Colonial capitals, Old World boom towns, plus fascinating ecosystems

Explore the diverse coast of South America, with its vast variety of ecosystems, from tropical to riverine to pampas, and all its iconic wildlife. Live the culture and history amid Old World boomtowns, colonial capitals, and modern urbanity.

(1) South American East Coast Itineraries

South American East Coast

New and Noteworthy

New Wild South America: The Guianas to Brazil

Special Offers

Length

24 days

  1. Sep
  2. Oct

From

$25,820

Prices are per person

Special Offers (5)
Highlights

South American East Coast

New and Noteworthy

New Wild South America: The Guianas to Brazil

Length

24 days

  1. Sep
  2. Oct

From

$25,820

Top Highlights

  • Spot tropical wildlife as we explore two legendary jungle rivers: the Amazon and the Essequibo
  • Birders will have their minds blown at Trinidad’s renowned Asa Wright Nature Center, spotting many colorful specimens from the veranda viewing gallery
  • Explore three picturesque colonial cities from Paramaribo, Suriname, a UNESCO Site, to Belém, the gateway to the Amazon, and Salvador, Brazil’s cultural heart. And visit notorious Devil’s Island
  • Discover the rhythms of South America with live performances by leading musicians—curated by onboard ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar
  • Enjoy special access to the unspoiled islands of Fernando de Noronha, a World Heritage site. Snorkel amid the rich marine life and see the rich population of spinner dolphins

Special Offers

  • FREE AIR

    Book by July 31, 2021, for free round-trip economy group airfare between Miami/Port of Spain, return Salvador/Miami. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability.

  • BRINGING THE KIDS

    We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So take $500 off for each child under the age of 18.

  • COMBINING OFFERS

    Certain offers may be combinable, up to two savings opportunities, except where noted otherwise. For example, travel with a group of 8 or more on back-to-back expeditions, and take advantage of both savings.

  • BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS

    Save 10% on any consecutive journeys taken on board one of our expedition ships. This savings is applicable on voyage fares only, and are not valid on extensions or airfare.

  • TRAVELING AS A GROUP

    Save 5% when traveling as a group of 8 or more people. Take advantage of these great savings, while enjoying traveling with your friends and family. This savings is applicable to voyage fares only, and is not valid on extensions or airfare. Deposit, final payments, and cancellation policies for group travel vary from our regular policies.

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Expedition Highlights

Step aboard the National Geographic Explorer and embark on an active, immersive expedition along the wildly diverse and culturally rich east coast of South America. Discover fascinating ecosystems, visit remote isles, explore dazzling cities, and see a vast array of birdlife as well as marine mammals.

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Some of the charming towns really feel like a chapter out of Portuguese colonial history with the colonial tiled roofs, the beautiful whitewashed walls, and the colored doors. It’s very photogenic.

Marina H.

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Not only does this itinerary take you through some of the most ecologically vibrant parts of the planet, it also offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the region's incredible cultures through music.

Jacob Edgar, Ethnomusicologist

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