South America Tours
Variety is the spice of life and a key ingredient to the art of travel. South America offers more variety of culture, wildlife, adventure and natural beauty than any other continent. This liveliness and diversity are evident as soon as you arrive. In South America friendly people welcome you into their lives, happily sharing their culture, their food and even their homes. Once you start to explore this part of the world you quickly realize it holds many of the most intriguing and beautiful destinations on earth. On a South America adventure one arrives with a sense of wonder, and returns home with a newfound respect for the great diversity of this part of the world.
Independent Inca Discovery (TSPIDN)
See the heart of Incan Peru: colonial Cuzco, and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Explore the museums, markets, restaurants and ruins of fascinating Cuzco before strapping on your hiking boots to tackle the famous trail on this independent adventure. A rite of passage for many visitors to Peru, the Inca Trail is a challenging, 4-day trek from the Sacred Valley floor, up through the high Andes descending into cloud forest. Traverse high mountain passes and finishing at the magical 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the site before heading back to Cuzco by train. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Highlights: Discovering Incan history in Cuzco, climbing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Independent Lares Trek (TSPILN)
Avoid the crowds on this independent adventure and head off the beaten track! The challenging Lares Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail, offering opportunities for insight into rural Andean life as the trail passes through very remote mountain communities, allowing hikers learn about the Inca’s fascinating culture. Sandwich it between charming colonial Cuzco and magical Machu Picchu and you couldn't ask for a more complete Incan experience.
Highlights: Discovering the wonders of Cuzco, interacting with the locals, conquering the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.