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Ultimate South America

  • Duration
    29 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Go Beyond
  • Price From
    £11,690pp
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The ultimate tour of South America, this all-encompassing journey will take you through the landscapes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil on an epic adventure.

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 26 , Lunches: 13 , Dinners: 10
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    26 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 2Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
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Tour Highlights

Our Ultimate South America tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Ultimate South America Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fly to Lima
    Days 1: Fly to Lima

    Welcome to Lima! You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. Check-in before the welcome dinner this evening. (D)

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Explore Lima
    DAY 2: Explore Lima

    Originally named the City of the Kings, Lima is rich in heritage, which you'll see for yourself today. Start in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre before stopping at several other of Lima's most famous sites. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 3
    The Sacred Valley
    DAY 3: The Sacred Valley

    Fly from Lima to Cusco and transfer to Peru's famous Sacred Valley. On the way visit Pisac's colourful market, and enjoy lunch made from home-grown produce with the local community. The rest of the day is free. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 4
    Train to Machu Picchu
    DAY 4: Train to Machu Picchu

    From Ollantaytambo, board the panoramic Vistadome train to travel through the mountainous landscapes to the small town of Aguas Calientes.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Machu Picchu/ Cusco
    DAY 5: Machu Picchu/ Cusco

    This morning you will visit the world famous citadel of Macchu Pichu. A guided tour will give you some insight into the Inca Empire and an understanding of how its inhabitants lived many centuries ago. The tour includes up to four hours of sightseeing, plus some free time to explore on your own. Return to the village of Machu Picchu before riding the train back to Poroy followed by your transfer to Cusco. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 6
    Cusco
    DAY 6: Cusco

    Home to an incredible Incan legacy, Cusco has some of the richest heritage in Latin America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour will include visits to the Plaza de Armas, once the heart of the Incan capital of Huacaypata; and Qoricancha, the temple of the sun. Head just out of town to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Puka Pukara, the ‘Red Fortess’. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B)

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Train through the Andes
    DAY 7: Train through the Andes

    Today take a train from Cusco to Puno. Journey through amazing Andean landscapes to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, passing through the spectacular Peruvian highlands. The train has 4 dining cars, a bar car and an observation car. Along the way you will enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared with exquisite Andean ingredients and there will be music and dance shows on board. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 8
    Lake Titicaca
    DAY 8: Lake Titicaca

    Leaving Puno today, travel to the lakeside town of Copacabana, Bolivia. Visit the shrine and Dark Indian Virgin followed by a Hydrofoil cruise to Sun and Moon Island. Visit the Inca Garden, Stairs and Fountain and Sun Virgins Temple Iñak Uyu. After cruising back take a short trip to Hautajata where you will experience an Eco Village, The Altiplano Museum and the chance to meet a local Bolivian tribe. Enjoy dinner along with a Folkloric show before spending the night at the Native Observatory Alajpacha and watch the Southern constellations. (B,L,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Hautajata to La Paz
    DAY 9: Hautajata to La Paz

    Explore the magnificent snow-capped Andes as you travel by road to the stunning city of La Paz. With a half-day tour of the city, you'll get to experience the rich history and culture of La Paz. Visit the famous Indian Market & Witch Doctor's market, while enjoying the breathtaking panoramas of the Illimani mountain in the background. Continue on to the Moon Valley, an area of tall clay spires, formed by erosions of the mountains in the area and take a breathtaking teleferico-cable car ride for an incredible aerial view of La Paz. This day is at altitude. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 10
    Explore Sala de Uyuni
    DAY 10: Explore Sala de Uyuni

    Fly to Uyuni today for a fascinating tour of the world-famous Bolivian Salt Flats. Start exploring straight away, visiting the Train Cemetery and Salt Museum before continuing to the ancient mummies of Tunupa Volcano. After, retire to your hotel – made entirely out of salt - where you will spend the night. (B,L,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Sala de Uyuni
    DAY 11: Sala de Uyuni

    Spend a full day in the Salar de Uyuni, where depending on weather conditions, you'll visit either the local museum or view the Coquesa Mummies in a cave close to Tunupa Volcano. Later, enjoy a picnic on the salt flats. (B, L, D)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    San Pedro de Atacama
    DAY 12: San Pedro de Atacama

    Today you will bid farewell to Bolivia and cross the Atacama Desert to reach San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This day is at altitude. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 13
    Atacama Desert
    DAY 13: Atacama Desert

