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Prepare to be surprised by our collection of Central & South America tour packages that explore the best that Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Argentina have to offer.

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Central & South America Tours and Vacations by Country

Are you excited for an adventure of a lifetime? Plan your journey and immerse yourself in the magic of Central and South America. Our Latin America tours offer a plethora of experiences ranging from the marvel of Machu Picchu to the vibrant culture of Rio de Janeiro. There's something for everyone, whether you want to explore the rainforests of Costa Rica, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, or stand in awe of the remarkable Iguassu Falls in Brazil.

Our experienced Travel Directors and Local Specialists provide insider knowledge and ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Don't wait any longer to start planning your dream trip. Let us help you create the perfect itinerary that fits your interests and budget. Book now and get ready to experience the wonders of Central and South America like never before!

Costa Rica

Costa Rica, often referred to as the "Rich Coast," is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Visit the vibrant capital city of San José to immerse yourself in the country's rich culture and explore historic neighborhoods. Go on an eco-adventure to Monteverde, a cloud forest reserve surrounded by mist. Traverse hanging bridges amidst an emerald canopy and keep an eye out for resplendent quetzal, three-wattled bellbird, hummingbirds, toucans, howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, three-toed sloths, agoutis, coatis, and kinkajous. Tortuguero National Park is also known for its diverse wildlife, including nesting sea turtles such as green turtles and leatherback turtles along its beaches. The park hosts a variety of other species, including howler monkeys, jaguars, manatees, and a wide array of bird species in its tropical rainforest and waterways. Relax in natural hot springs or hike through lava fields in the shadow of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Head to Guanacaste for pristine beaches and the vibrant culture of coastal towns such as Tamarindo.


Peru offers a journey through time, from ancient civilizations to modern vitality, all set against stunning landscapes. Lima, the capital of Peru, is a treasure trove of history and culture. Discover its colonial architecture, vibrant culinary scene, and archaeological wonders like the Huaca Pucllana. Venture into the heart of the Andes to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Its cobblestone streets and historic sites, such as Coricancha and the Sacsayhuaman fortress, provide a glimpse into ancient Incan glory. Journey through the Sacred Valley, where archaeological marvels like Ollantaytambo and Pisac unveil the secrets of the Incas. In the Footsteps of the Incas, explore Machu Picchu, the enigmatic Incan citadel is perched amidst breathtaking mountain scenery and Lake Titicaca, where the indigenous culture of the Uros people shines is the highest navigable lake in the world.

The Amazon Rainforest is a sprawling natural wonder that is a must-visit destination. Explore the enchanting wonders of the Peruvian Rainforest, a breathtaking tapestry of biodiversity nestled along the Yanayacu-Pucate, Marañón, and Samiria Rivers. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the Nauta Caño, an integral part of the Amazonian Natural Park, where the lush rainforest comes alive with the rhythmic melodies of exotic birds and the gentle flow of pristine waters.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of nature, navigating the Ucayali and Pacaya Rivers, where the serenity of the surroundings is mirrored by the vibrant life that thrives beneath the emerald canopy. Follow the meandering course of the Tapiche River, a hidden gem weaving through the verdant landscape, revealing the secrets of the Peruvian Amazon.

Whether you're looking for cultural richness, lush wilderness, or serene beach escapes, going on a Costa Rica tour is a fantastic idea.


Argentina is a land of astonishing diversity, offering travelers a spectrum of awe-inspiring sites. Visit Buenos Aires, the country's vibrant capital, to immerse yourself in its European-style elegance, explore historic neighborhoods like San Telmo, savor succulent steaks in traditional parrillas, and feel the rhythm of the tango in the city's milongas. Los Glaciares National Park is home to the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier, a colossal ice formation that thunders as it calves into Lake Argentino. Don't miss exploring Tierra del Fuego National Park, an untamed realm of mountains, forests, and fjords seemingly at the world's end. Experience the raw power and beauty of Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder shared with Brazil. Its thundering cascades and lush rainforests create an unforgettable spectacle.


Brazil is a diverse and expansive country that offers unforgettable travel experiences. Rio de Janeiro, the city of samba, sun, and smiles, is an excellent place to start your adventure. Witness the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain, soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach, and experience the vibrant energy in the city home to the famous Carnival.


Explore the wonders of Chile, a country of unparalleled natural beauty and cultural richness. From the rugged landscapes of Patagonia in the south, Chile offers a wealth of captivating sites to discover. Journey to Torres del Paine National Park, home to awe-inspiring granite spires and crystal-clear lakes, and embark on an unforgettable adventure through this breathtaking wilderness.

