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NOTE: We're thrilled to advise that we can offer flexible deposit and cancellation options on many itineraries throughout Latin America, this is applicable for bookings made after March 13 for a limited time.  Airlines are offering the same!!  Add to that, insurance companies are offering cancel for any reason policies! So right now could well be the best time to book your journey and take advantage of these flexible offers.

There are some exceptions so contact us now for full details and start planning for a fun filled future.  


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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NOTE: We're thrilled to advise that we can offer flexible deposit and cancellation options on many itineraries throughout Latin America, this is applicable for bookings made after March 13 for a limited time.  Airlines are offering the same!!  Add to that, insurance companies are offering cancel for any reason policies! So right now could well be the best time to book your journey and take advantage of these flexible offers.

There are some exceptions so contact us now for full details and start planning for a fun filled future.  


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......

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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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.

South America

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chile and Argentina What a wonderful time we had in Chile and Argentine despite the disruptions in Santiago. In the Atacama Desert in Chile we had four amazing days with multiple tours co-ordinated by Chile Road. All the guides and drivers were to be commended on their courtesy, knowledge and overall making each tour one we will never forget. Likewise in Iquazu Falls and Mendoza in Argentina we had a similar experience in very different areas. Particularly we would like to recommend Mendoza to travellers - what a hidden gem with such diversity of activities from world class vineyards to amazing trekking in the Andes. Get the message out that this is one to add to the bucket list.
Date published: 2019-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value. All we requested in our time and pric Guides and hotels were great. Most tours were just the two of us but other larger groups were enjoyable. Agency was contactable, even finding and returning to hotel a jacket left on the bus. Follow up calls checked all was ok.Our only pproblem was due to a late add-on and limited time causing altitude sickness at Puno because of lack of acclimatisation. Machu Piccu was wonderful with plenty of time with and without the guide. Much better than the other large groups we saw.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Special holiday We travelled to Machu Picchu, the Amazon and the Galápagos Islands for three weeks. We saw some amazing sites but we needed four weeks to have really enjoyed the experience. For example, our 4 day Galapagos experience was actually only two days as we did not board the boat till the evening and we left the Islands at 8am on the fourth day. It was a similar experience with the Amazon journey. That said, the accommodation was all excellent, the transfers etc (except one) all went smoothly and the guides all spoke good English and were very knowledgeable. If we could have just slowed down the pace and had time to savour each destination it would have enhanced the trip. Oh well, we’ll just have to go back!
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil The itinerary was just wonderful. We saw all and more of what we had imagined. Chimu's MO of using local agents or subsidiaries worked really well - we had the beenift of our own space as well as meeting plenty of people on the various city tours etc.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sth America & Mexico. Espectacular I recently toured Peru, Buenos Aires, Iguazu, Rio & Mexico City with Chimu. The service, itinerary timetable and attention to detail were first rate. As a first time tourist to South America they provided great peace of mind that everything was organised and I was kept informed throughout. On my trip Chimu management and staff went above and beyond when I had a minor incident (unrelated to tour itinerary). I will always remember this support and would warmly recommend Chimu to anyone looking to book one of their many adventure tours.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Amazing!! Antarctica - Brilliant! MS Expedition and its crew were fantastic - food was never ending & cooked superbly. Nothing to fault. So amazing to see life without buildings, cars & pollution. The place makes you fell insignificant!!!! Am planning another trip! Peru - Cusco was fantastic. We arrived to see the last day of the festival so had colourful costumes, music & fun! Machu Picchu was beyond expectations. Fantastic local guide. Easter Island - Amazing. So interesting, especially the quarry with the Moai. Would recommend this location to anyone All in all, a trip of a lifetime!
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from South America - northern half Our tour was organised by Chimu Adventures and was excellent. In 5 weeks we saw Santiago, Valparaiso, Galapagos Islands for 5 days (needed 8 days), back to Quito for a couple of days (meant we had no problem with altitude), then Puno/Cusco/Machu Picchu/ Sacred Valley for about 6 days, then a boat on the Amazon for 4 days, over to Iguassu Falls, Rio, then Sao Paulo for a relative's wedding. Full comments sent to travel agent. Only wouldn't recommend Mabu Thermas & Resort Hotel at Iguassu - all other hotels great. Guides great.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Trip with some frustrations The first frustration of the trip was my wife and my airline tickets were not linked.the second was the Iguaçu driver/guided was 40 minutes late to pick us up from the airport. The third was being told both verbally and in writing to be ready at 12 noon when we were leaving Iguaçu from the Argentinian airport and needed to leave at 11am. The fourth were the rooms being standard with out views in places that had wonderful outlooks. If we had have been told prior we would have payed more for these rooms. The accomodation overall was good, the guides were knowledgeable and helpful. I could continue but enough is enough.
Date published: 2019-01-31
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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