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
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cuzco, Peru 03 Oct 2018 £1,166 was £1,295 10% off Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 20 Oct 2018 £2,660 was £2,955 10% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 20 Oct 2018 £2,966 was £3,295 10% off Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 20 Oct 2018 £1,976 was £2,195 10% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 20 Oct 2018 £2,336 was £2,595 10% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map

South America


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trip Type : Group Tours
7 days | FROM £1,295

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


Machu Picchu by Train

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM £2,195

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


Amazon & Inca Trail

Trip Type : Group Tours
11 days | FROM £2,595

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


Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM £3,295

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


Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM £2,955

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

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Argentina, Atacama & Andes

Trip Type : Group Tours
20 days | FROM £3,895

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

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Highlights of South America

Trip Type : Group Tours
21 days | FROM £4,595

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

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Patagonian Panorama

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM £2,695

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

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Natural Wonders of Brazil

Trip Type : Group Tours
12 days | FROM £2,795

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

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Patagonia In Style

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM £3,895

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

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Classic Colombia

Trip Type : Group Tours
16 days | FROM £2,595

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

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Peru Encompassed

Trip Type : Group Tours
20 days | FROM £3,395

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

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Journey Across South America

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 Days | FROM £3,395

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

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Classic Antarctica

Trip Type : Cruises
10 days | FROM £4,555

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

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Galapagos Discovered

Trip Type : Cruises
6 days | FROM £3,435

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

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Polar Circle Quest

Trip Type : Cruises
12 days | FROM £6,815

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

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Ultimate Galapagos

Trip Type : Cruises
10 days | FROM £5,755

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

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Classic South Georgia

Trip Type : Cruises
20 days | FROM £8,525

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

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Galapagos Encounters

Trip Type : Cruises
7 days | FROM £3,985

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

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Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Rio

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM £1,745

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

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Into the Incan Empire

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM £1,885

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

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Way to Rio

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM £1,855

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

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Darwin’s Eden

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM £4,755

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

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Highlights of Bolivia

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 days | FROM £3,025

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

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Atacama & the North

Trip Type : Private Tours
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

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM £795

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

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Best of Patagonia

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM £1,735

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

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Caffe Colombia

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM £2,345

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

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North Argentina Highlights

Trip Type : Private Tours
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

Trip Type : Private Tours
13 days | FROM £4,235

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

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Northern Peru Discovery

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM £2,885

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

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Santiago to Patagonia

Trip Type : Private Tours
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

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM £3,095

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

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Waterfalls Wine & Wilderness

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM £1,785

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

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Wilds of Ecuador

Trip Type : Private Tours
16 days | FROM £7,225

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

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Peru, Canyon & Jungle

Trip Type : Private Tours
17 days | FROM £2,995

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

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Capital to Cartagena

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM £3,345

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

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Bogota to Tayrona

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM £2,945

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

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Colombia Encompassed

Trip Type : Private Tours
17 days | FROM £5,145

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

Our South America Trip Types

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Group Tours

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Our 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.

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All of the tours are escorted by an experienced tour leader who will provide a fascinating insight into the destinations you visit, organise day to day activities and give advice on where to eat or shop along the way. We stay in a range of quality 3 - 4 star hotels and use private transportation as much as possible to ensure that you travel in comfort. So that you can make the most of your time in South America we combine guided tours of all the key highlights with free time for you to enjoy a range of optional activities or simply relax.

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Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

We specialise in planning holidays tailored to individual requirements.

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

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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.

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Private Tours

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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.

Explore the diverse countries of South America

South America tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.92 out of 5 based on 9 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews

Sebastian was very knowledgable and enthusiastic, but it would have been nice to have a bit of time on our own - particularly to have a meal together on our own in the Amazon. Jose was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Cusco and the Incas. All parts of the tour were very well organised and we felt we were in safe hands and had no problems at all.”  

Jane Green • Submitted 25 May 2018

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
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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