South America

South America Expedition

Starting place
Ending place
Rio de Janeiro
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Take in the sights of South America's vibrant cities, cultural treasures, and breathtaking natural beauty—an unrivaled destination. Home to majestic natural wonders and charming locals, South America is rich in vivid travel moments you won’t get anywhere else. Hike the trails of Machu Picchu, meet the traditional weavers of the Sacred Valley, learn how to tango in the streets of Buenos Aires, snap a photo of the Patagonia glaciers, see the iconic Christ the Redeemer, and then unwind on the famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Truly an expedition of a lifetime, perfect for both adventurers and casual travelers.

South America Expedition

USD 8,000
PHP 472,000
Rate Per Adult
Without Flights
USD 8,000
PHP 472,000
With Flights
Solo Traveller Additional Charge
USD 3,500
PHP 200,600
Children 2 - 13 years old
80% of Adult Rate
Children below 2 years old
Group Size
10-12 pax
Travel Dates
April 20 - May 7, 2024 | April 11-29, 2025 | March 27 - April 13, 2026
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  • Led by an Access Expert
  • 4-star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation for the whole duration
  • Entrance fees to the attractions
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Experiences as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional local guide and driver
  • Local tourist taxes and permits
  • Photobook of the South America Expedition


  • International flights to South America
  • Flights within South America
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Schengen visa assistance
  • Argentina visa assistance

Important Notes to Remember

  • Extension of your stay is possible if you wish to enjoy more of South America.
  • The meeting point is in Lima. Anyone around the world is allowed to join the experience.
  • You may arrive a day before, and the meet-up is on the first day at the hotel.
  • We can arrange private airport transfers for you on the day of your arrival and departure.
  • If a visa is needed for any reason, we can help you process and arrange it.
  • Card payments are subject to service fees.

Day 01: Lima

Welcome to Peru! Today marks the beginning of our South American expedition.

Upon arrival in Lima, our team will seamlessly help you check into the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend exploring at your leisure.


Day 02: Lima

Embark on a day of captivating exploration in Lima, delving into the rich tapestry of Peruvian history and culture. Traverse the vibrant districts of Miraflores, Barranco, and Chorrillos, immersing yourself in the unique charm each has to offer. Along our journey, pause to absorb the historical significance of Huaca Pucllana, gaining insights into this intriguing archaeological site.

Throughout the day, relish the diverse panoramas of the city and the picturesque coastline. Whether it's unwinding on the sun-kissed beaches or delving into the realm of Peruvian art at a nearby museum, the day is yours to savor the multifaceted beauty and cultural treasures that Lima has to offer.


Day 03: Lima - Cusco

Enjoy a captivating journey today as we board a flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, our exploration continues as we proceed to the mesmerizing Sacred Valley, renowned for its majestic Inca ruins. Take advantage of your free time in this extraordinary locale to unwind, revel in the breathtaking scenery, and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance that surrounds you.


Day 04: Sacred Valley - Chincheros - Maras - Moray - Ollantaytambo

Our Peruvian adventure starts with a captivating exploration of three essential Inca archaeological sites: Moray, Chincheros, and Ollantaytambo. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness as we traverse the sacred valley, taking in panoramic views, engaging with locals, and encountering the charming llamas and alpacas that grace the landscape.

Our journey culminates at the archaeological marvel of Ollantaytambo, revealing vast complexes of platforms, forts, plazas, and canals. Explore the mystical Casa del Sol, a megalithic temple of profound significance, adding a touch of enchantment to your immersive experience.


Day 05: Sacred Valley - Cusco

An enchanting journey to the train station starts after a delightful breakfast, commencing our expedition to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu—an esteemed member of the new Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO-designated Cultural Heritage for Humanity.

The immersive experience unfolds as you see the awe-inspiring temples, palaces, squares, and thoroughfares that unveil the military and agricultural prowess of Machu Picchu. The extraordinary landscapes surrounding the citadel add a natural allure to the site, enhancing its timeless charm.

Following this, our exploration extends to the vast National Reserve, spanning 32,500 hectares around the citadel. This reserve reveals a constellation of archaeological monuments, believed to be integral components of the Machu Picchu complex, further enriching our understanding of this ancient marvel.


Day 06: Cusco

This day is dedicated to you spending the day exploring the beautiful city of Cusco on your own. Alternatively, you can go on a guided hike up Rainbow Mountain if you wish.


Day 07: Cusco - Buenos Aires

Bid farewell to your hotel as we transition to the next leg of our journey—Buenos Aires, a captivating South American destination waiting to be explored. Upon landing, seamlessly check in at the hotel. The entire day unfolds before you, an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Argentina at your own pace.

Pro Tip: For those with a penchant for culinary delights, particularly at one of the esteemed Michelin Guide restaurants in the city, we highly recommend securing reservations in advance to ensure an exquisite dining experience.


