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

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 28 Oct 2017 USD $3,036 was $3,795 20% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Jungle & Inca Trek - 11 days Lima, Peru 28 Oct 2017 USD $3,196 was $3,995 20% off Jungle & Inca Trek - 11 days Map
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cuzco, Peru 15 Nov 2017 USD $1,726 was $2,030 15% off Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 23 Dec 2017 USD $5,219 was $6,140 15% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Peru Encompassed - 21 Days Lima, Peru 30 Sep 2017 USD $4,535 Peru Encompassed - 21 Days Map
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South America Group Tours

Machu Picchu by Train

8 days | FROM USD $3,795

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

Jungle & Inca Trek

11 days | FROM USD $3,995

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

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 days | FROM USD $2,030

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

Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

14 days | FROM USD $4,995

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

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Rio Carnival City Break

6 days | FROM USD $1,845

Witness the world's largest street party in Rio de Janeiro in 2018....

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Rio Carnival Beach Break

6 days | FROM USD $2,385

Join the revellery of Rio Carnival in 2018, famed as the world's...

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Ecuador Explorer

8 days | FROM USD $1,395

Discover the highlights of Ecuador in 8 days, from the dizzy heights...

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Cartagena to Bogota

8 days | FROM USD $1,425

Say hola to Colombia with this short and sweet tour, including a visit...

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Buenos Aires to Rio Express

6 days | FROM USD $2,195

Travel from Buenos Aires - the Paris of South America, to Rio de...

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South American Express

11 days | FROM USD $3,295

Departing Santiago visit Argentina's premier wine region before...

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Amazon & the Inca Trail

11 days | FROM USD $3,595

This tour will take you through forests, jungles, mountains and more...

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Trek the Inca Trail

7 days | FROM USD $1,795

Discover the magic of one of the most famous treks in the world on...

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Best of Colombia

14 days | FROM USD $2,395

Discover the best of Colombia in 14 days. Wander through colonial...

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Peru to Chile Express

15 days | FROM USD $3,995

Kicking off in Lima, continue on to explore the world-famous Machu...

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Totally Peru

19 days | FROM USD $4,395

Absorb Peru’s majestic spirit completely with this all-encompassing...

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Peru Encompassed

21 Days | FROM USD $4,535

Absorb Peru’s majestic spirit completely with this all-encompassing...

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Lima to Santiago

21 days | FROM USD $5,515

Experience a different adventure every day with this unique journey...

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Highlights of Ecuador & Peru

26 days | FROM USD $5,385

Journey through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery as we...

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South America Coast to Coast

32 days | FROM USD $8,455

Take in the highlights of South America in just 32 days on this...

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 Cruises

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Classic Antarctica

10 days | FROM USD $7,385

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

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Galapagos Discovered

6 days | FROM USD $6,535

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

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Polar Circle Quest

12 days | FROM USD $11,045

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

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Ultimate Galapagos

10 days | FROM USD $10,925

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

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Classic South Georgia

20 days | FROM USD $13,815

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

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Galapagos Encounters

7 days | FROM USD $7,595

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

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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.

South America Private Tours

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Easter Island Explorer

4 days | FROM USD $1,435

Spend four days exploring Easter Island, located in the Pacific Ocean...

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Way to Rio

8 days | FROM USD $2,675

Set out from Iguazu on an 8 day adventure that takes you to the...

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Darwin’s Eden

9 days | FROM USD $9,265

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

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Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM USD $5,125

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

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Atacama & the North

10 Days | FROM USD $5,395

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

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Lost City of Colombia

8 days | FROM USD $1,345

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

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Best of Patagonia

10 days | FROM USD $3,095

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

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Caffe Colombia

8 days | FROM USD $2,095

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

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North Argentina Highlights

12 days | FROM USD $3,195

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

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Avenue of the Volcanoes

13 days | FROM USD $7,275

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

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Northern Peru Discovery

14 days | FROM USD $5,165

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

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Santiago to Patagonia

14 days | FROM USD $7,795

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

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Chile and the Lake District

14 days | FROM USD $5,295

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

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Waterfalls Wine & Wilderness

14 days | FROM USD $3,185

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

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Wilds of Ecuador

16 days | FROM USD $12,285

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

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Peru, Canyon & Jungle

17 days | FROM USD $5,385

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

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Colombia Encompassed

17 days | FROM USD $7,465

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

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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.

South America Tailor-made Holidays

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.

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South America tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.68 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews

Our tour leader, Manny Salorio, was with us every step of the way. He was compassionate, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic in going above and beyond his duties as a leader. He always shared his expertise and accompanied us on his suggested places for dinners, shopping and other activists. He made the trip very successful.

The trip was excillerating and full of adventure. We experienced things that we didn't know were possible. ”  

Mary Colette Rosario • Submitted 17 Jul 2017

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.”  

Gail Macindoe • Submitted 7 Dec 2016

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. ”  

Elizabeth Wong • Submitted 29 Nov 2016
Santiago to Lima - 21 days
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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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