Do you practice the tango in your bedroom 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. Let’s do this!

Our TOP 13 TOURS in South America

Trip Name Days From USD
Essential Peru

15

$2,707

Buenos Aires to Rio Journey

14

$1,845

Peru Unearthed

11

$2,303

Peru Highlights

15

$2,286

Peru at a Glance

8

$1,262

Bolivia to Argentina Adventure

20

$2,521

The Inca Trail

6

$940

Amazon Jungle Explorer

4

$350

Taste of Galapagos

7

$1,130

A Pinch of Uyuni- Extension

3

$577

Galapagos Express

6

$2,066

Galapagos Discovery

7

$2,479

Galapagos on the cheap

9

$2,020

Our destinations for South America tours

Why you'll love south america

Conquer the Inca Trail with Geckos Adventures.

Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

High in the Andes Mountains is the fascinating Inca city of Machu Picchu. Compelling for its breath-taking beauty, as well as its complex design and the mystery that shrouds it (why was it built in such a remote location and what was it used for?). Whether you trek the challening Inca Trail or simply take the train, this incredible archaeological site will leave you in wonder.

Come and discover Machu Picchu 

 

Hear the roar of Iguazu Falls with Geckos Adventures.

Chase waterfalls at Iguazu Falls

Straddling the border of Brazil and Argentina, the chain of waterfalls that make up Iguazu Falls are an astonishing natural wonder. Stretching nearly three kilometres through dense rainforest, the endless cascade of crashing water creates an incredible roar. Get up close and feel the spray thanks to the network of board walks on the Argentinian side of the falls.

See the falls in Argentina

Discover the incredible Uyuni salt flats with Geckos Adventures.

Walk on the sky at the Uyuni salt flats

This surreal natural phenomena used to be a prehistoric lake covering much of southwest Bolivia. During the rainy season, water transforms this vast white plain into a giant mirror, creating an incredible, dream-like landscape where the sky and ground merge. Bring some toys and get ready to create some mind-bending trick photos.

Get sky-high on our Bolivia tours

Travel with Geckos Adventures and discover the amazing diversity of the Amazon.

Unleash your inner Indiana Jones in the Amazon

Covering 5.5 million square kilometres over nine countries and home to 30% of the world’s species, it’s no wonder the Amazon has reached near mythical status. Cruise the Amazon River, which snakes its way across the rainforest, then hike the forest floor or trek the treetop canopy for a glimpse into this fascinating ecosystem.

Start exploring the Amazon

Visit the Galapagos Islands on a Geckos Adventure.

Make friends on the Galapagos Islands

The place that inspired Charles Darwin’s ground-breaking theory of natural selection is overflowing with incredibly unique – and friendly – wildlife. Snorkel in crystal clear waters with playful sea lions and gigantic sea tortoises; get face-to-face with penguins and blue-footed boobies; or sunbath next to marine iguanas on black larva rocks.

Hop aboard a Galapagos cruise

Play beach soccer on Copacabana Beach

Play beach soccer on Copacabana Beach

So many iconic images are associated with Rio. The thriving atmosphere and white sands of Copacabana beach are legendary. Sunbathers sipping caipirinhas under umbrellas as tanned bodies play beach volleyball and football on wide sandy beaches. With Sugarloaf Mountain – a massive monolithic granite – jutting out from Guanabara Bay on one side, and Christ the Redeemer overlooking the city atop Corcovado Mountain, the entire city is a dream.

Samba on to our Brazil tours

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