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  • Machu Picchu is always a popular photo opportunity while on your Central America vacation
  • Chile with Easter Island and Patagonia
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • Argentina with Iguassu falls
  • Soaring Mountains and glacial lakes are icons of Chile's Torres del Paine National Park

Our Central and South America Tours and Vacations

Want reasons to travel to Central and South America? Well, let’s start with the following. Varied scenery is one which includes majestic mountain ranges, rushing and dramatic waterfalls, beautiful lake districts, dense rainforests and jungles, golden beaches and fascinating deserts. On South American tours, there are many cultural attractions to be experienced which include colourful people with diverse customs and dress, interesting cuisine, wine-growing regions, wonderful festivals, exceptional archaeological sites, amazing animal sanctuaries and a long remarkable history.

 

Top places to visit when you travel to Central and Latin America

Belize

Belize is a country located on the Atlantic Ocean and known for its excellent beaches, dive sites, coral reefs, abundant wildlife and marine life. When on a Central America tour, another popular attraction of Belize is its Mayan history which it shares with its neighbouring countries, Mexico and Guatemala. 

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a destination with many attributes. It is a natural paradise in which 25% of the country consists of national parks, all with outstanding scenery. Its capital, San Jose, is a colourful and vibrant city with diverse neighbourhoods, interesting museums and colourful markets. The Arenal National Park has the world’s most active (but safe) volcano and is a great place, with its attractive waterfalls and hot springs, for activities such as hiking and viewing wildlife. The Monteverde Cloud Forest is very biodiverse with an abundance of tropical plants and wildlife. The Manuel Antonio National Park consists of both rainforest and coral reefs and is stunningly beautiful with some of the best beaches in the country. For further volcanic activity, visit Rincon de la Vieja with its trails, waterfalls and wildlife. Costa Rica, worthily, is proud of its eco-friendly sustainability.

Mandabiled Toucan at Carara, Costa Rica

El Salvador

Goway also offers travel to El Salvador with its Volcanoes National Park containing three major volcanoes, Honduras with its archaeological site, Copan, Nicaragua with its several lakes of volcanic origin, the largest being Lago de Nicaragua and Panama with its remarkable canal.

Guatemala

Guatemala is probably best known for its archaeological site, Tikal, which dates back to the 1st Century AD with some excellent ruins from the pre-Columbian era. Antigua is a small city surrounded by volcanoes and full of historic, attractive Colonial buildings, interesting churches and markets. A tour through Guatemala is not complete without a trip to Lake Atitlan, a beautiful volcanic lake in the Western Highlands ringed by small towns.

Mexico

Mexico offers visitors on Central America tours of excellent beach resorts such as Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta and many others scattered around both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. There are charming and picturesque Colonial towns and cities which include Puebla, San Miguel de Allende and Merida. Oaxaca is full of culture with a rich and colourful history showcasing archaeological sites and stunning beaches. Mexico is famous for its many remarkable world-famous Mayan civilization sites such as Chichen Itza, Tulum and Uxmal in the Yucatan Peninsula. There are two cities that deserve time spent in them. One is the capital, Mexico City, which offers impressive Colonial architecture, beautiful parks, excellent museums and ancient archaeological sites as well as fine dining. The other is Guadalajara, a graceful city with a Colonial centre.

Top countries to visit on a tour through South America 

Argentina

Argentina is a diverse country scenically. Time spent in Buenos Aires allows for soaking up the country’s culture. There are excellent museums and art galleries, an amazing cemetery in Recoleta where Eva Peron is buried, and irresistible tango shows complete with dancing and mouth-watering restaurants offering grilled meats par excellence. For wine enthusiasts, head to Mendoza perched on the edge of the Andes Mountains. Scenic Bariloche is for both skiing and summer visits. Patagonia is a unique land with exceptional and dramatic national parks, ice fields and glaciers; a perfect place to visit on a South America tour.

