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Multi-Country Trips

Explore South America

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Our favorite multi-country trips feature the culture, nature, and history of Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Perú. Explore the region guided by local experts.

These South American multi-country trips allow you to see numerous countries on the same curated vacation.

FAQs
What does a multi-country itinerary mean?

It means that you visit more than 1 country and sleep, at least one night, in more than 1 country. If you cross the border to enjoy a round-trip day-tour, your trip won’t be considered as a multi-country itinerary.

I have to go through immigration every time I change countries?

Yes, at each border you must show your passport and have all the documents required by each country.

Do I need to exchange money if I change country?

Yes, all countries have their own currency. You can change money in the main cities or at the borders. It is always better to change money in a bank or exchange office in a big city.

Is it possible to combine more than 2 countries?

Yes, it is possible. It will depend on how many days you will travel, and flight availability. It is recommended to book them as soon as possible.

Is it more expensive to travel in more than one country?

Not necessarily, it all depends on the tours you want to do, the category of accommodation and the transportation you will need.

Which countries can I visit on a multi-country South America tour?

Each trip offered brings travelers to a variety of South American destinations, each with their own unique cultures and sights. We offer multi-country tours to Perú, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

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Why go on a trip to South America?

South America symbolizes nature and ancient culture, an exotic living that privileged joy and human bonding.

Whether it’s sharing stories over a traditional meal in a Buenos Aires parrilla (steak house) or dancing to the rhythmic beats of Latin music in a vibrant plaza, these cultural idiosyncrasies resonate long after the journey to South America ends.

It is a challenge to say what to do in South America because each country on the continent is special. It’s not the same to enjoy sunset among the colossal peaks of Patagonia in Argentina or Chile as on the tropical beach of Río de Janeiro in Brazil.

Jumping into a cruise and reaching Antarctica, cross over mountains up to Machu Picchu legendary ruins in Peru, or stand by the Obelisc in Corrientes street in Buenos Aires. None of these experiences can be taken for granted.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of traditions, savor local flavors, and engage with the warm hospitality of the people. 

Whether navigating the intricate trails of ancient civilizations, hiking through pristine mountains, or gazing at the stars in the clear desert skies, South America invites you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the thrill of the unknown.

Best Destinations to Combine in South America

Patagonia

The landscapes are just out of this world—imagine vast expanses of untouched wilderness, towering mountains, and glaciers that seem to go on forever. So, whether you’re into adventure, fascinated by wildlife, or just looking for a place to disconnect and immerse yourself in nature, Patagonia seems to have it all. It’s like a world of its own, waiting to be explored.

The popular destinations in Patagonia are:

    Bariloche, the Lake District. El Calafate in Santa Cruz and the Perito Moreno Glacier. El Chaltén (near El Calafate), the Hiking Capital of Argentina. Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego province and the Antarctic cruises departing from its port. 

Northern Argentina

Picture vibrant red rock formations, lush green valleys, and colorful mountains. The Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a prime example. The striking landscapes and the cultural heritage of the indigenous communities make it a captivating experience. The region is famous for its empanadas, delicious meat dishes, and world-renowned Argentine wines. The combination of flavors and scenery is a treat for the senses.

The popular destinations in Northern Argentina are:

    Salta and its magnificent cathedral, and Salinas Grandes (the Great Salt Flats). Cafayate, the wine hub of the north. Jujuy and its natural landscapes: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Pucará de Tilcara (the ruins of a native fortress).

Atacama desert

The Atacama Desert in Chile is considered the driest desert on Earth. Its vast expanses of salt flats, high-altitude lagoons, and surreal rock formations create an almost surreal atmosphere.

One of the incredible features of the Atacama Desert is its stargazing opportunities. The clear, unpolluted skies make it one of the best places on the planet for observing the night sky. 

You can take guided tours to learn about the stars, planets, and galaxies visible from this remote desert. Whether you’re into astrophotography, fascinated by unique landscapes, or just looking for a serene escape, it offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

The popular destinations in The Atacama Desert (Chile) are:

    The salt flats far into the desert and its colorful lagoons. A volcano and quaint villages. San Pedro de Atacama, the little capital town of the desert. The stunning Tatio Geysers. The magnificent Moon Valley.

Uyuni Salt Flats

The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat, and it transforms into a vast, reflective surface during the rainy season, creating a breathtaking mirror effect. It’s like walking on an endless expanse of pristine salt, an experience that’s both surreal and captivating.

One of the most iconic features of the Uyuni Salt Flats is the perspective-bending optical illusions that can be created on its vast, flat surface. Travelers often take creative and playful photographs, making use of the unique visual effects that the salt flats offer. It’s a place where imagination knows no bounds.

And, much like the Atacama Desert, the Uyuni Salt Flats offer excellent stargazing opportunities. The high altitude, clear skies, and remote location make it an ideal spot for observing the celestial wonders above.

