South America Activity Holidays

South America offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for extreme sport or trekking, relaxation on a sandy beach, shopping in cosmopolitan or ancient cities, romantic honeymooning or a family trip into the Amazon, South America has it all! This is a continent that will have you returning to discover more time and time again. In South America you can trek, mountain-climb, walk, sand-board, zip-wire, boat, dive and horse ride, all in a world of incredible natural beauty.
There really is a South American itinerary out there with just the right balance of activities and experiences to suit you, just choose your path and mountain wisely! South America has much more to offer than just a look at Macchu Picchu, (although there are rumours of this being closed to tourists in the next decade, so perhaps you should hurry to climb it whilst you can!). For the more serious trekkers, few experiences in anywhere in the world can beat the sights you will come across in the wild Patagonia.

Our best walking hotels

If you love horses, then there is nothing on earth like riding through the Andes - it is a completely once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you are in Argentina, land of the Gauchos, in the Peruvian Andes or the Chilian Lake District, riding in this continent is unbeatable. English saddles are not as popular as the Gaucho American saddles but they can be found; you must just remember that these horses speak a different language...!

Our best horseriding hotels

Much of the joy of travel is the experience of other cultures and traditions; it is worth taking time to get to know and understand the local heritage of your chosen country. Cultural tourism is a tricky thing to accomplish well, but if it is done well it is incredibly worthwhile. The opportunity to interact on a personal level with the people whose country you are visiting will enhance your experience no end.

Our favourite cultural experience Hotels

South America offers some of the best diving in the world; there is an absolutely huge range of underwater sights at which to marvel. You might see whales and seals in the cold waters of Argentina's Valdes Peninsula, turtles and mantas in Brazil's Abrolhos Marine Park and even hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos. It is so varied and interesting that, in our opinion, a diving trip around South America is pretty much unbeatable and could be repeated with variety ad infinitum. 

Our best diving hotels

Winding your way down the Amazonian rivers and through bushy jungles in a boat is another extraordinary lifetime experience. Riverboating is a uniquely Amazonian experience and a great way to see wildlife along the way. There seems no better way to safari! The Galapagos Islands are best explored on a luxury Galapagos Cruise, sailing merrily around the unique archipelago. There are a number of boats, itineraries and options available for ways to do this.

Our best boating hotels




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

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