South America Explorer Tour

37 Days - from AUD$16263 / Per person in double share (Inc. Internal Airfares)

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    Santiago de Chile

Countries visited : Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile

TOTAL DAYS : 37 Days

STARTS IN : Santiago

ENDS IN : Rio de Janeiro

Highlights : Buenos Aires , Iguazu Falls , Lima , machu pichu , Amazon Jungle , cuzco , Galapagos islands , La Paz , Lake Titicaca , Lakes district , Moon Valley , Otavalo market , Ollantaytambo fortress , Posada del Inca Lodge Stay , Puno , Quito , Rio de Janeiro , Santiago , sun island , Tango/ dinner Show , Uros floating islands , Witches Market , Pisac market

TRANSPORT : Ship , Air-conditioned vehicle , Airplane , Boat , train , Foot

Our most comprehensive tour is one of the Best of South America Tours of 37 days, which takes you to The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. The South America Explorer Tour offers magnificent wildlife, while cruising the Galapagos Islands on the Galapagos Legend Cruise in the footsteps of Darwin’s theories on evolution. An unforgettable experience to be re-lived long after returning home.


Continue the tour to mainland Ecuador, visiting the World Heritage city of Cuzco with its magnificent plazas and churches and visit the famous Andean Otavalo Market north of Quito – where the locals trade their produce and animals as they have for centuries.

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Day 01: Wed – Arrive Santiago
Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to selected hotel.


Day 02: Thu – Santiago
“Pick & Choose”: City Tour of Santiago or Bike Tour  .  Afternoon at leisure. (B).

Day 03: Fri – Santiago/Quito
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Arrive Quito and transfer to hotel (B)


Day 04: Sat – Quito
Full day excursion to the famous Otavalo Indian market. Return to Quito. (B,L)


Day 05: Sun – Quito
Free day for optional activities. (B)


Day 06: Mon – Quito/Galapagos/Cruise
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Galapagos. (B)


Day 07: Tue – Galapagos Cruise
Cruise to El Barranco in Genovesa or Tower Island. In the afternoon continue to Darwin Bay (B,L,D)


Day 08: Wed – Galapagos Cruise
Cruise to Punta Suarez in Espanola or Hood Island. Afternoon to Interpretation Centre in San Cristobal Island.(B,L,D)


Day 09: Thu – Cruise/Baltra/Guayaquil/Lima
Breakfast. Flight via Guayaquil to Lima. Transfer to selected hotel.(B)


Day 10: Fri – Lima
Morning city tour of modern and colonial Lima.(B)


Day 11: Sat –  Lima/ Puerto Maldonado
This rainforest adventure takes you to a community run eco-lodge in the heart of Peru’s Amazon jungle. (B,D)


Day 12: Sun – Puerto Maldonado
Different lodge activities and wildlife spotting. (B,L,D)


Day 13: Mon – Puerto Maldonado/Cuzco
Back to Puerto Maldonado and flight to Cusco. Balance of the afternoon at leisure to adjust to the altitude (11,600 feet).


Day 14: Tue – Cuzco
Breakfast. Morning tour of Cuzco, including Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenkko and Tambo Machay. Afternoon free.(B)


Day 15: Wed – Cuzco
Breakfast. Free day for optional activities. (B)


Day 16: Thu – Cuzco/Sacred Valley
Full day tour to Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress. Drop off at the Sacred Valley for overnight. (B,L)


Day 17: Fri – Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes
Morning departure on one of the world’s great train journeys to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins, overnight in Aguas. (B,L)


Day 18: Sat – Aguas Calientes/Cuzco
Morning free, afternoon train back to Cuzco for overnight.(B)


Day 19: Sun – Cuzco/Puno
Breakfast . Today one of South America’s most extraordinary overland trips takes you by bus to Puno passing through striking highland scenery and picturesque Andean villages. (B,L)


Day 20: Mon – Puno
Breakfast. Tour of the Uros Floating islands and Taquile Islands with lunch . (B,L)


