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, stand in awe of breathtaking landscapes and discover a remarkable 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an adventure like no other.

Trafalgar's vacations in South America are 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.

Enjoy great-value inclusions like:

Insider Experiences including Unique Insights and more Local Specialties
• Authentic local dining experiences and many included meals
• First Class accommodation and transportation, including internal airfare
• The invaluable services of a professional Travel Director
• In-depth sightseeing with Local Experts in select locations
Welcome Reception including light meal and drink

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Our Vacations

Take a pick from 12 guided vacations throughout South America, including four new itineraries and two new extensions to Colombia and Ecuador! 

Ecuador new holiday

Colourful Trails of Ecuador

10 days from $2,295*

Enjoy Local Specialties such as traditional Andean flute making, the Ecuadorian candy Colaciones and the spiced rum drink, Canelazo.

Peru Machu Picchu Peru Lake Titicaca Peru cuco plaza
Icons of South America
22 days from $8,303*
Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at a local family's Buenos Aires home.
In the Footsteps of the Incas
10 days from $3,617*
Spend the night in an authentic 18th century colonial Hacienda in Cusco. 
Peru's Andean Explorer
13 days from $5,263*
Explore more than 360 artifacts found at Machu Picchu.
Brazil Riode Janeiro beach   Peru Lima   Argentina Patagonia Nahuel Hupai Lake
South America Revealed
16 days from $6,262*
Learn about the Teatro Colon Opera House, a landmark in Buenos Aires.
  Conquistadors, Scared Valleys & Inca Mysteries
11 days from $3,357*
Learn to make quinoa soup at a local family's home in Maras.
  Patagonian Grand Adventure
14 days from $6,383*
Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at a local family's Buenos Aires home.

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*Prices are per person, land only and based on double occupancy.

Itinerary Extensions

Extend your vacation with one of our exciting Extensions including the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon, and now Colombia!

Visit Manaus, Brazil on a Trafalgar guided tour extension Experience the Galapagos Islands with Trafalgar tours Visit Santiago, Chile before your Trafalgar guided tour extension to Easter Island
Brazilian Amazon
4 days from $1,325*
Galapagos Island Cruises - M/V Santa Cruz
7 days from $3,295*
Easter Island - From Santiago
4 days from $975*

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*Prices are per person, land only and based on double occupancy.

Trafalgar Blog

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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 vacation.

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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