The 12 Best Luxury South America Itineraries Right Now

The 12 Best Luxury South America Itineraries Right Now

From the cloud-piercing mountains of Torres Del Paine, to the more than 500 miles of the Amazon River, to vibrant cities like Medellin, Lima and Santiago – South America is full of adventure for everyone, at every stop. Immerse yourself in the uniqueness of each landscape, culture and traditions on any one of Kuoda’s South America itineraries.

At Kuoda, our team of expert travel curators have designed the best itineraries to maximize the value, time, and experiences you’ll have in each destination you choose to visit. We’ll work with you, one on one to make sure your trip of a lifetime to South America is custom-tailored to your needs and preferences – while also including some incredible personalized surprises along the way.

Learn more about which itineraries we offer and get in touch with us today to plan your ideal South America itinerary.

– PERU

With astonishingly varied landscapes, stunning scenery, compelling history, and a legacy of fascinating cultures, Peru has gained notoriety as the crown jewel of South America’s travel destinations for good reason. In this beautiful and diverse country, you can visit lively Lima, the City of Kings, search for interesting wildlife in the steamy Amazon Jungle, enjoy the highest navigable lake on Lake Titicaca, and walk in the footsteps of the Incas in the amazing citadel of Machu Picchu.

• Itinerary 1: The Amazon & Machu Picchu

Amazon Machu Picchu South America itineraries

Length of the trip: 10 Days / 09 Nights

Places you will visit: Lima – Puerto Maldonado – The Tambopata Jungle – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco – Lima

Experience a compelling blend of wild, unspoiled nature and fascinating historic reminders of vanished civilizations during this sample tour of the Amazon and the Peruvian Andes. Start your South America itinerary in Peru’s Amazon jungle, where the biological diversity is simply unparalleled with one in every ten known species in the world residing in the Amazon Rainforest. After exploring the depths of the rainforest, move onward to the heartland of the Inca Empire. Meet skilled local craftspeople and adorable alpacas in the peaceful and pastoral Sacred Valley, see stupendous views of the looming needle-like Andean peaks, and marvel at the precarious setting of the ancient kingdom of Machu Picchu. Finish up your customized tour of Peru in history-layered Cusco, where the Inca, colonial, and modern worlds intersect.

Learn more about this adventure, here.

• Itinerary 2: Peru Family Tour

Peru Family South America itineraries

Length of the trip: 08 Days/ 07 Nights

Places you will visit: Lima – Cusco – The Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco – Lima

Exploring the Sacred Valley and the ruins of the mighty Incan Empire is not just for solo-travelers or adventurous couples, but for the entire family. In this South America itinerary of the Sacred Valley, you and the family will have the opportunity to craft Andean pottery in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and marvel at the salt mines of Maras and the concentric circular ruins of Moray, before letting your little ones explore the evocative ruins of Machu Picchu. Indulge in a visit to the Choco Museum in Cusco all the while being awestruck at the remarkable Inca architecture and admiring the wonderful way the city brings together Spanish, Incan and modern day Peruvian influences.

When you return to Lima, the kids will be delighted to find an urban water park, one of the largest of its kind. Whether traveling with kids, teens, grandparents or extended family – Peru is a destination that offers experiences for the entire family, made luxurious with the personalization and dedication your family will receive from your travel designers at Kuoda.

Learn more about planning this trip, here.

– ECUADOR

With its charming colonial centers, white-sand beaches, unique indigenous villages, lush Amazonian rainforest and the breathtaking Andes – a sensational array of wonders is squeezed into the vibrant country of  Ecuador. On a luxury tour to Ecuador, there is much to see and do – shop in the famous Otavalo market, wander through picturesque Quito, enjoy the verdant Mindo cloud forest, and of course explore the Galapagos Islands and all of the unique wildlife you will find there.

• Itinerary 1: Extraordinary Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands

Extraordinary Ecuador Galapagos Island

Length of the trip: 16 Days / 15 Nights

Places you will visit: Quito – Galapagos Islands – Otavalo – Napo

Avid travelers and wildlife fanatics likely already have the Galapagos on their bucket list of places to visit. Experiencing the highlights of the country of Ecuador on this immersive tour allows travelers the opportunity to explore Ecuador’s high-altitude capital, Quito, before heading off on your Galapagos tour in a luxury cruise around the Galapagos Islands, home to thousands of species of marine and land creatures, coral reefs and boundless adventure. Spend your days snorkeling, hiking and interacting with the wildlife and your evenings aboard the luxury yacht to catch an unforgettable sunset. When you return to the mainland for a private  cultural immersion with the Ecuadorian Amazonian communities before completing your South America itinerary.

Learn more about this trip, here.

