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South America and Antarctica

From the incredible wildlife of the Amazon and Galápagos Islands to the mystifying Easter Island and breathtaking Patagonia, South America is a truly remarkable destination. From the continent’s most southerly point, board a ship and cross the Drake Passage to the frozen landscapes of Antarctica where you’ll see incredible wildlife.

 
View of South America and Antarctica map 2021

Antarctica Cruising

Armed with a team of expedition experts, discover Antarctica in depth. Aboard Zodiacs, explore distant glaciers and chilly waters strewn with icebergs, while looking out for Antarctica’s unique wildlife. 

Destinations

View of snow-capped mountain taken by Graham Werner

Antarctica

Board your expedition ship for the adventure of a lifetime as you cross the legendary waters of the Drake Passage, to explore the prime polar wildlife habitat of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula’s pristine wilderness.

 

Colorful La Boca houses in Buenos Aires, Chile

Argentina

Home to the European-inspired city of Buenos Aires, Argentina reveals many treasures including the colourful La Boca neighbourhood, the historical Café Tortoni and the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat of Iguassu Falls.

View of Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Brazil

Known for its passionate samba, famous fiestas and picturesque beaches, Brazil captures the hearts of all who travel to its exotic lands. Discover Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer and Iguassu Falls on a journey through this stunning nation.

The blue waters, green surrounds and winding boardwalk around Pehoe Lake in Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

Chile

Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Andes Mountain Range and the expansive waters of the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a nation abounding with natural beauty. Explore Santiago before venturing to Torres del Paine National Park and the Chilean Fjords.

Easter Island

This tiny island off the coast of Chile lures travellers with its enigmatic atmosphere, enviable tranquility and of course, the mesmerising moai statues.

Gaze at the unique pear cactus on South Plaza Island.

Galapagos Islands and Ecuador

An archipelago unlike any other, the unique collection of isles that make up Ecuador's Galapagos Islands is home to incredible wildlife and diverse landscapes. En route, explore the charming and historical capital of Quito.

View of machu picchu at sunset with clouds, Peru

Peru

The land of Incas and Machu Picchu – Peru is a truly enchanting place. Marvel at the triumphs of the nation’s ancient civilisation as you contemplate the construction of its great world wonder.

Travel Styles

Board your expedition ship for the adventure of a lifetime and journey far beyond the southernmost tip of South America bound for Antarctica. You’re in great company aboard the Ocean Victory, which is led by  a skilled team of polar experts. These handpicked specialists bring the ‘land of snow and ice’ to life through their passion for and innate understanding of Antarctica. 

Our Fleet

Ocean Victory

Ready to set sail from November 2021, the Ocean Victory will be one of the most modern small ships to cruise the Antarctic Peninsula.

Unique Experiences

Traveller Club

Book a trip of seven days or more and become a Traveller Club member for free. Benefits include Travelmarvel Companion App, exclusive news, member-only deals and more.

Travelmarvel Companion App

Explore the sights of Europe with greater freedom thanks to the Travelmarvel Companion App. Includes interactive local maps, travel tips, currency conversion and more.

Travelmarvel Assurance

We've introduced Travelmarvel Assurance, giving you more flexibility and peace of mind when planning your next trip.

Insider Experiences

Your Travelmarvel holiday covers all the must-see sights in Antarctic and South America, and also shines a light on the lesser-known wonders. Travelmarvel’s special Insider Experiences have been carefully designed to take your holiday from amazing to extraordinary. 

Penguins on an iceberg in Antarctica.

Antarctica's Wildlife

Mind your step past the clamouring ‘waddles’ of curious Adélie, chinstrap or gentoo penguins, on your way to visit a scientific research base.

View of Deception Island of Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Shetland Island Explorations

Enjoy the first of many Zodiac and shore excursions for an in-depth exploration of the South Shetland Islands.

Zodiac with people in front of iceberg and blue sky

Learn from the Experts

Your expedition team brings you up to speed through photography workshops, lectures and lectures, so that you’re armed with all you need to know.

Extend Your Stay

Galapagos Islands Cruise

Spend seven days discovering the fascinating wildlife and pristine landscapes of the Galapagos Islands on an ocean cruise

Turquoise waters abbuting the sandy shores around the barren coastline
The blue waters, green surrounds and winding boardwalk around Pehoe Lake in Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

Pristine Patagonia

On this six-day Patagonia extension, see Torres del Paine National Park on half or full-day excursions, go hiking and try out horseback riding. Contact Travelmarvel for more details.

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Amsterdam Canal with houses in background

Europe

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New Zealand

A nation abounding with breathtaking beauty, a rich culture and friendly people, New Zealand welcomes travellers seeking a true escape from the ordinary.