South and Central America is filled diverse countries and cultures just asking to be explored. There is something to please anyone, from beaches to cultural sites and the vast Amazon wilderness. With a whole continent to discover, choosing where to start can prove difficult – especially if you are an indecisive person!
Below, some of the most popular adventure cruises offered in South America are explained in detail. These still represent just a small portion of what is available to intrepid travellers, so if you don’t see anything that you like, don’t hesitate to contact a travel agent specialising in South America. They will be able to help you book the perfect holiday!
The Amazon River is the largest in the world. It stretches for over 6000 kilometres and its catchments area encompasses countries across South America. Surrounding this majestic waterway is the planets most ecologically diverse forest. Even with rapid deforestation in recent years, the Amazon is still the largest tropical rainforest on earth.
This vast wilderness is on the top of many people’s list of places to see in their lifetime and there is no better way to take it in than from an Amazon River cruise. Due to the size of the river, the boats used are sizeable enough to be fitted with all the creature comforts of home. You will be able to take in the great views alongside your fellow passengers, while enjoying fine dining and world class facilities.
The Galapagos Islands, which lay off the Ecuadorian coast, have been a source of wonder for nature lovers ever since Charles Darwin’s fateful expedition. The world renowned scientist catalogued a wide range animal and plant species that are unique to the island chain – this experience helped him formulate his well known theories of evolution. Today, the islands form part of a national park which serves to preserve the unique characteristics of the islands wildlife.
It is now possible to fly to the Galapagos Islands, but one of the best ways to take in the natural beauty of the island group is to book a cruise. You can experience the islands just as Darwin did and you will get the opportunity to see all the unique wildlife the island chain has to offer, all from the comfort of a fully featured cruise ship.
Including an Antarctic cruise in a list of South American destinations may seem weird initially, but there is a very good reason for this. If you glance at a map, you will notice that the Southern tip of Argentina is one of the closest inhabited landmasses to Antarctica. This makes it the perfect jumping off point for Antarctic expeditions and tours.
Antarctica is the height of untouched wilderness, having no permanent inhabitants – just a few research stations operate over the entire continent. When you visit Antarctica, you will get to experience true isolation and serenity. The vast emptiness of the landscape is beautiful in its own right and there are a number of animal species unique to this area. Understandably, cruise ships provide one of the only ways to experience this wild untouched continent – what are you waiting for?
Tailor Made Holidays
If none of the above options have you excited for your next adventure, don’t despair. For a full list of tours and activities in South America, contact your local travel agent. They will be more than happy to help you tailor make a holiday that will perfectly suit you and your budget.
Article publié pour la première fois le 23/01/2016