Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Across Central & South America

The diverse regions of Central and South America contain some of the world’s biggest and most impressive sites. Not only does travelling among these destinations involve various forms of transportation, but each journey in the region has its own story, its own allure, and are often memorable experiences in themselves.

Iguassu Falls Helicopter
Helicopter tour of Iguassu Falls

Fly over the steep Andes Mountains in Peru from coastal Lima to highland Cusco, or journey south in Chile, following the spine of the Andes to your left as your fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas and Southern Patagonia. Take in the grandeur of Brazil and Argentina’s Iguassu Falls from above, or the magic of Rio at night in a helicopter, or even appreciate the scope of the Peruvian Nazca lines on an overflight in lite aircraft.

Suggested travel ideas:

Rio – Jewel in the Crown

And don’t forget that travellers can take the ultimate excursion and fly south Antarctica for a day!

Tren Crucero 2013
Ecuador’s Tren Cruceros

With the Andes a predominant geographical feature of South America, a train journey takes on a new level of excitement. The famous train journey down Peru’s Sacred Valley to the foot of Machu Picchu is a highlight for most. You can also enjoy the many switchbacks of the famous Devils Nose Railway in Ecuador – where you travel from the Andean highlands to the humid lowlands, or a journey into the high altitudes of northern Argentina.

Suggested rail journeys:
Ecuador: Guayaquil to Quito Train Ride
Argentina: Train to the Clouds

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Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

South America’s vast distances make driving a tough choice, but the relatively short distances of Costa Rica make a self-drive option here the perfect choice!

The mode of transportation for travel throughout Latin America are as varied as the sites and attractions themselves. When possible, our team of regional experts always offer a variety of transportation options to best suit your needs – ensuring that you fully take in the truly magnificent landscape and natural wonders each South American region has to offer.

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Don Forster
Don Forster

General Manager, Central & South America -
Born in Australia and raised in Canada and Papua New Guinea, Don took his first solo trip to Bali – aged just 13. Since then, Don’s travels have taken him to every continent. He’s been a backpacker in Asia, Europe and Egypt, an overland adventurer in East and Southern Africa, and an overland driver in South and Central America. He is especially fond of Peru, Patagonia and Namibia, though his longest adventure to date has been a London to Kathmandu run via the Middle East.

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