SOUTH AMERICAN CRUISES
Our modern, comfortable, and fully-equipped vessels will take you to some of the most spectacular places on Earth where you will get in the spirit of great explorers and experience the epic adventure.
what you might see
You’re bound to see the classic Emperor Penguins (in addition to many, many others) and, trust us, up close they are as cute as you’ve imagined. Since there is little human interaction in Antarctica the penguins largely are disinterested 17 different species can be found in the region but only four breed on the continent itself.
Since whales were hunted to near extinction during the mid-twentieth century, the entire region around Antarctica is protected as a whale sanctuary. You are likely to see giant Orca, Sperm, Blue, and Humpback whales during daily excursions or on board. Blue whales can reach up to 100 feet long!
Antarctica hosts a much larger population of seals than the Arctic, due to the lack of polar bears. It is possible to see both leopard and Weddle seals, and you might even spot them beached on the shore after a large meal. Take note: they aren’t as friendly as the penguins.
We visited Chile to experience its wines and cuisine. We considered other tour operators but kept coming back to Upscape based on trip advisor’s reviews – and we are glad we did. We visited 9 wineries in all in the Colchagua, Casablanca, and San Antonio valleys. All our guides were proficient in English, very knowledgeable, and service oriented. We highly recommend Upscape for those visiting Santiago and surrounding wine country.
Bill and Ruth M. in Green Valley, AZ
“Please convey once again to all your colleagues our great pleasure in being so well taken care of. Our guides in Puerto Montt, Coyhaique and Santiago were excellent and accommodating, and our pilots were skilled and gracious”.
David rockefeller in New York City, NY