South America Escorted Tours

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Ancient sites, sweeping valleys and majestic mountain ranges, let the atmosphere, cuisine and legend of South America sweep you away.

There aren’t enough superlatives to describe Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador, but once you’ve spent time in these stunning, diverse and vitally important destinations, you’ll never want to leave. From the breath-taking Amazon and Galápagos Islands, offering so many world-class wonders, to the otherworldly splendour of Patagonia, it’s hard to know where to begin. A place with a deep connection to nature, a beautiful sense of solitude and a sublime appreciation for incredible cuisine, every day offers the chance to discover another piece of South America’s untouched beauty.

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5-star Luxury Inclusions 

With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.
  • Scenic Enrich
    All-inclusive, exclusive and unique, every one of our once-in-a-lifetime handpicked Scenic Enrich experiences provides unprecedented access to some of South America’s most treasured destinations. Indulge in modern Argentinian food at a popular closed-door restaurant in Buenos Aires or meet children from a Scenic-supported school in Cuzco.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    Personalise your days to suit you, with our flexible Scenic Freechoice program. A diverse range of excursions and dining experiences ensure you only see what you want to see, at a pace that suits you. Spot wildlife on a walk through Rio’s World Heritage-listed Jardim de Botanico, or explore Buenos Aires’ thriving urban art scene.
  • Scenic Sundowners
    Toast to a wonderful day of discovery with your fellow guests as the sun sets in a selection of stunning locations. At the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, in the company of Iguazú Falls or with Argentina’s Perito Meno Glacier as your backdrop.
  • World-Class Hotels
    Specially selected to combine unique character with the perfect locations, we’ve carefully chosen every one of our hotels to ensure you get the best experience from every destination. And, at points throughout your itinerary, we’ve picked some extra special properties, we call Special Stays.
  • Travel Tailored to You
    You’ll have complete peace-of-mind when you travel with Scenic, because we’ve thought of everything. Return flights from the UK, luxurious transport and local guides are all part of the Scenic experience. Not forgetting, all tips and gratuities are included.

Extraordinary Experiences

We seek to provide experiences that will exceed your expectations, some of which are exclusive to Scenic.
From our once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich program, to the flexibility of our Scenic Freechoice activities, enabling you to tailor your days to suit you. Here is a small selection of the Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice activities that we feature in South America: 

Scenic Enrich

  • During your time in Peru’s Sacred Valley, you’ll have an unforgettable private culinary experience, exclusive to Scenic guests. Try five different meats cooked five different ways, with locally grown ingredients, over an open flame. A traditional cooking method by the community of the small Peruvian town of Ollantaytambo, famed for its spectacular Incan fortress.  
  • In Cuzco, you’ll visit a Scenic-supported school and meet with students and teachers, as you learn about their daily life.  
  • Buenos Aires provides the opportunity to experience the typical Porteña culture as you stop off at a local estancia for a wine-tasting with expert sommeliers, and a traditional Asada lunch. All before a polo class. 
  • You’ll be invited to join your Tour Director and fellow guests for a farewell dinner at an esteemed closed-door restaurant. Dine on modern Argentine cuisine, complete with wine-pairing and an empanada-making class. 

Scenic Freechoice

  • Uncover the Sacred Valley of the Incas during a walking tour of Pisac ruins and markets.
  • Visit the archaeological site of Moray, home to the unusual ringed impressions in the ground, dating back to the Incas. And, explore the Salt Pans contained in a Peruvian canyon since the Incan empire. 
  • In Cuzco, embark on a tasting of Peruvian coffee and Pisco during a tour of the San Pedro food market, accompanied by an expert guide. 
  • Walk through Rio de Janeiro’s World Heritage-listed Jardim de Botanico and learn about its history 
  • Visit Rio de Janeiro’s favelas on the city’s outskirts. Also known as shantytowns, you’ll have an insider’s perspective on the life of a resident, before witnessing a Capoeira performance, created in Brazil and consisting of a combination of Brazilian martial arts, dance and music. 
  • Uncover Buenos Aires’ thriving urban art scene. 
  • Explore the natural side of Buenos Aires on a bike tour of the city’s parks and plazas.   

