Tours & Tailor-made Holidays to South America

Tours & Tailor-made Holidays to
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Tours and holidays to South America

South America is a continent of tremendous contrast,overflowing with lush jungles, arid deserts, snow-capped peaks, rugged steppes, vivid lakes and expansive glaciers. South America has an abundance of wildlife, interesting local cultures of the indigenous peoples and there's a lot of outdoor adventures on offer 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, visit La Paz, the world’s highest city, 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
Get a true flavour of South America
Escorted by a tour leader
Complimentary arrival transfer
Lots of travel styles from group tours to tailor-made holidays
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. An especially important cultural site of the Inca's, Machu Picchu is considered a sacred place and was recently voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It really should be on everyone's travel bucket list and certainly is on ours!

Styles of travel to South America

Popular tours and treks to South America

Meeting the locals like this Peruvian man is a great part of our Peru Tours.
South America Group Tours
Peruvian Poncho
8 days | FROM $2,639

Discover the very essence of Peru staying in the heart of the lush Amazon rainforest and journeying to the of...

The ever popular Iguazu Falls as seen on many of our South America tours
South America Group Tours
Rio to Iguazu Falls
10 days | FROM $1,999

Discover the best of Brazil with this tropical cocktail of Rio, the world’s party capital, Sao Paulo, the of...

A family walking in Peru - meet the locals on our Peru Tours
South America Group Tours
Trails to Titicaca
15 days | FROM $3,299

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

The stunning Galapagos Islands in Ecuador as seen on an Ecuador Tour.
South America Galapagos Cruises
Galapagos Discovered
6 days | FROM $3,699

Every year the Galapagos Islands tempt throngs of travellers to its shores in search of unique wildlife and on...

Uyuni is home to some of the most spectacular salt flats in the world as seen on our Bolivia Tours
South America Private Tours
Highlights of Bolivia
9 days | FROM $4,729

Travel from southern Peru into Bolivia, visit the Bolivian Highlands, colonial Potosi and the incredible salt...

Giant Amazonian Water Lilies - Peru is full of wonderful flaura and fauna.
South America Group Tours
Ecuador Explorer
13 days | FROM $1,899

Discover the highlights of Ecuador with this tour that takes you from the dizzy heights of Quito, through and...

Llamas are seen all over Peru on our South America Tours.
South America Group Tours
Lima Llama Land
21 Days | FROM $3,929

Absorb Peru’s majestic spirit completely with this all-encompassing tour of Peru. Starting and ending in the...

Picture perfect volcano in Chile as seen on our Chile tours.
South America Private Tours
Vines Lakes & Volcan Escapes
14 days | FROM $4,389

Get behind the wheel for this classic self-drive tour of Chile from vibrant Santiago and its neighbouring to...

South America Private Tours
Atacama & the North
10 Days | FROM $5,189

Get off the beaten track in Chile’s northern reaches with this unique adventure through the Atacama Desert....

Hidden gems in South America

For a holiday with that something extra special 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 and get a fascinating insight into the pre-Inca history of Peru on our Chimu Sican and Surf tour.

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...

Our Pick for Argentina
2. Iguazu Falls (Argentina)
Our Pick for Peru
3. Colca Canyon
Our Pick for Peru
4. Lares Trek
Our Pick for Ecuador
5. Amazon Jungle - Ecuador

More about our tours to South America

South America
Group Tours

Our small group 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 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.

South America
Tailormade Holidays

Whether you want to explore the sights of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador or Peru on their own, or combine them all on an incredible South American adventure our tailor-made team of experts are on hand to help you plan the perfect itinerary. From the Inca Trail and legendary Machu Picchu, to the wildlife-rich Galapagos or vast Atacama Desert, we will strive to create a tailor-made holiday that incorporates all of your interests while suggesting fun and unique things to do along the way.

South America
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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