“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus
So – you’re ready to indulge in a trip of a lifetime to South America, but you’re not quite sure how to plan your luxury vacation. Don’t fret! We have compiled a list of our Top 4 Luxury South American Tour Packages to make the decision of where to go a little bit easier for you.
This tour will reveal countless of natural splendors with several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your tour starts in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires where all five of your senses will be delighted within the first couple of days:
- SIGHT – Travel throughout the city to see European-style architecture for which Buenos Aires is known.
- SOUND – Enjoy a local tango show where you will hear traditional tango music performed by local musicians.
- TOUCH – Pose for a photograph in the famous tango stance with one of the tango dancers for a memorable keepsake to show your family and friends back home.
- TASTE – Enjoy a delectable 3-course meal including world famous Argentine beef.
- SMELL (and TASTE) – Take pleasure in a nice bottle of Argentine Malbec wine. Argentina is known for producing some of the most outstanding crops of Malbec. Malbec is fashioned as a light wine, fresh with a fruity fragrance, plum taste, and full of tannin.
This South America Deluxe tour includes the Iguassu Falls, the Atlantic Rainforest, the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador Bahia – one of the oldest cities in the Americas – to enjoy the cuisine, music and architecture.
Essence of Peru Special Edition
If you’re an adventure seeker, but want to travel in luxury, then our Essence of Peru trip is perfect for you! Here are a few of the highlights of this spectacular tour.
Ballestas Islands– Also known as Lima’s Little Galapagos. These small islands are near the town of Paracas on the south coast of Peru. Home of thousands of seabirds, sea lions and Humboldt penguins and keep your eyes open for playful dolphins in the surf.
Fly over the famous Nazca lines – these lines were etched into the desert floor thousands of years ago and are still visible today.
Travel by the luxury train Orient Express Andean Explorer through breathtaking landscapes while enjoying the amenities of this magnificent train. View the passing scenery while in the glass wall observation car.
Last, but not least, visit the mysterious city of Machu Picchu – one of the worlds best known archeological sites. Marvel at the craftsmanship of these ruins. This citadel of cut stone was put together without mortar so tightly that still today a knife blade cannot penetrate its cracks. Truly amazing!
If you like exploring bustling cities and nature, then this is the perfect itinerary for you:
Buenos Aires – known as the “Paris of the Americas” is a fascinating town with his diverse neighborhoods and amazing architecture. But the Tango is possibly Argentina’s greatest contribution to the outside world and an essential part of the Argentina experience.
Brazil – is the fifth largest country in the world – it has several major cities such as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (which we will visit during this tour). Perhaps there is no more spectacular waterfall on earth than the mighty Iguassu Falls. In 2011, the falls were announced as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. Our tour will take you to visit both sides of the falls – to see both perspectives of the falls.
Also visit the Atlantic Rainforest via the city of Curitiba– The Atlantic Forest harbors around 2,200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians – 5% of the vertebrates on Earth. This includes nearly 200 bird species found nowhere else, and 60% of all of Brazil’s threatened animal species call this forest home.
Our tour continues on to the bustling city of Sao Paulo – the world’s second largest city. Enjoy a day tour visiting well-known places of interest such as the Contemporary Art Museum, Basilica and Teatro Municipal.
We end our tour in beautiful Rio de Janeiro – visit the well-known Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as the well-known Christ the Redeemer statue found on Corcovado Mountain.
5-star Atacama Desert and Santiago Tour
Chile – If you are fascinated by lunar landscapes – make sure you visit the driest desert in the world – Chile’s Atacama Desert. This region is so desolate; it is often described as moon-like.
This tour starts in Santiago de Chile– a city nestled between mountains. Enjoy a scenic city tour thought the historic and modern centers of Santiago.
Wine – a trip to Chile would not be complete without a tour (or two or three) of its famous vineyards. Our tour we will visit the Concha y Toro, one of the most famous vineyards around the world located in the Maipo River Canyon and produces wines such as Don Melcor, Cabernet Sauvignon and Casillero del Diablo.
The highlight of this trip is to visit Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon). In the late afternoon, the sun begins to bring out the best of the valley. As the sun begins to sink, the shapes of the valley are suddenly bathed in shades of purple, pink and gold. It is truly an unforgettable experience.
The tour also brings us to the world’s largest salt lake: the Salar de Atacama. Rich in minerals, including borax and lithium. It is home to various species of flamingoes as well as many other birds. We also visit the Geysers of El Tatio. These Geysers are a must see in the early morning. The morning light glistening on the water and steam makes for an amazing experience. Don’t worry of not seeing one – as here there are approximately 40 geysers, thermal wells and fumaroles.
These are just a few of our favorite Luxury South American Tour Packages. If any, or all of these tours spark your interest, contact our Travel Consultants. We pride ourselves in delivering exceptional, inspiring experiences with the extra “wow” factor of traveling in luxury to remote locations in South America.