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TRAVELLING TO South America

In South America, Chimu offers superior styled itineraries that have been refined, simplified and perfected, especially for the discerning traveller and their travel party.

Choose one of our Signature itineraries below, choose your date and add extensions to make it yours.

South America is a continent like no other, offering a variety of incredulous terrains, a host of differing cultures, a fascinating and unique range of wildlife, a gastronomic cuisine, an intriguing history and a range of adventure-filled activities.

From snow-capped mountains to turquoise lakes, stark arid deserts, rainforest, vast salt flats, pampas grasslands, glaciers, volcanoes, spectacular coastline and waterfalls, the landscapes of South America are breathtaking. In complete contrast are bustling and vibrant cities such as Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Lima and Montevideo. Then there are fascinating colonial towns such as Cusco, Sucre, Quito, Cartagena and Colonia and the mining towns of Potosi and Ouro Preto. South America is steeped in history and culture and a South America tour could allow you to delve into the history of the Inca, Moche and Nazca civilisations or immerse yourself in the culture of the Quechua Indians or the Afro-Brazilian beat of Salvador. For food lovers, a gastronomic experience awaits, tempting you with mouth-watering Argentinian steaks or fresh seafood ceviche accompanied by a glass of fine Chilean or Argentinian wine.

South America travel offers something for everyone.

 
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In South America, Chimu offers superior styled itineraries that have been refined, simplified and perfected, especially for the discerning traveller and their travel party.

Choose one of our Signature itineraries below, choose your date and add extensions to make it yours.

South America is a continent like no other, offering a variety of incredulous terrains, a host of differing cultures, a fascinating and unique range of wildlife, a gastronomic cuisine, an intriguing history and a range of adventure-filled activities.

From snow-capped mountains to turquoise lakes, stark arid deserts, rainforest, vast salt flats, pampas grasslands, glaciers, volcanoes, spectacular coastline and waterfalls, the landscapes of South America are breathtaking. In complete contrast are bustling and vibrant cities such as Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Lima and Montevideo. Then there are fascinating colonial towns such as Cusco, Sucre, Quito, Cartagena and Colonia and the mining towns of Potosi and Ouro Preto. South America is steeped in history and culture and a South America tour could allow you to delve into the history of the Inca, Moche and Nazca civilisations or immerse yourself in the culture of the Quechua Indians or the Afro-Brazilian beat of Salvador. For food lovers, a gastronomic experience awaits, tempting you with mouth-watering Argentinian steaks or fresh seafood ceviche accompanied by a glass of fine Chilean or Argentinian wine.

South America travel offers something for everyone.

 
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WHY TRAVEL WITH CHIMU ADVENTURES

  • We offer flexible travel options in Latin America for the discerning traveller and their travel party.

     
  • We have refined, simplified, and perfected our itineraries over two decades to give you the ultimate experience in each location.

  • We know each Latin American country by heart and will work with you to determine which itinerary is best suited to your needs.

     
  • From your initial enquiry until your trip ends, you will be assigned a personal Destination Specialist who will offer a full service for your travel needs: we can book flights, insurance and any ancillary travel required to complete your journey.

     
  • We have offices across South America so you can be assured that ground staff are close at hand to assist whilst you are travelling.

     
  • We are your one stop shop for flights, insurance, itinerary, pre and post tour accommodation. 

     

FEATURED South America TRIPS & DEALS

Up to 10% off
21 Days

Signature South America Circle

Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Machu Picchu

This 21-day loop covers the best of Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Chile. Givi...

Includes All Flights
15 Days

All Inclusive Buenos Aires & Antarctica

Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula

Ship: Ocean Atlantic

Up to 10% off
9 Days

Signature Patagonia - Santiago to El Calafate

Chile, Patagonia, Argentina

Prepare to have your breath taken away by the enchanting beauty of Patagoni...

South America TOURS

11 Days

Signature Galapagos

Quito, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

SHIP: Galapagos Seaman Journey

9 Days

Signature Peru

Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu

Discover the main highlights of Peru from the bustling city of Lima, to the historic town of Cusco, ......

Up to 10% off
21 Days

Signature South America Circle

Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Machu Picchu

This 21-day loop covers the best of Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Chile. Giving you an incredible tast......

Up to 10% off
9 Days

Signature Buenos Aires to Rio

Argentina, Brazil

Discover the highlights of two of South America's most amazing cities, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janei......

Up to 10% off
9 Days

Signature Patagonia - Santiago to El Calafate

Chile, Patagonia, Argentina

Prepare to have your breath taken away by the enchanting beauty of Patagonia. ......

10 Days

Signature Salt Flats & Highlands of the Andes

Chile, Bolivia, Peru

Travel through Chile, Bolivia and Peru from the world's driest desert, Atacama to the Salt Flats of ......

South America REVIEWS

All Chimu Adventures' clients are given the opportunity to review their trip once they return home. These reviews are administered by a third party and as such are unfiltered by Chimu Adventures.

BLOGS ON South America

Whether you are looking for advice on visas and vaccinations, when to travel, best markets or beaches to visit, wildlife guides or the top restaurants in a city, Chimu blogs are likely to have it covered. The range of topics is vast, with new and fascinating
blogs being added regularly. There are airport guides, Galapagos Island guides, what to pack and what not to pack, and even a blog on the most romantic locations to propose in Latin America!

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What you need to pack will depend on when and where you plan on travelling and on the activities that you plan to include whilst on your South America tour. The following should act as a useful checklist of essential items: • Passport, photocopy of passport & spare passport photos • Travel Insurance documents • Air tickets and itinerary • Foreign Currency (US$) and/or debit/credit cards, traveller’s cheques • Money belt • Small daypack • Basic first aid kit • High UVA sun block • Sunglasses & sunhat • Mosquito spray & insect repellent • Comfortable walking shoes/boots • Sandals • Long sleeve tops and trousers • Light-weight clothing • Warm clothing (depending on itinerary and time of year) • Camera with spare battery and memory cards • Security code padlock • Adaptor • Small torch

 

South America is a large continent, stretching from 10 degrees north of the Equator in Colombia, to 55 degrees south of the the Equator in Patagonia. This means the equatorial regions of Peru and Ecuador have a wet and dry season with a consistent temperature year round. Peru's dry season ranges from April to October, the same time as the Patagonian winter where day time temperatures are freezing and the sun rises at 9am and sets at 5pm.
If you travel to Patagonia during Peru’s wet season (October – April), you can enjoy up to 16 hours of daylight each day with comfortable daytime temperatures to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. When planning your South American adventure, it's best to try and avoid traveling long distances from north to south to optimise local weather patterns.

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