South America Holidays
It’s no wonder that spectacular South America holidays are quickly becoming the hottest travel destinations in the world. With magnificent, diverse landscapes, the lush Amazon jungle, exotic animals, lively locals, delicious cuisine, picture-perfect Caribbean beaches, and wonders of the world like Machu Picchu, it has to be seen to be believed. Perhaps the hardest thing is deciding exactly where to visit in South America, as well as whether you want all inclusive vacations or group tours.
Is it safe to travel to South America?
South American holidays continue to experience skyrocketing popularity each year. But a lot of people still have reservations about travelling to South America with tours and packages due to safety concerns. The truth is, there are many different countries in South America. There are thousands of towns across all landscapes from the jungle, mountains, ancient ruins, colonial towns, glaciers, beaches and trails. It’s impossible to group every location on South America holidays together for safety. It largely depends on the area of each country you are travelling to when on multi country tours. It’s recommended to take group tours when you travel to South America. That way, you know that all the destinations you are visiting during vacations are safe. Not only do you have experienced local guides giving you memorable private tours, but they are also familiar with the local areas. Also, your safety is their number one priority. Petty theft is not uncommon, so make sure to keep your valuables secure, and also only leave them in a safe in your hotel.
Where to visit in South America?
There are almost endless possibilities to explore in South America. Anything is possible, from hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to appreciating the European culture of Buenos Aires. The most popular destinations to explore when you visit South America are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. By taking guided tours, it enriches the local culture and provides you with an authentic experience. Eclipse Travel offers many different deals and group tours options for South America holidays. So that no matter what you are interested in, there is bound to be the perfect itinerary for you.
Best Countries in South America
Located along the south-eastern coast of South America, Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world and is home to both the highest and lowest points in South America. Our Argentina itineraries will show you some of the most spectacular natural sights the country has to offer.
Bolivia Tours are a favourite among us here at Eclipse Travel. Our Bolivia Tours explore the hidden gem of South America, a country which contains some of the most spectacular scenery and natural wonders found anywhere across the entire continent. Comprising a rich and ancient tradition of magic and worship, Bolivia has something for every travel enthusiast.
As South America’s largest country, Brazil Tours offer the exploration of a region covering a large proportion of the continent with most of that consisting of pristine Amazon Rainforest. Brazil Travel options include visiting Indian communities, staying in Amazon lodges or taking a cruise along the mighty Amazon River from Manaus. For wildlife, the Pantanal region will entice any birdwatcher with giant blue Macaws soaring above, while on the ground keep an eye open to see wild Jaguars.
Chile Tours are the best way to explore the rich and diverse region of the South American coast. With its stunning landscapes, historic beauty, local charm and delectable foods, Chile Travel with Eclipse will include all of the must-see destinations for anyone planning a trip to South America.
Colombia Tours will provide you with the perfect way to explore and enjoy one of Latin America’s most famous and mysterious locales. After battling decades of civil turmoil, Colombia has been revived and renewed to become an increasingly popular tourist destination with thousands of tourists discovering the rich and exciting cultures amongst the vibrant cities and stunning regional areas every year.
Your Ecuador Tours with Eclipse are designed to highlight the very best the country has to offer. It’s impossible to see everything in one go but with Eclipse, we’ll help you give that the best shot that you can. Ecuador may be the smallest Andean nation but it is packed with the most spectacular scenery. Your next Ecuador Travel adventure will certainly take your breath away, so now it’s just a question of exactly how your first visit to this amazing country should be planned out.
Peru is a destination with universal appeal and it never fails to deliver on its promises of enchantment and alluring, ancient mystique. Peru Tours with Eclipse are the best way to experience this rich and diverse country of natural wonders and ancient cultures.
Eclipse will help you uncover the life-changing experience your Uruguay Tours are certain to leave you with. Uruguay, in many ways, is Latin America’s best-kept secret. Enjoying a rich international reputation for sport, many of its wining and dining and cultural hotspots don’t often get the airtime they deserve.
Venezuela is often considered the forgotten country for most travellers in and throughout South America but Venezuela Tours could change all of that. Home to many unique natural wonders and stunning architecture, it should be on everyone’s must-see list and with Eclipse we can help you tailor the Venezuela Travels and highlights adventure package of your lifetime.
Eclipse Travel offers many popular South America holidays packages, which include multi country tours, all inclusive tours, private tours and group tours. No matter which way you prefer to travel, we’ve got the trip of a lifetime for you. They range from 14 to 31 days of action, adventure, cultural highlights, and iconic destinations which you will never forget.
When to visit South America?
South America is a huge continent and weather conditions differ greatly depending on which destinations you plan to visit. High season/summer is generally December to February. The warmest months are typically between January and March and the coolest months June to August.
Flights to South America
Eclipse Travel can assist with all your flight arrangements, including international flights, round- the-world flights, internal South America flights and South America air passes.
South America Visa requirements vary depending on which countries you will be visiting and also what passport you will be travelling on. To check the latest visa requirements and assistance with your application use our handy Visa Machine on our South America Travel Information page.
Blog Posts on South America
By Tim Farquhar
Patagonia, my absolute favorite gem in South America, boasts nature at its best. On my recent journey, I embarked on an inspiring cruise through the Southern fjords aboard the Magellan Explorer, which gracefully glided through the serene waters of the straits of Magellan and Beagle Channel. After this remarkable cruise, I ventured...
By Dan Slater
If you’re thinking of planning a holiday in Patagonia you might as well set aside some annual leave every few years because you’re going to want to return again and again. I’m currently enjoying my third visit and I can already clearly see outlined the itinerary of my fourth. There may have...
By Camilla Campbell
Have a trip booked to the Amazon but not 100% sure if you really NEED to pack that 10th bottle of deet or whether you need to trot down to Kathmandu to get kitted out in the newest khaki zip-off trousers and matching long-sleeve breathable shirt (yes, these are all thoughts I...
By Matt McMillan
Located off the coast of South America, the Galapagos Islands have some of the most diverse wildlife in the world making it a paradise for diving, bird watching and all nature lovers. The Galapagos can be a complicated destination and for most people a visit to the islands will be a once...
By Ben Janeczko
If you’re like me, you probably haven’t had many deserts on your travel bucket list. Interested in the Sahara – sure; been to the Simpson – absolutely; but Hollywood depictions of endless sand dunes with nothing but camels or mummy apocalypses had influenced my naïve perception of deserts as nice places to...