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Ballestas Islands, near Paracas, South America

South America

Lost civilisations, mist-shrouded mountains and (almost) impenetrable rainforest await

Tours in South America 

With lost cities, rainbow mountains, salt plains and extraordinary wildlife, our South America tours are filled with a wonder all of their own. From the Caribbean coast of Colombia to the glacial fjords of Patagonia, our South America trips cover an epic canvas and take in a riotous mix of culture and outstanding adventure trails.

There’s trekking in Chile; bird-watching in Guyana and the Galápagos; world-class heritage sites, such as Machu Picchu peaking through the cloud forest in Peru... and then there’s the Amazon Rainforest. On Exodus' South America trips, you will explore the biggest and most diverse ecosystem in the world - the stuff that holiday legends are made of. Choose one of our trekking adventures for a completely immersive experience, where you’ll not only spend time exploring the classic Inca Trail, you’ll also spend three nights camping deep within the Amazon Rainforest!

A big fan of wildlife? Our South America tours have this in abundance. The Galápagos encounters offer an experience like no other. There’s a high chance of spotting Galapagos penguins, Galapagos Giant tortoises, Whitetip reef sharks, Galapagos sea lions and Land & Marine iguanas. Snorkel equipment is provided free of charge on board the boat so you can see marine life up close. You’ll have to get your cameras at the ready to capture some truly incredible moments!

Add in Argentina’s deliciously smokey red wine and plate-sized steaks, and an adventure holiday in South America has all the ingredients for a trip like no other.

Our travellers rate our South America holidays as

4.6 / 5 based on 914 reviews

South America Adventure Holidays

Essential Peru

135 reviews

Discover southern Peru's archaeological and natural wonders

Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
15 Days from $3,999
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The Inca Trail in Comfort

29 reviews

Enjoy a little extra comfort as you follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
8 Days from $3,399
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Top Four South America trips

1. The Rainbow Mountains of Ausangate, Peru: This off-the-beaten-track region offers travellers the only lodge-based trek in Peru; the local Andean communities are lodge shareholders, meaning they benefit directly from tourist stays. Peru’s Cordillera Vilcanota is home to the spectacular rainbow mountains, with multicoloured stripes of rock, and the sacred mountain of Ausangate – deeply revered among the Andean communities.

2. The Lost City of Choquequirao, Peru: This is a chance to visit an incredible Inca fortress, without the crowds. Characterised by llama-decorated terraces and surrounded by the towering snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, it's one of the largest and best-preserved Inca sites after Machu Picchu, but much less well known. 

3. Trekking Highlights of Chile: Experience the contrasts of Chile while walking on volcanic slopes, over salt lakes and along glacial valley trails. Get away from the crowds in the Atacama Desert by trekking amid the natural springs and cacti of Guatin Valley.

4. The Avenue of the Volcano, EcuadorFor a country about the size of England, Ecuador manages to pack a mighty punch. This eye-opening trip delves into its fiery heart: the glacial peaks of its Andean volcanoes. It’s a challenging week, but if you’ve the stamina, Ecuador's got the views. And when the rewards include reviving hot-spring baths, reaching crater lakes seems all the sweeter.


Are flights included on your South America tours?

We offer both ‘land only’ and ‘flight inclusive’ bookings on the majority of our South America tours. However, some trips are offered ‘land only’ so it's important to check this before you book. If the South America trip you would like to book is showing as flights excluded, please contact a member of the experienced team at Exodus who will be able to provide a personally tailored quote for flights.

Are your South America trips guided?

Yes, our adventure holidays in South America are guided. Whether you’re wanting to sail out on a Catamaran to explore the Galapagos Islands, venture on an Antarctic expedition or navigate the Inca trail – you will always be accompanied by experienced tour guides or qualified expedition staff.

How long are the South America tours?

Our South America tours start at 6 days (excluding flights) and extend up to 23 days (including flights). No matter what type of adventure you’re looking to head on, what wildlife you would like to see or which famous sights you would like to witness, there is a South America trip perfect for everyone at Exodus.

Book your adventure holiday in South America today!

Whether you’re looking to experience the wonders of Antarctica, discover Chile or tick the Inca Trail off your bucket list, South America tours from Exodus are second to none and promise you an adventure to remember.

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