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.

South America Group Tours

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Ecuador Explorer

7 Days | FROM NZD $2,495

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

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Highlights of Ecuador

10 Days | FROM NZD $3,295

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

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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 $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...

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Machu Picchu by Train

9 days | FROM NZD $5,295

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

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

13 days | FROM NZD $6,645

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

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Inti Raymi Festival

13 days | FROM NZD $7,995

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

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Lima to La Paz

14 days | FROM NZD $7,595

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

South America Trekking Holidays

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Trek the Inca Trail

7 days | FROM NZD $2,295

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

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The Lares Trek

7 days | FROM NZD $2,095

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

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

8 days | FROM NZD $2,045

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

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Inca Trail Trek & Titicaca

9 days | FROM NZD $2,845

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 NZD $2,220

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

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Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

12 Days | FROM NZD $1,535

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

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Footsteps of the Incas

17 Days | FROM NZD $1,815

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

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Brazil & Argentina Adventure

19 Days | FROM NZD $2,040

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

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Colombia to Ecuador Explorer

19 Days | FROM NZD $1,960

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

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Atacama, Salt Flats & Gauchos

21 Days | FROM NZD $2,220

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

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Trails to Titicaca

22 Days | FROM NZD $2,800

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

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Patagonia Adventurer

23 Days | FROM NZD $3,130

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

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Cusco to Santiago Overlander

32 Days | FROM NZD $3,685

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 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 $4,995

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 NZD $5,995

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...

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


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 4.64 out of 5 based on 9 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews

The trip proved to be a phenomenal experience. I never thought I would have had the opportunity to travel to as many places in such a short time. Our Guide did a remarkable job and made the trip truly a memorable experience.”  

Jonathan Calelike • Submitted 13 Mar 2020

An amazing trip. Far exceeded our expectations. Everything was so well organised and when there were small hitches they were dealt with speedily and efficiently. FANTASTIC..”  

Peter Yeomann • Submitted 11 Mar 2020

Awesome!! Fantastic time was had. Very organised informative helpful and generally nice people !! Would definitely recommend them. ”  

Elizabeth Holland • Submitted 11 Mar 2020
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.

Recent Travel Articles on South America

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Good News Alert: Jaguar Numbers Increase in Iguazu National Park (7 minute read)

July 1, 2020 • Ben Bromley

At a time when biodiversity is taking a battering in South America, one tiny population of jaguars...

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December 17, 2019 • OTG Team

With 2020 now upon us and everyone around us dusting off those bucket lists to see where to travel...

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5 things to see and do in Peru

November 19, 2019 • OTG Team

Peru is a country so huge and varied that you’ll never fit everything in in one trip. To help you...