Premium Highlights of South America

05/23/2023 through 11/28/2024
05/23/2023 through 12/01/2024
Intrepid Travel

Premium Highlights of South America

Experience the diversity of wonders across Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil on a 24-day Premium journey. Be immersed in the ancient culture of the Incas, visit the Amazon Jungle and revel in the magnificent citadel ruins of Machu Picchu. Soak up the energy of Santiago and Buenos Aires’ lively neighbourhoods and sip some of the world’s best wine in Mendoza. At the border with Brazil, experience the magnificent might of Iguazu Falls, before finally arriving in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro. With the guidance of passionate local leaders, you’ll find out South America dances to the beat of its own drum.


  • Lima – Downtown walking tour
  • Lima – Alameda Chabuca Granda tour and tastings
  • Lima – San Francisco Monastery and the Catacombs
  • Lima – Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Amazon Jungle – Night boat tour
  • Amazon Jungle – Oxbow Lake
  • Amazon Jungle – Night jungle walk
  • Cusco – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cusco – Coricancha Temple (entrance fee)
  • Cusco – Walking tour
  • Cusco – Cathedral tour with Specialist Historian Guide
  • Ollantaytambo – Archaeological site
  • Sacred Valley – Community workshops visit
  • Cusco – Sacsayhuaman
  • Sacred Valley – Home-cooked lunch
  • Sacred Valley – AMA Snack and Drink Break
  • Machu Picchu – Entrance & Guided visit
  • Ollantaytambo – 360 degree train to Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu – Second visit
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Santiago – Welcome Dinner
  • Santiago – City tour
  • Santiago – Gourmet bodega lunch
  • Casablanca Valley – Winery tour and tasting
  • Valparaiso – Rooftop pisco sours
  • Valparaiso – Walking tour
  • Valparaiso – Chorrillana dinner
  • Valparaiso – Museum of Fine Arts (entrance fee)
  • Mendoza – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Mendoza – Tour of three wineries
  • Mendoza – Gourmet winery lunch
  • Buenos Aires – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Buenos Aires – Tigre Delta day trip
  • Buenos Aires – Home-cooked lunch
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Buenos Aires – Welcome Dinner
  • Buenos Aires – Tango demonstration by professional dancers
  • Buenos Aires – Tango lesson
  • Buenos Aires – City tour
  • Iguazu Falls – Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls – Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls – Guarani community visit
  • Rio de Janeiro – Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Rio de Janeiro – Christ the Redeemer
  • Rio de Janeiro – City tour
  • Rio de Janeiro – Sugarloaf Mountain


  • Experience the best of South America with three Feature Stays. Stay deep in the Amazon at an indigenous-owned lodge, enjoy two nights in a historical house in downtown Santiago and sleep in Art Nouveau elegance in Buenos Aires.
  • Elevate your adventure with memorable Exclusive Experiences including a tango lesson and asado dinner in Buenos Aires, rooftop pisco sours in Valparaiso and an insider’s day tour of the El Tigre Delta
  • Take your taste buds on a trip with Exclusive Experiences, including bodega tastings in Santiago, an expert-lead winery tour in Mendoza, lunch at the Gastromotiva social enterprise in Rio and home-cooked pachamanca lunch in the Sacred Valley.
  • Get to know local culture during Exclusive Experiences, including interactions with the Ese Eja and Chichubamba communities, and explore with expert guides in Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.
  • Soak in unbeatable views of the Andes as you travel towards Machu Picchu on a 360 train. With high domed windows and an open-air observation carriage, this Exclusive Experience allows you to immerse yourself in the incredible landscape.


Day 1 Lima
Day 2 Amazon Jungle
Day 3 Amazon Jungle
Day 4 Cusco
Day 5 Cusco
Day 6 Ollantaytambo
Day 7 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
Day 8 Cusco
Day 9 Lima to Cusco
Day 10 Santiago
Day 11 Santiago
Day 12 Valparaiso
Day 13 Valparaiso
Day 14 Mendoza
Day 15 Mendoza
Day 16 Buenos Aires
Day 17 Buenos Aires
Day 18 Buenos Aires
Day 19 Buenos Aires
Day 20 Iguazu Falls - Brazilian side
Day 21 Iguazu Falls - Argentinian side
Day 22 Rio de Janeiro
Day 23 Rio de Janeiro
Day 24 Rio de Janeiro

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