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South America overland holidays

A varied selection of South America overland tours, from the leading specialist operators committed to conservation and local communities. With a range of budgets, trip lengths and destinations catered for, thereís an overland tour here to suit any South American adventure!

South America overland holidays
Buenos Aires to Rio holiday, South America
Vibrant Buenos Aires, colonial towns and thermal baths, from £0 (17 days) ex flights
South America holiday, small group tour
Journey across South America, from £0 (21 days) inc UK flights
Quito to Santiago overland tour
Epic journey taking in the sights and delights of Latin America, from £3450 - £3655 (55 days) ex flights
Quito to La Paz overland tour
5 week expedition across the Andes, from £1658 - £2345 (36 days) ex flights
South America overland tour
A cross-continental South America adventure, from £0 (45 days) ex flights
Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Overland adventure Chile to Argentina, from £2349 (21 days) ex flights
Bolivia and Peru tour
Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail, from £2395 - £2635 (25 days) ex flights
South America tour, coast to coast
Journey across South America, from £0 (19 days) inc UK flights
Andes overland journey, Atacama desert to Machu Picchu
Highlights of the South American Andes, from Ä3280 (24 days) ex flights
Bolivia tour, tailor made
Tour the magnificent landscapes of Bolivia., from Ä2390 - Ä3170 (26 days) ex flights
South America overland tour, coast to coast
From the Pacific across the Andes to the Atlantic, from £4579 - £4648 (49 days) ex flights
South America overland expedition
South America as few others will experience it, from £2325 - £2695 (15 weeks) ex flights
South America overland expedition, Andino
An incredible journey combining South America's highlights, from £3589 (56 days) ex flights
Atacama Crossing, Buenos Aires to La Paz
Experience the expanses of the Bolivian Altiplano, from £0 (15 days) ex flights
Buenos Aires to Rio small group holiday
Amazing discovery tour from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, from £1256 - £1395 (17 days) ex flights
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro tour
Live and breathe the Latino culture, from £1519 (16 days) ex flights
Lima to La Paz tours, Inca adventure
Join the ultimate Inca experience, from £1671 - £2025 (21 days) ex flights
South America coast to coast tour
A varied and adventurous tour across South America, from £1290 (7 weeks) ex flights
Lima to Santiago overland holiday
Travel through Peru Bolivia & Chile, from £0 (22 days) ex flights
Buenos Aires to Rio small group holiday, beach & culture
Travel through diverse vistas between Buenos Aires and Rio, from £485 (15 days) ex flights
Brazil to Lima overland tour via Buenos Aires
Enjoy the highlights of South America during the World Cup 2014, from £1995 (10 weeks) ex flights
Colombia holiday, overland tour
Adventure through Colombia - highlights and off the beaten track, from £0 (18 days) inc UK flights
South America tour, Lima to Lima via Rio
True adventure through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil!, from £2975 (15 weeks) ex flights
Andean holiday experience
A fascinating and spectacular group trip to Peru & Bolivia, from £1952 - £2169 (21 days) ex flights

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27 reviews for South America overland holidays4 star overall rating

