South America tours

From Bolivian salt flats to the Galapagos Islands, explore this spectacular continent with an independent or escorted group tour of South America

There are two ways to explore South America, on a small guided tour with a local guide or an independent tour; each epitomises the diverse array of landscapes this spectacular continent has to offer. Choose from introductory or in-depth escorted tours packed with activities; like exploring the largest salt flats in Bolivia, camping under the stars as you take the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and cruising through the Galapagos Islands with other like-minded people, who all share the same interest in ancient monuments, verdant landscapes and cities rich in culture. A journey on board South America’s first luxury sleeper train, Belmond Andean Explorer, is the ultimate way to experience Peru’s magnificent scenery while travelling in comfort and style. Or explore your way around South America with a tailor-made itinerary specially crafted for you; we have over 10 suggested tours to get you started.

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Salar D'Uyuni Airstream Camper Experience

A once-in-a-lifetime experience to stay on the salt flats

A unique experience, Bolivia’s famous Salar de Uyuni is a landscape that needs to be seen to be believed. This superb three day package includes the contrasting experience of a night in one of the fam...

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Classic Bolivia

This incredible itinerary is ideal for those keen to discover Bolivia's spectacular natural landscapes, unique culture and fascinating history. Delve into the heart of Bolivian culture and history and...

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Classic Peru & Bolivia

Discover Peru and Bolivia’s indigenous cultures, colonial architecture, archaeological treasures and Andean landscapes on this fascinating itinerary.

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Highlights of Peru & Bolivia

Experience Peru’s iconic sites and the legendary Inca citadel of Machu Picchu before travelling to spectacular Lake Titicaca and enjoying an immersive stay in Bolivia. Discover indigenous communities ...

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Highlights of Argentina & Brazil

This leisurely-paced tour focuses on the iconic sites, cultural highlights and big cities of Argentina and Brazil. Travel from Buenos Aires, home of the sultry Argentine tango, to Rio's Copacabana bea...

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Ultimate South America

An unforgettable journey across South America visiting four iconic countries and ticking off bucket-lists sights. Discover the legendary ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and local cuisine in Peru....

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Argentina & Chile via Patagonia

This classic two-country itinerary takes you to two vibrant capitals and on to the beautiful landscapes of Patagonia.

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Patagonia Explorer

Patagonia conjures up images of the ‘end of the world’ with wind-swept plains, serrated Andean Peaks and vast glaciers interrupting the otherwise sparse landscapes. Travel across the continent from Sa...

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Highlights of Colombia

Colombia is quickly becoming one of South America's hottest destinations: if you've ticked off a few of the continents other countries, this should be your next stop. From its lively multi-coloured ci...

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Classic Colombia

From the colonial cities of Bogotá and Cartagena to the sprawling emerald-clad hills of the world famous coffee region, the undiscovered nation of Colombia offers intrepid travellers a surprise around...

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Chilean Explorer

No other country offers such extreme contrasts as the long, thin nation of Chile. Begin your adventure in the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama and explore the world’s driest desert; drink, dine and ...

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Round-the-World Adventure

This incredible round-the-world trip starts in Perth for the chance to create your own Australia and New Zealand multi-centre itinerary, and then travels on to South America’s most vibrant cities

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Argentina and Chile - North and south

Set off from the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires on a trip that takes you through some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes.

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Classic Argentina & Brazil

Discover the allure of two of South America’s most captivating cities along with the spectacular Iguazú Falls and sophisticated beach resort of Buzios.

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Ecuador & Galapagos Explorer

Discover Ecuador's rich tapestry of history and culture on an incredible journey along the legendary Avenue of Volcanoes before encountering an astonishing abundance of wildlife during a six-night cru...

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Classic Inca Trail

Take on one of South America's, and even the world's most famous trekking routes – the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Witness breathtaking Andean landscapes on this three night itinerary and camp...

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Peru Explorer

A comprehensive journey across Peru, discovering ancient cultures, the picturesque beauty of the Andes and the tranquil waters of Lake Titicaca. Try to spot the magnificent sight of the flight of the ...

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Highlights of Peru

This is the perfect introduction to Peru’s main highlights and the legendary Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Staying overnight in the area lets you explore this once-in-a-lifetime spot twice, the second...

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Peruvian Explorer

Explore captivating cities, legendary ruins and spectacular landscapes on this journey of discovery that takes in the cultural and natural highlights of Peru.

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Peruvian Discovery

Explore captivating cities, legendary ruins and spectacular landscapes on this journey of discovery that takes in the cultural and natural highlights of Peru.

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