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South America Escorted Tours

Escorted tours to South America encompass the Inca treasures of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley in Peru, the wonders of Patagonia and the iconic sights of Argentina and Brazil including the dramatic Iguazu Falls and famous 100ft statue of Christ the Redeemer.

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Highlights of Peru

7 Nights - Lima and Back from £1669pp
  • 7 Nights - Lima and Back
  • Tour Only from £1669pp

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Inca treasures, wild landscapes and ancient legends are brought to life in the Sacred Valley, centuries-old ruins of Machu Picchu and the charismatic capital streets of Lima.

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Natural Splendours of Costa Rica

10 Nights - San José  and Back from £1895pp
  • 10 Nights - San José and Back
  • Fly Tour from £1895pp

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Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the small country of Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth. This journey explores some of the major national parks and the astonishing variety of wildlife and contrasting habitats found here, including rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, lakes and canals.

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Impressions of South America

8 Nights - Rio De Janeiro to Buenos Aires from £2154pp
  • 8 Nights - Rio De Janeiro to Buenos Aires
  • Tour Only from £2154pp

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Sashay across South America on this At Leisure jaunt, from the intoxicating shores of Ipanema to the thundering Iguassu Falls and sophisticated streets of Eva Peron's Buenos Aires.

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Treasures of Colombia

12 Nights - Bogotá (Colombia) and Back from £2195pp
  • 12 Nights - Bogotá (Colombia) and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2195pp

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Travel from Andean peaks to tropical Caribbean coastlines, passing through the mountain capital of Bogotá, picturesque Villa de Leyva, fertile coffee country, vibrant Medellín and the colonial port of Cartagena, one of South America’s most beautiful towns.

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Argentina & Brazil: Wonders of the New World

10 Nights - Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from £2295pp
  • 10 Nights - Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Fly Tour from £2295pp

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Offering an outstanding introduction to Argentina and Brazil, this journey combines the elegance of Buenos Aires with exotic and flamboyant Rio de Janeiro. The tour also visits the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Iguazú, which thunder amid tropical jungle along the border.

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Peru

14 Days - Lima and Back from £2399pp
  • 14 Days - Lima and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2399pp

Peru is without doubt the most intriguing and fascinating of all South American countries. The incredible remains of the Inca civilization are a huge draw and combined with its colonial architecture, the stunning vistas of the jagged peaks of the Andes, the Amazonian jungle, its superb cuisine and the warmth of the Peruvians themselves, this is one of the most captivating destinations in the world!

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South America Highlights

11 Days - Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro from £2399pp
  • 11 Days - Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
  • Fly Tour from £2399pp

Argentina, the second-largest country in South America, is known for its gauchos (cowboys), its huge steaks, its excellent wines, and the invention of the tango. We’ll sample all of these during our three-night stay in Buenos Aires – sophisticated, cosmopolitan and the most ‘European’ of the South American capitals.

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Mexico's Mayan Trail

15 Nights - Mexico City to Cancun from £2549pp
  • 15 Nights - Mexico City to Cancun
  • Fly Tour from £2549pp

Emerald jungles, sapphire-blue waters and powdery white sands meet towering ancient temples and colonial towns in the captivating country of Mexico. But a trip here is just as much about its fascinating history and culture as its idyllic landscapes.

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Treasures of Peru

10 Nights - Lima to Lake Titicaca from £2595pp
  • 10 Nights - Lima to Lake Titicaca
  • Fly Tour from £2595pp

This introductory tour of Peru includes the country’s most celebrated sights. Starting in Lima, explore Peru’s ancient, colonial and scenic wonders including Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu, perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world.

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Highlights of Mexico (Standard)

13 Nights - Mexico City to Cancun from £2695pp
  • 13 Nights - Mexico City to Cancun
  • Fly Tour from £2695pp

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Discover the legacy of the Aztec, Mayan and Spanish empires on this outstanding tour of Mexico’s finest sites. Explore magnificent pyramids and temples, colourful colonial cities with their indigenous influences, and the natural beauty of valleys, canyons, waterfalls and tropical rainforests.

