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Overview

A Journey to South America is a journey to an extraordinary and diverse land that will fill you with wonder, offering a richness and diversity unlike anywhere you have experienced. A land of passion, contrast, history, culture and culinary delights that will leave you both satisfied and wanting more.

Explore natural wonders such as the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest, Iguazu Falls or Antarctica, uncover fascinating cultures such as the Inca in Peru or the traditional “gauchos” or cowboys in Argentina. Discover sights of incredible historical significance such as Machu Picchu in Peru or “the middle of the World” in Ecuador and indulge in culinary feasts and traditional meals in Lima in Peru, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and in the countryside of Argentina.

With Evergreen Cruises & Tours, we also introduce you to the local people and uncover some hidden secrets that only we know. Each step of the journey brings you face to face with these and many more incredible South American experiences. We also offer a range of exciting touring experiences including a cruise to the white continent of Antarctica, an unforgettable experience that will leave an indelible impression in your mind. 

Alternatively, come with us to Patagonia, one of the most pristine lands; a raw untouched place where the beauty and power of nature are revealed.

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Inclusions & Features

  • Fully escorted by an English speaking Evergreen Tour/Cruise Director plus services of expert local guides and local hosts
  • Balanced itineraries between must-see sights and free time
  • All intra-tour flights included (as specified in the itinerary)
  • Complimentary 'You're Invited' unique and exclusive local experiences included
  • "Discover More" sightseeing options to personalise your holiday
  • Baggage handling throughout the tour
  • Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included Port taxes and charges included
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Personalised airport transfers

Highlights, Experience & Attractions

Evergreen Cruises & Tours has an excellent reputation for quality, value and professional service. From start to finish we carefully plan, arrange and coordinate every aspect of your holiday. Our itineraries are cleverly designed with the appropriate balance of inclusions, must-see sights and free time all planned to unlock South America's richness and vibrancy. Many different kinds of people travel with us and, like you, they recognise that value is not only about price but also what’s included in a tour and cruise.

Our inclusions bring to life the South America you’ve always imagined. We know you’ll never forget the moment you first laid eyes on a Gal├ípagos tortoise or marine iguana in the Gal├ípagos Islands, the excitement you felt when you arrived at the monumental site of Machu Picchu or the unforgettable feeling as you arrive at a stunning and pristine location with exquisite natural beauty such as Antarctica, Patagonia, or the Amazon. Each one is a unique, unsurpassed gem and an included premium highlight with Evergreen that makes your tour complete. With 36 years experience Evergreen are specialists in touring and we aim to bring you real life experiences and reveal hidden gems of South America. With the diverse and natural beauty of the land, the warm and welcoming people, the rich history and culture, and the delicious cuisine combined with first class accommodation, coaches, Tour Directors and Coach Drivers, we have hand-crafted the perfect holiday that will leave memories lasting a lifetime.

You're Invited

Let us take you on a journey into hidden parts of South America that only the experts know how to find. Evergreen Tours has included unique and exclusive experiences where our guests are welcomed into the lives of local people. Come home with a knowledge and affection for South America far deeper than a museum or iconic landmark can offer.

In Peru's Sacred Valley, visit a local community and meet the people who have inherited the traditional ways of the Inca. Visit their school where the smiles of the children will melt your heart. This experience, unique to Evergreen, will remain with you long after you return home.

In Rio, get to know how the locals party with a visit to the Sambadrome, the site of the famous Rio Carnival. Once a year the locals in Rio embark on a four day party filled with parades, costumes, music and dance. The Sambadrome is the centre of it all and the costumes are an integral part. We take you there and you'll try on carnival costumes like a local.

In Argentina's beautiful countryside we take you to a traditional ranch or "estancia" where you will learn about the "gauchos" or cowboys of Argentina who are integral to the culture. Argentina is predominantly a rural country whose people grew up on the land. The "gaucho" culture developed as an important part of Argentina's makeup and the best way to experience and learn about this is by staying on an estancia. No other tour will bring you as close to Argentinian culture.

