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Tours in South America

Tours of South America allow you to experience the spectacular landscapes - from golden beaches to glaciers, and ancient forests to sparking lakes. See thundering Iguazu Falls, immerse yourself in the history of the Incas and Mayas, climb to Machu Picchu or enjoy the exquisite cuisines and warm hospitality of each country. In the same holiday you could be partying on Copa Cabana beach in Rio de Janeiro and horseback riding through the mountains of Argentina.

Foodies will love our shorter add on tours of South America. The Wine Tasting in Mendoza Tour allows you to see the emerald region of Mendoza up close as you try delicious varieties of its famous wines made from Malbec grapes. Visit wineries, tasting perfectly paired wines and Argentinian cuisine and enjoying the scenery. For the lively flavours and fresh ingredients of Brazil, book our five day Rio Culinary Tour. Visit everything from family run joints to Michelin starred restaurants, learn samba as well as honing your cooking skills along the way.

For a two week overview of the region, enjoy our Highlights of South America Tour. Over 15 days you’ll travel from the historic Peruvian capital of Lima to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and spectacular Lake Titicaca. Dance in Rio de Janeiro, try steak and rich Malbecs in Buenos Aires and trek in the Andes Mountains. The thundering Iguazu Falls are a must, as well as the golden sandy beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy the parties and beach bars of Copa Cabana Beach, or find a spot and simply relax into holiday mode.

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Bariloche's Lakes & Mountains Tour

 

Discover the beauty of south west Argentina during this four day luxury tour of Bariloche and the surrounding lakes and mountains. From admiring the stunning mountain scenery and indulging in some of the region’s famous chocolate to partaking in some...

Couples Holidays

Bariloche's Lakes & Mountains Tour
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Wine Tasting in Mendoza Tour

 

Perfect for wine connoisseurs, city lovers and adventurers alike, join our three day luxury tour of Argentina’s Mendoza . Known as the most famous wine producing region in the country, Mendoza is famous around the world for its Malbec grape...

Escorted tours

Wine Tasting in Mendoza Tour
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Rio Culinary Tour

 

Get a true taste of Brazilian culture on our Rio Culinary tour, which takes you to all of the city’s top sights, including Sugarloaf Mountain, Santa Teresa and Samba city. You’ll have the opportunity to tour downtown Rio and see...

Family holidays

Rio Culinary Tour
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The Best of Argentina & Chile

 

Discover the unique, diverse sights of Argentina and Chile on our carefully curated 11 day tour. From towering glaciers, icebergs and whale watching to tango and fine dining in Buenos Aires, become acquainted with South America's spectacular Patagonia region. Begin...

Couples Holidays

The Best of Argentina & Chile
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The Best of Argentina

 

During this private luxury nine day tour of South America's contrasting and fascinating Argentina , experience city life, remote wildlife and nature spots in the country's vast landscapes. Discover all the best areas of this wonderful region; from the tango...

Adventure holidays

The Best of Argentina
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Chile Wine Tour

 

Our Chile Wine Tour takes you on a delicious journey through some of the finest vineyards and winelands in Chile. Among striking scenery of blue and white glaciers and snow capped mountains, join us for a wine tour in the...

City holidays

Chile Wine Tour
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Land of the Incas Tour

 

Home to a fascinating blend of native Indian and European cultures and traditions, Peru perfectly captures the spirit of South America . It offers a beautiful variety of landscapes for travellers to admire. On our 13 day Land of the...

Couples Holidays

Land of the Incas Tour
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Pearls of South America

 

Our Pearls of South America tour takes you on a highlights journey through Colombia, Peru and Brazil. You’ll visit iconic landmarks, marvel at places of outstanding natural beauty, and immerse yourself in the different cultures and fascinating histories of these...

Multi centre holidays

Pearls of South America
11 days

Wildlife of Chile Tour

 

Our Wildlife of Chile Tour takes you on an exciting journey through the world’s longest country in search of endemic wildlife. You’ll travel from little seaside ports to glacial fields, spotting fascinating creatures along the way. The tour starts in...

City holidays

Wildlife of Chile Tour
12 days

Peru & Ecuador World Heritage

 

Discover the best that Peru and Ecuador have to offer when it comes to rich culture and local heritage. In Peru, we’ll roam and explore the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage cities of Lima and Cuzco. In the former, you can...

Multi centre holidays

Peru & Ecuador World Heritage
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Culinary Argentina Tour

 

Argentina is a country of other-worldly flavours, home to delectable cuisine and some of the most impressive natural wonders on earth. Follow your taste buds on this Culinary Argentina tour, feasting on traditional dishes and authentic flavors. Argentina’s landscapes truly...

Luxury holidays

Culinary Argentina Tour
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Chile An Astronomic Journey

 

Our Astronomic Tour of Chile is bursting with culture, jaw dropping scenery and delicious premium wines. We’ll begin the tour in Santiago , Chile’s capital. Here, you’ll take a tour of Santa Cruz Winery and learn the intricate wine process...

City holidays

Chile An Astronomic Journey

Frequently Asked Questions

Between April and October is the dry season, with the historic landmark becoming more crowded during the months of June and August. The hottest weather here also corresponds with the wet season – November to March. It’s worth noting that while Machu Picchu is open throughout the year, the Inca Trail is closed during February due to intense rainfall. Additionally, please keep in mind that the Inca Trail is restricted to 500 visitors per day – make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.

The people of Brazil speak Brazilian Portuguese. While many phrases and words are similar to that of European Portuguese, you will find that there can be drastic differences in pronunciation and meaning when it comes to Brazilian Portuguese. We’d recommend bringing a phrasebook specific to Brazil for your convenience.

The Chilean currency is the peso, which is divided into 100 centavos. You may hear locals informally refer to banknotes by the name of whoever is featured on them, such as an arturo for Arturo Prat on the 10,000 peso note, and a gabriela for the 5,000 peso note.

Lively cities dancing to the beat of a Samba drum, impeccable cuisine, ancient ruins and a hugely varied melting pot of historic culture and traditions - South America has something to offer everybody.

Why you’ll love South America…

• Climbing the volcanic rock formations of the Atacama Desert
• Trekking the famous Inca Trail
• Exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
• Witnessing the force of Iguazu Falls
• Enjoying succulent steaks in Buenos Aires
• Marvelling at the blue hues of the Grey Lake glaciers
• Dancing the night away at one of Rio’s samba schools
• Observing the enigmatic Nazca Lines
• Discovering the rustic villages of the Sacred Valley
• Riding a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain
• Gazing up at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue
• Watching the beautiful people on Copacabana Beach

Did you know?

• There’s a painting of the Last Supper in the Peruvian Cathedral Basilica depicting Jesus and his disciples dining on roast guinea pig
• An underground river has been discovered 13,000 feet beneath the Earth’s surface, underneath the Amazon River
• In 1946, 50 beavers were introduced to Tierra del Fuego by the Argentinian government to help create a fur industry. Today their numbers have soared to over 100,000, and they have destroyed 16 million hectares of forests.