South America Organised Trips

Argentinean Falls, Iguaçu

Cross the border into Argentina to enjoy a whole new perspective of these iconic falls. Cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge and board a small train for a tour of the Argentine section of Iguazú National Park. Stroll along walkways to the top of the falls, get close enough to feel the spray on your face, witness the mighty force of Devil’s Throat and enjoy incredible photo opportunities.

Duration:

Half day

Other information:

Departs daily
Group and private tours available.

Argentinean Falls, Iguazú

Experience the mighty Iguazú falls from the Argentinian side on a half day tour. Board a small train for a short tour of Iguazú National Park where you can glimpse vibrant wildlife and tropical plants and flowers. Disembark and make your way along the pathways to the top of the falls. The tour’s highlight is the platform which is suspended over the edge of the largest of the falls, the Devils Throat.

Duration:

Half day

Other information:

Departs daily from Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa or Panoramic Hotel
Group and private tours available

Belmond Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu

The Belmond-operated Hiram Bingham is the most luxurious train journey between Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Enjoy a delicious brunch while gazing out at incredible views of the surrounding countryside. On arrival at Machu Picchu, take a guided tour of the citadel and stop for afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Relax onboard during your return to Cuzco with cocktails, live music and a gourmet dinner. Also available from the Sacred Valley.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: Morning - depending on train timetable
End time: Evening - depending on train timetable
Included/Excluded:

Included: Transfer, guide, brunch, afternoon tea, dinner, train ticket, entrance ticket, bus ticket.

Max. group size: 20
Transport details:

Sprinter or van depending on passenger numbers and the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train.

Health & Fitness:

Not suitable for individuals with walking difficulties.

What to take:

Comfortable walking shoes, camera, water, sun protection, hat, waterproof jacket.

Other information:

Departs Monday-Saturday.

Departures from Cusco and Sacred Valley.
English or Spanish speaking guide available.

Brazilian Falls, Iguaçu

Drive through the emerald forests of Iguaçu National Park on your way to the awe-inspiring falls. Enjoy panoramic views from the Brazilian side of the border as you follow the trail down into the canyon. View the largest fall, the mighty Devil’s Throat or ‘Garganta do Diablo’ from just 200 metres away before you take the lift or stairs to the Upper Balcony for further breathtaking views.

Duration:

Half day

Other information:

Departs daily
Group and private tours available.

Buenos Aires tour

On this introductory half day tour visit Plazo de Mayo square and discover Avenida de Mayo's art nouveau and art deco architecture. You'll head south to La Boca, with its colourful tin houses and lively atmosphere. Move on to the elegant Recoleta district with its French architecture before viewing Palermo's parks, monuments and mansions. During the tour you'll learn about the history and politics that changed lives in Argentina.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: Approx. 9am or 2pm
End time: Approx. 1pm or 6pm
Included/Excluded:

Included: Transport, English speaking guide. Excluded: Food and drink, tips.

Transport details:

Air conditioned vehicle

Other information:

Departs twice daily.
English-speaking guide.
Group and private tours available.

Cafayate Full Day tour from Salta

Depart from Salta in the early morning and travel through tobacco crops, high-altitude vineyards renowned for their production of sweet Torrontés Wine, and local towns en route to Cafayate. Witness the other-worldly landscapes of the Quebrada del Río Las Conchas, an incredible multi-coloured canyon that's been eroded by the river waters, wind and rain. Once in Cafayate, you'll visit the main square which is lined by the cathedral and Bravo Archaeological Museum.

Duration:

Full day

Casablanca Valley private wine tour from Santiago

From Santiago, visit the Casablanca Valley where vineyards are scattered over gentle slopes which boast nutrient-rich soils that are fed by underground wells. This region is the most modern wine-producing region in Chile. Visit the Matetic and Casa del Bosque vineyards (or similar) where you‘ll learn about the produce and have a chance to taste wines such as signature Carménère reds or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a dry Chardonnay.

Duration:

Half day

Max. group size: Private

Corcovado and Sugar Loaf

Discover two of Rio’s most spectacular landmarks. Travel by train across urban forest and climb to the top of Corcovado Hill. Ascend several flights of steps to Christ the Redeemer, a spectacular art deco statue that towers above Rio. After lunch head back towards Copacabana and hop on a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views over the city. Due to popularity, Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Muontain must both be pre-booked.

Duration:

Full day

Other information:

Departs daily

Discover colonial gems in Bogotá

Enjoy an introductory half day private tour of La Candelaria, the historic centre of Bogotá. See colourful colonial buildings and visit the Plaza de Boliviar where you'll find the Cathedral, the Capilla del Sagrario and the Capitol. Continue onto the Museo Botero (closed Tuesdays), a colonial building filled with a fine collection of art work including pieces by Picasso, Renoir and Monet. At the Museo del Oro (Gold Museum, closed Mondays) you can discover artefacts from the Magdalena, Quimbaya and Tomila cultures.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: To be arranged
End time: Four hours after start time
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Driver, private bilingual guide, private vehicle, entrance fee to the Museo Botero and Museo del Oro. Excludes: Food and drink, tips.

