South America is a continent of tremendous contrast,overflowing with lush jungles, arid deserts, snow-capped peaks, rugged steppes, vivid lakes and expansive glaciers. The overwhelming array of wildlife and indigenous peoples will keep the avid traveller continually intrigued whilst the sheer abundance of outdoor adventures on offer will keep you coming back for more. Trek the ancient Inca Trail and witness legendary Machu Picchu at dawn, come face to face with the wildlife of the Amazon, marvel at the spectacular Iguazu Falls, celebrate carnival in Rio, experience the hospitality of the native peoples of Lake Titicaca, enjoy a 4WD drive through the surreal landscape of the Uyuni salt lakes, visit La Paz, the world’s highest city, go on a cruise of the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands, or tango in Buenos Aires - the choice is yours!
Our adventurous tours, with an average group size of 12, are an ideal way to experience the real South America, its treasures and its people. Our tour leaders will point you in the right direction, whether it is where to shop, eat or witness incredible wildlife. The majority of our carefully planned itineraries utilise local public transport and we stay in a range of locally owned accommodation from simple hotels and guesthouses to campsites, homestays and jungle lodges.
Alternatively, if you don't find what you're looking for, take a look at our range of private tours to Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina and simple extensions to Bolivia and Brazil or our experience tailor-made team can create your ideal South America holiday especially for you.
Pack your poncho and head to South America with On The Go Tours!
See the best of South America on one of our exciting group tours. All of our group tours are escorted by a tour leader and specialist local guides leading us to all the top sites. Fly high above the Nazca Lines and view one of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries, meet the islanders on Lake Titicaca, explore the Amazon Rainforest or hike to the incredible inca ruins of Machu Pichu.
Add a twist and spice up your holiday in South America by attending the legendary Rio Carnival or Peru's Inti Raymi Festival. Immerse yourself in true Brazilian spirit and join us this year at the world's biggest street party or celebrate the start of the Andean New Year in Cuzco.
Discover the unique wildlife and otherworldly landscapes that captured the intrigue and imagination of Darwin himself on a 4, 5 or 8 night cruise of the Galapagos Islands. Located some 1000 kilometres off the coast of Ecuador, this famed archipelago tempts throngs of travellers so its shores every year and is best explored on a cruise boat, hopping from island to island discovering what makes it so special.
If group tours are not for you, try one of our popular private tours to South America which can also be adapted to suit your exact needs - choose from standard, superior or deluxe accommodation, either modern properties with excellent facilities or heritage and boutique properties that offer something a little different. Add an extra night here or there extending your stay in either Peru, Ecuador, Chile or Argentina or combine two or more of our itineraries to create the adventure of a lifetime through South America.
Do it your way and create your perfect trip to Ecuador, Peru, Argentina or Chile. From hiking and wildlife spotting to cultural discovery, both the active and pleasure-seeking traveller will be captivated by the range of experiences in this magnificent continent. Give us an idea of what you'd like to see and do and the standard of accommodation and our tailor-made team will be happy to plan that perfect holiday for you!