South America Tours

Machu Picchu, Peru

Embark on one of our colourful South America tours

From the exotic wildlife to the vibrant ponchos, every scene in South America appears to be a celebration of existence.

Join us on tours through passionate Argentina and mountainous Chile, past the smiles of Peru and the islands of Ecuador and into the enchanting landscapes of Brazil.

Catering to an average of 32 guests, our tours in this region offer an unrivalled level of comfort and personalisation. Each journey is meticulously planned to best showcase the destination, which means that you may find yourself travelling in a luxury coach, small sprinter, tuk-tuk, train or an eight seat 4WD.

Whichever transport choices we select, you can be sure to receive the same all-inclusive luxury service, with everything from touring activities to tipping and gratuities included.

South America tour inclusions

This vast and exotic continent boasts some of the world’s most primal rainforests, not to mention its most vibrant cities and beautiful beaches. Explore South America in unbridled 5-star comfort.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    Choose between a vast range of activities, sightseeing and dining experiences whether you follow in the footsteps of Hemingway in Cuba or stretch your legs in the Andes Mountains.
  • Scenic Enrich
    We have handpicked a range of unique experiences from witnessing authentic Tango dancers in Buenos Aires or meeting a small community of students deep within the Sacred Valley of Peru.
  • Luxury Hotels
    Each of our hotels are selected on a combination of location, character and ambiance to ensure a truly immersive stay in each destination.
  • Cruising
    Whether you cruise the Amazon or the Galápagos, your cruise experience will be one of luxury and an unrivalled experience you will treasure forever.
  • Scenic Sundowners
    Toast to a great day of exploration with your favourite drink in hand in beauitful locations including the Amazon or the Galápagos Islands.
  • The Nth Degree
    We go above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your experience even further. Everything is taken care of, and it's all included, even tipping.

Experiences

Throughout your time in South America, you will encounter unforgettable experiences that will be amongst the highlights of your journey including Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice activities.

Machu Picchu
Travel through the picturesque fields on your rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend a full day at the ancient Inca site where your guide will share the mysteries of these majestic ruins.

Iguazú Falls
Take a walking tour to view the Brazilian Falls before the park gates open to the public. Also discover the walkways across the top of the falls on the Argentinean side and see the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’.

Cooking Class
Tour the local market with a Cuzco family before returning to their home for a cooking class and sample your handmade treats.

'Dancing' Paso Horses
Amidst the extraordinary beauty of the Sacred Valley in Peru, marvel at the display of the ‘dancing’ Paso horses before a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari.

Tango Dancers
In Buenos Aires, learn about the culture of Tango as you meet some local dancers and witness their elegant dance as part of your Scenic Enrich experience.

Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botânico)
Walk through the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Jardim Botânico while learning about its unique history. With over 6,500 different species of Brazilian and foreign plants, it is teeming with some of the most important and endangered flora in Brazil.

Destinations

Discover a staggering array of cultures across South America.

From the faded elegance of Cuba to the wilds of Patagonia, South America is simply wondrous. A continent filled with a huge range of fascinating cultures, an unrivalled historical legacy and epic natural beauty.

Seductive and utterly unique, let yourself be swept away to passionate South America.


Brazil
With vibrant cities, beautiful beaches, and a culture that embraces music and dance, Brazil is a land that writhes, heaves and pulsates with passion. Travel from the mighty Amazon to the breathtaking Iguazú Falls.

Chile
Chile shares the pristine wilderness that is Patagonia and boasts the world’s driest desert, stunning glacial fields, regal volcanoes and geysers, beautiful beaches, majestic fjords, idyllic islands and world-class wines.

Peru
Cuzco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Amazonian jungle, the floating island of Titicaca – Peru’s marvels include ancient ruins, natural splendours and a uniquely colourful and expressive culture.
Argentina
From pristine Patagonia to colourful Buenos Aires, from the flamboyance of its tango dancers to the beautiful severity of its glaciers, Argentina is a land that will draw you in and sweep you away.

Panama
The Panama Canal, a man-made natural wonder and the Casco Antiguo, Panama City’s historic district, are two sights that should be on every bucket list.

Exceptional Hotels

You’ll find that the wonders of South America are all the more superb when you’re ensconced in comfort and luxury.

As you journey across South America you can look forward to some of the most lavish accommodation, as well as truly outstanding levels of service.

Many of the properties you’ll stay in are small boutique hotels which have been carefully selected for their attention to detail, excellence in service, physical beauty and in some areas, heritage listing.

In select lactions we also feature Scenic Special Stays, iconic hotels remarkable for their location, character and heritage.


Palacio Del Inka Luxury Collection, Cuzco
This colonial mansion is built over Inca foundations with parts of the building dating back to the 16th century. The exquisitely appointed guest rooms combine Peruvian art and handcrafted furnishings.

Belmond Monasterio, Cuzco
Located in Cuzco’s historic centre, this former Monastery boasts an elegant façade and sumptuous appointments, decorated in both colonial and modern styles.

Sofitel, Buenos Aires
Located in the sophisticated neighborhood of Recoleta, which is characterized by its neoclassical architecture, the hotel stands out in stark contrast thanks to its contemporary style and its imposing brick facade.
Belmond das Cataratas Hotel, Iguazú Falls
The only hotel located in the centre of the Iguazú National Park, a few hundred metres from the famous falls, allows you to immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of the area.

Sumaq Machu Picchu
A luxurious hotel offering the discerning guest a home away from home, the rooms are meticulously designed with plush, comfortable bedding and generous marble baths.

explora Patagonia, Chile
Stay at the foot of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu near the beautiful Vilcanota River with impressive views of the mountains and landscapes. Enjoy a five-star personalized luxury service, innovative Peruvian cuisine and a relaxing spa that features traditional indigenous treatments.

Luxury Cruising

Our handcrafted cruises will allow you to see even more of wondrous South America.

Whether deep in the extraordinary Amazon rainforest or marvelling at the natural paradise that is the Galapagos Islands, you’ll travel in all-inclusive luxury.


Amazon Cruise

Home to over 40,000 plant species, 3,000 freshwater fish species and more than 370 types of reptiles, the Amazon is an abundance of colour, movement and incredible beauty.

A place of inestimable importance to the environment and a melting pot of unique tribal culture, myth and legend.

Remote, compelling and hard to get to, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is only accessible by boat.

Our 5-star luxury private charter cruises offer the best way to explore this extraordinary World Heritage-listed Site. Enjoy a host of skiff and kayak excursions that will take you into the jungle, visiting villages and schools and allowing you to soak up the true Amazon atmosphere.


Galápagos Islands

Lying about 1,000km off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands is believed to be one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing.

Its isolated location and landscape provides a rich environment for an incredible array of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else.

Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos’ species later inspired his theory of evolution.

You’ll take twice daily excursions by zodiac, kayak and snorkelling for close encounters with the unique wildlife. Our expedition vessel features all the creature comforts you’d expect from Scenic.

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