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No matter where you are in the world, shore excursions offer you the opportunities to experience international cultures, sample local cuisine, sightsee and more.
Cruise shore excursions are also unique because of their flexibility. You can take guided tours or customize your sightseeing by renting transportation or embarking on walking tours.
Hit all a port of call's local highlights or focus on one or two extended activities. It's your cruise!
South America Introduction
South America is a vast continent - two and a half times the size of Australia - that is home to both primitive tribes and cosmopolitan cities. It is a myriad of natural wonders, ancient ruins and assorted cultures. The extensive Amazon River and the rugged Andes Mountains are South America's two most prominent landmarks, but active volcanoes, verdant jungles and sapphire seas also serve as eye candy for naturalists.
A terrain as diverse as South America's is bound to serve as a habitat for unique creatures, and indeed, South America doesn't disappoint. Andean llamas, marine dolphins and exotic iguanas are almost commonplace, and endangered species like spectacled bears and mountain tapir call South America home as well.
Whether you are discovering the mystique of Machu Picchu, watching a traditional tango show or canoeing past pink dolphins, South America's enticing landscape and sundry culture will impress. Getting Around
Because of South America's size, unearthing the history of even a single one of its countries can be a daunting task. Much like Alaska, South America is renowned for its natural attractions, and the right shoes and tour guide come in handy when you're wondering what lies on the other side of that mountain or in the heart of that rain forest.
If you aren't concerned with following the crowd, hit the streets alone or with a few other cruisers and a good map. Museums, shops and preserved buildings dot virtually every South American city, and a little navigational wizardry can enable you to see it all. Examples of shore excursion opportunities in South America include:
Raft down the thunderous rapids of the Petrohue River, one of Chile's most exciting glacial rivers.
Hike across ancient peat bogs en route to the Alvear Mountain Range in Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina.
Take an off-road excursion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and ride through the Tijuca Forest, part of a forest reserve known for its colorful vegetation and exotic wildlife.
Shop for rugs, sweaters, coats and leather, wool, wood and stone goods at the Indian and Artisan markets in Lima, Peru.
Visit San Telmo, Buenos Aires and hunt for antiques in Plaza Dorrego.
Browse the La Recova in Coquimbo, a Chilean market that sells distinctive handicrafts, such as items made of pottery, ceramic, wool and stone.
Journey to Buenos Aires' Iguaza Falls, a natural wonder comprising 250 giant cascades that are twice the height of Niagara Falls.
Visit the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and explore glaciers, lakes, rivers, the Salto Grande Waterfall and the Laguna Amarga, the habitat of a flamingo colony.
Drive throughout the Chilean countryside and view Petrohue Falls, a gleaming succession of blue rapids, and Osorno, a snow-capped mountainous peak.
Stroll through the San Miguel Museum in Azapa, Chile and view the oldest mummies in the world - dating back to 5,000 B.C.
Taste test carmenere, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay wine at the Veramonte Winery in Valparaiso, Chile.
Tour the world-famous Gold Museum in Lima, Peru, a privately-owned museum hosting exquisite gold objects, precious stones and ancient swords and guns.
Tour Colonia Del Sacramento, oldest city in Uruguay, and see the Matriz church, the Bastion del Carmen, the famous Street of Sighs and the Real de San Carlos Bullring.
Trek through Cuzco, Peru, and visit the Cathedral, famous for its gold and silver styling; the Sacsayhuaman, an archaeological park; the shrines of Kenko; and the ancient Tambo of Puca Pucara.
Admire the mausoleums, pantheons and vaults of La Recoleta, an 1800's Christian cemetery in Buenos Aires that holds celebrated politicians, explorers, priests, leaders, writers and poets.
Spot pink dolphins, toucans, parrots and eagles while motor canoeing down the Cuyabeno River in the Amazon.
Observe a Magellan penguin colony on Hammer Island off the coast of Argentina.
Walk through the Park of the Land Iguanas in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where large, mysterious lizards roam freely.
Fly over the little town of Nasca in Peru and observe geoglyphs, strange desert drawings created between 300 B.C. and 800 A.D.
Soar past the Chilean lakes and mountain regions in one of the most scenic natural regions in the world, and view the Osorno, Calbuco and Puntiagudo volcanoes and the Llanquihue, Todos los Santos and Chapo lakes.
Flightsee Quito, the capital of Ecuador and a Unesco World Heritage Site, and view its Spanish, Flemish, Moorish and pre-Columbian architecture.
Enhance your travel to South America by reading about its culture, people and history in these novels:
The Cloud Forest - Peter Matthiessen Floreana, A Woman's Pilgrimage to the Galapagos - Margaret Wittmer One River - Wade Davis The General in His Labyrinth - Garcia Marques, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Edith Grossman My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn - Daniel and David Hays
Attend an authentic old style rodeo at El Cortijo in Puerto Vallarta and witness horse tricks, lasso artists, burro races and bullfighting.
