Tailor Made Boutique Cruises

Uncover the many and varied wonders of South America on a luxury cruise. Whether you’re discovering the White Continent on a luxury Antarctica cruise, frolicking in wildlife heaven on one of our unforgettable Galapagos cruises, or exploring the majestic Amazon aboard an opulent floating hotel, all of the bespoke itineraries below include at least a few days afloat.

6 Day Cruise the Amazon Tour

1 night in Lima, 4 nights on a luxury Amazon cruise boat

Combine splendid luxury and abundant wildlife on this 6-Day Amazon Cruise which departs from the remote Peruvian outpost of Iquitos. You’ll cruise the world’s greatest river in an elegant floating hotel with three fantastic meals a day and take daily excursions in smaller boats to further explore the diversity of the rain forest. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure you’ll spy enigmatic pink river dolphins, fish for piranhas and witness countless birds, monkey, mammals and caimans.

11 Day Santiago to Antarctica Tour

3 nights in Santiago, 2 nights in Punta Arenas, 5 nights aboard the Ocean Nova Ship

Head from Chile’s cosmopolitan capital to the remotest destination on Earth on this 11-Day Santiago to Antarctica Tour. Spend three nights in exciting Santiago visiting the key city sites and popular neighboring coastal towns before flying as far South as is commercially possible and boarding a luxury ship for your five-night Antarctic exploration. You’ll see polar wildlife, breath-taking scenery and exhilarating ocean views, with daily excursions onto the ice, on this incredible adventure. Because this tour flies in an out of King George Island, you’ll spend five full days navigating Antarctic waters.

10 Day Buenos Aires to Antarctica Tour

3 nights in Buenos Aires, 1 night in Ushuaia, 4 nights aboard the Ocean Nova Ship, 1 night in Punta Arenas

Head from one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most cosmopolitan cities to the remotest destination on the planet on this 10-Day Buenos Aires to Antarctica Tour. You’ll spend three nights in gorgeous Buenos Aires, getting to visit the key destinations and of course enjoying a tango show before heading south to the dramatic landscapes of Tierra del Fuego, where you’ll board the luxury Ocean Nova ship for four days of unparalleled Antarctic adventure featuring icebergs, penguins, whales and sunlight galore.

11 Day Galapagos & Machu Picchu Tour

1 night in Guayaquil or Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise, 1 night in Lima, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town

This 11-day Galapagos and Machu Picchu tour allows you to experience the two leading destinations of South America in one seamless and comfortable tour. Explore the wildlife-paradise of the Galapagos Islands in a private luxury boat, visiting natural and geographical wonders. Then immerse yourself in the incredible Incan heartland of Peru, visiting Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, and the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu citadel – the lost city of the Incas.

11 Day Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Tour

3 nights in Quito, 2 nights in Cuenca, 1 night in Guayaquil, 4 nights on a Galapagos cruise

Get the most out of Ecuador with this 11-Day Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Tour. You’ll wander Quito’s nearby Otavalo Market to shop for Andean Handicrafts, explore Cuenca, Ecuador’s most beautiful colonial gem and journey through the Cajas National Park on your way to Guayaquil. Then on to the Galapagos Islands where you’ll embark on a sublime four-night Galapagos cruise, taking in abundant land, bird and sea wildlife and learning about the fascinating geology of the archipelago.

10 Day Galapagos Islands & Amazon Tour

2 nights in Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise, 3 nights in an Amazon jungle lodge

Explore not one but two natural paradises with this 10-day Galapagos Islands & Amazon Tour. Spend four nights on a captivating Galapagos cruise, learning about the geology, animals, birds and ocean life of these fascinating islands. Then head to the gorgeous Amazon jungle for three days of adventure as you seek out caimans, piranhas, jungle birds and even the elusive dusky titi monkey. You’ll stay and cruise in luxury, while being looked after by experienced guides who will cater to your every whim.

12 Day End of the World Australis Cruise Expedition

3 nights in Santiago | 4 nights on an Australis Cruise | 1 night in Ushuaia | 3 nights in Buenos Aires

It doesn’t get more evocative or diverse than this 12-Day End of the World Australis Cruise Expedition. Not only will you cruise the pristine waters of Patagonia and Tierra Del Fuego – one of the most remote and biodiverse regions on the planet – but you’ll also get under the skin of two of South America’s greatest cities, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires. In only 12 days you’ll get up close and personal with penguins, navigate fjords and glaciers, witness an intimate tango show and visit the home of Chile’s greatest poet.

6 Day Galapagos Islands Ocean Spray Cruise Tour

2 nights in Quito, 3 nights on Galapagos cruise

In less than one week, this Galapagos tour gives you an efficient and up close look at the diverse wildlife that the archipelago is famous for. You and fifteen other passengers will cruise hundreds of miles from Ecuador’s Pacific coast to visit the remote islands surrounded by clear, inviting waters and home to unique flora and fauna. Navigated by the smooth-riding Ocean Spray catamaran, this is a trip rich in nature as well as modern comfort.

7 Day Galapagos Islands Santa Cruz Cruise Tour

2 nights in Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise

Some of the most volcanically active Galapagos Islands can be viewed on this modern and luxurious seven-day trip aboard the sophisticated Santa Cruz II vessel. The boat’s numerous areas for socializing and activities can nearly compete with the varied landscapes lush with flora and fauna that have evolved upon this archipelago. A tour complete with snorkeling, beach walks and cultural tours prove that these islands are so much more than just giant tortoises - though we’ll see plenty of those, too!

7 Day Galapagos Islands Isabella II Cruise Tour

2 nights in Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise

Immerse into this seven-day tour along the Galapagos Archipelago, an ample opportunity to have an intimate encounter with breathtaking landscapes, pristine waters and unique species. On board the 40-guest luxurious cruise Isabella II Yacht, you’ll breeze into the impressive and natural scenario of remote islands and enjoy an exceptional wildlife experience. Scouting the island sites in groups that average no more than 14 guests per naturalist guide makes this Galapagos trip an incomparable adventure.

7 Day Galapagos Islands Cormorant Cruise Tour

2 nights in Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise

Spend seven magical days cruising the Galapagos Islands aboard the luxurious Cormorant. Relax in the on-deck jacuzzi or enjoy the ample sun deck while exploring the scenic islands teeming with natural wonder. A dedicated crew aboard will make sure you have the best Galapagos experience. Hike across marvelous landscapes and snorkel crystal waters that house thousands of fish, sea turtles and sea lions. A seven day voyage that will let you connect with the wonders of nature and discover the singular beauty of secluded scenarios awaits.

10 Day Galapagos Islands Legend Cruise Tour

2 nights in Quito, 7 nights on Galapagos cruise

Enjoy a smooth ride to the furthest corners of the Galapagos Islands on the Legend, a 100-person vessel perfect for large groups and families. Some 600 miles from mainland, enjoy a ride so steady that you can rest up each night for days full of adventure. Whether your time is spent kayaking, snorkeling or hiking, each serves as an opportunity to tour the area’s natural array of flora and fauna, including the famed giant tortoise. This Galapagos cruise is the ideal length of time and most efficient way to immerse yourself in the natural diversity of these Pacific Islands.

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