South America was made for backpacker tours. This is the continent with arguably the best (certainly the most famous) trek in the world: the fabled Inca Trail. This is the continent with the most scenically located city in the world: Rio de Janerio - also home to Carnival, the greatest party on Earth.
This is also the continent with the otherworldly Bolivian salt plains, the beautiful Amazon Rainforest and the stunning expanses of Patagonia.
Backpacker tours in South America range from standard city tours to wildly epic expeditions; how hard you travel is really up to you. Choose between photographing extraordinarily unique wildlife on the Galapagos Islands, hiking glaciers in Argentina or cycling tours around the Peruvian capital of Lima. And so much more.
Explore the wonders of Glacier National Park, hike the scenic trails of Patagonia and marvel at the staggering beauty of it all.
Experience the treasures of Argentina and Brazil in this jam-packed trip. From tango in Buenos Aires to sun and surf in Rio, explore two of the continent’s most vibrant capitals.
Live the Latino life on this journey from the dynamic Buenos Aires to exotic Rio de Janeiro. In between visit the spectacular Iguazu Falls, Sao Paulo and Uruguay’s melting pot capital.
Short on time? Not keen on sweating it out on the Inca Trail? Then join this Cusco tour to perform a major lifehack on your Peru travel plans.
Discover the best of Brazil with this cocktail of Rio, the world’s party capital, Sao Paulo, the world’s fastest growing city and Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls.
Surrounded by desert or a salt lake it’s easy to feel like you’re on the moon! On this trip you’ll see the Salar de Uyuni and bone-dry Atacama Desert, as well as contrasting capital...
If you want to do the Inca Trail/Machu Picchu, then this is your trip. With a tour guide and enough porters to poke a (walking) stick at, you’ll love every minute of it. Well, almost.
Discover Ecuador with this tour that takes you from the dizzy heights of Quito, through colourful Indian market towns and gorgeous countryside, to the Amazon rainforest and back again.
Mingle with Amazon locals during a homestay, get active in Baños, explore towering volcanoes and colonial cities, chill out on the beach or surf in Mancora and Huanchaco.
A blast of sunshine and sea air is a legitimate antidote to stress. Add in some cycling-induced endorphins, public art and boho neighbourhoods and you’ve got yourself a winning Lima tour.