In Patagonia, the heartland of the gaucho, we arrive at our spectacularly located hotel and have a welcome "baqueana". This is a traditional Patagonian welcome where the horsemen ride and accompany us into the property and teach us about their trade. "You’re Invited" experiences allow you to connect with real people and participate in special events to discover a hidden side of the destination. Evergreen has hand-picked experiences that will enrich your time and deepen your understanding of the places you visit.

Discover More

Evergreen Cruises & Tours know the value of free time to explore on your own, however we also know that most of our clients like to be offered extra sightseeing to personalise their holiday. Enhance your experience with a chance to know how the locals live in Rio on a Favela Tour, or learn about local life and Inca culture visiting the markets, museums and ruins of Cusco. When you pre book one of the following tours you will be assured of the best price and value.

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Extension Packages and Add-ons

Explore further afield with an extension to unique and fascinating destinations or an add-on to experience the Inca Trail.

 

Add on: The Inca Trail 

One of the most famous and spectacular treks, this trail follows the end of the Inca Trail through the Sun Gate and into Machu Picchu. This will replace a days touring and will visit Machu Picchu the morning before boarding the return train to the Sacred Valley and Cuzco.

Note: Involves walking along difficult hiking trails and requires a reasonable level of fitness. Trek is subject to availability, must be pre booked and full payment required at time of booking. Includes transfers and transport as specified, overnight hotel accommodation, meals and guided sightseeing as specified, entrance fees and tips. Services of an Evergreen Tour Director are not included.

Duration: 2 Days

Price: from $695 per person twin share | from $1,140 single

 

3 Day / 2 Night Extension: Easter Island Extension Packages

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui is renowned for the hundreds of statues littered throughout the island called Moai. Tour the island and learn about the rise and fall of the Rapa Nui culture while seeing many examples of Moai statues and platforms in various different forms.

Note: Includes transfers and transport as specified, 2 nights hotel accommodation, meals and guided sightseeing as specified, national park and entrance fees. Services of an Evergreen Tour Director are not included.

Twin share Taha Tai Hotel from $720, Twin share Via Moana Hotel from $720
Single room Taha Tai Hotel from $1,115, Single room Via Moana Hotel from $1,010

 

4 Day / 3 Night Extension: Easter Island Extension Packages

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui is renowned for the hundreds of statues littered throughout the island called Moai. Tour the island and learn about the rise and fall of the Rapa Nui culture while seeing many examples of Moai statues and platforms in various different forms. Visit Ahu Akivi consisting of seven Moai’s looking over the Pacific Ocean.

Note: Includes transfers and transport as specified, 3 nights hotel accommodation, meals and guided sightseeing as specified, national park and entrance fees. Services of an Evergreen Tour Director are not included. Explora Rapa Nui includes all meals and excursions will vary. Only available with the 3 night package.

Twin share Taha Tai Hotel from $975, Twin share Via Moana Hotel from $885, Twin share Explora Rapa Nui Hotel from $3,395
Single room Taha Tai Hotel from $1,625, Single room Via Moana Hotel from $1,480, Single room Explora Rapa Nui Hotel from $4,445

 

4 Day / 3 Night Extension: Paracas, Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines Extension

Take a scenic drive along the coastline to Ica. Walk through a vineyard accompanied by a sommelier, then enjoy a wine tasting and lunch with wine and pisco. Cruise the Ballestas Islands, a marine reserve sheltering thousands of migrating birds and colonies of seals. See El Candelabro (The Chandelier), a huge geoglyph on the mainland which was speculated to be a beacon to mariners.

Optional: flightseeing trip over the Nazca Lines. These mysterious geoglyphs have been etched into the desert sands and are so large they can only be appreciated from the air. Note: Flight operates subject to weather conditions. Price per person: $350

Note: Includes transfers and transport as specified, 3 nights hotel accommodation, meals and guided sightseeing as specified, tips and porterage. Services of an Evergreen Tour Director are not included.

Price: from $1,930 per person twin share | from $3,545 single