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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.
21 Nights from £5,148 €5,278 $5,692
A cross-continent odyssey from beaches to the high Andean mountains, via remote villages, cosmopolitan cities, Inca archaeology and dramatic landscapes.
28 Nights from £9,644 €10,673 $11,537
Cross the continent and cruise deep into the Amazon Rainforest. Enjoy cosmopolitan cities, colonial heritage, stunning Andean landscapes and the magnificent Iguassu Falls.
22 Nights from £5,402 €5,583 $6,023
A cross-continent adventure with alpine and Andean scenery, tropical beaches, cosmopolitan cities, magnificent waterfalls and colonial and Inca heritage.
14 Nights from £3,903 €3,783 $4,073
Magnificent waterfalls, cosmopolitan cities and Lake District landscapes. The stunning setting of Rio de Janeiro, modern lifestyle and cuisine contrasts with the classic feel…
17 Nights from £5,394 €5,573 $6,012
Cruise the Galapagos Islands and experience the culture and Inca heritage of the Andean region. Option to continue to Lake Titicaca, La Paz and the stunning setting of Rio de…
21 Nights from £5,768 €6,022 $6,498
An expedition to the remote salt flats and flamingo-filled lagoons of the high Andes and the Atacama desert. Cross mountains and valleys to reach Machu Picchu and discover the…
14 Nights from £4,118 €4,042 $4,353
Explore a region of Patagonian glaciers and Andean landscapes of lush forests, pristine lakes and snow-covered peaks, plus the windswept islands of Tierra del Fuego.
15 Nights from £5,269 €5,423 $5,850
Explore a land of glaciers and stunning landscapes at the southern tip of Latin America, combined with Andean landscapes of Torres del Paine, the glistening Lake District and…
12 Nights from £2,984 €2,681 $2,879
An introduction to the best of Brazil in a two week journey including cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, the magnificent Iguassu falls and Amazon rainforest, and colonial Salvador
20 Nights from £4,538 €4,546 $4,900
Comprehensive tour exploring Brazil's colonial origins, rich cultural heritage and natural wonders and vibrant cities
14 Nights from £4,139 €4,066 $4,380
Discover Peru's diverse landscapes and history, from the Coastal Desert, the altiplano and high peaks of the Andes, to the lush Amazon rainforest.
13 Nights from £4,465 €4,458 $4,805
A thin ribbon of land stretching between the Andes and the Pacific. We visit the Atacama desert, the green lakes and mighty volcanoes of the Lake District and the glaciers of…
13 Nights from £5,899 €6,179 $6,668
Fascinating contrast of the Atacama desert landscapes of salt flats, Tatio geysers and high mountains, with a cruise along the Chilean Fjords with lush forests, hot springs an…
14 Nights from £8,533 €9,339 $10,092
This tour includes the Amazon rainforest, a Galapagos cruise to experience the stunning friendly wildlife and an insight into the colonial charm of Quito, high in the mountain…
14 Nights from £5,928 €6,213 $6,706
Visit the mountain villages with local markets, along the Avenue of Volcanoes, high in the Andes. Take a cruise in the Galapagos Islands to observe the abundant friendly wildl…
'Our hotels were very good and our guides, Marvin, Mariel & Fernando were excellent: They had exceptional knowledge and made absolutely sure that our Peruvian experience was of the highest quality.'
'All the guides we had were excellent. We were contacted by phone twice by Veloso Tours' representatives who checked if we were satisfied and offered assistance if required.'
'All guides were excellent: Malla was a pleasant young lady, Hildana had a perfect mix of humour and friendliness, Manuel provided useful information and Fernando was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.'
'Our Argentinean guides and drivers were excellent, especially in Purmamarca and Iguazu: very knowledgeable and helpful.'
'Our guide Andy was excellent and very helpful as well as our driver throughout our stay in Bolivia.'
'We really enjoyed our holiday, especially with our guides: They take care of us, and made us feel special and welcome. Our trip went well and everyone was professional: Excellent services.'
'A huge thanks to Veloso Team. Everything went very smoothly which considering the number of flights, meetings, hotels, guides etc. was a miracle. Well done.'
'Our guide in Quito, Gabriel, and Mauricio in the Andean Landscapes area were excellent, knowledgeable, punctual, reliable and very flexible. Our guide Lena in the Amazon was outstanding.'
'Our guides were very good. Bethsheila Pinto in Cusco was very good and Maria Esther Segura in Quito excellent.'
'We were amazed the way the whole trip was organised: Guides and transport were all good, especially Joel Castillo in Machu Picchu and our driver in Ollantaytambo.'
'All went well, so thanks very much! Guides were very good, especially Emiliano in Buenos Aires. In Bolivia, the guide and driver were really kind and gave us a great journey out.'
'All guides were very good, especially Betesheila in Cusco who was excellent and knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with, and our guide in Buenos Aires, Emiliano.'
'We both thoroughly enjoyed our holiday from Veloso Tours, so 2/2 tours excellent to date. As a self-drive, your ground agent did track us down to see if things were going OK.'
