South America Tours
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. Book a tour of South America and experience the highlights of this amazing continent for yourself.
Tours & Trips in South America
Explore South America on a Group Tour
There are a myriad of adventures to be had in South America and a diversity of cultures, climates and terrains to be experienced.
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 amazing tours of South America which are for solotravellers, couples and groups. Some trips last a day whilst others last over 6 months, you will get an authentic experience.
Best South America Tour Operators
Are you wondering what are the best South America tour companies to book with are? On One World 365 you can search and compare trips from top rated European tour operators including G Adventures and Oasis Overland. Thousands of people travel with these companies every year and they offer highly rated guided tours with good reviews.
Overland Tours in South America
If you would like to see as much as possible there are lots of epic long overland tours in South America where you can visit multiple countries. Overland trips can last from a few days to 3 months+ where you can travel across the whole of South America. Just some of the highlights can include visiting the capital of Uruguay - Montevideo, seeing the stunning Foz do Iguazu waterfalls which are one of the best places to visit in the world, seeing Machu Picchu, travelling through the Andes, across the Altiplano and Patagonia and passing deserts, volcanoes, glaciers and pampas grasslands.
Some 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 other cities like Lima. You will be able to take in the sights and sounds of this continent and get an experience guide to help you every step of the way. You will also get lots of free time to explore. Something to bear in mind is some trips have long durations and some of the remote places you visit so you must expect a degree of hardship, including some long drives on rough roads.
South America Adventure Tours
Most of the tours we promote are exclusively designed for 18-35's, where you can discover the country with likeminded similar aged travellers. Some of 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.
An adventure 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.
South America Backpacker 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. Some trips also included added extras for example short term volunteer programs in South America where you can mix sightseeing with giving back.
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 trips with lots of addeavailable 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 go backpacking in South America our trips will appeal to you.
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.
- Accommodation: 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.
- Group Sizes: Typical group sizes are around 8-18 travellers with an average of 12 but this can vary between the tour and operator.
- Transport: 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.
How to Book
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