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.

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 £2,359 was £3,145 25% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 £1,909 was £2,545 25% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 £2,768 was £3,460 20% off Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 £2,196 was £2,745 20% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Footsteps of the Incas - 17 Days Lima, Peru 26 Oct 2019 £795 was £935 15% off Footsteps of the Incas - 17 Days Map

South America Independent Private Tours

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Darwin’s Eden

8 days | FROM £4,845

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

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Caffe Colombia

8 days | FROM £2,595

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

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Lost City of Colombia

8 days | FROM £835

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

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Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM £2,305

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

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Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM £2,895

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

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Best of Patagonia

10 days | FROM £1,545

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

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Atacama & the North

10 Days | FROM £3,245

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

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Way to Rio

10 days | FROM £1,795

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

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Capital to Cartagena

10 days | FROM £3,510

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

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Bogota to Tayrona

10 days | FROM £3,095

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

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Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Rio

10 days | FROM £1,795

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

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Peru & Iquitos Amazon Cruise

11 days | FROM £5,995

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

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Luxury Peru & Andean Explorer

12 days | FROM £7,345

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

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North Argentina Highlights

12 days | FROM £1,595

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

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Avenue of the Volcanoes

13 days | FROM £4,295

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

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Patagonia, Peaks & Glaciers

13 days | FROM £3,245

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

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Peru, Iguazu & Rio

13 days | FROM £3,145

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 £3,145

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

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Santiago to Patagonia

14 days | FROM £4,245

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

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Chile and the Lake District

14 days | FROM £3,145

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

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Waterfalls Wine & Wilderness

14 days | FROM £1,745

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

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Buenos Aires to the Amazon

15 days | FROM £2,620

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

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Wilds of Ecuador

16 days | FROM £7,495

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

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Colombia Encompassed

17 days | FROM £5,495

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

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Peru, Canyon & Jungle

17 days | FROM £3,095

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

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Andean Discovery

17 days | FROM £5,095

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 £2,845

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

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Natural Wonders of Brazil

12 days | FROM £2,945

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

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Patagonia In Style

14 days | FROM £4,095

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

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Classic Colombia

16 days | FROM £2,695

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

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Journey Across South America

19 Days | FROM £3,595

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

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Journey Across South America 2020

19 Days | FROM £3,595

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

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Peru Encompassed

20 days | FROM £3,495

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

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Argentina, Atacama & Andes

20 days | FROM £3,995

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

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Highlights of South America

21 days | FROM £4,845

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Galapagos Island Hopping

6 days | FROM £1,695

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 £790

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

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Footsteps of the Incas

17 Days | FROM £935

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

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Brazil & Argentina Adventure

19 Days | FROM £1,050

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

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Colombia to Ecuador Explorer

19 Days | FROM £1,010

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

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Atacama, Salt Flats & Gauchos

21 Days | FROM £1,145

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

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Trails to Titicaca

22 Days | FROM £1,440

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

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Patagonia Adventurer

23 Days | FROM £1,615

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

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Cusco to Santiago Overlander

32 Days | FROM £1,890

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

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The Rio Carnival

6 days | FROM £1,155

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 £4,785

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

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Polar Circle Quest

12 days | FROM £8,500

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

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Cruise Antarctica & Solar Eclipse 2021

15 Days | FROM £13,395

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

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Solar Eclipse & Antarctica Explorer 2021

20 Days | FROM £17,545

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

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Galapagos Discovered

6 days | FROM £3,745

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

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Galapagos Encounters

7 days | FROM £4,345

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

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Ultimate Galapagos

10 days | FROM £6,345

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 £2,545

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

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

14 days | FROM £3,145

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

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Amazon & Inca Trail

11 days | FROM £2,745

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

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Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

14 days | FROM £3,460

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 £1,495

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 £1,895

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

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Patagonia, Glaciers & Eclipse 2020

9 days | FROM £2,345

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 £2,795

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

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Argentina Eclipse Express 2020

4 days | FROM £1,145

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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