Frequently Asked Questions About Central & South America Guided Tours

  • What are the advantages of taking a guided tour in Central & South America?
    Guided tours offer convenience, local expertise, safety, and well-organized itineraries. Our guests enjoy a more in-depth experience with knowledgeable Travel Directors and local specialists, and logistical details like transportation and accommodation taken care of.
  • What is the best time of year to tour Central & South America?
    The best time to tour Central and South America largely depends on the specific countries and regions you plan to visit. Generally, the dry season, which is often the winter months of June to August, is an excellent time for exploring many parts of Central and South America.
  • Which is the best Central or South American country to visit?
    The "best" Central and South American country to visit depends on your interests and what you're looking for in a travel experience. Each country in the region has its unique attractions and characteristics. Here are a few top destinations in Central and South America, each offering different experiences:

    Costa Rica: Ideal for nature lovers, Costa Rica is renowned for its lush rainforests, diverse wildlife, and eco-tourism. It offers opportunities for hiking, zip-lining, wildlife watching, and exploring pristine beaches.

    Peru: Perfect for history and culture enthusiasts, Peru is home to the iconic Machu Picchu, ancient Inca ruins, and the fascinating city of Cusco. It also boasts stunning landscapes in the Andes Mountains.

    Argentina: If you're into vibrant cities and cultural experiences, Argentina, with Buenos Aires as its cultural heart, offers rich history, incredible cuisine, and the passionate art of tango. The country also boasts stunning natural wonders like Iguazu Falls.

    Chile: Known for its diverse landscapes, Chile offers the Atacama Desert, the stunning Patagonia region, and the otherworldly Easter Island. It's perfect for adventure seekers and those who appreciate breathtaking scenery.

    Brazil: For those seeking lively culture, Brazil provides the electric atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro, the rhythm of samba, and the beautiful beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The Amazon rainforest is also a major draw for nature lovers.

    Ultimately, the best Central and South American country to visit depends on your interests, budget, and the type of experience you're seeking. You might want to consider what activities, landscapes, and cultural aspects appeal to you the most and plan your trip accordingly. It's also worth checking the current travel requirements and restrictions for the specific country you intend to visit, as circumstances can change.
  • How long should I spend on a tour of Central & South America?
    The ideal duration for a tour of Central and South America varies depending on the specific countries and regions you wish to explore. A comprehensive trip covering multiple countries and landmarks may span several months, but for a well-rounded experience, a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks is advisable. This duration allows you to immerse yourself in the diverse cultures, explore natural wonders like the Amazon rainforest, Machu Picchu, and Patagonia, and savor the vibrant local cuisines. However, if you have limited time, a 2 to 3-week itinerary focusing on a specific region or country can still offer a meaningful glimpse of the remarkable beauty and culture this vast and diverse continent has to offer.
  • What is typically included in the cost of a guided tour of Central & South America?
    Tour inclusions can vary, but they cover accommodations, transportation, guided activities, some meals, and entrance fees to specific attractions listed in the itinerary. Be sure to review what is included in your chosen tour package.
  • How many months in advance should I plan a trip to Central & South America? We recommend you plan your Central & South America travel trip between 3 -10 months before you want to travel. Airlines don’t publish fares much further out than 10-11 months. You should look to book your vacation once you can lock in your flights. Luckily, we take care of all of that for you. If travelers want to go for a special anniversary or event, they’ll book years in advance so they know they are all set and can let us handle it from there.
  • Do I need a visa to join a guided tour in Central & South America?
    A visa is not required to join a tour in Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. US citizens will need a visa to enter Brazil. It’s also essential to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after you plan to return to the States. Planning earlier allows you plenty of time to renew your passport or apply for a visa if required. Travel rules are changing daily. If unsure, ask your Travel Specialist or learn more from our simple destination guide.
  • Is travel insurance necessary for guided tours in Central & South America?
    Travel insurance is strongly recommended for guided tours. It can provide coverage for unexpected events like trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost luggage, and more, offering peace of mind during your journey.
  • What should I pack for a guided tour of Central & South America?
    Packing essentials vary depending on the tour type and season, but essentials often include comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), and your travel documents (passport, visa).

Why You Should Visit Central & South America

Unlock the allure of Central and South America, a dynamic region weaving together cultural richness, natural marvels, and storied history. Immerse yourself in the timeless splendor of Machu Picchu's ancient ruins and navigate the lively streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Delve into a kaleidoscope of adventures, positioning Central and South America as an indispensable destination for those craving a vibrant and immersive travel experience. Explore our curated journeys and embark on a discovery of unparalleled beauty and cultural diversity in this captivating part of the world.

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