South America Holidays, Vacation, Tours and Travel Planning

A South America Holiday to this vast and diverse continent that is blessed with spectacular scenery, fascinating ancient ruins,a huge variety of wildlife and delightfully hospitable locals. A South America Tour and Holiday Package may include trekking the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, tango dancing in Argentina, exploring the serene and untamed archipelago of the Galapagos Islands, trekking through Torres del Paine National Park and so much more.

We are a family and friends run specialist tour operator with years upon years of experience. We would love to help with all the details, advice and logistics about the best places for a South America Holiday, when to visit South America and where to go in Latin America. 

We are the south america experts

Travel with South America Odyssey

South America Odyssey is a family and friends run specialist tour operator. We are a tight nit team of travellers that are very fortunate to work in an industry doing what we absolutely love and know best. The owner of the company still sits and works with us on a daily basis, sharing his knowledge and passion for travel. As a specialist tour operator without a huge marketing budget we rely on repeat and recommended clients- to us, you are much more than a number. We will do everything we can to ensure that your trip is perfect, truly rememberable and leaves you in love with where you have visited. 

Our passionate team here at South America Odyssey know all these different locations and local customs intimately and we are experts at designing the best, most authentic, tailor-made itineraries. We will devise a South America adventure for you to treasure forever. We work very closely with our clients to design and build completely bespoke, dream-fulfilling itineraries and holiday packages to these spectacular ancient lands; all the way from the dreamy Costa Rican coast to the Antarctic glaciers in the south.  

We only work with hotels and lodges we have personally visited and ones that have passed our rigorous checks. Our criteria may include charm, location, aspect, as well as luxury or price. Often we are the only tour operator to tell you the tide differential, or what to look for around the corner. We have personally hand-picked our guides, as we know that they can make all the difference between a really great holiday, and a trip of a lifetime. All of us return regularly to inspect old favourite hotels or visit new ones, seek out new excursions, try new restaurants and generally have a great time under the guise of 'work research'... Essentially, you are safe in the knowledge that your South America Holiday is in the hands of South America travel experts. 

  • The team all specialise in our own areas ensuring detailed experts with a real passion and understanding for the places we love 
  • We only work with hotels and boats that we have personally experienced 
  • We provide comprehensive pre departure documentation, friendly trip planning support and if we can ever help you with anyting we love to hear from you
  • We check you in for your flights, keep an eye on your trip and do all we can to ensure that all you have to worry about is enjoying your holiday
  • As a specialist boutique company that lives and breathes Latin America you are much more than a number to us. Don't just take our word for it, have a look at some of our reviews: Google reviews

South America Holidays & Vacations; where to go...

With so many wonderful options in this vast continent it can be a little overwhelming knowing where to start. We have designed this website to whet your appetite and give you a little inspiration as to what your trip to South America Holiday might look like. Nothing quite beats getting in touch to speak to us about your ideas or for further inspiration and information about the continent from our experts that have travelled extensively accross the continent. For more advice from an expert, drop us an email, give us a ring, or come visit us in our Putney (London, UK) offices. We would love to answer any questions you may have and to share our ideas and enthusiasm for this wonderful continent with you!

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When is the best time to visit South America?

South America is a vast continent with a range of micro-climates and various different seasons going on at any one time, making it impossible to pick just one or two 'best' months to visit for your South America vacation. Depending on your interests and when you would like to travel we can speak to you all about the best time to visit South America and what places are the best throughout the year. Please do get in touch to find out about the best seasons to visit the different countries and regions. We look forward to speaking to you about this spectacular continent.

Is booking with South America Odyssey Expensive?

Absolutely not. We pride ourselves on offering unbeatable value, unrivalled knowledge and genuine customer service. Our prices are very transparent and should you find a like for like itinerary cheaper than what we have proposed, although we think it very unlikely, we will beat it. That is our promise to you.

♦ Value and transparent pricing 
♦ Unrivalled destination knowledge & experienced specialists
♦ First class customer service 
♦ Bespoke personal itineraries 
♦ Perfect South America Holidays and Vacations

We then hope that you return having loved your South America holiday and tell all your friends and family about us.

The best hotels for a South America Vacation

With so many different options of hotels and lodges across the continent it is very difficult to categorically state what is the best hotel as everyone's interests are different. Generally we tend to prefer hotels that are representative of the area, that are abundant with character and the service and experience they offer assists in creating a wonderful South America Holiday. It all boils down to your tastes and what you are looking for and then we use our knowledge and experience to design your perfect South America Vacation. Have a look at the map below and underneath we have highlighted a few of our favourite lodges to give you a little more information about what the hotels and lodges of South and Central America are like. For more information and inpartial ideas about the best hotels in South America please get in touch as we would love to help.

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Map of South America

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Some of our favourite lodges

Customer service was impecable and their attention to detail was sublime. 


Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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South America Holidays & Tour Package IDEAS

Utterly perfect in every way



We create fabulous safari itineraries and honeymoons throughout South and Central America. Our knowledge and experience will guarantee you the very best possible itinerary for your budget and travel dates, and your money is protected by our ATOL bond.

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