South America - Tailor-made Holidays

If you would like to travel on your own private adventure in South America, we will be more than happy to design a holiday for you, tailored specifically to your requirements. Specialising in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina or Chile, from Galapagos cruises and Amazon Jungle adventures, to hiking in Peru and cultural discovery, both the active and pleasure-seeking traveller will be captivated by the range of experiences in this magnificent continent.

Planning a tailor-made holiday to South America:


Here's how to get started with planning your holiday to South America:


Our quality assurance on your holiday to South America


Our expert team have travelled extensively throughout South America and are on hand to offer advice and create the perfect, carefully planned tailor-made holiday for you. With experienced local guides to show you around all of the key sites at each port of call and local representatives available to offer further assistance should you require. We handle all of the arrangements and finer details, you just need to relax and enjoy your exclusive journey through India!


We ensure that all our recommended hotels and support services in South America are regularly inspected and as an AITO, ABTA and ATOL bonded operator, you can be assured of exemplary service standards, our high customer satisfaction levels and that the payment you make for your holiday is adequately protected.




Booking your South American Holiday


A great holiday takes time to plan and we’re here to make it easy for you! We consider all your specific preferences and use our extensive travel knowledge and firsthand experience to create a special travel experience, especially for you.


• Have a look at some of the holiday ideas on our website.’

• Call or email our expert tailor-made team with a brief outline of what you’d like to see and do and the standard of hotels you desire.

• We’ll fully discuss your requirements perhaps make some suggestions and then get right to work on your quotation.

• Within 2 days, we’ll send you an initial proposed itinerary along with details of the hotels we have selected and a full quotation.

• If this does not exactly fit your requirements the first time, we’ll happily tweak it until it’s perfect!


We look forward to welcoming you on holiday to South America this year!


Suggested itineraries for a private journey to South America:


Need some inspiration? Below are some of our most frequently requested holiday itineraries to South America. Alternatively we can arrange any of our group tours on a private basis. Contact us for prices and more details.


Atacama & the North

Get off the beaten track in Chile’s with...
10 days from USD $4,079

Into the Incan Empire

This classic journey through the Inca of...
8 days from USD $2,399

Avenue of the Volcanoes

Discover the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes...
13 days from USD $4,599

Chimu, Sican & Surf

Explore Peru’s less-visited yet northern...
14 days from USD $4,699

Wilds of Ecuador

Embark on an incredible adventure through...
16 days from USD $7,739

Vines Lakes & Volcan Escapes

Get behind the wheel for this classic tour...
14 days from USD $3,679

Tailor-made accommodation in South America


No-frills or fancy, historic, quaint or quirky, On The Go Tours offers accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. On all our quotes we will provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels using our ‘On The Go’ categories below. Accommodation can range from western-style hotels and resorts to charming boutique or heritage properties, cruise boats, jungle lodges and other styles of accommodation unique to the region.



Whether it be a basic lodge, houseboat or simple 2 star, western-style hotel in remote areas where accommodation is limited, this is a no frills option.



As comfortable as a western 3 star hotel, usually featuring en suite rooms, with a moderate range of facilities.



A good standard of accommodation, usually equating to a western 4 star, with well-appointed en suite rooms and facilities, which more often than not include a swimming pool.



Luxury, comfort and 5 star facilities, often in beautiful settings - spacious, en suite rooms, restaurants, swimming pool, fitness centre and other amenities, plus excellent service.



Crème de la crème, 5 star plus - exquisitely appointed en suite rooms, restaurant, pool, fitness centre and amenities galore. Sheer opulence!



Getting around South America whilst on holiday


Road Travel: Airport transfers and road travel at each port of call will be in our own chauffeur driven, private air-conditioned vehicles of modern European standard.


Air Travel: We recommend covering large distances by internal flights which are normally on scheduled services with local airlines.


Pricing Guidelines for a Tailor-made Holiday in South America


Prices can vary considerably for tailor-made travel as the quality of hotels, places visited and time of travel is entirely up to you. In addition, you may choose to have a private guide to escort your right through your holiday in South America, or simply have the services of local guides at each port of call.


Prices also vary dependent upon the number of people in your travelling party, as fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across each group.


For an indication of the sorts of prices to expect for a private holiday in South America please have a look at some of the Private Journeys featured on our website. These are based on two people travelling, sharing a twin/double room.


Inspirations for a holiday to South America


Not sure what you want to see in South America? Help is at hand! Our expert team of tailor-made consultants aim to understand what inspires you to travel so that we can put together the perfect trip for you, incorporating your interests and passions, whether they be a love of wildlife, food, local culture, beach, luxury or outdoor adventure. Here are some of our top picks for South America.


Go Wild!

Visit the world famous islands of the Galapagos!

Devil's Nose Railway

Take a journey along one of the world's most thrilling railways!

Fancy a tipple?

Quaff wine in Mendoza - Argentina's finest wine region.

At the Copa!

Relax on the famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro

Delightful Desert

Explore the dry lands of the Atacama Desert

Incan Delights

Trek the Inca trail to magical Machu Pichu

And lots more ...


South America is a continent of diversity and colour. Trek the legendary Inca Trail and marvel at Machu Pichu, explore the beautiful islands of the Galapagos or head out into the Atacama Desert. Take a walk on the wild side in the amazing Amazon and head to the biggest party on earth - the Rio Carnival!


Once you get in touch we’ll endeavour to find out exactly what you’re looking for, recommending activities that perfectly complement your itinerary, suggest destinations off the beaten track, and handpick unique things to see and do in the places you want to visit, ensuring that your holiday is truly memorable.


Contact us and we'll tailor-made your holiday to South America


Contact our South America Holiday specialists at

Fill in your South America tailor-made holiday wish list and we'll do the rest!


Your South America Holiday Wish List .

Once you have a rough idea of what you would like to do and see on your holiday, please fill in our simple 'Holiday Wishlist'. We’ll fully discuss your requirements, perhaps make some suggestions and then get right to work on your quotation.

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