Grand Tour of South America

14 days Multi-country
The sophisticated cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires are the perfect introduction to this continent of contrasts. You’ll also undertake thrilling outdoor adventures, such as admiring the Iguassu waterscape from every angle and embarking on expeditions of Incan sites, like the legendary Machu Picchu.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Tour group size: 18 - 35 travelers

Tour pace: You will walk for about 3 hours daily across uneven terrain, including paved roads, cobblestone streets and slippery walkways, with some hills.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 11 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 6 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Overnight flight

Board your overnight flight to Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro 2 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Brazil! Today, enjoy a cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain, then get to know Rio de Janeiro on a guided tour. 

• Halfway up the mountain, stop to take in scenic vistas of the Rio Yacht Club and Botafogo Bay

• Continue to the top of the mountain, soaking in panoramic views of the city, beaches and Atlantic ocean 

• Return to Rio to admire the city’s colonial architecture, including Carioca and Marchal Floriano Square, and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral

Day 3: Corcovado

  Included meals: Breakfast

Head to the top of Corcovado Mountain for a guided tour of the iconic peak.

• Hop aboard the cogwheel train, taking in the rainforest landscape of Tijuca National Park as you ride up the mountain 

• See the iconic Christ the Redeemer, a colossal Art Deco statue atop the summit

• Pass Rio’s white-sand beaches, including Ipanema and Copacabana

Iguassu Falls 2 nights Hotel info

Day 4: Flight to Iguassu Falls

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Say goodbye to Rio and fly to the Argentine border, site of the thundering Iguassu Falls.

Day 5: Iguassu Falls

  Included meals: Breakfast

One of South America’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, Iguassu Falls is like no other place in the New World. 

• Drive through Iguassu National Park, a sub-tropical paradise 

• Walk through forested footpaths on the Brazilian side of the falls for panoramic views of the waters

• Cross Tancredo Neves Bridge into Argentina and view Devil’s Throat, the most famous section of the falls

Buenos Aires 3 nights Hotel info

Day 6: Flight to Buenos Aires

  Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to Buenos Aires, and spend the afternoon getting to know the Argentine capital at your leisure.

Enjoy a free evening in Buenos Aires or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Tango Show & Dinner $115pp* Details

Relax and enjoy the show as accomplished tangueros perform their national dance. Accompanied by live music, the elegant dancers will transport you to a bygone era. You’ll also enjoy a dinner featuring regional specialties and Argentine wine.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $125)

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires

  Included meals: Breakfast

Embark on a guided tour of the city where tango was born.

• Head to Plaza de Mayo to see the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo

• Pass through the historic neighborhood of San Telmo before exploring the colorful streets of La Boca

• Drive along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest street in the world, to the beautiful parks of Palermo 

• Visit the aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood and the grave of Eva Perón

Day 8: Free day in Buenos Aires

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day exploring Buenos Aires on your own or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Estancia Visit: Argentine Barbecue & Gaucho Show $145pp* Details

Head to Argentina’s countryside for a day at a traditional estancia, or ranch, where you’ll get to know the culture of the Pampas. You’ll be welcomed with empanadas, a local specialty, and Argentine wine, then have a chance to visit the estancia’s museum and church. Go for a horseback ride around the property or opt to hop in a small horse-drawn carriage, called a sulky. Later, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch along with entertainment. Experience the folklore of the region through music, dance and horse-riding show as gauchos (traditional ranch hands) show off their skills in the center of the ring, or sortija.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $155)

Cuzco 2 nights Hotel info

Day 9: Fly to Cuzco

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Cuzco via Lima and enjoy a free afternoon to acclimate to the altitude or start exploring on your own.

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Cuzco

  Included meals: Breakfast

Set out on a sightseeing tour of Cuzco, the UNESCO-recognized ancient capital of the Inca Empire. 

• Step into the colonial-era Plaza de Armas and the Convent of Santo Domingo, built by the Spaniards where the Inca temple of Qurikancha stood 

• Visit the ruins at Kenko, the “red fortress” of Puca Pucara and Sacsayhuaman, which was once completely covered in gold

Enjoy a free afternoon in Cuzco or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Traditional Peruvian Cooking Class & Dinner $105pp* Details

On this culinary excursion, learn to prepare a traditional Peruvian meal from the expert chefs at one of Cuzco’s top restaurants. With the beautiful Andes Mountains as your backdrop, use locally sourced ingredients to create two authentic dishes, as well as exotic cocktails made with pisco, a Peruvian brandy. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious dinner in the restaurant.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $115)

Machu Picchu 1 night Hotel info

Day 11: The Sacred Valley of the Incas

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A local guide leads you on a full-day sightseeing tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  

• Visit the well-known market town of Pisac, also home to notable Incan ruins

• Uncover the ruins of Ollantaytambo, once the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti

• Board a train bound for Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, passing through the spectacular mountain scenery of the dramatic Urubamba River Valley

Cuzco 1 night Hotel info

Day 12: Machu Picchu

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the Lost City of the Incas on a walking tour led by a local guide. 

