South America

A continent rich in sights and surprises from the ice fields of Patagonia to the mighty Amazon River, South America is a haven for the modern experiential traveller.

One could spend years exploring South America and the multitude of contrasts the expansive continent has on offer. From the windswept Altiplano of Bolivia and colourful carnivals of Brazil to the Incan and Spanish influences across Peru, each country has its own eccentricities, passions and people that make them a delight to explore.

For over a decade, A&K has been delivering authentic holidays throughout the South American continent. After opening our first office in Lima in 2009, we have since expanded to four more, and have over 80 dedicated staff members — so you’ll be in expert hands!

Award-winning Journeys to Rio De Janeiro, Colombia, the Amazon and Beyond.

Go beyond the ordinary as you join us on an exhilarating journey to this spectacular continent. Our range of itineraries has been created to suit every type of traveller, whether you’re a family, couple or solo — with dozens of activities and extras to help you tailor-make your South American experience.

Explore the ancient world of Macchu Picchu before visiting the roaring falls of Iguaçu, or experience the passionate Tango and urban sophistication of Buenos Aires.

Adventurous travellers can take in the dramatic highlights of the Andes on a guided tour covering Chile, Bolivia and Peru and some of the world’s most spectacular natural sights including Lake Titicaca and the Bolivian salt flats. 

The abundant wildlife of the Amazon rainforest is best seen from the river. Stay aboard one of our luxury boats as you cruise the world’s most famed waterway in exceptional style.

Ask our travel experts about exclusive opportunities that may be available to you on your trip, including a hands-on introduction to the sport of polo in Argentina or a private artist experience in Quito, Ecuador.

South America’s luxury high-end holiday accommodation

Like the perfect wine and food pairing, your accommodation in South America has been selected to flawlessly complement your incredible surroundings. Choose from luxury tented accommodation, magical eco-lodges, panoramic river boats and more.

Stay in the avant-garde Viña Vik retreat and wine spa in the heart of Chile’s wine region, or lounge by the pool and admire the endless mountain vistas of San Pedro de Atacama at Tierra Atacama.

View the sights and sounds of the Amazon River from the best seat possible — your private panoramic balcony aboard our deluxe river cruise, or explore the Galapagos Islands on the MC Athala II small cruise ship.

The Awasi Patagonia is the epitome of luxury. Your stylish villa includes a private tour guide and 4WD, while the outdoor hot-tub is simply the best way to take in the views of the spectacular mountain and lakes that surround you.

Tour highlights from South America Experts

Our South America travel experts have explored every corner of the continent to deliver you unique, memorable and high-end journeys that take in the very best of each region. Choose from a range of award-winning itineraries and activities, including:

• Visit and interact with locals in Peru’s Sacred Valley
• Taste local wines with a Chilean sommelier
• Hike or mountain bike through the Atacama Desert
• Learn about life on an estancia with an authentic gaucho experience.
• Visit the historic Uruguay capital of Montevideo
• Hear the cracks and roars of the Perito Mountain Glacier

Featured South America Journeys

Group of 1811 days, from AU$9,085
Jewels of Colombia with Richard McColl - An A&K Hosted Journey (2018)

2018 Departures: May & Nov

Group11 days, from AU$9,085
Group of 1810 days, from US$8,495
Luxury Small Group Journey - Majestic Chile & Argentina (2018)

Experience South America's amazing diversity, from a private wine sampling in Chile, to the scenic Lake District in Pucón, to Argentina's Alpine "Little Switzerland," Bariloche, and the vibrant birthplace of the tango, Buenos Aires.

Group10 days, from US$8,495
Private9 days, from AU$8,550
Chile & Bolivia: The Magnificent Andes

This journey combines the dramatic highlights of northern Chile with the extraordinary landscapes of the Bolivian salt flats and its high altitude capital La Paz.

Private9 days, from AU$8,550
Private13 days, from AU$12,750
Essential Ecuador

Beyond the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador has much to offer from its charming colonial capital to the unique cloud forest at Mashpi, the extraordinary Avenue of the Volcanoes and colonial Cuenca.

Private13 days, from AU$12,750


MC Athala II

Specifically designed and built to cruise the islands providing comfort and excellent stability for those looking for a stylish Galapagos adventure cruise.

MV Eclipse

A generously proportioned ship with a small-yacht atmosphere providing the perfect base to enjoy an unforgettable adventure.

Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel

The 21 room hotel sits in an impressive 23ha estate along the shores of the Liucura River and is an oasis of peace and recreation.


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