Help with touring South America

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<p>Four of us (two senior couples) plan to visit South America &ndash; Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. We travel worldwide typically making our own arrangements.&nbsp; But this time we want to explore if any local travel agent might help us with flights, local transportation and occasional guide.&nbsp; Will appreciate if anybody has any recommendation and is willing to share. Thank you.</p>

 I used Natura Travel de Colombia ( in Colombia and they were excellent. Very accountable, answered emails quickly and were able to design a 2 week  trip to southern Colombia that fit my needs.   For transportation and  touring in Buenos Aires, I use Pablo Menendez, a well-informed, English speaking driver.      email:;    facebook at: Buenosairestaxi     For Manaus, Brazil, I used  Shalom Tour 

We used Fertur Travel in Peru after seeing a very complimentary article in ITN.  They planned a custom tour for us and we were very pleased with all arrangements. The website is:

I looked at using a local TA for my 2012 trip to SA. It was two months, Rio to Santiago via Patagonia. I was not satisfied with the responses I got and traveled independently. I did not find SA any more difficult than anywhere else to DIY.