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

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 21 Sep 2019 AUD $5,096 was $5,995 15% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 21 Sep 2019 AUD $5,691 was $6,695 15% off Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 06 Jul 2019 AUD $4,246 was $4,995 15% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 AUD $3,836 was $4,795 20% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cusco, Peru 10 Jul 2019 AUD $2,376 was $2,795 15% off Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map

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Machu Picchu by Train

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM AUD $4,795

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

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Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

Trip Type : Group Tours
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

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

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

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trip Type : Group Tours
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

Trip Type : Group Tours
11 days | FROM AUD $4,995

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

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Patagonian Panorama

Trip Type : Group Tours
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

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM AUD $6,695

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

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Patagonia In Style

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM AUD $8,995

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 AUD $6,395

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

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Journey Across South America

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 Days | FROM AUD $8,295

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

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Journey Across South America 2020

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 Days | FROM AUD $8,295

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

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Peru Encompassed

Trip Type : Group Tours
20 days | FROM AUD $8,295

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

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Argentina, Atacama & Andes

Trip Type : Group Tours
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

Trip Type : Group Tours
21 days | FROM AUD $11,295

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

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Galapagos Island Hopping

Trip Type : Group Tours
6 days | FROM AUD $3,395

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

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The Rio Carnival

Trip Type : Overland Adventures
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

Trip Type : Overland Adventures
12 Days | FROM AUD $1,415

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

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Footsteps of the Incas

Trip Type : Overland Adventures
17 Days | FROM AUD $1,680

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

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Brazil & Argentina Adventure

Trip Type : Overland Adventures
19 Days | FROM AUD $1,885

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

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Colombia to Ecuador Explorer

Trip Type : Overland Adventures
19 Days | FROM AUD $1,810

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

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Atacama, Salt Flats & Gauchos

Trip Type : Overland Adventures
21 Days | FROM AUD $2,055

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

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Trails to Titicaca

Trip Type : Overland Adventures
22 Days | FROM AUD $2,585

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

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Patagonia Adventurer

Trip Type : Overland Adventures
23 Days | FROM AUD $2,905

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

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Cusco to Santiago Overlander

Trip Type : Overland Adventures
32 Days | FROM AUD $3,390

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

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Classic Antarctica

Trip Type : Cruises
10 days | FROM AUD $8,195

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

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Polar Circle Quest

Trip Type : Cruises
12 days | FROM AUD $12,265

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

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Galapagos Discovered

Trip Type : Cruises
6 days | FROM AUD $7,545

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

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Galapagos Encounters

Trip Type : Cruises
7 days | FROM AUD $8,795

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

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Ultimate Galapagos

Trip Type : Cruises
10 days | FROM AUD $12,745

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

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Darwin’s Eden

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM AUD $9,245

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

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Caffe Colombia

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM AUD $4,895

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

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Lost City of Colombia

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM AUD $1,595

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

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Into the Incan Empire

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

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

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Highlights of Bolivia

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 days | FROM AUD $5,495

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

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Best of Patagonia

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM AUD $2,995

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

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Atacama & the North

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 Days | FROM AUD $6,495

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

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Way to Rio

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM AUD $3,495

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

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Capital to Cartagena

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM AUD $6,745

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 AUD $5,895

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

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Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Rio

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM AUD $3,495

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

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Peru & Iquitos Amazon Cruise

Trip Type : Private Tours
11 days | FROM AUD $11,395

Delve deep into the Amazon Rainforest in northern Peru on a luxury 4...

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Luxury Peru & Andean Explorer

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 days | FROM AUD $13,995

Discover Peru in style on this 12 day private tour which includes 2...

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North Argentina Highlights

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 days | FROM AUD $3,195

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 AUD $8,095

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

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Patagonia, Peaks & Glaciers

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 days | FROM AUD $6,545

Immerse yourself in the natural scenery of Argentina and Chile’s...

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Peru, Iguazu & Rio

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 days | FROM AUD $5,995

Embark on an epic two week tour of some of South America's most famous...

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Northern Peru Discovery

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM AUD $6,095

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

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Santiago to Patagonia

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM AUD $8,595

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 AUD $6,295

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 AUD $3,495

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

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Buenos Aires to the Amazon

Trip Type : Private Tours
15 days | FROM AUD $5,245

Combine the captivating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro,...

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Wilds of Ecuador

Trip Type : Private Tours
16 days | FROM AUD $14,245

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

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Colombia Encompassed

Trip Type : Private Tours
17 days | FROM AUD $10,495

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

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Peru, Canyon & Jungle

Trip Type : Private Tours
17 days | FROM AUD $5,845

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

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Andean Discovery

Trip Type : Private Tours
17 days | FROM AUD $10,195

Discover the highlights of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina on this 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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Overland Adventures

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Take the road less travelled and discover the real heart of a country, not just the highlights, on one of our South America Overland Adventures.

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Travelling through spectacular landscapes aboard large, purpose-built trucks, with all the equipment necessary for camping and cooking onboard, overlanding is all about the journey and not just the destination. Depending on the trip, we use a wide variety of accommodation varying from tents and multi-share hostels to comfortable hotels and homestays. The maximum group size is 22 and these are hands-on adventures where group participation is essential.

Whether you want to explore the wilds of Patagonia or hike to the lost city of Machu Picchu in Peru, safari in Brazil’s Pantanal or learn to be a gaucho on a ranch in Argentina, we offer an exciting range of Overland Adventures traversing Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

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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

View 25 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.

Explore the diverse countries of South America

South America tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.87 out of 5 based on 9 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews

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

All was great ”  

Lina Zakzeckyte • Submitted 15 Jan 2019

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
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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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Sitting atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer is undoubtedly one of the...