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Discover Peru

8 Nights - Lima and Back from £2695pp
  • 8 Nights - Lima and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2695pp

This small group tour offers the perfect introduction to Peru and is ideal if you're short on time or looking for a starting point for a more extensive Latin America journey.

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Savannah, Hilton Head & Charleston

7 Nights - Jekyll Island, GA to Charleston, SC from £2730pp
  • 7 Nights - Jekyll Island, GA to Charleston, SC
  • Tour Only from £2730pp

Evoking long-ago days of gracious Southern living, Tauck's Georgia and South Carolina journey explores National Historic Landmark Districts in Savannah, Charleston and Beaufort, Low Country folkways of the Gullah/Geechee culture, Savannah's Madeira traditions; the legacy of the Mighty 8th Air Force and more.

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Peru and the Amazon

16 Days - Lima and Back from £2779pp
  • 16 Days - Lima and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2779pp

Explore the extraordinary civilization of the Incas, the colonial heritage of the Spanish Conquistadors and the colourful culture of present-day Peru & Experience the Peruvian Amazon basin with a two-night stay at an eco-lodge in the jungle. Peru is without doubt the most intriguing and fascinating of all South American countries.

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Inside Tracks - Argentina & Brazil

8 Nights - Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rio de Janeiro from £2865pp
  • 8 Nights - Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rio de Janeiro
  • Tour Only from £2865pp

No single supplements for the first four solo places per departure date

For those who want the inside scoop on Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Delve into BA’s cosmopolitan city and its exclusive tango scene, then witness Brazil’s thundering Iguazu Falls and Rio’s signature coast

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Train to Machu Picchu

15 Nights - Lima to Cuzco from £2895pp
  • 15 Nights - Lima to Cuzco
  • Fly Tour from £2895pp

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Machu Picchu is perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world. Yet Peru also offers a wealth of other magnificent ancient, colonial and scenic sights.

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In the Footsteps of the Incas

9 Nights - Lima and Back from £2896pp
  • 9 Nights - Lima and Back
  • Tour Only from £2896pp

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From the clouds of the Andes to the birthplace of the sun, this trek through Peru's altiplanos and the famous floating Uros Islands traces the ancient past of the Incas.

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Contrasts of Colombia

14 Nights - Bogota to Cartagena from £2999pp
  • 14 Nights - Bogota to Cartagena
  • Fly Tour from £2999pp

Recent years have seen Colombia transform into one of South America’s brightest stars. Here, you’ll find all of the continent’s highlights rolled into one - and then some.

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Mexico's Mayan Trail

15 Nights - Mexico to Chichen Itza from £2999pp
  • 15 Nights - Mexico to Chichen Itza
  • Fly Tour from £2999pp

Emerald jungles, sapphire-blue waters and powdery white sands meet towering ancient temples and colonial towns in the captivating country of Mexico. But a trip here is just as much about its fascinating history and culture as its idyllic landscapes.

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Land of the Incas

11 Nights - Lima and Back from £3139pp
  • 11 Nights - Lima and Back
  • Tour Only from £3139pp

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Explore the vastness of Peru-traced from its Pacific edge to the mountain fortresses of the Incas and the shimmering blue of South America's largest lake, the birthplace of the sun.

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A Taste of South America

14 Nights - Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Cuzco (Peru) from £3195pp
  • 14 Nights - Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Cuzco (Peru)
  • Fly Tour from £3195pp

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Sample the cultural and scenic highlights of three of the most distinct countries in South America on this superb introductory tour.

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Footsteps of the Incas

13 Nights - Lima and Back from £3299pp
  • 13 Nights - Lima and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3299pp

In Peru, archaeological treasures are weaved seamlessly among sweeping, unspoiled valleys and the mountain scenery of the Andes. Add into the mix a host of vibrant and friendly locals, and you’ll soon realise there’s much more to discover here than just llamas and knitted chullo.

