South & Central America Tours

South America and Central America offer a myriad of choices to those looking for adventure on tour. From lush rainforests to arid deserts, white sandy beaches to active volcanoes, these landscapes contain a treasure trove of natural wonders to discover. Manmade marvels add to the mix, with ancient ruins waiting to be explored and effervescent cities welcoming you with rich cultures the rhythmic sounds of salsa.

Top Selling South & Central America Tours

4 Days Puerto Maldonado to Puerto Maldonado
Operated By: Peregrine
16 Days Lima to Rio de Janeiro
Operated By: Peregrine
31 Days Lima to Rio de Janeiro
Operated By: Peregrine
3 Days Rio de Janeiro to Rio de Janeiro
Operated By: Peregrine
3 Days Santiago to Santiago
Operated By: Peregrine
44 Days Lima to Rio de Janeiro
Operated By: Intrepid
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Must do experiences and highlights of South & Central America

Thundering Iguazú Falls
Thundering Iguazú Falls
Straddling Argentina and Brazil, this thundering series of falls drop up to 80m (262ft) and feed the lush green forests that ring the impressive cascades.
Havana by Vintage Car
Havana by Vintage Car
Explore the city by vintage car taking in colonial squares, museums, and streets lined with candy coloured buildings that illustrate Havana’s history and creativity.
Galápagos Animal Encounters
Galápagos Animal Encounters
Unique experiences await in this mecca of wildlife, where sea lions, giant tortoises, iguanas and blue footed boobies call the waters, volcanic terrain, and vast skies home.
Torres del Paine National Park
Torres del Paine National Park
Sharp pillars pierce the frosted skyline and turquoise lakes pool beneath them, catching their reflection. Glaciers spill from the valleys and calving icebergs groan as they break away and are set adrift in this spectacular landscape.
Machu Picchu at First Light
Machu Picchu at First Light
A puzzle of legend and stone. Visit at sunrise when the mist parts, and the sun’s first rays reveal this ancient Incan citadel atop the Andes. It is intriguing, awe inspiring, humbling and goose bump inducing.


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What our clients are saying about their journeys through South America

“Well organised sightseeing ”
Sundaram & Padmini Vellore - NSW, Australia Mar 2019
Our tour was run by Cosmos. The accommodation was good and our tour guide was very good. Most of the time we had to manage our own food. Sightseeing was well organised with local guides. Global Journeys did a good job organising our booking.

“Good Galapagos Tour but Guides could be better”
Greg & Julie - QLD, Australia Dec 2018
Seeing all the unique animals such as giant tortoises, marine iguanas, penguins etc was fantastic. The tour was well organised and run fairly smoothly. However, our various daily guides could have been more enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They showed us everything we expected (except the volcano on Isabella) and provided basic information. Some friends on a similar tour with a different company had guides who were genuinely interested and excited to be talking about "their" home and its animals, more

“Awesome tour of Cuba”
Christian - Germany Dec 2018
I enjoyed this tour a lot. The group was very good, we had an excellent guide and driver. Highly recommended tour. Best G Adventures tour for me so far. The booking through Global Journeys went very smoothly (main reason to not book directly with G Adventures was the better price tag).

“A window into the east of South America”
Daniel - VIC, Australia Nov 2018
Our Intrepid guide was very friendly and helpful, and showed great flexibility when dealing with unforeseen circumstances. Iguazu Falls was amazing! Thank you, Global Journeys, for a great flight deal.

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