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Brazil/Argentina/Chile/Peru

South American Odyssey: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Machu Picchu & More

Program No. 22885RJ
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.
Length
19 days
Rating (5)
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7,999
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Feb 12 - Mar 2, 2023
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Mar 5 - Mar 23, 2023
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Nov 19 - Dec 7, 2023
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Feb 12 - Mar 2, 2023
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8,829
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Mar 5 - Mar 23, 2023
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8,829
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Oct 1 - Oct 19, 2023
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8,829
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Oct 22 - Nov 9, 2023
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Nov 19 - Dec 7, 2023
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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 13 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.
  • Discover Argentine culture in Buenos Aires with a tango lesson and the colorful neighborhood of Recoleta.
Featured Expert
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Oscar Oviedo Velasco
Oscar Oviedo Velasco is a native Peruvian with extensive knowledge of his home country and region. He boasts many years of experience as a local expert and group leader. His expertise extends to Peruvian history and culture, and he is fluent in English and Spanish.

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

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Oscar Oviedo Velasco View biography
Oscar Oviedo Velasco is a native Peruvian with extensive knowledge of his home country and region. He boasts many years of experience as a local expert and group leader. His expertise extends to Peruvian history and culture, and he is fluent in English and Spanish.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Inca Trail: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Map
by Lima 2000
This fact-filled map shows the whole of the Sacred Valley, from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, on one side, and, on the reverse, the area surrounding the sanctuary in splendid, topographic detail (1:50,000). It's the best map for those making the trek from kilometer 88 to the site and an excellent choice for those exploring by bus or train.
Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
by Jason Wilson
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers; serves well as a guidebook, too, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
Forgotten Continent
by Michael Reid
Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization.
Lonely Planet Buenos Aires
by Lonely Planet
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips.
Lost City of the Incas
by Hiram Bingham
This first-rate adventure story by the man who brought Machu Picchu to the attention of the world 100 years ago is not just a gripping tale of exploration and archaeology, it also sets the scene for any visitor to the site.
Brazil
by Regis St. Louis
An excellent, colorful primer to the country and its history, covering the varied landscapes, diverse cultures and regional customs, including carnaval and soccer.
Cataratas del Iguazu
by de Dios
This foldup, laminated card shows seven maps of the falls, Puerto Iguazu, park and region.
Tropical Nature
by Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
The Machu Picchu Guidebook
by Ruth M. Wright, Alfredo Valencia Zegarra
With maps and site plans, a segment on new discoveries, a wildlife section and a fold-out full color painting of the city as it may have looked during a solstice celebration in 1530.
Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness
by Peter Matthiessen
Matthiessen recounts with wit, insight and style his odyssey to the Amazon and Andes, including Machu Picchu and Tierra del Fuego.
Stone Offerings
by Mike Torrey
Torrey captures the dramatic setting, solitude and intricate construction of the Inca site of Machu Picchu in 100 striking color photographs taken over a few days at summer and winter solstice.
The Brazilians
by Joseph Page
A clear, comprehensive and compelling introduction to Brazil, covering politics, history, economics, ecology, conservation and culture.
The Incas
by Carmen Bernard
Featuring archival drawings and photographs, a chronology and chapters on Atahualpa, the Conquistadors and Hiram Bingham, this handy book (previously published as People of the Sun) illuminates the daily life, monuments and history of the Incas.
Meals
39 Meals
16 Breakfasts
14 Lunches
9 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Nov 19, 2023 - Dec 07, 2023 (Rio de Janeiro to Cuzco)
  • Feb 12, 2023 - Mar 02, 2023 (Rio de Janeiro to Cuzco)
  • Mar 05, 2023 - Mar 23, 2023 (Rio de Janeiro to Cuzco)
  • Oct 01, 2023 - Oct 19, 2023 (Rio de Janeiro to Cuzco)
  • Oct 22, 2023 - Nov 09, 2023 (Rio de Janeiro to Cuzco)
  • Nov 19, 2023 - Dec 07, 2023 (Rio de Janeiro to Cuzco)
3 nights
Rio de Janeiro
Cradle of Bossa Nova and source of inspiration of the best known Brazilian song in the world, the Praia Ipanema Hotel is located in the most famous and charming neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, where trends are created, experiences shared and memories perpetuated
2 nights
Foz de Iguacu
The Wyndham Golden Foz Suites has large suites and is in a great location; downtown with easy access to the city main sights – besides an unforgettable panoramic view.
3 nights
Buenos Aires
A hotel designed to enjoy the city through its most representative aspects; gastronomy, the expressiveness of its art, its events and lifestyle. A look that represents the union of the past and future of the city, reflected in the furniture and decor of the hotel, in the combination of colors and materials that present the beauty and memory of the place.
3 nights
Santiago
Centrally located within Santiago's recently developed commercial and financial district, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago - Vitacura is just one block away from The Costanera Center – an extensive business and commercial complex that includes South America’s largest shopping mall, theaters, offices and the tallest building in Latin America, Gran Torre Santiago. This Santiago hotel is within walking distance of national and international corporate headquarters, embassies and convention centers. Guests can also enjoy easy access to restaurants, boutiques, galleries, cultural buildings and many Santiago attractions. Experience a warm welcome when you stay at this contemporary Santiago hotel. You will even be greeted with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check-in.
3 nights
Cusco
The hotel is situated two blocks away from the main square in a XVII century colonial house.
2 nights
Cusco
The 87-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, five minutes far from Urubamba , one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Posada Yucay is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
3 nights
Rio de Janeiro
Located in the seafront of one of the most famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, it provides its guests with high standard service, comfort, sophistication, high-end structure and convenience. It is walking distance from the most trendy bars, restaurants and the commercial area of Copacabana.
2 nights
Foz de Iguacu
The Wyndham Golden Foz Suites has large suites and is in a great location; downtown with easy access to the city main sights – besides an unforgettable panoramic view.
