South America is lucky enough to have some of the best cruise destinations on the planet. This compelling continent is a proverbial feast for the senses, a vibrant land of passionate rhythms, bright colors and extreme contrasts. Rich in history and natural treasures alike, South America boasts an astonishing variety of wildlife, customs and landscapes like no other travel destination, luring even the most seasoned of travelers and keeps them coming back for more.
Peru Amazon Cruises
Peru is not only home to some of the most luxurious riverboats in Amazonia, but it also contains the birthplace of the Amazon River itself. Incredibly two-thirds of its entire land mass is covered by rainforest, much of it unspoiled and waiting to be explored, making Peru an ideal destination for an Amazon River cruise.
Brazil Amazon Cruises
The Amazon Rainforest is synonymous with Brazil, not surprising given 60% of it is to be found within its borders. Explore the vast Central Amazon Biosphere Reserve influenced by the Negro and Solimões Rivers, over 20 million hectares of protected habitat, bursting with wildlife and authentic Amazon cruise adventures.
Ecuador Amazon Cruises
As one of the world's 17 mega-diverse countries, Ecuador is a great choice for an Amazon River cruise, a wildlife hotspot home to a huge variety of species, many of them endemic. Discover Ecuador's mystical "Oriente" region as you follow in the footsteps of the original Amazon explorer himself, Francisco de Orellana.
Bolivia Amazon Cruises
The Bolivian Amazon lies more than a thousand kilometres from the mainstream of the mighty River Amazon itself and occupies a fraction of the total basin, and yet is still an excellent place to take an Amazon jungle tour. Boasting one of the most well-preserved, natural and bio-diverse environments in the world.
Described as one of the most unique, scientifically important, and biologically outstanding areas on Earth, cruises to the Galapagos Islands can be a life-changing experience. Home to an incredible array of unique and fascinating animals endemic to the archipelago, a Galapagos cruise is a haven for wildlife and nature-loving travelers alike.
Panama and her namesake canal are steeped in history. Follow in the wake of Spanish Conquistadors, Columbus and pirates as you discover why Panama has for centuries been a source of natural pilgrimage as you make your own special journey between the Pacific Ocean and clear blue Caribbean waters.
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