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South America Highlights - Tucan Travel
South America Highlights - Tucan Travel
3 reviews
+16 Destinations
Andes Mountains
Rio de Janeiro


  • Hike in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Trek the Inca Trail
  • Go on a 3 day 4WD tour
  • Visit the volcanic zone of Sol de Manana
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Camping, Lodge
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
Start in Lima and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the adventure tour South America Highlights, you have a 32 day tour package taking you from Lima to Rio de Janeiro and through Lima, Peru and 16 other destinations in Latin America. South America Highlights is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • PC
    Written on November 20, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Had a great experience travelling with Tucan Tours through South America, tour was well organised and our tour guide (Neil) was fantastic with great experience and local knowledge. Accommodation was sufficient and appropriate for areas that we travelled through, can obviously be very basic at times if doing the Inca Trail and Bolivian Salt Flats but you are well informed of this if you do your reading/research. Food included at hotels etc was basic but enough, tour guide gave good recommendations fro other meal times including local cuisines . Flight companies used were great, flights were very early in the morning but resulted in you having plenty of time at the next destination. Bus days were few and gave you time to catch up on rest. Companies used were great very comfortable and amenities clean, just make sure you pack snacks as the buses sometimes don't stop. Included activities were great, try and do all the optional activities as these were great aswell! Be prepared for all weather conditions as it can change quickly and travelling through that many countries you will experience everything so pack accordingly. Try and use backpacks rather then suitcases as it makes it easier for everyone as you are constantly on/off flights, buses, boats etc and need to carry everything yourself. Be prepared for altitude sickness and travel sickness and take all appropriate medications for same as they may not be available over there. Be aware it is a full on tour covering vast areas so prepare for late nights and early mornings trying to cover vast areas in a little time frame. Safety wise always felt well prepared and safe from our tour guide who always instructed as accordingly.
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Prue, thanks so much for your extensive feedback and great advice. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time in South America and hope to see you on another adventure in the future!
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  • South America Highlights reviewer 2
    Written on November 17, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was awesome. So many amazing and varied experiences in one trip. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, and our guide Manny was fantastic.
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  • South America Highlights reviewer 3
    Written on September 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I can't ask for a better way of seeing South America. Tucan and the tour leader was fantastic. I couldn't ask for more
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Lima
  2. Day 2-3: Amazon Jungle
  3. Day 4: Cusco
  4. Day 5: Sacred Valley of the Incas
  5. Day 6-8: Inca Trail Trek & Machu Picchu
  6. Day 9: Machu Picchu
  7. Day 10: Cusco
  8. Day 11-12: Puno & Lake Titicaca
  9. Day 13-14: La Paz
  10. Day 15: Uyuni
  11. Day 16: Uyuni (Salt Flats)
  12. Day 17: Laguna Colorada
  13. Day 18-19: San Pedro de Atacama
  14. Day 20-22: Santiago
  15. Day 23-25: Mendoza
  16. Day 26-28: Buenos Aires
  17. Day 29-30: Foz do Iguaçu
  18. Day 31: Rio de Janeiro
  19. Day 32: Depart Rio de Janeiro

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 3
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 4
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 5
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  • Cusco, Lima
The Road to Rio Carnival Day 3

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • February 1, 2017

      What happens if you start the four day trek and you are not able to complete it?

      This trek can be demanding but can be completed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life - you certainly don’t need to be an athlete. Everyone is able to walk at their own pace and there is no rush to finish. The trekking group is led by an expert local guide and supported by a team of porters and cooks, leaving you with only a small day pack to carry. Before embarking on the Inca Trail Trek you will have a briefing to prepare for the next few days and an early departure the following morning. If you are in any doubt or if you have any condition that may affect your ability to trek, we advise that you consult your doctor, and make a decision accordingly, since you would not be able to quit the trek half way through.

    • December 1, 2016

      Is the airfare included on this trip?

      We specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

    • October 1, 2016

      How is the price calculated for individual travellers on this tour?

      All Tucan Travel tours are priced per-person and are based on a shared-room basis (meaning there is no compulsory extra payment for those travelling on their own). However, single rooms are available at an extra cost - you would just need to let us know that you would like your own room so we can enquire on your behalf.

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    About the countries

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    Chile and Argentina

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    Peru, Bolivia and BrazilPeru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and BrazilChileArgentina


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 10 days before travel.


    Lima is the starting point and Rio de Janeiro is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Tucan Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this Tucan Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 July 2018 the full payment of $5,423 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $5423 for South America Highlights, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Tucan Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 7,381 km.
    • Lima (Peru)
    • 856 km
    • Puerto Maldonado (Peru)
    • 317 km
    • Cusco (Peru)
    • 24 km
    • Sacred Valley (Peru)
    • 88 km
    • Inca Trail (Peru)
    • 42 km
    • Machu Picchu (Peru)
    • 65 km
    • Cusco (Peru)
    • 334 km
    • Puno (Peru)
    • 63 km
    • Lake Titicaca (Peru)
    • 195 km
    • La Paz (Bolivia)
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