    This morning, drive out into the otherworldly landscapes to visit the Salar de Atacama and the quaint desert village of Toconao. This afternoon, you’ll continue to Death and Moon valleys. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 14
    El Tatio
    DAY 14: El Tatio

    Rise early and travel for around 2 hours deeper into the Atacama to visit El Tatio Geysers. Enjoy a guided walk amongst the mud craters and bubbling geysers. After, travel through the Andes Mountain Range to the small desert village of Machuca. Later this evening, take advantage of some of the darkest skies in the world and participate in a stargazing session whilst enjoying a glass of wine. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 15
    Explore Santiago
    DAY 15: Explore Santiago

    Transfer to Calama to fly to Chile's capital city, Santiago. Discover this vibrant city, including visits to the Plaza de Armas and Cerro Hill. End the day with dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 16
    Valparaiso
    DAY 16: Valparaiso

    Travel westwards out of the capital today for a full day's tour of Valparaiso, the bohemian port town. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaiso is a unique and delightful tangle, draped over a series of hills on Chile's coast. Explore this charming town on foot and by funicular, before returning to Santiago this afternoon. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 17
    Across the Andes
    DAY 17: Across the Andes

    Bid farewell to Chile as you head to the airport for your flight to Argentina. On arrival you will be transferred to the city of Mendoza. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 18
    Mendoza Wine Tour
    DAY 18: Mendoza Wine Tour

    Take a relaxed city tour of Mendoza before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 19
    Maipu Valley
    DAY 19: Maipu Valley

    Enjoy a full day tour of Maipu Valley, where you will taste some delicious local wines from the Malbec grape followed by a delicious lunch. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 20
    Buenos Aires
    DAY 20: Buenos Aires

    Take a morning flight to Argentina's flamboyant capital, Buenos Aires. The Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is a romantic and lively city. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 21
    Buenos Aires
    DAY 21: Buenos Aires

    After breakfast, enjoy the irresistible combination of Latin flair and European elegance on a Buenos Aires city tour. Visit the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo and Recoleta. This evening sit down for dinner and an exciting tango show. (B,L,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 22
    The Pampas
    DAY 22: The Pampas

    Spend the day just outside the city on the vast, fertile grasslands known as the pampas, on a traditional estancia (ranch). Here you’ll get some insight into the life of folk heroes, the gaucho and after a typical Argentinian asado lunch, there will be a fun folklore show. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 23
    Iguazu Falls
    DAY 23: Iguazu Falls

    Say farewell to Buenos Aires to board your plane over to Puerto Iguazu, the town closest to the incredible wonder that is Iguazu Falls. The incredible Iguazu Falls spans the border of Argentina and Brazil and features hundreds of rushing cascades, set in a lush rainforest scene. (B,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 24
    Meet the Mbororé Aldea people
    DAY 24: Meet the Mbororé Aldea people

    Spend the day on the Argentinian side of Iguazu falls, with a trip to the most impressive observation point – the Devil's Throat. Visit the Mbororé Aldea community this afternoon where you will learn about this ancient tribe's way of life. (B,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 25
    Fly to Rio do Janeiro
    DAY 25: Fly to Rio do Janeiro

    Cross the border to visit the Brazilian side of the falls, followed by a transfer to the local airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's 'Cidade Maravilhosa'. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 26
    Explore Rio
    DAY 26: Explore Rio

    Today you willl experience many of Rio's most iconic sites including Mount Corcovado where Christ the Redeemer sits, Tijuca Forest, Urca neighbourhood and two cable car journeys to Sugarloaf Mountain. From here, you will be able to gaze down upon the city, Corcovado and the surrounding islands. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Days 27-28
    Fly Rio to UK
    DAYS 27-28: Fly Rio to UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day. (B)

