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Discover the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in beautiful South America with Travelmarvel.
See the iconic statue of Christ on your tour of Brazil with Travelmarvel.
Take advantage of one of the many walkways to get a close view of Iguassu Falls on your Travelmarvel tour.
Discover the community of the Grass Village on Lake Titicaca when you tour South America with APT.
Keep a watchout for the brilliantly coloured Frigatebird.

Experience the natural beauty, colourful cultures and passionate people on your South America journey. Be astounded by this continent's hidden gems and must-see highlights such as Machu Picchu and Iguassu Falls.


Discover all the magical attractions of South America, including the Amazon River, Galápagos Islands, Patagonia, Bolivia, Ecuadorian Highlands and Easter Island. See Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Visit capital cities Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Lima, and discover the authentic culture of each destination.

Argentina

Buenos Aires - Encounter unique delectable cuisine and friendly locals. Experience the colourful Argentinian architecture in La Boca.
El Calafate - Be astounded by the magnificent scenery of this beautiful Patagonian city.

Brazil

Iguassu Falls - Be awed by the power and beauty of one of the world's largest waterfall.
Rio De Janeiro - Explore this vibrant Brazilian city and its wealth of incredible attractions.

Chile

Santiago - Explore Chile’s capital and visit the nearby seaside town of Valparaíso.
Valparaiso - Visit the picturesque port-city, and its World Heritage-listed town centre.
Patagonia - Visit Patagonia's divine turquoise lakes and stunning sheer peaks

Galápagos Islands & Ecuador

Quito - Explore the historic city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
Galápagos Islands - Discover the unique native wildlife and natural beauty.
Amazon Rainforest - Take in the incredible sights of the Amazon Rainforest during a three-night river cruise.

Peru

Lake Titicaca - Visit the man-made reed islands that are inhabited by the local Uros people.
Lima - Explore Peru's capital on a locally-guided tour through the city.
Machu Picchu - Marvel at this World Heritage-listed site, set high in the Peruvian Andes.
Colca Canyon - Visit the world's deepest canyon known for it's panoramac views.
Arequipa - Known as the 'White City' for its many buildings made of light-coloured volcanic rock.
Amazon River -  Discover the Amazon Forest with a 3 night stay at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica.


Travelmarvel offers several ways for you to experience South America:

Land Journeys - Learn more about South America Land Journeys here.
River Cruising - Learn more about River Cruising through the Amazon in South America.
Ocean Cruising - Learn more about South America Ocean Cruising in the Galápagos Islands.

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Travelling to South America

Passports & Visas

Passports are required for travel to South America. Check the expiry of your passport to ensure that it is valid for at least six months from your date of arrival. Always carry your passport and other travel documents in your hand luggage. Keep photocopies of these documents in a separate bag while travelling and leave a copy at home with family or friends in case of an emergency. Passengers must ensure any applicable visas for all countries you will visit have been obtained prior to departure.

Australian passport holders require a visa to enter Brazil. For Argentina, a Reciprocity Fee which is to be paid online, and the payment receipt and barcode is to be printed and presented upon arrival. An entry permit to be paid on arrival in Chile. Meeting necessary passport and visa entry requirements and costs is the sole responsibility of passengers.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations requirements vary from country to country. For all health requirements and recommendations travelers should check with a local Department of Health.

This information is correct at time of publishing. Travellers should always contact their nearest embassy or foreign office, and travel agent to confirm all their requirements for visas, vaccinations and passports.

Australian travellers can also consult the Smart Traveller website.

Altitude Sickness

Also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), altitude sickness is a condition caused by ascending to high altitudes. On tour, we visit Lake Titicaca (3,812 metres), Cuzco, Peru (3,500 metres) or Quito, Ecuador (2,850 metres).

Most people have some effects from altitude, and suffer mildly from AMS. Symptoms include: headache, lack of appetite, nausea, fatigue or weakness, dizziness or light-headedness. AMS may become severe without warning. Please consult your doctor before leaving.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that all clients obtain adequate medical and travel insurance before departing for South America. Your travel insurance should also cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise on tour (such as cancellation fees, loss of luggage, early departure from tour due to death or illness of self or immediate family, etc). Bring a copy of your policy to ensure that you follow the correct procedures for filing a claim.

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