South America in Depth

Quito to Rio with Pergrine Adventures

Embrace the diversities of South America as you travel through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

Packed full of highlights both natural and man-made, this journey across South America showcases a diversity of wonders spanning the Andes to the Amazon. In the Peruvian Andes hub of Cusco be immersed in the ancient culture of the Incas, visit the Sacred Valley and revel in the magnificent citadel ruins of Machu Picchu. At Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, visit the floating Uros Islands before continuing to the lofty heights of La Paz. Further south, the Chilean hinterlands are home to some spectacular wineries while irrepressible Buenos Aires excels at nightlife. At the border with Brazil, experience the magnificent might of Iguazu Falls, before finally arriving in one of the world's most beautiful cities, Rio de Janeiro.

Please note the international flight from La Paz to Santiago on day 24 of this itinerary is not included in the tour price. Please contact us or your travel agent for flight details and costs.

Optional Hike Add-on:

On this trip you can opt to hike the 1-day Inca Trail. More information on this trek can be found in the itinerary section your trip notes. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

Why you'll love this trip

  • Enjoy a 2 night feature stay in a restored Hacienda nearby Cotopaxi volcano and hike through Cotopaxi National Park towards the volcano's perfectly cone-shaped peak, looking out for wildlife along the way

  • Experience the untouched world of the Amazon rainforest. Stroll along jungle trails on the lookout for monkeys, parrots, otters and caymans, and sleep in a nature lodge lit by candles and kerosene lamps

  • Enjoy two included visits to Machu Picchu! One guided tour of the ruins and the second visit with free time to explore on your own

  • The floating reed islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are a marvel of concept, construction and history. Take a boat tour on the world's highest navigable lake, then enjoy a 2-night 'feature stay' at the private island of Suasi on the Lake Titicaca. Watch the sun go down at the highest point of the island while enjoying a truly memorable picnic and drinks

  • Join a specialist historian guide on one of you included visits to an archaeological site around Cusco who will provide interesting insight and knowledge about Peru's history and culture

  • Explore the vibrantly colourful port town of Valparaiso, where culture spills out into the streets and puppets come to life.

  • Gaze over the dazzling city, mountains and bay of Rio de Janeiro from the foot of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue

Is this trip right for you?

  • Due to the high altitude of some of the places we visit on this trip, some travellers might experience altitude sickness. Please see the ‘Fitness’ section of the Trip Notes for more information about this condition.

  • Accommodation in the Amazon is likely to be more basic than what you might be accustomed to. Rooms are unpowered and the showers are cold water only. On the plus side, you'll have private en suites, romantic kerosene lamps and mosquito nets. Please remember that this is an extremely remote part of the world (which is what makes it so special).

  • The Amazon rainforest can be hot, humid and sticky. Please pack light cotton clothing and insect repellent.


Please note: Price shown is based on low season travel. Seasonal surcharges apply.

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

39 days from



  • Accommodation - Estancia Feature Stay (2 nights), Hacienda Feature Stay (2 nights), Hotel (30 nights), Jungle Lodge Feature Stay (2 nights), Eco Lodge Feature Stay (2 nights)
  • Meals - 35 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Transportation by Plane, Boat, Bus, Private vehicle, Motorised Canoe, Train
  • Included activities as specified
  • The services of Peregrine's expert English-speaking local tour leader



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