South America Cruise Tours 2024/2025

Explore the serene network of rivers crisscrossing South America, from the Amazon to the Orinoco, on our immersive South America cruise tours. Say farewell to the hassle of daily hotel check-ins and the confines of tour buses—instead, our leisurely and luxurious sailing itineraries allow you to experience the continent’s diverse landscapes in style, similar to the enchantment of a South American hiking tour. Whether your dream is a holiday voyage on the Amazon, a serene sail along the Orinoco towards the Caribbean, or venturing into the icy wilderness of Antarctica, our laid-back South America cruise trips include all the must-see destinations. Embark on a journey to uncover the treasures of this beautiful continent and explore neighboring countries like Peru, Brazil, and Colombia, all within one unforgettable adventure.

Scroll below to find our favorite cruise tours to South America.

65 Cruise tours with 66 Reviews

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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

of 8 reviews
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  • No booking fees
Thanks for everything !!! This trip was just perfect. This was my first cruise ever and I loved it. ...
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship & Flight
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, German
days11 From US$ 13,195 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Nov 05 Only 2 seats left
  • Nov 14 Only 3 seats left
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

of 7 reviews
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Where can I apply ;-) loved it so much! Too bad the scales only go to 5, so i give
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship & Flight
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days08 From US$ 18,995 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Dec 05 Only 4 seats left
  • Dec 15 Only 4 seats left
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

of 7 reviews
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Unlike most people on this trip my husband had to drag me kicking and screaming to Antarctica! I am ...
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days18 From US$ 25,295 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 06 Only 4 seats left
  • Feb 16 Only 1 seat left
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

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11 day cruise trip to Punta Arenas and King George Island traveling through Chile and Antarctica. Read More
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship & Flight
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days11 From US$ 22,495 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 24 Only 2 seats left
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Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

of 7 reviews
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Best trip of my life. No idea how I can ever top this.
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days20 From US$ 29,495 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Nov 04 Only 2 seats left
  • Dec 19 Only 3 seats left
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

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14 day cruise tour to Buenos Aires, Drake Passage and 2 other destinations traveling through Argentina and Antarctica. Read More
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Camping, Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship & Flight
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, German
days14 From US$ 19,395 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Jan 06 Only 1 seat left
  • Feb 04 Only 1 seat left
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

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23 day cruise tour to Buenos Aires, South Shetland Islands and 5 other destinations traveling through Argentina and Antarctica. Read More
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days23 From US$ 45,495 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Dec 16 Only 2 seats left
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Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine

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15 day cruise trip through Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Cape Horn and 12 other destinations in 4 different countries. Read More
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship, Flight & Bus
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days15 From US$ 14,895 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 13 Only 1 seat left
  • Mar 13 Only 1 seat left
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Discovering the Best of Argentina

of 13 reviews
  • Trip customizable
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Thanks for making our trip so wonderful. We loved our guides, Rosario and Fabian. And the accommodat ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & National parks +7 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Resort & Tent
  • Transport Flight, Boat, Train & Bus
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days15 From US$ 5,290 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 06
  • Mar 07
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Sightseeing in Argentine & Chilean Patagonia

of 3 reviews
  • Trip customizable
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Hi Tina, We are well thank you and trust you are too. We certainly enjoyed our trip to Argentina a ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Natural landmarks sightseeing & National parks +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Tent
  • Transport Flight, Boat & Bus
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days18 From US$ 6,670 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 06
  • Mar 07
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Wild Patagonia for Hikers

of 4 reviews
  • Trip customizable
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Hi Marcela, I identified this tour organizer from an internet search for Patagonia Tours. I then rea ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Natural landmarks sightseeing +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Lodge & Tent
  • Transport Bus, Boat & Ferry
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days16 From US$ 4,960 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 06
  • Mar 07
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Patagonia Cruise: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

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5 day cruise trip to Ushuaia, Wulaia Bay and 5 other destinations traveling through Argentina and Chile. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Cultural, religious and historic sites +4 more
  • Accommodation Ship Cabin
  • Transport Boat & Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days05 From US$ 5,175 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 06
  • Mar 07
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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica - M/V Greg Mortimer

