The Best Cultural Tours in South America

South America

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure to South America, but are not sure how to start planning? Don't worry, because we have analyzed an extensive selection of multi-day cultural tours based on key criteria such as price, destinations, guest ratings, service, travel style, quality, and activities. So, get ready to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of culture, history, activities, excitement, food, and breathtaking landscapes. Below are the best options in South America, so let's get to it!


The Top 3:

  • 1 Days, $25.00

  • 14 Days, $556.74

  • 4 Days, $167.00

What are cultural tours like in South America?

South America

Here are the important factors:

  • 233 trip options analyzed
  • $238 average price per day (USD)
  • 1 to 31 days in length
  • 4.74 of 5 average rating
  • 21 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of cultural tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.74 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 21 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 1 days, while the longest is 31 days. As for physical activity options, the tours are thoughtfully categorized as easy, moderate, serious, and relaxing, with the most being easy. For transportation, the tours are marked as coach / bus, self drive, ocean cruise, and train & rail, with a prevalent number on coach / bus tours. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 233 cultural tours, you can rest assured that South America has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Cultural Tours in South America
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Peru Trek 4 Good



1 Days Start/End in Cusco 1 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 3 to 85 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible voyage that has received a 5 out of 5 rating from previous guests. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. With a duration of 1 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 16 people, and is good for travelers from 3 to 85 years old. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Cusco. This fantastic option, organized by Peru Trek 4 Good, presents an unbeatable value at just $25 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$25
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Plan My Gap Year



14 Days Start/End in Cusco 1 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 18 to 25 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 14 days, this trip has a maximum size of 30 individuals. Welcoming travelers from 18 to 25 years old, it is organized by Plan My Gap Year, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Cusco kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. Available at an unbeatable price of only $40 per day, this option also has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Volunteering
$557
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Hi Travel Argentina



4 Days Start/End in Puerto Iguazu 1 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 18 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional trip that has garnered a 4.8 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 4 days, this jouney will have 8 participants, and it warmly welcomes travelers from 18 and up. And since the priority is on wildlife and local culture, this tour is a great choice. Expertly organized by Hi Travel Argentina, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $42 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
$167
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Receptivo Aborigen Tours



3 Days Start/End in Buenos Aires 1 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 3 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This memorable journey is offered by Receptivo Aborigen Tours which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $66 per day. Buenos Aires will be both the start and end of your journey. Rest assured, this trip is all about local culture and family-friendly activities, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. The maximum group size is 10 people, welcoming travelers from 3 and up.

  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$199
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
by Hi Travel Argentina



12 Days Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro 3 Destinations through Argentina, Brazil 6 People at Most Ages 18 to 99 Guest Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey, visiting Argentina and Brazil, that has been awarded a 3.9 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With a duration of 12 days, this trip offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 6 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 18 and up. Beginning in beautiful Buenos Aires, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Rio de Janeiro. Brought to you by Hi Travel Argentina, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $93 per day.

  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Dancing
$1,117
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by GUIDEcuador Travel



1 Days Start/End in Quito 5 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 2 to 85 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled trip for 1 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 10 participants at most. This trip takes you on an adventure to 5 destinations, including Cayambe, Otavalo, and Cotacachi. Quito will be the beginning and end of your trip. GUIDEcuador Travel, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 2 to 85 years old. This terrific trip also highights local culture and family-friendly activities. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $80 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$80
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by BM Tours



5 Days Start/End in Quito 3 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 11 to 65 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This fantastic journey has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Quito. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities. Lasting 5 days, the maximum group size is 10 people, and it's good for travelers from 11 to 65 years old. Organized by BM Tours, this is a great deal because it's only $96 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$481
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
by PVTravels



5 Days Start/End in Arequipa 3 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 1 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4.5 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary trip is the perfect choice. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Arequipa. Spanning across 5 days, the trip accommodates 20 individuals, and is suitable for travelers from 1 to 70 years old. Offered by PVTravels, this remarkable trip is priced at just $74 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$371
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
by Receptivo Aborigen Tours



9 Days Buenos Aires to Ushuaia 6 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 3 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Receptivo Aborigen Tours has received a 4.3 out of 5 rating. On this 9-day trip you can unwind while also making new memories. This itinerary covers 6 captivating destinations, with stops in El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Ushuaia, and San Carlos De Bariloche, among others. Buenos Aires will mark the start of your journey, while Ushuaia will serve as its final destination. With a group size of 50 people, it's suitable for travelers from 3 and up. With an emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $100 per day.

  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$899
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by LimaTours



4 Days Start/End in Arequipa 2 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this voyage that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 5 out of 5 rating. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Arequipa. And since the priority is on local culture and family-friendly activities, this tour is a great choice. Spanning across 4 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 30 participants, and it's great for travelers from 10 and up. Brought to you by the renowned LimaTours, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $104 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$417
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How much do cultural tours in South America cost?

Average Daily Price Cultural Tours
$238

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for cultural tours when planning a visit to South America. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of cultural tours in South America based on data from 233 options is an affordable $238 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in South America.


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