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For anyone interested in the ancient wonders of the world, there’s nowhere better to tour evocative historical sites or seek out crumbling lost cities than in South America. This is, of course, the ‘Land of the Incas’, but there’s so much more to explore. In fact, South America is home to a treasure trove of archaeological gems that date back over 10,000 years, such as the painted hands of Cueva de las Manos in Argentina, all the way up to the Spanish colonial architecture of cathedrals, cobblestone streets and ornate churches from the 15th to 18th centuries. 

Some of South America’s most famous ancient civilizations include the Inca, Muisca and Rapa Nui people who flourished in the present-day nations of Peru, Colombia and Chile’s Easter Island respectively. And as remarkable as their structures and citadels are—Machu Picchu being the first that springs to mind—the lesser-known archaeological wonders of South America are also fascinating to visit. 

Your personal Atelier Destination Expert will therefore ensure that, on an archaeological tour of South America, you’ll witness the full spectrum of iconic sights and hidden jewels alike, whether Kuélap in Amazonas; San Agustín Archaeological Park in Colombia; Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil; Paraguay’s Itá Letra cave paintings; or Bolivia’s Tiwanaku Temple, to name just a few.

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17 days / 16 nights

Jewels of the Andes

Unforgettable highlights from start to finish

  • Santiago de Chile, Wine Region, Atacama Desert, Laguna Hedionda, Uyuni, La Paz, Sun Island, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lima
  • Starts: daily
  • Best time to travel: Year-round tour

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10 Days / 9 Nights

Grand Inca Adventure – Choquequirao and Machu Picchu

Trek to Machu Picchu’s sister citadel, and the great Lost City itself

  • Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Choquequirao
  • Starts: daily
  • Best time to travel: Year-round tour

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9 Days / 8 Nights

Ancestral Paths with Luxury Inca Trail

The world’s most famous walking route to Machu Picchu itself

  • Lima, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Cusco
  • Starts: daily
  • Best time to travel: March to November

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13 Days / 12 Nights

Inspiring Peru

Let the landscapes and local histories captivate your soul

  • Lima, Cusco, Puno, Paracas, Nazca Lines
  • Starts: daily
  • Best time to travel: Year-round tour

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10 Days/9 Nights

Peru’s Ancient Past

Discover Peru’s most magnificent, mythical ancient wonders

  • Lima, Chachapoyas, Cusco, Valle Sagrado, Machu Picchu
  • Starts: daily
  • Best time to travel: Year-round tour

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