Highlights of South America tour

“A ten day, tailor made tour of Peru and Brazil seeing some of their most stunning natural and cultural highlights. With flights between both countries. Starting in Lima, ending in Rio. ”


Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley | Aguas Calientes | Ollantaytambo | Train to Machu Picchu | Iguazu Falls from Argentinian and Brazil sides | Rio de Janeiro

Description of Highlights of South America tour

This highlights of South America tour really does cover the highlights, with a capital H. Starting in Lima and ending in Rio de Janiero, this tailor made ten day tour takes you to three World Wonders: Machu Picchu in Peru, Iguazu Falls in Brazil (and Argentina), and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

Using domestic flights to access Cusco for Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro, and using driver guides to help you get around some of these spectacular places, you cover a lot of gorgeous ground in ten days.

Bring your adventure around South America’s ancient, natural and modern wonders to a dramatic close in Rio de Janeiro, with some chill out beach time in this inimitable city.

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Departure information

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

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Highlights of South America tour


It is incredibly important to us to sustain the environment on the trips that we do to these countries. For example at Machu Picchu in Peru, we work with Inkaterra who have been working for 40 years to protect the environment and local communities through various initiatives including the creation of reserves, education on sustainable fishing and biodiversity monitoring. Every guest at Inkaterra has a 100% Carbon Neutral hotel stay.

We encourage people to travel overland where possible (a fantastic experience in itself in South America for the views and sense of space you get)
We urge clients to focus their trip on a few places rather than trying to connect many destinations by flights.

Some of our suppliers have foundations or projects that benefit from the hotel/cruise boat or lodge that they operate and we prefer to use these where possible. We explain this to our clients and indeed it can be used as a big selling point throughout the trip planning process.


We actively support community based projects. For every Peru booking we will donate £10 to the Living Heart Foundation who have several excellent projects that reach out to the remote Andean regions where children often have poor nutrition and education. They have a café in the town of Ollantaytambo which is a stopping off point for Machu Picchu. We encourage our clients to go there for a coffee or to buy some of the locally produced textiles that this region is famous for.

When creating our tailormade trips we always try to feature hotels or lodges that have a social or environmental project attached to them. For example Hotel Sol y Luna in Peru has its own foundation which helps children in the local area by giving them a chance of an “education, good health, happiness and a brighter future”.

We also work with a small company who take clients off the beaten track in Lima called Pax on Board. Clients can visit a fishing village with a local guide and learn about how important this industry is to the local economy. They eat lunch in a local restaurant. This is always done on a private basis and so usually our clients are the only tourists there.

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