Whether you intend to take it off for Carnival in Rio or cover up for a trek through the Andes, this diverse and effervescent continent will enchant and invigorate. From silent cloud forests to steaming Amazonian jungles, vast salt plains to glistening beaches, towering snow-capped mountains to thundering waterfalls, South America sets the stage for epic adventures. Add to this a captivating array of cultures, both ancient and living, and you’ve got the makings of a trip of a lifetime. Watch the sun rise over ancient Machu Picchu. Soak up the sun at Copacabana. Look a giant tortoise in the eye in the Galapagos Islands. Suck on a pisco sour in Peru. Whether it’s tango in Argentina, samba in Brazil or salsa in Colombia, the rhythms of South America will move you and have you coming back for more.
Sacred Valley & Lares Trail with World Journeys
A wonderful alternative to the Inco Trail!
The Lares Trail, is a wonderful alternative to the more heavily traveled Inca Trail. It is noted for its cultural attractions, including traditional weavers attired in colorful dress, roving herds of alpacas and llamas, and a panorama of waterfalls, snow peaks, and glacial lakes. The new mountain lodges, built in the towns of Lamay and Ollantaytambo and in the rural community of Huacahuasi, serve as deluxe base camps for day hikes in the surrounding environs. Guests may join a fixed departure or exclusive groups from Cuzco, complete with an expert guide who will be with the group for the entire journey to Machu Picchu.
5 or 7 day tour from $3,530 per person twin share*
Grand Tour of South America with World Journeys
Small group hosted journey with World Journeys
Amazonian rainforest, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white sandy beaches and outstanding wildlife: the wonders of South America make for incredible experiences. Take this journey visiting five amazing countries starting off in the Amazon jungle before cruising the Galapagos Islands. Visit the 'Lost City of the Incas' at Machu Picchu and experience the indigenous culture at Lake Titicaca; marvel at the mighty waterfalls of Iguazu and embrace the beautiful cities of Quito, Cuzco, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. You'll love the rich history and vast range of cultures, colours and sights, all in comfort and style.
34 day tour from $26,835 per person twin share*
Spirit of the Andes with World Journeys
Spectacular landscapes, cultural encounters & more
Start in Quito before departing on a four-day immersion into the Andean World. Travel along the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Cuenca, with visits to centuries old haciendas and discover the local culture, history, Andean flavours, traditions and legends of the ancestral people. A highlight will be riding the refurbished 100 year old train on the switchbacks of the famous Devil's Nose railway.
8 day tour from $2,995 per person twin share*