Discover the best of South America on our selection of tours or tailor-make your dream holiday to the land that's home to Machu Picchu and the Amazon

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.

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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 which to do first!

Top South America Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 09 Mar 2019 USD $3,479 was $3,865 10% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 17 Aug 2019 USD $3,596 was $3,995 10% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cusco, Peru 21 Aug 2019 USD $2,066 was $2,295 10% off Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 22 Dec 2018 USD $5,895 Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 22 Dec 2018 USD $5,095 Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map

South America

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trip Type : Group Tours
7 days | FROM USD $2,195

Hike the legendary Inca Trail and marvel at Machu Picchu, one of the...

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Machu Picchu by Train

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $3,665

Explore some of Peru’s most enchanting sites, from mighty...

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Amazon & Inca Trail

Trip Type : Group Tours
11 days | FROM USD $4,495

From Lima to Cuzco, explore the mighty Amazon jungle, visit the Sacred...

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Argentina, Atacama & Andes

Trip Type : Group Tours
20 days | FROM USD $5,995

From Buenos Aires set out on a wilderness adventure through Argentina,...

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Highlights of South America

Trip Type : Group Tours
21 days | FROM USD $6,595

Discover a cross section of cultures and landscapes travelling in...

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Patagonian Panorama

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM USD $3,995

From Santiago to Buenos Aires, take in the natural wonders of...

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Natural Wonders of Brazil

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM USD $4,995

Discover the natural wonders of Brazil in 12 captivating days. Take in...

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Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM USD $5,495

There are few countries on the planet as wrapped up in mystery as...

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM USD $4,885

From Lima to La Paz, explore the vast Amazon Jungle and meet the...

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Patagonia In Style

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM USD $5,995

Travel in style from Santiago to the southernmost reaches of Chile and...

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Classic Colombia

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM USD $4,595

Take in the highlights of captivating Colombia, wander around colonial...

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Peru Encompassed

Trip Type : Group Tours
20 days | FROM USD $4,995

Explore the incredibly diverse country of Peru and three of its...

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Journey Across South America

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 Days | FROM USD $4,995

Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific as you cross the diverse...

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Classic Antarctica

Trip Type : Cruises
10 days | FROM USD $7,385

Embark on a classic expedition to Antarctica from Ushuaia, through the...

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Galapagos Discovered

Trip Type : Cruises
6 days | FROM USD $6,815

Every year the Galapagos Islands tempt throngs of travellers to its...

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Polar Circle Quest

Trip Type : Cruises
12 days | FROM USD $11,045

Setting sail from Ushuaia, embark on an expedition to the Antarctic...

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Ultimate Galapagos

Trip Type : Cruises
10 days | FROM USD $11,395

Encounter sea lion colonies basking on pristine beaches, giant...

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Classic South Georgia

Trip Type : Cruises
20 days | FROM USD $13,815

From Ushuaia set sail towards the Falkland Islands before continuing...

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Galapagos Encounters

Trip Type : Cruises
7 days | FROM USD $7,895

Boasting an incredible array of endemic species from the blue-footed...

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Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Rio

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $3,345

Travel from Buenos Aires, Argentina's sultry capital to the vibrant...

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Into the Incan Empire

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $3,555

This classic journey through the Inca heartland of Peru takes you from...

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Way to Rio

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $2,595

Visit the spectacular Iguazu Falls before continuing on this 10 day...

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Darwin’s Eden

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $8,945

Travel to the islands that gave birth to Darwin’s theory of...

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Highlights of Bolivia

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 days | FROM USD $5,695

Travel from southern Peru into Bolivia, visit the Bolivian Highlands,...

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Atacama & the North

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 Days | FROM USD $5,945

Get off the beaten track in Chile’s northern reaches with this...

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Lost City of Colombia

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $1,495

Trek through lush jungle and local settlements to uncover Colombia's...

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Best of Patagonia

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $3,265

Find yourself seduced by elegant Buenos Aires and thoroughly...

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Caffe Colombia

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $4,495

Take in the highlights of Colombia in 8 captivating days, from the...

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North Argentina Highlights

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 days | FROM USD $3,375

Take a journey through Argentina’s great rugged northwest, a land of...

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Avenue of the Volcanoes

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 days | FROM USD $7,955

Discover the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes with this adventure from...

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Northern Peru Discovery

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM USD $5,435

Explore Peru’s less-visited yet archaeologically-rich northern...