• Take in incredible views of the valley floor and soaring Huayna Picchu

• Discover the perfect stonework of the Temple of the Sun and take in the sights from the Temple of the Three Windows 

• Uncover the cave of the Temple of the Condor and marvel at the mysterious calendar of Intihuatana 

This afternoon, board a train back to Cuzco for a farewell dinner with your group.

Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Lima & departure

  Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to the Peruvian capital this morning for an extensive tour of both modern and colonial Lima. 

• See the city’s cathedral, Plaza de Armas and the Monastery of San Francisco, which houses a museum of religious art and 16th-century catacombs

• Enter the Huaca Huallamarca archaeological site

This evening, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. If you’re continuing on the tour extension, you’ll spend the night in Lima.

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 14: Arrival at home

Arrive home this morning.

Add Lima & the Amazon Starting from $549 pp

One of South America's most magnificent natural wonders, the Amazon is the biggest forest in the world and home to the single greatest concentration of life on the planet. Hike through a part of this stunning landscape, take a boat ride to an indigenous Yagua village and visit a former Franciscan mission town.

Lima 1 night Hotel info

Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Lima

  Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to the Peruvian capital this morning for an extensive tour of both modern and colonial Lima.

The Amazon 2 nights Hotel info

Day 14: Flight to the Amazon

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your adventure in the Amazon with a flight from Lima to Iquitos. Then, explore the rainforest on an afternoon cruise. 

• Hop aboard a boat to watch for pink dolphins and piranha  

• Visit with members of the native community at a Yagua village, and view a blowgun-shooting demonstration 

• Arrive at your Amazonian lodge later today

Day 15: Amazon rainforest hike

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, take a hike through the Amazon rainforest. Enjoy free time to explore on your own or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Amazon Canopy Walk $155pp* Details

Go deep into the Amazon with a treetop walk. The day starts with breakfast under the palm-thatched roofs of the ExplorNapo Lodge on the Napo River. Next, hike to the spectacular Canopy Walkway for a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest, taking in the lush plants and wildlife along the way. Afterward, enjoy lunch and a visit to the ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden. A local shaman will explain how the 240 plants cultivated here are used for healing.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 16: Local school visit & departure

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After a visit to the Franciscan mission town of Indiana and a stop at a local school, board your flight back to Lima, where you’ll connect for your flight home. (Please note: On select departures, school may be closed for holidays and breaks.)

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 17: Arrival at home

Arrive home this morning.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 11 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 6 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Overnight flight

Board your overnight flight to Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro 2 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Brazil! Today, enjoy a cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain, then get to know Rio de Janeiro on a guided tour. 

• Halfway up the mountain, stop to take in scenic vistas of the Rio Yacht Club and Botafogo Bay

• Continue to the top of the mountain, soaking in panoramic views of the city, beaches and Atlantic ocean 

• Return to Rio to admire the city’s colonial architecture, including Carioca and Marchal Floriano Square, and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral

Day 3: Corcovado

  Included meals: Breakfast

Head to the top of Corcovado Mountain for a guided tour of the iconic peak.

• Hop aboard the cogwheel train, taking in the rainforest landscape of Tijuca National Park as you ride up the mountain 

• See the iconic Christ the Redeemer, a colossal Art Deco statue atop the summit

• Pass Rio’s white-sand beaches, including Ipanema and Copacabana

Iguassu Falls 2 nights Hotel info

Day 4: Flight to Iguassu Falls

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Say goodbye to Rio and fly to the Argentine border, site of the thundering Iguassu Falls.

Day 5: Iguassu Falls

  Included meals: Breakfast

One of South America’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, Iguassu Falls is like no other place in the New World. 

• Drive through Iguassu National Park, a sub-tropical paradise 

• Walk through forested footpaths on the Brazilian side of the falls for panoramic views of the waters

• Cross Tancredo Neves Bridge into Argentina and view Devil’s Throat, the most famous section of the falls

Buenos Aires 3 nights Hotel info

Day 6: Flight to Buenos Aires

  Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to Buenos Aires, and spend the afternoon getting to know the Argentine capital at your leisure.