3 nights
Buenos Aires
A hotel designed to enjoy the city through its most representative aspects; gastronomy, the expressiveness of its art, its events and lifestyle. A look that represents the union of the past and future of the city, reflected in the furniture and decor of the hotel, in the combination of colors and materials that present the beauty and memory of the place.
3 nights
Santiago
Centrally located within Santiago's recently developed commercial and financial district, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago - Vitacura is just one block away from The Costanera Center – an extensive business and commercial complex that includes South America’s largest shopping mall, theaters, offices and the tallest building in Latin America, Gran Torre Santiago. This Santiago hotel is within walking distance of national and international corporate headquarters, embassies and convention centers. Guests can also enjoy easy access to restaurants, boutiques, galleries, cultural buildings and many Santiago attractions. Experience a warm welcome when you stay at this contemporary Santiago hotel. You will even be greeted with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check-in.
3 nights
Cusco
The hotel is situated two blocks away from the main square in a XVII century colonial house.
2 nights
Cusco
The 87-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, five minutes far from Urubamba , one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Posada Yucay is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
3 nights
Rio de Janeiro
Cradle of Bossa Nova and source of inspiration of the best known Brazilian song in the world, the Praia Ipanema Hotel is located in the most famous and charming neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, where trends are created, experiences shared and memories perpetuated
2 nights
Foz de Iguacu
The Wyndham Golden Foz Suites has large suites and is in a great location; downtown with easy access to the city main sights – besides an unforgettable panoramic view.
3 nights
Buenos Aires
A hotel designed to enjoy the city through its most representative aspects; gastronomy, the expressiveness of its art, its events and lifestyle. A look that represents the union of the past and future of the city, reflected in the furniture and decor of the hotel, in the combination of colors and materials that present the beauty and memory of the place.
3 nights
Santiago
Centrally located within Santiago's recently developed commercial and financial district, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago - Vitacura is just one block away from The Costanera Center – an extensive business and commercial complex that includes South America’s largest shopping mall, theaters, offices and the tallest building in Latin America, Gran Torre Santiago. This Santiago hotel is within walking distance of national and international corporate headquarters, embassies and convention centers. Guests can also enjoy easy access to restaurants, boutiques, galleries, cultural buildings and many Santiago attractions. Experience a warm welcome when you stay at this contemporary Santiago hotel. You will even be greeted with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check-in.
3 nights
Cusco
The hotel is situated two blocks away from the main square in a XVII century colonial house.
2 nights
Cusco
The 87-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, five minutes far from Urubamba , one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Posada Yucay is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
3 nights
Rio de Janeiro
Cradle of Bossa Nova and source of inspiration of the best known Brazilian song in the world, the Praia Ipanema Hotel is located in the most famous and charming neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, where trends are created, experiences shared and memories perpetuated
2 nights
Foz de Iguacu
The Wyndham Golden Foz Suites has large suites and is in a great location; downtown with easy access to the city main sights – besides an unforgettable panoramic view.
3 nights
Buenos Aires
A hotel designed to enjoy the city through its most representative aspects; gastronomy, the expressiveness of its art, its events and lifestyle. A look that represents the union of the past and future of the city, reflected in the furniture and decor of the hotel, in the combination of colors and materials that present the beauty and memory of the place.
3 nights
Santiago
Centrally located within Santiago's recently developed commercial and financial district, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago - Vitacura is just one block away from The Costanera Center – an extensive business and commercial complex that includes South America’s largest shopping mall, theaters, offices and the tallest building in Latin America, Gran Torre Santiago. This Santiago hotel is within walking distance of national and international corporate headquarters, embassies and convention centers. Guests can also enjoy easy access to restaurants, boutiques, galleries, cultural buildings and many Santiago attractions. Experience a warm welcome when you stay at this contemporary Santiago hotel. You will even be greeted with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check-in.
3 nights
Cusco
The hotel is situated two blocks away from the main square in a XVII century colonial house.
2 nights
Cusco
The 87-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, five minutes far from Urubamba , one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Posada Yucay is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
3 nights
Rio de Janeiro
Cradle of Bossa Nova and source of inspiration of the best known Brazilian song in the world, the Praia Ipanema Hotel is located in the most famous and charming neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, where trends are created, experiences shared and memories perpetuated
2 nights
Foz de Iguacu
The Wyndham Golden Foz Suites has large suites and is in a great location; downtown with easy access to the city main sights – besides an unforgettable panoramic view.
3 nights
Buenos Aires
A hotel designed to enjoy the city through its most representative aspects; gastronomy, the expressiveness of its art, its events and lifestyle. A look that represents the union of the past and future of the city, reflected in the furniture and decor of the hotel, in the combination of colors and materials that present the beauty and memory of the place.
3 nights
Santiago
Centrally located within Santiago's recently developed commercial and financial district, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago - Vitacura is just one block away from The Costanera Center – an extensive business and commercial complex that includes South America’s largest shopping mall, theaters, offices and the tallest building in Latin America, Gran Torre Santiago. This Santiago hotel is within walking distance of national and international corporate headquarters, embassies and convention centers. Guests can also enjoy easy access to restaurants, boutiques, galleries, cultural buildings and many Santiago attractions. Experience a warm welcome when you stay at this contemporary Santiago hotel. You will even be greeted with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check-in.
3 nights
Cusco
The hotel is situated two blocks away from the main square in a XVII century colonial house.
2 nights
Cusco
The 87-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, five minutes far from Urubamba , one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Posada Yucay is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.





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