Take an adventure holiday in SOUTH AMERICA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.
South America Adventure Holidays and Small Group Treks
South America is the richest ecological region on our planet. At the heart lies the Amazon - one of the world's greatest rivers - and its spectacular rainforest. Along the continents spine are the Andes, a magnificent wall of snow-capped peaks. Add to this, the world's most arid desert (the Atacama Desert) where it hasn't rained for 400 years, numerous active volcanoes, glaciers, icebergs and off shore islands teeming with unusual wildlife, and you have the excitingly diverse continent of South America.
The glorious empire of the Incas arose here and was the largest and most advanced empire on the American continent before its discovery by Europeans. At its height, the empire extended from northern Ecuador to central Chile and from the Andes to the coast.
Of the fifteen countries which make up the continent of South America, World Expeditions offers small group adventure holidays to Peru, Bolivia, Argentina (including Patagonia), Chile, Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuala. You can cycle, trek, climb or cruise your way through this exciting continent on your perfect adventure vacation.
South America Trekking Holidays - The Andes and Inca Trail
World Expeditions operates a range of small group adventure tours in the Andes, Altiplano and Peru.
Tour the Andes and Machu Picchu Ruins with our Classic Inca Trail
For an alternate Andes adventure, explore the Inca Ruins in Cuzco, trek the Inca Trail and camp beneath a backdrop of peaks including the impressive Salcantay (6271m)
Take part in a Community Travel Project in South America.
There are many great circuit treks of the world but the most magnificent would be the Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit trek in Northern Peru. This area of Peru is well known from Joe Simpson's amazing story of survival documented in his film and book titled "Touching the Void". A dense collection of towering peaks over 6000m. Each peak with its own distinctive character that is alluring not only to mountaineers, but all adventure trekkers. These mountains are flanked by cascading glaciers, azure blue lakes and alpine meadows containing fragile ecosystems. The continual sheer beauty of this mountain circumnavigation is a trekkers and photographer's paradise.
South America Wildlife Safari Adventures
Experience a range of wildlife adventure holidays in South America.
Explore the cultural heart of Peru including the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the markets at Cuzco and the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu with our Peru Encompassed
Overland adventure tour through Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. The South American Panorama has it all; Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Amazon jungle, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, La Paz and vibrant Rio de Janiero
Uncover the traditions, wildlife and natural wonders of Brazil. Explore Rio de Janiero, the Pantanal and Iguazu Falls
South American Adventure Cruises and Tours
The natural wonders of South America are often best experienced by water - from the tropical Amazon jungle to the magical volcanic landscapes and diverse wildlife of the Galapogos Islands.
Travel Venezuala's Lost World and journey by canoe to Angel Falls
Embark on an Amazon jungle expedition into the pristine Tambopata Reserve - explore the jungle on foot and by boat and experience the prolific birdlife of the Amazon rainforest
Canoe through the thick Amazon rainforest and cruise the Galapagos Islands in search of seals, tortoises, iguanas and unusual birdlife as part of our Ecuador & Galapagos Explorer
South America Adventure Touring - Patagonia's Parks & Wildlife
Patagonia is one of the most dramatic regions in the world - a perfect adventure holiday setting. It's a land of huge and rugged granite peaks soaring above grasslands and beech forests. Experience magnificent mountains, flowering meadows and pristine forest on our day walk adventures through the Torres Del Paine and Los Glacieres National Parks. More South American Day Walk Holidays
The vast area of Southern Chile and Argentina supports penguin and seal colonies, herds of guanacos, fields of colourful butterflies and skies where condor and eagle fly overhead. Our Paine & Fitz Roy Trek, and Torres Del Paine Circuit treks are a great way to immerse yourself in this natural wonderland. More trekking in Patagonia
South America Mountaineering Expeditions
World Expeditions guides four South American mountaineering adventures. Our extensive knowledge and experience with the higher elevations has earned us an enviable trakce record in safely guiding our participants to the summits.
Climb Cerro Aconcagua - the highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere
South America Family Adventure Holidays
Enjoy a World Expeditions Family Adventure in Peru. The carefully planned itinerary will appeal to the whole family, taking in the many highlights of Peru through a range of activities from cycling to rafting, canoeing to walking. The highlight of the journey is time spent viewing and learning about the history of Machu Picchu. More about Family holidays South America