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South America has some of the planet's greatest biodiversity, spread across enchanting expanses of varying ecosystems. The modern cities of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Brazil's Rio de Janeiro contrast with the ancient wonders of the Andes Mountains, like Machu Picchu in Peru or the colonial charms of the high altitude Ecuadorian capital of Quito. And the natural wonders of this continent surely don't disappoint, between the idyllic Galapagos Islands, the high desert plains of the Altiplano, the dense Amazon jungle, and the sun-kissed coasts of Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Adventure Life is here to help you plan the trip of a lifetime to these fascinating and engaging countries. Contact us to start planning your dream trip to South America today.
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Machu Picchu Clouds
$1,875
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Machu Picchu by Train

7 Day Itinerary
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Explore Cusco with a local guide
  • Tour the ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Visit a local textile market
Visit impressive Inca ruins such as Sacsayhuamán, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo, and spend two days exploring the Lost City of Machu Picchu. This is an easy-paced week long journey perfect for anyone with a sense of curiosity and adventure.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market
Places: Peru, South America, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Machu Picchu Ruins, Ollantaytambo
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Llamas in Torres del Paine
$4,675
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End of the World

11 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego by boat
  • Magdalena Island penguin rookery
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Your Patagonia travel begins on the Stella Australis for a sea journey through the Strait of Magellan. Then journey overland to Torres del Paine in Chile and enjoy the sights of Grey Glacier and Los Cuernos over fine Chilean wine. End your trip in El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park. Enjoy two nights at a historic hacienda.
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Argentina, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Buenos Aires, Cape Horn, EcoCamp, El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, Punta Arenas, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Torres del Paine, Ushuaia
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A waterfront view of Buenos Aires
$1,525
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Beautiful Buenos Aires and the Falls

7 Day Itinerary
  • Experience an Argentine Tango show
  • Enjoy exploring Buenos Aires
  • Visit and discover Iguazu Falls
  • Explore Tigre Delta
Begin your week-long Argentina adventure in the exciting and seductive city of Buenos Aires! The city boasts a culinary paradise along with world renowned wines, and an amazing art scene. Enjoy the best Argentina has to offer with visits to local fruit markets, ferry tours, and a trip to the countryside as you spend time exploring Iguazu Falls.
Activities: Land, Local Market, Urban Exploration, Zip Line
Places: Argentina, South America, Buenos Aires, Iguazu
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Breathtaking view of Torres del Paine
$3,585
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Chile North to South

13 Day Itinerary
  • Biking and wine tasting
  • Explore the Atacama Desert
  • Rafting in the Lake District
  • Hike in Torres del Paine
Spend two weeks traveling through Chile and experiencing main highlights of the country. Activities range from biking, wine tasting, rafting, hiking, and so much more!
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Places: Chile, Patagonia, South America, Atacama Desert, Calama, EcoCamp, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Valley of the Moon
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Engage the local people
$2,995
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Bolivia Backroads

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit & meet several local weavers
  • Try your wits at Tarabuco Market
  • Explore the mines of Potosi
  • Journey to the Salt Desert of Uyuni
Explore what many call the Tibet of the Americas. Enjoy family hospitality at Hacienda Candelaria, meet village weavers and maybe try your hand at the loom, travel across the largest salt flat in the world, and visit the mines of Potosi.
Activities: History, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Places: Bolivia, South America, Hacienda Candelaria, La Paz, Potosi, Salar De Uyuni, Sucre, Tarabuco
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Musico y Tango en La Boca!
$2,975
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Discover Argentina

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Buenos Aires and Tigre Delta
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Mendoza
  • Explore Bariloche and Patagonia
Enjoy a complete 10-day upscale adventure discovering the best of Argentina. Dance the tango in Buenos Aires. Take a cooking class and go wine tasting in Mendoza. Explore the peaks and lakes of the high Andes, staying at a historical Estancia near Bariloche in Patagonia.
Activities: Cooking Class, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Trekking & Hiking, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Places: Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Club Tapiz, Estancia Peuma Hue, Mendoza
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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,475
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Ecuador Highlights

