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 La Paz, Settle in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Spot condors at Colca Canyon, Sample the seafood in Lima.
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.
Explore the wonders of Glacier National Park, hike the scenic trails of Patagonia and marvel at the staggering beauty of it all.
See whitetip sharks, travel around the Galapagos Islands, camp in the highlands of Santa Cruz, visit Charles Darwin Station and the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre, hike Sierra Negra Volcano.
Whitewater-raft in the Amazon, trek to an active volcano, soak in mountain hot springs, speed down Cotopaxi Volcano on a mountain bike.
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.
This is a trip worthy of legendary status. See the highlights of every inch of the Americas - ruins in Peru, rainforests in Costa Rica, blues in New Orleans, New York and Canadian wilds!
Take in the glacial alpine scenery along the Huayhuash Circuit, challenge yourself conquering the high-altitude mountain passes, sleep in tents under the stars in the remote wilderness.
This fun and dynamic tour of Lima connects you with the heart and soul of this fascinating Peruvian city, from the people that really know what it’s like to live there – the locals.
Conquer the summit of Roraima, explore Canaima National Park, witness the power of Angel Falls, discover a ’lost world’ amid tabletop mountains.