South America: Buenos Aires, Rio, and Brazil's Wild Coast

  • 18 days exploring the vibrant South American coast aboard the National Geographic Explorer

Ship/Deck Plan


National Geographic Explorer

The National Geographic Explorer is the newest ship in our fleet and arguably the finest expedition vessel on the seas. A state-of-the-art, ice-class expedition ship, the Explorer accommodates 148 guests in 81 spacious cabins, each with outside views; private bathrooms; and sleek, modern furnishings. Single cabins in Category 2 are highlighted in bright blue and include cabins 309-312 and 310-332. Single cabins in Category 3 are highlighted in bright pink and include cabins 105, 106, 203 and 208.

The ship carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac motorized landing craft, as well as sophisticated video equipment that allows access to the underwater world. Public areas include a lounge and bar; a library; a spa; a fitness center; a sauna; and a selection of dining options that offer regionally inspired cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. Services include a full-time doctor, a wellness specialist, and an Internet café.

Expedition Cost

Category 1 $15,740
Category 2 $16,860
Category 3 $17,670
Category 4 $18,790
Category 5 $21,650
Category 6 $25,270
Category 7 $28,880

Prices are per person, double occupancy. For a single cabin in 2014, add $4,220 in Category 2 and $4,410 in Category 3.

International airfare to Salvador and return from Buenos Aires is not included in the expedition cost.