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South America

Learn the Samba in Rio and the tango in Buenos Aires, climb to Machu Picchu, go wine tasting in the vineyards outside of Santiago, or explore the mysteries of the Galapagos Islands. Road Scholar’s adventures in South America are anything but ordinary.

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South America Tours and Adventures

From exploring the wild wonders of Patagonia to getting up close with seals and penguins in Antarctica, the best adventures await you on the Road Scholar South America tours. Learn the Samba in Rio and the tango in Buenos Aires, climb to Machu Picchu, go wine tasting in the vineyards outside of Santiago, or take an Amazon river cruise

Road Scholar’s South America tours are anything but ordinary. Do you have a passion for archeology? Take a trip to Easter Island and meet archaeologists who study the mysteries of the ancient moai statues.  


South American Cruise 

All Aboard the MV Ocean Victory to explore the South American coasts of Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica. On the Central Pacific Discovery expedition, you will get insight into the ancient and modern cultures of South America and the national parks known for howler monkeys, boobies, iguanas, crocodiles and more. 

Small Groups Travel to South America

For a more personalized vacation, Road Scholar’s small group travel offer tight-knit learning adventures for groups of 13 to 24 participants. The South American adventures above are designed for small groups and provide a more intimate experience. 

South American Odyssey

Explore exciting Rio de Janeiro and marvel at the Iguazu Falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian vantage points, walk among an ancient Inca civilization in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this epic 19-day journey. Road Scholar’s educational tours on the South American Odyssey will take you wine tasting in Santiago one day, and exploring the colorful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires the next. 

Easter Island Archeology

Ignite your inner archeologist in this dynamic tour where you will explore Easter Island’s most important archaeological sites. The Easter Island (Rapa Nui) expedition will have you walking the quarry where the massive moai were carved, which includes nearly 400 unfinished giants and spectacular petroglyphs. Connect with local Rapanui people. Become a local for an evening as you share a traditional meal with an Easter Island family. 

The Galápagos Islands Small Boat Cruise

This small ship voyage takes you on one of the planet's most unspoiled islands to explore the Blue-footed Boobies, Darwin finches, giant tortoises, and marine iguanas. On this 11-day exploration, you will swim with sea lions, snorkel off remote beaches in search of tropical marine life, and learn about the ecosystems of the Galápagos

Experience Travel with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of trips through the great continent of South America by land and sea. Through any of our South American tours, you’ll be placed in a cohort of like-minded adventurers. Together, you’ll enjoy spirited conversations while learning more about the world’s cultures, history, and traditions from local experts. Book your travel and learn more with Road Scholar today.