"I love watching our guests discover the fascinating cultures of South America, from dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, to learning the traditional art of Andean weaving in Peru."
Trek the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu
Walk the ancient pathway of the Incas and ascend to Machu Picchu, known as the Lost City in the Clouds. You’ll explore this UNESCO site with a Local Specialist, who will reveal the mysteries of the great Incan civilisation. See the iconic Temple of the Sun, the Sacred Plaza, and a centuries-old sundial.
Enjoy the views of Iguazu Falls
Stretching across Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls are a monumental feat of nature. It’s the largest waterfall system in the world, and we’ll take you on an eco-train through the rainforest and along the catwalks to see the thundering waters. We’ll also show you the crown jewel of Iguazu, the mighty Devil’s Throat.
Climb Corcovado & admire Rio de Janeiro beneath you
Rising from the Tijuca Forest, Corcovado is a towering peak, visible from all over Rio de Janeiro. We’ll climb aboard a cogwheel train and make the journey to the summit, where you’ll find the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Marvel at this 38-meter sculpture and soak up the spectacular views of the city.
Take in the epic views in Patagonia
Our South America trips take you to the ends of the earth to Patagonia, a magnificent wilderness spanning Argentina and Chile. You’ll discover turquoise lakes, colossal glaciers, incredible wildlife and the rugged Andes mountains. Our Local Specialists will guide you through fjords and icefields, and introduce you to the ancient history and culture of Patagonia.
Discover the wildlife in Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands is one of the best places to travel in South America, with some of the world’s best wildlife viewing and scores of species found nowhere else on earth. We’ll go in search of the endemic wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin, including penguins, fur seals and the giant Galapagos tortoise.
Our top 5 things to do in South America
We’ll show you where to travel in South America, from the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu to the beautiful glacial wilderness of Patagonia.
Museum of Tomorrow
Set in a massive futuristic building, the Museum of Tomorrow reveals a glimpse of life in the future. The museum combines science with art, and displays digital ideas rather than objects and artefacts. Discover exhibitions on the Cosmos, Earth and Tomorrow, with interactive experiments and new initiatives for a sustainable world.
The Museo Inka is one of the world’s best museums on the Inca Empire. It’s filled with ancient mummies, crockery, jewellery, textiles, models, goldwork and the world’s largest collection of queros (ceremonial wooden drinking vessels). You can easily spend a few hours immersing yourself in the extraordinary world of the Incas.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Originally built in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes was moved to Buenos Aires in the early 1900s. Housed in a beautiful building, the museum holds the largest collection of art in Latin America and an excellent collection of European art, spanning from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
Best museums in South America
Our tours of South America take you to all the best museums across the continent, from the vivid history of the Incas, to a fascinating look into the future.
Empanadas are one of the most-loved South American dishes. Their name means ‘enbreaded’, or wrapped in bread, and they’re made by folding dough over a stuffing of meat, cheese or vegetables. They can be baked or fried, and you’ll find these tasty treats on streets all over the continent.
The Brazilians have been making moqueca for the past 300 years, and it’s the quintessential dish of Afro-Brazilian culture. Originally from Bahia, the dish is made from fresh fish mixed with coconut milk, tomatoes, garlic, onions, lime and coriander. Our Local Specialists will show you their favorite places to taste this delicious stew.
An asado is a traditional Argentine barbecue and a beloved part of the country’s culture. You’ll find a variety of meat such as beef, chicken, pork and chorizo, grilled on a parrilla (open fire). Served with red wine and salads, you can find asados on street corners across the country.
Best food in South America
The best South American vacations soak up the superb cuisine of the region, and we’ll show you all the top places to taste traditional Latin dishes.
What to pack for South America
All climate clothing
When you tour Latin America, you’ll need clothing to cover a range of climates, from the icy fjords of Patagonia, to the dripping jungles of Brazil.
You’ll encounter a variety of terrains in South America, and you’ll need to pack shoes that can take you from hiking the Inca Trail to dancing the tango in Buenos Aires.
South America is filled with some of the world’s most astonishing scenery, so be sure to bring a camera to capture all the magical moments.
You’re bound to be struck by inspiration as you encounter the landscapes and people of South America. A journal is a great way to record your memories to share with friends back home.
You’ll cover some epic distances when you travel Latin America, and a pair of headphones will provide some entertainment as you gaze out at the passing vistas.