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.
See the best of Peru from Inca ruins, Indian markets, spectacular scenery and the lush landscapes of the Amazon. End with a little taste of Bolivia and the dizzy heights of La Paz.
Venture deep into the frozen heart of Patagonia on an adventure through South America’s spectacular scenery. Discover the pulsating energy of Buenos Aires before heading south to Patagonia
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.
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.
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.
Experience Brazilian beaches, Uruguayan home cooking and vibrant Argentinean culture on this unplugged Buenos Aires to Rio tour.
Deep in the jungles of Venezuela is Mount Roraima, inspiration for the Lost World and home to an incredible diversity of unique species. This complete gap year will help you explore it all!
Spend a day exploring the Inca city of Cusco on this great tour and get a taste for its history, culture and food while visiting Inca sites and historical markets.
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.