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South America holidays enriched and tailored to you by our specialist first-hand knowledge and expert guides

Your South America holiday will lead you from the glorious clifftop Inca ruins of Peru to the towering Andean peaks and glaciers of Patagonia and the mysterious jungle of the Amazon Rainforest. You could cruise the volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, immerse yourself in rich indigenous culture and stroll idyllic golden beaches.

In a continent full of iconic sights, our first-hand specialist knowledge and nearly 20 years of experience will enrich your travels. We provide deeper perspectives on local life, history and the environment and take you off the beaten track to the lesser known places which define life in South America. Our hand-picked guides are entrusted to enhance and further personalise your holiday according to your interests and profile, bringing to life the wonderful locations and opening doors to bring you closer to the locals.

We have crafted a number of South America tours and itineraries for you to consider, both those which link multiple countries and many which explore one in more detail. These can be adjusted to suit you, or we can start with a blank piece of paper and come up with something truly unique and tailor-made just for you.

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Specialist Knowledge

Need some help with your trip? Paulo Veloso has travelled extensively across South America and can help with his knowledge and expertise of the attractions and services available.

Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest spreads across much of South America, accessed via specialist cruises and lodges, affording unique perspectives on jungle life.

The Andes

The world's longest continental mountain range provides a spectacular backdrop to national parks, historic cities, pristine lakes and towering glaciers.

Historic Cities

Discover momentous ancient, colonial and modern history in South America's diverse collection of fascinating cities.

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Specialist Insights
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A journey along the Andes

From the icy waters of Patagonia to the misty cloud forests of the equator, journey along the world's longest mountain range.…

10 best Inca Ruins & Archaeological Sites to Visit

Unlock the mysteries of one of the world's greatest civilisations at the best Inca ruins and archaeological sites in Peru and…

How to plan the perfect holiday to Peru

Plan your ideal Peru holiday; explore the Inca heartland, venture into the Amazon and see condors up close on a memorable tou…

Top 6 things to do in the Amazon Rainforest

Discover what to do in the Amazon Rainforest. Experience life in the jungle, spot exotic wildlife, meet local communities and…

Visiting the Galapagos: what to expect

Some of the things you can expect when visiting the Galapagos and how to find the right boat for you.

Where to see Condors in South America

Wondering where to see condors? Find out five of the best places in South America to see the majestic birds soaring at close…

Alternative honeymoons: 10 of the best

We present some of our favourite places for alternative honeymoons or special anniversary celebrations in South and Central A…

Top 5 places to go in Patagonia

Discover the top things to do in Patagonia. Choose from places to go such as Tierra del Fuego, Lake District & much more.

10 best train journeys in Latin America

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Family travel in Latin America: why do it & where to go

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7 ways to experience Buenos Aires

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7 ways to experience Rio de Janeiro

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10 Best Wildlife holidays in Latin America

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Suggestions & Recommendations

Galapagos Islands

This stunning archipelago, Darwin's living laboratory of evolution, provides unique opportunities for viewing wildlife at clo…

Rio de Janeiro

Rio is famed for its iconic sights and fabulous beaches, but also offers a historic centre and coastal forest hikes.

Brazilian Amazon Lodges

Escape civilisation to secluded areas of pristine rainforest, and immerse yourself in the untamed wilds of the jungle.

Iguazu Falls

Spread across the border with Brazil, the awesome Iguazu Falls are one of the continent's must-visit natural wonders.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most recognisable archaeological sites in the world, buried deep in cloud forest.

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Traditional villages, rural landscapes and hilltop Inca ruins bring you closer to Peru's fascinating past and present.

Bariloche & Lake District

Shared with Chile in Northern Patagonia, the Lake District offers wonderful alpine scenery and varied activities.

Torres del Paine

Snow-covered mountains, dense forest, turquoise lakes and electric-blue icebergs await in Torres del Paine.

Atacama Desert

The Atacama is a popular region of cinematic rock formations, billowing geysers and expansive salt flats.

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