South America has some of the most diverse landscapes on earth, from the Amazon jungle to the peaks of the Andes, from the beaches of Rio to the ice fields of Patagonia. With such a range of attractions, there's something for everyone - on a South America tour you can combine a relaxing beach break with visits to historic colonial cities in Brazil, or experience real adventure travel on a bus ride across Bolivia or a trek to Machu Picchu.
The Andean heartland contains the area that once was the core of the Inca Empire. Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador are still the most Indian of the South American countries. Here you will find the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, the highest navigable lake in the world in Lake Titicaca, snow-covered peaks and live volcanos, like famous Cotopaxi in Ecuador, plus the dense rain forests of western Amazonia.
Or for a fascinating wildlife experience, cruise the pristine Galapagos Islands in Ecuador for close up encounters with giant tortoises and marine iguanas. Whichever way you are thinking of travelling, a trip to this amazing continent will give you a lifetime of memories.
13 hours (Peru)