The Amazon rainforest spreads across much of South America, accessed via specialist cruises and lodges, affording unique perspectives on jungle life.
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.
Our first-hand specialist knowledge and over 20 years of experience will enrich your experience. We provide deeper perspectives on local life, history and the environment and take you off the beaten track to the lesser known places.
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 experience local life and history.
In this section we have crafted excellent South America tours and itineraries for you to consider, both those which link multiple countries. Our Bespoke service will adjusted these tours to suit you, or we can start with a blank piece of paper and craft a truly unique itinerary tailor-made just for you.
The Amazon rainforest spreads across much of South America, accessed via specialist cruises and lodges, affording unique perspectives on jungle life.
The world's longest continental mountain range provides a spectacular backdrop to national parks, historic cities, pristine lakes and towering glaciers.
22 Nights from £5,498€5,422$6,697
A cross continent odyssey from tropical beaches to the Andean mountains, with cosmopolitan cities, remote villages, Inca ruins, colonial history, local culture and dramatic la…
30 Nights from £9,969€10,565$12,957
Cruise the Amazon from Brazil to Peru and discover cosmopolitan cities, colonial heritage, stunning Andean landscapes and the magnificent Iguassu Falls
23 Nights from £5,770€5,735$7,077
A five country South American adventure - Andean scenery, tropical beaches, cosmopolitan cities, waterfalls, colonial elegance and Inca heritage
16 Nights from £3,992€3,691$4,589
Discover the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls, cosmopolitan cities and Lake District landscapes as you journey across the Andes from Santiago to Rio
18 Nights from £5,761€5,725$7,065
Cruise the Galapagos Islands and explore the culture and Inca heritage of the Andean region.
23 Nights from £5,962€5,956$7,347
An expedition to the remote salt flats and flamingo-filled lagoons of the Andes and Atacama Desert. Travel to Machu Picchu and discover the island communities of Lake Titicaca…
16 Nights from £4,178€3,904$4,849
Explore Patagonian glaciers and Andean landscapes of lush forests, pristine lakes and snow-covered peaks, plus windswept Tierra del Fuego
17 Nights from £5,628€5,572$6,879
Explore a land of glaciers and stunning landscapes in Tierra del Fuego on a 4 night Patagonia cruise, combined with Andean landscapes and the glistening Lake District
13 Nights from £3,548€3,180$3,967
An introduction to the best of Brazil in a two week journey to cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, the magnificent Iguassu Falls, the Amazon rainforest and Salvador colonial history
21 Nights from £4,847€4,674$5,785
Comprehensive tour exploring Brazil's colonial origins, rich cultural heritage, natural wonders and vibrant cities
15 Nights from £4,420€4,183$5,188
Discover Peru's diverse landscapes and history, from the coastal desert to the altiplano, the high peaks of the Andes to the lush Amazon rainforest
15 Nights from £4,769€4,584$5,676
Discover the 'thin country' between the Andes and Pacific visiting the Atacama Desert, green lakes, mighty volcanoes in the Lake District and the glaciers of Torres del Paine
15 Nights from £5,992€5,990$7,388
A 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 a…
15 Nights from £8,969€9,415$11,557
This tour includes the Amazon rainforest, a Galapagos cruise and an insight into the colonial charm of Quito, high in the mountains
15 Nights from £6,331€6,380$7,863
Visit mountain villages with local markets, admire spectacular volcanoes in the Andes and enjoy a cruise in the Galapagos Islands observing the abundant wildlife
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.
We've always organized our own holiday. This was our 1st organized tour that we have been on – And we were completely satisfied with the organisation: Our expectations were more than satisfied!
All the guides were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Regarding our drivers, everyone was 1st Class and we always felt safe!
Everything was perfect so due credit goes to Veloso Tours for all your excellent organisation.
All guides without exception were informative, friendly and punctual. Skorpios was the highlight of the trip with friendly crew and amazing food.
Great holiday, fantastic organization, friendly staff at Veloso and on the ground, best food and amazing country! We could not have wished for any better. Thank you!
We really enjoyed Colombia – Great variety of scenery, activities and lovely people. We felt completely safe! Thank you for so much!
We loved the entire trip and were very well looked after throughout. All the guides and drivers were excellent and very knowledgeable. Thank you!
There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to put these packages together so seamlessly, so please pass on our thanks to all those who played their part! We enjoyed being treated as VIP's!
Thank you for organizing a fabulous holiday for us: The guides were amazing and enriched our holiday, all the hotels were all good, and the wildlife we saw was brilliant. We will recommend Veloso Tour…
Our guides were really helpful and informative and made a big difference to the holiday experience.
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Rio is famed for its iconic sights and fabulous beaches, but also offers a historic centre and coastal forest hikes.
Escape civilisation to secluded areas of pristine rainforest, and immerse yourself in the untamed wilds of the jungle.
Spread across the border with Brazil, the awesome Iguazu Falls are one of the continent's must-visit natural wonders.
Machu Picchu is one of the most recognisable archaeological sites in the world, buried deep in cloud forest.
Traditional villages, rural landscapes and hilltop Inca ruins bring you closer to Peru's fascinating past and present.
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Snow-covered mountains, dense forest, turquoise lakes and electric-blue icebergs await in Torres del Paine.