Enjoy a free evening in Buenos Aires or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Tango Show & Dinner $115pp* Details

Relax and enjoy the show as accomplished tangueros perform their national dance. Accompanied by live music, the elegant dancers will transport you to a bygone era. You’ll also enjoy a dinner featuring regional specialties and Argentine wine.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $125)

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires

  Included meals: Breakfast

Embark on a guided tour of the city where tango was born.

• Head to Plaza de Mayo to see the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo

• Pass through the historic neighborhood of San Telmo before exploring the colorful streets of La Boca

• Drive along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest street in the world, to the beautiful parks of Palermo 

• Visit the aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood and the grave of Eva Perón

Day 8: Free day in Buenos Aires

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day exploring Buenos Aires on your own or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Estancia Visit: Argentine Barbecue & Gaucho Show $145pp* Details

Head to Argentina’s countryside for a day at a traditional estancia, or ranch, where you’ll get to know the culture of the Pampas. You’ll be welcomed with empanadas, a local specialty, and Argentine wine, then have a chance to visit the estancia’s museum and church. Go for a horseback ride around the property or opt to hop in a small horse-drawn carriage, called a sulky. Later, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch along with entertainment. Experience the folklore of the region through music, dance and horse-riding show as gauchos (traditional ranch hands) show off their skills in the center of the ring, or sortija.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $155)

Cuzco 2 nights Hotel info

Day 9: Fly to Cuzco

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Cuzco via Lima and enjoy a free afternoon to acclimate to the altitude or start exploring on your own.

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Cuzco

  Included meals: Breakfast

Set out on a sightseeing tour of Cuzco, the UNESCO-recognized ancient capital of the Inca Empire. 

• Step into the colonial-era Plaza de Armas and the Convent of Santo Domingo, built by the Spaniards where the Inca temple of Qurikancha stood 

• Visit the ruins at Kenko, the “red fortress” of Puca Pucara and Sacsayhuaman, which was once completely covered in gold

Enjoy a free afternoon in Cuzco or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Traditional Peruvian Cooking Class & Dinner $105pp* Details

On this culinary excursion, learn to prepare a traditional Peruvian meal from the expert chefs at one of Cuzco’s top restaurants. With the beautiful Andes Mountains as your backdrop, use locally sourced ingredients to create two authentic dishes, as well as exotic cocktails made with pisco, a Peruvian brandy. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious dinner in the restaurant.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $115)

Machu Picchu 1 night Hotel info

Day 11: The Sacred Valley of the Incas

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A local guide leads you on a full-day sightseeing tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  

• Visit the well-known market town of Pisac, also home to notable Incan ruins

• Uncover the ruins of Ollantaytambo, once the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti

• Board a train bound for Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, passing through the spectacular mountain scenery of the dramatic Urubamba River Valley

Cuzco 1 night Hotel info

Day 12: Machu Picchu

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the Lost City of the Incas on a walking tour led by a local guide. 

• Take in incredible views of the valley floor and soaring Huayna Picchu

• Discover the perfect stonework of the Temple of the Sun and take in the sights from the Temple of the Three Windows 

• Uncover the cave of the Temple of the Condor and marvel at the mysterious calendar of Intihuatana 

This afternoon, board a train back to Cuzco for a farewell dinner with your group.

Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Lima & departure

  Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to the Peruvian capital this morning for an extensive tour of both modern and colonial Lima. 

• See the city’s cathedral, Plaza de Armas and the Monastery of San Francisco, which houses a museum of religious art and 16th-century catacombs

• Enter the Huaca Huallamarca archaeological site

This evening, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. If you’re continuing on the tour extension, you’ll spend the night in Lima.

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 14: Arrival at home

Arrive home this morning.

Add Lima & the Amazon Starting from $549 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

One of South America's most magnificent natural wonders, the Amazon is the biggest forest in the world and home to the single greatest concentration of life on the planet. Hike through a part of this stunning landscape, take a boat ride to an indigenous Yagua village and visit a former Franciscan mission town.

Lima 1 night Hotel info

Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Lima

  Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to the Peruvian capital this morning for an extensive tour of both modern and colonial Lima.

The Amazon 2 nights Hotel info

Day 14: Flight to the Amazon

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your adventure in the Amazon with a flight from Lima to Iquitos. Then, explore the rainforest on an afternoon cruise. 

