Last updated on April 13th, 2018 at 12:42 pm
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine
South America is really vast and offers a lot of different landscapes, cultures and wildlife that have to be seen. From mysterious places such as Machu Picchu and the Easter Island to the metropolitan cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires through the beautiful natural wonders of the Amazon Rainforest and Iguazu Falls, South America is full of highlights. In order to see the most of it, you should plan to visit different countries during your South America tour. Discover 5 Great Multi-Country Tours in South America to see its most famous sights.
#1. Brazil & Argentina Multi-Country Tours:
Brazil and Argentina are South America largest countries and there are a lot of things to see in both of them. Plus, they are really easy to combine thanks to their shared border and the Iguazu Falls. We have different Brazil and Argentina Multi-Country tours such as the Tango, Samba & Waterfalls Tour, the Tango, Candombe & Samba Tour if you want to also include Uruguay, and one of our most complete Multi-Country tours in South America, The South America Deluxe Tour.
The South America Deluxe Tour:
This multi-country tour will lead you to the capital of Tango, Buenos Aires, with its European-style architecture and culture. At night, enjoy a nice dinner and a tango show. Afterwards, transfer to Puerto Iguazu and the Iguazu Falls where the sight of the devil’s throat will take your breath away. Visit also the Iguazu National Park to have a closer look to its amazing wildlife. Then enjoy a train ride through the Atlantic Rainforest before heading to the cosmopolitan city of São Paulo. Of course, a trip to Brazil is never complete without visiting the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro and climbing on top of the Corcovado Mountain to meet Christ the Redeemer. End this tour in Salvador da Bahia, the most African cities in America and visit its beautiful historic center and enjoy a dancing show that includes among others, some Capoeira and samba.
This 12-day tour can be extended to 21 days if you add a pre-extension with a Machu Picchu Tour and a post-extension with a 3-night stay in a lodge in the Amazon Rainforest.
#2. Peru & Bolivia Multi-Country Tours:
If you want to learn more about the Incas, you should take a Peru and Bolivia Multi-Country Tour where you’ll visit ruins from the Incas and pre-Incas cultures. As they share a border with Lake Titicaca, it is really easy to travel from one country to the other. The best way to visit both countries will be to take the Travels of the Inca Tour. You can also combine Peru and Bolivia with Brazil in our From the Lost City to the Cidade Maravilhosa Tour.
Travels of the Inca Tour:
With this tour, follow the footstep of the Incas from Lima to La Paz, through Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Start this 10-day tour with a Lima city tour to discover its history and beautiful architecture. Then head to Cusco to visit the city and the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay and Qenqo. Afterwards, take a Sacred Valley tour and train ride before heading to Machu Picchu. Visit this beautiful city in the cloud and discover its stunning architecture. Afterwards you can relax in Aguas Calientes and enjoy a scenic train ride to Puno and Lake Titicaca. There take a cruise on the lake to discover the floating Islands of Uros and the Isla del Sol. After, visit the wonderful pre-Inca ruins of Tiahuanaco. End this tour in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia with the visit of the city and a tour of its surroundings such as the Moon Valley.
#3. Chile, Uruguay & Argentina Multi-Country Tours:
South America is not only famous for its beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife, but also for its very good wines. So if you want to taste some of South America’s best wines you should take a Chile, Uruguay and Argentina Multi-Country Tour. They are really easy to combine as they are not far away – you cross the Andes to travel from Chile to Argentina, and Uruguay share a border with Argentina. If you want to take only a Chile & Argentina Tour, then you should opt for the Chile, Andes, and Buenos Aires Tour or the Waters of Patagonia Cruise as Chile & Argentina share Patagonia.
The South America Wine Tour:
If you want to discover and taste some great wines while visiting some highlights of South America, then this tour is made for you. Start this 10-day tour, in Santiago and visit the city as well as one of the best Chilean vineyards, Concho & Toro. Then cross the Andes to go to beautiful region of Mendoza and spend your day tasting and learning more about wines with an oenologist. Afterwards visit the city and enjoy beautiful panoramic view of the vines in front of the Andes. Then travel to Uruguay and its UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento and visit this beautiful city while tasting some more wines. End this tour with the visit of the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires and enjoy a special tango evening with a dinner and a show. You can also add more days to visit the stunning Iguazu Falls.
#4. Chile & Peru Multi-Country Tours:
Chile and Peru both shared some amazing and mysterious places. By combining both countries during your trip to South America, you will be amazed by some great architecture and cultures that will leave you speechless. The Easter Island is lost in the Pacific ocean but you can fly to and from Santiago de Chile as well as Lima in Peru so that is a way to combine both country during your South America tour.
Easter Island and Machu Picchu Tour:
Discover two of the most mysterious wonders in the world: Machu Picchu and the Easter Island. Start this 11-day tour in Santiago de Chile and see the contrast of historic and modern buildings. Then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaiso and continue to the beach of Vina del Mar. Taste some of Chile’s best wines before flying to the Easter Island to discover the Moai statues in various sizes and stages of completion. Enjoy also breathtaking panoramic views from the extinct volcano of Rano Kau. Finish your stay on the island with the visit of Ana Kai Tangata cave and admire drawings representing the Birdman cult. Then, travel to Peru and its capital Lima before heading to Cusco and the Sacred Valley that will lead you to Machu Picchu and its amazing stone architecture.
#5. Peru & Ecuador Multi-Country Tours:
There are many multi-country tours in South America, but Peru and Ecuador make one of the best and easiest combinations. As Peru and Ecuador share a border, the travel distance is not that long at the scale of South America. By combining both countries you will see some beautiful landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. You will also get to learn more about past cultures such as the Incas as well as present culture really far from our modern habits. The best way to visit both countries is to take the From Peru to Ecuador Tour.
From Peru to Ecuador Tour:
Take this 12-day multi-country tour and visit the best of Peru and Ecuador. Start your journey in Peru with the visit of Lima, Cusco and of course the mysterious Machu Picchu. Then travel to Ecuador and its capital Quito and visit its historic center and its multi-ethnic cultural heritage. Afterwards visit some community that have not been affected by the urgency of modern life such as Magdalena. Then visit the Otavalo market, one of the most popular market in Ecuador where you will find incredible handicraft items and continue to the Afro-ecuadorian community of Salinas. End this amazing tour with a 4-day cruise in the Galapagos Islands where you will see some great wildlife such as iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds. Relax while enjoying the beautiful landscapes made of volcanoes and sea or swim and snorkel in the warm clear waters tropical fish, sea lions, sea turtles and other marine wildlife.
Of course these are only 5 examples of multi-country tours in South America and you can find more on our website and you can always customize your very own multi-country tour in South America.