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TRAVELLING TO South America

Tantalise your senses with a multi-country South America tour or focus your travels on just one of the spectacular countries that South America has to offer.

South America is a continent like no other, offering a variety of incredulous terrains, a host of differing cultures, a fascinating and unique range of wildlife, a gastronomic cuisine, an intriguing history and a range of adventure-filled activities.

From snow-capped mountains to turquoise lakes, stark arid deserts, rainforest, vast salt flats, pampas grasslands, glaciers, volcanoes, spectacular coastline and waterfalls, the landscapes of South America are breathtaking. In complete contrast are bustling and vibrant cities such as Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Lima and Montevideo. Then there are fascinating colonial towns such as Cusco, Sucre, Quito, Cartagena and Colonia and the mining towns of Potosi and Ouro Preto. South America is steeped in history and culture and a South America tour could allow you to delve into the history of the Inca, Moche and Nazca civilisations or immerse yourself in the culture of the Quechua Indians or the Afro-Brazilian beat of Salvador. For food lovers, a gastronomic experience awaits, tempting you with mouth-watering Argentinian steaks or fresh seafood ceviche accompanied by a glass of fine Chilean or Argentinian wine.

South America travel offers something for everyone and for all ages.

 
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Tantalise your senses with a multi-country South America tour or focus your travels on just one of the spectacular countries that South America has to offer.

South America is a continent like no other, offering a variety of incredulous terrains, a host of differing cultures, a fascinating and unique range of wildlife, a gastronomic cuisine, an intriguing history and a range of adventure-filled activities.

From snow-capped mountains to turquoise lakes, stark arid deserts, rainforest, vast salt flats, pampas grasslands, glaciers, volcanoes, spectacular coastline and waterfalls, the landscapes of South America are breathtaking. In complete contrast are bustling and vibrant cities such as Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Lima and Montevideo. Then there are fascinating colonial towns such as Cusco, Sucre, Quito, Cartagena and Colonia and the mining towns of Potosi and Ouro Preto. South America is steeped in history and culture and a South America tour could allow you to delve into the history of the Inca, Moche and Nazca civilisations or immerse yourself in the culture of the Quechua Indians or the Afro-Brazilian beat of Salvador. For food lovers, a gastronomic experience awaits, tempting you with mouth-watering Argentinian steaks or fresh seafood ceviche accompanied by a glass of fine Chilean or Argentinian wine.

South America travel offers something for everyone and for all ages.

 
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WHY TRAVEL WITH CHIMU ADVENTURES

  • We offer you flexible travel options in Latin America at an affordable price.

     
  • You can choose from over 400 suggested itineraries or pick and choose elements to build your own unique experience; cover the areas you want to explore at a pace to suit you.

     
  • We know each Latin American country by heart and will work with you to determine which activities and accommodations are best suited to your needs.

     
  • From your initial enquiry until your trip ends, you will be assigned a personal Destination Specialist who will offer a full service for your travel needs: we can book flights, insurance and any ancillary travel required to complete your journey.

     
  • We have offices across South America so you can be assured that ground staff are close at hand to assist whilst you are travelling.

     
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South America TOURS

9 Days

Highlights of Argentina

Argentina

One of our most popular tours to Argentina, travel to the most popular destinations in a compact tim......

9 Days

Highlights of Peru

Peru, Machu Picchu

From Lake Titicaca, to Cusco and Machu Picchu, this nine-day trip is packed full of excitement allow......

9 Days

BUENOS AIRES TO RIO DE JANEIRO

Argentina, Brazil

Discover the highlights of two of South America's most amazing cities, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janei......

20 Days

The Gringo Trail

Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Machu Picchu

Visit Salta in Argentina & Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia - the real heart of South America & some of the......

7 Days

Highlights of Patagonia

Chile, Argentina, Patagonia

Discover some of Patagonia’s most beautiful features on this 7-day journey, including the Perito M......

12 Days

South America Express

Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Machu Picchu

Marvel at the cascading beauty of Iguazu Falls, the famous sites of Rio de Janeiro and hidden histor......

South America REVIEWS

All Chimu Adventures' clients are given the opportunity to review their trip once they return home. These reviews are administered by a third party and as such are unfiltered by Chimu Adventures.

BLOGS ON South America

Whether you are looking for advice on visas and vaccinations, when to travel, best markets or beaches to visit, wildlife guides or the top restaurants in a city, Chimu blogs are likely to have it covered. The range of topics is vast, with new and fascinating
blogs being added regularly. There are airport guides, Galapagos Island guides, what to pack and what not to pack, and even a blog on the most romantic locations to propose in Latin America!

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What you need to pack will depend on when and where you plan on travelling and on the activities that you plan to include whilst on your South America tour. The following should act as a useful checklist of essential items: ? Passport, photocopy of passport & spare passport photos ? Travel Insurance documents ? Air tickets and itinerary ? Foreign Currency (US$) and/or debit/credit cards, traveller’s cheques ? Money belt ? Small daypack ? Basic first aid kit ? High UVA sun block ? Sunglasses & sunhat ? Mosquito spray & insect repellent ? Comfortable walking shoes/boots ? Sandals ? Long sleeve tops and trousers ? Light-weight clothing ? Warm clothing (depending on itinerary and time of year) ? Camera with spare battery and memory cards ? Security code padlock ? Adaptor ? Small torch

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