Highlights of South America Tour
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Top of Machu Picchu in midday sun
Boat drives by base of waterfall
Full moon hangs above desert peaks
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Highlights of South America Tour

The Complete South America Tour - ALL the Highlights!

50 Days / 49 Nights
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Summary

We’ve put together our ultimate South America tour itinerary – it’s an extensive list, so be prepared for quite an adventure! If you’ve got 6 weeks to spare, this is the perfect itinerary for you to see all the most important highlights of South America. But if you can’t quite handle a 50 day vacation, don’t fret! This itinerary is just an example of what we can offer; you can customize it to meet your trip plans perfectly.

First we’ll take you on a journey through Peru, to learn about the great Inca empire that thrived here just a few hundred years ago. Continue into Bolivia to see the colorful landscapes and traditional cities of this landlocked country. Then venture into Chile, starting in the Atacama Desert, and make your way towards the central coast. Then cross the Andes into Argentina, where you’ll spend some time in Buenos Aires and then head to the northern tip of Argentina, where the Iguassu Waterfalls pours over the border with Brazil. Once in Brazil, spend some time in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Then delve into the historic gold mining region of Brazil. Finish in Salvador da Bahia, the original capital of Brazil and one of the oldest cities in South America.

After 6 weeks of traveling, you’ll have crossed destinations like Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires, the Iguassu Falls, and Rio de Janeiro off your bucket list!

Tour Highlights

  • Incas: Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley

  • Wine tasting

  • Lake Crossing Through The Andes

  • South America main cities: Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago

  • Brazilian & Argentine sides of Iguassu Falls

Included

  • All 49-Nights accommodations
  • All breakfasts & other meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 dinner with tango show
  • All tours, transfers and entrance fees
  • First class train transportation Cuzco-Puno
  • Tango lessons
  • English-speaking guides
Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro past Christ the Redeemer statue

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First explore the culture of the Incas as you travel to Machu Picchu and Cuzco, the great cities of Lima and La Paz in Bolivia. On Lake Titicaca the floating islands await you on this excursion back in time! The second part is from the Bolivian Capital to the wonders of the Atacama Desert! Astounding contrasts as you journey from La Paz to the crystaline Chilean coastal Oasis of Arica, then into the beautifully fascinating Atacama Desert.

Visit Chile’s natural wonders: Santiago de Chile a Mediterranean coast, rolling hills, volcanoes and the highest mountain range in the Western Hemisphere, glacial lakes, European traditions and a heaven for lovers of excellent wines and incredible food. Then the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires. Enjoy sights, sounds, shopping in Buenos Aires, and learn to dance Tango in this beautiful city. We show you both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the majestic Iguassu Falls.

Take an unforgettable railway journey over the jutting Atlantic Rainforest Mountains, and view a mix of landscapes through southern Brazil on this special introduction into a fascinating land! The contrasts of Brazil become evident as you travel from natural wonders through high-tech farmlands to the industrial megalopolis of São Paulo. From marvelous Rio de Janeiro you are never far away from the best beaches Brazil has to offer.

Discover where the gold originated to build Europe’s great palaces and churches. And discover a few treasures along the way. The Route of Gold rambles along rugged mountains from the beautifully preserved colonial gold mining towns of Ouro Preto and São João del Rei to the ancient seaport of Paraty. This bounty of gold provided the wealth to build the royal colonial seat of Rio de Janeiro as well as the Old World capital, Lisbon. The richest deposits of gold ever found in the Americas even financed England’s Industrial Revolution!

Home to one of the most ethnically diverse populations on earth, Brazil mixes Old World charm, new world vitality and African rhythms. Many nations have made a claim to Brazil’s soul. Today, these influences spice everyday life, from the most African city in the Americas – Salvador to the former Dutch colonies in Recife.

Estimated Tour Price Without Flights

Prices vary according to several factors including: season, number of people traveling, shared vs private excursions, when you book and rooming arrangements. These are from prices based on low season.

We can customize anything for any time of year! Contact us for an exact quote for your trip.

