South America is a huge continent and it has so many incredible places so it’s extremely hard to choose the Best of South America on one trip. For most of us, our vacation time is limited so unfortunately we can’t take a year off to backpack around South America. Based on our individual destinations, customer feedback and our staff’s personal experiences, we have put together an incredible package that highlights the Best of South America in a couple of weeks. This package can be customized to add or reduce destinations as well as daily excursions. The order of the package can also be changed depending on your departure city and cost of airfare.
Our Best of South America Travel Package includes Peru (Lima , Machu Picchu & Cuzco), Argentina (Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazu) & Brazil (Foz de Iguacu & Rio de Janeiro). To get to Peru, you will need to go through Lima, which has a beautiful historic center and is known for its incredible food. Cuzco will be your next stop. It was the center of the Incan empire and will dazzle you with its mix of Spanish colonial and Inca architecture. While in Cuzco, you will have tours to Machu Picchu – “The Lost City of the Incas” and the Sacred Valley. Following Cuzco, you will head to Buenos Aires, which is known as the Paris of South America for its European feel. Buenos Aires offers incredible shopping, nightlife and food (if you love steak, you will be in heaven!). Following Buenos Aires, you will go to Iguazu Falls, which is among one of the Wonders of the World. It’s on the border of Brazil & Argentina so it’s convenient stop if you are traveling to Rio de Janeiro, which is your final destination. It is one of the world’s most exotic destinations and the perfect beach getaway!
Best of South America Travel Package Includes:
Multi-City Airfare (Optional)
2 Nights Accommodation in Lima
City Tour of Lima
3 Nights Accommodations in Cuzco
Tour of Cuzco & Nearby Ruins
Full Day Tour to Sacred Valley & Pisac Market
Full Day Tour of Machu Picchu on Vistadome Train
3 Nights Accommodation in Buenos Aires
Half Day Tour of Buenos Aires
Tango Show with Dinner & Transfers
2 Nights Accommodation in Iguazu Falls
Full Day Tour of Both Sides of Iguazu Falls (Argentine/Brazilian sides)
3 Nights Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro
Full Day Rio City Tour (Sugarloaf Mountain & Christ Statue)
Samba by Night Show with Dinner & Transfers
Optional Nightlife Service in Rio de Janeiro
Airport/Hotel Round Trip Transfers in All Cities
Daily Buffet Breakfast
All Taxes & Fees
Our Best of South America Itinerary is customizable as well as interchangeable. Depending on your departure city or the cost of the flights, we may invert the package and start you off in Rio de Janeiro instead of Lima. You may also want to add other destinations or extra days.
Best of South America Sample Itinerary:
Depending on your arriving flight you will either land in Lima in the morning or late at night. Either way, there will be a driver/guide waiting for you outside baggage claim. This person will greet you and take you to your hotel
Morning at Leisure to have Breakfast and Relax. At around 2:00PM a guide will pick you up at your hotel for your city tour of Lima.
Get up for an early breakfast and your driver will pick you up at your Lima Hotel and drive you to the airport so that you can catch your morning flight to Cuzco (about a 50 minute flight). Upon arrival in Cuzco, a driver will be waiting for you outside baggage claim and take you to your Cuzco Hotel. A guide will then greet you and assist you in checking into your hotel as well as provide you with an overview of the exact times and information you need for the next 3 days of excursions.
We recommend that you relax for a couple of hours at your hotel because of the altitude. At around 1:30pm, you will be picked up for your tour of Cuzco & Nearby Ruins
Get up for an early breakfast. Your guide will pick you up at around 9:00AM for your Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley
Get up for an early breakfast. Your tour guide will pick you up at around 7am for your tour of Machu Picchu via the Vistadome Train.
A driver will pick you up at your Cuzco hotel and drive you to the Cuzco Airport in the morning where you will take a flight connecting in Lima to Buenos Aires (4 hr 20 minute flight). In Buenos Aires a driver will be waiting for you outside baggage claim and drive you to your Buenos Aires Hotel. Night at Leisure to Rest.
Have an early breakfast in the morning. A guide will pick you up at around 9am for your half day tour of Buenos Aires. Afternoon at Leisure and at around 8pm a driver will pick you up for your Tango Show with Dinner.
Today is a Day at Leisure for you to explore this wonderful city on your own. You can also choose to add-on an optional tour like the Argentine Gaucho Tour or a Tigre Delta Tour.
Have a great breakfast and in the a couple of hours before your flight your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Buenos Aires’s local airport (AEP) to take a flight to Puerto Iguazu (IGR) (1 hour 34 minute flight). A guide will be waiting for you outside baggage claim and drive you to your hotel. We can provide you with hotels on either side of the falls, but we recommend staying on the Argentine side if you are coming from Argentina or the Brazilian side if you are coming from Brazil. Day at Leisure to Relax and visit the town.
Have an early breakfast. At around 8:00AM, your guide will pick you up for your Full Day Tour of the Argentine Side of Falls.
Have an early breakfast. At around 8:00AM, your guide will pick you up for your Half Day Tour of the Brazilian Side of Falls. In the late afternoon, a driver will pick you up at your hotel for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival in Rio, a driver will be waiting outside baggage claim to take you to your hotel. The rest of the day you can choose to relax and at night, you can also purchase our optional nightlife service.
Have an early breakfast. A guide will be picking you up at around 9:00Am for your full day tour of Sugarloaf Mountain & Christ Statue. Night at leisure to relax or add-on our optional Nightlife Service.
Today is a Day at Leisure for you to explore this wonderful city on your own. At around 7:00PM, a guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Samba Show with Dinner. You can also choose one of our optional excursions like a Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour, a Hike, etc.
The Best of South America tour has now come to a close with incredible memories! A driver will pick you up at your hotel about 4 hours before your flight and take you to the Rio International Airport (GIG) for your flight home.
The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. The One Day Tour from Cuzco includes all transfers, guide, and entrance fees into Machu Picchu.
La Ventana Tango Show is in the heart of San Telmo, this restored tenement is a classic of Buenos Aires culture. La Ventana is a visit throughout old times. Its interior, which preserves the building’s purity, is the ideal environment for a unique proposal: Traditional Tango and Folklore Show.
If you are staying in Foz de Iguaçu, checking out a Iguazu Falls Tour from Brazilian side is a can't miss! After pickup from your Foz do Iguaçu hotel, head into Iguaçu National Park with your local guide for this half-day sightseeing trip.
The Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer Tour is a can't miss! We include it in most of our Rio de Janeiro packages. It's one of the 7 Wonders of the World. The tour we provide is a half day (about 4 hours) and includes transportation, guide & entrance fee.
Besides Corcovado, the Sugarloaf Mountain Tour is a must do and one of Rio de Janeiro's main attractions. Riding the Cable Car up to Morro de Urca & Pao de Acucar you will experience some of the best views of the city!