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.
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!
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!
Explore the wonders of Glacier National Park, hike the scenic trails of Patagonia and marvel at the staggering beauty of it all.
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.
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.
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 everything Peru has to offer, from ancient Inca ruins to delicious Pisco Sours. For an intro to Peru, this trip has it all!
Experience traditional life in the Amazon, witness cities and volcanoes, spot condors at Colca Canyon, conquer the Inca Trail, set in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca.
Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, feel like a local at an Andean homestay, spot soaring condors at Colca Canyon, take the chance to witness the Nazca Lines