Bolivia

Bolivia has amazing scenery consisting of rugged mountains with snow-capped peaks, vast deserts, dense jungles and high-altitude lakes. La Paz is the world’s highest capital where the city’s buildings cling to the sides of mountains. You can wander its streets and lively markets or just take in the ambience at an outdoor café. Sucre, with its mild and agreeable climate, has a reputation as one of South America’s most beautiful cities with its whitewashed buildings and wealth of Colonial architecture. Santa Cruz is actually Bolivia’s largest city, vibrant and lively with much to offer the visitor. You can also head north of La Paz to nearby Lake Titicaca with its many fascinating Inca sites.

Brazil

In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro conjures up the Mardi Gras carnival, sambas and bossa novas and exotic beaches. However, if you fall for anything here, it will be the awe-inspiring beautiful scenic backdrop which includes Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Iguassu Falls is one of the world’s most breathtaking waterfalls bordering three countries. The modern architecture, in the capital, Brasilia, will amaze you. A visit to the Amazon River using Manaus as a centre will take you right into the dense rainforest. You will find Salvador a gem with its historical and quaint centre. And for wildlife and flora, you can’t beat the Pantanal.

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro with Christ Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain

Chile

Chile, geographically, is a land of contrasts. Santiago lies in the middle and is a sophisticated capital city offering everything from museums and art galleries to excellent shopping on a South American vacation. Nearby is the old port of Valparaiso, a UNESCO heritage site, the Chilean wine region offering tastings and the upscale beach resort of Vina del Mar. The Atacama Desert region in the north is the driest place on earth with a magical sky and exotic landscapes. To the south is the Lake District with a series of attractive small lakes, snow-covered peaks and virgin forest. Further south is Torres del Paine with its glaciers. Easter Island, with its mysterious stone obelisks, is part of Chile and is located in the Pacific Ocean.

Colombia

Colombia is not lacking in reasons to visit on South American tours. Bogota has interesting and colorful neighbourhoods such as La Candelaria, the oldest part of the city, with its cobblestone streets and Colonial buildings, the affluent Zona Rosa for shopping and dining and historic Usaquen with its flea markets. Medellin is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” due to its climate, but it also has excellent art and cultural scene. Cartagena, on the coast, not only offers great beaches but also has a Colonial old town. San Agustin is the place for archaeology enthusiasts with the largest collection of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in Latin America.

Ecuador

Ecuador is rich in interesting history and panoramic scenery. Quito is the second-highest capital in the world and is surrounded by volcanoes. Its picturesque and well-preserved old town, with its cobblestone streets, is a mixture of Colonial and Republican architecture. Guayaquil, the nation's largest city and the capital of Guayas Province, lies on the banks of the Guayas River about 60 kilometres (40 mi) north of the Gulf of Guayaquil, near the Equator. Otavalo is known for its colourful indigenous market where merchandise includes jewellery, clothing, Panama hats, wood carvings and paintings. Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site has beautiful Colonial architecture and an imposing cathedral. Then there are the amazing Galapagos Islands, where a cruise on a South America tour will bring you up close to dozens of bird and animal species as well as unique flora.

Indigenous women  in traditional costume

The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands, off the coast of South America, is a country with its own personality. It is very different from the others, mainly due to its British heritage. The Falklands are home to more than 220 species of identified birds. As well, there are whales, dolphins, elephant seals, and sea lions to view, plus five different species of penguins.

Peru

Peru is famous for its world-renowned archaeological site, Machu Picchu, from the days of the Inca civilization, and rightly so. But that’s not all there is. Cusco is the colourful and lively ancient capital of the Incas with interesting churches, art galleries, palaces and convents. Nearby, Sacred Valley has a wealth of Incan sites to explore as well as indigenous markets. In the south, Lake Titicaca offers floating reed villages and more Incan sites. The capital, Lima, is known for its gastronomy, old colonial centre and excellent Larco Museum.

Uruguay

Uruguay can be reached by hydrofoil from Buenos Aires. Spending time in its capital, Montevideo, with its mixture of colonial architecture, beaches and neighbourhoods, Uruguay’s outstanding, internationally famous beach and sailboat resort, Punta del Este, and quaint Colonia del Sacramento with its cobblestone streets make a trip to this small, manageable country well worthwhile on South American tours.

Once a decision is made on which destinations to visit in this wonderful continent, book one of Goway's South American tours and Central American tours today and let the adventure begin!