Max. group size: Private
Transport details:

Depending on group size transport will either be a car, minivan, van or bus.

What to take:

Sun protection, comfortable clothes and shoes and a sweater. We also recommend taking lightweight waterpoofs or umbrella in case of rain.

Other information:

Departs daily.
Voucher required.
Reconfirm pick up time locally.
Museo del Oro is closed on Mondays.
Museo Botero is closed on Tuesdays.

Explore Colombia's incredible Coffee Triangle

Enjoy this full day private tour of the colonial coffee towns of Filandia, Salento and the Cocora Valley. Filandia has a colourful church topped with a trio of domes, and is a major producer of coffee. Salento and the Cocora Valley both have some wonderful green scenery, full of rolling plantations and towering palm trees.

Duration:

Eight hours

Start time: To be arranged
End time: Eight hours after start time
Included/Excluded:

Included: Driver, private bilingual guide/chef, private vehicle and lunch. Excluded: Other food and drink, tips.

Max. group size: Private
Transport details:

Depending on group size transport will either be a car, minivan, van or bus.

What to take:

Sun protection, comfortable clothes and shoes and a sweater. We also recommend taking lightweight waterpoofs or umbrella in case of rain.

Other information:

Departs daily.
Voucher required.
Reconfirm pick up time locally.

Explore the fortified city of Cartagena

Discover Cartagena's historic centre on a private half day walking tour. Begin with a visit to the Monasterio and the Iglesia de La Popa constructed in 1606; here you can enjoy all-encompassing views of the city, port and Caribbean Sea. The next stop is San Felipe Fortress situated on San Lázaro hill, built to defend the city from pirate sieges. In the Ciudad Vieja (old city) you will visit the 17th-Century Church of the San Pedro Claver compound, the 18th-Century Inquisition Palace and the Bovedas – former dungeons built into the city walls which are now handicraft markets.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: To be arranged; am or pm.
End time: Approximately four hours after start time
Included/Excluded:

Included: Private bilingual guide, entrance fee to the Monasterio and Iglesia de la Popa and San Felipe fortess. Excludes: Food and drink, any extra expenses and tips.

Max. group size: Private
What to take:

Sun protection, comfortable clothes and shoes and a sweater. We also recommend taking lightweight waterpoofs or umbrella in case of rain.

Other information:

Departs daily.
Voucher required.

Head to vibrant Medellín

Discover the fascinating city of Medellín on this half-day private city tour. You'll be able to visit the Botero plaza, home to 23 unique sculptures provided by Fernando Botero himself. Spend some time at the city's Botanical Gardens, and take one of the famous cable cars to the Santo Domingo neighbourhood, with bird's-eye views en route.

Duration:

Four hours

Start time: To be arranged
End time: Four hours after start time
Included/Excluded:

Included: Driver, private bilingual guide/chef, private vehicle and lunch. Excluded: Other food and drink, tips.

Max. group size: Private
Transport details:

Depending on group size transport will either be a car, minivan, van or bus.

What to take:

Sun protection, comfortable clothes and shoes and a sweater. We also recommend taking lightweight waterpoofs or umbrella in case of rain.

Other information:

Departs daily.
Voucher required.
Reconfirm pick up time locally.

Humahuaca Gorge

This full-day tour takes you from Salta through the narrow mountain valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca. An ancient trade route and breathtaking natural wonder, this UNESCO-listed valley is home to the famous Seven Colours Hill and the town of Purmamarca. Stop in the town of Tilcara, which is the site of the remains of a pre-Hispanic hilltop fortress and visit its market before continuing on and crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and visiting historic villages and the town of Humahuaca itself. En route back to Salta, there'll be a short stop in the  city of San Salvador de Jujuy.

Duration:

Full day

Itaipu Dam Tour

Visit the world’s largest hydroelectric dam, an impressive feat of civil engineering which crosses the Paraná River and supplies water to ten different states in Brazil and Paraguay. Begin your tour with an audio-visual presentation about the dam and its power production station, before visiting the mighty dam itself which is four miles wide and features 20 turbines, running at a capacity of 14MW.

Duration:

Half day

Lakes crossing

Featuring one of the world's most scenic border crossings, the trip between the Argentinian and Chilean Lake Districts is an incredible journey by road and boat. You'll depart from either Puerto Varas or Bariloche and sail across three lakes that are connected by four overland legs. Enjoy the beauty of the Andean landscapes and witness highlights such as Lake Nahuel Huapi, Cerro Tronador, the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes and Lake Llanquihue.

