If you’re the type of person who practices the tango in your room, has a llama selfie on your phone and dreams of dancing on Ipanema Beach (or on a glacier in Patagonia), South America is your bag.

Whether you want to trek Peru’s inc-a-credible Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, swim with sea lions in the Galapagos, snap mind-melting photos on the salt flats in Bolivia or party up a storm on the beach in Rio, South America ticks all the boxes. In the mood for some Indiana Jones-style jungle exploration? You’ll adore Ecuador. What about epic ruins and lots (and LOTS) of llamas? Say ‘how do you do’ to Peru! Want a healthy dose of vitamin D and sandy beaches? Try a li’l bit of Brazil. Ready to explore South America with a crew of 18-29 year olds on a Geckos small group adventure? Yeah? Let’s do this.

Why we love South America

  • Watching the sunrise over Machu Picchu is the most awesome reward after a four day trek along the Inca Trail
  • Spotting jaguars, caiman and tarantulas on a guided night safari in the Peruvian Amazon
  • The floating islands of Lake Titicaca are constructed entirely of reeds, and were made by the Uros people during ancient times. And you can totally visit on a Geckos tour of Peru
  • Partying up a storm in Ecuador’s Banos, a mecca for adventure-seeking travellers
  • Swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos – enough said.

TOURS in South America

Trip Name Days From AUD
Essential Peru

15

$3,325

Buenos Aires to Rio Journey

14

$2,250

Peru Unearthed

11

$3,120

Peru Highlights

15

$2,988

Peru at a Glance

8

$1,760

Bolivia to Argentina Adventure

20

$2,184

The Inca Trail

6

$1,170

Amazon Jungle Explorer

4

$450

A Taste of Galapagos

7

$1,388

A Pinch of Uyuni- Extension

3

$740

Galapagos Express

6

$3,460

Galapagos Discovery

7

$4,060

Galapagos on the cheap

11

$2,199

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Trip Reviews

Peru Highlights, January 2017

Georgie Murray

Peru Highlights, January 2017

Olivia Kesby

Peru Highlights, January 2017

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The Inca Trail, January 2017

Rachael Sills