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South America Highlights with Peru

16 Days - Lima to Rio de Janeiro from £3399pp
  • 16 Days - Lima to Rio de Janeiro
  • Fly Tour from £3399pp

In the minds of many, Peru is inextricably associated with the Incas, the remarkable civilisation that, by the 16th century, had created one of the greatest empires in the world. Their territory stretched, in modern-day terms, from Colombia in the north, to Chile and Argentina in the south.

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South American Discovery

17 Nights - Buenos Aires to Santiago from £3399pp
  • 17 Nights - Buenos Aires to Santiago
  • Fly Tour from £3399pp

Sail to southernmost America on this extraordinary cruise from the Atlantic to the Pacific. After exploring colourful Buenos Aires and Montevideo, we head south to the fascinating Falkland Islands.

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Mystical Peru

7 Nights - Lima, Peru and Back from £3470pp
  • 7 Nights - Lima, Peru and Back
  • Tour Only from £3470pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

Inca wonders, colonial treasures and local traditions combine to create your family's ultimate Peru vacation! Swim with sea lions, explore mysterious catacombs and lost Incan cities, meet llamas, alpacas and Peruvian Pasos, get blessed by a shaman, go riding and rafting, learn chocolate-making secrets and more!

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Splendours of Chile

14 Nights - Santiago (Chile) and Back from £3495pp
  • 14 Nights - Santiago (Chile) and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3495pp

Save up to £200 on selected departures. T&Cs apply.

Chile is an extraordinarily beautiful country, encompassing just about every type of landscape on Earth, from the arid desert of the north, through verdant lakes and pastures to the soaring peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. This expansive tour explores Chile’s spectacular desert, mountain scenery and Patagonian wilderness, and allows time to discover some fascinating Chilean traditions.

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Train to Machu Picchu

15 Nights - Lima and Back from £3495pp
  • 15 Nights - Lima and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3495pp

Machu Picchu is perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world. Yet Peru also offers a wealth of other magnificent ancient, colonial and scenic sights.

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Machu Picchu & the Andes

13 Nights - Lima to Cusco from £3495pp
  • 13 Nights - Lima to Cusco
  • Fly Tour from £3495pp

The lost city of Machu Picchu and the treasures of Peru are unveiled in this high-altitude adventure, combining scenic rail journeys with first class hotels. An unforgettable experience awaits you in this South American paradise on a tour that includes Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca and Cusco.

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Solo - Footsteps of the Incas

13 Nights - Lima and Back from £3499pp
  • 13 Nights - Lima and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3499pp

In Peru, archaeological treasures are weaved seamlessly among sweeping, unspoiled valleys and the mountain scenery of the Andes. Add into the mix a host of vibrant and friendly locals, and you’ll soon realise there’s much more to discover here than just llamas and knitted chullo.

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South America Landscapes

13 Nights - Santiago (Chile) to Rio De Janeiro from £3546pp
  • 13 Nights - Santiago (Chile) to Rio De Janeiro
  • Tour Only from £3546pp

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Journey past snowcapped volcanoes, chardonnay vineyards and the pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio-crossing the glacial waters of Los Santos Lake and visiting "Little Switzerland" along the way.

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Wonders of Patagonia

10 Nights - Buenos Aires to Santiago (Chile) from £3577pp
  • 10 Nights - Buenos Aires to Santiago (Chile)
  • Tour Only from £3577pp

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Travel to the ends of the earth, from the flamboyant capital of Buenos Aires to the land of giants, roaming solitary steppes, the rugged Andes mountainscape and pristinely beautiful glacial lakes.

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Colours of Brazil

13 Nights - Rio de Janeiro to Salvador from £3599pp
  • 13 Nights - Rio de Janeiro to Salvador
  • Fly Tour from £3599pp

One of the world’s most compelling countries, Brazil is a fusion of pristine powdery sands, tangled jungle, thundering waterfalls and an exuberant carnival culture. On our discovery of a country that sweeps across a vast swathe of South America, we begin in famed Rio de Janeiro.

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Machu Picchu & the Andes

14 Nights - Lima to Cusco from £3695pp
  • 14 Nights - Lima to Cusco
  • Fly Tour from £3695pp

The lost city of Machu Picchu and the treasures of Peru are unveiled in this high-altitude adventure, combining scenic rail journeys with first class hotels. An unforgettable experience awaits you in this South American paradise on a tour that includes Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca and Cusco.