Day 21: Tue – Puno/Sun Island
Morning transfer to Copacabana to visit the shrine then continuing by hydrofoil to the Island of the Sun, Overnight at the Posada del Inca. (B,L,D)


Day 22: Wed – Sun Island/La Paz
Morning visit of Sun Island.  Lunch at Uma Kollo, followed by afternoon hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island and Huatajata. Continue by bus/van to La Paz. (B,L)


Day 23: Thu – La Paz
“Pick & Choose”: City Tour & Moon Valley or Half Day Tiwanacu Ruins or Walking Tour of La Paz.  . Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 24:Fri – La Paz/Santiago/Puerto Montt/Puerto Varas
Breakfast. Late morning transfer to the airport for flight via Santiago to Puerto Montt. Transfer to selected hotel. (B)


Day 25: Sat – Puerto Varas
Half day city tour. Afternoon at leisure.(B)


Day 26: Sun – Puerto Varas/Peulla (Lakes Crossing)
Lakes crossing of the Chilean lake district to Hotel Peulla. (B,D)


Day 27: Mon – Peulla/Bariloche (Lakes Crossing)
Today you will continue your Lake District Crossing into Argentina to Puerto Panuelo and a final transfer to your Hotel in Bariloche. (B)


Day 28: Tue – Bariloche
Breakfast. Morning tour around Bariloche.  Afternoon free.(B)


Day 29: Wed – Bariloche/Buenos Aires
Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer to selected hotel. Afternoon free. (B)


Day 30: Thu – Buenos Aires
“Pick & Choose”: City Tour  including major tourist attractions or Bike Tour or Half Day Tigre & Delta. Afternoon free. Evening Tango & Dinner Show. (B,D)

Day 31: Fri – Buenos Aires
Visit the Argentine countryside with its customs and traditions spending a day at a ranch. (B,L)


Day 32: Sat – Buenos Aires/Puerto Iguazu
Early morning flight to Iguazu. Afternoon falls of the tour Brazilian or Argentine side. Overnight in selected hotel (B)


Day 33: Sun – Iguazu
Morning falls tour either Argentinean or Brazilian side. Afternoon free.(B)


Day 34: Mon – Foz do Iguassu/Rio de Janeiro
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to selected hotel. (B)


Day 35: Tue – Rio de Janeiro
“Pick & Choose”:  Day tour of Rio de Janeiro including its most important sights including Corcovado Mountain and Sugar Loaf Mountain for yet another panoramic view of the city.Or Historic City Tour or Tijuca Forest by Jeep or Favelas Jeep Tour or Buzios Beach-side Town.  (B,L)

Day 36: Wed – Rio de Janeiro
Free day to enjoy the beach.(B)


Day 37: Thu – Depart Rio de Janeiro
Morning free and afternoon transfer to the airport for flight back via Santiago to Australia.(B)


South America Explorer Tour - Includes Internal Air Only

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Santiago Tourist AUD$24700 AUD$16263 On request
Santiago Tourist Superior AUD$28710 AUD$18371 On request
Santiago First Class AUD$34674 AUD$21563 On request

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.


  • Internal Economy Class Airfares from Santiago to Rio
    Note: Package with internal South America from Santiago
    to Rio airfares only apply if flying into South America
    with LAN flight and ticket number.
  • Meals as per program (37 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 8 dinners)
  • Accommodation in selected hotels
  • Sightseeing as per program with English speaking local guides
  • Entry to sites, except Galapagos National Park which is US$100 p.p. plus Municipality Tax US$10
  • All transfers with assistance
  • Local representative assistance
  • Hotel taxes


Not included:

  • Airport taxes and surcharges of approx AU$650 p/pers.
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee of US$100 p.pers. Plus Municipality Tax US$10
  • Galapagos Cruise Fuel surcharge of approximately US$96-$122
  • Expenses of personal nature such as: laundry, tips, gratuities, telephone calls, meals not included and optional tours.
  • Airport taxes charged locally by governments in some countries.

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