South America

  • Patagonia

    Patagonia

    The wilderness at the end of the earth
    Patagonia occupies a special place in travel lore: A wilderness of rock and ice, remote frontier communities and vast glacial landscapes...Read more
  • Argentina

    Argentina

    A seductive mix of tango, treks and history
    Argentina is a beguiling mix of modern cities and natural beauty...Read more
  • Tierra del Fuego

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  • Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires

    Argentina's alluring capital
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  • Mendoza

    Mendoza

    Nestled amongst the foothills of the Andes in Argentina’s Cuyo region, Mendoza’s 300,000+ hectares of vineyards are responsible for up to 80% of the country’s wine production, including the famed Malbec red wine...Read more
  • Iguazu Falls

    Where 'awesome' regains its meaning
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  • Iberá Wetlands

    Iberá Wetlands

    As the second largest wetland in the world, the ecosystem here is rich in diverse species, including howler monkeys, maned wolves, river otters, both of Argentina’s caiman species and the biggest rodents in the world, capybaras...Read more
  • Uco Valley

    Uco Valley

    Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, this valley produces some of Argentina’s best wines, with a superb depth of flavour...Read more
  • Puerto Madryn

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  • Bariloche

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  • El Calafate

    El Calafate

    The scenic town of El Calafate has many shops and eateries that offer products made from sweet Calafate berries, Patagonia’s famous fruit with many health benefits...Read more
  • El Chaltén

    El Chaltén

    El Chaltén is one of the most iconic granite monoliths in the world...Read more
  • Glaciers National Park

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  • Ushuaia

    Gateway to the Antarctic & South Atlantic
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  • Bolivia

    Bolivia

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  • Salar de Uyuni

    Salar de Uyuni

    The world's largest salt flats
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  • Brazil

    Brazil

    Samba rhythms and wild landscapes
    Home of the Amazon rainforest, samba and O Joga Bonito (the beautiful game – football), Brazil is one of the world’s most fascinating places, with travel experiences to match any adventurer’s needs...Read more
  • Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro

    Is there another city on earth that can match Rio's beauty? Mountain peaks, lush forests, beautiful beaches and playful inhabitants make Rio a must-see on any Brazilian itinerary...Read more
  • Paraty

    Paraty

    Paraty offers a mix of small-town colonial Brazil and excellent wildlife watching -- complete with beaches and a bay made for watching sunsets...Read more
  • Pantanal

    Pantanal

    The Pantanal offers some of South America's finest wildlife watching...Read more
  • Amazon

    Amazon

    The Amazon rainforest is the world's most important ecosystem...Read more
  • Iguazu Falls

    Iguazu Falls

    The mighty Iguazu Falls are actually a chain of 275 smaller waterfalls, forming an awe-inspiring semi-circle of water and noise...Read more
  • Chile

    Chile

    The land of extremes
    At over 4300km in length but only 170km wide, Chile is sandwiched between the lofty Andes and the Pacific Ocean...Read more
  • Atacama Desert

    Atacama Desert

    Explore otherworldly landscapes
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  • The Lakes District

    The Lakes District

    Glacial lakes framed by snowcapped volcanoes
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  • Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

    Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

    Mystical statues and glorious scenery
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  • Torres del Paine National Park

    Torres del Paine National Park

    Take a hike to one of the viewing points from which you can get a panoramic view of the towering granite peaks of Torres del Paine...Read more
  • Santiago

    Santiago

    Chile's cultural and culinary heart
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  • Elqui Valley

    Elqui Valley

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  • Puerto Natales

    Puerto Natales

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  • Colchagua Valley

    Colchagua Valley

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  • Chiloé Island

    Chiloé Island

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  • Valparaiso

    Valparaiso

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  • Aysén

    Aysén

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  • Valle Chacabuco

    Valle Chacabuco

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  • Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas

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  • Cape Horn

    Cape Horn

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  • Colombia

    Colombia

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  • Ecuador

    Ecuador

    Where nature and history meet
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  • The Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos Islands

    The islands that changed the world
    For such a tiny smattering of islands flung far into the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos archipelago has had an outsized impact on humanity and our understanding of ourselves...Read more
  • Isabela Island

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  • Bartolomé Island

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  • Urbina Bay

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  • Santa Cruz

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  • Genovesa Island

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  • Darwin Island

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  • Española Island

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  • Quito

    Quito

    Ecuador's mountain capital
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  • The Amazon Basin

    The Amazon Basin

    Mind-boggling biodiversity
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  • Cuenca

    Cuenca

    Charming city with a laid-back pace
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  • Cotopaxi National Park

    Cotopaxi National Park

    Stunning volcanic landscapes
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  • Falkland Islands

    Falkland Islands

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  • Peru

    Peru

    Hidden treasures for those that look
    Mention Peru to most and their first response will almost certainly be: Machu Picchu! For better or worse the famed citadel has become virtually synonymous with its host nation...Read more
  • Lima

    Lima

    Peru's unfairly overlooked capital
    Peru's sprawling capital city is often overlooked by time-poor visitors en route to more photogenic locations, but dwell a while and you'll find a complex city with onionskin layers of history and excellent museums, a proud contemporary culture, genuinely diverse neighbourhoods, and a world-leading food scene...Read more
  • Cusco

    Cusco

    Capital of the Inca
    Seat of the Inca Empire, Cusco is the epicentre for Peru's tourism industry, drawing millions of visitors en route to Machu Picchu and adventures in the Sacred Valley...Read more
  • Sacred Valley

    Sacred Valley

    Peru's spiritual heartland
    As the Urubamba River descends from Cusco, eventually connecting with tributaries of the mighty Amazon, it has carved out a sweep of valley whose beauty defies imagination...Read more
  • Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu

