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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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  • Arenal: Volcano & Hot Springs Full Day Tour

    Take a day to explore one of the natural wonders of Costa Rica: the Arenal Volcano. Hike along rainforest trails to view exotic plants and wildlife and witness volcanic rock formations before heading to nearby hot springs to relax in thermal baths warmed by the heat of the volcano.
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    7 Hours
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  • Arenal: White Water Rafting the Rio Balsa Half Day Tour

    Raft the white-water rapids of the Balsa River on this adventure excursion in the Arenal area. Paddle down 10 kilometres of breathtaking river, rolling over tranquil pools and frothing rapids, as well as spotting incredible wildlife like monkeys, sloths, and colourful tropical birds.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
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    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Arequipa & Colca Canyon Condors

    Arequipa, in the Desert Mountains of the Andes, is the starting point for visits to the famous Colca Canyon. The drive from Arequipa to the canyon is one of the most beautiful in the world.
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    4 Days
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    Peru See Trip Details
  • Argentina Estancia: Features Eolo Lodge

    If you think an Estancia stay in Argentina is all about gauchos and delicious steak, well, yes, it often is. This one however bases you in breathtaking Patagonia, taking you to Perito Moreno, one of the world’s most impressive glaciers.
    Duration:
    3 Days
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    AU$ 1,668
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  • Argentina in Style VIP

    Rich in colonial and pastoral history, Argentina has always been viewed as one of South Americas most cosmopolitan and classy destinations.
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    9 Days
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  • Argentina Top to Bottom

    Experience the amazing contrasts of this important South America country. Spend time in its sophisticated capital, Buenos Aires exploring the colourful neighbourhoods. Then fly to Patagonia to El Calafate, home to the awe-inspiring Moreno Glacier. Finally finish at the dramatic and breathtaking Iguazu Falls.
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    9 Days
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  • Atacama Chile Hot Air Ballooning

    Take a hot air balloon ride over the Atacama Desert, experiencing the world’s driest non-polar desert from an unforgettable vantage point. As you float above the craggy rocks and flat plains of the desert and enjoy the spectacular panoramas, you’ll know you’ve captured a memory that’ll last a lifetime.
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  • Atacama Experience at explora Lodge

    Between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Atacama, the driest desert in the world, is an extension of land and mystery. Spend 5 days at explora Lodge, choosing from 5-10 activities each day.
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  • Atacama Experiences Chile: Alto Atacama Hotel

    Tucked away in a tranquil valley located next to small town of San Pedro de Atacama, Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa offers all-inclusive accommodation packages in vast desert landscapes of northern Chile. A stay includes over daily 35 tours and excursions which include bicycle rides, volcano treks, photography safaris, picnics, visits to the geyser fields and hot springs, and many more.
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  • Baby Inca Trail

    Trekkers short on time should try the Baby Inca Trail. Enjoy the authentic trail and see the ruins of Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate without the physical exertion of the traditional trek.
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  • Bahia del Sol Beach Front Resort Costa Rica

    Head to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica to enjoy a stay at a boutique beachfront hotel. During your days at Bahia del Sol Beach Front Hotel and Suites, you'll enjoy exclusive accommodations as you explore the surrounding landscape and take advantage of the pristine beaches and waters of the Pacific.
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  • Banos & Cotopaxi add on

    Expand your Ecuador tour with a few days in one of the country’s most exciting regions. Banos and Cotopaxi are known not just for their natural Andean beauty, but for the range of adventure activities on offer.
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  • Bariloche Dreams

    Bariloche is in the heart of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, lying on the shore of the lake after which the park is named. It is the perfect mix of city life and the quietness of nature.
    Duration:
    3 Days
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  • Base Camp Antarctica

    Enjoy an in-depth cruise from the tip of South America to Antarctica where you experience the dramatic scenery of icebergs, glaciers and ice fields, visit a research station and see all kinds of local wildlife including whales and penguins.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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  • Belizean Jungle: Ka’ana Boutique Luxury Resort: Stay of Distinction

    Beyond the beaches, Belize can be your luxury gateway to one of history’s most fascinating civilizations, the Maya.
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  • Best of Belmond Brazil & Peru

    Brazil offers the spectacular and colourful Rio de Janeiro and the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls. In Peru, enjoy the interesting capital, Lima and discover the Inca Civilization in its ancient capital, Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Plus experience the amazing Inca site of Machu Picchu.
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  • Best of Guatemala

    Experience the highlights of this amazing country. These include Antigua, a charming Colonial style city, Chichicastenango, a small town with a mountain backdrop and a very special atmosphere, Lake Atitlan, a beauty spot and Tikal, one of the most amazing sites of the Mayan civilization.
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  • Best of Nicaragua

    Let this misunderstood dark horse of Central America enchant you with spectacular volcanic scenery and authentic cultural flavours.
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    8 Days
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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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    Chile See Trip Details
  • Best of Patagonia: Santiago to Buenos Aires with International airfare

    Venture into the wild of Patagonia on this South America vacation, which includes international airfare. In Patagonia, you'll trek across the Moreno Glacier and around Torres del Paine National Park, spot Guanacos and pumas, and enjoy the comforts of a luxury lodge or budget accommodation.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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  • Best of South America: Lima to Rio de Janeiro

    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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    15 Days
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  • Best of the Lakes

    Few landscapes in the world can offer such beautiful scenery as the Chilean Lakes District, where crystal lakes, stunning volcanoes and ancient forests make it a truly unforgettable place.
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  • Best of the Lakes (Seat in Coach Touring)

    Few landscapes in the world can offer such beautiful scenery as the Chilean Lakes District, where crystal lakes, stunning volcanoes and ancient forests make it a truly unforgettable place.
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  • Black Rock Lodge: Belizean Jungle Escape

    Escape to the heart of the Belize Jungle with this stay at an eco-friendly rainforest lodge. Spend your days exploring the incredible landscape and taking advantage of the myriad activities available to you, such as tours of Mayan ruins, canoe trips down the Macal River, or ziplining adventures across the rainforest canopies.
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    Belize See Trip Details
  • Bocas del Toro

    Bocas del Toro is the best place to sink your toes in the sand, to explore lush tropical rainforest and coral reefs and to look for sea turtles that have come to these islands for millennia.
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    3 Days
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    Panama See Trip Details
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