South America Cruising Guide

Published by South World

The ports of call on the Rio-Valparaíso route are as attractive to adventurous cruise ship passengers as to other travelers who reach them by air, road or rail. No other cruise itinerary can boast so many legendary places in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and other sites at the “End of the World.”

Along the route, a swift succession of tropical jungles, pampas grasslands, windswept steppes, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, volcanoes, cold rainforests and arid deserts leaves them breathless. Rio, Sao Paulo with its port Santos, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Punta del Este, Puerto Madryn, Puerto Deseado, Ushuaia, the disputed South Atlantic islands, Punta Arenas, Puerto Chacabuco, Puerto Montt, and Santiago with its port Valparaíso surprise them with all the activities they have to offer.

This unique guidebook presents each port city with its story, available excursions, food and shopping options for both cruise ship passengers with a few hours to spare, and other travelers who have given themselves more time to enjoy each place.