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South America Tours

South America is a continent of tremendous contrast, with lush jungles and arid deserts, snow-capped peaks and sun-kissed beaches, glimmering salt flats and expansive glaciers. In addition to its stunning landscapes, South America also offers an abundance of wildlife, the fascinating local cultures of the indigenous peoples and lots of outdoor adventure too.

Trek the ancient Inca Trail and witness the sun rise over Machu Picchu at dawn, come face to face with the wildlife of the Amazon, marvel at the spectacular Iguazu Falls, celebrate carnival time in Rio, experience the hospitality of the native peoples of Lake Titicaca, enjoy a 4 wheel drive through the surreal landscape of the Uyuni salt lakes, go on a cruise of the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands, or tango in Buenos Aires. It's going to be hard deciding with to do first!

Lots of authentic experiences
Guaranteed departures
Expert local guides at certain sites of interest
No single supplements
See the real South America
Escorted by a tour leader
Complimentary arrival transfer
Choice of travel styles
Expert advice from our well-travelled team

Magnificant Machu Picchu

Think of South America and a vision of Machu Picchu will probably float into your mind. Machu Picchu, often called "The lost City of the Incas", is a stunning sight that is bound to amaze and astound just about anyone. Machu Picchu is considered to be a sacred place and it was recently voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It really should be on everyone's travel bucket list, it's certainly on ours!

Explore the diverse countries of South America

Popular tours to South America

Salt Flats & Desert Dunes Northbound
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Go to Rio Carnival
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It's party time in Rio! The legendary Rio Carnival is famed as the world's greatest street party. The of our 5...

The Machu Warrior
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Peruvian Poncho
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Speedy Gonzales
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Uncover the highlights of the Inca Empire with this tour of Peru’s ancient cities. Trek through stunning and...

Rio to Iguazu Falls
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South American Express
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Iguazu Falls to Rio
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Ecuador Explorer
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Discover the highlights of Ecuador with this tour that takes you from the dizzy heights of Quito, through and...

Trails to Titicaca
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See the best of Peru with fascinating Inca ruins, colourful Indian markets, spectacular mountain scenery and a...

Peru to Chile Express
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Santiago to Lima
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South America Coast to Coast
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Galapagos Discovered
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Torres del Paine National Park | Chile | South America
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Hidden gems in South America

If you'd like to get off the beaten track here are some of our top tips for a holiday in South America: if visiting Cuzco enjoy an easy hike to the less-visited Tipon ruins, discover the Amazon in all its glory by combining a tour of Ecuador & Peru, trek through unsurpassed scenery in Argentina’s rugged northwest, head to Ecuador for a journey through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, visit Tatio Geysers and the nearby surreal Moon Valley in Chile’s northern reaches or explore northern Peru's incredible archaeological sites and ride the waves in Mancora.

Our Top Picks For South America

Our Top Pick for Chile
#1 Torres del Paine

Decorating much of the tourist literature and postcards on Patagonia are the unusual twisted peaks and unbelievably smooth towers of the Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine). These remarkable granite pillars are perhaps of...

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Our Pick for Argentina
#2 Iguazu Falls (Argentina)
Our Pick for Peru
#3 Colca Canyon
Our Pick for Peru
#4 Machu Picchu
Our Pick for Ecuador
#5 Amazon Jungle - Ecuador

More about our tours to South America

Group Tours

Sale now on! Book before 5th August 2015 and get 10% off all South America Group Tours.

Our adventurous small group 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 and the majority of our carefully planned itineraries utilise local public transport. We stay in a range of locally owned accommodation from simple hotels and guesthouses to campsites, homestays and jungle lodges.

Tailor made Holidays

Explore the sights of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru or Brazil on a private South American adventure. Our tailormade team of experts are on hand to help you plan the perfect itinerary. From legendary Machu Picchu and the wildlife-rich Galapagos to the vast Atacama Desert and thundering Iguazu Falls, we will strive to create a tailormade holiday that incorporates all of your interests while suggesting fun and unique things to do along the way.

Private Tours

Experience the treasures of South America at your own pace and in your own private travelling party. Witness the majesty of the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu at dawn, marvel at the natural forces of Iguazu Falls, learn to tango in Buenos Aires, explore the stunning landscapes of Patagonia or get up close to the resident wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. Our private tours through South America take in the most popular spots and famous sights as well a a few gems off the beaten track.

The Inca Trail was amazing, and it is refreshing to meet 2 guides who are so passionate about their culture and history. Have already recommended this tour and guides to my friends :) ”  

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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
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