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 extraordinary natural wonder from the mighty Iguazu Falls to the parched desert of the Atacama. Rivers wind their way through the lush rainforest of the Amazon whilst glaciers slowly inch their way through dramatic mountain ranges in Patagonia and perfectly formed volcanoes reflect their images in pristine lakes.

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The range of outdoor adventure is vast but South America provides an equally diverse cultural experience with charming colonial towns where grand churches overlook lively plazas, and remarkable Incan ruins that display ancient ingenuity. Indigenous peoples throughout the land live according to age-old traditions and flock to colourful markets whilst deep in the cities you'll discover sensual rhythms that have given birth to world-famous dance traditions from Colombian salsa to Argentine tango.

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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Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 NZD $4,046 was $5,395 25% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 04 Jan 2020 NZD $5,171 was $6,895 25% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 NZD $5,396 was $5,995 10% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 NZD $7,016 was $7,795 10% off Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Patagonia In Style - 14 days Santiago, Chile 27 Oct 2019 NZD $9,356 was $10,395 10% off Patagonia In Style - 14 days Map

South America Independent Private Tours

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Darwin’s Eden

8 days | FROM NZD $10,695

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

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Caffe Colombia

8 days | FROM NZD $5,645

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

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Lost City of Colombia

8 days | FROM NZD $1,845

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

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Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM NZD $5,195

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

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Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM NZD $6,295

Discover the highlights of Bolivia as you visit the Bolivian...

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Best of Patagonia

10 days | FROM NZD $3,495

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

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Atacama & the North

10 Days | FROM NZD $7,445

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

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Way to Rio

10 days | FROM NZD $3,995

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

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Capital to Cartagena

10 days | FROM NZD $7,795

Trace the turbulent history and admire the progress of Colombia as you...

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Bogota to Tayrona

10 days | FROM NZD $6,895

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

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Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Rio

10 days | FROM NZD $4,045

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

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Peru & Iquitos Amazon Cruise

11 days | FROM NZD $12,995

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

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Luxury Peru & Andean Explorer

12 days | FROM NZD $16,395

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

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North Argentina Highlights

12 days | FROM NZD $3,645

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

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Avenue of the Volcanoes

13 days | FROM NZD $9,295

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

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Patagonia, Peaks & Glaciers

13 days | FROM NZD $7,495

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

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Peru, Iguazu & Rio

13 days | FROM NZD $6,845

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

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Northern Peru Discovery

14 days | FROM NZD $6,945

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

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Santiago to Patagonia

14 days | FROM NZD $9,845

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

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Chile and the Lake District

14 days | FROM NZD $7,245

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

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Waterfalls Wine & Wilderness

14 days | FROM NZD $3,995

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

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Buenos Aires to the Amazon

15 days | FROM NZD $6,095

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

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Wilds of Ecuador

16 days | FROM NZD $16,395

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

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Colombia Encompassed

17 days | FROM NZD $12,045

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

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Peru, Canyon & Jungle

17 days | FROM NZD $6,745

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

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Andean Discovery

17 days | FROM NZD $11,745

Discover the highlights of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina on this 17 day...

South America Handpicked Group Tours

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Patagonian Panorama

12 days | FROM NZD $7,595

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

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Natural Wonders of Brazil

12 days | FROM NZD $7,795

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

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Patagonia In Style

14 days | FROM NZD $10,395

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

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Classic Colombia

16 days | FROM NZD $7,295

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

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Journey Across South America

19 Days | FROM NZD $9,495

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

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Journey Across South America 2020

19 Days | FROM NZD $10,095

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

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Peru Encompassed

20 days | FROM NZD $9,595

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

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Argentina, Atacama & Andes

20 days | FROM NZD $10,795

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

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Highlights of South America

21 days | FROM NZD $12,995

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

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Galapagos Island Hopping

6 days | FROM NZD $3,945

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

South America Budget Overland Adventures

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Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

12 Days | FROM NZD $1,515

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

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Footsteps of the Incas

17 Days | FROM NZD $1,795

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

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Brazil & Argentina Adventure

19 Days | FROM NZD $2,015

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

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Colombia to Ecuador Explorer

19 Days | FROM NZD $1,940

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

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Atacama, Salt Flats & Gauchos

21 Days | FROM NZD $2,200

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

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Trails to Titicaca

22 Days | FROM NZD $2,760

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

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Patagonia Adventurer

23 Days | FROM NZD $3,110

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

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Cusco to Santiago Overlander

32 Days | FROM NZD $3,630

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

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The Rio Carnival

6 days | FROM NZD $2,220

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

South America Handpicked Cruises

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Classic Antarctica

10 days | FROM NZD $9,845

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

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Polar Circle Quest

12 days | FROM NZD $14,725

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

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Cruise Antarctica & Solar Eclipse 2021

15 Days | FROM NZD $25,445

Explore the remote and wildlife-rich Antarctic Peninsula on this...

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Solar Eclipse & Antarctica Explorer 2021

20 Days | FROM NZD $33,245

Discover breathtaking scenery, endless oceans and wonderful wildlife...

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Galapagos Discovered

6 days | FROM NZD $8,695

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

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Galapagos Encounters

7 days | FROM NZD $10,095

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

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Ultimate Galapagos

10 days | FROM NZD $14,645

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

South America Signature Group Tours

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Machu Picchu by Train

8 days | FROM NZD $5,395

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

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

14 days | FROM NZD $6,895

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

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Amazon & Inca Trail

11 days | FROM NZD $5,995

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

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Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

14 days | FROM NZD $7,795

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

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 days | FROM NZD $2,995

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

South America Handpicked Total Solar Eclipse Tours

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Buenos Aires & Argentina Eclipse 2020

7 days | FROM NZD $3,745

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

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Patagonia, Glaciers & Eclipse 2020

9 days | FROM NZD $4,595

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 NZD $5,595

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

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Argentina Eclipse Express 2020

4 days | FROM NZD $2,245

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

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.

Explore the diverse countries of South America

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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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