Why Us

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    US-based travel agency and South America tour operator - the best of two worlds in one. 
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    As a US-based firm, we adhere to the highest standards of our industry. Ideal South America LLC is a member in good standing of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the largest organization of its kind in the world (Member No. 900192006), as well as a licensed and bonded Florida Seller of Travel, registered with Department of Consumer Services (ST# 37821). Your bookings are safe and secure with us.
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    We operate in South America. This means we have offices in South America and work with the best local tour operators. We’ve put in years on the ground so you don’t have to – we are true experts in terms of finding hidden gems, keeping you safe and comfortable, and ensuring an unforgettable experience.
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    We’re there when you call. Pick up the phone and you’ll talk directly to one of our travel advisors, while email queries will be answered within 24 hours.
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    We are South America experts.  All our travel advisors have spent years living and working in South America so we can give you the best, on-the-ground advice and suggestions to plan your perfect trip.
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    Flexibility: plan the trip you want, when you want it. We can book all or some flights for you – as you like!
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    We don’t give you the whole world – we just give you the best of South America, tailored specifically to your preferences.

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Plan the perfect trip

The perfect trip begins with the perfect partner. At Ideal South America, we believe travel dreams become real through a process of careful planning and consultation:

  1. When you're ready for the trip of a lifetime, reach out to an expert. We're here for you at 1-800-820-7932 during standard business hours EST, or anytime at info@idealsouthamerica.
  2. Together we'll go through what you'd like to do, who will be traveling with you, and any special interests or preferences that you have.
  3. Your personal Travel Consultant will prepare a customized itinerary that maximizes your travel experience and your travel budget. All the details will be covered – hotels, meals, transfers and tours. We can arrange your flights too, so that you have nothing to worry about.
  4. We make any adjustments needed to your Tour Program until you are totally happy.
  5. When all the details are finalized you give us a deposit - by bank transfer or credit card- and we lock in your reservations, any flights we're booking on your behalf, tours, transfers and hotel rooms for your trip.
  6. Before you leave we will send you an information packet by email with everything you'll need to know about your trip. You'll have all the details at your fingertips, as well as emergency contact information for every country where you will be traveling.
  7. Once you depart your only task is to have a fabulous South American experience. We'll be behind you every step of the way to answer questions or handle any unexpected events. All you need to do is have a great time!

If you have any other questions regarding the trip planning and booking process, please contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you to plan your perfect trip to South America. 

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Trip Reviews

Our trip was wonderful! Everything was well organized, hotels were great, and the weather was close to perfect.

Lewis Family, Pennsylvania

Jan 2013

...the places we saw exceeded our expectations. Machu Picchu is way better than the pictures show. The Galapagos trip is also great. I guess the

Sonny & Amanda Punzalan, California

Dec 2012

The trip to Ecuador and Peru were great! We felt that all of the guides, drivers, and transfers were excellent. Everything went well

Sue Clark & Family, Washington

Peru & Ecuador, Dec 2012

We had the best time and wanted to let you know that every hotel, transfer, guide, connection, tour, mode of transportation, and cruise were perfect.

Mark Stout & Family, Pennsylvania

Machu Picchu & Galapagos, Dec 2012

Thanks for the ideal trip. Everything worked out perfectly. Loved having somebody with name card at every airport to pick us up and give

Bruce Thaler, Philadelphia

Machu Picchu & Galapagos, November 2012

It was marvelous and the trip of a lifetime. If I searched for a fault in the trip I could not find one to complain

Howard Silberstein, Miami

Galapagos & Ecuador, November 2012

Thank you guys for planning our Galapagos and Machu Picchu trip. We had a great time! The transfers were punctual, and the guides

Yau Ru Chen, Los Angeles

Machu Picchu Galapagos, October 2012

Thanks for arranging such an awesome trip for the Whiteside family when in Peru this week. The guides were absolutely superb

Janet Whiteside, Florida

Peru, July 2012

The experience from beginning to end was excellent. The combination of Sacred Valley, Iguazu ending in Rio is great

Paul Jones

Machu Picchu, Iguazu & Rio, March 2012

We just returned from our South American trip with fond memories and no hitches. Thanks to your planning and foresight.

Victor Limlingan, Travel Agent – The Philippines

Ecuador, Galapagos & Panama, June 2012

...we were so pleased with your services and will be booking with you again for our South American travel in the future!

Jennafer Bonello – Washington DC

Peru, June 2012

We had a wonderful trip. everything went well and all the guides were super nice and helpful.

Hamila Atefi – Washington DC

Peru and Galapagos, May 2012

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work planning my trip. It was all appreciated, and provided us with

Chris Leggat – New York

Galapagos & Machu Picchu, June 2012

Just back from one of the most enjoyable and well put together vacation trips we have ever experienced! Thanks for putting it all together for

Rick Velategui – USA

Peru, Galapagos, Oct 2011

The hotels, guides & drivers were first class & we could not have expected anything more than what was delivered. Thank you again

Mike & Carol Lipischak

Peru, November 2011