South America Tours

Discover the icons of South America including UNESCO's Machu Picchu set high in the Andes Mountains and the volcanic archipelago of the Galápagos, to the jungles of the Amazon and the grasslands, deserts and glacial fjords of Patagonia in Chile on one of 406 guided and self-guided adventures through this unique and diverse continent bursting with life and culture.

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33 Days Rio de Janeiro to Lima
Operated By: Travelmarvel
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$426
35 Days Lima to Buenos Aires
Operated By: Bunnik Tours
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$18,624
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$371
19 Days Rio de Janeiro to Lima
Operated By: Cosmos
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Rio
Rio
Famed for Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer sitting atop Mount Corcovado Rio is also known for its sprawling shanty towns and its raucous Carnaval festival, the perfect place to begin your adventure.
<a href='/tours/peru'>Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu</a>
Journey through the heart of the Sacred Valley in Peru's Andean highlands to explore the 15th century abandoned Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.
<a href='/tours/amazon'>The Amazon</a>
Uncover a treasure trove of scenic and cultural experiences with naturalists and expert local guides on a small group adventure, guided tour or cruise of the Amazon.
<a href='/tours/galapagos'>Unique Living Museum</a>
The islands of Galápagos and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique 'living museum and showcase of evolution'. Many of creatures that call the islands home are found nowhere else in the world.
<a href='/tours/patagonia'>Deserts, Grasslands & Glaciers</a>
Patagonia is one of the last true wilderness areas with incredible hiking routes, icy glaciers, towering granite spires, incredible wildlife, dazzling blue lakes, golden grasslands and gorgeous fjords and waterfalls.

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What our clients are saying about their journeys through South America


“An unforgettable adventure”
Karen & Richard - NSW, Australia Nov 2019
Group travel was a new thing for us and South America was a destination that we approached with trepidation but the lure of remote Patagonia provided the inspiration to overcome our fears. We met our fellow travellers in the city of Buenos Aires, the vibrant home of the tango with a history that enveloped us with both intrigue and admiration. It’s a city with a European heart and a modern skin whose soul comes from its inhabitants who love life, eat late and gather in the cafés to chat away the night. ...read more

“Perfect holiday”
Shanghao - Singapore Oct 2019
We took a trip to Patagonia with Global Journeys/G Adventures and it was the best we could ever have had. Everything was taken care of, the guides were great and went the distance to add on extras so we could experience what the locals did. Response was quick as well, thanks Jemma for the wonderful trip.

“Well organised tour”
Sophie - NSW, Australia Oct 2019
Booking with Global Journeys was easy. Intrepid are a great company to travel with. Their tour leaders are supportive and know how to organise a trip! It was flawless. Great local guides - this trip had a bit of everything and it was a great trip for a glimpse of Peru. Very fast paced and active tour!

“Great adventure ”
Terry - WA, Australia Sep 2019
What an amazing adventure from starting in the Amazon to finishing in the Galápagos Islands it all went as smooth as. Our tour manager knew her stuff and ensured a seamless trip with all the flights and hotels. The local guides were very good, friendly and knowledgeable with lots to see and do every day. I highly recommend Global Journeys and will use them again and will do another Cosmos adventure.

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Why You Need to Book Early to Secure Your Inca Trail Trek Permit 30 July, 2019
Why You Need to Book Early to Secure Your Inca Trail Trek Permit

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an incredibly special experience and a privilege to undertake. Traversing the mountain passes and cloud forests over four days en route to the fascinatingly beautiful Incan citadel, and reaching it at sunrise, is an experience reserved for a lucky..

Inca Trail vs Quarry Trail 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..

Guided Treks You Can Take in South America 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..