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21 day cruise trip through Ushuaia, Drake Passage, South Georgia and 3 other destinations in 4 different countries. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel, Hut, Ship Cabin & Tent
  • Transport Boat & Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 16-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days21 From US$ 23,140 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 13 10+ seats left
  • Nov 19 10+ seats left
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South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

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10 day cruise tour to Ushuaia, Drake Passage and 1 other destinations traveling through Argentina and Antarctica. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Wildlife +2 more
  • Accommodation Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 1-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 12,375 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Nov 19
  • Dec 06
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5 - Excellent
Based on 66 customer reviews
Great Trip, Strong Staff, No Flaws
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“The ship and staff for the journey provided enthusiastic, effective and patient support, with a well-executed itinerary that I'd trust for future trips. Food and accommodation were excellent. Waters were very calm once reaching Antarctica, to relieve anyone's seasickness. Mountain and Glacier landscapes were great. The wildlife in the area is plentiful, where we saw at least some whales, seals and penguins every day we were in Antarctica and probably 20ish whales overall. The animals aren't afraid of humans and so at worst ignore you as you get fairly close. Extra downtime filled with interesting presentations about history, animals, current antarctic science and recent environmental issue affecting it. If you absolutely must have Emporer penguins, elephant seals or Orca, check the season you're going as we saw just a few but they were unusual and not to be expected at the time/places we went. I'd recommend this trip to anyone I knew going to Antarctica who hasn't been there before and doesn't have extremely specific desires for wildlife that I didn't mention. It's fun, comprehensive, and the minimum commitment required for the adventure it offers. This trip took place on the Ocean Endeavor, in early-mid February, on the West side of the Antarctic Peninsula.”
Carefully designed expedition
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“This carefully designed expedition has provided me with a once in a life time experience. All the crew staffs are friendly and worked very hard with flexibilities to make our stay on board comfortable and all the expedition member made their best efforts to make our expedition experiences memorable.”
At a loss to come up with adjectives!
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“I am at a loss to come up with adjectives to describe this Expedition. Fantastico! The Expedition was Fantastico! The success of this Expedition was the result of the professionalism and hard work of the entire team. From the Hotel staff to the Ships crew and Expedition staff, this was truly a Team Effort. Everyone involved pulled together to make this a memorable experience. And everyone was in good humour from the moment we stepped aboard. And the Diamond did her part as well. She is well named - truly a Diamond.. Yours in loving Antarctica.”

South America Cruise Tours

Highlights of South America Cruise Tours

  • Embark on an Amazon river cruise tour in South America, encounter exotic wildlife, and connect with indigenous communities as you delve into the heart of the world’s largest rainforest.
  • Cruise through the Beagle Channel to witness Glacier Alley in Tierra del Fuego, where majestic glaciers meet the sea, creating a stunning display of frozen beauty amidst rugged landscapes.
  • Explore the historic Falkland Islands, home to rich avian life and tales of resilience.
  • Embark on a cruise tour adventure to South America that stops at several top sites. Take a trip to Iguazu Falls, and experience its grandeur from both Brazil and Argentina. Then, touch the skies at Machu Picchu, explore the Incan heritage in Cusco, and relish Lima's historic opulence—all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • For the intrepid traveler, Antarctic expeditions offer a chance to explore the icy wilderness and its exceptional wildlife.
  • Encounter the untouched wonder of the Galapagos Islands, where the wildlife showcases the wonders of evolution.

Travel Tips for South America Cruise Tours

  • The best time for cruise tours in South America is during the summer months of the Southern Hemisphere, spanning from November to March. This period offers pleasant weather and vibrant landscapes, enhancing your cruise experience. However, keep in mind that prices might be higher during peak season.
  • Remember to pack comfortable walking shoes and a daypack for daily port visits.
  • Avoid overloading your itinerary with activities; take time to relax and savor the experience.
  • Consider arriving a day or two early to adjust to the local time and culture before setting sail.
  • Be flexible, as weather conditions can occasionally affect schedules, and trust in your captain’s backup plans.
  • Connect with knowledgeable crew members who can provide valuable insider tips to enhance your cruise tour to South America.