South America highlights tour, Peru, Argentina & Brazil

This tailor made tour will have you dancing Tango in Buenos Aires, marvelling at Machu Picchu, walking the trails around Iguazu Falls and enjoying beachside fun in Rio de Janiero
Cuzco Chincheros Maras salt mines Moray Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Ruins Buenos Aires Iguazu Falls Rio de Janeiro
Price
US $3350ToUS $4480 excluding flights
Duration
13 Days
Countries
Argentina, Brazil, Peru
Type
Tailor made
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More info
Prices per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy.
Valid until April 2023 (not for Christmas-New Year).
Single rates are available on request, as well as upgrades.
Flights are not included in the price, but can also be arranged upon request.
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Description of South America highlights tour, Peru, Argentina & Brazil

Price information

US $3350ToUS $4480 excluding flights
Prices per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy.
Valid until April 2023 (not for Christmas-New Year).
Single rates are available on request, as well as upgrades.
Flights are not included in the price, but can also be arranged upon request.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Peru
The name 'Peru' conjures up images of jagged mountain peaks circled by rare condors, the mysterious Nazca lines, sacred Lake Titicaca and its Aymara-i...
Brazil
You’ll need to conquer this colossus in tiny chunks – choosing one or two of its vibrant cities, a couple of stretches of beach, the north...

Reviews

1 Reviews of South America highlights tour, Peru, Argentina & Brazil

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Reviewed on 15 Jan 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The places we visited were amazing

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Do not book travel with this operator, esp. during COVID: they provide no support/info for country requirements, they do not properly organize the required PCR tests despite multiple prompts and discussions (we almost missed entry in one of the countries as a result and had to put a lot of efforts ourselves to organize and push labs), they overcharge for activities but refund below fair market value in case of cancellations. All in all, horrible experience with the travel agent

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Places amazing - 5 stars, logistics and travel agent horrible - 1 star. Overall, 3 stars, even less due to the stress and issues with the operator

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Angela,
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. While we work hard to maintain our high standards, there were some inconveniences this time.

We would like to clarify that we offered to help you with the PCR test but you preferred to book it on-site, so the logistics were more complex. We have agreements with laboratories in all destinations and the tests are done in the hotel or in a nearby laboratory, and in that case, we include a transfer in the reservation. We even have an emergency line to provide 24/7 support to our travelers, as well as a member of our team dedicated to advising on PCR issues,
country requirements, and protocols. We tried to help you as much as we could and give you the best support. The tour you mention was canceled because the land border was not open and we made the corresponding refund.

We are happy to hear that the places you visited were wonderful for you as well. We assure you that we have taken your comments into consideration to improve our service, and we will be more firm in our recommendation about booking PCR tests in advance with us.

Best regards from our team.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

As a locally owned Argentine business, we strive to operate all of our tours in a responsible manner. We work with local tour operators, tour guides and properties to ensure that they understand the importance of protecting the environment as it is a finite resource that, if managed properly, can provide economic benefit to the local community.

We follow all local environmental laws and legislation, and work with local partners that minimally impact the natural surroundings to ensure that we protect the national parks and destinations that we visit for future generations.

National Park entrance fees are paid directly to the national parks by the clients to ensure that they directly support the parks´ maintenance and preservation.

During our trekking tours with overnight camping in a national park, local or wilderness site, we aim to minimize waste by using products with minimum packaging, leaving no litter behind, keeping all water sources clean and leave the camp sites cleaner than we found them. At the core of this effort is the desire to leave no trace behind and to minimize our impact on the beautiful lands that we visit.

We are working to keep our operations green and are utilizing web/e-communication to reduce paper consumption. We have taken the decision to no longer produce 75 page printed brochures and focus on web/e-communications. We utilize low energy lightbulbs in our offices, recycle paper/glass and try to minimize our water consumption. We also reduce our plastic bottle waste by providing refillable large water coolers. Additionally, we are constantly assessing our operations to see how we may partner with and support local communities, NGOs, wilderness areas, regional and national parks that we visit.

People

As an Argentine owned travel business, we understand the importance of supporting our local partners during both the good times and the bad times. By partnering with locally owned hotels, activity providers, guides, restaurants and properties over the years, we not only ensure a high level of quality and that our clients' needs are satisfied, but we also develop long term relationships with local business owners and help them plan and prepare for the busy and slow times of the year. And this also helps our clients to better experience the local culture.

We hire local guides and pay them a solid wage (which is generally higher than the local average). We also train our guides and cover the associated costs with the training program.

We prefer small, family run operations to ensure that we help sustain the community economy, and actively seek them out rather than using international chains. For example on this trip you will stay in local Estancia's, settled in Iberá area which are much more a family house than a hotel, allowing you to sample real home-cooked food.

We donate each month to the Argentine not-for-profit organization, “Por los Chicos” and our support benefits poor and vulnerable street children in Argentina.

In addition, we also share our ethos of cultural and environmental respect with our local partners. Be it a small hotel, mountain lodge, kayak or hiking guide/outfitter, we ensure that they work their best to incorporate environmental and culturally sensitive best practice in their operations, so as to benefit the diverse communities in which we operate.

On this trip in particular, we work closely with the El Chalten community and in our pre-departure materials (and on tour) we recommend local cafes, restaurants and shops to ensure that our clients support the local businesses. In addition, we hire certified and local Argentine mountain guides to ensure that those clients interested in guided hiking will have the best local leaders available.

We also work closely with our local, family owned partners in Ushuaia to ensure that we visit these pristine environments and are able to responsible observe the marine life.

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