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Santiago to Patagonia

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM USD $8,665

Discover Chile in all its glorious natural beauty from the glittering...

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Chile and the Lake District

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM USD $5,855

Get behind the wheel for this classic self-drive tour of Chile from...

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Waterfalls Wine & Wilderness

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM USD $3,355

Sample Argentina’s great outdoors with this trip from the...

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Wilds of Ecuador

Trip Type : Private Tours
16 days | FROM USD $13,585

Embark on an incredible adventure through the wilds of Ecuador from...

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Peru, Canyon & Jungle

Trip Type : Private Tours
17 days | FROM USD $5,675

Discover the treasures of Peru from the spectacular depths of Colca...

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Capital to Cartagena

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $6,295

Trace the turbulent history and admire the progress of Colombia as you...

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Bogota to Tayrona

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $5,545

From Bogota - Colombia's capital city, travel north to the spectacular...

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Colombia Encompassed

Trip Type : Private Tours
17 days | FROM USD $9,695

Take in the best that Colombia has to offer on this fantastic 17 day...

Our South America Trip Types

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Group Tours

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Our 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.

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All of the tours are escorted by an experienced tour leader who will provide a fascinating insight into the destinations you visit, organise day to day activities and give advice on where to eat or shop along the way. We stay in a range of quality 3 - 4 star hotels and use private transportation as much as possible to ensure that you travel in comfort. So that you can make the most of your time in South America we combine guided tours of all the key highlights with free time for you to enjoy a range of optional activities or simply relax.

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Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

We specialise in planning holidays tailored to individual requirements.

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Meaning if you let us know where you’d like to go, what you’d like to see and what standard of accommodation you prefer, our team will whip up your perfect South American adventure. Whether you want to explore Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile or Brazil on their own, or combine them for an epic journey, just let us know and we’ll do the rest.

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Cruises

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We offer a selection of cruises to the Galapagos Islands as well as a range of Antarctica Expedition Cruises.

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Our trips to the Galapagos include stops at a number of islands, where you get to explore volcanic sand beaches, secluded bays and discover an abundance of wildlife unique to the region. And on our polar journeys, we set sail from Ushuaia in Argentina and take in the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and Polar Circle, as well as the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

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Private Tours

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Discover South America on one of our thoughtfully designed private tours that take in the best of Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil and Bolivia with unique itineraries that cover lesser visited sites and get you off the beaten track.

Explore the diverse countries of South America

South America tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews

Sebastian was very knowledgable and enthusiastic, but it would have been nice to have a bit of time on our own - particularly to have a meal together on our own in the Amazon. Jose was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Cusco and the Incas. All parts of the tour were very well organised and we felt we were in safe hands and had no problems at all.”  

Jane Green • Submitted 25 May 2018

An amazing trip. Far exceeded our expectations. Everything was so well organised and when there were small hitches they were dealt with speedily and efficiently . Our guide Alina was amazing, so relaxed but super efficient in a totally non threatening way. She held together a disparate group of people in a manner that I'm sure made everyone feel safe , valued, respected. She was also great fun. An exceptional young woman. The only small let down was the 2 nd hostel in Bolivia which I felt fell well under standards experienced on the rest of the tour. No real washing facilities other than when camping isn't really acceptable in this day and age. But a very minor point. Otherwise FANTASTIC..”  

Jennifer Yeoman • Submitted 13 Dec 2017

Was very impressed with the organization of this trip. Darwing was great and knowledgable. The Inca trail was amazing. Our 2 guides - Ronald Ccana Sotalero and Guillermo Sana Cusi went above and beyond to make this a once in a lifetime excursion. They were excellent on the trail. The equipment, food - just everything - exceeded my expectations. If it wasn't for the guides encouragement and help I don't think my friend would have made it. Can not say enough about them and the Peruvian Sacred tour group.”  

Barbara Ramage • Submitted 1 Dec 2017
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The best of South America's landscapes

South America is a continent of tremendous contrast when it comes to natural beauty from the vivid blue expanse of Lake Titicaca in Peru to the dazzling salt flats of Bolivia, the mighty volcanoes of Ecuador to the parched deserts of Chile, the stunning scenery of Argentina's Patagonia to the thundering cascades of Iguazu Falls in Brazil - discover this and much more with our range of tours to South America.

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