South America

South America is a large and diverse continent, comprising such destinations as Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Bolivia and Chile. Dominated by the Amazon Rainforest and the incredible Patagonia region, it is also home to incredible cities, notably Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. And just off the southern tip of South America lies Antarctica, the uninhabited seventh continent and a next level adventure travel destination of its own.


Famous for

People travel to South America for a variety of reasons, but here are three of the most popular:

A jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal Wetlands at night


The Amazon Rainforest covers much of the South American continent. It is home to all manner of creatures including jaguars, tapirs and caiman crocodiles – it’s the most biodiverse place on Earth! The Pantanal is similarly wild, the Galapagos Islands are home to unique species and Antarctica is the world’s greatest wilderness, home to whales, seals and penguins!

Ancient lost cities

The historic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and the most popular attraction on the continent. Lost to humanity until its rediscovery in 1911, the city was never discovered by the Spanish Conquistadors. But now it is ready to share its secrets with the world – we visit on all of our Peru tours!

Lively urban centres

Although best known for its natural wonders, the modern cities of South America are worthy of your time, bursting with culture, history and food to die for. From sensual Buenos Aires and lofty La Paz to the party town of Rio de Janeiro, vibrant Lima and Ushuaia, the most southern city in the world.

Find articles and guides to some of our most popular travel destinations. Find your next South American adventure!

Our tours help you discover the best of South America whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy the experience – leave the planning to us.

Peru tours

Our Peru tours take in all the highlights of the country, including Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and the Amazon Rainforest. Many of our trips also go on to explore Bolivia and other nearby destinations.

Chile tours

More than 2,400km long but in some places just 90km wide, Chile is as diverse as it is unusual. From sizzling Santiago to the glaciers and mountains of Patagonia, and everything in between! Our tours take in the best of Chile!

Antarctica tours

Access to the seventh continent comes from the tip of South America, and travellers on our trips get to join an exclusive club of people who have visited the remotest part of the planet. Perfect if you prefer penguins to people!

Discover more tour destinations of South America

Discover South America for yourself with our range of tour packages.

Our latest inspiration

Our latest guides and travel inspiration for South America!

Find tour ideas relevant for you

Solo female traveller at the Angkor Temple Complex, Cambodia

Solo travellers

Start your solo adventure, meet new people and explore.

A senior couple eating and drinking wine in Italy


Discover life after 50, find our top tour picks for relaxation and cultural experiences for the over 50’s


Share unforgettable moments, tour recommendations for families

Join On The Go Tours!

Subscribe today for news, the best discounts, and information about our latest trips!

You have successfully subscribed.