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Travel to South America

While much of South America feels undiscovered, this beautiful continent offers travelers a range of things to see and do. From the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and the ruins of Peru to the bustle of Rio de Janeiro and the mystery of the Patagonia Mountain Range, this is a continent of great diversity and intrigue.


South America is a unique destination that is sure to have something for the inquisitive traveler. Of its 12 countries and outlying islands, seven, in particular, has come of age to travelers from across the globe. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Easter Island, Ecuador, the Galapagos, and Peru are amazing destinations to marvel at and explore – each for a uniquely different reason.

Not all trips to South America are created equal


Our travel designers have scouted the best hotels, tours and guides to help you avoid common pitfalls while maximizing your time in South America.  Which experience would you prefer?

A crowd of tourists...
or a private tour?
An ugly surprise...
or comfort in a foreign land?
A tourist trap...
or authentic cultural interactions?

Don't wait. The best options disappear quickly.


Travel is an investment in yourself, and it’s not worth the gamble to compromise the experience you’ve been dreaming about. Every day you wait, means another traveler is taking an option off the table.   


For example: 

  • The most authentic lodging is offered by small boutique properties with local character.  However, the charm of a small property means the limited number of rooms quickly sell out.    

  • Tour guides will make or break your trip.  When you have an exceptional guide, it can be life-changing.  When you have a mediocre guide, it’s a missed opportunity.  The best guides are booked well in advance.  Travelers who wait will only find left over talent available closer to the travel date.

When To Book?

Dec-Mar: 12-14 months prior

Apr & Nov: 10 months prior

When To Go?

Peak Season

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Off-Peak Season:

Apr, Nov

Average Cost of a Trip to South America

Starting at Pricing:


Good:  $250 per day, per person*
Better:  $500 per day, per person*
Best:  $800 per day, per person*


*Ballpark pricing is based on an annual analysis of industry costs including transfers, tours, meal allowances and lodging

When traveling to South America, it's important to keep distances in mind and realize you can't do it all in a 10 day vacation.


Our designers will help you select the region that is right for you so you can spend more time enjoying South America than worrying about getting from point A to B.





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Feeling Overwhelmed?

We offer worry free, expert travel advice. While many travel websites rely on computer algorithms and artificial intelligence, our expertise comes from our first-hand knowledge.  

There is nothing "artificial" about our intelligence.  We listen. Get to know you.  And then design an amazing trip that's all your own.  

Once you experience working with our travel designers, you will wonder why you wasted all that time traveling another way.

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