South America Tours & Adventures

Guided backpacker experiences in South America

If you were to create the perfect continent for backpacker tours, you probably could not do better than South America. After all, it’s the continent with arguably the best (and certainly the most famous) trek in the world: the fabled Inca Trail that takes intrepid travellers up to Machu Picchu. It’s also the continent with the most scenically located city in the world: none other than famous Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, home of Carnival, the greatest party on Earth. It’s also the continent with… hang on, we’ll do more of that in a moment.

The sheer size, diversity, and near-embarrassing wealth of sights and experiences in South America presents a problem not only in listing it all, but also seeing it all. This is where tours really come into their own. Not only will they focus your attention on what of the region you really want to see, they’ll also do all the hard work to make it happen. Do you really want the stress of driving all the way from the equator to one of the southern-most points in the world, close to Antarctica, when somebody else can do it for you?

 

Awesome tours in South America

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Trekking Roraima

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Journey into a land that time forgot and conquer the pre-Cambrian tabletop summit of Roraima. The stunning mountain is sacred...

Machu Picchu Explorer (Original)

from £665.01

Peru

Discover South America’s ancient ruins, explore colonial sights and wander through vibrant markets to get a real taste of Andean...

Peru at a Glance

from £1,116.00

Peru

This is the bout you’ve been waiting for: You vs. the Inca Trail. Limber up in Lima, then fly to...

Machu Picchu Adventure

from £929.00

Peru

Get acquainted with the wonders of the Incas in this exhilarating introduction to Peru. Embrace cultures past and present in...

The Explorer

from £3,045.00

17 - 17 days

Brazil

Majestic Peru

from £2,048.00

Peru

Travel to Peru in style, from the hot coastal plains to the high cities of Cusco and ancient Machu Picchu....

Backroads & Highlands of Peru

from £999.00

Peru

Get off the beaten path in the highlands of Peru and discover stunning mountain scenery and remote cities few tourists...

Cuzco to Lima

from £1,677.00

Peru

Visit South America and travel through Peru from Cuzco to Lima. Uncover ancient mysteries and discover the rich culture of...

Easter Island Independent Adventure – Upgraded

from £819.00

Chile

Unravel the mystery of Rapa Nui with a private guide. Explore mythical Easter Island, known around the world for its...

Puno & Lake Titicaca Independent Adventure

from £199.00

Peru

Lake Titicaca is not only the largest lake in South America, it's also overflowing with culture and history. Sitting at...

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Touring South America

There are tours available that include as much of South America as is realistic for any period of time – begin in mega-diverse Venezuela before heading into so-hot-right-now Colombia. From there it’s down through Ecuador and into Peru for the aforementioned Inca Trail and some incredible food, before heading to the otherworldly salt flats in Bolivia and the Amazon Rainforest. Next up is Argentina, the life and culture of Buenos Aires contrasting with the stunning expanses of Patagonia as you cross into Chile. After that there’s nowhere to go but back up through Uruguay and into legendary Brazil.

Brazil represents the other kind of tour you might take in South America: a single country in depth, seeing everything it has to offer and becoming intimately acquainted. In Brazil alone there’s wild Rio de Janeiro, bustling Brasilia, and awesome Sao Paulo, not to mention a visit to the Amazon basin. You could spend six months there alone.

However you choose to tour South America, it’s guaranteed to be an adventure you’ll never forget.

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