Destination

South America Holidays

Holidays in South America

A holiday to South America captivates the imagination of those with an appetite for adventure. The continent encompasses an eclectic topography, from the dense tropical rainforests of the Amazon to the snowy peaks of the Andes.

Host to the world’s largest carnival, Brazil is a colourful and spirited country. Head south into Argentina to take in the exhilarating sites of the Iguazu Falls before embarking on a romantic excursion to the icebergs of Ushuaia. On the west coast, budding explorers and history buffs can follow the footsteps of the Incas to trek the wonderous Machu Picchu in Peru. Take a trip to the mysterious Easter Island to discover its curious history. Inland, the picturesque Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia offer unique picture opportunities where the wet flats create mirror-like effects.

Explore the wonders on holidays in South America

At Hayes & Jarvis, our experts have spent more than 65 years honing a love of travel, so we can make your holiday in South America completely unique. With bespoke holidays to more than 60 worldwide destinations, you’ll be spoilt for choice. That’s why we’ve created multi centre holidays which allow you to explore multiple locations in one trip.

Combine a holiday in Brazil’s Rio De Janeiro with wine tasting in Mendoza for a gastronomic treat. Pair a trip to the Amazon or Machu Picchu with a refreshing visit to Brazil to soak up the sun, sand, sea. Or, give your sea legs a stretch with a holiday to Easter island, the Galapagos Islands and Patagonia by boat.

Destination Highlights
  • Experience cultural and historical influences
  • Indulge in local food
  • Explore Patagonia’s landscape
  • Discover the Galapagos islands
  • Hike to Machu Picchu
  • Absorb Rio de Janeiro’s atmosphere
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -3 to GMT -7, depending on area and time of year
  • Language Spanish in all countries except Brazil which is Portuguese
  • Health Information Speak to your GP for the latest information medical information.

Top Tips from our Experts

Robert

Destination Specialist

“While in Lima make sure to book your 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 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
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Belmond Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro

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Guide Price

£1,879 pp

Belmond Copacabana Palace
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Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Cusco

Cuzco

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Guide Price

£2,119 pp

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Cusco

Our South America destinations

South America

Brazil

Brazil

South America

Ecuador

Ecuador

South America

Argentina

Argentina

South America

Chile

Chile

South America

Peru

Peru

Types of South America holidays

South America Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
Bariloche

South America Tours

Tours

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