You can sample the unique cultures of South America on many thrilling South America cruises, and experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip filled with spectacular scenery, sensuous dances and music, vibrant cities, fascinating history, diverse local cuisine, shopping for native wares, and even sip some local drinks.
South America offers some amazing scenery, including Iguassu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Experience the thunderous roar, torrential downpour, and brilliant rainbows. Everywhere you look, there is water pouring down!
Or how about Bariloche, where you'll take a chairlift ride to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario, rated one of the top 10 viewing spots by National Geographic? Experience breathtaking panoramic views as you breathe fresh mountain air.
Of course, no trip to South America is complete without a visit to the Amazon Jungle. Take a jungle walk and discover the lush vegetation and native species that call the Amazon home. And don't forget about Machu Picchu, one of the most amazing sights in South America, if not the world. Hear about the history of the site and see the spectacular ruins of this "lost city."
In addition to beautiful scenery, you'll also experience the vibrant cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Lima—take a guided sightseeing tour in each city. A highlight of any trip to Rio is the Christ the Redeemer statue, the 98-foot statue of Jesus that was elected a New Seven Wonders of the World.
In Buenos Aires, stroll the streets of this friendly town and experience a Tango show—a passionate, sizzling dance. In Santiago, you'll have an opportunity to take an optional excursion to Chile's wine country. In Lima, your sightseeing tour focuses on the city's colonial heritage.
From the lakes and mountains to the towns and cities, this vacation through South America is sure to leave you with plenty of stories, photos, and memories to last a lifetime.