Burns missed the majority of the Six Nations with knee ligament damage, but some impressive performances for Gloucester at the back end of the season secured his place on the three-match trip to Uruguay and Argentina, which is preceded by Sunday's glamour clash against the Barbarians at HQ.
And the Gloucester youngster is desperate to grab the opportunity with both hands and put down an international marker with Stuart Lancaster's England as the countdown to the 2015 World Cup continues to gather momentum.
'It's a massive opportunity for me and hopefully I can really show what I can do down in South America,' said Burns.
'It was tough being injured and missing what would have been my first Six Nations as I was hoping to build on that performance against New Zealand, which really gave me a feel for this level.
'I feel I did pretty well for Gloucester after recovering and now I can't wait to get out there and play for my country again.
'A lot of the lads will be desperate to show what they can do and it'll be fantastic to have the chance to help get the ball out to them and ensure we play some good running rugby.
'I'll never lose that flair side of my game, that's just a part of me. I definitely feel I'll have the responsibility on me to dictate the way we play but I have confidence in my ability.
It's a massive opportunity for me to show what I can do in South America
'I know I may have to be a bit more controlled if things get tight but I'll keep trying things and I'm just grateful Stuart has given me another chance to show that.
'I've toured Argentina twice before for England U-18s and U-20s and I'm under no illusion about what we face out there.
'The Pumas are fiercely proud, especially playing at home. They are extremely passionate about wearing that shirt and will throw everything at us."