Ultimate South America

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 55 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Cartagena, Colombia
  • Ends Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Start in Cartagena and end in Rio de Janeiro, the Ultimate South America tour is a guided adventure trip that takes 55 days. You will visit Puno, Bogota, Cartagena and 25 other destinations in 7 different countries. Ultimate South America is a group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Starting in Cartagena, this ultimate 55 day adventure ticks off all the highlights of South America. Explore the hidden gem that is Colombia, before setting off for the Galapagos Islands to watch sea lions and iguanas in one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Challenge yourself to the Inca Trail and be rewarded with magical views of Machu Picchu, then learn about the traditional way of life at Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Be mesmerised at the Uyuni Salt Flats and go flamingo spotting at Laguna Colorada, before tasting some of the finest wines in the world in Argentina. Tick Patagonia off the list, as you witness the stunning mountainous landscape with glaciers crashing down. Ending in one of the most vibrant and cultural cities in South America, Rio de Janeiro is just waiting to be explored.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 1064 reviews
Review for another Tucan Travel tour
5 - Excellent
“I would recommend Tucan Travel to anyone! The guides were knowledgable and very helpful! We had to make some changes in the middle of our tour due to altitude sickness and they made all the arrangements and made sure everything worked for us. We went to the Amazon (I would rate that my best time), tried the Inka Trail, had to change that because of illness (Tucan Travel was fabulous with making the necessary changes) realize that the altitude will make that hike much harder, took train to Macchu Pichu, Lake Titicaca was beautiful ( but would not do a overnight stay) La Paz Bolivia was an amazing cultural experience, (be careful not the safest, follow your guides advise and you should be fine!). The accommodations were all in great locations, everything within walking distance, but remember they are all backpackers hotels.”
Review for another Tucan Travel tour
5 - Excellent
“Arrival was horrid my driver was an hour and a half late to picking me up which was quite traumatic for a first time solo traveller. BUT everything after that was absolutely fantastic! My guide Mohamed was amazing so knowledgable and so much fun! ”
Review for another Tucan Travel tour
5 - Excellent
“This was a great tour cramming in the best of seven countries into a fortnight. Danijela was the star of the tour - she is an excellent and knowledgeable tour leader who made the trip fun and interesting. ”
  • Day 1: Arrive Cartagena
  • Day 2: Fly to Medellin
  • Day 3: Medellin
  • Day 4: Coffee Plantation Overnight Excursion
  • Day 5: Salento
  • Day 6: Salento & Cocora Valley
  • Day 7: Fly to Bogota
  • Day 8: Bogota
  • Day 9: Fly to Quito
  • Day 10: Quito
  • Day 11: Quito to Santa Cruz Island
  • Day 12: Mosquera Islet & North Seymour Island
  • Day 13: Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island
  • Day 14: San Cristobal Island & Return to Quito
  • Day 15: Fly to Lima
  • Day 16: Lima
  • Day 17: Lima
  • Day 18: Amazon Jungle
  • Day 19: Amazon Jungle
  • Day 20: Cusco
  • Day 21: The Sacred Valley
  • Day 22: The Inca Trail or similar
  • Day 23: The Inca Trail
  • Day 24: The Inca Trail
  • Day 25: Machu Picchu & Cusco
  • Day 26: Cusco
  • Day 27: Puno
  • Day 28: Lake Titicaca Day Excursion
  • Day 29: La Paz
  • Day 30: La Paz
  • Day 31: Flight to Uyuni
  • Day 32: Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats)
  • Day 33: Laguna Colorada
  • Day 34: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 35: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 36: Flight to Santiago
  • Day 37: Santiago
  • Day 38: Santiago
  • Day 39: Punta Arenas
  • Day 40: Punta Arenas & Penguin Excursion
  • Day 41: Torres del Paine National Park
  • Day 42: Torres del Paine National Park
  • Day 43: Torres del Paine National Park
  • Day 44: El Calafate
  • Day 45: El Calafate & Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
  • Day 46: El Chalten
  • Day 47: El Chalten & Los Glaciares National Park
  • Day 48: Flight to Buenos Aires
  • Day 49: Buenos Aires
  • Day 50: Buenos Aires
  • Day 51: Flight to Foz do Iguacu
  • Day 52: Foz do Iguaçu
  • Day 53: Flight to Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 54: Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 55: Depart Rio de Janeiro
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  • 38 night(s) in hotels, 1 night(s) in a guesthouse, 3 night(s) on boat , 2 night(s) in a jungle lodge, 3 night(s) in campsites on the Inca Trek, 4 night(s) in hostels, 3 night(s) camping
  • 52 Breakfast(s), 17 Lunch(es), 15 Dinner(s)
  • Private Vehicle, flight(s), Public Bus, 4WD, Expedition cruise, Boat, Overland Truck, Foot
  • Guided Coffee Plantation Tour including entrance
  • Cocora Valley Tour with optional trek
  • Colonial City Tour plus visit to “The middle of the world” equator
  • Visit Charles Darwin Research Centre & Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre
  • Walk & snorkelling on Mosquera Islet & North Seymour Island
  • Deep-water snorkelling & walk on Santa Fe Island
  • Visit San Cristobal Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
  • Two day excursion to the Amazon Jungle including guided walks
  • Guided Tour of The Sacred Valley with entrance
  • Inca Trail Trek
  • Entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Guided Day Excursion of Lake Titicaca
  • Drive on the Salar de Uyuní salt flats
  • Entry to Laguna Colorada National Park
  • Guided tour of the Valley of the Moon
  • Penguin excursion to Isla Magdalena
  • Torres Del Paine National Park Entrance & Guided Walks
  • Perito Moreno Glacier Tour
  • Los Glaciares National Park Entrance & Guided Walks
  • Visit Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side)
  • Visit Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side)
Staff & Experts
  • Trip Leader throughout the tour
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Spending money ampndash budget for meals snacks drinks limited souvenirs laundry tips and any extras
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ultimate South America tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


A deposit of 1000 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days before departure. For any departures within 02 June 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Ultimate South America tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Ultimate South America tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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