Magical South America 20 Day Tour

Discover the enchantment of 'Magical South America' as you explore some of the continent's iconic destinations.
Dance the tango in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, witness the grandeur of Iguazu Falls, and experience the rhythm of Rio de Janeiro.
Uncover the ancient mysteries of Cuzco and Machu Picchu, then journey to Santiago amidst the Andes Mountains. Let this tour weave unforgettable memories.

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Escorted tour

Small groups with a maximum of 16 guests and a tour guide.

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through ‘Magical South America,’ where you’ll encounter the enchanting and iconic destinations of this breathtaking continent. Begin your adventure in Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris’ of South America, and immerse yourself in the beauty and romance of the tango.

Experience the awe-inspiring power of nature at the majestic Iguazu Falls, with its intricate network of walking paths. Then, venture to Rio de Janeiro, a city pulsating with samba rhythms, stunning beaches, and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, offering unrivaled views.

In Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, explore the heart of a fascinating civilization. Journey through the picturesque Sacred Valley and uncover the secrets of Machu Picchu’s ruins. Cruise the serene waters of Lake Titicaca before concluding your adventure in Santiago, nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Andes Mountains. Let ‘Magical South America’ weave a spellbinding tapestry of unforgettable memories for you.


Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Peruvian Amazon, Macaw Lick
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Uros Islands
Lake Titicaca

Route Map

Magical South America Route Map


Australia/New Zealand/USA - Buenos Aires

On arrival, transfer to hotel

Buenos Aires

Explore the European-influenced boulevards and iconic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, including La Boca, San Telmo, and the Recoleta cemetery with Eva Peron’s resting place, followed by an unforgettable evening of tango, succulent local cuisine, and a world-class tango show.

Breakfast, Dinner
Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls

Flight to Iguazu Falls. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon guided walk along the many trails on the Argentine side of the falls, including a small train journey to the impressive Devil’s Throat.

Iguazu Falls - Rio de Janeiro

Tour to the Brazilian side of the Falls. Transfer to the airport.

Fly to one of the most lively cities in the world, Rio De Janeiro.

On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Rio de Janeiro

Cable car trip to one of the city’s favourite landmarks Sugarloaf Mountain, the famous granite and quartz peak overlooking Guanabara Bay for a fantastic view.

Rio de Janeiro

Scenic train ride through the Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain, to see the iconic Christ of Redeemer statue.

Tonight you will also enjoy a fantastic Samba show and dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner
Rio de Janeiro - Lima

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour visiting the best sites of colonial and modern Lima.

Lima - Puerto Maldonado

Transfer to the airport and fly to Puerto Maldonado. A canoe ride to your lodge will enlighten your senses about what the Amazon offers.

Breakfast, Dinner
Amazon Lodge

Close to the many activities offered by the lodge such as trekking in the jungle, alligator spotting, piranha fishing, and more.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10
Puerto Maldonado - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

DAY 11
Sacred Valley

Explore the Sacred Valley and learn about the traditional customs and ancestral weaving techniques in the indigenous town of Chinchero. Continue to Moray, an impressive Inca agricultural research facility, and finish at the Ollantaytambo fortress.

DAY 12
Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Start your two-day trip to the unforgettable ruins of Machu Picchu with a wonderful train journey, followed by a comprehensive tour through the beautiful forgotten citadel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 13
Machu Picchu - Cusco

Morning free to visit ruins.

Return on the afternoon train back to Cuzco.

DAY 14

Half-day city tour of some of the sites in and around Cusco including the cathedral, Coricancha (the Temple of the Sun), and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

DAY 15
Cusco - Puno (Lake Titicaca)
Spectacular bus journey across the Altiplano to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake on Earth.
Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 16
Puno (Lake Titicaca)

Boat trip to the unique reed floating islands. Learn about how the lives of the Uros people are closely tied to the totora reeds.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 17
Puno - Santiago

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Santiago.

Transfer to your hotel.

DAY 18

Half-day city tour of Santiago, dramatically set at the foot of the Andes mountains to discover the city’s many layers of cultural influence. Visit “La Moneda” government house and San Cristobal Hill for fantastic city views.

DAY 19
Santiago - Australia/New Zealand/USA

Transfer to the airport for flight home.

DAY 20
Arriving Home

Arriving Home

Tour Inclusions

  • International economy airfares ex MEL/BNE/SYD/AKL/MIA/LAX/NYC
  • All internal flights within South America
  • Accommodation in selected class hotels with private facilities
  • Meals as indicated (19 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners)
  • Return economy Vistadome train to Machu Picchu
  • First class catamaran journey across Lake Titicaca
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicles
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions
  • Meeting service and airport transfers
  • English speaking local guides
  • Tour Escort (minimum 10 people)
  • Tipping

Tour Exclusions

  • Air Taxes (taxes invoiced as tickets are issued – approx $1180p.p)
  • Pre/post extensions
  • Surcharges apply for Easter, New Years, Rio Carnival.
  • Any items not listed in the inclusions and the itinerary

Tour Dates

Tour Pricing

Magical South America
04 May 2024
$16,061 pp
$13,475 pp
08 July 2024
$16,061 pp
$13,475 pp
03 May 2025
$16,490 pp
$13,804 pp
07 July 2025
$16,490 pp
$13,804 pp

Tours Add ons

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Patagonia Extension (Essence)

  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Patagonia
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