• Itinerary 2: Ecuador to the Avenue of Volcanoes

Ecuador To The Avenue Of Volcanoes

Length of the trip: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Places you will visit: Quito – Otavalo – Cotocachi – Papallacta – Cotopaxi – Cuenca

This unique Ecuadorian luxury tour focuses on the culturally rich and less-often explored Ecuadorian countryside. Start your private Ecuador tour in Quito, Ecuador’s dynamic high-altitude capital, which is watched over by the vertiginous Andean peaks. Get a feel for everyday life at artisan markets and with visits to local communities, and a quick course on history at ancient ruins and colonial-era monuments. Leave the city behind to glory in the scenic delights of the Ecuador’s Avenue of the Volcanoes, a string of towering volcanic peaks, before luxuriating in some blissfully relaxing natural hot springs.

Learn more about this itinerary here.

– COLOMBIA

Colombia is one of the most visited countries in South America, and for good reason – green landscapes, wonderful mountains, blue seas and a country full of cultural diversity are waiting for you here from the moment you land. From the green valleys of the Coffee Region, to the busy city of Bogota, the sultry, historic streets of Cartagena, and Medellín – the City of Eternal Springtime, you can’t go wrong with Colombia.

• Itinerary 1: Exploring the Wonders of Magical Colombia

Exploring the wonders of magical Colombia

Length of the trip: 10 Days / 09 Nights

Places you will visit: Bogota– Pereira– Cocora Valley – Medellin – Cartagena – Rosario Islands

From tropical rainforests and sparkling sand beaches to vibrant cities with welcoming locals – Colombia is a must on any South America itinerary. In this 10 day trip, wander around the colonial streets of the capital, Bogota, before embarking on a luxury tour of other corners of the country. Learn the secrets of first-class coffee, get on two wheels to explore the rejuvenated Medellin, and soak in the idyllic archipelagos of the coast of Cartagena. Snorkel in crystalline waters, trek along paradise beaches and float between the islands by boat!

Let Kuoda show you just how enchanting a personalized a luxury tour to Colombia can be, learn more here.

• Itinerary 2: A Honeymoon in Wondrous Colombia

A Honeymoon in Wondrous Colombia

Length of the trip: 16 Days / 15 Nights

Places you will visit: Bogota – Armenia – Cocora Valley – Santa Marta – Tayrona– Cartagena – Providencia

A country filled with love, to help celebrate your love – travel to a glorious past and present with this luxury tour of Colombia. Wander cobblestone streets filled with colonial architecture in the cities of Bogota and Cartagena. Couples can enjoy coffee at a traditional hacienda in the coffee region or relax on pristine beaches alongside paths teeming with wildlife in Tayrona National Park. The Caribbean Coast will invite you to soak in crystalline waters, trek along paradise beaches and float between the islands by boat! Let Kuoda show you just how enchanting a personalized honeymoon to Colombia tour can be.

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– CHILE

From the stark beauty of the Atacama Desert, to the pristine wilds of Patagonia, lush vineyards, lively cities, and the chance to visit the isolated Easter Islands with its mysterious large statues dotting the island, a luxury tour of Chile truly has a little bit of everything to see on your South America itinerary.

• Itinerary 1: Desert Landscapes and Amazing Lakes of Chile

Desert landscapes and amazing lakes of chile

Length of the trip: 10 Days / 09 Nights

Places you will visit: Santiago – Valparaiso – San Pedro de Atacama – Puerto Varas

Discover a land of amazing contrasts, from the world’s driest desert to the beautiful Lake District of the world’s longest country. On your luxury tour of Chile, you’ll enjoy glacial mountains, sip on a great selection of wines and enjoy the breathtaking nature, vibrant culture and lively cities of Chile. Explore awe-striking landscapes, world-class adventure and star-filled skies on a luxury tour of Chile.

Let Kuoda show you just how enchanting a personalized luxury tour of Chile tour can be. Learn more, here.

• Itinerary 2: Exploring Chile in Style

Exploring Chile in style

Length of the trip: 10 Days / 09 Nights

Places you will visit: Santiago– Valparaiso– Torres del Paine – San Pedro de Atacama

Chile boasts some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, and is a must-visit destination for those looking for adventure, nature, and culture on their South America itinerary. In this 10 day itinerary, travel through this long, narrow nation on the west coast of South America, to find an array of stunning sightseeing opportunities, from its lively cities to the towering peaks of the Andes, the driest desert in the world, active volcanoes, and dramatic coastlines.

Learn more about how Kuoda can plan a trip to Chile for you, here.

– BOLIVIA

Though the small nation of Bolivia is best known for the vast salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia has a lot more to offer as well – a chance to visit Tiwanaku, considered the cradle of civilization, as well as the Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca, where the Inca Empire was born. With unparalleled natural beauty, rugged landscapes, and unique communities, Bolivia is one of South America’s most diverse and intriguing nations – making for an unforgettable luxury tour to the country for those craving something out of their usual comfort zone on their South America itinerary.

