South America & Central America Travel Tours & Trips

Frigatebird spotting
Puerto Ayora
Sullivan Bay's black lava field
Sombrero Chino
Bartolome's lunar-like landscape
The tortoises of Charles Darwin Research Station
Waved albatrosses and boobies on Espanola Island
Snorkelling in the volcanic cone of Devil’s Crown
Post Office Bay on Floreana
San Cristobal de Las Casas' Chiapas indigenous culture
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  • Why we love South America & Central America

    • Latin America does nature on an unashamedly grand scale - from some of the world's best trekking in Patagonia's national parks to exploring Costa Rican cloud-forests; venturing upriver in Ecuador's Amazon to standing in awe of iconic Iguazu Falls
    • A great experience is to go to a milonga in Buenos Aires. These local tango shows are often in the back of a small restaurant and can be hard to find, so inside knowledge is the key!
    • Twitchers will love the Galapagos, and the nesting grounds of the waved albatross on Espanola Island. The birds nest on a cliff, and you can stand on the edge of it and watch these amazing creatures with a huge wingspan, flying right towards you
    • Around beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, in Chichicastenango, you’ll see priests performing ancient Mayan religious rituals on the steps of the relatively new (only four centuries old!) Catholic church
    • See the native Aymara women in the street markets of La Paz with their brightly coloured dresses offset by a few-sizes-too-small bowler hat

    Safety information

    Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Before you travel We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring. During your trip: You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number. What you can do: Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.

  • From our Blog

    Ride the rainbow: five of South America's most colourful destinations

    You’d need a pretty extensive colour wheel to capture the full spectrum of South America. The continent tends to manifest its passion and bravado in visible ways. 

    There’s that flash of Quechua pink and purple in Peru, a swirl of Argentine crimson or the eye-popping glitter of Rio’s...

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    The Galapagos Islands: the alternative safari

    It's no secret that the Galapagos Islands play host to some of the world's most fascinating, mesmerising and downright peculiar critters. And whether they inhabit land, air or sea, these animals serve up some of our planet's best opportunities to get up close and personal with wildlife. In fact, the level...

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    Your ultimate 2015 guide to the Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos Islands. Even just the name speaks of far-flung isles, untouched wilderness and that sought-after sense of discovery.

    Located almost a thousand kilometres off the coast of mainland Ecuador, and scattered throughout the equatorial seas of the Pacific Ocean, this tiny cluster of...

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    5 must-eats in Lima

     

    Lima has quickly become one of the world’s most acclaimed dining destinations. Laced with an eclectic mix of street stalls, cafes and fine dining haunts – foodies the world over are flocking to sample the city’s famed delights. Here are a few of our favourite places to taste the...

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    The pride of Peru: Renaldi Chacca

    After reading our chat with Renaldi Chacca, two things about him will become apparent: his unwavering love and pride for his home country, and his commitment to showing his travellers as much of it as he possibly can. Renaldi is the gold standard in everything Peregrine holds dear, and we are truly lucky...

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  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    South America in Depth

    Simon & Janet - Australia, 5 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our 34 day tour was carried out faultlessly and was beyond our expectations. It was the most adventurous, informative and enjoyable trip that we have ever taken providing extraordinary experiences almost every day.

    Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands

    Dave and April - New Zealand, 26 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellently guided, all transfers worked without a hitch, crew on board Queen Beatriz exceptional and the overall experience unforgettable. Being busy when we booked, the 7 day tour seemed appropriate, however one of these 'days' started at 6pm, the other finished after breakfast on the last day. We advise busy people carefully study the itinerary before finalising booking details! We feel we had a 5 day Galapagos tour, and we would have booked longer if it had been described as this.

    Amazon Wilderness

    Darlene and Larry - Canada, 22 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Another great tour. Experience of a life time. Like the Galapagos tour, you really only have two days in the jungle as two of the four days are travel days. To get the most out of the experience, I would recommend having the five day tour as it allows you three full days in the jungle. Regardless of this, we had two full days and saw lots of wildlife and plants. Also, it would be nice to be able to switch up your table mates at meal times as once you are put in a group, you have to stick with them and don't have an opportunity to talk to other people.

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