Group - Classic
Hummingbird: Ocean to ocean
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
Overview & Highlights
A comprehensive escorted tour of highlights; real comfort in accommodation and travel and a discovery of a range of cultural and natural landscapes over 4 countries in 3 weeks. Top sights include Rio de Janeiro, Iguazú Falls, Buenos Aires, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu.
This extended coast-to-coast spectacular takes in some of the continent's most extraordinary and contrasting sites: exotic Rio de Janeiro, hemmed in by forested mountains and white-sand beaches; the thunderous falls at Iguazú; the sophistication of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires; the traditional, long-lasting indigenous culture of Bolivia; peerless Inca architecture in Cusco, Peru; the Lost City of Machu Picchu; and the shimmering waters of Lake Titicaca, fringed by snow-capped Andean peaks.
This comprehensive and comfortable trip introduces you to South America's fascinating history and gives an insight into contemporary culture and ways of life.
- Rio de Janeiro: city tour
- Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Mountain
- Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado Mountain
- Iguazú Falls: Argentinian and Brazilian sides
- Buenos Aires: city tour
- La Paz: cable car rides over the city
- La Paz: Tiwanaku archaeological site
- Luxury train from Puno to Cusco
- Cusco: city tour and Sacsayhuamán
- Sacred Valley: tour of the region
- Machu Picchu: guided tour
THE UK’S NO. 1 SPECIALIST IN TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA
UK clients depart, arriving in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the same day.
Overnight in Copacabana.
Explore Rio; cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Visit Corcovado mountain and the famous Christ the Redeemer.
Fly to Iguazú Falls; explore the Brazilian side.
Iguazú Falls; explore the Argentine side.
Fly to Buenos Aires.
City tour of the Argentinean capital.
Fly to and explore the colonial city of Sucre.
Fly to La Paz, the world's highest capital city.
From La Paz, visit Tiwanaku pre-Columbian ruins.
By road to the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Lakeside drive to Puno, Peru.
Luxury train to Cusco.
Tour of Cusco and Inca temple Sacsayhuamán.
Excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, overnight.
By rail to Machu Picchu; guided tour of the site.
Optional revisit to Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco.
Fly to Lima.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Walking tour of Rio de Janeiro
See the views from Sugar Loaf mountain
Walking tour of Buenos Aires
Visit Tiwanaku ruins
Walking tour of Cusco
Visit Sacsayhuaman Inca fortress
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Visit the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls
Visit the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls
Explore Sacred Valley of the Incas
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Brazil / Rio de Janeiro
Argentina / Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side / Iguazu Falls
Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru
Argentina / Buenos Aires
Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires
Bolivia / Lake Titicaca – Bolivian side / Lake Titicaca
Rosario del Lago
Peru / Cusco
Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco
Peru / Sacred Valley of the Incas
Peru / Machu Picchu
Inkaterra El Mapi
Peru / Lima
Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores
Argentina / Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side / Iguazu Falls
Panoramic Hotel Iguazu
If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.
What our clients say
Amazing trip, fab group, experienced guide and definitely value for money. Would highly recommend.AB, London
We enjoyed all our excursions. Rio was a great start. The views from the Sugar Loaf were quite spectacular. Likewise the trips at both sides of the Iguazu Falls provided stunning scenery and of course Machu Picchu which even surpassed our epectations. Our first optional excursion was fascinating - up Corcovado. We also thoroughly enjoyed our helicopter trip over the falls, and the day trip to Potosi - a different and very interesting trip with lots to see.We also enjoyed visiting Moon Valley with its varied and interesting formations and in contrast going in to Lima. Every trip was worthwhile and enjoyable.JR, Swansea
Really it was the whole experience. A well-organised trip with lots of interesting things to see and do with people we got on well with and a knowledgeable,friendly,helpful guide.
Our most memorable moments were the views in Rio, the Iguassu Falls, the initial impressions of La Paz, Copacabana and Puno (especially the hotel in Puno with its views of the Lake), the Andean Explorer and Sacred Valley train journeys and the magnificence of the Andes and Macchu Picchu.MH, Sherborne
This was a truly great experience with JLA and having a local guide with us all the way made it very easy. It was a very relaxed way to see an amazing part of the world.LB, London
The boat trip to the base of the Iguacu falls Argentinian side was exhilarating and awesome. The visit to Machu Pichu was even more impressive than we expected - our optional walk to the Inca bridge in the late afternoon was unforgettable.HJ, Potters Bar
Surpassed expectation. The excellent itinerary was enhanced by the tour leaders excellent knowledge and company.PM, Corsham
Our expert's view
Etienne Frans - Tour Leader
Our qualified tour leaders are Latin American specialists all of whom have travelled widely in the region. Book with Journey Latin America.
This is an excellent introduction to South America. It takes in 4 different countries and shows the enormous variety this continent has to offer. Buzzing cities like Rio and Buenos Aires, splendid nature like Lake Titicaca and the Iguazú Falls and plenty of history and culture.
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Meet our team
Real Latin american experts
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.