Adventure Tours in South America

South America Tours with StudentUniverse

South America is the ultimate adventure destination, a continent of incredible landscapes, bustling cities, ancient ruins, and some of the most diverse wildlife in the world. No wonder tours of South America are in such high demand! There’s no such thing as typical South America tours: you can complete the classic trek to iconic Machu Picchu in Peru, lounge on the famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, explore rainforests, jungles, and volcanoes in Costa Rica, hop around the Galapagos Islands, take in the best of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and so much more. There’s so much to do when you travel South America that you’ll want to go back time and again.

Why travel South America with StudentUniverse

  • We have close partnerships with multiple South America tour providers, including Topdeck Travel, Contiki, G Adventures, Geckos, and more. This allows us to offer the cheapest student trips to South America that are complete and totally unique.
  • Our team of dedicated travel consultants are experts on all our South America travel packages, meaning you can ask questions and discuss your chosen tour in detail, and easily make it part of a longer trip if required.
  • Although group sizes vary depending on which South America tour you choose, they are generally kept small, allowing you to experience these incredible destinations without always being part of a crowd.

Types of South America Tours

Classic Tours

Delve into ancient South American cultures with classic tours that take you to some of the most unmissable destinations in the world. The most famous classic adventure is Machu Picchu, reachable either by rail or at the end of an epic trek, with an expert to guide you along the way.

Active Tours

If you can’t think of anything more boring than spending a holiday lounging on a beach, an active tour is probably for you. You’ll spend the time in some beautiful South American destinations, hiking through jungles or rainforests, rafting down raging rapids, or trekking across up Machu Picchu. Make sure you bring hiking boots!

Marine Tours

When you have a destination as beautiful as the Galapagos Islands, you want to spend as much time in the water as possible! Hop between islands, frolic with local wildlife like the famous giant tortoises, and lounge in the clearest water you’ll ever see. Paradise.

National Geographic Journeys

Curated by National Geographic, these tours take you to the very best of South American destinations, celebrating one of the most diverse continents in the world.

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South America Student Tours FAQs

Travellers arrive for tours from all over the world, so it’s not usually possible to include airfare in the price. We do sometimes offer special flight and tour packages.

It’s extremely difficult to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early, but you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you have left. Leaving a tour early or joining late would also leave you responsible for all associated costs. If you think this might be necessary please make this clear before you book a tour.

You don’t need to be a verified student to book a tour, but most of our tours are designed with young people (18 to 30-year-olds) in mind.

Yes, in most cases we can book additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. The cost will vary depending on destination and time of year. If we can’t provide you with extra nights we’ll offer the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please note: extra accommodation must be booked over 30 days before departure.

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