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South America

Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru on a Trafalgar tour of South America

Open the door to the real South America

La Boca neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina

In South America, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama we unlock the vast richness of these spectacular lands. You’ll delve into mystical ancient cultures, explore vibrant cities and stand in awe of breathtaking landscapes featuring a remarkable 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an adventure like no other.

Discover a South America adventure packed with unique Insider Experiences beyond anything you could do on your own; visit the amazing floating reed village of Peru’s Uros Indians to see their unique way of life, explore Panama’s Gamboa rainforest with a Smithsonian Institute expert and be the invited guest for lunch at the private mansion of distinguished Peruvian, Dr. Diez Canseco.

Some great-value inclusions you'll enjoy are:

• Exclusive Unique Insights and more Local Specialities
• Authentic local dining experiences and many included meals
• First Class accommodation and transportation
• The invaluable services of a professional Travel Director
• In-depth sightseeing with local guides in select locations
Welcome Reception including light meal and drink

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New Itineraries

We'll show you more of South America than you ever imagined possible. 

Peru Machu Picchu

In the Footsteps of the Incas

10 Days from R35 877 per person

Explore the grand treasures of Lima, uncover ancient Inca archaeological sites and take in beautiful natural wonders on a guided holiday like no other.

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Icons of South America
22 days from R84 209 per person
Colourful Trails of Ecuador
10 days from R23 200 per person
Peru's Andean Explorer
13 days from R53 140 per person

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Itinerary Extensions

Extend your holiday with one of our exciting Itinerary Extensions:

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Brazilian Amazon
4 days from R11 200 per person
Galapagos Island Cruises - M/V Santa Cruz
7 days from R33 400 per person
Easter Island - From Santiago
4 days from R9 700 per person

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Read Lesleyanne's 'Land of the Incas' travel tale on the Trafalgar Blog

Lesleyanne's 'Land of the Incas' Travel Tale – Part 1

When I decided to go to South America, there was no doubt I would choose Peru. With Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Nazca Lines, it’s not often that so many sites can attract me to a single nation.

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Trip Reviews

Hear it from those who matter most – our guests! Read reviews on our South America itineraries from other travellers before you plan your next holiday.

Highlights of Peru

"My husband and I went on the Highlights of Peru tour in October 2012. Oh my God! Our trip was so amazing from beginning to end... As soon as we landed in Lima there was someone already waiting for us to take us to our hotel... Our tour director was Maritza and our local guide in Cusco was Harry. They truly made it easy to travel, everything was arranged for us. We travel to different cities and stay at different hotels, all we had to do was to pack our bags leave them outside of our hotel room and went for breakfast or lunch then took the bus to the another city and once we checked in and went to our hotel room our bags were already there. We did not have to worry about anything, everything absolutely everything! was taken care of." - Rosie, December 2012

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