South America is a vast continent simply ripe for exploration. From the Amazon to the Andes, Patagonia to La Paz, there is much for curious travellers to see. There are a range of tours across South America that are sure to accommodate all budgets. Whether you want to trek the Inca Trail to the world-famous Machu Picchu, or cruise to the Galapagos Islands and discover the exotic wildlife, there is a tour to suit all travelling styles.

Don't miss these South America attractions

  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Piccu
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Cruising around the Galapagos Islands
  • Lake Titicaca

Monumental History

South America boasts some of the world’s largest cities and plenty of natural attractions. Brazil’s famed Rio de Janeiro is renowned as the party capital of the continent and one of the best times to visit this colourful city is during the annual Carnival, when its famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are taken over by hordes of festive revellers.

Argentina’s boisterous Buenos Aires is not only the nation’s capital but also the home of sultry national dance, the tango. Neighbouring Chile is home to a charming colonial capital in Santiago and some of South America’s most arresting architecture, while Caracas in Venezuela is renowned as one of the continent’s most cosmopolitan cities.

Ancient Trails

South America’s ancient history is perhaps no better illustrated than on the unforgettable Inca Trail from Cusco to the ruins of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes Mountains. It’s not just the altitude which leaves you breathless, and a guided trek will take you into the heart of one of the most unforgettable ancient ruins imaginable.

The Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, are famous for their abundance of endemic plants and animals. Once visited by Charles Darwin, today the Galapagos welcome thousands of nature lovers to their far-flung shores. Similarly exotic is a trip up the Amazon and deep into the heart of one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet.

Talk to a travel expert and personalise your trip

Talk to a Travel Expert

Our consultants:

  • Are based in New Zealand
  • Can answer your questions about fare types and inclusions
  • Can find exclusive packages to save you money

How can we help with your travel enquiry?

By proceeding I agree to Flight Centre's Terms of Use and my personal information being handled in accordance with Flight Centre's Privacy Policy.