    • Breakfast
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 25°c
  • 168mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 48mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 145mm
  • La Paz
  • 9°c
  • 134mm
  • Lima
  • 22°c
  • 1mm
  • Mendoza
  • 25°c
  • 36mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 159mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 27°c
  • 137mm
  • Santiago
  • 21°c
  • 0mm
  • Uyuni
  • 10°c
  • 70mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 24°c
  • 171mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 61mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 134mm
  • La Paz
  • 9°c
  • 105mm
  • Lima
  • 23°c
  • 0mm
  • Mendoza
  • 24°c
  • 34mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 158mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 27°c
  • 130mm
  • Santiago
  • 20°c
  • 1mm
  • Uyuni
  • 10°c
  • 40mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 22°c
  • 172mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 103mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 107mm
  • La Paz
  • 9°c
  • 72mm
  • Lima
  • 23°c
  • 5mm
  • Mendoza
  • 21°c
  • 27mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 133mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 26°c
  • 136mm
  • Santiago
  • 18°c
  • 4mm
  • Uyuni
  • 8°c
  • 10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 18°c
  • 111mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 123mm
  • Cusco
  • 12°c
  • 43mm
  • La Paz
  • 8°c
  • 32mm
  • Lima
  • 21°c
  • 0mm
  • Mendoza
  • 17°c
  • 13mm
  • Puno
  • 7°c
  • 38mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 25°c
  • 95mm
  • Santiago
  • 15°c
  • 13mm
  • Uyuni
  • 5°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 15°c
  • 72mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 97mm
  • Cusco
  • 11°c
  • 9mm
  • La Paz
  • 6°c
  • 14mm
  • Lima
  • 19°c
  • 0mm
  • Mendoza
  • 12°c
  • 6mm
  • Puno
  • 4°c
  • 15mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 23°c
  • 70mm
  • Santiago
  • 12°c
  • 44mm
  • Uyuni
  • 1°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 12°c
  • 55mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 55mm
  • Cusco
  • 10°c
  • 2mm
  • La Paz
  • 5°c
  • 5mm
  • Lima
  • 18°c
  • 0mm
  • Mendoza
  • 9°c
  • 4mm
  • Puno
  • 3°c
  • 2mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Santiago
  • 9°c
  • 70mm
  • Uyuni
  • 0°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 12°c
  • 70mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 28mm
  • Cusco
  • 10°c
  • 4mm
  • La Paz
  • 5°c
  • 7mm
  • Lima
  • 17°c
  • 0mm
  • Mendoza
  • 8°c
  • 7mm
  • Puno
  • 3°c
  • 3mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 42mm
  • Santiago
  • 8°c
  • 69mm
  • Uyuni
  • 1°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 13°c
  • 72mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 46mm
  • Cusco
  • 11°c
  • 9mm
  • La Paz
  • 5°c
  • 15mm
  • Lima
  • 16°c
  • 0mm
  • Mendoza
  • 11°c
  • 3mm
  • Puno
  • 4°c
  • 7mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 44mm
  • Santiago
  • 10°c
  • 38mm
  • Uyuni
  • 2°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 15°c
  • 75mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 69mm
  • Cusco
  • 12°c
  • 22mm
  • La Paz
  • 7°c
  • 36mm
  • Lima
  • 17°c
  • 5mm
  • Mendoza
  • 14°c
  • 8mm
  • Puno
  • 6°c
  • 28mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 54mm
  • Santiago
  • 12°c
  • 22mm
  • Uyuni
  • 4°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 18°c
  • 124mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 115mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 39mm
  • La Paz
  • 8°c
  • 38mm
  • Lima
  • 18°c
  • 0mm
  • Mendoza
  • 18°c
  • 11mm
  • Puno
  • 7°c
  • 35mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 23°c
  • 86mm
  • Santiago
  • 15°c
  • 11mm
  • Uyuni
  • 6°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 21°c
  • 114mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 99mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 72mm
  • La Paz
  • 10°c
  • 50mm
  • Lima
  • 19°c
  • 0mm
  • Mendoza
  • 22°c
  • 16mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 54mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 24°c
  • 98mm
  • Santiago
  • 17°c
  • 7mm
  • Uyuni
  • 8°c
  • 0mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 23°c
  • 102mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 65mm
  • Cusco
  • 14°c
  • 123mm
  • La Paz
  • 10°c
  • 95mm
  • Lima
  • 21°c
  • 0mm
  • Mendoza
  • 24°c
  • 24mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 119mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 26°c
  • 134mm
  • Santiago
  • 20°c
  • 2mm
  • Uyuni
  • 9°c
  • 30mm
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Ultimate South America map

Places Visited: UK - Lima (2N) - Sacred Valley (1N) - Aguas Calientes (1N) - Cusco (2N) - Puno (1N) - Huatajata (1N) - La Paz (1N) - Uyuni (2N) - San Pedro deo Atacama (3N) - Santiago (2N) - Mendoza (3N) - Buenos Aires (3N) - Iguazu (2N) - Rio de Janeiro (2N) - UK

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