Choose your style of travel
South America is one of those places that you will not want to miss out on. However, your holiday should be designed according to your best interests, so why settle for conventional and overpriced? You can travel throughout the continent in different ways. So let us help you decide which way you will Travel Styles is your preferred way to explore it and make your holiday a memorable one!
Tailor-made holidays mean your Contours Travel specialist will help you design a custom-made itinerary, unique to you. They will create it based on your interests, time and budget. Check our sample tours, get inspired!
However, if travelling in a small group is what you are after, look no further. Our Treasures of South America and Treasures of Mexico small group tours are fully escorted by a Contours Travel Tour Director.
Enhance your holiday! If you love unique and memorable accommodation, check out our Stays of Distinction. Many of these properties are remarkable destinations in their own right. From luxury lodges in Patagonia to rustic camping lodges deep in the Amazon jungle. We are proud to present some of Latin America’s most tempting accommodation options.
Yet, some regions of South America are best explored by boat. The Galapagos Islands and the mighty Amazon River are great destinations to discover by cruise. Whereas the untouched wildness of the Chilean fjords and the impressive white continent of Antarctica are only visited by cruise.
Regardless of how you decide to travel, from the moment you contact us to the moment you land back from your holiday, you can be confident that we will make sure you have a smooth holiday and our trusted local operators will take care of you providing excellent support 24/7.
Take a look at our sample itineraries, or contact us to start your unique holiday to Latin America and Antarctica.
Having your own tailor-made tour is the most flexible way of discovering the highlights and hidden gems of Latin America. Your Contours Travel specialist will create your bespoke holiday based on hand-picked accommodation, services and authentic experiences, and continue to refine your holiday until you are 100% satisfied. All our specialist consultants have either lived or travelled extensively through Latin America. Thus, they have unrivalled in-depth knowledge of Latin America and Antarctica which means they can design the perfect holiday for you. Remember, we can take you everywhere from Mexico’s Copper Canyon to the cobbled streets of Havana, from the...
The reasons behind a trip can be as diverse as the people who decide to embark on the travel adventure. From birdwatching and train rides, to cooking classes and hiking. Sporting events or festivities, the motivations are endless and always the best incentive to make the most out of a holiday . So if you would like to combine a particular interest in travel to Latin America, ask our expert consultants about our wonderful Special Interest tours. Whether you are travelling by yourself, with a partner, a group of friends, family or colleagues, we can design your dream holiday, just...
Small Group Tours
We developed the Contours Collection Small Group Tours with the aim of creating authentic touring experiences for those who prefer the comfort and ease of escorted tours. Personalised service, genuinely small groups -with up to 16 passengers- and leisurely-paced itineraries are what set us apart from many other operators. From the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego to Mexico’s Copper Canyon and everything in between, we have extensive experience in designing unique and seamless itineraries that offer travellers the very best of this extraordinary continent.
Some of South America’s most amazing highlights are best experienced from water: What better way to experience the Amazon than from the deck of a riverboat? Glide along the tributaries that flow into the mighty Amazon River. Daily excursions will allow you to experience the sights and sounds of the jungle up close, listening to the sounds of the forest coming alive. In the Pacific, the Galapagos Islands offer visitors an unparalleled wildlife experience. With cruises ranging from the short 3 night taster to full-on 14 night immersions, we have a full range of vessels to suit every type of...
Stays of Distinction
Contours Travel favours smaller boutique properties that use local materials and reflect the local culture; from exquisite luxury hotels to rustic family-run posadas. Our ‘Stays of Distinction’ collection includes some of our favourite hotels and lodges, selected for their unique character, architectural beauty or privileged location in remote areas. Many of these properties are destinations in their own right…speak to a Contours Travel specialist about including one of these amazing stays on your bespoke holiday.