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South America Small Ship Cruise Itineraries

South America Itineraries

Amazon Voyage
Amazon  Voyage

10-day Amazon Voyage sailing roundtrip from Lima Peru aboard the riverboat Zafiro. View wildlife on hikes, excursion boat rides & even while kayaking in three different habitats. Sample local culture with cooking demonstrations, village & school visits, stops at riverside markets & Shaman blessing ceremony. Learn during guided tours, lectures & field interpretation by experienced native naturalists.

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Upper Amazon
Upper Amazon

10 day, 9 night Upper Amazon River cruise traveling roundtrip Lima, Peru, sailing aboard Deflin II. This Upper Amazon voyage explores a unique habitat, Peru’s Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, containing flooded forests that form the headwaters of the immense Amazon River. Take an Amazon River cruise aboard the elegant riverboat Delfin II, skimming past massive lily pads by day, and gaining a fresh perspective on life by night, as we spend our evenings relaxing on the open top deck under the stars.

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Patagonia, The Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island
Patagonia, The Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island

11-day Patagonia, The Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island expedition cruise sailing between Puerto Natales and Ushuaia aboard National Geographic Orion. This carefully curated expedition offers the peak experiences of Patagonia and its surrounding environs in a compact timeframe. Discover the fjords, glaciers, and panoramic vistas that make Chilean Patagonia one of the most lauded nature destinations on Earth. Exposing you to the ‘best of’ highlights, like the stunning Beagle Channel, massive glaciers and snowcapped peaks, this perfectly-paced voyage also brings you into the seldom-seen natural splendors of Karukinka Natural Park. Cap off your expedition by exploring Argentina’s rugged, seldom-seen Isla De Los Estados (Staten Island), a land of mythic wildness that has been largely off limits to travelers since 1923.

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Best of Chilean Patagonia

15 day Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn expedition cruise sailing bteween Puerto Natales and Ushuaia aboard National Geographic Orion. Optimize your Chilean Patagonia experience with a land and sea expedition. Spend three days at the superb Tierra Patagonia Hotel or Explora Patagonia to savor the grandeur of Torres del Paine’s sunrises and sunsets, its iconic landscapes, and profusion of wildlife. Then explore the fjords, glaciers, and panoramic vistas of Patagonia’s coast and waterways that are only accessible by expedition ship. Venturing out on Zodiac forays, kayaking pristine fjords, or hiking virgin trails, you’ll breathe the rarified air of a near-mythic region. Enjoy special access to Argentina’s Isla de Los Estados (Staten Island)—a seldom-seen island covered in wind-sculpted flora, with wildlife that includes South American fur seals and Magellanic penguins. Discover the vast parklands of Karukinka. And check viewing legendary Cape Horn on your life list as well.

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