Cruise to South America & Visit Some of the Most Amazing Ports-of-Call in the World, Featuring Attractions That Even the Most Experienced Travelers Would Enjoy
The Amazon basin, the Andean Mountain range, magnificent ancient ruins, Indigenous cultures, the Galapagos Islands: this is South America, a continent rich in colour, history, culture, stunning landscapes, snowcapped mountains, glaciers, birds, orchids, wildlife, powerful rivers….
Argentina. The second largest country in South America, Argentina stretches almost 3500km from Bolivia in the North to the tip of South America in the South, encompassing a wide array of geography and climates. Spectacular landscapes, cosmopolitan cities, lively culture, and a top destination for wine lovers… Argentina has it all. From the wine district of Mendoza to the chic and sophisticated Buenos Aires, unto to Patagonia, the Southern Andean Steppe and Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire), travelling this country can entertain city slickers, wine lovers and nature enthusiasts. Travelers can traverse Patagonia, one of the most diverse and picturesque regions of the world with its glacier carved landscapes and characteristic wildlife, walk among thousands of Penguins, witness the impressive Iguazu Falls, or simply enjoy life and Tango in bustling Buenos Aires.
Chile. Along the Pacific Ocean, long and thin Chile stretches 4300km, from the driest desert in the world to the massive glacial fields at the southern tip of South America. In between, the varied landscape of this super-skinny country ranges from the sands of the Atacama Desert in the north, down through the lush valleys and vineyards of the Central Heartland and ancient forests of the Lake District, to Patagonia’s spectacular mountains, islands and dramatic landscape of icebergs, glaciers and fjords. Chile has a long viticulture history dating to the 16th century. For wine lovers, the Casablanca Valley is where Chile’s best Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot grapes are produced. Beyond all this in the Pacific Ocean lay Raya Nui (Easter Island), a UNESCO World heritage site and the Juan Fernández archipelago, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve mainly for its singular flora.
Peru. Situated on the Western coast of South America, Peru lies north to south along the towering snow capped Andean mountain range, which separates the lush Amazonian rainforest to the East from the Pacific coastal desert to the West. The natural and cultural treasures of all the tourist attractions in Peru are bountiful. Peru is home to the famous Incan Machu Pichu ruins and is replete with Ancient Inca wonders such as Sacsahuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo to name but a few; these Inca ruins are considered by many to be some of the most beautiful and mysterious sites in the world. Peru has a very rich human culture dating back to over 5000 years. This history and culture are easily accessible to travellers, whether while visiting the Incan ruins or a museum. While wandering through towns and villages, one will always feel carried away to a time long past yet still alive in the way of life and the language of the Incan descendants.
If you’re after a small ship cruise or an expedition ship cruise to South America Wild Earth Travel can help you find a trip of a lifetime. We are ready to guide you through our range of different options with impartial advice so you can experience the very best of this unique destination. Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our own personal experiences.