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.Read More
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
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Peru to Chile Express - 15 days||Lima, Peru||07 Jul 2017||USD $3,938||was $4,375 10% off|||
|Peru Encompassed - 21 Days||Lima, Peru||08 Jul 2017||USD $4,271||was $4,745 10% off|||
|South America Coast to Coast - 32 days||Lima, Peru||08 Jul 2017||USD $7,610||was $8,455 10% off|||
|Lima to Santiago - 21 days||Lima, Peru||08 Jul 2017||USD $5,198||was $5,775 10% off|||
|Best of Colombia - 14 days||Bogota, Colombia||09 Jul 2017||USD $2,264||was $2,515 10% off|||
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 public transport. We stay in a range of locally owned accommodation from simple hotels and guesthouses to campsites, home-stays and jungle lodges. So that you can make the most of your time in South America we include plenty of free time and lots fun and exciting optional activities from guided visits to museums and archaeological sites to paragliding, horse riding and cooking classes.
South America Private Tours
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.
South America Cruises
We offer a selection of cruises to the Galapagos Islands as well as a range of Antarctica Expedition Cruises. 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.
We specialise in planning holidays tailored to individual requirements, 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.
Explore the diverse countries of South America
South America tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.66 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews
We had a great time and it helped that the group got along so well. Our Guide Christian was well organised, reliable and liked by everyone. He was super efficient in getting us to our various destinations on time. He also knew lots of excellent restaurants so we were always sure of good meals. He managed to get the balance right between being very much part of the group but also standing back as well.
The various guides (Inca, Uyuni) were all very professional and friendly, in particular Sante (Inca). The drivers were also reliable. The only negative comments are regarding the hotel in La Paz and the dormitory on the last night in the desert before crossing from Bolivia to Chile. These were below the standards of the rest of the accommodation. I can be more forgiving of the dormitory but I think a better hotel could have been chosen in La Paz.”
Christian is a fantastic tour guide, always going above and beyond to help everyone in our group with their questions/needs etc.
The tour was excellent and thankfully great weather the entire trip. We really enjoyed it. ”
Wilson was one of the best guides I have come across during any trip. He was always helpful and gave us a lot of insights of the countries we visited. He even helped me apply for the Brazil visa as I couldn't do that in the home country. I was able to visit Brazil just because of his help.”
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.
Our guide to travelling through South America
Get the lowdown on what to expect with our handy travel guide for travelling to South America on a group tour with visa information and more about trekking the Inca Trail.
The top attractions in South America to include on your trip
Plan when to go with our guide on seasons and weather
Visa requirements for travel to South America
Information on obtaining your Inca Trail permit
The best ruins, when best to visit, places to stay & more
Available touring combinations in South America
More about our group tours to South America
Reviews from our travellers to South America
- Viva South America! A Journey Through a Restless Continent
by Oliver Balch
- The Motorcycle Diaries
by Ernesto Che Guevara
- Love in the Time of Cholera
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Facts about South America
- There are only two landlocked countries in South America - Paraguay and Bolivia.
- Evidence of human life in South America dates back to 9000BC and many indigenous cultures still survive today.
- South America is home to the driest place on earth as well as the world's largest river basin and longest mountain range.
South America Travel Advice:
We closely monitor the latest travel guidance to South America and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates for the countries in South America you are travelling to from the relevant advisory body in your country. For more specific country information, please refer to the relevant destination page on our website.
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.