• Hop aboard a boat to watch for pink dolphins and piranha  

• Visit with members of the native community at a Yagua village, and view a blowgun-shooting demonstration 

• Arrive at your Amazonian lodge later today

Day 15: Amazon rainforest hike

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, take a hike through the Amazon rainforest. Enjoy free time to explore on your own or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Amazon Canopy Walk $155pp* Details

Go deep into the Amazon with a treetop walk. The day starts with breakfast under the palm-thatched roofs of the ExplorNapo Lodge on the Napo River. Next, hike to the spectacular Canopy Walkway for a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest, taking in the lush plants and wildlife along the way. Afterward, enjoy lunch and a visit to the ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden. A local shaman will explain how the 240 plants cultivated here are used for healing.

Must be booked 20 days before departure

Day 16: Local school visit & departure

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After a visit to the Franciscan mission town of Indiana and a stop at a local school, board your flight back to Lima, where you’ll connect for your flight home. (Please note: On select departures, school may be closed for holidays and breaks.)

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 17: Arrival at home

Arrive home this morning.

How's the weather?

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Iguassu, Brazil
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cusco, Peru
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & visa requirements

  • This tour visits Brazil and Argentina. In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa in advance in order to enter Brazil. You may choose to apply directly to the Brazilian consulate or use a visa provider, such as our partner company, VisaCentral. Obtaining a Brazilian visa will be an additional cost.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens to enter Argentina on this tour. However, in accordance with Argentine law, Canadian citizens must pay a reciprocity fee equivalent to $72USD/CAD per person prior to departure. To prepay your reciprocity fee, please visit the Argentine National Immigration Directorate online. At this time, Argentina has suspended the reciprocity fee for U.S. citizens. Please check with VisaCentral or the State Department website for the latest rule changes.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.      

Tour pace

  • You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including paved roads, cobblestone streets and slippery walkways, with some hills.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.        

Transportation & arrival information

  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead arrive in Rio de Janeiro and depart from Buenos Aires. A Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead for an additional cost.
  • Flights from Rio to Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires are included in the price of your tour.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.      

Baggage allowance

  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for detailed information regarding baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height).
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.          

Clothing & packing tips

  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. Comfortable, casual clothing and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are a must for sightseeing. 
  • A lightweight jacket is recommended, as the temperatures will change with the elevation throughout your tour.
  • A sun hat, sunglasses and rain gear will help you stay comfortable in all types of weather. You may also wish to pack a swimsuit.
  • Long pants, long-sleeved shirts and insect repellent are recommended for certain activities.
  • Binoculars are handy for a closer look at local wildlife and scenery.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance          

Health

  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • Local governments may require proof of a yellow fever vaccination (often referred to as a yellow card) or a statement of medical exemption from the vaccine. This is only required of travelers arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever virus transmission (Please note: This does not include the U.S. or Canada). Visit cdc.gov/yellowfever for more information.
  • Take proper care with sun exposure, as the sun can be especially strong in some of the regions on this tour.
  • Drink bottled water only. Refrain from ingesting tap water, including when brushing your teeth.
  • Avoid eating fresh fruits and vegetables unless they’re cooked or washed in clean water and peeled.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to My Account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.           

Cuisine

  • The cuisine of Brazil varies from region to region. Some staples like beans, coconut, dende oil, codfish and shrimp, can be found throughout. The caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, is made with cachaça (a clear spirit distilled from sugar cane, like rum) mixed with sugar, mint and lime.
  • In Argentina, perhaps the most common dish is the asado, a series of salt-rubbed meats, ribs and chorizo sausages cooked over a fire pit on metal grills and crosses. For dessert, try dulce de leche, a sweet honey-and-milk paste, in pastries.

           

Electricity & air conditioning

  • Brazil operates on 127-220 volts and uses Types C or N plugs with two round pins or three round pins, respectively.
  • Argentina operates on 220 volts and use Types C or I plugs with two round pins or three flat pins, respectively.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.  
  • The strength of the air conditioning in some South American hotels may not be as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons and other small appliances. However these amenities cannot be guaranteed.

           

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply. In more remote locations, internet access may be limited and is not guaranteed.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.  

Time zones

  • Argentina is three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and two hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). Argentina currently does not observe Daylight Saving Time, though the country decides on a year-by-year basis.
  • Brazil spans four time zones and does not observe Daylight Saving Time. Rio de Janeiro is 3 hours behind GMT and two hours ahead of EST.
  • From March through November, when it’s noon in New York City, it’s 2pm in Rio and Buenos Aires. From April through October, when it’s noon in New York City, it’s 1pm in Rio and Buenos Aires.        

