Experience South America’s cultural richness and diversity with our fantastic range of holidays to this fascinating destination.
Our most popular tour style is to move around countries with our local guides, who give a unique insight into their own cultures.
We also offer home stays with local families so that you can immerse yourself in their present and traditional lifestyles.
Learning the local language really helps you integrate more fully as well as open up more travel opportunities in the future.
Culture interchanges are possible whether trekking, in cities, exploring the Amazon or just relaxing in sunny plazas or terrace cafés.
Let us help to show you the many fascinating cultural faces of South America.
In Peru, explore the ancient Inca and Spanish architecture and archaeological sites, watch traditional weavers and potters at work and enjoy buying superb handmade weavings, or visit the Amazon, home to man tribal groups.
Bolivia’s highlands are no less diverse, from the people that populate Lake Titicaca to those that defy the elements on Uyuni’s salt flats.
And then there is Cuba, bursting with romance and dance, where the people love to get out and share their culture, music and dance. Ecuador is a land of diverstiy in geography, wildlife and culture. Check out Ecuador’s calypso coasts and verdant jungles.
Cultural tours are one of the best ways to get the most of your adventure travel in South America.
What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $1,590 / £1,325 per person
Dates: From July 2019 to November 2020
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $5,370 / £4,475 per person
Dates: From November 2018 to December 2019
Capacity: 10 people
Prices From $1,219 / £1,016 per person
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Prices From $930 / £775 per person
Dates: From March 2019 to October 2019
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The Cusco Spanish school was great. The Spanish language teachers there are really welcoming, patient and had a keen interest in my pushing forward in learning Spanish. Thank you again for your assistance, the entire experience was wonderful.
K Radoll, uk 2010
» Learn Spanish & Trek The Inca Trail
The volunteer work was lovely. Of course we wish we had known more Spanish as it was challenging to adequately communicate with Marlene, the kids and other staff, BUT, it went OK anyway. Marlene was so kind to us and we only hope that we weren't an imposition to the teachers. We wanted to "help" and not create a burden for them, and we hope that was the case. We bought art supplies and used them with young kids in the morning for 4 days. Then the girls taught dance/movement in the afternoon. Even Steven and I did some dance and the kids thought this was pretty funny. We LOVED the kids and the staff was open and helpful. Their program is very good and seems like a true contribution to the community. We want to send them some money in the future as we think their program provides a much needed service in the community. Thank you SO MUCH for arranging this opportunity for us! The bus ride and walk to the program twice a day was good exposure for our kids and training for our high trek in the Andes.
The food was very good, the staff was good-natured and upbeat, people were there to pick us up when needed, etc. We were very happy with how it went. Ending the trek and camping at LARES hot springs was very, very cool!
K. Lindsey, USA, 2012
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