 

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  • Wonders of Peru

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Spend some time in cosmopolitan Lima, enjoying the vibrant energy and fantastic cuisine. A stop in culture-rich Cusco and the Sacred Valley is the perfect lead up to a visit to the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, a top highlight on any trip to wondrous Peru.
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    7 Days
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    US$ 1,279
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  • Quito & The Galapagos Sea Star Yacht

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: The incredible landscapes of the Galapagos Islands are yours to discover aboard the wonderfully appointed Galapagos Sea Star Yacht. Ahead of your adventure on the Enchanted Isles, discover Quito, UNESCO's first World Cultural Heritage site.
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    7 Days
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  • Costa Rica Signature: Arenal & Manuel Antonio

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the “Pura Vida” lifestyle on this quintessential journey through Costa Rica. After a quick start in San Jose, buckle up and experience the jungles of Arenal and coastal delights and Manuel Antonio. Along the way, you’ll visit impressive waterfalls, hike canopy bridges, and embark on a river safari.
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  • Luxury in the Jungle: Monteverde, Arenal & Islita

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the unique wildlife and verdant atmosphere across the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Punta Islita while basking in the lap of luxury on this 9-day Costa Rica vacation. Relax in volcanic-fed thermal springs, take in the spectacular sights of the cloud forest, and kick back while staying at an eco-luxury resort along Costa Rica's Pacific coast.
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  • Wonders of Easter Island & Santiago

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore Chile’s capital and unlock the secrets of Rapa Nui - aka Easter Island - on this combo tour. Starting in Santiago you’ll see city highlights old and new, visit the nearby coastline of Valparaiso and then connect to Rapa Nui to delve into the island’s mythical history and see the iconic Moai.
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    8 Days
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    AU$ 3,979
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  • Wonders of Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls and Buenos Aires

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: The journey between Rio and Buenos Aires via Iguassu Falls never goes out of style. Blending beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders, this is one of the ‘must-do’ South America tours.
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  • Wonders of the Galapagos & Peru

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Explore two of South America’s most iconic destinations on this convenient 11-day vacation. After a brief stopover in Guayaquil, connect to the Galapagos Islands to follow in the footsteps of Darwin. Later, you’re off to Peru where you'll explore the capital of Lima, the Sacred Valley and, finally, indomitable Machu Picchu.
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  • Wonders of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Brazil. Hit up the iconic beaches, samba rhythms, and breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro before you connect to mighty Iguassu Falls to be captivated by the raw power of nature.
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  • Wonders of the Galapagos Islands

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Explore volcanic landscapes and spot incredible wildlife on an adventure to the Galapagos Islands. Staying on Santa Cruz Island, you’ll head on day trips to explore this magical archipelago. You’ll spot giant tortoises in the highlands, hike along volcanic beaches full of iguanas and penguins, and experience the stunning biodiversity of this island chain.
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    AU$ 3,195
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  • Highlights of Rio de Janeiro Iguassu Falls & Buenos Aires

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: On this private-guided adventure, discover a classic South American route that all globetrotters should experience at least once. Combining the rhythms and culture of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires alongside two nights in spectacular Iguassu Falls, it is a quintessential exploration of three iconic destinations.
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    11 Days
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    AU$ 3,398
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  • Wonders of Argentina & Chile

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Embark on this 11-day vacation through Argentina and Chile. Discover the iconic glaciers spanning the two countries and the unique historical heritage and cuisine of Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Puerto Natales, and Santiago. Embrace the opportunity to add additional tours and excursions to your itinerary or enjoy the leisure time afforded to you.
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  • Peru Odyssey: Lima, Amazon, Machu Picchu & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL-GROUP: Embark on an unforgettable small group journey through the nature and history of Peru. Connecting from Lima to the Amazon, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, you’ll survey stunning vistas, feast on culinary delights, spot exotic wildlife, and learn about the fascinating history of this diverse nation.
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    12 Days
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  • Lima, Amazon Jungle Lodge & Machu Picchu

