Escorted Tours to South America
South America has so much to offer, the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes, samba, salsa and the Rio Carnival, surely the greatest party on earth! Many travellers to this part of the world put Machu Picchu at the top of their must-see list. Perched high on a mountain top, surrounded by jungle, the ‘lost city’ is a highlight of any escorted tour of Peru. There’s a wealth of archaeological sites in Mexico too, including the famous Chichén Itzá and the remarkable Teotihuacan.
In South America, you can look forward to seeing some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. There’s the mighty Iguaçú Falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, and in Mexico a cruise through the stunning Sumidero Canyon is your chance to get up close to the resident wildlife. And if it’s wildlife you’ve come to see, you really are going to be spoilt for choice. You’ll be able to look out for monkeys, sloths, crocodiles and more in Costa Rica. And for a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, island hopping around the Galapagos is the ultimate adventure for nature-lovers.
Columbia has lots to offer the intrepid traveller and with its colonial towns and tropical rainforests, it’s emerging as one of South America’s hottest destinations. Rio de Janeiro is a real highlight of Brazil. It nestles at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain and is where you’ll see the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Of course, if you really can’t decide where to go, an escorted tour to three or even four South American countries might just be the thing for you.
After all that exploring, you might be ready for a lazy day or two on the beach. Perhaps the most famous of all is Copacabana in Brazil, but there are gorgeous sandy beaches in Cuba, Mexico and Costa Rica too.