9 Day Itinerary
  • Walk paths through the Cloud Forest
  • Visit bustling Otavalo Market
  • Explore Cotopaxi National Park
  • Enjoy various activities in Baño
Begin and end your nine day journey through Ecuador in the colonial city of Quito. Visit Bellavista Cloud Forest, Otavalo Market, Cotopaxi National Park, Banos, and much more. This tour highlights the best that Ecuador has to offer!
Activities: Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, South America, Banos, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Cotopaxi, Hacienda El Porvenir, Otavalo, Quito
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Sea lion encounter while snorkeling
$4,100
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Western Islands Cruise

Cruise on Eric or Letty - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Eric & Letty
  • Hike Prince Philip's Steps
  • Encounter giant tortoises
  • Hike to a salt water lagoon
  • Learn about local conservation
Spend 8 days cruising around the Galapagos Islands and experiencing the unique flora and fauna of each island. Enjoy opportunties to search for wildlife, snorkel, kayak, hike, and more. Board the Eric & Letty for an unforgettable Galapagos trip!
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Genovesa, Highlands, Puerto Egas, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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La Pedrera beach, Uruguay
$2,525
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Highlights of Uruguay

Estancias and Beaches - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Montevideo & local wineries
  • Horseback ride in the palm forests
  • Trek in the Cabo Polonio Sand Dunes
  • Canoe in the Anastasio Lagoon
Uruguay is famous for its estancias and beaches, and this 8 day Uruguay tour offers both. Visit Colonia and Montevideo before heading east to a traditional estancia for two nights for horseback riding and a glimpse at the gaucho culture. The trip ends with two days in the coastal village of Jose Ignacio at an ecolodge located on the beach.
Activities: Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Places: Argentina, South America, Uruguay, Buenos Aires, Colonia, Estancia Guardia del Monte, Jose Ignacio, Montevideo, Valizas
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Moai hillside on Easter Island
$1,350
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Easter Island

5 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the most important Moai sites
  • Explore Ana Kai Tangata Cave
  • View the quarry where Moai were cut
Explore Easter Island on this 5-day extension! Discover the ancient history of this culturally rich island. Day trips include a visit to the Rano Kau volcano, Ana Kai Tangata Cave, the volcanic crater of Rano Raraku, and other sacred regions where the famous 100-ton basalt statues, Moai, tower over the countryside.
Activities: Beach Time, History, Land
Places: Chile, Easter Island, South America, South Pacific, Santiago
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A tour of Rio de Janeiro includes Sugarloaf Mountain
$2,050
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Buenos Aires, Iguazu, and Rio de Janeiro

