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South America Vacations

Traveling to countries like Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, our South America tours will introduce you to ancient civilizations, dazzling cities and time-honored crafts. See lush rain forests, fjords and towering waterfalls, or observe feathered macaws or penguin colonies. Many itineraries are designed as regional discoveries that visit the major cities in several countries, while others focus on one country in depth. Several of our trips utilize multiple modes of transportation, such as motorcoach travel or intra-tour flights. You also can hop from island to island in the Galapagos in a comfortable cruise ship or sail down the mighty Amazon River.

A tour director accompanies the group, speaking about the native cultures, traditions, history and sights along the way. Learn about the ancient Incas in Peru, where Machu Picchu -- the "Lost City of the Incas" -- is a prime attraction on tours. In Argentina, you might meet a gaucho, a South American cowboy and symbol of the country's national pride. If you schedule your trip accordingly, you can check out the festivities at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Learn how to dance the tango in Buenos Aires, sample the wines of Chile or watch the weavers of Taquile Island at work. Some itineraries offer adventurous options for the active traveler, like hiking or kayaking.

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Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
South America Vacations

Panama & Pre-Columbian Treasures 10 Colon, Panama  Callao, Peru  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Classic Buenos Aires (Private Tour) 4 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Independent A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Eastern Galapagos Cruise + Quito 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Expedition A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctica in Depth with Taste of Argentina & Brazil 2020 19 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Expedition Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
South America in Luxury 12 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Santiago, Chile  Escorted SITA Deluxe Dates and Prices
Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to Lima (Callao) 14 Fort Lauderdale, FL  Lima, Peru  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Sailing Antarctica: The Ultimate Polar Nature Expedition (Sail from Ushuaia/Fly to Punta Arenas) 17 Ushuaia, Argentina  Punta Arenas, Chile  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Classic Galapagos: The Natural Habitat Experience (M/Y Ocean Spray) 10 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Classic Galapagos Photo Adventure 10 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of Central America 2020 (Guayaquil - Colon) 14 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Colon, Panama  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Gal├ípagos Wildlife Adventure 10 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Guayaquil, Ecuador  Expedition A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries Featuring Puno (10 Days) 10 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Galapagos Aboard the Islander 10 Guayaquil, Ecuador  Guayaquil, Ecuador  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Rio de Janeiro to Fort Lauderdale (Florida) 21 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Fort Lauderdale, FL  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Empire of the Incas: Peru & Bolivia 12 Lima, Peru  La Paz, Bolivia  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent (Buenos Aires Roundtrip) 14 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Three Jewels Buenos Aires + Iguassu + Rio 8 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Family Gal├ípagos 8 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Expedition A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Chile + Argentina In-Style (Private Tour) 9 Santiago, Chile  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Lima (Callao) to Buenos Aires 26 Lima, Peru  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.