Land Journeys & Small Ship Cruises

South America

Our South America travel experiences include the hot-to-visit cities of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago along with the breathtaking backdrop of Patagonia's incomparable Andes mountain range and the wonders of the Galápagos Islands.

South America Escorted Tours
Machu Picchu

Welcome to South America

South American life peppered with our unique cultural experiences are what the rugged and refined journeys throughout Chile, Argentina and Brazil are all about. From the Galapagos Islands that changed the course of science... to the ancient civilization of Machu Picchu... to the lively and colorful cities of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires (the "Paris of South America") and Santiago...and to the other-worldly landscapes found in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. 


From Buenos Aires to Iguazú Falls

Brazil offers adventures of a lifetime… travel by train to the foot of the world-famous Chris the Redeemer statue, gazing up at the nearly 100-foot status as it watches over Rio de Janeiro … walk (or flightsee) on the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls, one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World," witnessing firsthand the thunderous nature of the falls… discover the passionate nature of the beloved Carnival and receive a behind-the-scenes look at creation of the festival's dazzling costumes and floats... glimpse at breathtaking beaches... indulge in churrascaria... and more await you on your travels through Brazil.

Types of Travel in South America

Travel by land, in small groups, on a small ship or on journeys tailored to family...

The choice is yours on a Tauck journey through South America. Whether it be on land or the comfort of one of our small ships, Tauck offers a variety of ways to experience this exotic region Small group departures averaging 24 guests are available on Tauck's South American land journeys in destinations including Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

Small Ship Cruises

Sail to exotic destinations in South America

Tropical rainforests dense with exotic life and its mysteries... islands teeming with wildlife found nowhere else... and some of the most remote outposts on Earth. Our small ship cruises in South America sail to the Galápagos Islands, and from Argentina to the Antarctic Peninsula.


Patagonia – On the border of Chile and Argentina

Patagonia, stemming over 400,000 square miles at the southern end of South America, is comprised of the southern section of the Andes Mountains as well as lakes, fjords and glaciers. Reaching from the Atlantic Ocean on the west to the Pacific on the east, a Tauck journey through Patagonia brings you to the hidden culture nestled between the two nations of Chile and Argentina.


Argentina – a melting pot of culture, tradition and nature.

Our journeys through Argentina introduce you to the wonders that this country has to offer... stroll the streets of Argentina's "Big Apple," Buenos Aires, with visits to Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada and exploration of the city's San Telmo District and La Boca neighborhood... take a walk along the "Superior Circuit" to "Devil's Throat" for stunning views of this section of Iguazú Falls... and experience the time-honored tradition of silversmithing by a family who've crafted priceless pieces for celebrities and local gauchos alike.



Explore the world of the ancient Incas and witness the impact of the Spanish conquistadors on cultures from out of the mists of history... see the vibrant street art throughout Callao... meet llamas and alpacas... discover the "lost" city of Machu Picchu... admire the skill and craftsmanship of ancient artisans whose true medium was gold... attend a folkloric performance based on Inca mythology... take a boat to meet locals living like their ancestors did on floating reed islands on Lake Titicaca... and more await you on adventures through this mystic land.


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Adventure-filled favorites in South America

South America sets the stage for incredible adventures by land journey and small ship cruise in Patagonia, The Galápagos Islands, Buenos Aires, Chile, Rio de Janeiro, and Brazil. From the Andean peaks in Torres del Paine national park... to the world-famous Copacabana Beach... to the Galápagos beaches ripe with wildlife indigenous only to this timeless world.

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Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

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