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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
  • Mariachi music in Mexico City - always a great time to relax and listen while on Central America tours.

Why Go to Latin America with Goway?

Want reasons to travel to South and Central 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, another is cultural attractions which include colourful people with diverse customs and dress, interesting cuisines, wine growing regions, wonderful festivals, exceptional archaeological sites, amazing animal sanctuaries and a long remarkable history.

 

 

 

South America

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 on South America tours.  

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 is a land of contrasts geographically. Santiago lies in the middle and is a sophisticated capital city offering everything from museums and art galleries to excellent shopping on South American tours. 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. 

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 on South American tours to this small, manageable country well worthwhile.

Peru is famous for its world-renowned, mysterious, 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.

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 all manner of bird and animal species as well as unique flora.

Indigenous women  in traditional costume

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.

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.

The Falkland Islands, off the coast of South America, is a country with its own personality, 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, sea lions to view plus five different species of penguins.

Central America

Costa Rica is a destination with many attributes.  It is a natural paradise on Central America tours 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 plus it 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 bio-diverse 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

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 good 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.

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-Columbia era. Antigua is a small city surrounded by volcanoes and full of historic, attractive Colonial buildings, interesting churches and markets.  Lake Atitlan is a beautiful volcanic lake in the Western Highlands ringed by small towns.

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

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.

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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  • Panama City: City Half Day Tour

    Take the morning to explore the ruins of Old Panama and Casco Viejo, learning about the city’s history and its transformation over the centuries. On this half-day tour, you’ll climb the old cathedral tower, stroll through neighbourhoods dating back to the seventeenth century, and visit museums detailing the old city and the construction of the Panama Canal.
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  • Panama City: Gatun & Agua Clara Locks Full Day Tour

    Explore Spanish colonial sites and verdant national parks on this full-day tour of the Panama Canal and its surrounding landmarks. Cross the canal at Gatun Locks, visit the Castle of San Lorenzo, spot the remnants of Las Cruces Trail, and search for sloths, monkeys, and toucans in San Lorenzo National Park.
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  • Panama City: Jungle Boat Tour & Hiking the Soberania National Park Full Day Tour

    Embark on a jungle boat adventure along the Panama Canal. On this day tour of Gatun Lake and Soberania National Park, you’ll search for incredible wildlife, spotting toucans, crocodiles, and three-toed sloths on your boat journey and later hiking through rainforest in search of primates, from spider monkeys to white-faced capuchins.
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  • Panama City: Kayaking the Gatun Lake at the Panama Canal Half Day Tour

    Head out onto Gatun Lake to kayak along the Panama Canal and search for rare tropical animals. This half-day excursion takes you from Gamboa through the waterways of Soberania National Park, where you’ll see toucans, sloths, and monkeys in the surrounding rainforest.
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  • Panama City: Panama Canal Full or Partial Transit

    Take a full day to cruise the famous Panama Canal, the largest engineering marvel in human history. As you pass through the canal’s locks, you’ll learn about the canal’s history and witness the incredible work that continues to expand and upkeep this icon of human ingenuity.
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  • Panama Less Travelled

    Experience the contrasts of Panama in this great 7 day itinerary. This program allows you to combine tours to historical areas, a visit to a tropical rainforest, and of course an exploration of the famous Panama Canal.
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  • Paracas: Champagne Bites & Luxury Yacht Ballestas Islands: VIP

    Experience the incredible Ballestas Islands with a flute of champagne in hand on this VIP yacht excursion. Enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres on a luxury yacht voyage through these islands where you can spot penguins and sea lions, as well as the mysterious geoglyph, the Candelabro.
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  • Patagonia Complete

    Hike through the heart of Patagonia. Witness the splendour of the Torres del Paine in Chile, hike the Rio Blanco Trail up to Piedras Blances Glacier and watch icebergs float down the waters of Lake Argentino in Argentina.
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  • Patagonia Cruise: Darwin's Route Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas

    Follow Darwin's route through the incredible natural sights and intriguing history of Patagonia. Round Cape Horn, visit the bottom of the world in Ushuaia, see one of Patagonia's rare advancing glaciers, and surround yourself with nature at its wildest.
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  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer: Andean Plains & Islands Train Journey

