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South America Tours and Holidays 2019/2020

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 ... Read More

3 Trips in South America with 2144 Reviews

Highlights
  • Trek this famous route with a local tour company.
  • Explore ancient ruins along the 4-day Inca Trail trek.
  • Enjoy amazing meals prepared by your expert chef and porters.
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Classic Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

The Classic Inca Trail is the most famous hike in South America and perhaps even ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Cusco/Cusco
  • Operator Action Peru Treks
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 690 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
Oct 21
Oct 28
Highlights
  • Lares Hot Springs.
  • Machu Picchu City.
  • Andean Villages.
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4-day, 3-night Lares Trek

Experience this version of Lares Trek, an authentic Inca Trail and alternative route to the ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Cusco/Cusco
  • Operator Action Peru Treks
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 690 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
May 25
May 26
Highlights
  • Stay in remote campsites.
  • Visit Inca ruins.
  • Explore the Machu Picchu Citadel.
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Ancascocha Trek

Step out of your regular life, and get back to nature! The Ancascocha Trail in ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Cusco/Cusco
  • Operator Action Peru Treks
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 759 4 days View Tour
Next Departures
May 25
May 26
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South America Tour Reviews

4.7 - Excellent Based on 2144 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Camino Verde Jungle Trek
Allison McWaters From USA At
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Bravo for Tangol!! Reviewed Tour: 4-Day El Calafate Tour
Philip From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“We spent unforgettable days in El Calafate. The Perito Moreno Glacier is really impressive. We recommend everyone to do the Minitrekking, because that way you can appreciate the glacier in a way that is much better than just seeing it from the catwalks. Our guide Mariano was able to answer all our questions and we will be eternally grateful to his great kindness.”
A great day Reviewed Tour: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar full day tour
Kerrie Lyons From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“The tour company left a message at our hotel telling us what time they would pick us up the next day. They were exactly on time which was great. Our tour guide (Frank?) was absolutely wonderful. So informative and he spoke english and spanish so well. I liked the fact there were only about 7 or 8 in our group too. It meant you had no trouble hearing what was being said. The walking tour of Valparaiso was a great way to see the place and if there was anything anyone in the group particularly wanted to look at it wasn't a problem. Lunch was at your own cost but it was a great restaurant that was chosen with wonderful views of Valparaiso. Visiting Vina Del Mar was good also and finishing the tour with a wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley was the perfect end to the day.”

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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