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

From the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the spectacular glaciers of Patagonia, and the winding waterways of the Amazon to the expansive desert of the Atacama, South America sets the stage for a host of adventures and thrilling experiences.

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As one of the continent's most visited countries, Peru is a treasure trove of Incan ruins and historic colonial towns with one of the world's most popular treks - the famed Inca Trail. In Ecuador you'll find the colourful indigenous tribes of the Amazon and the incredible Galapagos, home to a staggering array of species found nowhere else on the planet. Head to Brazil for the ultimate party in Rio or play with perspective at the awe-inspiring salt flats of Bolivia. Foodies will find heaven in Argentina with phenomenal steak and world-class wines whilst neighbouring Chile will delight with picture-perfect volcanoes and pristine lakes.

Journey to South America with On the Go for an overland adventure staying at locally owned accommodation and using public transport or design your own tour with our tailor-made service.

Top South America Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingPriceMap
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 21 Mar 2020 AUD $2,498 was $4,995 2-for-1 Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cusco, Peru 25 Mar 2020 AUD $1,398 was $2,795 2-for-1 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 AUD $2,998 was $5,995 2-for-1 Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 AUD $2,748 was $5,495 2-for-1 Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 AUD $3,348 was $6,695 2-for-1 Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map

South America Group Tours

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 days | FROM AUD $2,795

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

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Amazon & Inca Trail

11 days | FROM AUD $4,995

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

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Machu Picchu by Train

8 days | FROM AUD $5,495

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

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Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

14 days | FROM AUD $6,695

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

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

14 days | FROM AUD $5,995

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

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Machu Picchu by Train 2020

9 days | FROM AUD $4,595

Discover the incredible highlights of Peru, from the buzzing culinary...

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca 2020

13 days | FROM AUD $5,795

Explore the Amazon, Inca Ruins, Lake Titicaca and much more on this 13...

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Lima to La Paz

14 days | FROM AUD $6,595

From Peru to Bolivia, Lima to La Paz, we take a tour of some of the...

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Ecuador Explorer

7 Days | FROM AUD $2,295

Explore volcanoes, a cloud forest and beautiful colonial towns as you...

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Highlights of Ecuador

10 Days | FROM AUD $2,995

Discover one of the most diverse countries in South America, from...

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Patagonian Panorama

12 days | FROM AUD $6,595

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

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Natural Wonders of Brazil

12 days | FROM AUD $6,695

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

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Inti Raymi Festival

13 days | FROM AUD $6,995

Join us on this special trip through Peru, combining the incredible...

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Patagonia In Style

14 days | FROM AUD $8,995

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

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Classic Colombia

16 days | FROM AUD $6,395

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

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Journey Across South America

19 Days | FROM AUD $8,595

Cross the width of South America from the Pacific to the Atlantic...

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Peru Encompassed

20 days | FROM AUD $8,295

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

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Argentina, Atacama & Andes

20 days | FROM AUD $9,295

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

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Highlights of South America

21 days | FROM AUD $11,295

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

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Galapagos Island Hopping

6 days | FROM AUD $3,395

Discover one of the planet’s top wildlife destinations on a 6-day...

South America Trekking Holidays

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Trek the Inca Trail

7 days | FROM AUD $1,995

Hike the world famous Inca Trail, taking you along a sacred pilgrimage...

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The Lares Trek

7 days | FROM AUD $1,895

Discover the ancient city of Cusco before embarking on an exciting 4...

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

8 days | FROM AUD $1,795

Hike the incredible Salkantay Trek before reaching the incredible and...

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Inca Trail Trek & Titicaca

9 days | FROM AUD $2,595

Hike the world famous Inca Trail, taking you along a sacred pilgrimage...

South America Overland Adventures

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The Rio Carnival

6 days | FROM AUD $2,075

Join the world’s biggest party for six days of street festivals,...

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Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

12 Days | FROM AUD $1,435

Discover the heartland of the Incas and the incredible scenery of the...

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Footsteps of the Incas

17 Days | FROM AUD $1,700

Packing the highlights of Peru into one 17-day adventure, this...

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Brazil & Argentina Adventure

19 Days | FROM AUD $1,905

Connecting two of South America’s most iconic cities, this 19-day...

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Colombia to Ecuador Explorer

19 Days | FROM AUD $1,830

Travel south from Cartagena along Colombia’s beautiful Caribbean...

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Atacama, Salt Flats & Gauchos

21 Days | FROM AUD $2,075

Embark on an overland adventure from La Paz to Santiago, taking in the...

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Trails to Titicaca

22 Days | FROM AUD $2,625

Taking in the very best of Peru, this 22-day overland adventure visits...

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Patagonia Adventurer

23 Days | FROM AUD $2,925

Get off the beaten track on this 23-day adventure visiting the...

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Cusco to Santiago Overlander

32 Days | FROM AUD $3,450

An epic overland journey through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile,...

South America Total Solar Eclipse Tours

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Buenos Aires & Argentina Eclipse 2020

7 days | FROM AUD $3,245

Combine Argentina's bustling capital of Buenos Aires with the stunning...

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Patagonia, Glaciers & Eclipse 2020

9 days | FROM AUD $3,995

Journey from Buenos Aires to El Calafate on this 9-day group tour of...

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Argentina, Eclipse & Chile 2020

10 days | FROM AUD $4,895

Travel from Buenos Aires to Santiago and witness the total solar...

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Argentina Eclipse Express 2020

4 days | FROM AUD $1,995

Watch the incredible 2020 total solar eclipse in style on this 4-day...

More South America Tours

Deck on the Ushuaia

Expedition Cruises

Plan Your Dream Holiday

Our Antarctica Expedition Cruises offer intrepid travellers the opportunity to journey to the end of the world on a thrilling voyage. Setting sail from the port of Ushuaia, Argentina, on an ice-strengthened polar vessel our expedition cruises take in the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and Polar Circle, as well as the Falkland Islands and South Georgia on our 20 day Classic South Georgia itinerary.

Anahi Catamaran South Plazas

Cruises

Plan Your Dream Holiday

We offer a selection of Galapagos Islands cruises which 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.

Machu Pichu

Private Tours

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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.

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 Tailor-made team will expertly craft 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 4.79 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews

Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and approachable.”  

Jacqueline Wayment • Submitted 6 Nov 2019

Overall, I enjoyed the tour. The accommodations throughout the tour were satisfactory. I especially liked the hotel in the Sacred Valley. Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion was a very pleasant stay as well. I wish we had more time to explore the area around Ollantaytambo. For the sites we visited in and around Cusco, I wished we had more time to explore each site. ”  

Helen Teng • Submitted 8 Aug 2019

Sebastian in Lima and Jose in Cusco we’re both amazing, they had a wealth of knowledge and a lovely disposition.”  

Kirsty Dimond • Submitted 20 Mar 2019
Natural Wonders Galore
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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