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A Journey Through the Andes

18 Nights - Santiago (Chile) to Lima (Peru) from £3745pp
  • 18 Nights - Santiago (Chile) to Lima (Peru)
  • Fly Tour from £3745pp

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Travel through the heart of the Andes, visiting Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Discover dramatic highland scenery and traditional cultures including the stunning Atacama desert and the otherworldly Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia; Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace of the Incas; and the ancient sites of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

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Following the Inca's Footsteps

13 Nights - Peru and Back from £3799pp
  • 13 Nights - Peru and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3799pp

Delve into the history of the Incas on this all-out Peruvian adventure, which includes a walk along the Inca Trail and tour of Machu Picchu. 

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Splendours of South America

17 Nights - Santiago (Chile) to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from £3895pp
  • 17 Nights - Santiago (Chile) to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Fly Tour from £3895pp

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Explore the celebrated highlights of Brazil, Chile and Argentina, combining spectacular natural wonders with some of South America’s most exciting cities. Start in the foothills of the Andes, discover the extraordinary landscapes of Patagonia and finish on a world-famous beach in Rio.

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Patagonia: Untouched Wilderness

15 Nights - Buenos Aires and Back from £3995pp
  • 15 Nights - Buenos Aires and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3995pp

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Patagonia is one of the world’s great wilderness areas and its culture is intertwined with that of the European pioneers and gauchos. This fascinating journey through four national parks in Argentina and Chile reveals the distinct cultures and landscapes of this remote part of the world.

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South America Revealed

15 Nights - Rio De Janeiro to Lima from £4047pp
  • 15 Nights - Rio De Janeiro to Lima
  • Tour Only from £4047pp

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Tall and tan, and young and lovely-expect nothing else on Rio's gorgeous beaches, your launch pad to a South American adventure through vibrant capitals and the Inca heart of Peru.

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Grand Tour of South America

17 Nights - Lima (Peru) to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from £4095pp
  • 17 Nights - Lima (Peru) to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Fly Tour from £4095pp

This tour focuses on South America's cultural and natural highlights, revealing the continent's diversity, and passing from high Andean scenery down to the thundering Iguazú Falls. Stop in buzzing cities along the way including Bolivia’s capital of La Paz, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires in Argentina and the exotic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

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Chile, Argentina & Brazil

13 Nights - Argentina to Chile from £4099pp
  • 13 Nights - Argentina to Chile
  • Fly Tour from £4099pp

​​Chile's rippling vines, the cascading Iguaçú Falls spilling into Argentina and Brazil, the imposing statue of Christ in Rio and Buenos Aires' tango beats are just some of the iconic sights and sounds that make a tour of these three countries so desirable.

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Treasures of the Incas

11 Nights - Lima and Back from £4122pp
  • 11 Nights - Lima and Back
  • Tour Only from £4122pp

The mysterious world of the ancient Inca Empire pairs nicely with the flavours of a modern gastronomic powerhouse.

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Peru and Galapagos Islands

15 Nights - Cuzco (Peru) to Galapagos Islands from £4395pp
  • 15 Nights - Cuzco (Peru) to Galapagos Islands
  • Fly Tour from £4395pp

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This journey combines the ancient Inca sites of Peru with a cruise through the natural splendours of the Galapagos islands, bringing you into close contact with the islands’ unique biodiversity.

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Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland

7 Nights - Quito, Ecuador to Guayaquil, Ecuador from £4432pp
  • 7 Nights - Quito, Ecuador to Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Tour Only from £4432pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

Discover wildlife found nowhere else in the world with Tauck and BBC Earth! Find yourself face-to-face with fur seals and pups, weird-looking marine iguanas, birds with red or blue feet... on a Galápagos tour from Tauck Bridges that includes a four-night cruise aboard Santa Cruz II.