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Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
  • Arica Hotel Arica
  • Bariloche Llao Llao
  • Buenos Aires Hotel Madero
  • Curitiba Radisson Curitiba
  • Cuzco JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
  • La Paz Camino Real Suites
  • Lima JW Marriott
  • Maceió Hotel Ritz Lagoa da Anta
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Paraty Pousada Porto Imperial
  • Puerto Iguazú Iguazu Grand
  • Puerto Varas Cumbres Patagonicas
  • Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca
  • Recife Hotel Grand Mercure
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Sacred Valley Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
  • Salvador da Bahia Pestana Convento do Carmo
  • San Pedro de Atacama Alto Atacama
  • Santiago The Singular Santiago
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo L'Hotel Porto Bay
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Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Arica Hotel Arica
  • Bariloche Cacique Inacayal
  • Buenos Aires Regal Pacific
  • Curitiba Hotel Mabu Business
  • Cuzco Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
  • La Paz Atix Hotel
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Maceió Jatiuca Resort
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Paraty Pousada do Sandi
  • Puerto Iguazú Loi Suites Iguazu
  • Puerto Varas Radisson Hotel
  • Puno Casa Andina Premium
  • Recife Gran Mercure Recife Boa Viagem
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Sacred Valley Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Salvador da Bahia Sheraton da Bahia
  • San Pedro de Atacama Noi Casa Atacama
  • Santiago Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo Hotel Blue Tree Premium Paulista
Hotel
Superior

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Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Arica Diego de Almagro
  • Bariloche Design Suites
  • Buenos Aires Loi Suites Recoleta
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Hotel
  • Cuzco Novotel
  • La Paz Europa
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Maceió Jatiuca Resort
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Paraty Pousada Corsário
  • Puerto Iguazú La Aldea de la Selva
  • Puerto Varas Hotel Cabañas del Lago
  • Puno Sonesta Posadas del Inca
  • Recife Hotel Mar Conventions
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Sacred Valley Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay
  • Salvador da Bahia Monte Pascoal
  • San Pedro de Atacama Altiplanico Atacama
  • Santiago Hotel Ismael 312
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Belas Artes
Hotel
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Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes El Mapi
  • Arica Hotel Gavina Express
  • Bariloche Nahuel Huapi
  • Buenos Aires Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Boutique Hotel
  • Cuzco Terra Andina
  • La Paz Casa de Piedra Hotel Boutique
  • Lima Allpa
  • Maceió Ponta Verde Maceio
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Amazon Village Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Paraty Pousada do Príncipe
  • Puerto Iguazú Esturion Iguazu
  • Puerto Varas Hotel Bellavista
  • Puno Casa Andina Standard
  • Recife Hotel Manibu Recife
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Sacred Valley Pakaritampu
  • Salvador da Bahia Solar dos Deuses
  • San Pedro de Atacama Casa Don Tomas
  • Santiago Diego de Velazquez
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Plaza Park
Hotel
Luxury

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Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
  • Arica Hotel Arica
  • Bariloche Llao Llao
  • Buenos Aires Hotel Madero
  • Curitiba Radisson Curitiba
  • Cuzco JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
  • La Paz Camino Real Suites
  • Lima JW Marriott
  • Maceió Hotel Ritz Lagoa da Anta
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Paraty Pousada Porto Imperial
  • Puerto Iguazú Iguazu Grand
  • Puerto Varas Cumbres Patagonicas
  • Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca
  • Recife Hotel Grand Mercure
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Sacred Valley Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
  • Salvador da Bahia Pestana Convento do Carmo
  • San Pedro de Atacama Alto Atacama
  • Santiago The Singular Santiago
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo L'Hotel Porto Bay
Hotel
Superior+

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Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Arica Hotel Arica
  • Bariloche Cacique Inacayal
  • Buenos Aires Regal Pacific
  • Curitiba Hotel Mabu Business
  • Cuzco Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
  • La Paz Atix Hotel
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Maceió Jatiuca Resort
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Paraty Pousada do Sandi
  • Puerto Iguazú Loi Suites Iguazu
  • Puerto Varas Radisson Hotel
  • Puno Casa Andina Premium
  • Recife Gran Mercure Recife Boa Viagem
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Sacred Valley Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Salvador da Bahia Sheraton da Bahia
  • San Pedro de Atacama Noi Casa Atacama
  • Santiago Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo Hotel Blue Tree Premium Paulista
Hotel
Superior

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Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Arica Diego de Almagro
  • Bariloche Design Suites
  • Buenos Aires Loi Suites Recoleta
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Hotel
  • Cuzco Novotel
  • La Paz Europa
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Maceió Jatiuca Resort
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Paraty Pousada Corsário
  • Puerto Iguazú La Aldea de la Selva
  • Puerto Varas Hotel Cabañas del Lago
  • Puno Sonesta Posadas del Inca
  • Recife Hotel Mar Conventions
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Sacred Valley Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay
  • Salvador da Bahia Monte Pascoal
  • San Pedro de Atacama Altiplanico Atacama
  • Santiago Hotel Ismael 312
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Belas Artes
Hotel
Standard