Currency

  • You will use the Brazilian real in Brazil and the Argentine peso in Argentina.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.

           

Tipping

  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.      

Purchasing excursions on tour

  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.

How's the weather?

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Iguassu, Brazil
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cusco, Peru
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & visa requirements

  • This tour visits Brazil and Argentina. In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa in advance in order to enter Brazil. You may choose to apply directly to the Brazilian consulate or use a visa provider, such as our partner company, VisaCentral. Obtaining a Brazilian visa will be an additional cost.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens to enter Argentina on this tour. However, in accordance with Argentine law, Canadian citizens must pay a reciprocity fee equivalent to $72USD/CAD per person prior to departure. To prepay your reciprocity fee, please visit the Argentine National Immigration Directorate online. At this time, Argentina has suspended the reciprocity fee for U.S. citizens. Please check with VisaCentral or the State Department website for the latest rule changes.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.      

Tour pace

  • You will walk for about 2.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including paved roads, cobblestone streets and slippery walkways, with some hills.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.        

Transportation & arrival information

  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead arrive in Rio de Janeiro and depart from Buenos Aires. A Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead for an additional cost.
  • Flights from Rio to Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires are included in the price of your tour.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.      

Baggage allowance

  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for detailed information regarding baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height).
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.          

Clothing & packing tips

  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. Comfortable, casual clothing and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are a must for sightseeing. 
  • A lightweight jacket is recommended, as the temperatures will change with the elevation throughout your tour.
  • A sun hat, sunglasses and rain gear will help you stay comfortable in all types of weather. You may also wish to pack a swimsuit.
  • Long pants, long-sleeved shirts and insect repellent are recommended for certain activities.
  • Binoculars are handy for a closer look at local wildlife and scenery.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance          

Health

  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • Local governments may require proof of a yellow fever vaccination (often referred to as a yellow card) or a statement of medical exemption from the vaccine. This is only required of travelers arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever virus transmission (Please note: This does not include the U.S. or Canada). Visit cdc.gov/yellowfever for more information.
  • Take proper care with sun exposure, as the sun can be especially strong in some of the regions on this tour.
  • Drink bottled water only. Refrain from ingesting tap water, including when brushing your teeth.
  • Avoid eating fresh fruits and vegetables unless they’re cooked or washed in clean water and peeled.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to My Account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.           

Cuisine

  • The cuisine of Brazil varies from region to region. Some staples like beans, coconut, dende oil, codfish and shrimp, can be found throughout. The caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, is made with cachaça (a clear spirit distilled from sugar cane, like rum) mixed with sugar, mint and lime.
  • In Argentina, perhaps the most common dish is the asado, a series of salt-rubbed meats, ribs and chorizo sausages cooked over a fire pit on metal grills and crosses. For dessert, try dulce de leche, a sweet honey-and-milk paste, in pastries.

           

Electricity & air conditioning

  • Brazil operates on 127-220 volts and uses Types C or N plugs with two round pins or three round pins, respectively.
  • Argentina operates on 220 volts and use Types C or I plugs with two round pins or three flat pins, respectively.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.  
  • The strength of the air conditioning in some South American hotels may not be as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons and other small appliances. However these amenities cannot be guaranteed.

           

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply. In more remote locations, internet access may be limited and is not guaranteed.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.  

Time zones

  • Argentina is three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and two hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). Argentina currently does not observe Daylight Saving Time, though the country decides on a year-by-year basis.
  • Brazil spans four time zones and does not observe Daylight Saving Time. Rio de Janeiro is 3 hours behind GMT and two hours ahead of EST.
  • From March through November, when it’s noon in New York City, it’s 2pm in Rio and Buenos Aires. From April through October, when it’s noon in New York City, it’s 1pm in Rio and Buenos Aires.        

Currency

  • You will use the Brazilian real in Brazil and the Argentine peso in Argentina.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.

           

Tipping

  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.      

Purchasing excursions on tour

  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/9/2016

Number of Past Tours: 16

From: NC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Ths Grand Tour of South America: Brazil and Argentina

Jorge M. is the BEST of the BEST!!! He made a great tour an absolute dream with his knowledge, notice to details, enthusiastic personality, and constant attention to our interests. Jorge contacted me prior to the tour and we were able to streamline our extra time to the likes of our group. I've traveled with Go Ahead since 1994, and Jorge surpassed all of my expectations!! We especially liked how he actually became a member of our Travel Tribe by joining in with us on our adventures!!! If you want to make a great tour perfect, Jorge M. will not disappoint!!! BEST.GUIDE.EVER!!!!