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Peru's Ancient Marvels Escorted Tour

14 Nights - Lima, Peru to Cusco from £4625pp
  • 14 Nights - Lima, Peru to Cusco
  • Tour Only from £4625pp

No single supplements for the first four solo places per departure date

This itinerary is perfect for those keen to unravel Peru’s rich history and culture. Delve into ancient citadels, Incan ruins, and splendid colonial architecture from Lima to the Sacred Valley

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Empire of the Incas

11 Nights - Lima, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia from £4802pp
  • 11 Nights - Lima, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia
  • Tour Only from £4802pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

A scenic rail journey to Machu Picchu's mysteries... visits to floating islands where time stands still... history in Lima, Cusco and La Paz... Peru's Paso horses, Pisco Sours, a shaman's blessing and more on Tauck's ultimate tours of Peru and Bolivia!

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Classic South America

10 Nights - Santiago (Chile) to Rio De Janeiro from £4929pp
  • 10 Nights - Santiago (Chile) to Rio De Janeiro
  • Tour Only from £4929pp

A continent rich in natural wonders, historic cities and imposing monuments, you've made it to South America. With imposing mountain ranges, ethereal waters and an exotic wildness, it is little surprise this enchanting part of the world is also known as the 'land of poets', its sweeping landscapes having influenced the works of Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral.

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Chile, Argentina & Rio Carnival

14 Nights - Argentina to Chile from £4999pp
  • 14 Nights - Argentina to Chile
  • Fly Tour from £4999pp

​​South America is a continent that beckons adventurers from far and wide with its infectious, sultry salsa rhythms, intriguing people, fascinating lifestyles, tree-lined city avenues and flamboyantly decorated towns. Chile's rippling vines, the cascading Iguaçú Falls that spill into Argentina and Brazil, the imposing statue of Christ in Rio and Buenos Aires' elegant streets are just some of the iconic sights that make an escapade to this trio of countries so desirable.

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Cruising the Galápagos Islands

8 Nights - Guayaquil, Ecuador and Back from £5172pp
  • 8 Nights - Guayaquil, Ecuador and Back
  • Tour Only from £5172pp

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Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth take you up-close to amazing wildlife such as blue-footed boobies, sea lions, iguanas, penguins and more as you explore the remote Galápagos Islands. Join expert naturalists on a 9-day trip featuring a 6-night Galápagos cruise aboard the expeditionary-style yacht Isabela II.

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Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

12 Nights - Quito to Guayaquil from £5399pp
  • 12 Nights - Quito to Guayaquil
  • Fly Tour from £5399pp

Where snow-capped volcanic peaks jostle with Amazonian jungle and rich heritage can be found even within the remote Andean highlands. This is Ecuador: compact yet completely captivating, and certainly one of South America’s most exciting and rewarding countries.

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Icons of South America

20 Nights - Lima to Rio De Janeiro from £5455pp
  • 20 Nights - Lima to Rio De Janeiro
  • Tour Only from £5455pp

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Bear witness to South America's iconic cities and landscapes as you journey to World Heritage Sites and unlock a diverse continent steeped in dynamic cultures and ancient Inca history.

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Chile - The Atacama to Patagonia

15 Nights - Chile and Back from £5589pp
  • 15 Nights - Chile and Back
  • Fly Tour from £5589pp

​​This full-on tour of Chile doesn't miss a thing! You'll journey into the Atacama Desert, cruise on sparkling lakes and lagoons, marvel at the towering Andes and dramatic volcanoes and see exceptional wildlife, from penguins to flamingos.

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Patagonia Tour

10 Nights - Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina from £5764pp
  • 10 Nights - Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Tour Only from £5764pp

Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

Join Tauck for an astonishing 11-day Patagonia travel adventure through the southern Andes mountains, one of the most beautiful places on Earth... past stunning fjords, glaciers, turquoise lakes, jagged, dramatic mountains valleys populated by exotic wildlife - with an opportunity to experience a slice of daily life in the Patagonian outback.

