As a senior traveler visiting somewhere as distant and adventurous as South America, it’s important to find tours that suit your pace. Fortunately, even some of the continent’s most far-reaching destinations like Patagonia and the Amazon are accessible to all. Totally Latin America specializes in creating once-in-a-lifetime bespoke itineraries for senior travelers that meet your specific travel needs and fulfill your travel dreams whatever they might be. Read on to discover the unforgettable experiences you could have on a life-changing trip to South America.
Top South America Tours for Seniors
As specialists, we have a roster of South America’s very best tours and itineraries specifically suited to senior travelers. To make your search for them as easy and inspiring as possible, we have summarized the incredible adventures you could have in each of the destinations we travel to. We also provide a direct link to a page providing more in-depth information on the South America tours for seniors in these destinations.
Galapagos Tours for Seniors
The Galapagos is a rare and remote part of the world that has the advantage of attracting only the most intrepid travelers and passionate nature enthusiasts. Ones that have lived a full life and seen and understood almost everything this world has to show and teach us. Its gift for inducing curiosity and a thirst for knowledge through an ever-surprising display of unique natural wonders is, therefore, particularly perfect for senior travelers.
As an archipelago of islands, each offering its own take on beauty, the Galapagos is best explored by island-hopping on a plush yacht cruise. Its steady pace, luxurious comfort, and attentive service make it the perfect South America tour for seniors. Each day, guests have the option to join explorative activities with a naturalist guide or make good use of the yacht’s impressive lounges, spa, and sundeck.
Chile Tours for Seniors
From the Atacama Desert to the Patagonian peaks, Chile is an exciting adventure destination. One day you could be wandering deep within its moon-like valleys and walking along the rim of an active volcano on another. On the face of it, such an adventure-filled country may seem ambitious for senior travelers, but it doesn’t have to be. Many of Chile’s top tours are fully accessible to seniors. Even Torres del Paine, South America’s most famous mountain peak, can be reached on a 4×4 tour around the park.
As if Chile wasn’t appealing enough, its adventurous side is balanced out by opportunities for luxurious relaxation. Find yourself sipping fine wines in boutique vineyards, swapping stories around an asada at a working estancia, or being pampered at a luxury spa retreat in the rugged Patagonian wilderness. What else could you want from a post-retirement vacation?
Ecuador Tours for Seniors
Between the unusual endemic species in the Galapagos and the rare species found in the Ecuadorian Amazon and Cloud Forest, this country is one of the most abundant and biodiverse places in the world. In other words, it’s a destination for those keen to deep-dive into the beauty of our natural world and discover life beyond human society. In each of these eye-opening destinations, not only are there opportunities to see our natural world in all its power, but there are opportunities to learn about it from expert scientists to appreciate its significance fully.
After spending time in the Ecuadorian wild, head back into society to discover its significant colonial history on a tour of its major cities. While the small-ish city of Cuenca offers a slice of Colonial Spanish culture alongside a serving of artsy modernity, the capital of Quito impresses visitors as the world’s largest and best-preserved Spanish Colonial city.
Amazon Tours for Seniors
Through reputation, the Amazon seems like a tough, inhospitable place that requires anyone visiting to leave their living standards at the door as they step into a muggy, dense, jungle filled with killer creatures. But it doesn’t have to be. Senior travelers deserve the utmost comfort, especially when traveling to once-in-a-lifetime destinations like the Amazon and Totally Latin America knows how to deliver it.
While anyone can opt to rough it in the wild on an Amazon camping trip, high-end jungle lodges and luxury Amazon riverboat cruises await those who’d prefer plush beds, spa-like showers, and air conditioning. Along with delicious Amazon-inspired cuisine and spa treatments, both the lodges and riverboat cruises provide an expert jungle guide to give guests the most enriching jungle experience possible.
Peru Tours for Seniors
Between its history, nature, and culture, Peru is a place filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. An exclusive and high-ticket Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu and an Amazon riverboat cruise with an expert naturalist guide are just two of them. Imagine meeting an ancient community living in floating homes on the world’s highest lake, flying above mysterious geoglyphs, and living the good life amongst the royal Incas.
Peru can take you from the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes but don’t miss out on private guided tours in Cusco, Arequipa, and the capital of Lima. While Cusco introduces visitors to the ancient Incas, Arequipa mixes history with modernity for a cool blend of culture. And Lima? Well, Lima has it all including some of the best museums and restaurants in South America.
Machu Picchu Tours for Seniors
Machu Picchu is one of the New Wonders of the World and for that reason alone it should be on every senior traveler’s bucket list. The ancient citadel on the Andes Mountains’ peak stupifies every visitor with its grandeur, mysterious history, and exceptional architecture. Although it is well-pictured, nothing prepares you for looking across the citadel at sunrise in person.
There are several ways to reach Machu Picchu including the grueling yet rewarding 7-day Inca trail hike. However, senior travelers deserve to save their energy for the private walking tour at the top by taking the train. What better way to arrive at one of the Wonders of the World than on the Hiram Bingham Express, one of the priciest and most highly coveted train rides in the world?
Argentina Tours for Seniors
When it comes to South American tours for seniors, Argentina has exceptional variety. While elegant Parisian architecture and a modern mindset fuel the capital of Buenos Aires, the adobe houses belonging to traditionally dressed indigenous communities characterize its northernmost province. Between them, you can discover the essence of Argentinian culture through art, architecture, and, of course, tango music.
Afterward, venture into Argentinian Patagonia on hiking, kayaking, 4×4, and horseriding tours to gawp at its magnificent landscapes. From Bariloche to Ushuaia, each Patagonian destination offers a unique experience of southern Argentina. Meanwhile, the valleys of Mendoza await to welcome you with sun, relaxation, and a top-notch glass of Malbec. But in our opinion, the pièce de résistance of Argentinian tours is a helicopter ride over one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the Word, Iguazu Falls.
Book your Favorite South American Tours for Seniors
Believing that adventure is for everyone, Totally Latin America offers an exceptional selection of South America tours for senior travelers. Imagine flying above Iguazu Falls, taking one of the world’s most expensive trains to Machu Picchu, or cruising on a yacht around the Galapagos in search of rare endemic species on your South America trip of a lifetime. If you’re ready to make it happen, or simply just curious to know more about our exciting senior tours and itineraries, get in touch with TLA by messaging us here or calling +1 855 217 9045.