• Itinerary 1: Journey to the Uyuni Salt Flats

Journey to the Uyuni salt flats

Length of the trip: 07 Days/ 06 Nights

Places you will visit: La Paz – Uyuni Salt Flats – Various Lagoons – Sol de Mañana Hot Springs & Desert of Dali – Oruro

A luxury tour to Bolivia with Kuoda will take you to some of the strangest, stirring and most affecting places on the planet. Your senses will be bombarded as you explore the frenetic streets of Bolivia’s high-altitude and high-energy city, La Paz, which seems to cling precariously to the volcanic foothills. From there, continue onward to the contrastingly blank expanse of the world’s largest salt flats, the Uyuni Salt Flats. Cross the gleaming reflective surface finding unexpected desert formations, jewel-toned lakes that function as flamingo feeding spots and even a strange train graveyard where rusty locomotives in various states of decomposition lay idle with a custom Uyuni Salt Flats tour. Come explore surrealist Bolivia with Kuoda on a personalized, expertly curated luxury tour of Bolivia.

Learn more about planning your luxury tour of Bolivia, here.

• Itinerary 2: La Paz and The Islands of Titicaca

La Paz and The Islands of Titicaca

Length of the trip: 05 Days/ 04 Nights

Places you will visit: La Paz – Copacabana – Various Islands – Lake Titicaca – Tiahuanaco

Immerse yourself into the wild landscapes of Bolivia and into the unique altiplano culture and communities with this 5 day itinerary through La Paz and the Islands of Titicaca. Find out how local islanders live on the world’s highest navigable lake before retiring to stay on one of the Lake Titicaca islands overnight. Learn about lost civilizations at Tiahuanaco, an archaeological site that is considered to be the Cradle of American Civilization, and survey the strange offerings of La Paz’s famous witches’ market filled with powders, plants, remedies and potions. Glimpse the spiritual side of this mystical destination during your custom luxury tour of Bolivia on your South America itinerary.

Learn more about a custom curated trip to Bolivia, here.

– ARGENTINA

From sweeping wine country, vibrant cities, and spectacular landscapes, Argentina is a country full of passion. Embracing European influence, Argentina is unique from any other South American destination, with Italian-inspired villas, culinary fusion flavors, incredible natural wonders and a blend of vibrant cultures you will not find anywhere else.

• Itinerary 1: Adventuring Through Past and Present Argentina

Adventuring Through Past and Present Argentina

Length of the trip: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Places you will visit: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia– El Calafate – Iguazu

Visiting the modern metropolis of Buenos Aires, visitors can wander through cobblestone streets, spend Sundays in the park like the locals do – with a mate (tea) in hand, with handmade empanadas and a good book. In the evenings, enjoy the spirit of the tango and a good steak parrilla. Next on your luxury tour to Argentina, travel to the sweeping landscapes of the mighty glaciers of El Calafate. Visit the “end of the world” in Ushuaia, the southernmost inhabited point on the globe, and follow in the route of Charles Darwin. Explore panoramic views and the thunderous waters of Iguazu. Let Kuoda show you just how enchanting a personalized Argentina tour can be on your expertly curated South America itinerary.

Find more details about this itinerary, here.

• Itinerary 2: Indulging in the Waters and Wines of Argentina

Wines Argentina South America itineraries

Length of the trip: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Places you will visit: Buenos Aires – Iguazú – Mendoza – Aconcagua – Bariloche

From experiencing the vibrant nightlife, bustling markets, and lively tango of Buenos Aires to the natural wonders of the largest waterfall system in the world – Iguazu, there will be no shortage of excitement on your luxury tour to Argentina. Following experiencing the idyllic waterfalls, you’ll visit the peaceful yet eclectic region of Mendoza in Argentina’s wine country –  a  destination beloved by wine connoisseurs and culinary enthusiasts across the globe. Mendoza beckons travelers who are searching for gourmet gastronomy and both modern and rustic vineyards with awe-inspiring mountain backdrops. After some rest and relaxation, we’ll visit the highest mountain in the Americas – Aconcagua, nested in a snowy Andean mountain range on the border with Chile. Get your camera ready – we’ll end this luxury tour to Argentina in Bariloche, a mountain town on the foothill of the Andes which is the gateway to the Argentinian Patagonia, a region that has become famous around the world is because of its landscapes, vast forest, natural reserves, national parks, glaciers and native wildlife.

Ready for a bucket list experience in Argentina? Learn more about this itinerary, here.

South America is a region brimming with incredibly diverse cultures, the great outdoors, and endless opportunities for adventure. From experiencing the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, to the wonders of Iguazu falls, the incredible cultures found in the Sacred Valley and the buzzing culture in cities like Buenos Aires and Medellin – there is always an exciting destination that awaits you in South America. Get in touch with Kuoda today to learn more about one of our South American itineraries, always personalized to you.