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.
The Best of Brazil (SZBB)
From the heat of Rio’s nightlife to the chilled out atmosphere of Ilha Grande, discover the treasures of Brazil on this comfortable week-long adventure. You’ll wander the colonial streets of Paraty—it’s a UNESCO heritage site and quite possibly the prettiest spot on the planet—and savour seafood and life without cars on the island of Ilha Grande. Stand in awe of awesome Iguassu Falls deep in the interior, then marvel at it from Argentina’s side. Brazil awaits—let’s make the most of it.
Highlights: Exploring the remote and relaxed island of Ilha Grande, Cruising on a schooner to pristine islands and beaches while sipping a caipirinha, Being awed by Iguassu Falls, Feeling the energy of Rio de Janeiro.
Inca Empire (PIML)
From the cosmopolitan flair of Lima to Incan culture high in the Andes, this two-week adventure provides panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco and La Paz and interact with locals from the region’s communities for an immersive experience that few rarely get to know. Conquer the Inca Trail, one of the world’s best known and challenging hikes and experience the stunning views of majestic Machu Picchu. As the region’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters, quality food, service and equipment.
Highlights: Explore ruins and haggle at local markets in the Sacred Valley, Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, See traditional life on Lake Titicaca, Visit one of the oldest pre-Inca ruins of Tihuanaco.
Active Chile & Argentina (SCAA)
Striking the perfect balance between active outdoor adventure and lively nights out on the town, this 11-day sojourn between Santiago and Buenos Aires has a little (okay—a lot) for everyone. Thrillseekers will love hiking the Chilean Andes, biking between Argentina’s wineries and exploring the mountains of Tucumán on foot. For pleasure-seekers, the big cities promise boundless fun in some of the world’s most dynamic urban settings. The itinerary is always fast-paced and filled with optional activities, but don’t sweat it; there’s always time for a breather and a tall glass of malbec.
Highlights: Hiking the Andes perched over Santiago, pedalling from winery to winery through wine country near Mendoza, trekking from Tucumán to experience the views, soaking in the sophistication and energy of Buenos Aires.
Essential Ecuador (SEEE)
From the outdoor playground of Baños to the bustling lanes of the Otavalo market, get an introduction to the culture, history and spectacular scenery of Ecuador on this 8-day adventure. Venture through the 'Avenue of the Volcanoes' amidst the Andean mountain scenery and mingle with the locals. Because we have years of experience in Quito and an established operational office, we’ll take care of the hassles—so that you can focus on the highlights. And, with a guided tour of the Ingapirca ruins and plenty of optional excursions, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to do your own thing.
Highlights: Soaking in Andean hot springs, pursuing outdoor adventure in Baños, driving along the scenic 'Avenue of the Volcanoes', exploring Incan ruins and colonial cities, bartering with the local artisans at Otavalo's Market.
Comparable to the Himalayas and the Rockies in terms of snow-capped alpine beauty, Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain-climber’s dream come true. Located in one of the most remote sections of the Andes, the range asks a lot from those who trek it, but your CEO has all the expertise, equipment and encouragement you’ll need to get the most out of these majestic peaks. Great on its own, this trip gets even better when paired with a Machu Picchu trek or any other Peru-based adventure.
Highlights: Taking in the glacial alpine scenery along the Huayhuash Circuit, challenging yourself conquering the high-altitude mountain passes, sleeping in tents under the stars in the remote wilderness.
From the sands of Ipanema to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, this incredible 25-day journey will introduce you to the diverse landscape and people of South America. Explore the wetlands of the Pantanal, the bizarre landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats and revel in the mists of thundering Iguassu Falls. Gain greater insight into the culture on the region’s public buses and meet locals from the rural towns along the way for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. Get off the beaten path and experience Brazil and Bolivia —a vibrant cross-section of South America.
Highlights: Be awed by Iguassu Falls, Search for wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, Spend 3 days exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats and high mountain wilderness by 4x4, Settle in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu,
Wonders of Brazil (SZWB)
From the cobblestone streets of colonial Paraty to remote interior wilderness, uncover the wonders of Brazil in two exciting weeks. Experience Iguassu Falls—so massive they straddle two countries and so intriguing you'll need two days to fully appreciate them. Not to be outdone, the Pantanal wetlands are teeming with wildlife like caiman, jaguar and exotic birds. Finally, trade early morning songbirds for samba nights in Rio and the rhythm of the beach. This adventure provides natural and cultural highlights and the best Brazil has to offer.
Highlights: Wandering the cobblestone streets of colonial Paraty, living it up in Rio, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, encountering wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, sipping caipirinhas on the beach.
Southern Cross Westbound - Rio to Lima (SZRM)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|The Best of Brazil (SZBB)||9 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $2040 USDPromotions Available!
|Inca Empire (PIML)||15 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1912 USDPromotions Available!
|Active Chile & Argentina (SCAA)||11 days||Active||Standard||
From $1615 USDPromotions Available!
|Essential Ecuador (SEEE)||8 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $1275 USDPromotions Available!
|Trekking the Huayhuash Circuit (SPHH)||13 days||Active||Standard||
From $1300 USDPromotions Available!
|Southern Cross Westbound - Rio to Lima (SZRM)||39 days||Classic||Standard||
From $4420 USDPromotions Available!
|Wonders of Brazil (SZWB)||13 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2295 USDPromotions Available!