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South America – Tours

Tours in South America

Bustling cities, ancient ruins, rich heritage and spectacular natural wonders: South America offers a unique and vibrant blend of culture, adventure and delicious cuisine. With an array of diverse destinations to choose from, there’s plenty for nature lovers, intrepid explorers, culture vultures and sun-worshippers to enjoy.

Rising from the mist, an enormous 2,430 metres above sea level, you’ll find the ancient Incan ruins of Peru’s 15th century citadel, Machu Picchu, overlooking the rustic villages, local markets and archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley below. Trek the famous Inca Trail on our Land of the Incas tour and visit the beautiful white stone city of Arequipa. For the ultimate cultural experience, make sure to take a cable car ride to the 5th century Kuélap fortress after your tour.

Take a thrilling Jeep tour up Corcovado Mountain, journeying through the urban forests of Tijuca National Park, before reaching the top of its granite peak for awe-inspiring views of carnival capital, Rio de Janeiro. Take our Highlights of Brazil tour, watching over the city alongside the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue; joining in the lively samba celebrations; witnessing the sheer force of Iguazu Falls; and exploring the vivid and historic city of Salvador.

5 days

Rio Culinary Tour

 

Discover the city of Rio with your eyes and your taste buds as you eat you way around the city at various restaurants enjoying simple street food through to dining at a luxury Michelin-starred restaurant that is listed in the...

Cultural holidays

Rio Culinary Tour
8 days

The Best of Argentina

 

Vibrant Argentina is famous for its love of dance but there is more than Tango to this fascinating country. Explore all Argentina has to offer from the cosmopolitan capital Buenos Aires, to the natural beauty of Patagonia and the Valdes...

Honeymoons

The Best of Argentina
4 days

Bariloche's Lakes & Mountains Tour

 

Located in the Andean foothills, Bariloche rivals the Swiss Alps for sheer beauty. On the southern shore of Lago Nahuel Huapi, this stunning town is surrounded by lakes and national parks and is a favourite resort for skiers and mountaineers...

Adventure holidays

Bariloche's Lakes & Mountains Tour
3 days

Wine Tasting in Mendoza Tour

 

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Aconcagua in the Andes, Mendoza is a fascinating oasis of green and one of the most endearing cities in Argentina. Famous worldwide for its Malbec grapes, wine is quite rightly the biggest attraction in...

City holidays

Wine Tasting in Mendoza Tour
3 days

Iguazu Waterfalls from Argentina

 

Wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls, the falls of Iguazu are truly spectacular. They border Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and can be viewed from the first two. Set in a national park where you can see orchids,...

Couples Holidays

Iguazu Waterfalls from Argentina
5 days

Galapagos Extension - Isabela II Cruise

 

The Galapagos Islands are special, and what better way to visit them than on the Isabela II Yacht. This luxury 40 berth vessel promises a complete immersion into these unique islands. The yacht offers enriching wildlife encounters accompanied by expert...

Multi centre holidays

Galapagos Extension - Isabela II Cruise
4 days

Pantanal Discovery Tour

 

An absolute paradise for birdwatchers and flora and fauna experts, the Pantanal is a vast area of wetland that hosts rich and diverse ecosystems where you will see more wildlife than anywhere else in Brazil, including the Amazon. The Pantanal...

Wildlife holidays

Pantanal Discovery Tour
4 days

Galapagos Island Stay

 

Located approximately 600 miles from the coast of mainland Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are probably the most famous wildlife-watching destination in the world. And no wonder – it’s almost impossible to exaggerate the sheer spectacle of the place that provided...

Adventure holidays

Galapagos Island Stay
3 days

Adventure in the Amazon Tour

 

Situated on the Amazon River, the city of Manaus is the main trading post for the rainforest. From Manaus, take a boat along the might river to your jungle lodge. Cruise into the Amazon and experience the wonder of the...

Cultural holidays

Adventure in the Amazon Tour
3 days

Santiago Wine Tour

 

This tour takes off from Santiago towards the south, driving through the plains of the Maipo Valley, which collects the river's torrents that come from the Andes, bringing melted rich snow, oxygen and minerals that generously irrigate the wines planted...

City holidays

Santiago Wine Tour
8 days

The Best of Argentina & Brazil 2020

 

Our tour featuring Tango and Samba takes you to the two fascinating cities of Buenos Aires in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Both are famous for their love of dance and music, as raw and exciting as the...

Multi centre holidays

The Best of Argentina & Brazil 2020
2 days

Belmond Andean Explorer - Spirit of the Water

 

Travel along one of the highest train routes in the world with Belmond Andean Explorer. Step aboard this luxury Peru train and explore this breathtaking country in unrivalled style, experience vibrant cities and spellbinding natural wonders. The Belmond Andean Explorer,...

All inclusive holidays

Belmond Andean Explorer - Spirit of the Water

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.