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Best of South America

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Best of South America

Take a deep dive into Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on a 51-day trip. With local leaders guiding you to the best neighbourhoods as well as plenty of time to explore independently, you’ll wonder what took you so long to appreciate this corner of the globe. Trek or train to the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, spend a few days on a working estancia in Uruguay, take a 4WD adventure through the Andean desert to the Uyuni salt flats and wind up in all the best cities – Buenos Aires, La Paz and Lima, to name a few. Finish up with beach and party vibes in Brazil – a perfect spot to chill out after your adventure to South America’s hotspots.

  • Lima - Leader-led walking tour
  • Colca Canyon - Guided tour
  • Colca Canyon Condor Visit
  • Cusco - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Machu Picchu - Guided visit
  • Sacred Valley - Community visit & lunch
  • Lake Titicaca - Boat tour & Homestay
  • Salt flats - Visit to 'Fish Island/Inca Wasi'
  • Uyuni - Colchani Salt Factory Visit
  • Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Altiplano tour including Laguna Colorada & Laguna Verde
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Buenos Aires - Leader-led orientation walk
  • 3-night stay on a working estancia including meals and activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Rio de Janeiro - Orientation Walk
  • Elegant colonial architecture, political history in spades and the hilly neighbourhoods dotted with terracotta roofs – Sucre might be Bolivia’s most beautiful city.
  • Take an unforgettable 4WD adventure across the Salar de Uyuni – some of the largest salt lakes in the world. Pass cactus islands, train cemeteries and mineral lakes teeming with flamingos.
  • The giant desert inscriptions of the Nazca Lines are one of Peru's great unsolved mysteries, and so is the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu. You’ll experience both your own way, with a range of options to choose from.
  • Enjoy delicious home-cooking and warm hospitality during your three-day estancia stay, and learn about Uruguay’s gauchos – legendary cowboys – while on the ranch.
  • After seeing its virgin rainforests, blue lagoons and splendid beaches, you’d never imagine that Ilha Grande had such a treacherous pirate history. This is true natural beauty, Brazilian style.
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

Our leaders are born and raised in-count ...
Dec 10, 2022 through
Jan 29, 2023
Dec 6, 2022 7:00 PM
50 Nights from
$9,270.00 (USD)
Per Person
Oct 01, 2022 through
Nov 20, 2022
Sep 27, 2022 7:00 PM
50 Nights from
$9,430.00 (USD)
Per Person
Apr 01, 2023 through
Oct 21, 2023
Oct 17, 2023 7:00 PM
50 Nights from
$10,225.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
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Day Destination
1 Lima
2 Lima
3 Paracas
4 Nazca
5 Arequipa
6 Arequipa
7 Colca Canyon
8 Arequipa
9 Arequipa/ Overnight Bus to Cusco
10 Cusco
11 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
12 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
13 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
14 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
15 Sacred Valley / Cusco
16 Cusco
17 Puno/Lake Titicaca
18 Puno
19 Puno
20 La Paz
21 La Paz
22 La Paz
23 Sucre
24 Sucre
25 Potosi
26 Uyuni
27 Salar de Uyuni
28 Salar de Uyuni
29 Uyuni
30 Uyuni – Tilcara
31 Tilcara
32-34 Buenos Aires
35 Buenos Aires
36 Colonia del Sacramento
37 Estancia Stay
38-39 Estancia Stay
40 Overnight Bus
41 Foz do Iguazu (Brazilian side)
42 Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)
43 Rio de Janeiro
44 Rio de Janeiro
45-46 Paraty
47 Paraty – Ilha Grande
48-49 Ilha Grande
50 Rio de Janeiro
51 Rio de Janeiro
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.