In South America the capacity for exploration is virtually limitless, whether you enjoy trekking, mountain biking, skiing, horse riding… For off the beaten track holidays, take your pick! South America adventure holidays come in many guises and your trips here could span anything from a week to many months of deeper discovery.
We have access to the most remote lodges with the finest guides, who know their destinations inside out and can seek out untouched trails for you to explore. The sheer size of the continent means getting around can be a lengthy process, but not if you have your own transportation. A four-wheel drive off-road adventure through the stunning scenery makes for an unforgettable experience. How far you go is up to you
Our favourite adventure holidays in South America and beyond…
Active Argentina Adventure
Adventure holidays to Argentina are designed to be active: with so much space at your disposal, why restrict yourself to staying in? Most adventures begin in Buenos Aires, where you can start your Latin-fuelled break in the best way possible with lessons in hypnotic tango. Budding cowboys and polo players will find the country’s many estancias the perfect place to indulge in their four-legged fantasies.
Active Chile Adventure
Beginning in Santiago, the backdrop of the snow-capped Andes offers your first glimpse of adventure. Contrasts abound here, from the tranquil lakes to the salt flats of the vast, arid Atacama Desert. You could stargaze at the incredible night sky, explore the gritty port city of Valparaiso, ride the forest trails and wetlands of Puerto Varas or take your taste buds on an adventure through the Rosario Valley wine region.
Highlights of Peru
Peru is full of opportunities for adventure, from the foodie capital of Lima to the stunning scenery of Cusco and the Sacred Valley, replete with Inca ruins and activities to try like mountain biking or whitewater rafting on the Urubamba River. You could, of course, try the Inca Trail. Peru’s most famous trekking route, the Inca Trail is surprisingly short at just 43 kilometres long.
Active Antarctica Adventure
The world’s last travel frontier is opening up. The White Continent is no longer as inaccessible as it once was, and it’s now possible to hike, camp, dive and climb on the world’s southernmost continent. Adventure holidays to Antarctica could see you scuba diving in polar waters, summiting peaks, sailing around the continent on an expedition ship, tracking elusive wildlife (or meeting the many penguins); you could even take to a kayak to paddle through the ice floes.