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Adventures in Chile Escorted Tour

9 Nights - Santiago, Chile to Calama from £6250pp
  • 9 Nights - Santiago, Chile to Calama
  • Tour Only from £6250pp

No single supplements for the first four solo places per departure date

This 10-day itinerary is perfect for intrepid travellers, who are fascinated by Chile’s poetic landscapes. It features the capital of Santiago, Patagonia’s enchanting wilderness, and the otherworldly Atacama Desert

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Essence of South America

13 Nights - Santiago, Chile to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from £6282pp
  • 13 Nights - Santiago, Chile to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Experience 14 days of the best of Chile, Argentina and Brazil, from multiple nights in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago to breathtaking Iguazú Falls or the snow-capped peaks and emerald waters of the Andes.

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Natural Wonders of Ecuador and Galapagos

14 Nights - Quito and Back from £6739pp
  • 14 Nights - Quito and Back
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​This holiday of a lifetime is a must for lovers of nature. Explore Ecuador's incredible cloud forest, before discovering remarkable landscapes and unique wildlife when you stay on three of the UNESCO-listed Galapagos Islands.

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Galápagos Wildlife Adventure Escorted Tour

9 Nights - Guayaquil, Ecuador and Back from £7360pp
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From family fun to in-depth observation, search for the unique species, which inhabit the Galápagos Islands. Uncover their habitats on boating excursions, guided hikes, and other exciting activities

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Peru and the Galápagos Islands

14 Nights - Lima, Peru to Guayaquil, Ecuador from £7762pp
  • 14 Nights - Lima, Peru to Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Earth Journeys - created by Tauck and BBC Earth. Explore Peru on travels that include the "Lost City" of Machu Picchu - and take a 6-night Galápagos cruise aboard an expeditionary ship to discover the unique wildlife of the Galápagos Archipelago.

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Premium Brazil, Argentina & Patagonia

14 Nights - Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires from £7995pp
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  • Fly Tour from £7995pp

Experience the allure of South America on a wonderful tour from vibrant Rio to Buenos Aires. From here, fly to Bariloche, in the heart of Patagonia, take a journey on the 'End of the World' Train, and visit the stunning natural phenomenon that is the Perito Moreno Glacier.

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Grand South America

21 Nights - Lima to Rio De Janeiro from £8681pp
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Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforests and Incan ruins treat you to a mystical world of natural beauty, vibrant civilizations, other-worldly relics and colonial towns. Savour the mouthwatering delights of local cuisines, including dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Rio de Janeiro and a selection of Peruvian delicacies at the esteemed Astrid y Gastón in Lima.

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Hidden Galápagos & Peru

15 Nights - Lima, Peru to Guayaquil, Ecuador from £9908pp
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Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... Join us on our newest Galápagos Islands vacation, a journey of cultural exploration and expeditionary discovery aboard Silversea's Silver Galapagos, from Incan citadels in the cloud forests of the Andes to the remote volcanic islands of the Galápagos Islands, home to bird and animal species that exist nowhere else in the world.

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Icons of South America & Patagonia

25 Nights - Lima to Santiago from £11445pp
  • 25 Nights - Lima to Santiago
  • Fly Tour from £11445pp

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Antarctica - A White Christmas

17 Nights - Antarctica and Back from £13399pp
  • 17 Nights - Antarctica and Back
  • Fly Tour from £13399pp

After beginning your adventure in Chile's capital, Santiago, you'll embark your ship for the cruise of a lifetime across Antarctica – the last continent virtually untouched by humans. You'll cross Drake Passage, sail amongst magnificent fjords and see spectacular wildlife.

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Iconic Wonders of Peru

13 Nights - Lima and Back from £2610pp
  • 13 Nights - Lima and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2610pp

Includes return flights from the UK. On this journey, you’ll experience a range of Peruvian destinations including Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Lima, the Sacred Valley and the stunning Peruvian Andes. And you’ll do so in premium style.

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Highlights of South America

21 Nights - Santiago to Lima from £4400pp
  • 21 Nights - Santiago to Lima
  • Fly Tour from £4400pp

Includes return flights from the UK. Take an exciting affordable Travelmarvel journey, to a land brimming with archaeological marvels, ancient history, vibrant cultures and spectacular scenery. Highlights include Rio, Iguassu Falls and Lake Titicaca.

