The sights and sound are sure to amaze when you visit South America. Stretching from the Caribbean to Patagonia, the variety of cultures, climates and landscapes has to be experienced to be believed. Travel to destinations such as Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, and the Amazon or explore some of the many rapidly emerging highlights. Amongst others, Angel Falls, the Pantanal, Colombia, and Uyuni are all destinations which seduce even the weariest of traveller.
If you’re making South America travel plans, it’s worth taking note of the various extravagant festivals that occur year-round throughout the region, so you can try to catch them during your trip! Experience the world-famous Carnival of Brazil, the Oruro Carnival in Bolivia, Inti Raymi, the Inca Festival of the Sun in Peru, or Semana Santa celebrations across the continent leading up to Easter. Those with a taste for more than just adventure will not be disappointed. Peru is now considered one of the best food destinations in the world with its fresh ceviche, world-class restaurants, pisco and much more. Argentina is well-known for amazing wine, steak and empanada and a vibrant late-night dining scene but don’t miss out on Patagonian lamb or alfajores.
Contact Eclipse Travel today to plan your perfect South America tour. We’ll tailor your holiday experience according to your preferences, time, and budget to take you on a holiday you’ll never forget.
Deals & Popular South American Tours
The South America Loop
We start this trip in vibrant Buenos Aires before continuing north to the mighty Iguazu Falls and to the iconic…
Grand South America
Explore the most captivating natural and cultural wonders of South America on this 31 day tour. Explore cosmopolitan cities, ancient…
South America Essentials
Join us as we discover South America's most iconic destinations on this 2 week tour. From exploring the lost Inca…
Best of South America
From the moment you first step foot on the South American continent, you'll be surrounded by places and people steeped…
South America Blogs
Guest blog 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...
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...
Guest Blog by Angel Lopez-Sanchez The central regions of Chile and Argentina experienced this natural phenomenon in which the Moon, in its movement around the Earth, fully covers the Sun. Observing a Total Solar Eclipse is one of the greatest nature shows we can enjoy. Little by little, the Moon, in its eternal movement around...
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.
As the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the Americas, the Amazonian rainforests have an unparalleled variation of life. It is well known that the best place to see the Amazon is from the river, and our Amazon cruises offer a unique opportunity to get up close to the dark and exotic beauty and enthralling wildlife of one of the world’s most famous adventure destinations. Eclipse Travel offer package and tour options to Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and the Colombian Amazon. Choose from our selection of tranquil Amazon cruises and relaxing but enthralling lodge stays.
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.
Experience the wonders of the forgotten city on one of our legendary Machu Picchu tours. Even the most jaded of traveller cannot help but be seduced by the iconic Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, considered to be one of the new seven wonders in the modern world. This stunning site situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley is the best-preserved relic of Inca civilisation and South America’s most popular attraction with an estimated 3,000 people visiting on a typical day. Whether you reach Machu Picchu’s isolated location by trekking the world famous Inca Trail or in the comfort of a luxury train, you are certain to be astounded by its beauty and mystery.
Explore Patagonia’s magical landscapes on one of our many Patagonia tours, and take in the many highlights including Torres Del Paine, El Calafate & El Chalten. People travel from all over the world to marvel in the Andean paradise of this area with its icy beauty, rugged, towering mountains, and pristine lakes and rivers. Both Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia boast abundant wildlife, from soaring Andean Condor, to the meandering herds of the llama’s close cousin – the Guanaco, and for the very lucky, the elusive Puma. Fill your days, hiking, horse trekking, rafting, all the while soaking in the jaw dropping views.
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.