Tour through 9 different countries on this 41 day tour & cruise with Scenic, beginning your journey in Lima and travelling through to Santiago.
Lima to Santiago Operator:
Tour & Cruise Departures Available:
Sep 2018 to Sep 2018 Countries Visited:
Peru, Cuba, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Brazil, Argentina, Chile
Visit 4 different countries on this 18 day cruise with Viking, beginning your journey in Santiago and travelling through to Buenos Aires.
Santiago to Buenos Aires Operator:
Viking Ship Class:
Luxury Cruise Ship Ship:Viking Jupiter Departures Available:
Dec 2019 to Feb 2020 Countries Visited:
Chile, Falkland Islands, Uruguay, Argentina
Tipping – The etiquettes throughout South and Central America vary, however, regardless of where you travel a tip is always appreciated. Check the gratuities that are included in your tour package and ask your local guide if you are unsure what is appropriate in any given situation. Power Plugs – The power sockets and voltages vary throughout South and Central America. Consider a universal adapter if you are visiting countries with different configurations and consider a current converter to keep your appliances protected against voltage fluctuations and surges. Currency – Most countries throughout South and Central America have independent currencies, however, some also accept US dollars. Check what is accepted in the countries you will visit and ask your bank what options are available to you (and fees involved). Advise them of your travel plans to avoid having your transactions blocked while overseas.
What should I bring?
Comfortable shoes – Pack practical footwear for your trip to South and Central America. Include a sensible closed in shoes to wear on hiking trails or uneven ground and sandals for less strenuous terrain and warmer climates. Add a waterproof coating to your footwear before you leave home. Sun and insect protection – Pack a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect you throughout your trip. Also pack insect repellent to prevent any irritation and to avoid mosquito borne illnesses. Consider some light long sleeved layers to protect you from both the sun and insects bites – choose a breathable material for the humidity. Layers and weatherproof gear – You will find diverse climates throughout South and Central America. Include versatile base layers that can be paired with warmer jumpers and coats as the temperatures drop. Pack a lightweight weatherproof outer layer to protect you from the elements and choose a daypack that will keep your possessions safe and dry.
Don't miss these authentic experiences on tour!
Culture and tradition – Diverse cultures and traditions run deep in South and Central America. Try your hand basket weaving with the Emberá people in Panama, get your hips moving with some traditional Cuban salsa, delve into the history of the Mayan ruins in Mexico and explore stories behind the breathtaking Incan monuments throughout Peru. Natural environments – South and Central America is full of extremes – from the arid terrain of the Atacama Desert, the glaciers of Patagonia, the rugged Andes Mountains, to the dense forests of Costa Rica. Snorkel the crystal waters of Archipelago of Bocas del Toro in Panama, cruise Lake Titicaca in Peru, and uncover fascinating wildlife along the banks of the Amazon. Flavourful cuisine – While every country has its own unique twist, you will find a staple of rice and beans, meat-filled pastries, and heavy stews throughout South and Central America. Between meals, sample the produce from local coffee and cocoa plantations in Costa Rica, and sip some world-renown Chilean wine.