 

Hi Debbie! Wow, we're thrilled to learn that your Tour Director surpassed your expectations! It sounds like his attention to detail and genuine care and a concern added value to your overall experience. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you on your next tour!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 15, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/9/2016

Number of Past Tours: 7

From: OH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Guides!

The Grand Tour of South America is a fantastic and mind-blowing tour in itself but I am writing this review because of the absolutely wonderful tour guides that GoAhead assigned to our group! It is actually hard to find words to describe Jorge and Giancarlo! They did not just guide us, they eagerly became part of our group and made special efforts to get to know us. They helped us to make the most of our tour based on personal interests and the interests of the group! Jorge and Giancarlo both have open, caring and friendly personalities that made it easy to get to know them and feel comfortable going to them for assistance of any kind. Both guides made us feel that they not only cared about how much we were enjoying our tour but also about our physical and mental wellbeing. I feel like I left my brothers in South America!! Miss you both! Forever grateful!!

 

Hi Carissa! Your review is a wonderful testament to the professional, knowledgeable, and genuinely caring staff we are fortunate to work with. We’re thrilled to hear that Jorge and Giancarlo felt like brothers to you by the end of your tour. We will most definitely share your lovely feedback with their supervisors. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 15, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/9/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: OH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

WOW! Amazing.

My July 2016 tour of South America with Go Ahead Tours was my second tour with Go Ahead. The 17 days was exhilarating, exhausting and life changing. Go Ahead tours seem to run like clockwork.. Everything is so organized... It is amazing how they can do that. I also cannot say enough about the awesome Tour Guides.. Jorge M. and Giancarlo T.G... They were so helpful, knowledgeable and fun. I learned so much from them. Because I had been quite sick before the trip I was not up to par but they made sure I had the best experience possible and I could always count on them for help with luggage or finding a place to rest. I am so thankful for their kindness. I could not have completed the trip without their care and compassion. I recommend Go Ahead Tours to anyone who is thinking about traveling.. They ROCK!

 

Hi Linda! It’s wonderful to know that your second Go Ahead tour was a success. We appreciate your wonderful feedback about your guides, and we’re so glad you felt continuously supported by them throughout your tour. We will be sure to share this feedback with their supervisors. Thank you for recommending Go Ahead, and we look forward to welcoming you on your next tour!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 15, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 4/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: WA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great tour! Fantastic Tour Director!

My husband and I recently returned from The Grand Tour of South America and loved it! It includes Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires (all on the east coast) and Lima, Cuzco/Machu Pichu with Amazon extension (all on the west coast). We had two tour directors, one on each coast, and Jorge (east coast) was a 15 on a scale of 1 to 10. Other travelers will be extremely fortunate to draw him as their guide. This tour included all my "must sees" in South America and none disappointed. The accommodations were fine, clean and comfortable and safe. The pace of the trip is a bit fast, with some early mornings and busy days. Older (65+) travelers should know this in advance. Also, the altitude and hiking in Peru cause extra fatigue - bring hiking sticks for sure! We are very glad that we had these experiences! The cultures are delightful, scenery is gorgeous and people were friendly and charming. A great time!

 

Hi Beth! We’re happy you and your husband had such a great time on tour in South America. This itinerary certainly covers a lot of ground, providing exposure to multiple cultures, landscapes, and culinary specialties. For this reason, the pace of the tour is a bit faster than some of our others, and you’re absolutely right that travelers should keep this in mind. Thank you for providing your feedback, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | May 25, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 11/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: QC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

A gem of a Tour Director -Roberto

The tour to Cusco, Maachu Pichu and the Peruvian Amazon was wonderful!! One might think "how could it be otherwise?" When the weather was so perfect, the scenery absolutely incredible, the meals delicious, but I know that it took a great deal more than this. The planning and general arrangements were very well thought of. The tour director's part in the success, though was paramount. He was so passionate about his job and so proud of his country Peru that he showcased it for us in the best possible way. His good humour, patience with answering oft repeated questions, his flexibility in accommodating special needs and requests, arranging extra activities for us so we could take part and share in the experience. His tireless checking and fine tuning of details made it a very special holiday. Thank you from Lydia, myself and the group Roberto, we shall feel lucky to meet you again on some future trip.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 10/18/2015

