Contrasts of South America Overview

Travel from the city sights of Lima through to the vibrant beat of Rio via Machu Picchu, the Amazon Jungle, Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls on this in-depth sojourn through South America.

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      USD $3,905
      CAD $4,156
      AUD $4,318
      EUR €3,004
      GBP £2,584
      NZD $5,117
      ZAR R39,304
      CHF FR3,701
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Discover the delights of South America in Peru, Argentina and Brazil

There are many sides to South America, from the energy of the cities, the beauty of the lansdcapes and the spirit of its people. Discover it all on this trip that winds through the Inca heartlands and jungles of Peru, the enigmatic cities and natural wonders of Argentina and the dynamism of Brazil's vivacious Rio. See animals, meet locals, traverse trails and marvel at all the contrasts of this very special corner of the world.

  • Trek the awe-inspiring Inca Trail
  • Become immersed in local culture in Peru's Sacred Valley
  • Delve into the exotic depths of the Amazon Jungle
  • Discover the rhythms of Rio
  • Check out Buenos Aires' eclectic neigbourhoods
  • Admire stunning Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Lima, Peru
  • Finish:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    18 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts), Hotel (11 nts), Ranchstay (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Canoe, Minibus, Plane, Private minibus, Train
  • Included activities:

    2-Night Peru Amazon Adventure, 4 or 3 days trek and Machu Picchu guided tour, Buenos Aires - Leader led walking tour, Coca Museum, Guarani community visit, Iguazu Falls - Argentinian side visit, Iguazu Falls Entrance - Brazil, Leader-led walking tour, Sacred Valley and local community visit, Wildlife watching boat trip, Wildlife watching walk

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    788kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    The international flight from Lima to Buenos Aires on day 12 of this itinerary is not included in the price of the trip and you must purchase it separately. This trip is a combination of the following 2 trips: Inca Trail & Amazaon (GGSEC) and Argentina & Brazil Explorer (GSST) Please look at these trip individually if the Contrasts of South America doesn't show departure date match to suite your travel plans., Please note that since the production of this trip the wetlands home stay has changed to a family owned lodge.

  • Total price from

    USD $3,905
    CAD $4,156
    AUD $4,318
    EUR €3,004
    GBP £2,584
    NZD $5,117
    ZAR R39,304
    CHF FR3,701
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  • Per day from:

    USD $205
    CAD $218
    AUD $227
    EUR €158
    GBP £136
    NZD $269
    ZAR R2,068
    CHF FR194
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Day 1 Lima

Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.

Day 2 Cuzco

Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.

Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

The Sacred Valley was once the heartland of the Inca Empire and now contains picturesque villages and impressive archeological sites. Located in the Urubamba Valley, the city of Ollantaytambo is an incredible archeological site and the starting point of the classic Inca Trail trek.

Days 4-8 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Winding around mountains, through valleys and up steep slopes, the iconic Inca Trail is a series of beautiful vistas and challenging hikes all the way to Machu Picchu. Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti.

Days 9-10 Amazon Jungle

A small city sitting on the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers, Puerto Maldonado is the gateway for trips into Peru's incredible Amazon Jungle.

Day 11 Lima

Founded in 1535, Lima still has a wealth of colonial buildings and grandiose churches, plus there are many interesting museums and great restaurants to enjoy.

Days 12-13 Buenos Aires

Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.

Days 14-15 Ibera wetlands

Winding through the Corrientes province of Argentina, the Ibera Wetlands are the second largest wetlands in the world and are a haven for some of the region's most unique animals.

Days 16-17 Iguazu falls

An Argentinean town close to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu is a relaxed, friendly place to rest after a day enjoying the splendour of the falls.

Days 18-19 Rio de Janeiro

Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,905
      CAD $4,156
      AUD $4,318
      EUR €3,004
      GBP £2,584
      NZD $5,117
      ZAR R39,304
      CHF FR3,701
      *
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