Visit a local glass blowing factory in Cabo San Lucas and observe the skills of native craftsmen.
Walk through an adobe brick-making factory where contemporary bricks are formed and fired exactly as they were centuries ago.
Stop at the Plaza Marina in the center of Puerto Vallarta and purchase trinkets, clothing and gifts.
Browse the famous Golden Zone in Mazatlan for authentic Mexican arts and crafts.
Barter at the massive city market, where prices depend upon your power of persuasion.
Observe tobacco, mango, melon and coconut plantations throughout Mazatlan's rolling countryside.
Behold the magnificent Los Arcos, a dramatic natural rock monument that arches starkly out of the sea at Land's End.
Trek the rocky, cavernous La Quebrada, a series of cliffs made famous by daredevil cliff divers.
Tour Acapulco and see the Chapel of Peace, the Trouyet Cross and the Hotel Flamingos - a favored hangout of John Wayne, Gregory Peck and other stars of the 1950's.
Walk through the Old Town of Mazatlan and see the Continuity of Life Monument, the Military Hospital, the House of Music and the Angela Peralta Theater.
Visit Taxco, an old mining town founded in 1532, and see the church of Santa Prisca, one of the greatest masterpieces of Mexican Baroque architecture.
Whale watch for California gray whales, finbacks and blue whales off the coast of the Gulf of California.
Swim side by side with bottlenose dolphins at the Nuevo Vallarta Marina in Puerto Vallarta.
Visit the renowned colony of sea lions in Cabo San Lucas.
Enhance your travel to Mexico by reading about its culture, people and history in these novels:
Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone - Mary Morris On Mexican Time (a new life in San Miguel) - Tony Cohan Sacred Money River, A Canoe Trip with the Gods - Christopher Sahw Sliced Iguana - Isabella Tree Travelers' Tales: Mexico - James O'Reilly and Larry Habegger King of the Moon - Gene Kira The Journey of the Flame - Walter Nordhoff The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - B. Traven
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Cruises can take
you to so many places. With 350 Embarkation
Ports and hundreds of Ports of Call around the
globe, there’s something to ashore for everyone. Where in
the world do you want to go?
Cruises can take
you to so many places. With 350 Embarkation
Ports and hundreds of Ports of Call around the
globe, there’s something ashore for everyone. Where in
the world do you want to go?
CARIBBEAN:Bury your toes in sugar-white sand,
unearth Mayan ruins and shop at outdoor markets for
duty-free handicrafts. BAHAMAS & BERMUDA:
Soak up electric blue
waters, track the pursuits of legendary pirates and
unravel the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.
MEXICO: Tour ancient villages, old-world
factories and traditional plantations. Or daydream
in a hammock on a sun-drenched beach. SOUTH AMERICA: Encounter mummies, active
volcanoes and pink dolphins in a country that
celebrates both ancient tribes and sophisticated
cities. PANAMA CANAL: Sail through this $350 million
man-made wonder en route to fascinating countries
like Costa Rica and Aruba.
ALASKA: Trek across the "Great Frontier" and
explore mile after mile of stunning fjords,
glaciers, forests and mountains. CANADA & NEW ENGLAND: Breathe in the life of
rugged seaside villages and the spirit of the
MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE: Stand at the feet of
Michelangelo's David, stare into the eyes of da
Vinci's Mona Lisa, and take in the most inspired
works of art ever created. NORTHERN EUROPE: Toast to the wonders of
lofty castles, grandiose cathedrals and pastoral
countryside in an Irish pub.
HAWAII: Relax on Waikiki Beach and snorkel
amidst lava rock in Nawiliwili Kauai. Or explore
Hawaii's memorials and monuments. ASIA: Experience a kaleidoscope of Oriental
cultures and landscapes and walk the meandering
Great Wall of China. AUSTRALIA & SOUTH PACIFIC: Trek past boiling
mud pools and powerful geysers in Tahiti and then
attend a world-class performance at the Sydney Opera
TRANSATLANTIC: Visit the most geographically
diverse regions of the world during a cruise across
the Atlantic Ocean.
AROUND THE WORLD:Voyage to several
continents across the globe and sightsee lively
capitals and rustic villages.
River Cruises: UNITED STATES: Get a closer look at America
by sailing its most legendary rivers, including the
Napa, Hudson, Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi. WORLD: Sail alongside medieval castles,
ancient ruins and luxuriant vineyards on rivers such
as the Nile, Murray, Danube, Yangtze and Rhine.
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