South America Charter Itineraries

Natural beauty and diversity make South America a sought-after cruising ground. In fact, yacht charters in South America are becoming very popular. Sample South America Charter Itineraries will help you decide where you would like to travel. And, you’ll get an idea of the activities you can experience.

Galapagos, a stop on South America Charter Itineraries
Galapagos. Photo by Mac Gaither on Unsplash.

Major Charter Areas

  • Chile – Patagonia on the country’s southern tip is a hotspot for explorer yacht charters in Chile. Traverse national parks, and glaciers situated between Chile and Argentina for a truly unforgettable experience.
  • Ecuador (Galapagos) – The Galapagos Islands off the western coast of Guayaquil are a wildlife lover’s dream.
  • Colombia – Cartagena serves as the main hub of yacht charter activity in Colombia.


In general, the weather in South America is hot and humid. Rainforest nearly covers countries in the Amazon basin. Due to the location, regions such as northern Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela have hot and humid weather year-round. High rainfall is common.

South America Charter Itineraries | Activities

  • Tour the historic Galapagos islands.
  • Straddle the Equator in Quito.
  • Also in Quito, see the Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila. This museum is a masterpiece built by the indigenous artist Ortega Maila.
  • Go mountain biking.
  • Explore the Amazon Jungle.
  • Surf the waves at Montañita. This area has long been Ecuador’s premier surf destination.
  • Soak under the waterfall at Cascada La Sierpe in Columbia.
  • If you’re feeling more adventurous, go river rafting.

South American Cuisine


The cuisine in Columbia varies regionally. It is influenced by Colombian, Spanish, and African cuisines. Additionally, some regions have foods with Arab flavors. Arepas, corn patties stuffed with various types of meat, and vegetables are a staple food for any time of day. Various soups and pork dishes with rice and beans like Bandeja Paisa are delicious local meals to try.


The cuisine of Ecuador is diverse and varies with altitude. On the coast, meals include a lot of seafood, rice, and beans. Main dishes often include maduros and/or patacones. A variety of stewed steak and chivo is also very traditional. Ceviche including fish, shrimp, and octopus is common and served with crispy plantain chips.


Chilean cuisine combines traditional Spanish cuisine, Chilean Mapuche culture, and local ingredients. Later influences came from Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and France. Since the recipes in Chile emphasize a wide variety of flavors and ingredients, you’ll be sure to taste something new and delicious.

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