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South America Tours and Holidays 2017/2018

South America is a vibrant continent, whose backbone is the Andes running from north to south with the Amazon river snaking through its northern part. High and low lands combine to create a continent of extremes. The highest waterfall (Angel Falls in Venezuela), the most voluminous river and the largest ...

604 Trips in South America

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  • Trek and camp at the top of Venezuela's Mount Roraima
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Exodus
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The Lost World & Angel Falls

of 10 reviews
Conan Doyle’s classic adventure novel was inspired by Venezuela’s ‘Lost World’, a region of dense... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Caracas/Caracas
  • Operator Exodus
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,779 US$ 2,584 14 days View Tour
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Oct 8 10+ seats left
Nov 12 Only 4 seats left
Highlights
  • This trip allows you to choose how you want to approach Machu Picchu. Hike the Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or relax and take the train
  • You'll have plenty of free time to explore the greatest icon of ancient South America, Machu Picchu. Take a guided tour and then wander around it at your own pace
  • Explore Cuzco, South America's oldest continuously inhabited city. The city has ancient foundations, an interesting blend of Inca and colonial influences, and endless things to do and see
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Intrepid Travel
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Inca Trail Express

of 182 reviews
Travel to Peru to retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Follow... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Cuzco/Cuzco
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,115 US$ 1,003 7 days View Tour
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Oct 29 Only 3 seats left
Oct 31 Only 1 seat left
Highlights
  • Lima’s grand colonial facades, Spanish houses and endless culture make it one of the prettiest cities in Latin America.
  • Seeing the enigmatic Nazca Lines is an incredible experience, whether they’re the work of ancient civilizations or something more supernatural.
  • Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu are a majestic destination, no matter how you get there.
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Intrepid Travel
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Peru Encompassed

of 81 reviews
Visit Peru and discover its highlights from Lima to Cuzco on an exciting journey that... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Lima/Lima
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,780 US$ 3,402 21 days View Tour
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Oct 29 Only 1 seat left
Nov 12 Only 4 seats left
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  • The Galapagos Islands played a profound role in forming Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth
  • Get your blood pumping as you scale a volcano on Isabela Island
  • Get up close and personal with giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island. These nearly extinct creatures are one of the greatest drawcards to the Galapagos
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Intrepid Travel
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Galapagos On A Shoestring

of 82 reviews
The mythical status of the Galapagos Islands is richly deserved. Find out why on a... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Galapagos Islands/Isla San Cristobal
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,010 US$ 909 7 days View Tour
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Oct 27 Only 4 seats left
Nov 10 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Learn about the unique habit of the marine iguana.
  • Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers.
  • Many come to Isla Santa Cruz just for the giant tortoises.
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Intrepid Travel
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Galapagos Island Hopping

of 98 reviews
Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Isla San Cristobal/Isla Baltra
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,915 US$ 1,436 8 days View Tour
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Oct 20 Only 9 seats left
Oct 27 Only 10 seats left
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  • Witness the kaleidoscopic colours of the Sambadrome
  • Experience the pulsating energy of Rio
  • Soak up spectacular views from Corcovado Mountain
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Intrepid Travel

Rio Carnaval Package Basix

of 78 reviews
Fancy dancing samba in the street from dusk 'til dawn? There's no greater party on... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Rio De Janeiro/Rio De Janeiro
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,425 6 days View Tour
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Feb 9 10+ seats left
Mar 1 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Quito's World Heritage-listed Old Town is best explored on foot. Wander through its streets and plazas to discover old churches, colonial architecture and vendors selling local delicacies
  • A walk through the Amazon Jungle with an expert guide reveals valuable extraordinary wildlife and insights into the area's importance to the local community
  • Staying within a remote rainforest community in the Amazon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is truly off the beaten track
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Intrepid Travel
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Ecuador On A Shoestring

of 80 reviews
Get an insight into the wonderful South American country of Ecuador on this week-long journey... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Quito/Quito
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 695 US$ 625 8 days View Tour
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Nov 18 Only 10 seats left
Nov 25 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Meet hardy locals and see unique wildlife in the Falkland islands
  • Explore abandoned whaling stations and visit Shackleton’s grave
  • Walk quietly amongst king penguins and watch them surf onto the beach
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G Adventures
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Challenge. Desolation. Unlimited wonder. It’s not difficult to grasp what attracted the great explorers to... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Montevideo/Ushuaia
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 11,849 US$ 8,815 22 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 23 Only 1 seat left
Oct 23 Only 5 seats left
Highlights
  • Get acquainted with the beautiful churches and graceful boulevards of Quito, Ecuador's capital
  • The Galapagos Islands played a profound role in forming Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth
  • Get your blood pumping as you scale a volcano on Isabela Island, and kayak in beautiful Isabela Bay
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Intrepid Travel
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Active Galapagos

