First Time to South America
This popular 2½-week itinerary takes you across South America, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, combining Rio de Janeiro and the Iguassu Falls with Machu Picchu and the wonders of Peru.
Highlights: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls – Lima – Cuzco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu.
Further Information: Please call our team of travel specialists to discuss the range of hotels from boutique lodges, de luxe hideaways and five star properties to three star standard hotels. We will book transatlantic flights in first class, business or economy according to your needs together with internal flights and all local transportation.
We can extend this itinerary to include a trip into the Amazon rainforest, a wildlife cruise to the Galapagos Islands, the train journey through the Andes up to Lake Titicaca or to include the Nazca Lines in the desert south of Lima.
This two-week tailor-made itinerary provides a superb introduction to Peru and is ideal for the first-time traveller to Latin America. We can adapt it to include the Inca Trail, the Nazca Lines, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon or perhaps an extension to La Paz and the Salt Flats in Bolivia.
Highlights: Lima – Amazon Rainforest – Cuzco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca
With a fine colonial heritage, Andean Markets and unspoiled Amazon rainforest a trip to Ecuador has all the ingredients to give you a flavour of South America, but a week in the Galapagos Islands will bring you literally face to face with some of the planet’s most remarkable wildlife.
Highlights: Quito – Amazon Rainforest – Galapagos Islands
This suggested itinerary combines the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro with the impressive Iguazu waterfalls before travelling into the heart of the mighty Amazon River. After a couple of days in Salvador the journey ends with a few days on the beach.
Highlights: Rio de Janeiro – Iguazu Falls – Amazon Rainforest – Salvador – Beach
Colombia has emerged as a friendly, exciting and unspoiled destination for travellers to South America, offering stunning scenery, beautifully preserved colonial cities, a wonderful coastline and impressive national parks teeming with wildlife.
Highlights: Bogota – Villa de Leiva – Cartagena – Islands.
Chile stretches from the extraordinary landscapes of the Atacama Desert in the North to the dramatic glaciers and granite towers of Patagonia in the South. Our suggested itinerary combines these extremes of Chile with a few days in Santiago.
Highlights: Santiago – Atacama Desert – Torres del Paine Highlights: Santiago – Atacama Desert – Torres del Paine
This two-week itinerary provides a superb introduction to Argentina, combining the glaciers and dramatic scenery of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego with Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls. Please contact us for extensions into Chile, Uruguay and Brazil.
Highlights: Buenos Aires – Upsala and Oneli Glaciers – Perito Moreno – Tierra del Fuego – Iguazu Falls
Although usually thought of as the ‘Tibet of the Americas’ two-thirds of land-locked Bolivia in fact lies within the Amazon basin. Our suggested itinerary combines La Paz and Lake Titicaca with a trip to the jungle and to the Uyuni Salt Flats, a staggering 10,000 square kilometres of salt.
Highlights: La Paz – Lake Titicaca – Amazon rainforest – Uyuni Salt Flats
Soaring table-top mountains, dramatic waterfalls, fertile deltas and tropical rainforest are just some of the attractions of Venezuela. Add in the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and a few days on a beach at Los Roques and you have all the makings of a fantastic holiday.
Highlights: Caracas – Merida and the Andes – Angel Falls – Island Beaches
This classic combination takes in Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. The itinerary includes a few days in Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Quito as well as a week’s wildlife cruise of the Galapagos archipelago .
Highlights: Cuzco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu – Quito – Galapagos Islands
A perfect introduction to Argentina and Brazil. This short itinerary combines Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro with the wonderful Iguazu Falls and can be reversed according to preference. Please call us to discuss extensions.
Highlights: Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls – Rio de Janeiro
This three week itinerary is one of our most popular combining Machu Picchu with the extraordinary Uyuni Salt Flats and the fantastic scenery of the Atacama Desert. We offer a range of accommodation to suit most budgets as well as extensions to Easter Island, the Chilean fjords, Patagonia, the Falklands and Antarctica.
Highlights: Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca – La Paz – Uyuni Salt Flats – Atacama Desert
This three-week itinerary from the Pacific to the Atlantic includes the highlights of the Inca Empire in Peru and travels across Lake Titicaca into Bolivia before taking in the Iguazu Falls on the way to Rio de Janeiro. We call it a South American Experience.
Highlights: Cuzco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca – Buenos Aires – La Paz – Iguazu Falls – Rio de Janeiro
The pristine ice wilderness of Antarctica is an unforgettable destination, teeming with an abundance of wildlife and dramatic sights. A journey of great discovery via Buenos Aires and Ushuaia. Specialist guides and full board during your expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula.
Highlights: Buenos Aires – Tierra del Fuego – Antarctic Peninsula
This itinerary provides a short introduction to the Falkland Islands, giving travellers an insight into the history and way of life of the islanders and fantastic opportunities for wildlife spotting. Please contact us about cruises which combine the Falkland Islands with Antarctica.
Highlights: Mount Pleasant – Port Howard – Sea Lion Island – Stanley
Lesser-known Uruguay is just waiting to be discovered. Our two week tour gives a great insight into the country, combining colonial roots with wonderful ranches and an impressive coastline. The trip includes a visit to one of Uruguay’s vineyards, the penguin colony at Cabo Colonia and a stay at an estancia before ending up with a few days relaxation in Jose Ignacio.
Highlights: Montevideo – Cabo Colonia – Santa Teresa National Park – San Pedro de Timote – Jose Ignacio
Paraguay is a country of immense charm and character with friendly, engaging people and a fascinating history. Our two week itinerary includes wildlife spotting in the Chaco, a visit to a Mennonite community, Jesuit missions, the little known Monday Falls and the Itaipu Dam which makes Paraguay the world’s greatest exporter of hydro-electricity.
Highlights: Asuncion – Chaco – Filadelfia – Encarnacion – Trinidad – Monday Falls – Itaipu Dam
English-speaking Guyana is quirky, unusual and friendly with fantastic wildlife, rainforest and waterfalls. Where else in South America can you find a passion for cricket, rum and steel drums? This two-week adventure particularly appears to travellers who are keen to get right off the beaten track.
Highlights: Georgetown – Kaieteur Falls – Guiana Shield -Iwokrama Canopy Walkway Burro Burro – Rupununi
Central America has something for everyone: colonial heritage, ancient cultures, wildlife, colourful markets, and wonderful scenery with lakes, volcanoes, rainforest and beaches. Our partners at Central America Revealed will be delighted to book holidays for you to Central America or further afield to Cuba or Mexico.
Central America Revealed: Belize – Costa Rica – Guatemala – Honduras – Panama – Nicaragua – El Salvador
South America Revealed
We book the full range of accommodation from remote luxury boutique properties, to four star hotels and lodges and to value-for-money three star hotel properties.
In addition to tailor-made itineraries to Mexico, Cuba, Central and South America we also book wildlife cruises to the Galapagos Islands and itineraries to Antarctica some of which include the Falklands Islands and South Georgia. We will book internal travel from local flights to trains, buses and private transfers depending on where you are going and what you are doing.
Good value, trouble-free, tailor-made tours throughout Latin America from a small team of specialists, all of whom have travelled extensively and are passionate about the region.
South America Revealed is part of the Revealed Travel group, owned by Mercator Enterprises Ltd.
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