• a large waterfall over some water with Iguazu Falls in the background

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.

4 days a lake with a mountain in the background

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...

Iconic journeys

Bariloche's Lakes & Mountains Tour
3 days a close up of a tree

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...

City holidays

Wine Tasting in Mendoza Tour
5 days a bowl of food on a plate

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...

Adventure holidays

Rio Culinary Tour
11 days Perito Moreno Glacier

The Best of Chile

 

In a remote location between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean lies the enchanting landscapes of Chile. Filled with breath taking blue glaciers and an abundance of forests, our Best of Chile Tour takes you through true and countless beauties...

Escorted tours

The Best of Chile
4 days

Galapagos Legend Cruise A

 

Situated 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador lies an oasis of wildlife: the Galapagos Islands. Spend four days exploring this wondrous archipelago aboard M/V Galapagos Legend, and enjoy an unforgettable adventure of wildlife and luxury. Fill your days with...

Wildlife holidays

Galapagos Legend Cruise A
15 days a man riding on top of a mountain

Classic Chile Tour

 

Our Classic Chile Tour takes you on a journey through some of the country’s most fascinating sites. We’ll start off in the country’s buzzing capital, Santiago de Chile and end in Puerto Natales. From Santiago, it’s straight to the UNESCO...

Adventure holidays

Classic Chile Tour
4 days a turtle lying in the grass

Galapagos Extension - Hotel Silberstein & Daily Excursions

 

The Galapagos are considered the foremost destiantion for wildlife-viewing. Located 1,000km off the coast of Ecuador, its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. On this tour, the 22 room Hotel Silberstein is...

Cultural holidays

Galapagos Extension - Hotel Silberstein & Daily Excursions
16 days a store filled with lots of fresh produce sitting on top of a table

Images of Ecuador

 

Set off on your Images of Ecuador tour and experience this incredible country while capturing it through your camera lens. Blessed with diverse and beautiful landscapes and a bounty of fauna, Ecuador offers endless picture perfect scenes. With your camera...

Adventure holidays

Images of Ecuador
7 days a sunset over a body of water

Belmond Lima & Cusco Tour

 

Our Belmond Lima & Cusco Tour offers the perfect blend of ancient culture, fascinating history and a little bit of indulgence. Starting in Lima , you’ll explore the historic centre, with tours of the main square, Plaza de Armas. Underground...

Cultural holidays

Belmond Lima & Cusco Tour
5 days

Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond

 

Join us on an exciting trip through Cusco and Machu Picchu aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train. Set high up on the slopes of the Andes Mountains, the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu welcomes you within the middle of a...

Adventure holidays

Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond
5 days a large ship in a body of water

Galapagos Extension - Santa Cruz II Cruise

 

Come aboard the world famous Santa Cruz II for our enchanting extension tour of the Galapagos Islands. On the 335 feet luxury vessel, you’ll be met with a first class service, immaculate facilities and an expert crew to guide you...

Multi centre holidays

Galapagos Extension - Santa Cruz II Cruise
8 days a graffiti covered wall

Best of Colombia

 

Colombia – coffee and culture, a diverse country – from the green hills of the Andean foothills, the Caribbean coastal lowlands with their bordering mountains, the Pacific with its lava beaches or the regions of the Amazon rain forest and...

Best of Colombia

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.