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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

$26,340

Prices are per person

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Highlights

South American East Coast

New and Noteworthy

New Wild South America: The Guianas to Brazil

Length

24 days

  1. Sep
  2. Oct

From

$26,340

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 February 28, 2022, for free round-trip economy group airfare between Miami/Port of Spain, return Salvador/Miami. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability.

  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

    Book 2023 departures and get 2022 rates if booked by February 28, 2022. Valid for new bookings on departures on Lindblad-National Geographic ships, Delfin II, and The Jahan made by Feb. 28, 2022, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Call for details.

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.

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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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