Day 08: Buenos Aires

Explore the city of Buenos Aires with a half-day visit going to the city's top attractions, including the Plaza de Mayo, City Hall, and the traditional neighborhoods of San Telmo, Palermo, and La Boca. Then, we will take a stop at Recoleta, where you can refresh and enjoy bars, cafés, and restaurants after our walk to the famous cemetery area.


Day 09: Buenos Aires

A full-day adventure awaits San Antonio de Areco, the place where the Gaucho culture was found. Roam the expansive grounds, spanning nearly ten acres, and marvel at the grandeur of century-old oak, palm, eucalyptus, and magnolia trees that grace the landscape. Within the farm, you can enjoy activities such as carriage rides, swimming in the pool, tennis, volleyball, football, and ping pong. Alternatively, relish a leisurely stroll through the park, allowing the serene surroundings to provide a moment of relaxation during this unforgettable experience.


Day 10: Buenos Aires - El Calafate

Off we go to explore the glaciers of Argentina! Today, prepare for a road trip as we depart from Buenos Aires for El Calafate. Bask in the beauty of the scenery we will pass through on this journey.


Day 11: El Calafate

This day is dedicated for you to visit and be in awe of the world-famous Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, which is known for being unique on the planet due to its constant forward movement. Moreover, Andean precordillera sites are abundant and can also be explored during our expedition here.

Then, we will spend some time in the city and eat at a local restaurant for a taste of real Argentina.


Day 12: El Calafate

Take a trip to the picturesque village of El Chalten and take in the sights of Mount Fitz Roy, Laguna Capri, and Laguna Torre. Enjoy the scenery along Route 40, where you see the Argentinian Lake crossing the Santa Cruz and La Leona Rivers. Then, get to experience a beautiful panoramic view of the Viedma Glacier, the Andes, and the two most famous peaks in the area, Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. After 3 hours on the bus and 220 kilometers traveled, we will arrive in the mountain village of El Chalten. Afterwards, we will return to El Calafate after a full day of exploration.


Day 13: El Calafate

Today is for you to enjoy the town center at your own leisure before our upcoming adventure to Brazil. Discover the wonders that El Calafate has in store for you.


Day 14: El Calafate - Rio de Janeiro

Today, we will depart Buenos Aires for Rio. Take in the sights as we drive past scenic views. Upon arrival, the day is yours to do as you please in this exciting city.

Pro tip: We recommend enjoying the beach and catching the beautiful sunsets in the city!


Day 15: Rio de Janeiro

Take in the sights of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Corcovado Hills on a full-day tour of Rio today. Then, in the afternoon, we will visit a Fabela to explore and experience a different side of Brazil.


Day 16: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls

On this day, we will depart Rio and take a flight to see the Iguazu Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Then, the day is yours to explore at your own leisure.


Day 17: Iguazu Falls

A half-day experience at Iguazu Falls will leave you in awe of this national park and everything it has to offer. There are optional activities for you to enjoy, including paddling and a helicopter ride to see the majestic falls. And to end our wonderful trip to South America, we will have a nice dinner at a traditional Brazilian restaurant.


Day 18: Iguazu Falls - Rio

This day marks the end of our memorable experience in South America. Depart from the hotel after breakfast and drive to the airport, then take a flight back home after an unforgettable excursion.

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I just want to thank you for taking precious time to see us.

It has been a wonderful, meaningful, and fun 24 hours in Spain with you. Muchas Gracias Mi Amiga!

Jodi Sta Maria

This trip was postponed since 2019 and even with a lot of cancellations, I still decided to go anyway.

Access Expeditions are very intimate with only 10 people, and that was the reason why I joined, but the expedition ended up with only 6 people. Access did not cancel the trip despite not reaching the number needed. We were able to do a lot during this trip. You get the best value for everything you pay for. The hotels were great in the best locations, and I appreciated all our local guides who helped us understand each destination very well. The highlight of our trip was hiking Rainbow Mountain and, of course, Machu Picchu, and I will never forget the boat ride we had at Iguazu Falls. Best memories indeed, and I can’t wait to create more all over the world.

Sheryll Mulingbayan
South America

What I love the most about this trip is definitely the Bolivian Altiplano.

I could be biased though as I'd never been to a desert in my life so the way the browns and the blues melded together with a bit of snow made a huge impression on me. It's one thing to see it in the movies but another to actually be in there and be surrounded by it yourself! Also, it was the Copa America finals when we hit Brazil and the energy is always great when football finals take place. We ended up at a random bar and the owner made us feel welcome... as long as we cheered for Brazil (she kicked out a bunch of Peruvians lol) and I will keep coming back to Salar De Uyuni. I choose to #TravelWithAccess because to be frank, it was my mom's choice so I just went with it. After this trip though, I'd definitely recommend it as it was one of the smoothest trips in my life.

Lorenzo Ang
South America