    Tour Peru’s most scenic regions, enjoying the opulence of the country’s first luxury sleeper train. Set out from the white city of Arequipa, taking in Lake Titicaca before disembarking in historic Cusco.
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  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer: Peruvian Highlands Train Journey

    Tour Peru’s most scenic regions, enjoying the opulence of the country’s first luxury sleeper train. Set out from Cusco, taking in Lake Titicaca before disembarking in the white city of Arequipa.
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  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer: Spirit of the Andes Train Journey

    From Lake Titicaca to the heart of Incan civilisation, the Belmond lets passengers arrive in style.
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  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer: Spirit of the Waters Train Journey

    From the heart of Incan civilisation to Lake Titicaca, the Belmond lets passengers arrive in style.
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  • Peruvian Amazon Jungle Experience

    Get back to nature on your Peru vacation with a short stay in the rainforest. Posada Amazonas is a charming lodge that caters to families and works in collaboration with ANIA, an environmental education NGO.
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  • Peruvian Amazon Jungle Experience (Tambopata)

    The Tambopata Research Centre is a simple, comfortable lodge situated on the world’s largest macaw claylick. Having no neighbours, it is unrivalled in its access to pristine Amazon forests, bringing you up close and personal with nature on your Peru vacation.
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  • Peruvian Amazon Jungle Experience 5 Day (Inkaterra)

    Inkaterra Reserve is situated in a private reserve, surrounded by a vast jungle canopy. There is no set itinerary for your time here so spend 5 days enjoying unique eco-tourism experiences on your Peru vacation.
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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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  • Peruvian Palate

    Goway's Peruvian Palate is a 9-Day Peru vacation that excites your tastebuds. Visit Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Aguas Claientes while sampling incredible Peruvian meals.
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  • Peru’s pre-Incan Past Gocta Falls, Kulep Ruins and Revash - Northern Peru

    Head to Peru’s north to explore lush rainforest and a pre-Incan world. On this Peru Vacation, you’ll see the third-tallest waterfall in the world, Gocta Falls, explore the Chachapoyas citadel fortress of Kuelap, and visit the Leymebamba Museum to see mummies and other relics of a pre-Incan world.
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  • Pikaia Lodge Galapagos: 4, 5 & 8 Day

    A Galapagos trip is one of the world’s great vacations, and Pikaia Lodge offers 4, 5, or 8 day programs to suit a variety of timeframes, interests, and budgets. The Lodge also boasts its own vessel for exploring the islands in detail.
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  • Pooks Hill Lodge: Belizean Jungle Escape

    Escape to Belize to hike rainforest trails and survey ancient Mayan burial sites while staying at a comfortable jungle lodge in a private nature reserve. This Belize vacation takes you to Pooks Hill Lodge, where you’ll have the freedom to explore the Belizean jungle and take advantage of its natural wonders.
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  • Portofino Resort: Belizean Beach Escape

    Portofino Resort is a great place to experience one of the last unspoiled places on earth. Dive the Western Hemisphere's largest barrier reef, explore mystical Maya temples or any number of other experiences offered in this compact paradise.
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  • Potosi: City of Silver

    Visit Potosi, a famous colonial city and main source of silver during Spanish colonial times. Explore the mines, visit the mint and discover why a trip to Potosi is a trip back in time.
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  • Puno: Chucuito Temple of Fertility Half Day Tour

    You will begin the day travelling through part of the ancient Aymara territory south of Puno. En route visit the Totora Reed Museum where displayed are interesting examples of reed boats or flowers.
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  • Puno: Lake Titicaca Morning Paddle

    This morning tour is better suited for those that don’t favor an early rise but still want the experience of paddling on Lake Titicaca. Hit the tranquil waters as the sun is rising up over Lake Titicaca, the ancestral birth place of the Incan Empire This rowing experience will allow you to experience Lake Titicaca like few others can – on the surface as you paddle the glass waters to the famed reed islands. The clear Andean skies, bright morning sun and calm waters offer the best scenario for photography and bird watching.
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    4 Hours
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