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A Destination of Opposites
South America is known as a destination of opposites and is one of the most popular destinations for cruisers today. Where else in the world can one go from enjoying the vast colonial history and high-energy nightlife of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires to watching hundreds of tuxedoed penguins in the Straits of Magellan? South America is defined by a multitude of different sights and sounds, including the ruins of ancient civilizations such as Machu Picchu in Peru, the fiery sunsets of Chile, and locally made hand-loomed blankets and finest tooled leather.
Those adventurous enough can climb the Incan Trail in Peru or venture out to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, which inspired Darwin's Theory of Evolution. With a combination of Latin American flare and the warmth of the Caribbean, South America is able to be colorful, sexy, ancient, modern, exotic and urban all at the same time.
Many Exciting Ports to Choose From
Ports and destinations visited on a South America cruise include Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru; Callao (Lima), Peru; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Manta, Ecuador; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buzios, Brazil; Abraao, Ilha Grande, Brazil; Santos, Brazil; General San Martin (Pisco), Peru; Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile; Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Punta del Este, Uruguay; Paranagua, Brazil; Ilhabela, Brazil; Parati, Brazil; Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; Recife, Brazil; Belem, Brazil; Macapa, Brazil; Santarem, Brazil; Boca da Valeria, Brazil; Manaus, Brazil; Parintins, Brazil; Alter Do Chao, Brazil; Devil's Island, French Guiana; Santa Marta, Colombia; Puerto Montt, Chile; Chilean Fjords; Amalia Glacier; Canal Sarmiento; Strait of Magellan; Punta Arenas, Chile; Cockburn Channel; Beagle Channel; Glacier Alley; Ushuaia, Argentina; Cape Horn; Port Stanley, Falkland Islands; and Montevideo, Uruguay.