of 68 reviews
Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Quito/Quito
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,040 US$ 2,584 10 days View Tour
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Oct 19 Only 9 seats left
Oct 26 Only 10 seats left
Highlights
  • City tour in Lima and Cusco
  • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley
  • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train
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Trafalgar
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Highlights Of Peru

of 55 reviews
Our most popular holiday in Peru, the ancient allure of Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Lima/Lima
  • Operator Trafalgar
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,493 US$ 2,086 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 4 Only 9 seats left
Nov 11 Only 9 seats left
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Inkayni Peru Tours
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4 Day Lares Trek To Machu Picchu

This trek combines beautiful lakes, local Quechua communities of farmers and weavers who are still... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Cusco/Cusco
  • Operator Inkayni Peru Tours
From US$ 540 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Sep 26
Sep 27
Highlights
  • Descend into the vast catacombs beneath Lima on an underground tour.
  • Marvel at ancient Incan architecture throughout the fertile Sacred Valley, before discovering the mother of all Incan cities, Machu Picchu.
  • Experience the untouched world of the Amazon rainforest.
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Intrepid Travel
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Inca Encounter

of 8 reviews
Travel to South America and tour Peru on an eye-opening sojourn from the depths of... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Lima/Cusco
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 3,050 US$ 2,745 10 days View Tour
Next Departures
Nov 26 Only 6 seats left
Dec 10 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • City tour in Lima and Cusco
  • Cruise around the Ballestas Islands
  • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley
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Trafalgar
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Land Of The Incas

of 27 reviews
Peru's classic Incan sights and cities meet experiences like sailing to Ballestas Islands, known as... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Lima/Lima
  • Operator Trafalgar
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 4,354 US$ 3,644 12 days View Tour
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Oct 3 Only 9 seats left
Oct 17 Only 9 seats left
Highlights
  • Soak up the cosmopolitan, European and Latin charms of Buenos Aires and explore the sights of its historic city centre.
  • Harness your inner gaucho during a three-day stay at a working estancia in Uruguay.
  • The mighty Iguazu Falls straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil, and you’ll be able to see it from both sides.
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Intrepid Travel
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Buenos Aires To Rio Unplugged

of 62 reviews
Hug the coastline of eastern South America on this amazing unplugged adventure. Discover an array... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Buenos Aires/Rio De Janeiro
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,685 US$ 2,014 17 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 25 Only 10 seats left
Nov 1 Only 5 seats left
Highlights
  • Trek the most popular & historical path in the world
  • Pass through diverse wilderness, amazing scenery and numerous Inca ruins on the magnificen
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Journey To Machu Picchu Through The Inca Trail

of 7 reviews
The Inca Trail is probably the best trek in Peru, and considered one of the ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Cusco/Cusco
  • Operator Inkayni Peru Tours
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,200 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Sep 26
Sep 27
Highlights
  • Bogota is the treasure trove of Colombia's rich history. Explore its museums and galleries at your leisure, then tour its excellent Paloquemao Market
  • Embark on a spectacular guided hike through the Cocora Valley, home to hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees
  • Spend a couple of days learning about the world's favourite bean during a stay on a traditional coffee estancia deep in Colombia's coffee country
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Intrepid Travel
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Cafe Colombia

of 40 reviews
Head into the serene highlands of Colombia's famed coffee region and discover the sweeter, softer... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Bogota/Cartagena
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,990 US$ 1,791 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Dec 9 Only 8 seats left
Dec 30 Only 9 seats left
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  • If you've ever dreamt of walking on water (well, at least on a lake), this is your chance. Cross the epic white expanse of Bolivia's salt lakes on a 4WD adventure across the rocky Atacama Desert
  • Empty, haunting and spectacular, the laws of earthly physics bend on the surreal Salar de Uyuni saltpan
  • Uyuni is full of unexpected sights - just one of these is families of abandoned geriatric locomotives left to rust slowly in the sun at the eerie Train Cemetery
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Intrepid Travel
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Bolivian Salt Flats & The Andean Desert

Cruise across the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert, past ice-capped mountains and colour-shifting lakes... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends La Paz/La Paz
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,315 6 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 9 10+ seats left
Oct 12 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Witness Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Trek the Patagonian wilderness through Argentina and Chile
  • Camp among the peaks of Chilean Patagonia
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Intrepid Travel
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Patagonia Wilderness

of 44 reviews
Become an adventurer in the Patagonian wilderness – one of the most remote and beautiful... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Buenos Aires/Buenos Aires
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 4,450 US$ 3,782 15 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 29 Only 6 seats left
Nov 19 Only 6 seats left
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Condor Expeditions
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Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

