It’s no wonder that spectacular South America holidays are quickly becoming the hottest travel destinations in the world. With magnificent, diverse landscapes, the lush Amazon jungle, exotic animals, lively locals, delicious cuisine, picture-perfect Caribbean beaches, and wonders of the world like Machu Picchu, it has to be seen to be believed. Perhaps the hardest thing is deciding exactly where to visit in South America, as well as whether you want all inclusive vacations or group tours.
South American holidays continue to experience skyrocketing popularity each year. But a lot of people still have reservations about travelling to South America with tours and packages due to safety concerns. The truth is, there are many different countries in South America. There are thousands of towns across all landscapes from the jungle, mountains, ancient ruins, colonial towns, glaciers, beaches and trails. It’s impossible to group every location on South America holidays together for safety. It largely depends on the area of each country you are travelling to when on multi country tours. It’s recommended to take group tours when you travel to South America. That way, you know that all the destinations you are visiting during vacations are safe. Not only do you have experienced local guides giving you memorable private tours, but they are also familiar with the local areas. Also, your safety is their number one priority. Petty theft is not uncommon, so make sure to keep your valuables secure, and also only leave them in a safe in your hotel.
There are almost endless possibilities to explore in South America. Anything is possible, from hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to appreciating the European culture of Buenos Aires. The most popular destinations to explore when you visit South America are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. By taking guided tours, it enriches the local culture and provides you with an authentic experience. Eclipse Travel offers many different deals and group tours options for South America holidays. So that no matter what you are interested in, there is bound to be the perfect itinerary for you.
Argentina is perhaps, surprisingly, the eighth biggest country in the world. Beautiful Buenos Aires is heavily European influenced, with maybe the best food and drink on the continent to indulge in. Outside the city are must-see destinations such as Patagonia, and the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, which borders Brazil.
Brazil is South America’s most seductive and largest country, as well as the most lively. After hosting the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games 2016, Brazil has become a must-visit for South American holidays.
The local people will charm you with their happiness while the rhythmic Samba beats will have you grooving to the rhythm. A trip to Rio de Janeiro is a must. Experience the festive atmosphere, remarkable landscapes, and Christ the Redeemer statue.
Once considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world, Colombia has since become a tourist mecca for South America holidays. Meet friendly locals and enjoy some of the best tranquil beaches in the world - on both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Also, explore megacity Bogota and see Medellin’s painful past while being amazed at its miraculous transformation.
Ecuador is a hidden gem, which features unforgettable outdoor adventure. See the stunning Avenue of the Volcanoes, which links seven snow-tipped active and dormant volcanoes from the Andes highlands to the coast. If you want to get up close with native wildlife, then the Galapagos Islands is one of the best spots in the world.
Eclipse Travel offers many popular South America holidays packages, which include multi country tours, all inclusive tours, private tours and group tours. No matter which way you prefer to travel, we’ve got the trip of a lifetime for you. They range from 14 to 31 days of action, adventure, cultural highlights, and iconic destinations which you will never forget.
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.
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.