Trips and Tours to South America

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.

Discover South America with On the Go on a small group tour or design your own private holiday with our tailor-made service.

Central & South America

South America Group Tours

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Machu Pichu Express Main Image - Machu Picchu  Peru - On The Go ToursMachu Picchu Express - 5 days Map

Machu Picchu Express

5 days | FROM R26,495

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the spectacular lost city...

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Patagonian Panorama

12 days | FROM R94,095

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

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Natural Wonders of Brazil

12 days | FROM R100,365

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

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Incas, Titicaca & La Paz

12 days | FROM R58,135

Travel from Lima to La Paz on this 12 day tour, taking in the...

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Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopping

12 days | FROM R136,225

Explore the beauty of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on this 12-day...

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

13 days | FROM R75,455

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

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Classic Peru

14 Days | FROM R115,105

Discover southern Peru, the heartland of the Inca Empire, on this 14...

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Lima to La Paz

14 days | FROM R75,285

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

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Patagonia In Style

14 days | FROM R140,575

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

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Peru & Galapagos Discovery

15 Days | FROM R187,755

Take in the highlights of Peru and the Galapagos Islands on this 15...

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Ecuador Highlands & Galapagos Islands

16 days | FROM R213,555

Discover Ecuador's diverse landscapes and rich culture on this 16-day...

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Classic Colombia

16 days | FROM R82,705

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

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Machu Picchu by Train

9 days | FROM R55,025

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

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Journey Across South America

19 Days | FROM R120,365

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

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Peru Encompassed

20 days | FROM R108,735

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

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Argentina, Atacama & Andes

20 days | FROM R136,185

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

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Patagonia Encompassed

20 Days | FROM R139,565

Discover the breath-taking landscapes of Chile and Argentina's...

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Highlights of South America

21 days | FROM R161,145

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

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Highlights of Peru

10 Days | FROM R78,215

Experience the rich culture and historic highlights of Peru on this 10...

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Galapagos Island Hopping

6 days | FROM R39,595

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

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Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

11 days | FROM R58,905

Take in the highlights of Peru's capital before flying to captivating...

South America Expedition Cruises

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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Explorer

19 days | FROM R366,805

Embark on a once in a lifetime expedition on this 19 day Antarctic...

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Antarctica Explorer

10 days | FROM R212,175

Explore the natural beauty of the remote Antarctic Peninsula on this...

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Classic Antarctica

10 days | FROM R104,875

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

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Polar Circle Quest

12 days | FROM R186,055

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

South America Cruises

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Galapagos Discovered

6 days | FROM R73,955


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Galapagos Encounters

7 days | FROM R87,105


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Ultimate Galapagos

10 days | FROM R128,895


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Western Galapagos Explorer

10 days | FROM R128,385


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Wonders of the Galapagos

13 days | FROM R169,835


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Highlights of the Galapagos

14 days | FROM R183,525


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Galapagos Encompassed

17 days | FROM R225,185


South America Private Tours

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Caffe Colombia

8 days | FROM R0

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

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Lost City of Colombia

8 days | FROM R0

PRIVATE TREKKING HOLIDAY: Trek through lush jungle and local...

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Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM R47,195

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

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Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM R86,855

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

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Best of Patagonia

10 days | FROM R40,835

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

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Atacama & the North

10 Days | FROM R78,125

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

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Way to Rio

10 days | FROM R43,125

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

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Capital to Cartagena

10 days | FROM R0

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

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Bogota to Tayrona

10 days | FROM R0

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

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Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Rio

10 days | FROM R30,205

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

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Peru & Iquitos Amazon Cruise

11 days | FROM R124,745

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

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Luxury Peru & Andean Explorer

12 days | FROM R0

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

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North Argentina Highlights

12 days | FROM R38,325

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

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Patagonia, Peaks & Glaciers

13 days | FROM R85,215

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

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Northern Peru Discovery

14 days | FROM R92,185

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

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Santiago to Patagonia

14 days | FROM R135,535

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

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Chile and the Lake District

14 days | FROM R82,465

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

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Waterfalls Wine & Wilderness

14 days | FROM R42,205

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

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Buenos Aires to the Amazon

15 days | FROM R57,535

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

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Wilds of Ecuador

16 days | FROM R364,415

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

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Colombia Encompassed

17 days | FROM R0

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

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Peru, Canyon & Jungle

17 days | FROM R100,295

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

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Andean Discovery

17 days | FROM R127,305

Discover the highlights of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina on this 17 day...

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Best of Peru & Bolivia

15 days | FROM R123,335

Discover the wonders of Peru and Bolivia on this 15 day private tour...

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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