Adventure seekers will find plenty of thrills in South America. In Uruguay, parasail or go horseback riding near some of the most beautiful beaches in all of South America. Explore the lush rain forests of Brazil in search of rare species or experience a river rafting adventure. Get up close and personal with the penguins on the Falkland Islands.
South American cities offer a unique mix of history, culture and cosmopolitan energy. Learn to dance the tango in Buenos Aires or take in the colorful architecture as you stroll the cobbled streets. In Rio de Janeiro, see the famous art-deco statue of Christ the Redeemer or visit a churrascaria, where various freshly grilled meats are brought to your table on long swords. Spend the day checking out the handicrafts, antiques, books, flowers and produce at the Villa Biarritz fair in Montevideo or pay a visit to the Barrio Sur, which offers cultural events like nothing else in the city.
South America is home to some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world. Enjoy memorable views of the Andes Mountains. See where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Pacific Ocean at Cape Horn. Take a sightseeing tour to the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, a must-see on any trip to South America.
On Galapagos expedition-style cruises, see the islands that were made famous by Charles Darwin's studies there. After the publication of Darwin's Origin of the Species, 97.5% of the archipelago's land area was declared a national park. Since then, the islands have become a popular destination for cruisers curious about the unique wildlife. The Galapagos Islands are home to a number of animal species, including the Galapagos tortoise, sea lions, the Blue-footed Booby, the Marine iguana, the Galapagos Penguin and Darwin's finches. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands allow ample opportunity to meet this wildlife up close.