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South America

ENJOY THE LATIN FLAVOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA

South America has captivated both travellers and adventurers alike with mind-boggling landscapes, entrancing culture and natural wonders. We concentrate on Peru and Bolivia, with many tours based around the challenging Inca Trail which finishes at the amazing site of Machu Picchu. You can do this trek on one of our group tours, or alternative book a tailor-made tour doing one of several different routes through the mountains here.

Elsewhere on the tours you can explore ancient Inca ruins, encounter local people in rural villages and bargain for hand-made crafts in bustling markets as well as view the Nazca Lines and crystal clear blue waters and floating houses of Lake Titicaca.

The jungles and plains are not to be forgotten either, and we visit the Amazonian rainforest in both Peru and Bolivia, as well as the the Pampas grasslands and the world's most extensive salt flats in Bolivia. Overall, South America is a an adventurers dream.

South America Countries

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 12th of May 2019
Walking with the Incas
US$3579 View Tour
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 10th of Jun 2019
Walking with the Incas
US$3579 View Tour
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 14th of Jul 2019
Walking with the Incas
US$3579 View Tour
Walking with the Incas Peru 19 11th of Aug 2019
Walking with the Incas
US$3579 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 12th of May 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
US$2649 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 10th of Jun 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
US$2649 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 14th of Jul 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
US$2649 View Tour
Machu Picchu Calling Peru 15 11th of Aug 2019
Machu Picchu Calling
US$2649 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 12th of May 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
US$3039 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 10th of Jun 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
US$3039 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 14th of Jul 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
US$3039 View Tour
Mountains to the Lakes Peru 21 11th of Aug 2019
Mountains to the Lakes
US$3039 View Tour
Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 3rd of May 2019
Bolivian Encounters
US$2749 View Tour
Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 31st of May 2019
Bolivian Encounters
US$2749 View Tour
Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 30th of Jun 2019
Bolivian Encounters
US$2749 View Tour
Bolivian Encounters Bolivia 15 2nd of Aug 2019
Bolivian Encounters
US$2749 View Tour

South America TOURS

Walking with the Incas

Get an in depth insight into the lost land of the Incas including Machu Picchu on this 19-day tour through Peru. Visit the Paracas National Reserve, Nazca lines and enjoy time exploring the Amazon jungle.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

19

From

$3579


Machu Picchu Calling

Discover the lost land of the Incas and visit Machu Picchu on this 15-day tour of Peru. Starting in Lima we head south to the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National Reserve.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

$2649


Mountains to the Lakes

A comprehensive 3-week Boliva and Peru tour. Discover the secrets of South America, visit tranquil Lake Titicaca and trek to Machu Picchu. See the Nazca Lines, Cuzco and La Paz.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

21

From

$3039


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TAILOR-MADE TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS South America

I thought it was very good we didn't have to worry about anything everything was in order and kept with the schedule as planned, unless we wanted to deviated from it to do somethingelse. The trip really a trip of a life time.
There was a time many years ago that I wanted to travel to Egypt and didn't because of the cost. This trip was, to me, very affordable. I think everyone should experience this trip. The tour guide was alos excellent, Sherif Mohammad.

We were very lucky there was only one other couple who were very nice and our guide was excellent. His name was Phuong. He had a lot of knowledge, put it over very well and was very concerned that we were all happy and always went out of his way to help and did 'the extra mile'. He really made the holiday so good
We thought it was a good tour but did not particularly enjoy the two full days at the seaside. It could have been cut back to one. We did enjoy the snorkeling and swimming. We would have also liked an extra day at Hulong Bay as it is a long journey each way and we barely had 24 hours there. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful in the tours and hotels

The service was generally prompt and courteous with many details provided for the questions. The service was very good!
This tour program was excellent in value for the price. I would recommend to all who are interested in touring these countries. Tour guide and other staff were all friendly and responsible. Two thumbs up!

This trip was about the same price as competitors but Encounters included the transfers and many meals. Some people may prefer to travel in local buses and stay in small hotels, but Encounters offers a more luxurious experience. On long hot days, the air con on the coach kept me going and I was delighted to take a swim in the hotel pool. The guide was brilliant, funny and engaging and managed to squeeze in some bonus excursions too.
Turkey was much greener and more modern than I expected. The historic sites were impressive and the tour went at the right pace. The hotels were all good quality, in good locations and had some impressive buffets. Of course there are plenty of ancient ruins, but each tells a different story so there were plenty of wow factors. My only regret was not giving myself more time in Istanbul.

Customer service was excellent. Every time I sent an email, I received a response very quickly. I took a trip last year and had to continually contact the company for responses, so getting detailed answers quickly was great and appreciated. In all honesty, not getting ignored after paying is a sign of a great company that cares about their client.
I enjoyed the trip. Only issue is that the tour guide changed a part of the trip because he didn't want us to do something. Not the fault of encounters. But otherwise the trip was great. I would like to say that travelling from Fez to Marrakech should be on a plane or train. Driving was too long and wasted a day.

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