'From the outset we had wonderful holidays. Our driver and Guide, Betsheyla, in Cusco were exceptional and helpful. In Rio de Janeiro, Eugenio, was very good and extremely knowledgeable.'
'The entire journey was absolutely seamless and everyone turning up without hiccup. So far everything has worked like clockwork and our guides have been prompt, attentive and very knowledgeable.'
'Our holiday worked well due to the suggestions Nick put in. Our guides were always early so there was no hanging out. Hotels and excursions exceeded expectations. We had the holiday of a lifetime.'
'Congratulation to your company for our splendid itinerary, documentation and your choice of the guides, especially Eugenio Souza in Rio de Janeiro who was amazing and Santana who was excellent.'
'The Andean Train Explorer from Puno to Cusco was just outstanding. Fernando Chara was a very friendly and excellent guide in Cusco.'
'We have been superbly looked after by Hector: Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, he made our stay in Bolivia hugely enjoyable. We will recommend Veloso Tours to our friends.'
'Guides and drivers were excellent with very good English. German, our guide in Bogota, was very knowledgeable, with a special interest in birding. Gabriel, our guide in Santa Marta, was terrific.'
'Thank you for this wonderful holiday. The experience has remained fresh in our memories. The outstanding scenery was matched by our guides' quality whose knowledge and care never failed to impress.'
'We have travelled extensively during all our life and this trip was the acme of excellence. Our guide Eugenio in Rio and Luiz in Iguassu, were excellent. It was an ideal unique experience.'
'All our guide were exceptional, sharing their enthusiasm and their knowledge of their countries. In Peru, Fernando and Henry were amazing and make our trip unforgettable."
'Everything went smoothly: Everywhere we were greeted by a cheery welcome and a quick transfer. Hotels were all very good as well as excursions. We've returned to the UK uplifted by our experiences.'
"For 4 weeks, we have been almost entirely at the mercy of the arrangements you put in place. We visited 7 different places and travelled 23,000 miles with never a worry and hardly a hitch."
'Everything worked perfectly and we were very pleased with the service Veloso provided. Our local guides were very good and our hotels of a high standard. Machu Picchu exceeded our expectations. '
'Your guides took us by the hand that we could totally relax throughout our journey. They were excellent and made the holiday fantastic through their efficiency, friendliness and knowledge.'
'Colombia is a captivating country with welcoming and friendly people. Guides and drivers were excellent and we had no security concerns at any time during the trip. An unforgettable trip.'
'All our guides were well qualified with excellent English, especially Fernando in Cusco and David on the Galapagos. Our trip was fascinating and we enjoyed every minute. Thank you.'
'Guides were excellent and really loved their countries. It was the first time we had personal guides and we were very impressed with them all. Always on time for pickups and nice clean vehicles.'
'We had 4 guides who were very different in character, but they were all excellent, friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and informative, especially Marvin Abanto in Lima.'
'Our holiday through Veloso was a real luxury tour for us. We felt safe at every moment and confident with our drivers. Guides were all efficient, helpful. It was a pleasure to spend time with them.'
'Thank you for all times and effort that went into our fabulous holiday. No complaints. Except that 4 weeks is unfortunately too short for visit these places.'
'Our guides: Marvin in Lima, Fernando in Cusco & Maria in Quito, were excellent, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We can’t thank them enough for making our holiday such a memorable time for all.'
'Amazing trip to Brazil thanks to your team. A special mention to Carlos Carbosa in Salvador Da Bahia: We found him to be a very friendly flexible guide who was also very good company.'
'All guides, especially Marvin Abanto in Lima and Betsheyla Pinto in Cusco were very friendly with excellent local and historical knowledge.'
'All our drivers and guides were very helpful. We were impressed by our guides' knowledge of Peruvian history and their excellent English, especially Fernando, Marvin and Richard.'
'Guides were exceptional: Enthusiasm & freshness they showed was as if they had just started and wanted to impress this is to be commended when considering they've been doing the job for many years.'
'You planned our itinerary perfectly and adjusted everything to suit our requirements. We feel privileged to have spent this time in Peru and will remember forever. Thank you.'
'All the guides were fantastic, they really made our trip wonderful. Transport all were excellent, faultless. Thank you. Our trip was a huge success and very enjoyable.'
'Our trip was extremely enjoyable and well-organized. Guides were very good and ground agent helpful; But there is a need for more fluent English speaking guides & drivers for English travellers.'
'Our holiday was very satisfactory and exceeded our expectations. Guides were knowledgeable and the Galapagos Cruise was amazing.'
'Our tour hosts were without fail. They were friendly, warm, informed, open and shared the love of their country. We recommend all of them highly, especially Eugenio in Rio and Gaby in Bariloche.'
'We had a wonderful time in Bolivia and loved every experience. Thank you for arranging for Carlos Campuzano to guide us. We enjoyed his company enormously. We recommend Veloso to all our friends.'
'We had a most fantastic holiday. Guides were all very knowledgeable, they took us around interesting places, and took into consideration our age and fitness levels making each part enjoyable.'
'Every guides & drivers were a joy to be with. Nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail shown by all should be commended. Silvia, Richard & Queoma were more like friends that guides.'
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