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

Stretching from the dense rainforests in the north to the spectacular glaciers of Patagonia in the south, the continent of South America is a land of incredible geography and natural beauty. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, South America also has its fair share of white sand beaches and desert coastal plains with plenty of charming colonial towns throughout.

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In Peru you'll find superb Inca ruins including the iconic Machu Picchu as well as the wildlife-rich Amazon Rainforest, shared by neighbouring Ecuador and Brazil, home to one of the world's most colourful parties. The Galapagos are high on any nature lover's bucket list, home to a stunning variety of endemic species whilst Bolivia's salt flats provide an other-worldly experience. Discover the pristine lake district of Chile or marvel at the icy wall of Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina.

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

Top South America Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom GBPDealMap
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 12 Aug 2017 £1,676 was £2,095 20% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Jungle & Inca Trek - 11 days Lima, Peru 28 Oct 2017 £2,036 was £2,395 15% off Jungle & Inca Trek - 11 days Map
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 28 Oct 2017 £2,678 was £2,975 10% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Highlights of Ecuador & Peru - 26 days Quito, Ecuador 02 Aug 2017 £3,555 Highlights of Ecuador & Peru - 26 days Map
Ecuador Explorer - 8 days Quito, Ecuador 02 Aug 2017 £925 Ecuador Explorer - 8 days Map
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South America Group Tours

Machu Picchu by Train

8 days | FROM £1,995

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

Jungle & Inca Trek

11 days | FROM £2,395

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

Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

14 days | FROM £2,975

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

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Rio Carnival City Break

6 days | FROM £1,335

Witness the world's largest street party in Rio de Janeiro in 2018. in...

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Rio Carnival Beach Break

6 days | FROM £1,715

Join the revellery of Rio Carnival in 2018, famed as the world's Shack...

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Ecuador Explorer

8 days | FROM £865

Discover the highlights of Ecuador in 8 days, from the dizzy heights a...

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Cartagena to Bogota

8 days | FROM £875

Say hola to Colombia with this short and sweet tour, including a visit...

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South American Express

11 days | FROM £2,125

Departing Santiago visit Argentina's premier wine region before Buenos...

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Amazon & the Inca Trail

11 days | FROM £1,995

This tour will take you through forests, jungles, mountains and more...

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Trek the Inca Trail

7 days | FROM £995

Discover the magic of one of the most famous treks in the world on and...

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 days | FROM £1,145

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

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Best of Colombia

14 days | FROM £1,525

Discover the best of Colombia in 14 days. Wander through colonial the...

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Peru to Chile Express

15 days | FROM £2,525

Kicking off in Lima, continue on to explore the world-famous Machu and...

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Peru Explorer

16 days | FROM £3,635

Embark on an extraordinary overland journey through the spectacular of...

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Peru Encompassed

21 Days | FROM £2,855

Absorb Peru’s majestic spirit completely with this all-encompassing...

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Lima to Santiago

21 days | FROM £3,475

Experience a different adventure every day with this unique journey to...

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Highlights of Ecuador & Peru

26 days | FROM £3,395

Journey through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery as we a...

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South America Coast to Coast

32 days | FROM £5,345

Take in the highlights of South America in just 32 days on this tour...

Our adventurous 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. Our tour leaders will point you in the right direction, whether it is where to shop, eat or witness incredible wildlife and the majority of our carefully planned itineraries utilise public transport. We stay in a range of locally owned accommodation from simple hotels and guesthouses to campsites, home-stays and jungle lodges. So that you can make the most of your time in South America we include plenty of free time and lots fun and exciting optional activities from guided visits to museums and archaeological sites to paragliding, horse riding and cooking classes.

South America Cruises

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Classic Antarctica

10 days | FROM £4,555

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

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Galapagos Discovered

6 days | FROM £3,295

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

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Polar Circle Quest

12 days | FROM £6,815

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

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Ultimate Galapagos

10 days | FROM £5,515

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

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Classic South Georgia

20 days | FROM £8,525

From Ushuaia set sail towards the Falkland Islands before continuing...

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Galapagos Encounters

7 days | FROM £3,835

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

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We offer a selection of cruises to the Galapagos Islands as well as a range of Antarctica Expedition Cruises. 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.

South America Private Tours

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Easter Island Explorer

4 days | FROM £1,045

Spend four days exploring Easter Island, located in the Pacific Ocean...

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Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM £1,465

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

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Way to Rio

8 days | FROM £1,445

Set out from Iguazu on an 8 day adventure that takes you to the city a...

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Darwin’s Eden

9 days | FROM £5,025

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

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Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM £2,785

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

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Atacama & the North

10 Days | FROM £2,935

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

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Lost City of Colombia

8 days | FROM £735

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

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Best of Patagonia

10 days | FROM £1,685

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

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Caffe Colombia

8 days | FROM £1,135

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

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North Argentina Highlights

12 days | FROM £1,735

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

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Avenue of the Volcanoes

13 days | FROM £3,945

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

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Northern Peru Discovery

14 days | FROM £2,795

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

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Santiago to Patagonia

14 days | FROM £4,225

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

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Chile and the Lake District

14 days | FROM £2,865

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

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Waterfalls Wine & Wilderness

14 days | FROM £1,725

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

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Wilds of Ecuador

16 days | FROM £6,655

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

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Peru, Canyon & Jungle

17 days | FROM £2,915

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

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Colombia Encompassed

17 days | FROM £4,045

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

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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, 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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South America tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.66 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews

We had a great time and it helped that the group got along so well. Our Guide Christian was well organised, reliable and liked by everyone. He was super efficient in getting us to our various destinations on time. He also knew lots of excellent restaurants so we were always sure of good meals. He managed to get the balance right between being very much part of the group but also standing back as well.

The various guides (Inca, Uyuni) were all very professional and friendly, in particular Sante (Inca). The drivers were also reliable. The only negative comments are regarding the hotel in La Paz and the dormitory on the last night in the desert before crossing from Bolivia to Chile. These were below the standards of the rest of the accommodation. I can be more forgiving of the dormitory but I think a better hotel could have been chosen in La Paz.”  

Gail Macindoe • Submitted 7 Dec 2016

Christian is a fantastic tour guide, always going above and beyond to help everyone in our group with their questions/needs etc.

The tour was excellent and thankfully great weather the entire trip. We really enjoyed it. ”  

Elizabeth Wong • Submitted 29 Nov 2016
Santiago to Lima - 21 days

Wilson was one of the best guides I have come across during any trip. He was always helpful and gave us a lot of insights of the countries we visited. He even helped me apply for the Brazil visa as I couldn't do that in the home country. I was able to visit Brazil just because of his help.”  

Ronak Gupta • Submitted 20 Sep 2016
Sth America Coast to Coast ex Rio - 32 days
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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