Get Custom Pricing

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes El Mapi
  • Arica Hotel Gavina Express
  • Bariloche Nahuel Huapi
  • Buenos Aires Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Boutique Hotel
  • Cuzco Terra Andina
  • La Paz Casa de Piedra Hotel Boutique
  • Lima Allpa
  • Maceió Ponta Verde Maceio
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Amazon Village Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Paraty Pousada do Príncipe
  • Puerto Iguazú Esturion Iguazu
  • Puerto Varas Hotel Bellavista
  • Puno Casa Andina Standard
  • Recife Hotel Manibu Recife
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Sacred Valley Pakaritampu
  • Salvador da Bahia Solar dos Deuses
  • San Pedro de Atacama Casa Don Tomas
  • Santiago Diego de Velazquez
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Plaza Park
Hotel
Luxury

Get Custom Pricing

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
  • Arica Hotel Arica
  • Bariloche Llao Llao
  • Buenos Aires Hotel Madero
  • Curitiba Radisson Curitiba
  • Cuzco JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
  • La Paz Camino Real Suites
  • Lima JW Marriott
  • Maceió Hotel Ritz Lagoa da Anta
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Pousada do Mondego
  • Paraty Pousada Porto Imperial
  • Puerto Iguazú Iguazu Grand
  • Puerto Varas Cumbres Patagonicas
  • Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca
  • Recife Hotel Grand Mercure
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Sacred Valley Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
  • Salvador da Bahia Pestana Convento do Carmo
  • San Pedro de Atacama Alto Atacama
  • Santiago The Singular Santiago
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo L'Hotel Porto Bay
Hotel
Superior+

Get Custom Pricing

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Arica Hotel Arica
  • Bariloche Cacique Inacayal
  • Buenos Aires Regal Pacific
  • Curitiba Hotel Mabu Business
  • Cuzco Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
  • La Paz Atix Hotel
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Maceió Jatiuca Resort
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Hotel Luxor Ouro Preto
  • Paraty Pousada do Sandi
  • Puerto Iguazú Loi Suites Iguazu
  • Puerto Varas Radisson Hotel
  • Puno Casa Andina Premium
  • Recife Gran Mercure Recife Boa Viagem
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Sacred Valley Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Salvador da Bahia Sheraton da Bahia
  • San Pedro de Atacama Noi Casa Atacama
  • Santiago Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo Hotel Blue Tree Premium Paulista
Hotel
Superior

Get Custom Pricing

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Arica Diego de Almagro
  • Bariloche Design Suites
  • Buenos Aires Loi Suites Recoleta
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Hotel
  • Cuzco Novotel
  • La Paz Europa
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Maceió Jatiuca Resort
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Minas Gerais
  • Paraty Pousada Corsário
  • Puerto Iguazú La Aldea de la Selva
  • Puerto Varas Hotel Cabañas del Lago
  • Puno Sonesta Posadas del Inca
  • Recife Hotel Mar Conventions
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Sacred Valley Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay
  • Salvador da Bahia Monte Pascoal
  • San Pedro de Atacama Altiplanico Atacama
  • Santiago Hotel Ismael 312
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Belas Artes
Hotel
Standard

Get Custom Pricing

Flights quoted separately

  • Aguas Calientes El Mapi
  • Arica Hotel Gavina Express
  • Bariloche Nahuel Huapi
  • Buenos Aires Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa
  • Curitiba Johnscher San Juan Boutique Hotel
  • Cuzco Terra Andina
  • La Paz Casa de Piedra Hotel Boutique
  • Lima Allpa
  • Maceió Ponta Verde Maceio
  • Manaus (Amazon Lodges) Amazon Village Jungle Lodge
  • Ouro Preto Pousada Classica
  • Paraty Pousada do Príncipe
  • Puerto Iguazú Esturion Iguazu
  • Puerto Varas Hotel Bellavista
  • Puno Casa Andina Standard
  • Recife Hotel Manibu Recife
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Sacred Valley Pakaritampu
  • Salvador da Bahia Solar dos Deuses
  • San Pedro de Atacama Casa Don Tomas
  • Santiago Diego de Velazquez
  • São João del Rei Pousada Beco do Bispo
  • São Paulo Hotel Golden Tulip Plaza Park
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