nine-foot Amazonian manatee or a 200-pound giant Amazon River turtle. And butterflies. Nearly 8.000 species decorate the landscape, including the blue morpho, which can reach up to seven inches, and the swallowtail, one of the jungle’s most beautiful butterflies. Departing the Amazon, you sail for the sapphire Caribbean Sea, where you’ll enjoy the added treat of a jaunt to idyllic islands. Picture yourself on the powdery white sand of St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach sipping a fruity drink from a coconut. The sparkling turquoise waters are impossibly clear and the mountain peaks of Petit Piton and Gros Piton tower majestically on either side. This is paradise. When you dream of your South American adventure, do you soar over enormous geoglyphs etched into the Peruvian desert, or sashay across the dance floor in a tango class? There is no need to choose between any of these wondrous experiences, because you can enjoy them all on this remarkable voyage, one leisurely day at a time. 2019 CIRCLE SOUTH AMERICA 21 PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY CHILEAN FJORDS A HIDDEN GEM The Chilean Fjords Unlike some of South America’s more famous attractions, images of the Chilean Fjords may not be permanently seared into your memory. Consequently, your journey through the world’s southernmost ice-covered inlets in remote Patagonia will be one brand-new, breathtaking moment after another. Majestic snowcapped mountains rise from the pristine waters, and waterfalls cascade down jagged clis. Icebergs drift by unhurriedly, and massive glaciers calve into the sea. As you pass isolated villages and impenetrable rainforests unreachable by roads, watch for colonies of penguins and sea lions and perhaps even migrating whales.