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 USD
Galapagos on the cheap



Buenos Aires to Rio Journey



Peru Unearthed



Peru Highlights



Peru at a Glance



Ecuador Highlights



The Inca Trail



Bolivia to Argentina Adventure



Lima to La Paz Discovery



Amazon Jungle Explorer



Essential Peru



A Taste of Galapagos



A Pinch of Uyuni- Extension



Quito to La Paz



Galapagos Express



Galapagos Discovery



Our destinations for South America tours

South America stories

Trip Reviews

Peru Highlights, September 2016

Seraphina Burke-xie

Taste of Galapagos, October 2016

Stephanie Rettiek

The Inca Trail, September 2016

Bradley Howard

The Inca Trail, September 2016

Amy-Lee Petherbridge