No-one knows South America like we do


At South America Tours, we specialize in creating itineraries tailored to individual requirements, just let us know where you’d like to go, what you’d like to see, what standard of accommodation you prefer and the type of cruise you’d like to embark, our team will design your perfect South American holiday.

Whether you want to explore Peru, the Galapagos, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador or the Antarctica on their own or combine them for an epic journey, just let us know and we’ll plan your dream tour.

“Let us help you plan the trip of a lifetime and take care of you while exploring South America”

Nicholas Samuel / Founder

Our Difference

Hand-Picked, Local, Expert Guides To Enrich Your Journey

We consider our guides to be an extension of our team, our most important brand ambassadors and the key differentiators between taking you on just another tour and one that will be treasured for a lifetime. That’s why we hand-pick each one, working closely with our partners to ensure that only the best local guides are with you every step of the way. It’s no wonder that our expert guides feature so prominently in our customer testimonials, consistently praised for their professionalism, passion and knowledge.

Our Smaller Size Brings Bigger Benefits

Big isn’t always better, especially when it comes to ensuring authentic travel experiences and customer satisfaction. As an agency we are small by choice, only hiring true destination experts to guarantee clients the highest quality of service. Likewise we only use low capacity, boutique vessels that only operate small-group guided excursions, for a richer, fuller cruise experience, and when it comes to our land tours we go even smaller, only operating private tours and transfers for the most intimate and personalized of vacations.

The Best, Most Authentic Lodging

Collecting points by staying with a famous global hotel chain is all well and good, but it won’t add to your immersion into a different destination or culture. We go to great lengths to discover, review and inspect the best accommodation available for inclusion in our list of trusted providers, carefully selecting those that not only comply with our quality standards but also have an authentic ambiance that reflects the culture, history and energy of the region, and often some of the most stunning vistas imaginable.

A Meticulous Attention To Detail

The beauty of life and indeed travel is in the small details. To create exceptional experiences, we meticulously consider every detail of your journey. It may be selecting the right seats on a train ride to Machu Picchu for the best views, a welcome gift in your room, or maybe choosing the quietest cabins on your cruise. We excel in creating seamless, stress-free and inspirational itineraries based solidly on expert destination knowledge and those small personal touches that can make such a difference.

Make Meaningful Connections

The richest travel experiences are all about making connections. Those connections begin with a discovery call with our advisors to understand your travel dreams and desires and will continue on your trip – close-up wildlife encounters will give you a new appreciation for the natural world, you’ll share extraordinary, often life-changing experiences and form special bonds with your fellow travelers, crew and guides, and partake in real and positive social exchanges with the locals you’ll meet.

Explore With Experts

Whether it’s the local, expert advice of the destination specialists who live in and extensively travel throughout our destinations, personally inspecting every cruise vessel and boutique accommodation we offer, the quality cruise and tour operations of our trusted pioneering partners to ensure the highest service levels, or the expert local naturalist and cultural guides with you every step of the way to enrich your journey, you can relax, safe in the knowledge you’re in expert hands.

A Celebration Of Diversity

Diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We fully embrace and promote diversity, inclusivity and respect for our staff and our clientele. Our destination portfolio in itself is a celebration of the most biologically diverse marine and terrestrial habitats on South America & Antarctica. Perhaps most importantly of all, diversity means understanding that each and every traveler is unique, and that’s why our advisors will always curate an itinerary 100% personalized to you.

Our Focus On Responsible Travel, Conservation And Giving Back

Tourism has the potential to create both positive and negative impacts on people and places. At South America Tours, we are deeply aware of the role we play and take our commitment to responsible travel seriously through how we operate, manage our supply chain, work with local communities and encourage guests’ responsible behavior.

True, Unparalleled Adventure

The most biodiverse, remote, adventure-filled regions in South America are waiting to be explored and deliver the richest travel experiences you could ever imagine – intimate wildlife encounters, stimulating history, diverse landscapes and exquisite natural beauty. Whether you are a nature-enthusiast or bucket-lister, we have an expedition for you, an excursion to a remote corner of South America that yields unparalleled adventure in every sense of the word.

The Most Diverse Fleet In Small-Ship Expedition Cruising

Our curated portfolio of boutique expedition vessels provides clients with the widest array of elite expedition cruises in South America. Every vessel has been optimized, and in many instances custom built, for travel in their area of operation, range from just 8 to a maximum of 150 passengers capacity and boast exceptional levels of comfort and customer service to provide an excellent home base for exploration and adventure.