If you did not manage to reserve permits for the Inca Trail, we highly recommend... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Cusco/Cusco
  • Operator Condor Expeditions
From US$ 770 5 days View Tour
Next Departures
Sep 26
Sep 27
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Condor Expeditions
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Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful treks in the... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Cusco/Cusco
  • Operator Condor Expeditions
From US$ 720 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Sep 26
Sep 27
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Condor Expeditions
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Ancasccocha Trek To Machu Picchu 5d/4n

The Ancascocha trail is a spectacular trail that remains off the beaten path also known... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Cusco/Cusco
  • Operator Condor Expeditions
From US$ 690 5 days View Tour
Next Departures
Sep 26
Sep 27
Highlights
  • Get acquainted with charming Quito, Ecuador's spirited capital
  • Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers
  • Experience the wildlife wonders of the Galapagos Islands
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Intrepid Travel
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Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure

of 6 reviews
Prepare for a unique adventure packed full of ancient sights and breathtaking beauty as you... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Quito/Cuzco
  • Operator Intrepid Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 4,675 US$ 4,207 17 days View Tour
Next Departures
Dec 9 Only 1 seat left
Dec 16 Only 3 seats left
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Inkayni Peru Tours
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Trek Along Salkantay To Machu Picchu

This is a cultural adventure and a trekking adventure. You will get to experience Peru... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Cusco/Cusco
  • Operator Inkayni Peru Tours
From US$ 1,100 8 days View Tour
Next Departures
Sep 26
Sep 27
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Eco Quechua Lodge
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Machu Picchu Honeymoon Adventure – 4D / 3N

Machu Picchu Honeymoon Adventure – 4 Days/3 Nights Similar to our jungle lodge adventure but... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Santa Teresa /Santa Teresa
  • Operator Eco Quechua Lodge
From US$ 1,092 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Sep 26
Sep 27
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South America - Travel Highlights and Travel Tips

South America is a vibrant continent, whose backbone is the Andes running from north to south with the Amazon river snaking through its northern part. High and low lands combine to create a continent of extremes. The highest waterfall (Angel Falls in Venezuela), the most voluminous river and the largest rainforest (the Amazon rainforest), the longest mountain range (the Andes), the driest place in the world (Atacama Desert in Chile), and even the best carnivals in the world - South America does nothing by halves. Visit South America to see some of the most interesting landscapes in the world, to sample the deliciously varied cuisines and the beautiful and friendly locals. Get ready to live life to the full when you are on a holiday to South America.

Travel Highlights

  • Head to the Peruvian Andes and climb the Inca trail on your way to the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu. It’s easily the most famous archaeological site in South America, and while there are some great alternatives, the Inca Trail is iconic.
  • See the blinding white and blue of Salar de Uyuni, the Bolivian salt flats. An almost dreamlike experience, the salt flats stretch for as far as the eye can see, with the sparkling white salt and cerulean blue sky being completely void of any distractions.
  • Stand in the divine presence of Angel Falls, Venezuela. Almost one kilometer high, the waterfall cascades from a tepui - a table top mountain, called Auyantepui - and is approximately 16 times taller than Niagara Falls.
  • Canoe down the legendary Amazon river, the life source of our planet, and appreciate the interconnectivity of Earth and it’s inhabitants.
  • Get lost in the crowds and gawp at the rainbow coloured floats and the passionate Samba Schools of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival and get ready for a party like you’ve never experienced before.
  • Tango with the best in Buenos Aires.

Travel Tips

  • Brush up on your Spanish, as it’s the official language of most of South America, and a little effort goes a long way with the locals.
  • While much of South America is friendly to tourists, extreme poverty means some areas in large cities are off-limits. Keep your wits about, make smart decisions and you’ll only have great experiences.
  • Much like North America, South America is big on affordable bus journeys. The only difference is the variety of passengers you’re likely to meet - from a live chicken to your new best friend.
  • South America straddles the equator and the tropic of Capricorn, meaning most of the continent experiences a tropical climate. However, temperatures vary on the time of year and be aware that the southern part experiences reversed seasons, so plan your wardrobe carefully.
  • Visit your doctor before you travel and make sure you’re up-to-date on all vaccinations and medications needed for travelling in South America.
  • Eat local, it’s the best way to immerse yourself in the local culture and it’s also usually the cheapest way to get a good meal.
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