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Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Memorable parts? Seeing the Moreno glacier and hiking in Torres del Paine. Tips? Make sure you have appropriate footwear (hiking boots). There is no need to bring a sleeping bag as these can be hired at the time (and they are good sleeping bags). Local benefits? The only benefit to local people would be the custom of staying in hotels/eating in restaurants. We did make a conscious effort not to leave rubbish and I suppose 30+ people using 1 bus instead of various means of... (more)Frank Sperling
From £2349 excluding flights
South America tour, coast to coast
For me it was a life long goal to see Machu Picchu, which no picture or video can replace the memories logged in my head of the sheer size and awe of this place. But also whilst travelling through other countries, the beautiful landscapes just amaze you. (more)Michael North
Every day was a wonderful experience during our stay in Brazil and Ecuador but I guess the Galapagos will be the most memorable. (more)Ann Hammersley
There were so many memorable parts! - Rio, Cusco, Iguacu falls, Machu Picchu, the rainforest, etc. Overall a brilliant cross section of South American sights and culture. (more)Brian Wright
From £0 including UK flights
Quito to La Paz overland tour
Memorable parts? Trekking the Inca trail was fantastic, it exceeded all my expectations. The porters were superhuman and the tour leaders superb. It is the best experience I have had so far. Tips? Listen to the safety tips of your tour leaders regarding valuables. Things did go missing on public transport with some of my travelling buddies. Local benefits? We visited local communities and bought direct from them. Stayed with families to experience their daily life. Overall... (more)Yuetmui Chung
From £1658 - £2345 excluding flights
South America overland tour
Memorable parts? Iguassu Falls the Uyuni salt flats and the Inca Trail. Tips? Donít go with this operator and donít worry about the language barrier. Local benefits? In parts but I think it could have been better in particular on the Brazilian leg (I did the southern cross with this operator) where I donít think there was any effort to interact with the locals. Overall rating? Overall it was an amazing experience I think the trip needs a few tweaks and if Iím honest... (more)Tim Antill
From £0 excluding flights
Bolivia and Peru tour
Memorable parts? Inca Trail! Making it and seeing Machu Picchu. Tips? Bring clothing for a variety of weather. Be prepared for early mornings, the possibility of altitude sickness... The more in shape you are, the more you will get out of the trip as well! Local benefits? Yes, I think the homestays were great, and the trip encompassed ecotourism, especially in the Amazon. Overall rating? Great. (more)Rachel Carbonell
From £2395 - £2635 excluding flights
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro tour
Memorable parts? There were a number of great parts to the holiday and it is impossible to single out one simply due to the diversity of the experiences we had. The whole holiday was amazing, but if I had to name the top three things I would say (in no particular order!) going to Iguazu Falls (especially the boat ride under the falls!), the boat trip we went on in Paraty and just being in Rio. Tips? If you want to see Buenos Aries or Rio (and I suggest they're worth seeing!!) then... (more)Carol Clutton
From £1368 - £1519 excluding flights
Rio to Buenos Aires holiday
We particularly enjoyed the ranch stay and the Iguazu falls. Buenos Aires was also a fantastic city. (more)Rachel Newnes
Hiking for the day in Illha Grande and two dogs coming with us, walking for hours around Paraty, best pedicure ever in Salto were the highlights (more)Karin Keschner
From £770 - £860 excluding flights
Bolivia tour, tailor made
The Bolivia salt flats and altiplano were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Jan Stockdale
Amboro and Refugui log Volcanes. Noel Kempf National Park. Altiplano (Sajama and Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve) were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Morten Ross
The most memorable part of the holiday was El Salar De Uyuni...It was really good. (more)raphaelle kieffer
From Ä2390 - Ä3170 including domestic flights only
Overland tour to South America, Andes to the Amazon
Memorable parts? Hiking on a glacier, coming face to face with penguins in Punta Tomba, canyoning down a 40 metre waterfall, meeting all my new friends Tips? We had a great time, and made 21 new friends... but it is quite intense being with other people for such a long time... bring earplugs and ipod and a very very warm sleeping bag. Local benefits? Yes, we always took our rubbish with us, and were careful not to make a mess. Overall rating? Had an amazing time,... (more)Caroline Eccles
From £1495 - £1645 excluding flights
Lima to Santiago overland holiday
Memorable parts? Machu picchu and the Uyuni salt flats. Tips? Pack well, all types of clothing are necessary and be prepared for the unexpected. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Exciting. (more)Michelle Zammit
From £0 excluding flights
South America overland expedition, Andino
Memorable parts? Uyuni Salt Flats as it was amazing and of course Machu Pichu... despite climbing and barely seeing it from the Sun Gate, the clouds eventually lifted and we were able to get some gorgeous photos one of which I have attached. I also loved the town of Cuzco and Punta Sal in Peru. Tips? On this trip you would meet loads of travellers which I thought was good as you were able to share experiences and learn about people and their life choices! The most important thing... (more)Roxanne Glaud
From £3589 excluding flights
Andes overland journey, Atacama desert to Machu Picchu
Memorable parts? Visiting Machu Picchu. Tips? Be prepared for the effects of altitude. We didn't get altitude sickness but suffered from tiredness, headaches and shortness of breath, especially when walking up hills. You need to give yourself longer to do things requiring physical effort. Local benefits? Yes, all guides, drivers and hotel staff were locals and we stayed with a local family on Lake Titicaca. There was an emphasis on conservation and reducing environmental... (more)Dianne Margaret Reidy
From Ä3280 excluding flights
South America highlights holiday
Amazing! Completely unforgettable. Everything was nicely organized to the last detail (more)Kiana Askari
Watching 50+ red mackaws gather in the Tambopata National Reserve was the most memorable part of this trip. Everyone who took care of us was local and, apart from being very friendly, they always made clear how important tourisim to their local well-being. (more)COLIN JONES
The most memorable bit was discovering a part of the world so unique and full of natural beauty. (more)Ian and Glenda Kubler
From £4090 including UK flights
Lima to La Paz tours, Inca adventure
The human, non-commercial elements were as rewarding as the fixed features like Machu Picchu, Islas Ballestas, Nazca, Titicaca; the chance to explore, interact, share a joke, have fun, bargain, to understand the frustrations and limitations, to take part in local living, if only briefly (more)Weng Yee
Most memorable? The incredible scenery over the Andean mountaintop passes. (more)Sean Mcardell
Macchu Picchu was lost in a cloud but as it cleared it was a magical experience and the pain of the trek eased into a sense of achievement. (more)Tracey Lawrence
From £1671 - £2025 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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