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South America overland holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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!
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South America overland tour
A cross-continental South America adventure, from £4049 - £4249 (45 days) ex flights
Lima to Santiago overland holiday
Travel through Peru Bolivia & Chile, from £2499 - £2699 (21 days) ex flights
South America overland expedition
South America as few others will experience it, from £2595 (12 weeks) ex flights
La Paz to Buenos Aires overland truck tour
Overland from the Altiplano to Argentina's grasslands, from £680 - £900 (21 days) ex flights

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Lima to Rio overland truck tour
An epic overland expedition across South America, from £2575 - £2905 (60 days) ex flights
Lima to Cuzco overland truck tour in Peru
Explore Peru and the majestic Machu Picchu, from £576 - £800 (17 days) ex flights
South America tour, coast to coast
Journey across South America, from £2888 (19 days) ex flights
Buenos Aires to Rio small group holiday
Amazing discovery tour from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, from £1320 - £1905 (17 days) ex flights
Atacama Crossing, Buenos Aires to La Paz
Experience the expanses of the Bolivian Altiplano, from £1199 - £1319 (15 days) ex flights
Bolivia and Peru tour
Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail, from £2800 - £3235 (25 days) ex flights
Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro overland truck tour
A classic South American trip in Argentina and Brazil, from £790 - £890 (19 days) ex flights
Colombia holiday, overland tour
Adventure through Colombia - highlights and off the beaten track, from £2578 (17 days) ex flights
Overland tour to South America, Andes to the Amazon
Action packed South American overland tour, from £1785 (53 days) ex flights
Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires tour, Iguazu Falls
South American spirit & dizzying heights of Iguazu Falls, from £1449 - £1569 (17 days) ex flights
Rio to Buenos Aires holiday
Venture off in Brazil Argentina & Uruguay, from £1326 - £1445 (19 days) ex flights
Small group overland holiday, Lima to La Paz
Discover the Andean landscapes and culture in Peru & Bolivia, from £1629 - £1769 (21 days) ex flights
Buenos Aires to Rio holiday, South America
Vibrant Buenos Aires, colonial towns and thermal baths, from £1529 - £1649 (17 days) ex flights
Argentina and Chile holiday
Explore Argentina and Chile on our Puna and Atacama experience, from £2999 (13 days) ex flights
South America grand tour, Peru to Brazil
Experience South Americaís cultural and natural diversity, from £5000 (5 weeks) ex flights
Rio De Janeiro to Cuzco overland truck tour
Overland through Brazil's remote interior, from £1000 - £1040 (25 days) ex flights
Rio de Janeiro to Quito overland tour
An expedition through the heart of South America, from £2595 (92 days) ex flights
South America coast to coast tour
A varied and adventurous tour across South America, from £1385 (7 weeks) ex flights
South America highlights holiday
Discover the highlights of South America, from £3450 (21 days) ex flights
Peru to Chile small group holiday
From Peruís capital on the Pacific coast into the high Andes, from £2949 (21 days) ex flights
Highlights of South America holiday
Whistle-stop tour across South America's highlights, from £4769 - £4848 (32 days) ex flights
South America holiday, small group tour
Journey across South America, from £3738 - £3868 (21 days) ex flights
Andes overland journey, Atacama desert to Machu Picchu
Highlights of the South American Andes, from Ä3280 (24 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
Bolivia, Chile and Argentina overland truck tour
Discover the diversity of Bolivia, Argentina and Chile, from £860 - £900 (21 days) ex flights

17 reviews for South America overland holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent South America overland holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

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 £2800 - £3235 excluding flights
South America tour, coast to coast
Brilliant, amazing and so informative and well organised by our guide Etienne (more)Anne Marie Murray
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
From £2888 - £2938 excluding flights
Small group overland holiday, Lima to La Paz
Memorable parts? Hiking the Inca Trail Tips? Relax and enjoy! Hire poles & air mattresses Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Very good (more)Eileen Emmerson
From £1629 - £1769 excluding flights
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 £1785 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 £4049 - £4249 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 £1326 - £1445 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 £2499 - £2699 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 £3450 including domestic flights only
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 including domestic flights only

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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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