Overview & Highlights
A panoramic group tour from the Andes through the South American heartland to the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil. Includes the Inca heritage of Peru, the icy peaks and plains of Bolivia, remote Paraguay and the epic Iguazú Falls.
- Lima: walking tour of colonial centre
- Machu Picchu: guided tour of the ruins
- Sacred Valley: guided tour
- Cusco: guided city tour
- Lake Titicaca: Uros Islands
- Lake Titicaca: boat trip to Sun Island
- La Paz: city tour
- Iguazú: Iguazú Falls (Brazilian and Argentine sides)
- Rio: city tour, Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountain
An epic journey that traverses this diverse continent from the Pacific to the Atlantic in just under three exhilarating weeks. Landscapes of infinite variety unfold before you; The dramatic peaks of the Andes, and the shimmering lakes and bleak beauty of the altiplano eventually give way to sultry forests and wide, white-sand beaches. The human story is no less captivating; histories are preserved in the magnificent Inca temples and glorious colonial architecture, and the bustling villages and markets offer an insight into contemporary ways of life. The trip begins in Lima and quickly moves onto Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire, and a visit to the awe inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu. Cross the saphire waters of Lake Titicaca into Bolivia, before venturing into little known, atmospheric Paraguay.You continue onto the thundering Iguazú Falls, and the trip finishes in Rio de Janeiro, a spellbinding city in a peerless location, sandwiched between steep forested mountains and the Atlantic.
Fly to Lima, Peru, arriving the same day.
Overnight at your hotel in Lima.
Fly to Cusco.
Guided tour of Cusco and the surrounding sites.
Full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley, overnight there.
Train to Machu Picchu, guided tour. Overnight in nearby village.
Optional re-entry to the Inca site. Return by train and bus to Cusco.
Day at leisure in Cusco.
Scenic bus ride to Puno.
Visit the Uros Islands and travel to Copacabana, Bolivia.
Boat trip to Sun Island and overland to La Paz.
Guided tour of La Paz and optional visit to Tiwanaku.
Fly to Asuncion, Paraguay.
By road into Argentina and visit the Iguazu Falls.
Visit the Brazilian side of the falls and fly onto Rio de Janeiro.
Guided tour of the city including Sugarloaf Mountain.
Further exploration of Rio including Corcovado Mountain.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
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Peru / Lima
El Tambo Hotel
Peru / Lake Titicaca – Peruvian side / Lake Titicaca
Bolivia / La Paz and the altiplano
Peru / Cusco
Argentina / Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side / Iguazu Falls
Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru
Bolivia / Lake Titicaca – Bolivian side / Lake Titicaca
Rosario del Lago
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
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
We have toured the USA, Europe and China before but the experience we had with JLA was the by far and away the best we've ever had!PD, Stockport
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.
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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.
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It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.