South American cruises are fast becoming one of the most popular holidays. Going with a host of travel agents and tour groups offers a vast array of destinations and increased flexibility of tours.
Destinations and popularity
Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Brazil
These are now some of the most visited nations in the world due to a wide range of companies offering tempting tour packages. More traditional ocean-going cruises are still as sought after as ever, but with an increase in specially organised expeditions, they are proving to be just as popular. Budding naturalists see them as an opportunity to witness some stunning landscapes and a whole host of wild mammals and bird-life. The Galapagos Islands, the Andes and the Amazon
These are also firm favourites with cruise goers wanting to experience the stunning scenery, crystal clear waters and the native wildlife. Noticing an increase in interest amongst holiday makers for the South American continent holidays, companies are falling over themselves to provide a number of well planned out cruises to the continent.
Virgin holidays are one of the many well known tour companies who offer a great selection of cruises around South America.
They offer you the opportunity to tailor your trip according to the areas you especially want to visit and give you the chance to choose which port you would like to set sail from as well as your final destination. They also offer you the chance to take advantage of their last minute deals on cruises which could see you snap up a real bargain. Obviously, these tours offer less choice in terms of flexibility. These deals can be found at Virginholidays.co.uk. Thomas Cook Thomas Cook are a well known and reputable tour company and they have a wide selection of cruises to choose from on their website Thomascook.com . As with many tour operators, you can opt for your choice of boarding destination and the length of time you are at sea. Other services rendered Both these companies will quote you prices for connecting flights and also assist you in booking excursions and tours once off the ship. Going through a tour company offers peace of mind but it is an option to piece together your ideal trip independently, particularly your flights. Where to look for interesting destinations?
The Internet is the ideal place to research the places you want to go and travel. Websites such as Expedia and Opodo can provide all return flights and accommodation, sometimes at a bargain price. The convenience of doing it this way is that you are not tied to a tour party or time constraints.