Princess Cruises’ South America cruisetours are an incredibly enriching, super immersive and completely unparalleled travel experience. Since these are cruisetours, you’ll not only see coastal cities along South America’s beautiful shores, you’ll also trek further inland to see wonders that exist nowhere else in the world. Visit famous sites like Machu Picchu, Cape Horn and Easter Island, or geographic and natural wonders such as Iguazu Falls, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Osorno Volcano. Best of all, you’ll do all of this at an unbelievable value when you choose a South America cruisetour from Princess Cruises.
Things to Do on a South America Cruisetour with Princess Cruises
From the Atlantic to the Pacific, South America is ripe for discovery – geographically, culturally, artistically and, with a Princess cruisetour, thoroughly. Combine land tours with a cruise vacation to craft the ultimate South American adventure. You can face the roar of Iguazu Falls, zip line through the jungles and explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Listed below are a few popular excursions that you could look forward to on a Princess Cruises South America cruisetour:
Iguazu Falls (Brazil)
Experts will guide you around the Iguazu Falls, whose cascading falls divide Argentina and Brazil. Enjoy close-up views from above the falls at several lookout spots before heading to the base, boarding a boat and catching an entirely different view from the river. The mist can travel far, so plan to get wet, but don’t plan on ever forgetting this amazing experience.
Penguins of Punta Tombo (Puerto Madryn, Argentina)
Visit the Punta Tombo peninsula to marvel at the world’s biggest nesting colony of Magellanic penguins. You’ll enjoy a full day of guided tours around this Argentine peninsula while learning about the penguins’ courting habits, mating rituals and migratory patterns. Afterwards, embark on a stunning drive across the rugged Patagonian landscape.
Machu Picchu Discovery (Cusco, Peru)
Ride by rail to Aguas Calientes to join a guided tour of Machu Picchu, the famous ruined city located high atop the mountains of Peru. You’ll walk upon the city’s ancient stone steps and terraced platforms while learning about its relatively recent discovery in 1911. Spend the night at the nearby Hotel Sumaq so that you can rise early and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise over the “Lost City of the Incas.”
Paine National Park (Punta Arenas, Chile)
Take a short flight to Puerto Natales to embark on a scenic ride to the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Enjoy spectacular views of the mountain peaks as you enter Paine National Park, home to the blue Amarga Lagoon, stunning Lake Sarmiento and the towering, jagged Paine Massif. This extensive tour could also take you near the Paine River for views of the Salto Grande Waterfall.
Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Tour the dynamic urban environment of Rio de Janeiro while venturing towards Corcovado Mountain. Hop on a train for a ride to Corcovado’s peak, site of the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue. Marvel at this modern wonder while enjoying the view, and then head back down the mountain for a churrascaria lunch. Afterwards, drive by Rio’s best beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema, before taking a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Winery, Horse Show and Santiago (Valparaiso, Chile)
Enjoy a day in the serene wine country of the Chile’s Casablanca Valley. You’ll tour one of the region’s best wineries where you’ll have a chance to sample some of the local varieties and learn about the history of winemaking in Chile. Next, head to the Puro Caballo Equestrian Center where local gauchos will demonstrate their ranching and horse riding skills. You’ll end the day with a narrated tour of Santiago.