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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

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 America 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 the visitor on Central America tours 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, 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 jungle 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 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 an excellent arts and culture 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 the floating reed villages and more Incan sites. The capital, Lima, is known for its gastronomy, old colonial centre and its 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 makes 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 America tours and Central American tours today and let the adventure begin!


 

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Central & South America

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  • Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires & Rio with International & Domestic Air.

    This air-inclusive South America tour includes the continent’s two most popular city destinations, plus one of its most impressive natural wonders. Explore Rio, Buenos Aires, and magnificent Iguassu Falls.
    Duration:
    10 Days
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    US$ 3,299
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  • Wonders of Peru

    Spend some time in cosmopolitan Lima enjoying the vibrant enery 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 city of Machu Picchu, a definite bucket list item on any Peru vacation.
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    7 Days
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  • Anakonda Amazon River Boat

    Venture down the exotic waterways of the Amazon River. Search for red howler monkeys in the rainforest canopy, brave the waters alongside piranha and witness hundreds of parrots lick eroded clay walls.
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  • Air, Land & Sea to Antarctica

    Added on to a South America vacation or taken on its own, an Antarctica cruise is an unforgettable adventure. This unique itinerary flies to the ice continent from Punta Arenas, so you can make the most of your time exploring this incredible continent.
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  • Chilean Wines

    Embark on a short but very tasty Chile vacation, where you not only gain amazing insight into the wines of Chile but you’ll also get the unique chance to explore Santiago and Valparaiso like a local.
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  • explora Patagonia: Stays of Distinction

    explora's Hotel Salto Chico can be found on the shore of Lago Peho, facing a breathtaking panoramic view of Macizo del Paine. Conceived as a base for explorations, the Hotel Salto Chico features every amenity for guests to really relax, and the equipment necessary to head out and explore Patagonia.
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  • Jaguars, Otters & Jungles

    Fancy leaving your friends both jealous and scrambling for the world map? Guyana boasts vast, unspoiled rainforests, healthy populations of jaguar, tapir and caiman, plus an English-speaking indigenous population.
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  • Heart of the Incas

    Venture through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to see some of Peru’s ancient wonders. Start in Cusco, the former Incan capital, and descend into the Sacred Valley to visit the markets of Pisac, the fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, and the breathtaking mountain citadel of Machu Picchu.
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  • Mountain Lodges to Machu Picchu: 7 Day

    Follow the alternative Inca Trail along the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Earn your comforts as you hike through the Andes Mountains each day and then dine and relax in luxury each night. Stay in enchanting mountain lodges, dine on innovative local cuisine, and savour the breathtaking mountain trail.
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  • Wonders of Peru & Iguassu Falls

    Focused on the ancient sights of Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the worlds largest waterfalls of Iguassu, this Peru and Brazil vacation puts you in touch with the regions traditional side before flying on to another great wonder of South America, the mighty Iguassu Falls.
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  • A Luxury Week in Peru: Lima to Cusco

    Peru is a country that captures the imagination. So why not splash out for the extra comforts as you explore the land of the Incas in detail? Stay in some of the country’s most luxurious hotels, and enjoy complimentary nights in between taking in sights including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
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  • Oaxaca: Mexico Long Stay : 21 Days

    Escape to a stretch of untouched Pacific coastline on the Oaxaca Emerald Coast for an unforgettable Mexican long stay. Based at VIVO Resorts in Puerto Escondido, you’ll stay in an exclusive gated community of beachfront condos and villas that offer fully-equipped accommodations and access to the breathtaking coastline.
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    21 Days
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  • Antarctica Express - Crossing the Circle from Punta Arenas

    Embark on an epic expedition to the Antarctic Circle. Flying over the Drake Passage to King George Island, you’ll board the Ocean Adventurer and spend a full week voyaging the Antarctic seas, passing by icebergs and whales and venturing to penguin rookeries and frozen landscapes.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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  • Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Explorer

    Join us aboard Ocean Endeavour on this epic 21-day voyage that will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts and photographers alike. Antarctica, the fabled White Continent is the land of penguins, seals, whales and icebergs. Sail to South Georgia we follow in the footsteps of the heroic polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Finally, the Falkland Islands are ruggedly beautiful, with their spectacular array of bird life, flora and fauna.
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  • Best of South America Small Group Tour: Machu Picchu, Iguassu, Rio & More

    This South America tour takes you from the ancient ruins of Peru to Rio’s fabulous beaches. Along the way, marvel at the incredible Iguassu Falls, and tango the night away in Buenos Aires.
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  • Peruvian Landscapes

    The former Inca Capital and Spanish colonial city of Cusco is our base for this great expedition, letting a city rich with culture, history, good restaurants, and active nightlife take centre stage your Peru vacation.
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  • Round the Horn Patagonia Cruise from Ushuaia

    The southernmost region of the world is where the expedition cruise ships invite you to travel legendary maritime routes to explore this beautiful and untamed region of South America.
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  • Traditional Inca Trail

    Trekking the Inca Trail is the best way to appreciate this amazing trail whilst avoiding the busiest campsites. Enjoy a day in Machu Picchu and explore Aguas Calientes.
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  • Wonders of Peru Super Special with Air from North America

    This Peru tour takes you from Lima to the heart of the Inca Empire, visiting Cusco and uncovering the secrets of the Sacred Valley. Then visit the crown jewel of that lost era, Machu Picchu.
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  • Cradle of the Incas: Holiday of a Lifetime

    Goway's fully escorted Cradle of the Incas tour captures the essence of the Inca culture that permeated Peru. Marvel at the magnificent and mystical ruins of Machu Picchu. Experience fascinating cultures as you visit a local village with traditions linked to the Spanish Conquistadores and the Inca Empire. View spectacular scenery and the incomparable Andean mountain range.
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  • Essential Peru

    Find panoramic mountain ranges, vast deserts, beautiful beaches and tropical jungles, not to mention a rich history, archaeology, wildlife and culture. Spend time uncovering amazing Peru.
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    13 Days
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  • Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent Depart Ushuaia

    A wonderful way to enjoy an “expedition” to Antarctica. Sail from Ushuaia in Argentina and head south on your comfortable cruise ship. Spend time going ashore to this fascinating basically uninhabited landmass apart from the animal and bird life.
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  • Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro (Starts in Brazil)

    This popular trip takes in the best of Argentina and Brazil by combining a tour of Buenos Aires’ highlights, Iguassu Falls and then Rio, the jewel in Brazil’s crown.
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    8 Days
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  • Essential Colombia with International Airfare

    Journey into the heart of what makes Colombia such a spectacular choice and the undiscovered jewel of Latin America . This 11 day visit to one of Latin America’s most colorful countries. Travel from the heart of Bogota to the cultural center of Medellin and onto he Caribbean oasis that is Cartagena.
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  • Best of Patagonia: Santiago to Buenos Aires

    Explore the wild wilderness of South America in Patagonia, which also offers some of the most luxurious hotels and lodges on the continent. Trek across the Moreno Glacier and around Torres del Paine National Park, and spot Guanacos and pumas before retiring in style in a luxury lodge or a budget-focused accommodation.
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    10 Days
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