South & Central America
We offer an outstanding selection of  Latin American hiking and walking holidays, which range from gentle scenic hikes around the island of Cuba, to exploring the wild plains, glaciers, lakes and mountains of Patagonia.

New to our programme is the fascinating and diverse destination that is Bolivia. With spectacular scenery that ranges from salt plains to volcanoes, a strong and ancient native culture and amazing wildlife, Bolivia is quite simply unique. We also offer South America hiking trips which cover Brazil and the Iguassu Falls, covering all the mesmerising sights in between from Sugar Loaf Mountain to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, and the exotic tango clubs of Buenos Aires. Nature-lovers will love our South America trekking breaks around Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, which give visitors the chance to spot the species which enthralled Charles Darwin two hundred years previously and inspired his work on evolution.


Tour Expert

David joined the company as a leader in 1991 and spent 5 years leading RWH holidays all over the world. He still travels and leads as much as possible when family commitments allow.

Our South & Central America Holidays


Six Faces of Peru
The lost land of the Incas.
Peru walking holidays offer unsurpassed natural attractions from soaring Andean peaks to the huge depth of the Colca Canyon to the steamy Amazon jungle. Of the man made structures Machu Picchu is merely the most famous of the stunning remains of the pre-Spanish era. The birdlife in particular is incredible and Peru offers the chance to see a fantastic number of species.
Next Dept: 16 Apr 15      For: 17 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Great Journeys Pioneer Rich in Wildlife     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £3,225
 
 
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Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands
A journey to the Avenue of the Volcanoes, Spanish Colonial cities and exceptional wildlife reserve.
The combination of Ecuador’s dramatic history and scenic variety make it a colourful, exhilarating place to explore. A journey to the Avenue of the Volcanoes combined with a three-day cruise around and a two-night stay on the Galápagos Islands, our holiday offers the best of this diverse country.
Next Dept: 26 Oct 14      For: 14 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Great Journeys Pioneer Rich in Wildlife     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £4,150
 
 
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Natural Costa Rica
Exploring the rainforests, volcanoes and wildlife reserves of a wonderful diverse country.
Spanning its Caribbean and Pacific coasts, the mountains of Costa Rica divide the country into a variety of distinct climatic zones with a sheer scenic beauty that makes walking Costa Rica particularly enjoyable. This density of wildlife and biodiversity is seen in few other places in the world. The forests are alive with interesting and at times brilliantly coloured creatures.
Next Dept: 15 Nov 14      For: 14 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Festive Walking Great Journeys Pioneer Rich in Wildlife     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £2,550
 
 
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Falkland Islands and Chile
Unsurpassed walking and wildlife in one of the world’s and most remote places
NEW  The Falkland Islands are one of the world's last great unspoilt places. They are a naturalist's dream, unsurpassed for watching seabirds and mammals. Our walking will take us to deserted beaches (except for the penguins) and over open moorland. From the hills and particularly the inter island flights we can enjoy fantastic views; this is a land of big skies and wide horizons.
Next Dept: 05 Feb 15      For: 12 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Great Journeys New Holiday Pioneer Rich in Wildlife     Grades: D
Price from: £4,195
 
 
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A Journey in Mexico
A captivating journey through a colourful country
NEW Mexico; a country with perhaps the finest Hispanic heritage in all the Americas and many of the world’s greatest natural, cultural, scenic and historic wonders. This is a truly diverse holiday, including mountain walking (at an easy pace), history, culture and wildlife.
Next Dept: 11 Feb 15      For: 15 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Great Journeys New Holiday Pioneer     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £3,325
 
 
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In Patagonia
Travelling to the end of the world.
Patagonia is an area of uninterrupted lakes, smoking volcanoes and vast tracts of wilderness. In the famed Torres del Paine National Park, a showpiece of outstanding grandeur – a world biosphere reserve with a wealth of wildlife amidst superbly impressive mountain scenery we should see guanaco and condors!
Next Dept: 08 Nov 14      For: 15 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Great Journeys Pioneer     Grades: D
Price from: £3,850
 
 
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The High Andes
A magical trip through Argentina and Chile.
In this (relatively) small area where Argentina and Chile border Bolivia we have a microcosm of South America. From the high border pass at Paso de Jama (4200m) surrounded by Andean peaks where nothing grows to the abundant wine valleys around Cafayate, this is as diverse an adventure as you could imagine.
Next Dept: 18 May 15      For: 16 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Great Journeys New Holiday Pioneer     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £3,599
 
 
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Classic South America
Fantastic wildlife and tropical beaches in between two iconic cities.
The Iguazu Falls, where the Iguazú River drops over the most impressive waterfalls on the planet must surely be the highlight of this magical trip. We start in Rio, ’Cidade Marvilhosa’ the ’marvellous city’, one of the most photogenic places in the world travelling towards Buenos Aires, the home of tango and asado, the Casa Rosada and Eva Peron.
Next Dept: 24 Oct 14      For: 15 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Great Journeys     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £3,599
 
 
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