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Icons of South America

18 Nights - Lima to Buenos Aires from £7645pp
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Voyage to Antarctica

14 Days - Buenos Aires and Back from £7699pp
  • 14 Days - Buenos Aires and Back
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Get up close to incredible numbers of penguins, seals and whales, stunning mountain scenery and gigantic icebergs on a trip of a lifetime to the Great White Continent. Aboard our strong, ice-class expedition vessel, the four-star MV Ocean Atlantic, we’ll get as close as possible to the dramatic coastline, full of rocky mountain peaks and immense glaciers breaking off into iceberg-filled bays and fjords.

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Land of Penguins and Icebergs

11 Nights - Ushuaia and Back from £8025pp
  • 11 Nights - Ushuaia and Back
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Slice through the icy waters of Drakes Passage to a vast wilderness that lies beyond the realm of man-an epic journey through the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

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Discover South America

South America is the ultimate adventure playground, combining breathtaking natural wonders and incredible Incan ruins, with lively cities, bursting with culture.

Escorted tours to South America wouldn’t be complete without visits to the contrasting cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city with a distinct European flavour. The opulent residential area of Recoleta is a stark contrast to the colourful streets of the La Boca neighbourhood with its tango artists.

North of Buenos Aires is lively Rio de Janeiro, overlooked by the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Music is the city’s lifeblood and its samba-fuelled nightlife remains popular with visitors from around the world. However, the city is more than just its music. It offers golden beaches, forested mountains and an array of outdoor adventures, from hiking to cycling and sailing.

South America is a land associated with the Incas. The Inca civilisation flourished in Peru between 1400 and 1533 CE, with the empire eventually extending further, becoming the largest in the world at the time. Machu Picchu is arguably the most iconic collection of Incan ruins. Nestled high in the Andes Mountains, it towers above the Urubamba River Valley and reveals some of the mysteries of the Inca Empire. The Temple of the Moon is housed in a shallow cave, while Puyupatamarca is renowned for its baths.

South America is packed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, including Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina, where hundreds of waterfalls thunder into pools below, all set against a backdrop of stunning national park. The Peruvian Amazon encompasses around 60% of Peru and is the fourth largest rainforest in the world, while the Atacama Desert in Chile is far from a desolate wilderness. It is bursting with life and the perfect setting for an array of sports, including mountain biking and sandboarding. Last but by no means least is breathtaking Lake Titicaca between Peru and Bolivia, and the UNESCO-listed Galapagos islands off the coast of Ecuador, a haven for a rich diversity of species.


Highlights of South America

  • Argentina

    Located in the Southeast of South America, Argentina stretches from the Southern Tropic towards the tip of Antarctica meaning it boasts an astonishingly diverse landscape with many outstanding natural wonders. For example, the spectacular Iguazu Falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world and one of Argentina’s most popular attractions, the Salinas Grandes is a vast salt plain now used for mining and the breath-taking Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia is one of the most famous glaciers in the world and is relatively rare as it is still growing despite global warming. Much like the landscapes, the wildlife is also diverse and ranges from penguins and flamingos to giant anteaters and whales.

    The tranquillity of Argentina’s natural wonderland is a world away from the country’s lively, dynamic cities. Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city, is a modern metropolis and a must-visit destination when touring South America. Buenos Aires is a city with a Latin passion and European touch; it is the home of the Tango, a famous, sensual dance that is still performed in endless venues around the city. Buenos Aires is an extremely fast-paced city with busy side-walk cafes, an abundance of streak houses, a vibrant street-art scene and an energetic nightlife. Other fascinating cities in Argentina include Córdoba, Salta, Mendoza and Bariloche which all have their own distinctive personalities.

  • Chile

    Chile is often recognised for its unusually narrow shape; the country clings to the edge of a continent and stretches from the driest desert on earth to vast southern glacial fields. Its wide-open natural landscapes rang from ancient, enchanted forests and pristine blue lakes to active volcanoes and dramatic fjords. Despite the efforts from humans to develop on these remarkable landscapes, Chile has managed to successfully guard its many treasures and is now home to some of the most unspoiled parts of our planet making it the best place to get in touch with nature.

