Enchanting South America: Small Group Tour
The highlights of South America travel on our 16 day small group tour. Our Enchanting South America Tour packs an absolute punch, combining local culture with awe-inspiring natural and historical highlights. Ideal for those who want to savour the best of the continent in an organised, safe and totally fun small-group tour.
Start your journey with a few days’ meandering in exciting Buenos Aires, get totally drenched under the overwhelming force of Iguazu Falls and cap off your week in buzzy Rio de Janeiro, where world-class beaches, sensational landscapes and vibrant culture captivate all who visit. Then fly to Lima, and discover the best of Peru, its history, its archaeology sites, fertile valleys and cobblestone streets with all its flavours and colours.
We will take you back to a time when the region was ruled by ancient civilizations. From exploring coastal Lima, where you experience life in the bohemian Barranco district, staying in an elegant republican era home, to life in the Andean mountains exploring the lands of the Incas. In the Sacred Valley, the pools of salt mines form a patchwork on the hillside, markets are full of fruits, vegetables and wonderful textiles, and there are historic towns and fortresses to be explored. A train journey winding along by the river sees us follow in the footsteps of earlier explorers, to discover Machu Picchu for ourselves, with an expert local guide to bring stories of the past alive. Cusco, where colonial architecture sits atop the remnants of Incan stonework, enjoy the mix of the Incan and Spanish influences as we explore the sights, and enjoy contemporary Peruvian food made with the best regional ingredients.
Viva's Best Bits...
"Visit Iguazu Falls, one of the natural wonders of South America - A must do when in Iguazu, is the Great Adventure Boat Ride, so ask to add this on – and be prepared to get wet!" Emma, Team Viva
You will be hosted by an experienced local guide in each city, giving you an authentic local experience - including discovering secret speakeasy bars in Buenos Aires &visiting a community project in Rio.
Gain insight into the fascinating and colourful culture of Peru as you travel through the beautiful Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, deep into the heart of the Incan empire...including a private tour of Machu Picchu, plus plenty of time to explore.