    Peru's archaeological rock star
    If you're coming to Peru you'll almost certainly visit the ruins that have come to define the entire country...Read more
  • Arequipa

    Arequipa

    Peru's elegant White City
    Peru's second city is an elegant, refined counterweight to Lima's unbridled freneticism...Read more
  • Colca Canyon

    Colca Canyon

    Flight of the condor
    Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon but a fraction of the width, the Colca Canyon cuts a dramatic scar across Peru's southern Andes...Read more
  • Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca

    Shimmering heart of the Andean universe
    A tranquil expanse of turquoise water seemingly at the roof of the world, Lake Titicaca was revered as the birthplace of Peru's original civilisations and the centre of the indigenous cosmos...Read more
  • Puerto Maldonado

    Puerto Maldonado

    Accessible Amazonian adventures
    Puerto Maldonado, in Peru's southern Amazon, is the most accessible entrance to the jungle...Read more
  • Iquitos

    Iquitos

    The jungle city
    Famous for being accessible only by air or boat, Iquitos lies in Peru's distant north-eastern Amazon with a distinct frontier vibe to match...Read more
  • Chavín de Huántar

    Chavín de Huántar

    "Birthplace of South American culture”
    If you have an interest in Andean civilisation, Chavín de Huántar is vastly more significant than the famed Machu Picchu, but with a fraction of the crowds...Read more
  • Choquequirao

    Choquequirao

    Machu Picchu without the crowds (for now)
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  • Trujillo

    Northern historical heartlands
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  • Chiclayo

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  • Chachapoyas & Kuelap

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  • Huaraz

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  • Arica

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  • Manú National Park

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  • Choquechaca

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  • South Georgia

    South Georgia

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Classic Peru & Machu Picchu

The classic route to Peru's most popular highlights
Approx. 6 days
Lima (1 days) → Cusco (2) → Sacred Valley (1) → Machu Picchu (1) → Lima (1)
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Machu Picchu & Amazon Cruise

Small-ship luxury cruise with Machu Picchu
Approx. 9 days
Lima (1 days) → Iquitos (3) → Cusco (2) → Sacred Valley (1) → Machu Picchu (1) → Lima (1)
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Machu Picchu & Amazon Lodge

See Peru from rainforest eco-lodge to mountain empires
Approx. 9 days
Lima (1 days) → Puerto Maldonado (3) → Cusco (2) → Sacred Valley (1) → Machu Picchu (1) → Lima (1)
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Highlights of Peru

A grand tour of Peru's mountain civilisation
Approx. 12 days
Lima (1 days) → Arequipa (2) → Colca Canyon (1) → Lake Titicaca (2) → Cusco (2) → Sacred Valley (1) → Machu Picchu (1) → Lima (1)
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Qhapaq Ñan Trek to Huanuco Pampa

Explore Peru's grand route of the Incas
Approx. 12 days
Lima (1 days) → Cusco (1) → Sacred Valley (1) → Machu Picchu (1) → Cusco (1) → Huaraz (5) → Huaraz (1) → Lima (1)
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Active Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Trek

Explore Peru's grand route of the Incas
Approx. 8 days
Lima (1 days) → Sacred Valley (1) → Sacred Valley (1) → Choquechaca (1) → Machu Picchu (1) → Machu Picchu (1) → Cusco (1) → Lima (1)
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Classic Antarctica

Ushuaia | Drake Passage | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland
Approx. 11 days
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Patagonia Fjords, Antarctica & Falklands

Punta Arenas | Cape Horn | Drake Passage | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland | Falkland Islands
Approx. 18 days
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands

Puerto Madryn | Falkland Islands | South Georgia | South Shetland Islands | Antarctic Peninsula | Ushuaia
Approx. 20 days
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Chile to Antarctic Cruise

Santiago | Punta Arenas | Drake Passage | Cape Horn | Torres del Paine | Puerto Edén | Castro | Valparaiso
Approx. 11 days
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Argentina & Chile Explorer

Buenos Aires | Calafate | Perito Moreno Glacier | Torres del Paine | Puerto Varas | Bariloche
Approx. 10 days
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Chile Top to Tail

Santiago | Atacama Desert | Puerto Varas | Chiloé | Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine
Approx. 13 days
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Chile Fjord Cruise

Santiago | Atacama | Lakes District | Puerto Natales | Tierra del Fuego | Cape Horn | Ushuaia
Approx. 13 days
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Classic Chile

Santiago | Torres del Paine | Puerto Varas | Chiloé | Atacama Desert | Valparaiso | Winery Tour
Approx. 14 days
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Chile & Argentina Wine Route

Santiago | Maipo Valley winery | Santa Rita vineyard | Mendoza | Luján de Cuyo wineries
Approx. 6 days
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A Taste of Brazil

A short trip to Brazil’s top highlights
Approx. 6 days
Rio de Janeiro (3 days) → Pantanal (3)
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Amazon & Iguazu Adventure

The classic route to Brazil’s most popular spots
Approx. 9 days
Amazon (4 days) → Rio de Janeiro (3) → Iguazu Falls (2)
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Paraty, Rio & Pantanal Trail

Explore the highlights of Brazil
Approx. 10 days
Rio de Janeiro (3 days) → Paraty (3) → Pantanal (3)
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Iguazu Falls & Andean Highlights

A grand tour of Peru and Brazil
Approx. 15 days
Lima (1 days) → Puerto Maldonado (3) → Sacred Valley (2) → Machu Picchu (1) → Cusco (2) → Iguazu Falls (2) → Rio de Janeiro (3)
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