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 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.
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.
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.
Experience Brazilian beaches, Uruguayan home cooking and vibrant Argentinean culture on this unplugged Buenos Aires to Rio tour.
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.
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.
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.
One of our most popular trips in the region for those looking to combine the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the world’s best known hikes.
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.
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.