Cruise South America and The Amazon
You’ll find desert, jungle, mountains and glaciers, and some truly legendary cities around this exciting continent. The western coast of South America meets the Pacific Ocean, the north and east are bordered by the Atlantic while the Caribbean surrounds the north-west corner of the land. Most of the continent’s 385 million inhabitants live along the east and west coasts, with only a small proportion of the population settled inland.
Vibrant rainforest and icy glaciers, this continent of sprawling cities and crumbling colonial towns is balanced by huge swathes of wilderness. Culture, traditions, cuisines and dialects vary greatly making a cruise an ideal way to compare them. South America thrives with spirit, soul and passion. A continent abundant with natural wonder, where life beats to its own drum.
When it comes to natural beauty, South America really does have it all. Watch water tumbling from Iguazu Falls, the enormous waterfall straddling Argentina and Brazil, and explore untamed wilderness in Alerce Andino National Park. But nature is not the only thing visitors can marvel at. Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is a popular destination, especially during the famous Carnival festival with its colourful street parades. Whilst in Rio, you cannot miss the chance to take the cable car up to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue.
Journey to the mighty Amazon and learn how the rise and fall of the river relates to the rise and fall of fortunes and how the local people deal with their sometimes inhospitable environment. An Amazon River cruise will take you through some of the most astonishingly biodiverse landscapes in the world. Monkeys, sloths and tropical birds inhabit the trees, jaguars prowl the forest and manatees and dolphins float through the river’s murky waters.