South America travel ideas: Explore Santiago, Lima and Machu Picchu

Researching a visit to South America? Get inspired by this episode of the Tour the World travel TV series, as we join Evergreen Tours on their Best of South America tour through Chile and Peru. Highlights include the Chilean capital Santiago, Peru's captivating capital Lima, the Sacred Valley and legendary Machu Picchu...

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Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Travel Guide – Tour the World TV

Looking for ideas for travel to Machu Picchu, Lima and Cusco in Peru? In this episode of the with Tour the World travel TV series, we join Evergreen Tours on a section of their Best of South America itinerary through Chile and Peru.


Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in South America’s Chile and Peru.

If you’re planning a visit to the region, this episode of Tour the World with Evergreen Tours – hosted by The Big Bus tour and travel guide’s editor Adam Ford – is packed with South America travel ideas and inspiration, including culture, food, history, shopping and relaxation must-sees and dos.

Whether you plan to travel with a tour group or independently, in this episode you’ll get information about the cities of Santiago and Lima, the amazing Sacred Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu, and of course the ancient Incan citadel itself.

South America travel ideas

South America travel ideas: Santiago

We begin this episode by exploring the Chilean capital of Santiago, including a city walking tour and the chance to sample some local specialties.

We then fly north to Peru’s historic capital Lima with its fabulous Plaza de Armas – the centre of life in the city since the time of the Spanish conquistadors. We also take a tour of the ancient Incan ruins at Pachacamac.

South America travel ideas

South America travel ideas: Lima. Image: Adam Ford

Our next stop is the magnificent Sacred Valley in the Peru highlands. Here you’ll experience a way of life that hasn’t changed for centuries.

Finally we make our way to the majestic Inca kingdom in the sky – Machu Picchu. A visit here is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

South America travel ideas

South America travel ideas: Machu Picchu. Image: Bigstock

If you have questions about any of the South America travel ideas or experiences featured in this episode, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do you have any South American travel ideas to suggest? We would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

Additional images: Bigstock

This episode of Tour the World was produced by Late Night Media Productions, under a co-production agreement with Peppercorn Productions, publisher of The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Copyright © Late Night Media Productions.


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