If all you know of South America are its fabled rainforests, then you’re in for some incredible surprises. South America is possibly the most geographically diverse continent on the planet, home to steaming jungles, fiery deserts, and sub-Antarctic mountains. (And not just one, but four species of penguin.) At Classic Journeys, we hold a special place in our hearts for our incredible neighbor to the south, and we’re excited to take you there.
There’s so much to choose from on a South America tour. Perhaps you’re intrigued by the prospect of visiting Colombia. The friendly, mountainous country – home to 2019 Tour de France winner Egan Bernal – offers unmatched scenery and generous hospitality. Sipping the world’s best coffee with your toes in the Caribbean is a perfect way to start your day.
Or you can head south to the Galapagos Islands, where you’ll walk in Charles Darwin’s footsteps and have close encounters with some of the world’s most exotic wildlife. Then there’s Peru, where you’ll travel from the depths of the Amazon jungle to the spires of the Andes and the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu.
Looking for an otherworldly experience? We’ll take you to Easter Island, where you’ll marvel at the famous skyward-gazing stone sentinels. Chile is ripe for exploration; here you’ll spend time with gauchos — South America’s renowned horsemen — and roam through the Patagonia highlands. In Argentina, you’ll spend time with winemakers and sample amazing Malbecs, and head to a glacier that’s perched at the edge of the known world. Regardless of which South America tour you select, you’ll be treated to world-class accommodations and some of the most unique and delicious cuisine you’ve ever had. You’ll have the adventure of a lifetime – and when you get home, you won’t be surprised when you start planning your next South American journey.