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The Best of South America


An amazing adventure you'll never forget
12 days starting at $2,249/Person

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With this fully customizable slice of South American adventure, you’ll come face to face with three World Wonders and the authentic highlights of Peru, Argentina and Brazil. The Inca ruins are stunning for both history buffs and casual visitors, Machu Picchu is other-worldly at sunrise, Buenos Aires’ tango culture is simply captivating, Iguazu Falls leaves everyone wanting more, and the cityscape of Rio de Janeiro is just spectacular, completely open to wild evenings out or leisurely strolls through the sunlit streets.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Sunrise at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Mountains

Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu Tour

Vistadome Train

Dinner in Cusco

12 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer waterfalls? More nightlife? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-3

THE SACRED VALLEY

  • Inca past meets Peru’s present: Tour the Maras salt mines and Moray terraces.
  • Lunch with a local family surrounded by their extensive collection of Peruvian artifacts.
  • Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride to the foot of Machu Picchu.

Begin your trip by exploring the unfathomable scenery, history and archaeology of this mystical valley surrounded by the peaks of the Andes. The days are filled to the brim with unforgettable views and cultural strongholds, but you can take everything at a leisurely pace! In addition to Inca ruins, you’ll see locals work the looms to produce those iconic textiles, visit Peru’s liveliest artisans’ market and enjoy a couple of gourmet meals along the way.

Days 3-4

MACHU PICCHU

  • The big event: See the sunrise & stay overnight at Machu Picchu!
  • Full day private guided tour and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.  
  • Exclusive entrance & aerial view from a mountain peak above Machu Picchu.

Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu in one of the quietest hours of the day. You’ll have this profound experience almost entirely to yourself, before hiking to the peak of one of the two limited entrance mountains surrounding Machu Picchu for an unrivalled bird’s eye view of the Inca city. Your private guide will provide you with all the facts, figures and secrets of Machu Picchu while making sure you avoid the crowds to get the most from this once in a lifetime experience.

Days 4-6

CUSCO

  • Private tour of Cusco’s highlights including aerial city views from Sacsayhuaman.
  • Explore Cusco’s authentic museums, Inca ruins, unique shops & enchanting streets.
  • Taste the best Peruvian ‘fusion’ cuisine in the heart of the Inca Capital.

From the Temple of the Sun and Cathedral to the Inca Citadel of Sacsayhuaman and all the secret stops in between, Cusco is just ripe with historical stops and archaeological sites. The Inca capital is also home to a number of incredible restaurants and romantic bars that will keep you entertained all night. Many visitors like to add an extra day in Cusco to give them more time to soak up the atmosphere.

Days 6-9

ARGENTINA!

  • Private tour of Buenos Aires’ finest architectural and historical highlights.
  • Gourmet dinner and tango show at the city’s finest tango venue.
  • Leisure options range from wine tasting to bars to opera to theater.

¡Hola, Argentina! Your private tour will introduce you to the heart of Buenos Aires’ culture, from the Casa Rosada government palace and the hustle and bustle of downtown Buenos Aires to the vibrant streets of La Boca, San Telmo and beyond. While planning the trip with your travel specialist, ask to reserve you a table at one of our favored closed-door restaurants (puertas cerradas)!

Days 9-10

IGUAZU FALLS

  • Private, up-close tours of Iguazu Falls in both Argentina and Brazil.
  • Incredible boat ride adventure through, up to and around the waterfalls.
  • Optional activities include a helicopter ride over Iguazu Falls.

Dive straight into the action (not literally, unless you want to) at Argentina’s side of Iguazu Falls. Your guide will help you avoid crowds and take you to the most hidden of the 270 waterfalls. The Brazilian side of the falls is entirely different, and ends with an up-close encounter of the largest waterfall, Garganta del Diablo (or Devil’s Throat). Don’t let the name fool you; it’s paradise!

Days 10-12

THE BEST OF RIO

  • Private city tour, ride the Cable Car to view Rio’s coastline from Sugarloaf.
  • Traverse through the Tijuca Forest to Christ the Redeemer Statue.
  • Free day to enjoy the shopping, flavors and beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Your exclusive city tour includes visits to all the highlights that will take you sky high to experience picture perfect views of the magical cityscape of Rio. Our private guides will also take you to more cultural and authentic landmarks with added flexibility to the tour to take into account what else is happening in this vibrant city. For your last evening in Brazil, you can add a special nightlife tour of Rio, where you’ll be surrounded by the sensual rhythms and beats of samba in the Lapa district. Flights out don’t leave until the evening, so you will have the final day free for shopping, beaches and sightseeing.

The Best of South America Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$2,799 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$3,329 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$4,249 /person
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Looking for a Group Experience
We have small group tours with daily departures for 8-15 people, with private guides and transfers dedicated to each group. Group tours save around 20% per person compared to individual private trips! Just tell us when you want to depart, what you want to see, and we’ll make sure you join in on the adventure!
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