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Giancarlo

The Grand tour of South America was fantastic & exhausting. We certainly saw plenty, the hotels were terrific, good locations & always breakfast which is a BIG plus. The timing of flights (Some early morning wake ups; the trip home was exhausting), bus tours & dinners was done well Highlights: Iguassu Falls; just fantastic: this should always be done over 2 days, the hotel is GREAT. Could have easily spent another night there. Machu Picchu: incredible, great local guide, Paul; he is very passionate about his culture. Bus & train ride in & out of the sacred Valley is terrific. Shopping &lunch long the way was incredible. The trip into the Amazon rain forest was icing on the cake; just fantastic We left exhausted but with a lifetime of memories. tour director Giancarlo is among the BEST we had over many tours

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/6/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: VA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

"What a Wonderful Trip"

The South American tour: Brazil, Argentina, and Peru was to me an exciting, memorable and wonderful trip I've done in my life. I was lucky to be in a nice group of people and the best Tour Director, Roberto, who was there for us so knowledgeable, had all the patience, nice and well focused and ready with all the informations we all were excited to know and to hear. This is a good tour, it is worth going!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/11/2015

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: TN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Buenos Dias South America

Amazing! Upon arriving in Rio Saturday morning we met our 1st time Go Ahead director Emiliano and were immediately taken by his knowledge, sense of humor and love for traveling. Off on a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and Metropolitan Cathedral. a stroll along the Copacabana Beach and enjoying a Caipirinha at night. An amazing cogwheel train ride to stand next to the statue of Christ The Redeemer. an afternoon jeep tour of Favela/Rocinha and a breathtaking sunset on Copacabana Beach. Onto the "Big Water" Iguassu Falls on the Brazilian side and meeting our fabulous guide Paulo and the following day Devils Throat on the Argentinian side and literally feeling the the falls cover your body. We arrive in Buenos Aires, Emiliano's home and we feel his excitement. Viewing the Womens Bridge and enjoying a night out on our own at Cabana La Lilas, a treat for our director. A full day in BA, Pink Palace, Central Square, St. Francis Cathedral,La Boca,Carminta St. Plaza De Mayor and Recoleta Cemetery to view the grave of Eva Peron and enjoying lunch at Cafe Tortoni. Just because we could…A day in Uraguay,a ferry ride,lunch, and exploring the beautiful streets. Saying goodbye to Emiliano we are off to Cuzco and meeting the infamous tour director Roberto. off to the Inca Ruins, Basilica Cathedral, Chocolate Museum, Cathedral Santo Domingo, The Sacred Valley, and climbing Ollantaytambo elevation 13,000ft. and then there was Cuy guinea pig a Peruvian delicacy. and last but not least a train ride to Machu Picchu the highlight of our trip. Made it to the top! Oh, what a feeling! The trip of a lifetime with old friends, making new friends, and the best tour directors ever!!! Thanks Emiliano and Roberto!!!!

1 / 4

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/11/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: IN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Lovely Introduction to South America

I'm so thankful that our group got to enjoy such beautiful sites and great weather in some of the liveliest, most vibrant places in the world. Machu Picchu, as expected, was the highlight of the tour, but the rest of Peru was amazing as well -- if you're looking for some funky souvenirs, make sure and save some money (and some room in your suitcase!) for the Peruvian markets. The rest of the spots were fantastic as well. Globally, there are plenty of famous landmarks that don't meet the hype, but I'm telling you that watching the sunset on Copacabana Beach is one of incredible moments that just make a person feel at peace. Apparently, it was the first time Emiliano, our director in Brazil and Argentina, had directed a tour with Go Ahead, but he was excellent, organized, and very kind. Our Peruvian director, Roberto, is, to my understanding, a veteran with Go Ahead, and I have no doubts that he worked tirelessly on our behalf, much to the benefit of the whole trip. I will mention that there were some strange dealings with Go Ahead concerning the Amazon extension -- it was cancelled for our particular group with no valid reason. The company told my friends from back home that there weren't enough interested people, but on the trip, we found that there were several other interested tourists. Roberto attempted to arrange an optional extension on the trip, but at such a short notice, it would have been quite a hassle, in addition to being extremely expensive. I was not planning on doing the extension in any case, but some of my friends were understandably frustrated with the company, and I thought I should post this review on their behalves.

