If you want to explore super-sized cities, ancient ruins and diverse landscapes, then you’ll love a escorted touring holiday of South America. Home to manmade wonders, famous landmarks, gorgeous beaches, parched deserts and lush rainforests, South America is quite simply one of the most varied and exciting continents on earth.
Escorted South American Tour holidays have something for every type of traveller and are ideal for those looking cultural and adventure escorted tours. As a continent that was changed by the arrival of Europeans and shaped by colonialism, slavery and revolutionary struggle, it’s a fascinating patchwork of indigenous cultures and ancient civilisations.
An escorted tour to South America is nothing short of sensational, and you can’t visit this part of the world without seeing the magnificent ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru. Be an explorer and take a trek into history to this world-famous archaeological site that’s embedded within a dramatic landscape and stands right in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. Whilst in Peru, be sure to spend some time in Cusco, the amazing former capital of the Incan empire and a spellbinding blend of impressive architecture, trendy cafes, cobblestone streets and wonderful neighbourhoods.
If you want to visit more than just one area of South America, you can choose an escorted tour that lets you explore Chile and its beautiful Lake District, as well as Argentina and its natural wonders and enigmatic cities. You could even take a Brazil holiday to either visit Rio or the Amazon, then travel to Guyana, the lost corner of South America to see Georgetown, spectacular wildlife and Kaieteur Falls. Alternatively, take an escorted tour to Ecuador to get better acquainted with the Amazon rainforest or the Ecuador Highlands region before taking a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
It’s so easy to discover the best of South America when you choose an escorted tour that’s organised by one of our respected tour operators. Go on a holiday to Columbia to unearth the historical delights of its capital and learn about coffee production on a guided farm tour or head to Brazil for a Rio de Janeiro Carnival experience. But as South America’s biggest country, Brazil has so much more to offer than just its huge seaside city of Rio de Janeiro, such as the megacity of Sao Paulo, the city of Manaus, the Mato Grosso region and the Pantanal wetlands.
You can also stop off in Bolivia to take in the breathtaking scenery and vibrant market towns or to venture to Potosi, an important colonial city and a must for those looking to add some history to their Bolivia escorted tour holiday. Another mesmerising destination is the Falkland Islands with their unique culture and long history, not forgetting Uruguay with its beach-lined coast and colourful carnival celebrations.
Colombia is currently one of South America’s most exciting destinations, with a rich cultural heritage, many areas of outstanding natural beauty and a notoriously friendly and welcoming population.
On this trip through Argentina and Chile, we walk among the glacial lakes and mountain ranges of Torres del Paine National Park, discover the captivating city of Buenos Aires and admire views of the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier.
On this trip through Argentina and Chile, we walk among the glacial lakes and mountain ranges of Torres del Paine National Park, discover Buenos Aires and admire views of the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier
On this exciting overland journey we travel from Argentina's capital Buenos Aires to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Explore lively cities, discover ancient cultures, walk through spectacular mountain scenery and indulge in hearty local cuisine on this journey through the ages.
Join us on this exploration of the vast Amazon River, as we journey from the city of Belem to Manaus, the capital of Brazil's Amazonas region.
Join us on a hiking trip to Patagonia, walking through the glaciers and peaks of the stunning mountain areas of Fitzroy and Torres del Paine.
Join us in Chile as we discover the arid Atacama Desert, a barren landscape peppered with hot springs and spouting geysers.
On this thrilling journey through the wonders of Peru, you’ll venture into the epic landscapes of Lake Titicaca, through the heart of the Inca Empire to Machu Picchu, and explore all that’s in between.
Chile is often known as the 'thin country ' from glaciers in the south to deserts in the north. Join us as we discover the arid Atacama Desert; a barren landscape peppered with hot springs and spouting geysers.
Explore the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, travel through the Andes mountains to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital and head into the Sacred Valley to trek the spectacular Inca Trail.
Travel through the Caucasus region and discover the diversity of a land straddling two continents.
Unique trekking amid the volcanic Galapagos archipelago and enjoy in this tour.
Complete the famous W-Trek in Chile’s Torres del Paine N.P., and walk amidst spectacular scenery in Argentina’s Fitzroy region.