Overview & Highlights
A comprehensive escorted tour of highlights; real comfort in accommodation and travel and a discovery of a range of cultural and natural landscapes over 4 countries in 3 weeks. Top sights include Rio de Janeiro, Iguazú Falls, Buenos Aires, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu.
- Rio de Janeiro: city tour
- Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Mountain
- Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado Mountain
- Iguazú Falls: Argentinian and Brazilian sides
- Buenos Aires: city tour
- La Paz: cable car rides over the city
- La Paz: Tiwanaku archaeological site
- Luxury train from Puno to Cusco
- Cusco: city tour and Sacsayhuamán
- Sacred Valley: tour of the region
- Machu Picchu: guided tour
This extended coast-to-coast spectacular takes in some of the continent's most extraordinary and contrasting sites: exotic Rio de Janeiro, hemmed in by forested mountains and white-sand beaches; the thunderous falls at Iguazú; the sophistication of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires; the traditional, long-lasting indigenous culture of Bolivia; peerless Inca architecture in Cusco, Peru; the Lost City of Machu Picchu; and the shimmering waters of Lake Titicaca, fringed by snow-capped Andean peaks.
This comprehensive and comfortable trip introduces you to South America's fascinating history and gives an insight into contemporary culture and ways of life.
UK clients depart, arriving in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the same day.
Overnight in Copacabana.
Explore Rio; cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Visit Corcovado mountain and the famous Christ the Redeemer.
Fly to Iguazú Falls; explore the Brazilian side.
Iguazú Falls; explore the Argentine side.
Fly to Buenos Aires.
City tour of the Argentinean capital.
Fly to and explore the colonial city of Sucre.
Fly to La Paz, the world's highest capital city.
From La Paz, visit Tiwanaku pre-Columbian ruins.
By road to the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Lakeside drive to Puno, Peru.
Luxury train to Cusco.
Tour of Cusco and Inca temple Sacsayhuamán.
Excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, overnight.
By rail to Machu Picchu; guided tour of the site.
Optional revisit to Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco.
Fly to Lima.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Walking tour of Rio de Janeiro
See the views from Sugar Loaf mountain
Walking tour of Buenos Aires
Visit Tiwanaku ruins
Walking tour of Cusco
Visit Sacsayhuaman Inca fortress
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Visit the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls
Visit the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls
Explore Sacred Valley of the Incas
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Brazil / Rio de Janeiro
Argentina / Buenos Aires
Argentina / Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side / Iguazu Falls
Panoramic Hotel Iguazu
Bolivia / Lake Titicaca – Bolivian side / Lake Titicaca
Rosario del Lago
Peru / Cusco
Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco
Peru / Sacred Valley of the Incas
Peru / Machu Picchu
Inkaterra El Mapi
If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Amazing trip, fab group, experienced guide and definitely value for money. Would highly recommend.AB, London
The Iguacu Falls were spectacular and most likely the most impressive Falls I will ever see. We were absolutely spellbound by the magnitude, scale and layout. Obviously, Machu Picchu takes your breath away. Nature and man-made wonders at their best!PK, Ashton-Under-Lyne
The trip surpassed our expectations and I have already recommended Journey Latin America to friends and even to people I talked to on a bus in Machu Picchu, one of whom was from the U.S.A.
It was our first experience of small group travel, and although on balance we prefer independant travel, to cover as many countries as we did, we couldn t have done it on our own!CS, Seaford
So many highlights. Corcovado Mountain and the Cristo Redento statue in Rio was a truly spiritual experience. Bolivia as a whole completely exceeded our expectations. Machu Picchu is such an extraordinary sight - its location and setting are hard to comprehend.NH, Shrewsbury
This was a truly great experience with JLA and having a local guide with us all the way made it very easy. It was a very relaxed way to see an amazing part of the world.LB, London
The tour was well paced for our age group with enough leisure time to do your own thing or just chill. One of the best holidays I have ever been on. Well done and thank you all.JM, Buckhurst Hill
The boat trip to the base of the Iguacu falls Argentinian side was exhilarating and awesome. The visit to Machu Pichu was even more impressive than we expected - our optional walk to the Inca bridge in the late afternoon was unforgettable.HJ, Potters Bar
Surpassed expectation. The excellent itinerary was enhanced by the tour leaders excellent knowledge and company.PM, Corsham
A journey to South America was a long held dream of mine, and Journey Latin America certainly fulfilled my dream.EM, Bromley
There were so many highlights and wows that it is difficult to say. Macchu Picchu lived up to our expectations and Bolivia was a truly unexpected surprise. Loved Rio and the Iguazu Falls.EG, Pinner
The holiday was all we expected and when asked we would recommend it to friends with reservation.EC, Taunton
We enjoyed all our excursions. Rio was a great start. The views from the Sugar Loaf were quite spectacular. Likewise the trips at both sides of the Iguazu Falls provided stunning scenery and of course Machu Picchu which even surpassed our epectations. Our first optional excursion was fascinating - up Corcovado. We also thoroughly enjoyed our helicopter trip over the falls, and the day trip to Potosi - a different and very interesting trip with lots to see.We also enjoyed visiting Moon Valley with its varied and interesting formations and in contrast going in to Lima. Every trip was worthwhile and enjoyable.JR, Swansea
Really it was the whole experience. A well-organised trip with lots of interesting things to see and do with people we got on well with and a knowledgeable,friendly,helpful guide.
Even though I had seen countless photographs of Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu when I first saw the sights I was reduced to a , 'Wow!' every few minutes.FB, Spain
The first view of Machu Picchu from the watchman's tower, the view from El Alto overlooking La Paz and surrounding mountains and the Iguazu Falls will remain with me always. Also very pleased with the standard of accommodation.
Overall this was the most interesting and varied holiday I have ever been on and was a superb introduction to what was, for me, a new area of the world.PM, Motherwell
Our most memorable moments were the views in Rio, the Iguassu Falls, the initial impressions of La Paz, Copacabana and Puno (especially the hotel in Puno with its views of the Lake), the Andean Explorer and Sacred Valley train journeys and the magnificence of the Andes and Macchu Picchu.MH, Sherborne
This is an excellent introduction to South America. It takes in 4 different countries and shows the enormous variety this continent has to offer. Buzzing cities like Rio and Buenos Aires, splendid nature like Lake Titicaca and the Iguazú Falls and plenty of history and culture.
Etienne Frans - Tour Leader
Our qualified tour leaders are Latin American specialists all of whom have travelled widely in the region. Book with Journey Latin America.
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Real Latin America Experts
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.