Itinerary: Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande, Ilhabela, Rio de Janeiro
South America’s vast size lends itself perfectly to touring holidays. South America Cruises work well as longer adventures, yet its top sights such as Iguazu Falls and Patagonia are increasingly more accessible these days.
Cruises to Brazil sail into the city of Rio de Janeiro, dominated by a skyline of skyscrapers, the looming mass of Mount Sugarloaf and the outstretched hands of Christ the Redeemer – or the northern city of Salvador, with its African influences and passion for dance. Brazil tours can take you around these fascinating destinations, uncovering the history and Latin flavour that the country is known for, as well as offer you a Rio de Janeiro holiday with a difference when you choose to cruise South America.
A Latin America cruise can also take you south to Uruguay, and the fun-time resort of Punta del Este. Located on the spectacular sandy beaches of the Atlantic Coast, here you can immerse yourself in the glitzy lifestyle of bold and beautiful South America – this city is known as the St Tropez of Uruguay, after all. Cruises to Argentina may also stop in beautiful Buenos Aires; stroll the grand streets and admire the European-influenced architecture or perhaps embark on one of our Buenos Aires tours for an in depth look at the city. The things to do in Buenos Aires are seemingly limitless – try your hand at tango or football, the nations’ sport. The south of Argentina is home to Ushuaia, which has a stark, end of the Earth feel. A Patagonia cruise will see you sail past glaciers and you may even spot breaching southern right whales. Some Cruises to South America can take you to Chile and you may visit Punta Arenas, a charming city on the Strait of Magellan, or Valparaiso, known for its colourful buildings and steep funicular railways.
Things to do in South America
- Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro
- Wander the galleries and museums of Buenos Aires
- Hop on the ascensores of colourful Valparaíso for great views
- Sunbathe on the beaches of Punta Del Este
- Discover the iconic Machu Picchu in Peru
- Dive the crystal clear waters of Buzios
- Go shopping in bustling Sao Paulo
- Visit Chan Chan, the largest mud city in the world
Did you know?
South America contains more than 40% of the world’s plants and animal species.