South America & Central America Travel Tours & Trips

Waved albatrosses and boobies on Espanola Island
Snorkelling in the volcanic cone of Devil’s Crown
Post Office Bay on Floreana
Frigatebird spotting
Puerto Ayora
Sullivan Bay's black lava field
Sombrero Chino
Bartolome's lunar-like landscape
The tortoises of Charles Darwin Research Station
Teotihuacan's Pyramids of the Sun and Moon
  • Trips & tours in South America & Central America

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    From US $780

    Arequipa & Colca Canyon Experience - Independent - 4 days

    Located 160 kilometres from Arequipa, the Colca Canyon creates a dramatic split in the patchwork stepped terraces of the Colca Valley. Twice as deep as the...
    Countries visited: Peru
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    From US $755

    Lake Titicaca Experience - Independent - 4 days

    The traditional textiles and clothing of Taquile Island, hand-woven by the local Runakuna people using pre-Hispanic methods, are regarded as some of the finest...
    Countries visited: Peru
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    From US $1325

    Brazil Pantanal Experience - Independent - 4 days

    While the jaguars may prove elusive, the black howler monkeys are sure to greet you in Pantanal. Their morning vocalisations, known affectionately as the...
    Countries visited: Brazil
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    From US $705

    Mendoza Experience - Independent - 3 days

    Argentina’s world-famous reputation for winemaking goes back to the pink-skinned Criolla grape, which was first planted by Spanish missionaries around...
    Countries visited: Argentina
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    From US $2170

    Torres del Paine Experience - Independent - 4 days

    This trekking adventure incorporates Patagonia's finest mountain landscapes. From your base in Puerto Natales, head into the spectacular Torres Del Paine...
    Countries visited: Chile
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    From US $1240

    El Chalten Experience - Independent - 5 days

    While most of the glaciers in the world, including the 50 or so that straddle the backbone of the Patagonian Andes, are shrinking in today’s warming...
    Countries visited: Argentina
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    From US $1110

    Bariloche Experience - Independent - 4 days

    Surrounded by Patagonian peaks, Valdivian rainforest and a secluded glacial fjord, Nahuel Huapi Lake is legendary in more ways than one. In 1922, experts from...
    Countries visited: Argentina
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    From US $1142

    Perito Moreno Glacier Experience - Independent - 4 days

    The windy conditions of the Peninsula Magallanes make it an ideal place to spot the Andean condor. As the largest flying land bird in the Western Hemisphere,...
    Countries visited: Argentina
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    From US $3515

    San Jose to Panama - 17 days

    It’s no wonder so many people go to Boquete to retire. Nestled in the highlands of Panama, its mountainous surrounds, crisp fresh air, and local fruit...
    Countries visited: Costa Rica, Panama
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    From US $2495

    Panama Highlights - 10 days

    When hiking in Boquete keep an eye out for the resplendant quetzal, a bird with near-mythic status around these parts. Sacred to the ancient Mayans and Aztec...
    Countries visited: Costa Rica, Panama
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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

    Rainforest Adventure

    Megan - United States, 21 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall the trip was amazing. The itinerary is very go go go without a lot of time for relaxing. The tour is like a sample of what each city has to offer. I felt that in some areas I could have stayed longer because there was so much to do and experience while other towns I would have completely removed from the tour. If you are looking for action packed adventure with lots of animal sightings along the way, this is the tour for you.

    Chile & Argentina

    Wroxy - Ireland, 5 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was my first 'comfort' trip and I have to say I was delighted, the hotels/transport and overall experience was outstanding and I would definitely recommend, the only issue was that I will never be able to travel basic again!

    Classic Galapagos - Southern Islands

    Kimberley - United States, 28 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Experiencing the wildlife up close was a once in a lifetime experience! The quality and professionalism of our guides and crew exceeded my expectations. Our naturalist guide, Fausto, was superb! His in depth knowledge and expertise of the islands and wildlife was presented in an understandable and engaging manner with a little bit of humor.

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