South America Culture and History Holidays

South America is steeped in culture and history and it is this that makes South America such a fascinating, enticing and exhilarating holiday destination.

From the pre-Inca civilisations that first populated South America to the iconic Inca Empire who built the epic Machu Picchu, and from the colonial architecture of Spanish Conquistadors to the indigenous cultures scattered through the Amazon basin, South America is a hotbed of history and culture. Our holidays have been expertly designed to encapsulate the essence of this rich culture, both ancient and modern, so you don't just get to visit our destinations but get to live and breathe the life and essence of what they are all about.

Whichever South America holiday you choose you will be immersed in the history and culture, however we have hand-selected the below selection of holidays which particularly encapsulate the best of local traditions, architecture, history and culture. 

Our Culture and History Holidays

10 Days
Peru

Inca Empire

Destinations: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Inca / Machu Picchu
Highlights: Explore the coastal district of Miraflores in Lima. Tour the UNESCO city of Cusco and the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley. Travel by scenic train to visit Machu Picchu.
 
from £1395pp
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12 Days
Peru

Inca Empire & Lake Titicaca

Destinations: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Puno / Lake Titicaca
Highlights: Step back in time to visit the historic city of Cusco, explore the Sacred Valley of the Inca, tour Machu Picchu, and visit the floating Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca.
 
from £1595pp
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Argentina: Patagonia and Lake District Holiday
13 Days
Argentina

Argentina: Patagonia & Lake District

Destinations: Buenos Aires / Bariloche / El Calafate / Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego
Highlights: Explore the beautiful wilderness of southern Argentina. Visit Bariloche in the heart of the Lake District, embark on a cruise to Perito Moreno Glacier and discover Tierra del Fuego at the end of the world.
 
from £2395pp
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A Taste of Argentina Holiday
9 Days
Argentina & Brazil

A Taste of Argentina: Glaciers & Waterfalls

Destinations: Buenos Aires / Patagonia / Iguazu Falls
Highlights: A fantastic introduction to Argentina. Discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires, explore the iconic Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia, and be in awe of Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil.
 
from £1895pp
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Easter Island Tour
4 Days
Chile

Easter Island

Destinations: Easter Island
Highlights: Visit one of the world's most famous and enigmatic UNESCO World Heritage sites, a four day adventure tour to visit the mysterious and iconic Easter Island. Add as an extension to any of our Chile holidays.
 
from £580pp
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Classic Argentina Holiday
11 Days
Argentina & Brazil

Classic Argentina: Glaciers, Wine & Waterfalls

Destinations: Buenos Aires / Patagonia / Mendoza / Iguazu Falls
Highlights: See a tango show in Buenos Aires, travel to Patagonia and visit Perito Moreno Glacier, travel north to savour the delights of the wine-growing region in Mendoza, and end with a trip to Iguazu Waterfall.
 
from £2870pp
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19 Days
Peru

PURE PERU

Destinations: Lima / Paracas / Islas Ballestas / Nazca / Arequipa / Colca Canyon / Lake Titicaca / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Amazon Jungle
Highlights: An epic holiday in the south of Peru including the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Amazon jungle.
 
from £2595pp
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14 Days
Peru

CANYONS AND ANDES

Destinations: Lima / Arequipa / Colca Canyon / Puno / Lake Titicaca / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Highlights: Spot condors in the Colca Canyon, visit the floating Uros Islands at Lake Titicaca, discover the Inca in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
 
from £1880pp
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12 Days
Peru

Jungle EXPERIENCE

Destinations: Lima / Tambopata Amazon Jungle / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Highlights: In the Amazon climb a canopy tower, visit a macaw clay lick, watch wildlife at an oxbow lake. Tour Cusco and the Sacred Valley, take the train to admire Machu Picchu.
 
from £1950pp
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16 Days
Peru

Pacific to the Andes

Destinations: Lima / Paracas / Islas Ballestas / Ica / Nazca / Arequipa / Colca Canyon / Lake Titicaca / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Highlights: Go birdwatching at Islas Ballestas, spot condors in the Colca Canyon, cruise over Lake Titicaca to the floating Uros Islands, be blown away by the beauty of Machu Picchu.
 
from £1995pp
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10 Days
Peru

undiscovered northern PERU

Destinations: Lima / Trujillo / Chan Chan / Chiclayo / Lord of Sipan / Chachapoyas / Kuelap / Gocta Waterfall
Highlights: Visit the UNESCO Heritage site of Chan Chan. Discover the tomb of the Lord of Sipan. Tour the cloud fortress of Kuelap. Trek to Gocta Waterfall.
 
