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A little bit about South America

Discover South America, a continent like no other. Being the 4th largest continent, South America allows you to experience the most diverse nature, landscapes, climate and cultures.

In addition to the diverse natural environments and cultural aspects you can also enjoy buzzing metropolitan cities such as Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Montevideo. 

Go on an adventure and take a boat ride to witness one of the most remarkable waterfalls, the Iguazu Falls; spot the elusive wildlife in the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest; take a walk through the second driest place on the planet, the Atacama Desert in Chile and discover the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. Take pleasure in experiencing the different cultures by meeting friendly locals, learning about their history and enjoying the best regional cuisines.

From learning the Argentinian tango in a local café to hiking through the most beautiful places on Earth, South America will offer you the ultimate adventure either on a multi-country tour or just exploring one of the stunning Latin American countries.

South America has something to offer for everyone!

Choose from our range of unique trips or contact us and we’ll be happy to tailor the perfect itinerary to suit your requirements. 

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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?

The answer is yes, but there are places and situations that are dangerous, however, easily avoidable.

Nowadays South America is highly recognized tourist destination and the government with the help of the police makes sure that measures are taken to make people feel secure in towns, cities and tourist destinations.

Some safety notes: do not take your valuables with you, leave them locked in a safety deposit box; keep your spending money, camera and phone close to you, preferably beneath your clothing; do not go to areas where tourists are not expected; always use taxis with official identification.

The safest countries are ; 

  • 1 - Chile ; Global Peace Index Rank: 29/162
  • 2 - Uruguay ; Global Peace Index Rank: 44/162
  • 3 - Argentina ; Global Peace Index Rank: 60/162

What language do they speak in South America?

In South America most of the spoken languages are Portuguese and Spanish, while in Suriname the official language is Dutch, in Guyana and the Falkland Islands it is English and in French Guiana it is French. 

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 www.xe.com

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 travel insurance?

Travel insurance is compulsory and you should make sure that you have it before you visit South America. 

You might not be able to enter in Ecuador without a health insurance. 

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 kind of power adaptor plug do I need for South America?

Most countries in South America use European or USA style outlets, however, please visit the link to see the information for a specific country: http://electricaloutlet.org/#sthash.I6mEhe09.dpuf 

How long do I need to travel to South America?

It depends on your wishes. It is possible to travel a few days or spend months discovering South America. You can just focus on one country or travel though all the countries. We can adapt your itinerary to your wishes and time frame. 

Will I be travelling with people from other countries?

Yes as we operate internationally, it can happen that you travel together with people from other countries. 

How many people will be on my trip?

It depends on the tour, however, usually groups consist of 16-20 people. 

How much luggage can I bring?

For internal flights the luggage weight for a piece is limited to 20kg. 

Can I add an extra night on the beginning or end of my group trip, either before or during the trip?

Yes you most certainly can. We can arrange it for you with the help of our team. 

If I am travelling solo, will I be charged a single supplement?

If you are a solo traveller, you can choose between paying single supplement, or sharing with someone of the same gender. 

I have special dietary requirements, will they be catered for?

Yes, we will make sure that the hotels and restaurants are aware of the dietary requirements and you will be given meals that fit your diet. 

What clothes and footwear should I take with me?

It depends on the physical activity of the tour, but it is always recommended to take hiking boots and clothes appropriate to the weather conditions. It is recommended to research the weather conditions of each country before the tour. 

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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.

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.

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.

Patagonia

Located at the southern end of South America, Patagonia is home to stunning mountains, ice fields and wild land, barely touched by humans. The region includes must-see places like Torres Del Paine National Park, Tierra del Fuego, Bariloche, El Calafate..

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.

Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is the second-driest place on Earth. The landscape that includes salt flats, sandy deserts, rocky peaks and active volcanoes is a stunning and a perfect place for landscape photographers.

Our Vessels

Sea Spirit

116 Passengers

Delfin I

12 Passengers

Delfin III

43 Passengers

Amazon Clipper

16 Passengers

Delfin II

30 Passengers

MY Tucano

The Ventus Australis

210 Passengers

The Stella Australis

210 Passengers

M/V Ortelius

106 Passengers

Santa Cruz II

90 Passengers

La Pinta

48 Passengers

M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey

16 Passengers

M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey

16 Passengers

Isabela II

40 Passengers

Archipell

16 Passengers