South American holidays are where scenery literally shifts from white-sand beaches and tropical jungle, to huge canyons and pale-blue icefields. You will find historic highlights that include Mayan temples, Inca cities and colonial churches; and wildlife in abundance with some really rather special king penguins, giant tortoises, jewel-coloured hummingbirds and tiny tree frogs.
Any visit to South America and you can’t fail to be dazzled by this captivating part of the world. Discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica, a destination often compared to stepping into a David Attenborough documentary due to the wonderful array of wildlife and fauna that awaits, or the rich culture of Peru. Travel to Chile and take in stunning fjords and lakes. You can marvel at volcanoes in Ecuador or thundering waterfalls in Brazil. Many want to tango the night away in Argentina or dance to the mariachi in Mexico. Or you could opt for a cruise holiday – voyages can take you around the idyllic isles of the Caribbean, along the white-sand coasts of Mexico and even to the pristine shores of Antarctica.
Unsure which South and Latin American country is for you? Here are a few of our favourites:
Famed for its incredible steak and wine, Argentina is a foodie’s paradise. Explore the fascinating and diverse city of Buenos Aires with its rich culture, bright colours, and learn the art of Tango! Venture south into the land of Gauchos, glaciers, forests, mountains and lakes. A trip to Argentina is incomplete without a visit to the thundering Iguazu falls on the Brazilian border!
Whether you’re looking to meander down the Amazon taking in the sights and sounds of one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet, take in the stunning landscapes and electric atmosphere of Brazils cities, or lounge on the sparkling white beaches, the largest country in South America certainly has the most to explore.
Journey between pure rain forests, volcanoes and endless unspoilt beaches, looking out for toucans & sloths along the way!
The Galapagos Islands
How many places in the world can you name that are home to a plethora of fascinating creatures, unfazed by the human life around them? The Galapagos Islands present a unique and extraordinary experience, whether by land or by cruise. With over 100 unique islands and islets, a small-ship cruise is a fantastic way to take it all in. Alternatively there are four inhabited islands inhabiting 25,000 people where you can take in the beautiful waters, rich with life and perfect for snorkelling!
The home of ancient Incan civilisations, fascinating towns and cities, and breath-taking scenery; Peru is easily one of the most visited countries in South America. From the Peruvian Amazon to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley to Lake Titicaca, here you will find an abundance of diversity to make sure that each day in your Peruvian adventure is different from the last.
So, whether you want to explore the peaks of the Andes to the lush Amazon Rainforest, Patagonian glaciers to moon-like deserts and idyllic beaches to unending salt plains, South America is the continent that really does have it all. But it’s not only the incredible variety of awe-inspiring landscapes that make South America so special. This is a continent that is home to vibrant cities, fascinating cultures, spectacular gastronomy and some of the friendliest people on the planet.
Many have a bucket list trip to the iconic Machu Picchu, and for some they wish to dance the tango in Buenos Aires, photographers and ramblers want to enjoy the Patagonian Icefields, but you may just wish to simply relax on the beaches of Brazil or take a river cruise down the Amazon, whatever your choice a holiday to South America is certain to be packed full of some very special memories. Choosing exactly what to fit into your South America trip can be quite overwhelming, but don’t worry, we would be delighted to help.
We can help create a holiday that includes exactly the places that you want to see, the things that you want to do, and the things that are most important to you.
Millie has been fortunate enough to visit this fascinating part of the world and will be thrilled to help ensure you don’t miss some of the spectacular highlights this part of the world has to offer!