South America Culture Tours

Cultural highlights of South America:

  • Ancient sites and civilisations
  • Food and wine tours
  • Meeting local communities
  • Dance performances and classes
  • Colonial towns

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South America cultural tours provide an invitation to discover the intangible magic of this special continent, its history, and its people. Few places on earth are as culturally diverse as South America, due to its ancient civilisations, indigenous communities, colonial pasts and cosmopolitan mix of migrants and races. All of this comes together to create a multifaceted and fascinating continent, making cultural trips to South America totally remarkable – and equally unforgettable.

South American archaeological sites

Ancient archaeology in South America is a reflection of its rich heritage, with so many sites to discover. From the great Incan citadel that is Machu Picchu in Peru, to the stone Moai figures on Easter Island in Chile; and from the pre-Columbian statues and burial mounds at Colombia’s San Agustín Archaeological Park, to the beguiling etchings of the Nazca Lines on Peru’s Desert Coast. Thousands of years of history – and countless civilisations that have shaped the South America we see today – is evident in the remnants found across the continent, making for an extraordinary window into the past.

Meet South American communities

The people are what make South America so memorable, with plenty of characters, friendly communities and authentic cultures that are alive and well in the 21st century. There are those that live life exactly as they have done for hundreds of years, from Amazon tribes to Lake Titicaca islanders, some of which will be happy to welcome you into their home. South America is also thriving with artists, be they musicians, dancers or handicraft-makers, such as tango performers in Buenos Aires and Montevideo or expert weavers in the Sacred Valley. Perhaps one of the best highlights of a South America cultural tour is the chance to meet those amazing people, learn about their way of life and even make friendships along the way.

Immersive cultural tours in South America

Delve into South American cultures by experiencing immersive tours and events, whether that’s a flamboyant festival like Carnaval, salsa dance classes, interactive market visits or art exhibitions, to name only a few. A hands-on cookery class in South America will no doubt be high on the agenda for foodies, allowing you to learn the tricks of the trade while cooking up a storm in the company of a top chef. Master the art of making ceviche in Lima, traditional Rapa Nui cuisine on Easter Island or lip-smacking Colombian dishes in Bogota – that’s just the start. There are also superb wine tasting tours in South America, from the famed wine region of Mendoza to Chile’s Central Valleys and the up-and-coming wines of Uruguay, though countless more exist in-between.

Take a look at our collection of customisable culture tours below, handpick the hotels and activities that you want to incorporate into your trip, and start planning your unforgettable South American adventure!

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