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South America is known for its extraordinary biodiversity, its mix of cultures, and its incredible landscapes. Of course, there is no better way to see it than aboard a small ship cruise on one of these 652 best South American cruises. Begin with the beautiful Galapagos Islands, starting in Baltra, where you will see a variety of wildlife up close, passing through North Seymour Island to see incredible blue-footed boobies and disembarking on Bartolome Island to see the mystical Galapagos penguins and then climb to its viewpoint for breathtaking views. On Santa Cruz Island, you will find the Charles Darwin Station to learn more about the history of the Galapagos and witness their conservation work to protect the unique creatures that inhabit this extraordinary archipelago. Head south of the continent and marvel at the towering fjords that define the windswept landscapes of coastal Patagonia and the legendary Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of the South American continent. Contact us to help you plan your South American cruise of a lifetime.
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A pair of macaws in the Amazon
$5,135
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Authentic Amazon

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Anakonda
  • Enjoy exploratory canoe trips
  • Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • Kayak though the Indillama River
  • Learn from Kichwa women
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wonderful flora and rich wildlife of the Amazon Basin on this 8-day expedition cruise aboard the M/V Anakonda. Explore the Yasuni, Ecuador’s largest National Park, a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Kayak along black waters escorted by otters and …
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$6,495
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent: Antarctica. These cruises are at the beginning and end of the season, are economically priced, and recommended for travelers on a budget that want the full Antarctic experience. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the …
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River in the Amazon Rainforest
$1,785
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Amazon Journey via Ucayali River -High Water Season

4 Day Itinerary aboard La Perla
  • See pink and grey dolphins play
  • Visit the birth place of the Amazon
  • Meet and visit with locals
Starts / Ends:
Iquitos / Nauta
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join La Perla on this 4-day journey down the Amazon River! This great adventure is designed for those nature lovers who do not have much time to travel. Your journey offers a worthy view of life in the Amazon jungle, including piranha fishing, wildlife spotting, visit local villages, and …
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$15,295
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Antarctic Explorer - Sail/Fly Expedition

Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Zodiac-cruise
  • Tour scientific research stations
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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Icebergs at sunset
$13,495
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$5,291
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Eastern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Seaman Journey
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Mail a letter from Post Office Bay
  • Relax on white coral beaches
  • Snorkel alongside marinlife
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise from island to island on this 8-day Galapagos adventure. Visit several islands throughout the archipelago and experience the widlife and landscape unique to each one. Visit the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center where you will see and learn about the efforts being made to protect tortoises in …
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1800's whaling station
$24,095
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

21 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Visit Point Wild
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Lookout for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
  • See elephant & Antarctic fur seals
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This voyage encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South Georgia.From the days of Captain Cook’s 1772 Antarctic journey to Roald Amundsen and Sir Ernest Shackleton, humans have always been captivated by this vast place. Discover the historic …
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Seal relaxing on shore
$12,995
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Spirit of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • See penguin colonies
  • Zodiac cruise
  • Kayak or camp ashore
  • Explore Antarctic marine life
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Antarctic adventures are best-enjoyed midsummer when near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life along the shore and brightens the thought of camping out, alpine climbing, or extended kayaking trips. Penguin highways are busy with traffic as parents hurry to fatten chicks and waterways are alive …
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$10,945
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Celebrating Antarctica

13 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Enjoy Argentinean markets & cuisine
  • Sail the Beagle Channel
  • Explore historic & scientific sites
  • Cross the Drake Passage
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience close encounters with the abundant wildlife of Antarctica on this 13-day cruise aboard the Island Sky, an all-inclusive small expedition vessel. Sail to the Antarctic Peninsula, and wildlife-rich Lemaire, Neumayer & Penola Channels, visiting historical sites and viewing penguins, …
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Overlook at Pitt Point
$3,900
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Observe Galapagos giant tortoises
  • See the blue-footed boobies dance
  • Look for Galapagos penguins
  • Cruise along Moreno Point
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Western Islands of the Galapagos archipelago and discover all that this wonderful destination has to offer. Snorkel with sea lions and kayak surrounded by unique species. On this 6-day exciting journey, explore the exclusive shores of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, and Santiago. …
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Black Turtle cove with mangroves
$3,500
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Northern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Swim and snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Genovesa Island's birdlife
  • Hike to Dragon Hill
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of theNorthern Galapagos Islandson this 5-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historically significant archipelago.Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Visit Genovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close …
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Tree frog spotted in the Amazon
$4,230
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Luxury Amazon Discovery - High Water

4 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Nera
  • Visit the Manatee Rescue Center
  • Journey through Jungle of Mirrors
  • Discover the town of Nauta
Starts / Ends:
Iquitos / Iquitos
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Aqua Nera in the remote colonial city of Iquitos, Peru for this 4-day luxury Amazon River Cruise. Journey along the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring rivers (the Yarapa and Dorado), each one rich in vibrant wildlife and thriving rainforests. …
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Snorkeling near the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
$4,820
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Northern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

5 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Hike 375 stairs to panoramic views
  • Trek through mangroves
  • Snorkel in search of marinlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the northern islands of the Galapagos on this 5 day cruise aboard the Ocean Spray. Once on board cruise to Bartolome Island and hike to the summit of the volcano for panoramic views. You also will trek through mangroves and view tidal pools teeming with sea lions and reef fish on Genovesa …
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Flamingo Lagoon
$8,990
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West & Central Islands + Genovesa

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Kayay & Snorkel around Genovesa
  • Walk over recent lava flows
  • Visit Arnaldo T. Breeding Center
  • Hike along cactus groves at Rabida
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonders of the Western & Central Galapagos Islands while on this amazing 8-day cruise. This paradisiac archipelago is made up of rocky islets which are home to many spectacular species of Galapagos wildlife including penguins, the Galapagos Hawk, Nazca Boobies, finches, …
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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$8,590
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Western & Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Elite
  • Visit the beautiful Junco Lagoon
  • Bird watching at North Seymour
  • Snorkel & Kayak across Tintoreras
  • Discover Sierra Negra volcano
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where two species of giant tortoise are bred to increase the population of these incredible animals, plays an essential role in protecting the future of the Galapagos. Explore Moreno point and walk along one of the trails soon reveals a multitude of …
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Devil's Crown Galapagos
$2,381
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Galapagos Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit Cerro Brujo´s lava formations
  • Hike across Española Island
  • Swim and snorkel at Devil´s Crown
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' southeast islands. Take a 5-day adventure and travel from beautiful San Cristobal to Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz Islands. Encounter giant tortoises, snorkel in the crystalline waters, and view …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$8,750
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Volcanic Wonders

Northern & Western Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos on the M/V Origin. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to …
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Floreana Island
$2,455
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Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit beautiful coral sand beaches
  • Snorkel among green sea turtles
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz islands on this incredible 5-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this an unforgettable trip including snorkeling, roaming volcanic landscapes, and observing the riveting native wildlife. Be …
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