guided by your Expedition Team.