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Get back to nature and discover the wonders of the Amazon and Machu Picchu on this jungle and mountain combination. Begin with a brief stop in Lima to explore the capital before connecting to the Peruvian Amazon to spot an incredible range of wildlife. Later, visit Cusco, and then cap off your adventure by exploring spectacular Machu Picchu.
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  • Lima, Cusco & the Inca Trail

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Embark on a hike along the world-famous Inca Trail. After touring the historical highlights of Lima and Cusco, you’ll head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to hike from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu over several days. Cap off the journey with a guided tour of the Lost Citadel of the Incas.
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    8 Days
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    US$ 3,198
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  • Luxurious Lima & Delfin Amazon Cruise

    DELUXE | CRUISE: Explore the Amazon rainforest in Northern Peru aboard a luxury Delfin vessel. Start with a stopover in the capital Lima to get a taste for Peruvian city life. Then connect to Iquitos and Nauta to board the Delfin and explore the rivers and jungles of the world’s largest rainforest.
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  • Buenos Aires and The White Continent

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Discover Argentina and Antarctica on this 14-day vacation. Travel from Buenos Aires to the southernmost point of South America before embarking on your Antarctica cruise. Enjoy guided zodiac and sea kayak tours of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula as you come face-to-face with penguins, elephant seals, and albatross.
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    14 Days
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  • Chilean Escape: Santiago, Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Embark on this 10-day Chilean vacation, exploring Santiago's rich history and Patagonia's expansive natural beauty. Explore Santiago's grand Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, National History Museum, La Moneda, and the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art before your delicious tour of Casablanca Valley's vineyards. Venture to Puerto Natales before your peaceful escape to the heart of Patagonia.
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    10 Days
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  • Culture, Tango & Wine: Buenos Aires and Mendoza

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Set off to discover the spectacular beauty of Buenos Aires, enjoying immersive experiences and an excellent tango performance before visiting the Uco Valley near Mendoza where you will spend a few nights in the heart of the Argentinian wine region.
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    8 Days
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  • Essential Peru: Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Panoramic mountain ranges, vast deserts, beautiful beaches and tropical jungles are yours to explore. Along the way, reveal rich histories and impressive archaeology, all while enjoying Peru's world-renowned hospitality.
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    13 Days
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    US$ 4,209
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  • Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

    DELUXE | CRUISE: Venture to Antarctica on this luxurious 4-day Antarctica cruise. Begin your adventure in the southern tip of Patagonia, Ushuaia, before cruising to Cape Horn en route to Antarctica. Come face-to-face with a range of wildlife and participate in land excursions before returning from the White Continent by plane.
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    6 Days
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  • Air, Land & Sea to Antarctica

    DELUXE | CRUISE: This classic Antarctic adventure begins and ends in Punta Arenas. Arrive to Antarctica by flight and sail between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy seeing ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs while spotting penguins, seals, and whales that call the White Continent home.
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    8 Days
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  • Wonders of Peru and Bolivia

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Explore Peru and Bolivia on this first-class 13-day vacation. Travel from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Incan Empire, to the iconic Machu Picchu. Visits to the Misminay community, Raqchi, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Yumani village, Inak Uyu temple, and La Paz make this an unforgettable trip full of rich Andean culture and tradition from both countries.
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    13 Days
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    AU$ 4,399
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  • Highlights of Argentina: Tango & Ice

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience two distinctly beautiful Argentinian gems on this 6-day vacation. In Buenos Aires, discover beautiful architecture, storied histories, and the romance of tango. Later, travel south to Patagonia to witness the majesty of the wild as you venture through the Andes Mountains and cruise up to the face of Perito Moreno Glacier.
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    6 Days
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  • The Nazca Lines, Luxurious Paracas & the Amazon

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover another side of Peru on this journey from Lima to Paracas and the Amazon rainforest. Start in Lima, where you’ll delve into its trendy distrists and culinary scene. Connect to Paracas to fly over the Nazca Lines and cruise the Ballestas Islands. End your trip exploring the Peruvian Amazon in the nation’s north.
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    11 Days
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    AU$ 7,063
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    Luxury and Beyond
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  • Inca Discovery: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the wonders of the Incas on this journey through Peru. Tour the country’s colonial past and modern charm in Lima before visiting the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    8 Days
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    US$ 2,086
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    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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