South American Travel Specialists

Explore South Americas’ crown of jewels. Discover Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Guatemala and Cuba with the South American Travel Specialists. There are a multitude of options to select from. Let us showcase an enviable collection of luxury tours exploring the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. Experience the mysterious Paracas and Nazca Lines tour. Enjoy Lake Titicaca and Suasi Islands, an authentic jaguar experience, a Mendoza wine tour and so much more.

Popular Itineraries

Ultimate South America
Offering a wide range of authentic South American experiences, this 24 day tour begins in Quito. Visit a local community,....

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Best Time To Travel

Jan - Mar

India
Nepal
Maldives
Sri Lanka
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Apr-Jun

India
Bhutan
Sri Lanka
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Jul-Sep

India
Sri Lanka
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Oct-Dec

India
Nepal
Bhutan
Sri lanka
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Testimonials

We took our teens to Africa and cherished every moment. From the instant we got off the plane until the day we left we were so well looked after with enormous warmth and hospitality. The kids became immersed in the overall experience and couldn’t wait for the next day’s adventure. A family experience that will stay in our hearts and minds long after our return.

Naomi

The service from African Travel Specialists, especially all the individuals on the ground, was exceptional. Meeting the mountain gorillas was the most exhilarating moment of my life. Together with the bountiful game, especially the big cats in the great migration in the Masai Mara my whole journey was simply perfect.

Karin

We had a brilliant holiday that was meticulously planned and executed thanks to the wealth of knowledge and expertise demonstrated by the African Travel Specialists team (division of The Travel Specialists). We had exceptional service and guidance throughout Africa. We were captivated by the open spaces of the Serengeti, the geological uniqueness of Ngorongoro Crater, and of course the breadth of wildlife. Thank you for delivering an exceptional African experience.

Jo and John

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most about our services.
If we missed anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help

Australian citizens must have a passport valid for at least six months following their return home. It is recommended you have at several visa pages free.

Depending on your nationality and the country you wish to enter, visa requirements vary. Most countries do not require a visa at all such as Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. In other countries, such as Paraguay, visas can be obtained upon arrival.

Although there are dangerous situations and ongoing conflicts in parts of South America, it is generally a safe country to travel. These circumstances are usually easily avoidable and you can minimise general risk by exercising common sense as you would in any country.

What you pack depends greatly on your destination- are you hiking in Patagonia or cruising in the Galapagos? Are you exploring the vibrant streets of Colombia or taking a step back in time on the island of Rapa Nui? Below are just a few suggestions, but don’t be afraid to ask our expert travel consultants for advice.

  • Shirts
  • Shorts/skirts
  • Long trousers/slacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Formal attire for luxury stays
  • Underwear and socks
  • Shoes
  • Swimming costume
  • Jacket
  • Light rain gear
  • Personal toiletries (basic amenities supplied by most establishments)
  • Moisturizing cream and sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Basic medical kit (aspirins, plasters, Immodium, antiseptic, antihistamine cream etc)
  • Tissues
  • Camera
  • Day bag
  • Electricity converter/plug adapter
  • Visas, tickets, passports, money etc

Each country has a different currency, something to keep in mind if you are planning on spending time in more than one place. In most countries, major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Diners and American Express) are accepted at key establishments. However, Visa is the most widely recognised.

Like many countries/continents, it depends where you are exactly. For instance, despite Lima being a major city the drink water is not potable. Always check with your hotel prior to drinking tap water. Otherwise, your accommodation should provide filtered or bottled water.

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January to March

India

North India experiences warm days and cool nights, whilst the south offers a sunny getaway. It is also a great time for tiger safaris as there is less foliage to hide the wildlife.

Nepal

Nepal experiences pleasant weather during the day but temperatures dip significantly at night. There is also a high concentration of wildlife during this time, and it is the perfect time to see Chitwan and Bardiya National Park.

 

Maldives

The perfect season for a beach getaway, expect warm days and very little rain with monsoon season well and truly over. Enjoy low humidity and great visibility for diving and snorkelling.

Sri Lanka

This is a peak period for Sri Lanka, with fine weather in the south and west making it a good time to visit. Days are sunny and dry, perfect for sightseeing. February and March see the celebration of Independence Day and Maha Sivarathri.

April – June

India

A great time for wildlife sightings as in areas with little water they gather around waterholes making them easier to spot. For keen hikers, the foothills of the Himalayas are also cooling down around this time making this a great time for treks.

 

Bhutan

Spring has sprung! This is one of the best times to visit Bhutan as flowers are in bloom, valleys are green and lush and trekking season is in full swing.

 

Sri Lanka

April is a popular month to travel the eastern and northern regions, as the monsoon begins to arrive in the south. It is a great time to visit the Cultural Triangle or enjoy a beach holiday on the eastern coast.

July – September

India

An ideal time to visit Leh and Ladakh, whilst the monsoon rains arrive in the rest of India. Towards mid-September, the rain abates, and this is an ideal time for cruising on the Ganges as the water level is high.

 

Sri Lanka

Arrive in time for Kandy’s legendary festivities celebrating Esala Perahera, a 10-day Buddhist celebration. Weather is best in the north and east of the country, and it is usually the month to witness “The Gathering” of elephants at Minneriya National Park.

October – December

India

The rains end in the north and the peak season begins. Whilst occasional showers persist in the south, a lush landscape emerges. The suffocating heat abates, making perfect conditions to visit for events such as Diwali and the Pushkar Camel Fair.

 

Nepal

The monsoon disperses and warm weather blesses Nepal and makes for fantastic trekking conditions. Days are pleasant and clear, and the lush landscapes are perfect for photographers.

 

Bhutan

The peak time to travel, Bhutan boasts mild temperatures and several festivals during this period. Admire the breathtaking landscape set against clear skies and venture into the mountains during this peak trekking season.

 

Sri Lanka

The north-east monsoon begins, and weather becomes unpredictable, meaning there is a chance of rainfall wherever you are. However, if you don’t mind a little rain, enjoy hot, dry weather around the Cultural Triangle.