Duration:

Full day

Included/Excluded:

Included: Boat and coach travel. Not included: Lunch, snacks and drinks.

Other information:

Departing daily, year-round from Bariloche, Argentina or Puerto Varas, Chile (subject to weather conditions and number of guests)

Manaus City Tour

Begin discovering the highlights of the Amazon’s largest city with a visit to the Municipal Market to browse the stalls which offer regional products. Pass the Government Palace and view the nearby creek to see typical houses built on stilts. Continue to the Floating Dock to observe life on the river before discovering the splendour of the recently restored Amazon Opera House.

Duration:

Half day

Other information:

Departs daily

Meeting of the Waters

This guided motorised canoe tour departs from Manaus and offers the chance to witness one of the Amazon’s most fascinating natural wonders. The ‘Meeting of the Waters’ is a remarkable confluence of contrasts where the light-coloured waters of the Solimões River meet the dark waters of the Rio Negro, flowing parallel for several miles without mixing and creating a unique natural spectacle.

Duration:

Full day

Other information:

Departs daily

Perito Moreno glacier

Witness the living ice of the world-famous Perito Moreno glacier. From El Calafate, head west into Los Glaciers National Park, and pass through typically Patagonian landscapes and along the shore of Lake Argentino before coming face to face with the 3-mile wide and 18-mile long glacier. Your first view of this sea of ice will be from 'Sighs Curve' before you continue on to the walkways that are just 300 metres away from the glacier's terminus. Spend time watching and listening to the ice, and possibly see massive chunks of ice calve of the face and become icebergs in the lake.

Duration:

Full day

PeruRail Titicaca Train day trip

Embark on a voyage from Cuzco to Puno (Lake Titicaca), or vice-versa, on board this award-winning 1920s-style train which features comfortable seating and panoramic windows to fully immerse you in the magnificent landscapes. Admire the spectacular views as mountains, clouds and verdant rolling plains unfold before you. Stop at exciting destinations en route and enjoy facilities including a dining car, bar, an open-air observatory car and entertainment.

Duration:

10½ hours

Other information:

Departs daily (except Tue).

Sacred Valley tour

Discover the highlights of the Sacred Valley on this captivating tour which is available from Cuzco or Urubamba (Sacred Valley). Ollantaytambo is home to some of the most impressive Incan archaeological sites and you can climb steep stairs to the top of the fortress. The ancient Maras salt mines were built on the slope of a mountain in Pre-Incan times and cascade down the valley while the huge agricultural terraces of Moray were built in natural holes and resemble a Roman amphitheatre.

Duration:

Full day

Tango show & dinner

Enjoy an evening of dance and dining at one of Buenos Aires' immersive tango shows. This unforgettable evening showcases the sultry beauty and intricate moves of one of the world's favourite dances and is accommpanied by a delicious meal full of traditional Argentinian dishes.

Start time: 8pm
End time: Midnight
Included/Excluded:

Included: Transfers, dinner, tango show. Excluded: Tips, any other food and drink.

Max. group size: 40
What to take:

Smart casual dress.

Other information:

Daily.
Group or private options available.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Explore acres of Andean Patagonian forest, lakes and beaver dams on this half day tour in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Located at the 'end of the world' this fascinating landscape will leave you awe inspired. Visit view points offering panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, glimpse bird species such as the buff-necked ibis and take a walking tour to the Black Lagoon or the Beavers Path where you can view the dams that these curious creatures create. Discover evidence of age-old settlements at Lapataia Bay and on the return journey to Ushuaia stop at Roca Lake which changes shade due to colour.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: Approx. 8am
End time: Approx. 1pm
Included/Excluded:

Included: Transfers, English speaking guide.

Max. group size: 40
Health & Fitness:

Some walking is involved in this experience.

What to take:

Warm, windproof and waterproof clothing. Comfortable walking shoes.

Other information:

Departs daily.
Voucher required.
English speaking guide.

Uros Floating Islands

The ancient tribe of the Uros precede the Incas and have long made their home on the tranquil waters of Lake Titicaca. According to legend the Uros existed before the birth of the sun and they are shrouded in mythology. The unique floating islands are constructed from layers of rotora reeds that are constantly topped up with new layers to replace reeds at the bottom which rot away. Up to ten families can live on an island and the islands are expanded to accommodate additional members of the family.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 8am or 2pm
End time: 12:30pm or 6:30pm
Included/Excluded:

Included: Entrance fees.
Excluded: Food and drinks, tips.

Max. group size: Unlimited
Transport details:

Transfers from hotel.
Transport depends on group size.

Other information:

Departs daily.
Multilingual guide.