South America Tours and Trip Packages 2024/2025

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.

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Antarctica Classic

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From the first to the last second, the expedition was not only carried out very professionally, but ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Photography tours & Wildlife +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

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Thanks for everything !!! This trip was just perfect. This was my first cruise ever and I loved it. ...
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship & Flight
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, German
days11 From US$ 11,495 View Tour
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

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Where can I apply ;-) loved it so much! Too bad the scales only go to 5, so i give
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship & Flight
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

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Unlike most people on this trip my husband had to drag me kicking and screaming to Antarctica! I am ...
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  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Argentina & Chile: Amazing Patagonia-13 Days

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Julia & Cynthia Hi, sadly our tour has ended. We had a fabulous time and wish we had a few
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & National parks +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping & Tent
  • Transport Bus, Boat & Ferry
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days13 From US$ 3,355 View Tour
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Eco Adventure Trip in Costa Rica

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I booked this trip for my daughter and me. She wanted action and adventure, every day, and this tri ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Rafting & Natural landmarks sightseeing +7 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Classic Antarctica - 10 days

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10 day polar expeditions and cruise trip to Ushuaia, Drake Passage and 2 other destinations traveling through Argentina and Antarctica. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 18-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 5,545 View Tour
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Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

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12 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour to San Jose, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and 5 other destinations in Costa Rica, Panama and Argentina. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Wildlife
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Private Vehicle, Minibus & Taxi
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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The Great South American Journey: Quito to Rio Adventure

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This trip was a life-changing experience that allowed me to experience such a diverse continent with ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Trekking and Hiking +3 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Hotel, Hostel, Hut, Home-stay, Camping, Bungalow & Villa
  • Transport Flight, Boat, Train, Bus, Private Vehicle, 4WD Jeep, Ferry & Taxi
  • Age Range 18-39 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Patagonia: the Ultimate Adventure

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There are plenty of great views in Patagonia but I think this one is the best. You see Fiztroy from
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Sightseeing Tours & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days05 From US$ 1,195 View Tour
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle

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14 day photography trip to Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands and 2 other destinations traveling through Argentina and Antarctica. Read More
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  • Activities Photography tours & Wildlife +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Bus, Private Vehicle & Cruise Ship
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days14 From US$ 10,199 View Tour
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

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11 day cruise trip to Punta Arenas and King George Island traveling through Chile and Antarctica. Read More
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  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
  • Transport Cruise Ship & Flight
  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days11 From US$ 27,295 View Tour
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South America Discovery

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15 day explorer tour to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and 7 other destinations in Brazil, Peru and Argentina. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Coach, Train, Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Costa Rica Adventure

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I thoroughly enjoyed my recent vacation The amazing accommodations, delectable cuisine, seamless tra ...
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  • Activities Rainforest and jungle visits & Adventure +2 more
  • Accommodation Home-stay, Hotel, Hostel & Resort
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Ferry & Minibus
  • Age Range 18-40 yrs
  • Operated in English
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5 - Excellent
Based on 2,106 customer reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Fiachra O Brolachain
“Had an amazing time on this tour. Manu, our tour guide, was a legend he made was part of making our tour group a family. The activities, transport, accommodation and everything else were all flawless. The whole thing greatly exceeded my expectations.”
Well-organized, informative and delightful trip
5 - Excellent
  • Stuart During
“The trip was excellent and covered a huge amount of Argentina and Uruguay. Guides were all attentive and knowledgeable , several with limited English but tried their best, nevertheless. Hotel accommodations were adequate: three-star or less.”
Great Trip!!!
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“The trails were very well marked and easy to hike on your own. There is a clear itinerary of where you should be each night. Do not bring food, as there is an excellent and ample breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. The showers were also decent and at all the camps on the W trek and had warm water. The sleeping bags and mats were warm enough, although I did go in December, so summer season. Transfers were seamless. We had to wait for the ferry to make a second trip at the end, so a one hour thirty minutes delay, and the buses waited on us to take us back to Puerto Natales. Having everything booked took the stress out of trying to get my own sites and transportation, and meals being provided saved a lot on weight. Overall, no complaints and a great trip!!”

South America - Travel Highlights and Travel Tips

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.