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Embark on a mesmerizing journey through South America, discovering ancient civilizations, captivating cultures, and breathtaking natural wonders. Let our South America travel specialists help you plan an unforgettable trip!

South America is the 4th-largest continent on earth, and we consider it, without a doubt, one of the most alluring travel destinations. This is a land like no other – so varied and expansive that it offers a mind-boggling array of attractions, most of them household names the world over.

The best part of embarking on a South America tour? Before too long, the ‘big name’ attractions ‘almost’ become mere side trips because the best places to visit in South America offer so much more than their most iconic sights.

Experiencing South America is like stepping into a medley of different worlds all at once. From the lush Amazon rainforest to the towering peaks of the Andes, every corner offers something new and captivating. You can immerse yourself in the rhythms of salsa in Colombia, be utterly captivated by the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, and be enchanted by the vibrant street art of Buenos Aires. And for the ultimate wildlife experience, the Galapagos Islands reign supreme.

South America is a feast for the senses that will leave you longing to return again and again. Ready to embark on your ultimate South American journey? Contact us today!


When is the best time to travel to South America?

Summer is roughly from November to February, and winter from June to August. Most of the countries are all year round destinations. 

It depends on the activities you wish to do and on places you want to visit. 

  • Between October - November is the dry season in the Amazon, making for fine wildlife watching. 
  • December - March is the high season in Brazil and the Atlantic coast, the best time to visit Patagonia but also the busiest.
  • You can go to Patagonia from late September until beginning of April.  
  • For Peru, it is preferable to avoid the rainy season which takes place between January and March  

Is it safe to travel in South America?

Yes, travelling in South America is generally safe, but as with any destination, it's essential to remain cautious and aware of your surroundings. While some places and situations can pose risks, most tourist destinations prioritize visitor safety, and governments work with law enforcement to ensure security measures are in place.

Here are some safety tips for travelling in South America:

  • Keep valuables secure: Avoid carrying valuable items with you while exploring. Use hotel safety deposit boxes for storing passports, extra cash, and other valuables.
  • Stay aware: Be mindful of your surroundings and avoid venturing into areas where tourists are not expected, especially at night or in unfamiliar neighbourhoods. If in doubt, always ask your South America tour guide where it's safest to explore after dark.
  • Keep essentials close: Keep your spending money, camera, and phone secure, preferably hidden beneath your clothing or in a secure bag.
  • Use official transportation: Stick to reputable taxi services with official identification or ride-sharing apps where available. Avoid unmarked or unofficial taxis, especially if you're travelling alone.

What language do they speak in South America?

Aside from a few minor foreign exceptions (Dutch in Suriname, English in the Falkland Islands and Guyana, and French in French Guyana), one major exception (Portuguese in Brazil), and countless indigenous languages (Quechua up in the Andes or Tehuelche in Patagonia), the primary spoken language in South America is Spanish.

If you speak some Spanish, you'll notice distinct regional differences – from Peru to Chile, Argentina and even Uruguay: each country has its own peculiarities regarding vocabulary and pronunciation so you'll no doubt find conversations with locals to be both amusing and enlightening!

Yet, as far as travellers are concerned, it's important to stress that you can travel through all of South America without speaking any Spanish or Portuguese at all. Would it help to know a few local greetings and phrases and, perhaps, have a basic grasp of numbers? Sure! Locals love it when you 'attempt' to say at least 'hola!" However, speaking Spanish or Portuguese is no prerequisite to having a fantastic time on your South America tour!

What money do they use in South America?

Every country in South America has a different currency, however, US dollars are widely exchangeable and accepted in many large hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.

Argentina - Peso (ARS), Bolivia - Boliviano (BOB), Brazil - Brazilian Real (BRL), Chile - Chilean Peso (CLP), Colombia - Colombian Peso (COP), Ecuador - US Dollar (USD), Paraguay - Guarani (PYG), Peru - Nuevo Sol (PEN), Uruguay –Uruguayan Peso (UYU), Venezuela–Bolivar (VEF). You can check currency exchanges at

Do I need visa to travel to South America?

Visas are required by some nationalities for travel to certain South American countries. Please refer to the detailed information on the specific countries that you plan to travel through for visa requirements. 

Do I need to get vaccinations for South America?

Before travelling to South America it is recommended that you visit a medical professional to see which vaccinations are needed for a specific country. Recommended vaccinations are not mandatory, but required vaccinations are. The minimum vaccinations recommended from our side are: Yellow Fever, Hepatitis (A and B), Typhoid, Diphtheria, Cholera, Rabies, and Tetanus. 

What clothes and footwear should I take with me?

It depends on the level of physical activity involved in your chosen itinerary, but it is always recommended to take comfortable walking shoes and clothes appropriate to the weather conditions. It is recommended to research the weather conditions of each country before you depart on your trip to South America.

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Some of the main attractions

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Amazon Jungle

Being the world’s largest tropical rainforest and ranked as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, covering almost 40 percent of the continent and crossing the Amazon River, by far the world’s largest river by volume. Home to abundant wildlife.

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Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Archipelago, 19 islands situated 1.000km from the Ecuadorian mainland is home to exotic wildlife. Due to the extreme isolation, you can spot animals seen nowhere else including marine iguanas, giant tortoises, frigatebirds and more.

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, the ancient Incan citadel is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. It is set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru at an altitude of 2,430 metres and made up of more than 150 buildings.

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Iguazu Falls

One of the planet’s most inspiring sights, the Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall in the world split between Brazil and Argentina. It is made up of some 275 individual waterfalls and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984.

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful and interesting urban centres in the world. Rio de Janeiro is known for the beauty of its sandy beaches and hills as well as for hosting the best carnivals with musical samba rhythms.

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Patagonia, renowned for its rugged beauty and diverse landscapes, offers an unparalleled adventure for nature lovers. From towering peaks to pristine glaciers, visitors can explore this remote region's untamed wilderness.

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MY Tucano | Amazon Cruise Ship

Delfin II

30 Passengers

Delfin III

44 Passengers

Delfin I

8- 12 Passengers

Stella Australis

210 Passengers

Ventus Australis

210 Passengers

M/C Endemic | Galapagos Cruise Ship

Galapagos Seaman Journey

16 Passengers


16 Passengers

Coral I or Coral II

Coral I: 36 passengers Coral II: 20 passengers Passengers

Archipel I

16 Passengers

Galapagos Angel

16 Passengers

Isabela II

40 Passengers

Alya | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers

Legend | Galapagos Cruise Ship

100 Passengers

Grand Majestic

16 Passengers


16 Passengers

La Pinta

48 Passengers

Bonita | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers

Elite | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers


16 Passengers


20 Passengers

Natural Paradise | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers


16 Passengers

Ecogalaxy | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers

Treasure of Galapagos

16 Passengers

Petrel | Galapagos Cruise Ship

16 Passengers

Galapagos Horizon Trimaran

16 Passengers

Hermes Luxury Catamaran


20 Passengers