South America travel deals for January 2021

Explore the wonders of South America for less with these deals.

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South America is a dream destination whether you’re a nature lover, adventure seeker, history buff or full-time beach bum. The continent boasts unrivalled mountains, rainforests, surf, biodiversity, man-made wonders, city life and cultural richness.

Before you book your trip, check out our list of unmissable deals to help ensure you have an unforgettable holiday.

Best South America travel deals

Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 15% off last-minute trips

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Europe, UK, the Middle East, Argentina, India, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Africa and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Up to 30% off 2021 river cruises

Available on select travel dates to Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Peru, Vienna and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Up to 30% off 2021 river cruises

Available on select travel dates to Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Peru, Vienna and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Free single supplement on trips

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Peru, Vienna and more. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 60% off 4-day Peru trip

Available for travel until December 2021 to Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Includes accommodation, guide and transfers. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Peru: Up to 30% off 9-day Amazon riverboat adventure

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022. Includes accommodation, meals, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Peru: Up to 15% off 7-day Inca trail adventure

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022 and includes accommodation, meals, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 60% off Latin America trips

Available on select dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Peru, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Antarctica and more.

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CruiseDirect CruiseDirect

Up to USD$2,600 OBC on Celebrity Cruises

Available on select sail dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Bahamas, USA, Vancouver, Alaska, Mexico, Galapagos and more.

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Travel Talk Travel Talk

Up to 25% off America tours

Available for travel on select dates in 2021-2022. Destinations include Peru, Costa Rica and Cuba. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

12th person free on worldwide tours

Available on select dates until 2021 when you book for 12 persons. Destinations include Peru, Croatia, Maldives, Switzerland, Greece and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

50% off 8th traveller

Available for travel on select dates in 2021 when you book for 8 persons. Destinations include Vietnam, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Switzerland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Tucan Travel Tucan Travel

Up to 35% off worldwide tours + $1 deposit

Available for travel until 28 February 2022. Destinations include Dubrovnik, Lima, Tokyo, Budapest, Bangkok, Singapore, Mexico City and more.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 30% off South America tours

Available on select travel dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Ecuador, Amazon, Argentina, Chile, Machu Picchu and more.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 50% off cultural tours

Available on select travel dates until 2022. Destinations include Egypt, Morocco, India, Peru, Greece, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey and more.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Up to 25% off advance purchase

Available on select dates when you book 7+ days in advance. Destinations include Melbourne, London, France, New York, Brazil and more. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 50% off wildlife tours

Available on select travel dates in India, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka and more.

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Tucan Travel Tucan Travel

Up to 5% off loyalty discount

Available on tours for repeat travellers. Destinations include Croatia, Singapore, Bangkok, Peru and more.

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 5% off repeat traveller

Available on select departures in 2020 and 2021 for all past guests. Destinations include Japan, Croatia, Brazil, Morocco and more.

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Alamo Rent a Car Alamo Rent a Car

Free single upgrade + 5% off Insiders car rentals

Valid for travel on select dates across United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

Up to 15% off Latin America and the Caribbean

Available on rentals until 31 December 2021. Minimum of 2 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Worldwide trips from $425 with Peregrine Adventures

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Brazil, Africa, Vietnam, Peru, Greece and more.

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 15% off last-minute trips

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Europe, UK, the Middle East, Argentina, India, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Africa and more. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 60% off 4-day Peru trip

Available for travel until December 2021 to Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Includes accommodation, guide and transfers. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Peru: Up to 30% off 9-day Amazon riverboat adventure

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022. Includes accommodation, meals, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Peru: Up to 15% off 7-day Inca trail adventure

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022 and includes accommodation, meals, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 60% off Latin America trips

Available on select dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Peru, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Antarctica and more.

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Travel Talk Travel Talk

Up to 25% off America tours

Available for travel on select dates in 2021-2022. Destinations include Peru, Costa Rica and Cuba. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

12th person free on worldwide tours

Available on select dates until 2021 when you book for 12 persons. Destinations include Peru, Croatia, Maldives, Switzerland, Greece and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

50% off 8th traveller

Available for travel on select dates in 2021 when you book for 8 persons. Destinations include Vietnam, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Switzerland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Tucan Travel Tucan Travel

Up to 35% off worldwide tours + $1 deposit

Available for travel until 28 February 2022. Destinations include Dubrovnik, Lima, Tokyo, Budapest, Bangkok, Singapore, Mexico City and more.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 30% off South America tours

Available on select travel dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Ecuador, Amazon, Argentina, Chile, Machu Picchu and more.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 50% off cultural tours

Available on select travel dates until 2022. Destinations include Egypt, Morocco, India, Peru, Greece, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey and more.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 50% off wildlife tours

Available on select travel dates in India, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka and more.

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Tucan Travel Tucan Travel

Up to 5% off loyalty discount

Available on tours for repeat travellers. Destinations include Croatia, Singapore, Bangkok, Peru and more.

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 5% off repeat traveller

Available on select departures in 2020 and 2021 for all past guests. Destinations include Japan, Croatia, Brazil, Morocco and more.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Worldwide trips from $425 with Peregrine Adventures

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Brazil, Africa, Vietnam, Peru, Greece and more.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Up to 30% off 2021 river cruises

Available on select travel dates to Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Peru, Vienna and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Up to 30% off 2021 river cruises

Available on select travel dates to Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Peru, Vienna and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Free single supplement on trips

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Peru, Vienna and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirect CruiseDirect

Up to USD$2,600 OBC on Celebrity Cruises

Available on select sail dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Bahamas, USA, Vancouver, Alaska, Mexico, Galapagos and more.

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Accor Hotels Accor Hotels

Up to 25% off advance purchase

Available on select dates when you book 7+ days in advance. Destinations include Melbourne, London, France, New York, Brazil and more. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

Sign up for 10% off

Join the Viator newsletter and get 10% off your first purchase on attractions, food and drink experiences, sightseeing tours and more. Plus access to members-only sales, travel tips and more.

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Our favourite destinations in South America

  • The Amazon. The largest rainforest in the world is spread across no less than nine countries. A great way to experience the Amazon is to stay a few nights at the eco lodge in Mamirauá Reserve, Brazil. You’ll see sloths, dolphins, toucans and, if you’re very lucky, maybe even a jaguar.
  • Machu Picchu. Walking the Inca Trail is by far the most rewarding way to visit Machu Picchu. This four-day trek will take you across mountain peaks, cloud forests, jungles and the impressive remnants of an ancient civilisation.
  • Rio de Janeiro. Lose yourself in the rhythm of this thrumming city, with its beachy vibes and colourful culture. For the best city view you’re ever likely to get, make your way to the famous Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue that crowns Corcovado Mountain and watches over Rio.
  • Chile. From the snow-capped mountains and glacial lakes of Patagonia to the vast Atacama Desert in the north, Chile is incredibly varied from north to south and covers just about every type of environment imaginable.

When should I go to South America?

This depends on what you plan to do, but in general, the only time to avoid if heading to a tropical region is between January and March, when the continent is drenched with rain.

However, even these months, which fall in South America’s summer, are enjoyable along the Atlantic coast, with many festivals taking place during this time. The low season runs from July to August, when some regions experience harsh winter conditions.


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