from £1820pp
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10 Days
Peru

Lima, cusco & INCA TRAIL EXPERIENCE

Destinations: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Highlights: Immerse yourself in the colonial heritage of Lima and Cusco, tour the Sacred Valley, trek the greatest walk on earth - the epic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
 
from £1499pp
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15 Days
Peru

Peru Adventure

Destinations: Lima / Tambopata Amazon Jungle / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Highlights: Explore the Amazon jungle and spot animals and birds. Be amazed by the Sacred Valley and be overwhelmed with the sight of Machu Picchu after trekking the Inca Trail.
 
from £2180pp
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9 Days
Ecuador

A Taste of Ecuador

Destinations: Quito / Otavalo / Cotopaxi / Cuenca / Cajas National Park / Guayaquil
Highlights: Visit the famous craft markets of Otavalo, trek in the stunning landscape around Cotopaxi volcano, take the train to Devil's Nose and spend time in the historic colonial city of Cuenca.
 
from £1490pp
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8 Days
Ecuador & Galapagos

Ecuador and Galapagos Wildlife

Destinations: Quito / Galapagos Islands Cruise (5 Days) / Guayaquil
Highlights: Spend time in the fantastic colonial city of Quito, cruise the Galapagos for 5 days and enjoy fantastic scenery, birdlife and wildlife.
 
from £2845pp
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15 Days
Peru & Ecuador

Machu Picchu And Galapagos Cruise

Destinations: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Quito / Galapagos Islands / Guayaquil
Highlights: Discover the beauty and history of the Inca Empire and Machu Picchu. Visit UNESCO city of Quito. Cruise the Galapagos, spot for blue-footed boobies, sea lions, frigate birds and iguanas.
 
from £4350pp
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14 Days
Ecuador & Galapagos

Highlights of Ecuador And Galapagos

Destinations: Quito / Mindo / Cotopaxi / Galapagos Islands Cruise / Guayaquil
Highlights: An epic journey through Ecuador and the Galapagos. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, visit the cloud forests and wildlife haven of Mindo, embark on a fantastic 5-day cruise through the Galapagos.
 
from £3720pp
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9 Days
Galapagos

Galapagos Odyssey

Destinations: Quito / Galapagos Islands Cruise / Guayaquil
Highlights: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, embark on a cruise voyage on board the fabulous Odyssey cruise yacht.
 
from £3550pp
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8 Days
Galapagos

Galapagos Odyssey

Destinations: Quito / Galapagos Islands Cruise / Guayaquil
Highlights: Cruise through the central and northern islands of the Galapagos archipelago on a 5 day cruise, time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage City of Quito.
 
from £2999pp
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11 Days
Bolivia

Highlights OF BOLIVIA

Destinations: La Paz / Tihuanaco / Lake Titicaca / Isla del Sol / Sucre / Potosi / Uyuni / Salar de Uyuni / Bolivian Altiplano
Highlights: Tour the ancient ruin of Tihuanaco, journey by catamaran to Isla del Sol, tour the heritage cities of Sucre and Potosi, embark on a 4x4 adventure on the Salar de Uyuni.
 
from £2720pp
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South America Highlights
19 Days
Peru, Bolivia, Argentina & Brazil

South America Highlights

Destinations: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Lake Titicaca / Isla del Sol / La Paz / Buenos Aires / Iguazu Falls / Rio de Janeiro
Highlights: Follow the footsteps of the Inca in Cusco and Machu Picchu, cruise across Lake Titicaca, experience a tango show in Buenos Aires, visit Iguazu Falls and admire the view from Christ the Redeemer in Rio.
 
from £3699pp
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16 Days
Peru & Bolivia

The Best of Peru and Bolivia

Destinations: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Lake Titicaca / La Paz / Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats
Highlights: Tour Lima's colonial centre. Explore Cusco and be inspired on tours to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Embark on a 4x4 journey to the Salar de Uyuni and altiplano.
 
from £3290pp
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Best of Peru and Argentina Holiday
14 Days
Peru, Argentina & Brazil

The Best of Peru & Argentina

Destinations: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Buenos Aires / Iguazu Falls
Highlights: Journey through Peru to discover the history of the Inca Empire with visits to Cusco and Machu Picchu. In Argentina visit the iconic destinations of Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls.
 
from £2450pp
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Crossing the Altiplano: Holiday to Bolivia, Peru and Chile
18 Days
Peru, Bolivia & Chile

Crossing the Altiplano: Peru, Bolivia And Chile

Destinations: Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Lake Titicaca / La Paz / Salar de Uyuni / Atacama Desert / Santiago
Highlights: In Peru visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, in Bolivia embark on a 4x4 adventure through the Salar de Uyuni, and in Chile explore the Atacama desert.
 
from £3990pp
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