DO YOU practice the tango in your room and dream of dancing on Ipanema Beach? South America MIGHT BE 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.

SOUTH AMERICA HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

TOP 13 TOURS in South America

Trip Name Days From NZD
Essential Peru

15

$3,985

Buenos Aires to Rio Journey

14

$2,341

Peru Unearthed

11

$3,355

Peru Highlights

15

$3,385

Peru at a Glance

8

$1,895

Bolivia to Argentina Adventure

20

$3,314

The Inca Trail

6

$1,177

Amazon Jungle Explorer

4

$482

A Taste of Galapagos

7

$1,548

A Pinch of Uyuni- Extension

3

$795

Galapagos Express

6

$2,855

Galapagos Discovery

7

$3,426

Galapagos on the cheap

9

$2,748

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South America TRAVEL ARTICLES & INFORMATION 

SOUTH AMERICA tour Reviews

Quito to Lima Adventure, May 2017

Yildiz Latifi

Peru Highlights, May 2017

Sarah Droste

Peru Highlights, April 2017

Jasper Lienhard

Peru Highlights, April 2017

Kurstyn Morley