South America

– Search for rich, cultural treasures
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
  • Sustainable expedition
    Sail with the greenest expedition cruise ships through a diverse landscape full of amazing wildlife and hidden treasures.
  • From rainforest to relics
    Experience the incredible variety of South America, from lush jungles and remote islands to majestic reminders of great civilizations.
  • Colourful and historic
    Go ashore in the fascinating ports and cities of Ecuador, Chile, and Peru to explore their rich history and culture.
  • Beyond the sea routes
    Explore with packages that include the Incan wonders of Machu Picchu and the breathtaking wildlife of the Galápagos Islands.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
A group of colorful buildings
A canyon with a mountain in the background
A person standing in front of a mountain
A large ship in the water
A palm tree in front of a building
A man and a woman sitting on a bench
Animal on the water
An island in the middle of a body of water
A group of people on a beach

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Travel guide to South America

– What to expect?

Bartolome Island offers stunning views.

South America has it all. The wonders are many and they seem endless: Tall mountains, deep rainforests, white beaches and exotic wildlife. But there’s also diverse culture, rich history and exciting cities. 

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Bartolome Island offers stunning views.

Sail with the experts

– Your Expedition Team in South America

Hurtigruten expedition team member
Our experts are here to safeguard both explorers and the pristine environment. They serve as your invaluable hosts throughout your expedition cruise.
Hurtigruten expedition team member

Leading and teaching

During your discovery of South America, your Expedition Team will lead the way on short hikes, museum visits, food tastings, and onshore cultural performances.

Hurtigruten expedition team member Helga Kristensen

“Some of the most memorable moments come when we take some time to deeply experience local nature and culture – to really appreciate where we are.”

– Helga, Assistant Expedition Leader