South America

Let a Friendly Planet tour package take you south of the equator to Amazon rainforests and Patagonia peaks. Santiago architecture and Ecuador's baroque cathedrals mark Spanish influence, while market days showcase indigenous crafts. Dance the seductive salsa or the erotic tango. The party never ends during Brazil's Carnaval. Ski Andean resorts or romp in the surf along white sand beaches. Whatever your passion, a South American tour can take it to the next level.

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Countries & Areas in South America

Argentina

Argentina

Skiers and snowboarders throng to Bariloche, a slice of Switzerland. Buenos Aires has been called the "Paris of the South," but the Italian fare rivals any served in Naples. Goucho culture reigns supreme on the pampas, while the Iguaza Falls thunder from heights of 300 feet in a rush of rainbows and roaring water.

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Brazil

Brazil

The cities, beaches, waterfalls and Amazon wilds are larger than life, Powdery white sand beaches beckon sunbathers. Rio de Janeiro vibrates with the seductive samba and dizzying shopping, while the Iguazu Falls and lush rainforests cool the senses. Let a discount Brazil tour package from Friendly Planet help you experience it all!

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Chile

Chile

Slip down a cobblestone street in Santiago under towering glass encased skyscrapers. In the Central Valley, the Carmenera varietal has elevated Chilean wines to world class status. The Jewel of the Pacific, the port city of Valparaiso, oozes old world charm. Snow-capped Andean peaks and quiet Pacific beaches are but a few hours distant. Let a discount tour to Chile from Friendly Planet help you experience it all!

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Colombia

Colombia

From Caribbean white sand beaches through tropical rainforests to mountains topping out at 18,000 feet, Colombia’s landscape is as varied as its culture. Visit the tropical seaport of Cartagena, throbbing with salsa and nightlife, and the cultural capital of Bogota in the center of the country. Travel nearly 600 feet beneath the earth into the Zipaquira Salt Mine Cathedral to see the beautifully-lit stations of the cross, carved by miners themselves. Tour the mansions, villages and farms of the Coffee Triangle to discover what makes Colombian coffee, grown on the slopes of the Andes Mountains, so seductive and delicious.

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Ecuador

Ecuador

Billed as the "middle of the world," travelers will find there's nothing halfway about Ecuador. Spanish colonial history is preserve in cozy public squares and ornate cathedrals replete with Latin American baroque stylizing. Otalavo markets showcase indigenous wares and hand-woven blankets. Travel to Quito, Ecuador's capital, or take a luxury cruise from Baltra to the famed Galapagos Islands, our discount Ecuador travel packages have something for everyone.

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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Travel in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on an island safari 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. Half of the species on this remote volcanic archipelago are found nowhere else on earth. See giant tortoises, marine iguanas, tropical penguins, boobies, and albatross. Exploring the Galapagos Islands you'll feel like you're in movie, swimming with sea lions and dolphins.

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Patagonia

Patagonia

Derived from the Spanish word for “giant,” this vast enigmatic region, one of the most pristine places left on Earth, spans the southernmost Andes and two countries. Marvel at flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth, explore indigenous cultures steeped in mystery, and cruise around the Cape Horn promontory, within 400 miles of Antarctica.

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Peru

Peru

Indigenous heritage lies cradled among rainforests, Andean peaks and arid deserts. Travel to Machu Picchu where archeological ruins echo mighty Incan culture. Mystery abounds about the Nazca Lines geoglyphs. Savor traditional Peruvian delights of Lima after a day bird watching on the Ballestras Islands. Test your extreme sports gene sandsurfing in the dunes around Ica. With the help of Friendly Planet, traveling to Peru has never been easier!

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Tours & Packages in South America

Packages generally include: roundtrip airfare from the U.S., transfers, hotel and/or cruise accommodations, many meals, and more. Select a package for a full list of features.

