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
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 31 Mar 2018 £2,372 was £2,635 10% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 31 Mar 2018 £3,164 was £3,515 10% off Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 31 Mar 2018 £1,976 was £2,195 10% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cuzco, Peru 04 Apr 2018 £1,319 was £1,465 10% off Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map
Peru to Chile Express - 15 days Lima, Peru 02 Mar 2018 £2,060 was £2,575 20% off Peru to Chile Express - 15 days Map
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South America Group Tours

Machu Picchu by Train

8 days | FROM £2,195

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

Cartagena to Bogota

8 days | FROM £1,015

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

Buenos Aires to Rio Express

6 days | FROM £1,335

Travel from Buenos Aires - the Paris of South America, to Rio de...

South American Express

11 days | FROM £2,285

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

Amazon & Inca Trail

11 days | FROM £2,635

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

Best of Colombia

14 days | FROM £1,755

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

Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

14 days | FROM £3,245

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

Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

14 days | FROM £2,955

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

Peru to Chile Express

15 days | FROM £2,575

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

Totally Peru

19 days | FROM £2,855

Starting and ending in the capital of Lima, take a 19 day journey of...

Lima to Santiago

21 days | FROM £3,495

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

South America Coast to Coast

32 days | FROM £5,715

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

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 days | FROM £1,275

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

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Rio Carnival City Break

6 days | FROM £1,215

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

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Rio Carnival Beach Break

6 days | FROM £1,575

Join the revellery of Rio Carnival in 2018 or 2019, famed as the...

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 £3,435

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

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Polar Circle Quest

12 days | FROM £6,815

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

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Ultimate Galapagos

10 days | FROM £5,755

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

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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 £3,985

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

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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 £685

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

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Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM £1,885

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

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Way to Rio

10 days | FROM £1,855

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

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Darwin’s Eden

8 days | FROM £4,755

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

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Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM £3,025

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

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Atacama & the North

10 Days | FROM £3,155

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

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Lost City of Colombia

8 days | FROM £795

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

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Best of Patagonia

10 days | FROM £1,735

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

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Caffe Colombia

8 days | FROM £2,345

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

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North Argentina Highlights

12 days | FROM £1,795

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

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Avenue of the Volcanoes

13 days | FROM £4,235

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

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Northern Peru Discovery

14 days | FROM £2,885

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

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Santiago to Patagonia

14 days | FROM £4,595

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

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Chile and the Lake District

14 days | FROM £3,095

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Waterfalls Wine & Wilderness

14 days | FROM £1,785

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

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Wilds of Ecuador

16 days | FROM £7,225

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

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Peru, Canyon & Jungle

17 days | FROM £2,995

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

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Colombia Encompassed

17 days | FROM £5,145

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 4.75 out of 5 based on 11 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews

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 . Our guide Alina was amazing, so relaxed but super efficient in a totally non threatening way. She held together a disparate group of people in a manner that I'm sure made everyone feel safe , valued, respected. She was also great fun. An exceptional young woman. The only small let down was the 2 nd hostel in Bolivia which I felt fell well under standards experienced on the rest of the tour. No real washing facilities other than when camping isn't really acceptable in this day and age. But a very minor point. Otherwise FANTASTIC..”  

Jennifer Yeoman • Submitted 13 Dec 2017

Was very impressed with the organization of this trip. Darwing was great and knowledgable. The Inca trail was amazing. Our 2 guides - Ronald Ccana Sotalero and Guillermo Sana Cusi went above and beyond to make this a once in a lifetime excursion. They were excellent on the trail. The equipment, food - just everything - exceeded my expectations. If it wasn't for the guides encouragement and help I don't think my friend would have made it. Can not say enough about them and the Peruvian Sacred tour group.”  

Barbara Ramage • Submitted 1 Dec 2017

Our tour leader, Manny Salorio, was with us every step of the way. He was compassionate, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic in going above and beyond his duties as a leader. He always shared his expertise and accompanied us on his suggested places for dinners, shopping and other activists. He made the trip very successful.

The trip was excillerating and full of adventure. We experienced things that we didn't know were possible. ”  

Mary Colette Rosario • Submitted 17 Jul 2017
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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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