9 Day Itinerary
  • Take in a Tango Show
  • Explore both sides of Iguazu Falls
  • Take a cogwheel train up Corcovado
  • Enjoy sunset over Copacabana beach
Explore the vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Tour on your own, or with a local guide who can show you the impressive sites and history of the city. Cap off your tour with a visit to Iguazu Falls. Tour the falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian side.
Activities: Land, Urban Exploration
Places: Argentina, Brazil, South America, Buenos Aires, Corcovado Mountain, Foz do Iguacu, Iguazu, Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain
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Sierra Negra, Isabela Island, Galapagos
$9,290
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top II
  • Swim and snorkel at Sullivan Bay
  • Observe Darwin Bay's wildlife
  • Navigate around Buccaneer Cove
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
This 15-day Galapagos cruise on the Tip Top II offers a fully immersive experience in the unique landscapes and rich wildlife shores and beaches of the archipelago. Explore the islands daily by foot, snorkel, kayak, and Zodiac cruise expeditions, and experience the most incredible close encounters with the diverse wildlife.
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Buccaneer Cove, Centro de Crianza (Turtle Breeding Ctr.), Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Darwin Bay, Devil's Crown, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Floreana, Gardner Bay, Genovesa, Highlands, James Bay, Leon Dormido, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Prince Philip's Steps, Punta Espinosa, Punta Suarez, Punta Vicente Roca (Galapagos), Rabida, Santa Fe, Sierra Negra Volcano, South Plaza Island, Sullivan Bay, Urbina Bay, Witch Hill
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Snorkeling in Sea of Cortez
$6,300
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Family Cruise to the Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Enjoy pristine beaches and swimming
Spend 8 days cruising the Southern Islands of the Galapagos and visiting a variety of islands such as San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz. Explore the unique and endemic flora and fauna of each island and enjoy family adventure activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Bartolome, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Gardner Bay, Highlands, La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Airport, South Plaza Island, Witch Hill
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South plaza
$7,300
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Family Cruise to the Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Zodiac ride at Black Turtle Cove
  • Explore Fernandina Island
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Embark on this unique 8-day tour to the Western Islands of the Galapagos, including visits to San Cristobal, Genovesa, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Isabela, and Santiago. Enjoy family-focused activities and experience stunning encounters with the archipelago´s abundant wildlife.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Genovesa, Highlands, Puerto Egas, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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$6,668
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Islands Circumnavigation I

15 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
  • Snorkel & swim at Bartolome Island
  • Visit Mosquera Islet's sea lions
  • Hike across Española Island
This 15-day cruise covers all the unique wonders of the archipelago including Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, Santa Cruz, Española, and Floreana Islands. Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises, penguins, frigatebirds, sea lions, and more native species.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Devil's Crown, Dragon Hill, Espinosa Point, Gardner Bay, Highlands, Mosquera, North Seymour, Punta Cormorant, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, Rabida, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Sullivan Bay, Tagus Cove, Tijeretas Hill (Frigatebird Hill), Urbina Bay, Vicente Roca Point
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Punto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos
$4,452
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Northwest Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top II
  • Hike to Bartolome Island's summit
  • Observe Darwin Bay's wildlife
  • Navigate around Buccaneer Cove
  • Visit sea lion and iguana colonies
Spend 8 days exploring the northwest islands of the Galapagos aboard the Tip Top II, in a truly memorable vacation discovering the unique wildlife and natural beauty of the archipelago. Enjoy daily hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling expeditions in search of iguanas, sea and land turtles, rays, reef sharks, sea lions, and blue-footed boobies.
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Darwin Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Genovesa, Highlands, James Bay, Prince Philip's Steps, Punta Espinosa, Punta Vicente Roca (Galapagos), Sierra Negra Volcano, Sullivan Bay, Urbina Bay
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South Plaza Island
$4,452
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South Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top II
  • Swim, snorkel and kayak
  • Visit Chinese Hat's rocky shoreline
  • Walk to Dragon Hill's lagoon
  • Meet a colony of sea lions
Take an 8-day adventure cruise to the South Central Islands of the Galapagos and enjoy opportunities to explore unique landscapes & wildlife-rich shores. Learn about the conservation of this region and experience the most outstanding encounters with Galapagos penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, giant land tortoises, blue-footed boobies and more!
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Baltra, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Devil's Crown, Dragon Hill, Espanola, Floreana, Gardner Bay, Leon Dormido, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Punta Suarez, Rabida, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Witch Hill
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Isabela rock with birds
$4,100
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Family Cruise to the Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Eric & Letty
  • Meet giant land tortoises
  • Explore Darwin Bay´s coasts
  • Enjoy on-board activities for kids
  • Zodiac ride in Black Turtle Cove
This specially-designed 8-day cruise gives the entire family a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the western islands of the archipelago as a naturalist guide reveals to you its magical secrets. Wonder at ancient tortoises, snorkel with sea lions, and kayak surrounded by endemic species.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Genovesa, Highlands, Puerto Egas, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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