The popular destinations in Uyuni Salt Flats (Bolivia) are:

    The high plains lagoons. The surrealistic Dali Desert The Licancabur Volcano An amazing hotel made entirely from salt A train graveyard

Machu Picchu

Picture yourself standing atop this ancient Incan citadel in Peru, surrounded by mist-covered peaks, as the morning sun casts a golden glow over the terraced ruins. It’s a scene that feels like stepping into a lost world. 

From Cusco, the train ride to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, is a scenic marvel. Winding through the Sacred Valley, you catch glimpses of ancient ruins and vibrant markets before arriving at the foot of the Andes.

Whether you’re an avid historian, a nature enthusiast, or simply searching for a place that transcends time, Machu Picchu offers a profound connection with the past.

The popular destinations in Macchu Picchu (Peru) are:

    The Intipunku, or “Sun Gate”. The Inca Bridge The Huayna Picchu is a mountain facing the citadel where you can climb up to the Moon Temple.

Tips & Advice for your Multi-Country Trip

Flights to Patagonia

Flights to Patagonia


For your trip to Patagonia, you can take direct flights from Buenos Aires or to Chilean Patagonia from Santiago de Chile. There are also international flights and ground transportation between Argentinean and Chilean Patagonia.

Weather and visa to Peru

Weather and visa to Peru


Winter is the best time to visit Peru since it’s the dry season. It goes from May to September. Peru requires a tourist visa for some countries. For example, citizens from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Spain, France, the UK, Germany, and Australia do not require a tourist visa. For other countries, please visit this official site of Peru.

What to wear and tips to visit the Atacama Desert 

What to wear and tips to visit the Atacama Desert 


Pack comfortable clothes and shoes for outdoor activities for your trip to Atacama. Dress in layers, as there is a lot of thermal amplitude, and use sunscreen and sunglasses. Altitude sickness is usual in the Atacama desert. Eat light meals, drink plenty of water, and do not drink alcohol. Also, do quiet activities for the first days and more demanding explorations for the last days. If necessary, you could talk to your doctor for any advice.

Different currencies in South America

Different currencies in South America


South America boasts an array of diverse currencies, reflecting the continent’s rich tapestry of nations. The Argentine Peso dances to the tango in Buenos Aires, Brazilian Real adds rhythm to the samba in Rio de Janeiro. The Chilean Peso navigates through the stunning landscapes of the Atacama Desert, while the Bolivian Boliviano mirrors the surreal beauty of the Uyuni Salt Flats. 

In Peru, the Nuevo Sol echoes through the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Each currency tells a story, embodying the economic and cultural nuances of its respective South American nation. Our best advice is to use credit/debit cards. However, try to carry cash; some places only accept cash payments.  

Drive or fly to North Argentina?

Drive or fly to North Argentina?


Northern Argentina is an excellent destination for a self-drive trip. You can pick up your car at the airport and from there you can drive north or south, or both! Arriving in North Argentina by plane is accessible; most flights depart from cities like Buenos Aires, Iguazu, and Bariloche.    

Flights to Patagonia


For your trip to Patagonia, you can take direct flights from Buenos Aires or to Chilean Patagonia from Santiago de Chile. There are also international flights and ground transportation between Argentinean and Chilean Patagonia.

What to wear and tips to visit the Atacama Desert 


Pack comfortable clothes and shoes for outdoor activities for your trip to Atacama. Dress in layers, as there is a lot of thermal amplitude, and use sunscreen and sunglasses. Altitude sickness is usual in the Atacama desert. Eat light meals, drink plenty of water, and do not drink alcohol. Also, do quiet activities for the first days and more demanding explorations for the last days. If necessary, you could talk to your doctor for any advice.

Drive or fly to North Argentina?


Northern Argentina is an excellent destination for a self-drive trip. You can pick up your car at the airport and from there you can drive north or south, or both! Arriving in North Argentina by plane is accessible; most flights depart from cities like Buenos Aires, Iguazu, and Bariloche.    

Weather and visa to Peru


Winter is the best time to visit Peru since it’s the dry season. It goes from May to September. Peru requires a tourist visa for some countries. For example, citizens from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Spain, France, the UK, Germany, and Australia do not require a tourist visa. For other countries, please visit this official site of Peru.

Different currencies in South America


South America boasts an array of diverse currencies, reflecting the continent’s rich tapestry of nations. The Argentine Peso dances to the tango in Buenos Aires, Brazilian Real adds rhythm to the samba in Rio de Janeiro. The Chilean Peso navigates through the stunning landscapes of the Atacama Desert, while the Bolivian Boliviano mirrors the surreal beauty of the Uyuni Salt Flats. 

In Peru, the Nuevo Sol echoes through the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Each currency tells a story, embodying the economic and cultural nuances of its respective South American nation. Our best advice is to use credit/debit cards. However, try to carry cash; some places only accept cash payments.  

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