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Ultimate South America


The ultimate trip for those that love to explore, this trip has Peru, Argentina & Brazil covered. From misty train rides through the sacred valley to Machu Picchu, ziplining through the Amazon jungle, getting the party started in Rio and so much more, on ...

24 Days
Next Departure
Starting at
USD 6,227.00
USD 4,242.00
Price per day
USD 177.00
Tour Type
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Ultimate South America
Age Group
18 - 35 Years
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The ultimate trip for those that love to explore, this trip has Peru, Argentina & Brazil covered. From misty train rides through the sacred valley to Machu Picchu, ziplining through the Amazon jungle, getting the party started in Rio and so much more, on this epic odyssey of waterfalls, beaches and big cities, no day is quite like the next. Adventurers everywhere, you've found your calling.

Map: Ultimate South America (Contiki)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Start Lima
Day 2
Lima To Arequipa
Day 3
Arequipa To Colca Canyon
Day 4
Colca Canyon To Puno
Day 5
Day 6
Puno To Cusco Via Raqchi
Day 7
Day 8
Cusco To Sacred Valley
Day 9
Sacred Valley To Aguas Calientes Via Inca Trail Tr...
Day 10
Aguas Calientes To Cusco Via Machu Picchu
Day 11
Day 12
Cusco To Jungle Lodge
Day 13
Jungle Lodge
Day 14
Jungle Lodge To Lima Via Puerto Maldonado
Day 15
Lima To Buenos Aires
Day 16
Buenos Aires
Day 17
Buenos Aires
Day 18
Buenos Aires
Day 19
Buenos Aires To Iguassu Falls
Day 20
Iguassu Falls
Day 21
Iguassu Falls To Rio De Janeiro
Day 22
Rio De Janeiro
Day 23
Rio De Janeiro
Day 24
End Rio De Janeiro

Travel Countries (3): Argentina, Brazil, Peru

Travel Cities (15): Arequipa, Buenos Aires, Colca Canyon, Cusco, Iguazu Falls (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Brasil), Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Pisco, Puerto Iguazu, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Rio de Janeiro, Sacred Valley of the Incas


Dining Summary

  • 9 Dinner (D)
  • 23 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Lunch (L)

Included Experience

  • Lima: Get to know this magnificent clifftop city. It’s steeped in history and pretty architecture. But we’re all about the epic food.
  • Lima: Sit tight as you swoop into Peru’s second biggest city. The views of volcanic peaks are rivalled only by the incredible food.
  • Arequipa: Get to know the ‘white city’ better. Explore the highlights like Plaza de Armas and take some pics of the incredible backdrop of volcanoes.
  • Colca Canyon: It’s a real ‘pinch yourself’ moment as you ramble around the Andean plateaus, discovering lakes, meadows, llamas and flamingos as you go.
  • Colca Canyon: See these iconic volcanos IRL. Pics or it didn’t happen!
  • Colca Canyon: Brave the lookout point at 3287m. Take in the unrivalled views and spot some Andean Condor birds.
  • Colca Canyon: Experience life in this traditional Peruvian village in the Colca Canyon. It’s an epic 3277m above sea level!
  • Puno: If you’ve secretly always wanted to hop on one of these, here’s your chance.
  • Puno: Jump on a boat to hop around the reed islands in the world’s highest navigable lake (3657m). And stop off to meet the locals.
  • Puno: A humbling opportunity to get to know the local people on these reed islands in Lake Titicaca.
  • Puno: Immerse yourself in culture by getting to know the locals.
  • Puno: Stop off at two traditional Peruvian towns. Step up your cultural knowledge at Pukara’s museum. Then take in the scenic views of Sicuani.
  • See the sights and learn the backstory of why the Incas built this temple for the deity Wiracocha.
  • Unleash your spiritual side, as you explore the ancient Inca ruins known as Raqchi.
  • Cusco: Graze on cancha or cacao nibs as you browse the local wares and see historical sights.
  • Cusco: Your chance to pick up some mementos at San Pedro Markets and then see Cusco Cathedral, San Blas and Coricancha.
  • Sacred Valley: See this former heartland of the Incan Empire and hike around the Pisac ruins.
  • Sacred Valley: The sleepy town will give you a taste of local life in the Sacred Valley. Don’t forget to pick up some mementos at the market.
  • Cusco: AKA ‘corn beer’. This ceremonial bevvy was the drink of choice for Incan nobility.
  • Machu Picchu: Feel the goosebumps of excitement as you glide into Aguas Calientes and get ready to start this life-changing experience.
  • Machu Picchu: It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Time to explore the Incan citadel with your new Contiki fam. #travelgoals
  • Lima: Cameras ready. It’s not every day you get a bird’s eye view of the Amazon rainforest
  • Puerto Maldonado:
  • Puerto Maldonado:
  • Puerto Maldonado: Ride on a canoe over the serene waters of the Sandoval Lake, surrounded by lush greenery. Who knows? You might spot giant river otters sticking their head out to give you a show.
  • Puerto Maldonado: Get set to land in the gastro capital of Latin America. Where ‘olde worlde’ meets modern-day life, in this sundrenched, clifftop city.
  • Lima: Get some rest before you explore Argentina’s sizzling capital. A city that’s famous for amazing food, good wine, Latin passion and legendary nightlife.
  • Buenos Aires: Experience the passion and glamour of Argentina’s capital city, with an expert guide showing you the sights.
  • Buenos Aires: You can’t go to Argentina and not watch live Tango dancing! It’s wrong. Like eating a steak without a glass of red.
  • Buenos Aires: Get set to tick another travel goal off the bucket list. We’re jetting straight into the gateway for Iguassu Falls.
  • Iguassu Falls: This World Wonder is a fiesta for the imagination. The cascades of spraying waterfalls and subtropical forest make an epic backdrop
  • Iguassu Falls: There ain’t no BBQ like a Brazilian BBQ! Grab your Contiki fam and feast on these grilled skewers.
  • Iguassu Falls: These colossal falls make the ultimate backdrop for a group selfie. Strike a pose with your Contiki fam.
  • Iguassu Falls:
  • Iguassu Falls: Woohoo! We’re en route to Brazil's carnival capital. Try to catch a glimpse of the Christ the Redeemer statue from the sky
  • Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer. Sugarloaf. Copacabana. Ipanema. It’s all here to fill up up your heart and your Insta feed.
  • Rio de Janeiro: This needs no introduction. Tick this iconic statue off your #travelgoals bucket list. And don’t forget your camera.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Take a cruise along the arcing Guanabara Bay and enjoy Caiprinas and music
  • Rio de Janeiro: Spend some time with your Contiki crew, while you dine on your final meal of this trip with at a local spot. Goodbyes might be bittersweet, but the food sure is so much more than that!

Make Travel Matter®

  • Sacred Valley: Learn about the vibrant Andean art of weaving & goldsmithing in Pisac Qolque. Every penny you spend here helps them preserve their time-worn cultural identities & form of self-expression.
  • Rio de Janeiro:
    Walk through the Favelas and learn about the communities and their context in regards to Brazilian society and greater Rio.

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