South American Odyssey: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Machu Picchu & More
Learn the Samba in Rio and the tango in Buenos Aires, climb to Machu Picchu and go wine tasting in the vineyards outside of Santiago on this journey to the best of South America.
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Program No. 22885RJ
18 days
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At a Glance

The rhythm of samba and the icons of Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado, Sugar Mountain and Copacabana Beach. The pounding waters of Iguazu Falls. The glint of sunlight illuminating the ruins of the Incas in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. The Colorful and classic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and the culture of Argentina’s Gauchos. Cosmopolitan Santiago, the Pacific coast of Chile and lush vineyards all set against the imposing backdrop of the Andes. On this journey from the extraordinary coast of Brazil to the mountaintops of the Peruvian Andes, feast your senses on the natural, ancient and contemporary wonders of South America.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Elevations up to 11,000 feet in Cusco, Peru. Walking and standing up to two miles a day in a variety of conditions.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the highlights of Rio de Janeiro and take in the awesome splendor of Iguazu Falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian vantage points.
  • Walk among the remains of the ancient Inca civilization in the Sacred Valley and at Machu Picchu, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Discover Argentine culture in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of the South,” with a tango lesson and the colorful neighborhood of Recoleta.
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Luis Geldres Carillo
Luis Geldres Carillo enjoys sharing the history and culture of South America with lifelong learners from around the globe. When working with groups, he strives to enhance each participant’s experience by creating an enjoyable and educational adventure. Luis has traveled throughout Peru and has had the opportunity to explore Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada and the U.S. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, singing, playing soccer, reading and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Luis Geldres Carillo
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