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.

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30 Days Lima to Quito
Operated By: Intrepid
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43 Days Quito to Buenos Aires
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10 Days Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
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8 Days Quito to Quito
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51 Days Lima to Rio de Janeiro
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10 Days Quito to Quito
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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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“Best Tour of Mexico Heartlands”
Sophie - NSW, Australia Apr 2019
We have previously travelled with Intrepid and they do not disappoint! They are always professional and really do have the best guides. Everything was as explained in their trip notes although the physical rating should be increased. This tour is quite physically demanding as we were always on the go and on our feet most of the day (so much to see and do!). Plenty of spare time if you do choose. Mexico is such a great destination with so much to offer. I would highly recommend this tour! Booking ...read more

“Cost-saver Rio, Iguassu and BA”
Phil & Diana - ACT, Australia Mar 2019
9 day tour of the 'gems' of the east coast of South America. There was a lot of free time, and many optionals (which were good, if fairly expensive). Hotels were fairly basic but clean, spacious and well-maintained. Tour guide was very good. The weather (April) was (unusually) fairly uncooperative, but it didn't detract too much from the experience. The 3 stops gave us good variety: spectacular Rio, awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls and cosmopolitan and stylish BA. A lot of really nice people on ...read more

“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.

“Ultimate South America with Brazil's Amazon”
Angie & Peter - QLD, Australia Mar 2019
Our Ultimate South America with Brazil Amazon extension tour was so amazing from the beginning until the end of our journey. It was our fourth tour with Cosmos and we were so impressed with how the schedules were properly planned and well organised. We're very happy with the included excursions this time but some optional excursions were not really worth the money we paid for as we took/purchased all the optional excursions offered. We were so blessed to have an excellent tour director, Mauro ...read more

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Your guide to travelling through South America

15 November, 2018
Inca Trail vs Quarry Trail

Whether you’re a history buff, keen trekker or just a traveller up for a challenge and some epic scenery, the dream of hiking to Machu Picchu is a commonly held one. As recently as 2007, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site gained status as one of seven New Wonders of the World and won..

17 October, 2018
Guided Treks You Can Take in South America

South America boasts diverse cultures and landscapes. Some of the most remote (and stunning!) reaches of this incredible continent are best accessed on foot, so it’s time to lace up the hiking boots and hit the trails! From the icy summits of the Andes to the lush jungles of Colombia, here are..

03 October, 2018
The Path to Machu Picchu - Inca Trail vs Lares Trek

Wisps of mist curl and weave through stone pillars as the sun finds pockets of cloud and archways to shine through, illuminating Machu Picchu. The ruins stand quietly commanding the mountainside, shrouded in mystery and intrigue. You may not be entirely prepared for the emotion that tugs at..