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Central & South America Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


  • 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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  • Sky Lodges Sacred Valley Tour

    Feeling adventurous? Take to the skies and spend a night suspended high above the ground on a mountain in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Staying in a Sky Lodge, you’ll experience a bird’s eye view of this incredible mountain range and enjoy one of the most memorable adventure accommodations the world over.
    Duration:
    2 Days
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    US$ 664
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  • Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta Stopover

    Enjoy unique experiences you can only have in Buenos Aires. Staying in the chic Retiro district, you`ll enjoy a half day private tour, an evening of tango, and a leisurely round of golf, all surrounded by the romance and excitement of South America`s most European city.
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    4 Days
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    US$ 2,008
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  • South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

    Explore rarely visited South Georgia Island while also stepping foot on the 7th Continent. Photograph massive albatross and pintado petrel as they swoop and soar around the ship. Antarctica awaits, with its geographic contradictions and overwhelming enormity. Antarctica will surprise and delight, and never disappoint.
    Duration:
    16 Days
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  • Spirit of the Glaciers Cruise: Patagonia Argentina

    Cross ice floes and summit glaciers on this exploration of Argentine Patagonia. Aboard the M/V Santa Cruz, you’ll cross the waters of Lago Argentino, passing colourful ice floes and stunning views of the ice walls of Spegazzini Glacier before reaching the famous Perito Moreno and witnessing ice calve from its glacial face.
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  • Spring Break Costa Rica

    Central America’s rainforest wilderness is ready to lift your winter blues.
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  • Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu: Stay of Distinction

    Experience one of the world’s most amazing archaeological sites while staying at a luxury hotel close by. Also enjoy the scenery in the Sacred Valley as you travel through it on the luxury Vistadome train.
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  • Sun Breeze Resort: Belizean Beach Escape

    Sun Breeze Hotel 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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  • Tierra Atacama Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    High up in the remote and otherworldly desert oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, this boutique hotel offers luxury and adventure to the discerning traveler.
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  • Tierra Patagonia Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    Tierra Patagonia is friendly and welcoming and our location is sublime.  Set in the uttermost south of Chile, we overlook Lake Sarmiento and the towering peaks of Torres del Paine National Park which was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Site in 1978.
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  • Tikal Overnight

    Tikal is one of the world's travel wonders. This monumental site, with its towering pyramids, looms out of the thick jungle canopy like stoic sentinels of ancient mysteries.
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  • Tikal, Uaxactun Ruins & Local Village Visit

    Explore the second largest ruined city in the world and discover the unique settlements that remain nearby today on this very special Tikal tour.
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  • Torres Del Paine Explorer: Patagonia Camp Chile

    Escape to Chilean Patagonia to hike the world-famous trails around Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of glaciers, rivers, lakes, and forests as you head on excursions throughout the park and enjoy the eco-friendly comforts of Patagonia Camp.
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  • Torres Del Paine Explorer: Rio Serrano Hotel & Spa

    Escape to Chilean Patagonia to hike the world-famous trails around Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy views of glaciers, rivers, lakes, and forests as you head on excursions throughout the park. Enjoy an unforgettable experience, with the highest quality of service on this active adventure.
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  • Tortuguero Canals: Laguna Lodge

    Located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Tortuguero National Park has a wide diversity of plant and animal life. The park features eleven different habitats, including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons.
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  • Trekking the Inca Trail

    Trekking the Inca Trail in a relaxed five days 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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  • Trujillo Northern Wonders

    Trujillo has hosted numerous national and international events and has a lively arts community. It is close to Chan Chan and the temples of the Sun and Moon, two major archaeological sites.
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  • Upscale & Different Peru: VIP

    World famous for Incan Ruins and ancient cultures, a Peru vacation can also be a showcase for a range of luxury and culinary experiences.
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  • Urban Lima City Break

    Urban Lima is designed to get you out, into and around the streets of Lima as well as the many restaurants, markets cafes as you absorb modern life in Peru’s capital. Be a “local - Limeño" for a few days.
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  • Ushuaia Stopover

    Enjoy a journey to the world’s most southern town, Ushuaia - a beautiful place full of the hustle and bustle of travellers on the move that should not be overlooked when in Patagonia.
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  • Uyuni Salt Flats: Kachi Lodge

    Venture into the heart of the Uyuni Salt Flats and stay at a first-class geodesic dome hotel. At Kachi Lodge, you’ll have a couple days to explore the flats, hike to the rim of Tupuna Volcano, and observe the night sky lit up in all its glory.
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  • Valleys of the North West

    Spend time in Argentina’s sophisticated mountain retreat city with its Spanish Colonial architecture. Apart from getting to know Salta, also visit the magnificent Quebrada de Humahuaca mountain valley, the historical city of Humahuaca and Cafayate, a prominent wine growing centre.
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  • Victoria House: Belizean Beach Escape

    This cheeky escape to Belize offers you three nights at the sumptuous Victoria House, a luxury beachfront resort on Ambergris Caye, just south of San Pedro. Enjoy the azure waters of the Caribbean, plus great fishing, and access to the second largest barrier reef in the world.
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  • Villa de Leyva Tour

    Enjoy a popular overnight from Bogota to a beautiful, colonial era town with cobble-stoned streets, red-tiled roofs and private courtyards. It is home to many artisans, painters and poets.
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  • Volcanoes & Beach Holidays

    From its environment and culture to its range of activities, diverse Costa Rica proudly wears its eco-tourism crown. Explore the area surrounding its most famous volcano, Arenal. Then hit the Pacific Coast for some well-earned relaxation, Costa Rica style.
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    8 Days
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    US$ 2,162
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    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • W Trek Torres del Paine National Park

    Experience the majestic, dramatic beauty of the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile on a trekking itinerary through magnificent terrain with breathtaking views of glaciers, valleys and lakes en route. Stopover in mountain lodges and the EcoCamp on this never to be forgotten trek.
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    7 Days
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    US$ 2,272
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