World Class Hotels & Special Stays

As you journey across South America, you can look forward to some of the most lavish accommodation, as well as a truly outstanding level of service.
From small boutiques to iconic hotels, remarkable for their location, you’ll simply love returning to your home away from home after an exciting day of exploration.
  • Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection, Cuzco, Peru
    Situated across from the Coricancha Temple, a short walk from Cuzco’s historic centre, this beautiful 5-star Luxury Collection hotel dates back to the 15th century. Each stylish suite, with its high ceilings, rich textiles, dark woods and locally inspired art, evoke memories of a Colonial Cuzco mansion, while an indoor therapy pool and the Andes Spirit Spa offers luxurious treatments.
  • Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguazú Falls, Brazil
    Situated deep into the rainforest, within Iguazú Falls National Park, the Portuguese Colonial-style furnishings and understated luxury of this magnificent hotel welcomes in the sounds of jungle as you take a dip in the pool or walk its exquisitely kept grounds. 1950s charm, exotic flowers and one of the world’s largest waterfalls are all yours at which to marvel from these hacienda-style dwellings.
  • Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Just across from Copacabana Beach, the 5-star Art Deco surrounds and vintage glamour of Copacabana Palace create the perfect getaway from bustling Rio, which is just on your doorstep. Housing a stylish bar and Michelin-starred restaurant, this unique escape has a large, luxurious swimming pool with bar, a spa and rooftop tennis court.
  • Explora Patagonia, Patagonia, Chile
    Within the Torres del Paine National Park, on the shores of Lake Pehoé, this remote 5-star hotel is surrounded by breath-taking snow-capped mountain ranges. A heated pool, sauna and outdoor hot tubs in close proximity to the river, provide limitless opportunity for relaxation in a beautiful setting. The incredible architecture is home to excellent restaurants with unrivalled views, a spa with numerous treatments available, the Explorer’s Bar and a stable with their very own horses.


The Amazon

In Iquitos, you’ll meet the spectacular Delfin III to embark on your Amazon cruise. This part of the world is a place of inestimable importance to the environment and a melting pot of unique tribal culture, myth and legend. An abundance of colour, movement and incredible beauty, the World Heritage-listed Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is only accessible by water, and is best explored on board this exquisite ship, which also offers a selection of excursions by kayak and skiff, so you can venture deep into the jungle.

Galápagos Islands

Approximately 1,000km off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands is believed to be one of the world’s primary destinations for wildlife spotting. Its isolated location and landscape provide the perfect environment for an incredible array of plant and life forms to thrive. You can expect nothing but the best in terms of comfort and luxury on board our expedition vessel, providing the opportunity to take twice-daily excursions by Zodiac, kayak and as part of snorkelling activities, for unrivalled close encounters with some truly unique wildlife.
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Travel tailored to you

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ll go further to ensure that every aspect of your journey has been carefully considered. It’s about going a degree beyond to ensure that your trip is a truly carefree experience.
Airlines you can count on
Flexibility and choice is key when it comes to travel arrangements, which is why we offer a number of flights through a range of established airlines. Departing from a number of UK airports, we aim to provide a seamless journey that is one of complete luxury and comfort.

The personal touch
We’ll personally greet you at the airport and arrange your transport to your hotel. And, at the end of your journey, we’ll transfer you to your airport.

Travel in style
Whether you’re travelling by road, boat or rail, your transport will be in First Class or luxury standard. That includes special luxury coaches. Likewise, no effort has been spared to ensure the best possible touring options, no matter where in the region you happen to be travelling.

Local knowledge
We use knowledgeable local guides and Tour Directors as we firmly believe that nobody knows a location as well as someone who’s lived there. So, not only can you expect to be taken to the must-see attractions, you’ll also be treated to the little-known gems and delightful backstreets that only a native would know.

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