 

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent Grand Tour of South America! We are so pleased that the sights and landmarks visited on tour lived up to the ‘hype’. We are thrilled to read that your Tour Directors were excellent and hard working. We take great pride in the individuals that we select to lead our tours, and are always happy to read positive comments such as these. Your Tour Directors informed us about the confusion regarding the cancellation of the Amazon Extension. There are cases in which certain extensions are unable to run if we do not have sufficient bookings from the group. We have looked through our records, and see that the extension was cancelled well before this the tour’s departure date (about 15 months before). Therefore, the tour was never actually sold with the option of taking the extension, as was explained to the group by the Tour Director while on tour. We understand that your Tour Directors, in cooperation with our Operations Team, did their best to arrange to run the extension last minute, but due to the high cost it was decided against. We apologize if this confusion had an effect on the on-tour experience. We thank you for your review, and hope to welcome you onto another Go Ahead tour in the future.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | July 28, 2015

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 7/4/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: PR

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

The best experience

Never had such a great time!!!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 5/9/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: VA

Tour Director: 3 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Tour directors, 1 excellent, 1 poor

Excellent tour, compromised by poor tour director - Mariana..

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 4/11/2015

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: MN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Interesting Destinations

All of the tour destinations were very interesting however my favorites were Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu. The tour was well run with knowledgeable tour directors, my favorite being the tour director in Brazil & Argentina. Most of the local tour guides were good. The Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu local guides were excellent. The included meals were generally good however in at least one case lunch and dinner were spaced too close together. The optional Tango Show & Dinner was an excellent experience as was the optional Tigre Delta & Cruise. I was impressed with the quality of transportation provided on the local airlines. My biggest complaint regarding this tour was the 4:15 AM flight from Buenos Aires to Lima. As I recall we needed to leave the hotel around 2:00 AM. This was a killer and is why I would not recommend this tour to others. .

1 / 6

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 2/28/2015

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: TN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Peru is a must!

This trip was a once in a lifetime experience! Peru is a must-see- do not skip out on Peru- this was the best party of the South American trip! Roberto (tour director) contributed to making our experience in Peru one of the most memorable experiences in my life. Will go back in a heartbeat!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 2/7/2015

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: ON

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Fabulous!

This Grand Tour along with the Amazon Extension was beyond our expectations. The sites and excursions that we experienced were excellent. Both tour directors were knowledgeable, friendly, eager to help and efficient!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 1/10/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AZ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Dale

One of the best trips that we have taken and we have taken many. A demanding trip that required lots of energy but the over all experience was the best. I highly recommend this trip and be sure to include the Amazon. Our guides were tops We have recommended this trip to many of our friends

 

Hi Dale! We're so glad to hear this was one of the best trips you've ever taken. We completely agree that it's a good idea to include the Amazon, and we're happy that you did. Thank you for your recommendation, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | September 14, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 1/10/2015

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: MD

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

What An Adventure!

I truly enjoyed the breathe and range of this tour. From the sandy beaches at Copacabana Beach and the torrents of Iguazu Falls, to the peaks of Macchu Picchu and the depths of the Sacred Valley, to the bustling of cities like Buenos Aires and Lima, and finally to the exotic streams of the Amazon, this was truly an amazing adventure. And, of course, our tour directors are very dedicated and knowledgeable of all the sights and sounds of this magnificent trip. A definite on anyone's bucket list!

1 / 5

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 1/10/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: CA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

A South American Adventure

The Grand Tour of South America is a trip I highly recommend. It is a very fast paced tour but we all kept up. It was fantastic to see all the beautiful natural panoramas and modern cities we visited. The beauty of Iguassu Falls, the Inca archaeological sites (especially Macchu Picchu), and the different Amazon adventures are unforgettable. Our tour directors and local guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. The hotels were first class and well located. You definitely get your money's worth with this tour.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 10/18/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Spectacular views

From standing on top of Sugarloaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro, to walking on a bridge over the Iguassu Falls, and finally climbing around on sacred ground of Machu Picchu village, this trip was awesome.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 9/20/2014

Number of Past Tours: 5

From: KY

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

SuchI especially varied experiences

We returned from our Grand Tour of South America yesterday. Like our previous four GoAhead Tours, tis one exceeded our high expectations. Tour directors Luis & Roberto were knowledgeable, elpful and gracious. From Copacabana Beach in Rio to Iguassu Falls, Buenes Aires, Cuzco, Mach Pichu and the Amazon we were introduced to the architecture and people. I especially treasure the opportunities to come close to the people on the Tigre Delta cruise in Buenes Aires, meeting the weavers in the Sacred Valley, and visiting the Yagua village along the Amazon. It was my first visit to South America and I learned and experienced so much. We were so happy that we had chosen this tour.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 6/5/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

best falls every

had a great time,the only thing i did'nt like the last day spending a day at airports,other than that loved the trip and the fellow travelers made it fun we looked after everyone that makes it a great trip.great people.....

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