    The openness of Chile’s natural environment is mirrored in the openness of the Chilean people. The locals have a relaxed, welcome attitude and are pleasant and kind towards tourists. Patagonians drink rounds of maté (tea) with their relatives and friends which is a ritual of relating and relaxing and is an integral part of their life. Santiago, Chile’s sophisticated capital city is a pleasure to explore with its countless museums, grand architecture, hillside parks and renovated arts scene. When visiting Santiago, there is nothing better than people-watching from a delightful sidewalk restaurant whilst enjoying a delicious glass of Chilean wine.

  • Brazil

    Brazil is a truly captivating country which has the perfect combination of glorious white-sand beaches, lush rainforests and thrilling metropolises. The cities are lively, the colonial towns burst with history and the unusual environment ranges from red-rock canyons and impressive waterfalls to beautiful coral-fringed islands. Brazil’s spectacular landscape makes the country a playground for adventure lovers who can enjoy kayaking in the Amazon, rock-climbing, whale-watching off the coast and surfing. Brazil’s varied eco-systems showcases a great collection of plant and animal species meaning the destination is great for wildlife-watching. Some of Brazil’s iconic species include toucans, howler monkeys, capybaras and pink dolphins.

    Brazil’s carefree culture is dominated by the love of music and each year Brazil’s most famous celebration, the annual Carnival, takes over for a number of weeks. The Carnival is held in Rio de Janeiro before lent and sees the people of Brazil dance, sing and party through the streets in dazzling costumes. More than 2 million people line the streets during this remarkable celebration including hundreds of thousands of tourists. Many additional festivals happen throughout the year in Brazil’s cities, particularly Rio and São Paulo, showcasing Brazil’s amazing diversity. The country also boasts a well-developed beach culture, a vibrant year-round nightlife and splendid regional cuisines.

  • Peru

    Peru’s rich heritage and wealth of ancient sites make it a fascinating country to explore. The biggest attraction is undoubtably the extraordinary Inca ruins of Machu Picchu which were hidden by nature for four centuries before being discovered in 1911. It is now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Another of Peru’s archaeological gems are the puzzling ‘Nasca Lines’, which are giant geoglyphs (figures or designs) that have been carved into the desert and can usually only be seen from the sky. It is estimated that these figures which include geometric patterns and distinct animal shapes, were begun in 400 BC. The site of the Nasca lines remains an unexplainable mystery to archaeologists.

    Peru also showcases an array of marvellous sites from the exquisite scenery of the Andes mountains and Lake Titicaca to the colonial cities of Arequipa and Cuzco. The country boasts the highest tropical mountain range in the world and one of the best-preserved areas of the Amazon rainforest which is home to incredible wildlife including jaguars, macaws and caimans. Peru is known as one of the world’s culinary hotspots and offers an amazingly delicious, yet complex cuisine of Spanish, African and Asian influence. There is a laidback, dynamic dining scene which ranges from street-food stalls to gourmet restaurants as well as a buzzing nightlife; particularly in Lima.

  • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

    A wonderful display of ancient and natural wonders has been squeezed into Ecuador, one of the smallest countries in South America. The charming colonial town of Cuenca and the capital of Quito are steeped in history with red-roofed colonial houses, flower-filled plazas and a number of cathedrals. Cotopaxi National Park, located on the Avenue of Volcanoes is home to the highest active volcano in the world and the tranquil Quilotoa crater lake. The Andean villages perfectly showcase the colourful local culture including the handcrafted textiles, delightful fresh-seafood dishes and sprawling markets.

    The famous Galapagos Islands are located 1,000 kilometres west of mainland Ecuador and are a magnet for wildlife lovers. These isolated, volcanic islands have a truly unique eco-system with many species that are not found anywhere else on Earth, including the giant tortoise and the marine iguana. This pristine wildlife haven is famous for inspiring Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution as it was here that Darwin noted that blue-footed boobies and finches were perfectly adapted to their environments.

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