Tours in South America
From the lush tropical rain forests of the Amazon Jungle to the incredible advancing glacier in Parque National los Glaciares. From the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. From beach resorts at sea-level to live volcanoes at altitudes of over 5000 metres. On this amazing continent there is a myriad of adventures to be had and a diversity of cultures, climates and terrains to be experienced.
Group, Overland & Adventure Tours in South America
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Top Reasons to Book a Tour to South America
By joining a tour you will be able to immerse yourself in the bustling latino culture, see world famous destinations, learn about the local culture, brush up on your salsa moves, improve your language skills and taste local cuisine. There are so many places you can visit in this continent, you go overland, dive in the Pacific ocean, sail the scenic coastline or trek the Andes all in just one adventure trip. We have a selection of the best tours in South America which are for budget backpackers, travellers, couples, groups or families, you will get an authentic experience and travel like a local. Some trips last a day whilst others last over 6 months.
An organised tour is a great way to see places which might be difficult to get to solo, also everything is organised for you therefore taking the stress away from planning a trip. This is a huge continent and can seem quite daunting if you haven't been there before or don't speak Spanish and by joining tours in South America you will also get to meet and travel with other people which can make the experience a lot more fun. There are so many different tours available in South America, this is one of the greatest destinations to travel in the world.
You can choose budget small group trips or if you have more flexibility there are lots of more expensive luxury trips. There are lots of different small group holidays available to book including adventure, overland, wildlife / nature tours, activity breaks, day and city sightseeing trips, hiking and trekking trips, cycling tours and family adventures. If you like to explore South America tours will appeal to you.
Overland Adventure Tours in South America
If you would like to see as much as possible there are lots of epic long overland adventure tours in South America where you can visit multiple countries. Some tours starts in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires which is Argentina's capital, here you will meet your guide and tour group. You will get lots of time to wander around the city and also visit the colourful neighbourhoods which have bright painted houses, very picturesq.
Highlights of overland tours in South America include visiting the capital of Uruguay - Montevideo where you will be able to take in the sights and sounds of this country. You will also get to see the stunning Foz do Iguazu waterfalls which are one of the best places to visit in the world, Ilha Grande which is one of the best islands in Brazil and see some spectacular beaches. Most tours finish in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro which is a great destination to visit, you can see places like Christ the Reedmer and Copacabana beach. Similar tours start in Lima.
Some overland trips last around 3 months where you can travel across South America. One trip we offer celebrates Christmas in the Inca city of Cuzco, New Year in Bolivia and Rio will be reached by February, in time for the biggest party in the world – Carnival! The duration is 63 nights (two thirds of the trip) in hotel and hostel accommodation – for those who want a few home comforts along the way!
However, this is still an expedition by nature of its long duration and some of the remote places you visit so you must expect a degree of hardship, including some long drives on rough roads. The route takes in popular destinations including Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, travelling through the Andes, across the Altiplano and Patagonia and passing deserts, volcanoes, glaciers and pampas grasslands. Your last 5 nights of the overland trip are in Rio during Carnival so you can party your heart out – the end-of-trip night out on this tour will be a big one!
Tours for 18-35's in South America
We have a selection of tours which are exclusively designed for 18-35's, where you can discover the country with likeminded similar aged travellers.
South America Tours for Solo Travellers
Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide.
South America Budget Tours
We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank.
South America Family Tours
Looking to explore with your family? Our website features specialist tours specifically for families. You will get a safe and structured authentic experience and also get lots of free time to enjoy the experience with your family.
South America City & Day Tours
Short for time? Want to see the highlights as quick as possible? There are day tours available to book throughout the country. Popular options include city tours where a local guide will usually show you the sights. These types of tours can be booked as part of a group or you can spend a little extra and get a private tour. Some city tours are totally free but you might be expected to give a tip.
Usually travellers of the same sex will share a twin room, but there is also the option to pay a little extra and get a private room. Accommodation can vary depending on the tour and location. Some tours also include homestays which allow for a facsinating cultural exchange.
Typical group sizes are around 8-18 travellers with an average of 12 but this can vary between the tour and operator.
On most tours you will travel overland in a private small tour van. For day trips and excursions sometimes you will use public transport and sometimes use internal flights to allow you to see the highlights as quick as possible.
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"Despite some limitations, this tour was a once in a life-time experience. To be able to remove the hassle and stress and just enjoy the ride was incredible and I would definitely recommend a trip to South America with Tucan Travel to anyone." - Emily, UK