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South America is steeped in history. Fabulous tales of the ingenious Incas, the powerful Tiawanaku, and other cultures await you.

On a South America culture & history tour, you'll be guided through the history of the South American peoples, from pre-Colombian to the great Inca Empire, up to the Spanish colonial and Brazilian Imperial era. With UNESCO World Heritage Sites included, these itineraries will take you back in time to the days when the Nazca worshiped water deities, the Mapuche and Patagon's ruled the Southern Cone, and the Guarani thrived in the thick jungles of Iguassu.

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Calling all history enthusiasts! South America is steeped in historical sites and culture unlike anywhere else in the world. With several destinations deemed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you will have plenty to see, learn, and experience. Choose from any of our South American Culture and History Tours, where you will learn the ancient tales of the ingenious Incas, the powerful Tiawanaku and more. Follow experienced guides, as they take you through the history of the South American peoples, from ... Show More

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Landscape of Machu Picchu Peru and llama

Classic Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu Peru Tour

4 Days / 3 Nights

  • Peruvian Capital of Lima
  • Cuzco City Tour
  • Scenic first-class train ride
  • Mysterious Machu Picchu
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Iguazu Falls Argentina and Brazil

Argentina, Land of Contrast

10 Days / 9 Nights

  • Buenos Aires
  • Iguassu Falls
  • Salta City
  • Cafayate
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Hill of Seven Colors
  • Mendoza
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Chan Chan ruins Peru

Trujillo, Chiclayo & Cajamarca Peru Archaeology Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights

  • Trujillo City Tour
  • Chan-Chan
  • Chiclayo
  • Sipán
  • Cajamarca City Tour
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Hammock near Carrera Lake

Great Northern Patagonia Overland

10 Days / 9 Nights

  • Santiago, Chile's capital
  • German towns of Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt
  • Hornopiren
  • Carretera Austral, the most important route in Chilean Patagonia
  • Coyhaique
  • Queulat National Park & Hanging Glacier
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Clouds hovering over Machu Picchu

The Essence of Peru Tour

15 Days / 14 Nights

  • Lima, Arequipa & Cuzco City Tours
  • Paracas Bay Beach Resort
  • Ballesta Islands Cruise
  • Nazca Lines Overflight
  • Colca Canyon & Condor Mirador
  • Lake Titicaca & Floating Islands
  • Tour of Machu Picchu
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City View of Ouro Preto in South America

Rio de Janeiro & the Route of Gold Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights

  • Rio de Janeiro Tour to Sugarloaf & Corcovado
  • Paraty Schooner Cruise
  • Brazilian National Treasure sites: Paraty, Tiradentes, and Petrópolis
  • Mariana Gold Mine
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ouro Preto
  • Congolhas & the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
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San Agustin Archaeological Site Colombia Tour

Colombia Archaeology Tour to San Agustin Ruins

8 Days / 7 Nights

  • Tierradentro Archaeological Park & Museum
  • "Aguacate" mountain peak hike
  • San Agustín Archaeological Park & Museum
  • "Estrecho del Magdalena"
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Rio de Janeiro Brazil Sugarloaf Tour

South America Deluxe Tour

26 Days / 25 Nights

  • Lima City Tour
  • Pisaq Market & The Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Buenos Aires City Tour & Tango Show
  • Brazilian and Argentine sides of Iguassu Falls
  • Train journey through the Atlantic Rainforest
  • City Tour of Rio de Janeiro, including Sugarloaf & Corcovado
  • Salvador da Bahia Tour, including the Pelourinho
  • Amazon
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Yellow and blue Macaw in the Amazon

Rio, Ouro Preto and Brazil Amazon Tour

13 Days / 12 Nights

  • Rio de Janeiro city tour
  • Ariau Amazon Jungle Towers
  • Brazil Gold Mining Region: Ouro Preto, Paraty, Tiradentes, & Mariana
  • Paraty schooner excursion
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El Cantil Eco Lodge

Colombia Coffee and Caribbean Tour

14 Days / 13 Nights

  • Bogotá, Colombia's capital
  • Pacific beaches of Nuquí
  • Colombia's Coffee Region
  • San Agustín Archaeological Park
  • Cartagena de las Indias
  • Islas del Rosario Underwater National Park
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Devil's Throat Iguazu Falls

World Wonders of South America

10 Days / 9 Nights

  • Lima, the City of the Kings
  • Cuzco, the former Inca Capital
  • Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Iguassu Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • Rio de Janeiro, the Marvelous City
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Uyuni Salt flats green lagoon and flamingos

Highlights of Bolivia Tour

13 Days / 12 Nights

  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra
  • Sucre
  • Tarabuco Market
  • Potosi
  • Uyuni Salt Flat
  • Red Lagoon
  • Green Lagoon
  • La Paz
  • Titicaca Lake
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Train Ride Sao Joao del Rei to Tradentes Train in Brazil

Brazil's Historic Gold Route Rail Tour

13 Days / 12 Nights

  • Iguassu Falls
  • Curitiba and the Atlantic Rainforest
  • São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro
  • São João Del Rey & Ouro Preto
  • Belo Horizonte
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Walking along the Gunga Beach in Maceio Brazil

Coast of the Conquerors

8 Days / 7 Nights

  • Salvador - Africa in the New World
  • Maceió - The friendly beach capital
  • Olinda and Recife - Dutch Influence in the 'Venice of the Northeast' and Colonial trading posts
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Peru Amazon Jungle River Boats and Jungle

Machu Picchu & the Amazon Jungle Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights

  • Lima City Tour
  • Cuzco City & Ruins Tour
  • Pisac Market & Sacred Valley Tour
  • Ride through the Sacred Valley by Train
  • Machu Picchu Ruins Tour
  • Peru Amazon Jungle Lodge & Excursions
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Customized Tours Travel at your own pace

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Choice of Private or Group Excursions

Choice of Private or Group Excursions

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Iguazu Falls was definitely the highlight.

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