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Affordable Amazon & Machu Picchu

Affordable Amazon & Machu Picchu

See Package 10 days from $2399*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures December 2014
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA)
Highlights Equatorial Monument, Amazonian Rainforest, Pisac Market, Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu, Cathedral & Koricancha in Cusco
Amazing Peru

Amazing Peru

See Package 12 days from $3399*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November 2014 – April 2015
Departs Miami (MIA); other gateways on request
Highlights Nazca Lines, Ballestas Islands, Lima, Cusco, Puno, Machu Picchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca
Colorful Colombia

Colorful Colombia

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Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departs Miami (MIA)
Highlights Bogotá Gold Museum, Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, Coffee Plantation, Traditional cooking class, Wax Palm Planting Ceremony, Chiva Bus Tour, Traditional Horse & Carriage ride through Cartagena
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

See Package 9 days from $3999*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November 2014 – April 2015
Departs Miami (MIA)
Highlights Quito, Otavalo, San Cristobal Island, Sante Fe, South Plaza, Santa Cruz Islands, Charles Darwin Research Center
Exotic Ecuador & Peru

Exotic Ecuador & Peru

See Package 14 days from $2799*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures January – April 2015
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA)
Highlights Equatorial Monument (Quito), Otavalo Sunday Market, Amazon Rainforest, Cotopaxi National Park, Larco Herrera Museum (Lima), Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Koricancha (Cusco)
Exotic Ecuador 2014

Exotic Ecuador 2014

See Package 8 days from $1399*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures October – December 2014
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA); other gateways on request
Highlights Quito, Equatorial Monument, Otavalo Market, Amazon Rainforest, El Paillion del Diablo Waterfall, and Cotopaxi National Park
Exotic Ecuador 2015

Exotic Ecuador 2015

See Package 8 days from $1399*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures January – May 2015
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA); other gateways on request
Highlights Quito, Equatorial Monument, Otavalo Sunday Market, Amazon Rainforest, El Paillion del Diablo Waterfall, and Cotopaxi National Park
Exotic Peru 2014

Exotic Peru 2014

See Package 7 days from $2399*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures December 2014
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA); other gateways on request
Highlights Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Koricancha (Cusco), Lima
Exotic Peru 2015

Exotic Peru 2015

See Package 8 days from $1899*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures January – April 2015
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA)
Highlights Larco Herrera Museum (Lima), Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Koricancha (Cusco)
Exotic Peru: Inti Raymi Festival 2015

Exotic Peru: Inti Raymi Festival 2015

See Package 8 days from $2599*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures June 2015
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA); other gateways on request
Highlights Inti Raymi Festival, Larco Herrera Museum (Lima), Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Koricancha (Cusco)
Galapagos Islands Express

Galapagos Islands Express

See Package 6 days from $2799*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures December 2014
Departs Miami (MIA)
Highlights Santa Cruz Island, Charles Darwin Research Center and 2 additional islands (Bartolome, Seymour, Plazas or Santa Fe)
Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery

Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery

See Package 7 days from $3299*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November 2014 – May 2015
Departs Miami (MIA)
Highlights Quito and San Cristobal, Isabela, & Santa Cruz Islands. Optional Quito & Otavalo extension
Patagonian Explorer by Sea

Patagonian Explorer by Sea

See Package 12 days from $4959*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November 2014 – April 2015
Departs Miami (MIA)
Highlights Buenos Aires, Santiago, Ushaia, Avenida 9 de Julio, Cape Horn, & Magdalena Island. Optional Iguazu Falls extension
Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

See Package 16 days from $5899*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November – December 2014
Departs Miami (MIA)
Highlights Lima, Cusco, Quito, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, & Galapagos Islands. Optional Nazca Lines extension
Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands 2015

Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands 2015

See Package 18 days from $6399*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures December 2014 – April 2015
Departs Miami (MIA)
Highlights Lima, Pisac Market, Machu Picchu, Koricancha (Cusco), Lake Titicaca & Galapagos Islands.
Sensational South America

Sensational South America

See Package 9 days from $2999*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November 2014 – March 2015
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA)
Highlights Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu & Iguazu Falls. Optional Buenos Aires extension

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