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 tremendous natural variety from the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the arid desert of the Atacama, and the lush rainforest of the Amazon to the incredible glaciers of Patagonia with a healthy smattering of golden sun-kissed beaches.

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Throughout you'll find attractive colonial towns steeped in history as well as remarkable Incan ruins including legendary Machu Picchu. Indigenous jungle tribes continue to live in the ways of old whilst colourful native groups bring life to weekly markets, selling their hand-made wares. South America is also one of the world's great music destinations with world-known rhythms that have given birth to equally as famous dance traditions from Colombian salsa to Brazilian samba and the Argentine tango. Wherever in South America you go, you'll be rewarded with ample adventure and awe-inspiring sights.

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.

Top South America Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingPriceMap
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cusco, Peru 22 Jan 2020 R22,425 was R29,900 25% off Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 R44,175 was R58,900 25% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 R54,675 was R72,900 25% off Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 R48,675 was R64,900 25% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 R38,175 was R50,900 25% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map

South America Group Tours

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 days | FROM R29,900

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

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Machu Picchu by Train

8 days | FROM R50,900

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

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Amazon & Inca Trail

11 days | FROM R58,900

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

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Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

14 days | FROM R72,900

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

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

14 days | FROM R64,900

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

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Patagonian Panorama

12 days | FROM R66,900

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

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Natural Wonders of Brazil

12 days | FROM R67,900

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

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Inti Raymi Festival

13 days | FROM R62,900

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

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Patagonia In Style

14 days | FROM R89,900

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

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Classic Colombia

16 days | FROM R64,900

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

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Journey Across South America

19 Days | FROM R83,900

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

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Journey Across South America 2020

19 Days | FROM R89,900

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

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Peru Encompassed

20 days | FROM R83,900

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

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Argentina, Atacama & Andes

20 days | FROM R89,900

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

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Highlights of South America

21 days | FROM R114,900

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

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Galapagos Island Hopping

6 days | FROM R33,900

Discover one of the planet’s top wildlife destinations on a 6-day...

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Ecuador Explorer

7 Days | FROM R27,900

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

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Highlights of Ecuador

10 Days | FROM R36,900

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

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Machu Picchu by Train 2020

9 days | FROM R43,900

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

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca 2020

13 days | FROM R58,900

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

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Lima to La Paz

14 days | FROM R58,900

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

South America Overland Adventures

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The Rio Carnival

6 days | FROM R22,900

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

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Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

12 Days | FROM R14,900

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

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Footsteps of the Incas

17 Days | FROM R17,900

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

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Brazil & Argentina Adventure

19 Days | FROM R20,900

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

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Colombia to Ecuador Explorer

19 Days | FROM R19,900

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

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Atacama, Salt Flats & Gauchos

21 Days | FROM R21,900

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

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Trails to Titicaca

22 Days | FROM R27,900

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

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Patagonia Adventurer

23 Days | FROM R31,900

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

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Cusco to Santiago Overlander

32 Days | FROM R36,900

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 R40,900

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

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Patagonia, Glaciers & Eclipse 2020

9 days | FROM R50,900

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 R60,900

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

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Argentina Eclipse Express 2020

4 days | FROM R24,900

Watch the incredible 2020 total solar eclipse in style on this 4-day...

South America Expedition Cruises

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Classic Antarctica

10 days | FROM R100,210

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

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Polar Circle Quest

12 days | FROM R149,930

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

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Cruise Antarctica & Solar Eclipse 2021

15 Days | FROM R281,900

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

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Solar Eclipse & Antarctica Explorer 2021

20 Days | FROM R367,900

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

More South America Tours

Anahi Catamaran South Plazas

Cruises

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.

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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.

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 4.79 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews — See All South America Reviews

Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and approachable.”  

Jacqueline Wayment • Submitted 6 Nov 2019

Overall, I enjoyed the tour. The accommodations throughout the tour were satisfactory. I especially liked the hotel in the Sacred Valley. Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion was a very pleasant stay as well. I wish we had more time to explore the area around Ollantaytambo. For the sites we visited in and around Cusco, I wished we had more time to explore each site. ”  

Helen Teng • Submitted 8 Aug 2019

Sebastian in Lima and Jose in Cusco we’re both amazing, they had a wealth of knowledge and a lovely disposition.”  

Kirsty Dimond • Submitted 20 Mar 2019
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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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