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South America Holidays

Colourful, chaotic, full of life

Energetic, colourful, vibrant: South America is everything you want and more from a holiday-of-a-lifetime! 

South America is really coming in to its own, with stunning cities and natural sights as well as wonderful hotels, superb restaurants and friendly locals. If it’s boundless adventure you’re looking for, South America has it. Trek the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, explore the Amazon rain forest, spot icebergs from Ushuaia, party in Rio, wonder at the Maoi statues on Easter Island and see stunning wildlife at the Galapagos Islands. You’ll meet effervescent locals, eat delicious cuisine and explore ancient ruins on this captivating, enchanting continent.

Combine your South American adventure with a trip to Mexico for even more fun in the sun. Head to Cancun or Riviera Maya for a luxury beach escape, or why not visit Mexico City for a spot of culture and sightseeing? 

Destination Highlights
  • Experiencing all that Rio has to offer
  • Icebergs at Ushuaia
  • Hiking in Patagonia
  • Seeing Machu Picchu
  • Drinking incredibly local wines
  • Discovering the Galapagos islands
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -3 to GMT -7, depending on area and time of year
  • Language Spanish in all countries except Brazil with is Portuguese
  • Health Information Speak to you GP for the latest information medical information.

Top Tips from our Experts

Robert

Destination Specialist

“While in Lima make sure to book you’re stay at The Hotel Estelar in Miraflores, it has a great location and the Restaurant on the 21st floor has great panoramic views of the city. A must do is the Larco Herrera Museum which houses a collection of over 4,000 pre and post Colombian artefacts.”

Barbara

Destination Specialist

“Make sure you have the time to visit the Iguazu Falls twice.  Once from the Brazil side and once from the Argentina side, as you’ll get a completely different experience.  Both of which are fabulous.”

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“The Belmond das Cataratas is the only hotel in Iguazu National Park (Brazilian side) if you want to walk out to see the falls, but for an extra special experience you can book a scenic helicopter flight over the falls to see the whole spectacle.”

Our South America destinations

South America

Brazil

Brazil

South America

Ecuador

Ecuador

South America

Argentina

Argentina
Chile

South America

Chile

Chile

South America

Peru

Peru

Types of South America holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

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Belmond Miraflores Park

Lima

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Belmond Miraflores Park
Unique

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro

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Belmond Copacabana Palace
Unique

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Cusco

Cuzco

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Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Cusco

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