The Experience

South America Grand Tour, Ecuador, the Galapagos on a cruise, Peru, Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes , Chile, Santiago, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

19 days from $10,716 per person* • Explore Machu Picchu, perched high in the Andes Mountains.

• 4 Night cruise of Darwin’s Galapagos Islands.
• Private guided tours of Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.
• Private guided excursion to the Iguazu Falls of Brazil.
• Featuring expertly selected hotels.

Arrive in Quito to begin your South American Adventure. Visit Galápagos Islands where animals are famously indifferent to people, allowing visitors to view them from inches away.

Travel to Peru and journey to Machu Picchu the Legendary Lost City of the Inca’s. Travel south to vibrant cosmopolitan Santiago and visit the UNESCO Heritage city of Valapariso.

Fly across the snow capped Andes to Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America, and let tango dancers take you by storm, as they light sparks with their feet and eyes.

Fly north to witness one of nature’s most spectacular sights, the thundering Iguazu Falls with its hundreds of waterfalls. Explore the falls from the Brazilian and Argentinean sides. Fly to Rio de Janeiro and soak up some sun on the dazzling sandy beaches of Copacabana. Tour Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, each sharing perspectives of Rio de Janeiro that prove this city’s grandeur.

Enjoy the very best of South America the best way possible, with a private guide, vehicle and driver. Some activities will be with groups (e.g. Galapagos), but the majority of your tour will be at your own pace, with the luxury of going at your own pace, and the personal attention of a private expert guide. Plus, you will have our 24 hour local support from offices in each country.

NOTE: International flights are not included as these fares are more economical when added to your international ticket as a South America Lan Pass.

Galapagos cruise is available as a 4, 5 or 8 Day cruise option. Itineraries vary based on arrival date and availability. Due to capacity constraints in Galapagos, vessel operators require us to collect and pay them a $300 non refundable fee per person to secure a reservation. This is in addition to the regular 30% per person deposit.

Note: A valid passport is required for all American or Canadians citizens, including children, intending to visit Brazil. It is recommended that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. There have been cases where citizens were refused entry for not having the six-month validity. In addition, all Americans & Canadians are required to have a valid Brazilian Visa prior to their arrival in Brazil, and the visa must be used within 90 days of issuance. Otherwise, they will be refused entry into the country. For other nationalities it is the traveler’s responsibility to check with the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil and its consulates for up-to-date information.

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South America Grand Tour – Galapagos Tours – Luxury Travel, Private Guided Travel

  • Day Quito
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Driver
    JW Marriott Hotel
    Breakfast
  • Day Quito to Galapagos to Baltra Island to Santa Cruz Island to Galapagos Cruise  
    Quito to Galapagos to Baltra Island to Santa Cruz Island to Galapagos Cruise
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Driver
    • Quito – Galapagos [Connecting in Guayaquil] – Economy
    • Tourist Transit / Migration Control Card
    • Evening at leisure
    • National Park Entrance Fee
    • Transfer – Shared – Port – Coach/Driver
    • Embarkation
    • Dinner on Board
    • Santa Cruz Highlights
    M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey (4N)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day3Santiago Island to Galapagos Cruise
    Santiago Island to Galapagos Cruise
    • Black Turtle Cove & Chinese Hat
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey (4N)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day Genovesa Island to Galapagos Cruise
    Genovesa Island to Galapagos Cruise
    • Darwin Bay & El Barranco
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey (4N)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day5Santiago Island to Galapagos Cruise
    Santiago Island to Galapagos Cruise
    • Bartolome Island & Sullivan Bay
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey (4N)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day6Santa Cruz Island to Baltra Island to Galapagos to Lima
    Santa Cruz Island to Baltra Island to Galapagos to Lima
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Santa Cruz Highlands
    • Disembarkation
    • Transfer – Shared – Airport – Coach/Driver
    • Galapagos – Quito [Connecting in Guayaquil] – Economy
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative (20:00/06:59)
    Casa Andina Private Collection
    Breakfast
  • Day Lima
    Lima
    • Tour – Private – City & Larco Herrera Museum Tour (with Lunch, 8 hrs) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Casa Andina Private Collection
    Breakfast
  • Day Lima to Cusco
    Lima to Cusco
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative (20:00/06:59)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Afternoon acclimatization
    Casa Andina Private Collection (Cusco)
    Breakfast
  • Day Cusco to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    Cusco to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    • Transfer – Private – Train station – Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Cusco – Aguas Calientes [Vistadome (4 hrs) ] – Train Ticket/Local Guide
    • Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu [Bus up to Machu Picchu (30 min)] – Bus ticket
    • Tour – Private – Machu Picchu Tour (with Lunch) – Guide/Bus/Entrance tickets
    • Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes [Bus down to Aguas Calientes (30 min)] – Bus Ticket
    Sumaq Hotel
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco
    Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco
    • Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu [Bus up to Machu Picchu (30 min)] – Bus ticket
    • Machu Picchu Second Entrance – Ticket
    • Wayna Picchu Hike – Entrance Fee
    • Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes [Bus down to Aguas Calientes (30 min)] – Bus Ticket
    • Aguas Calientes – Cusco [Vistadome (4 hrs)] – Train Ticket
    • Transfer – Private – Train station – Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    Casa Andina Private Collection (Cusco)
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Cusco to Santiago
    Cusco to Santiago
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer – Private – Airport (7AM-11PM) – Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Atton El Bosque Hotel
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Santiago
    Santiago
    • Private – A Local’s Life in Santiago (6 hrs, w/Lunch) – Guide/Vehicle/Driver
    Atton El Bosque Hotel
    Breakfast
  • Day 13 Santiago to Buenos Aires
    Santiago to Buenos Aires
    • Transfer – Private – Airport (7AM-11PM) – Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer – Private – Airport (Domestic to International or vice versa) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • NOTE: Reciprocity Tax Argentina (Not Included)
    Madero Hotel – Puerto Madero
    Breakfast
  • Day 14 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Private – 1/2 Day City Tour – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • At Leisure
    • Shared – Tango Show & Dinner at Rojo Tango – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Madero Hotel – Puerto Madero
    Breakfast
  • Day 15 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Day at leisure to enjoy Buenos Aires
    Madero Hotel – Puerto Madero
    Breakfast
  • Day 16 Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls to Foz do Iguaçu
    Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls to Foz do Iguaçu
    • Transfer – Private – Airport (Domestic to International or vice versa) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Guide/Driver(Argentine Side)
    • NOTE: Brazilian Visa is mandatory (not included)
    • Tour – Private – Argentine Falls (Cataratas Argentinas) (5.5 hrs) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
    Breakfast
  • Day 17 Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
    Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
    • Private – 1/2 Day Brazilian Falls – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Guide/Driver(Brazilian Side)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • NOTE: Brazilian Visa is mandatory (not included)
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Porto Bay Rio Internacional (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 18 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Private – Sugarloaf & Corcovado (with Lunch) – Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Porto Bay Rio Internacional (4*)
    Breakfast
  • Day 19 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Guide/Driver 
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 415 827 4981 or use our vacation planner to begin.
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