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We've selected the top wilderness experiences in all of South America below. The stunningly biodiverse Amazon rainforest is home to more species of trees and monkeys in just one square mile than there are in all of North America. The Galapagos Islands are a birder's paradise with endemic species found only on certain islands, and divers will delight in the rainbow of marine life that lives beneath the water's crystal turquoise surface. The windswept grasslands & deserts of Patagonia in Argentina and the towering Iguazu Falls of Brazil are stunning natural wonders in themselves. And the southern tip of the region serves as an excellent portal to the icy fjords and glaciers of the Antarctic. From the tropics to the pole, South America has an adventure for everyone to enjoy. Contact us for help planning your dream trip.
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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$4,325
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Kayak to Darwin Bay
  • Snorkel San Cristobal's coast
  • Mountain bike through mangroves
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Moderate
There are travelers that prefer nothing more than a large beach blanket and a deck chair...and then there are the travelers that prefer the Galapagos Multisport Tour! Perfect for athletic families and fit seniors, this itinerary allows you to explore the Galapagos the active way. Hiking, kayaking, …
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Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon
$1,575
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Sacha Lodge

Ecuadorian Amazon - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Paddle dugout canoes along creeks
  • Take night walks through the forest
  • Observe the unique wildlife
  • View the forest from the canopy
Activities: Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Easy Active
Enjoy the wild Amazon Rainforest from the comforts of Sacha Lodge! Each day brings new possibilities and adventures including an observation tower, butterfly house, canoeing, swimming and fishing. Seize the opportunity to search for the Amazon's unique myriad of wildlife such as toucans, howler …
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Kayaking the Amazon
$3,175
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Amazon Kayak Adventure

8 Day Itinerary
  • Visit a local Huaorani village
  • Kayak the Shiripuno River
  • Camp in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Take an early morning hike
Activities: Camping, Community Stay, Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Moderate
A true Amazon adventure! This kayak expedition takes you into one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems on earth. Paddle in expedition kayaks and camp for two nights, and enjoy the Shiripuno jungle lodge in indigenous Huaorani territory in the vast Amazon basin. The Huaorani lived as …
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Sea lion encounter while snorkeling
$4,100
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Complete Galapagos Wildlife 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
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Galapagos on this 8-day cruise of the western islands viewing unique wildlife like sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies,giant Galapagos tortoises, and even penguins! Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz Island, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and …
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View from Bartolome Island
$1,660
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North-Central Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' northern and central islands. Take a 4-day adventure and enjoy the wonders of Santa Cruz and Bartolome. Get up close and personal with giant tortoises, snorkel in the crystalline waters and view colorful fish, …
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Wulaia Bay view.
$1,189
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Discover Patagonia: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

4 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Discover beautiful Patagonia
  • Learn about early explorers
  • View whales, penguins, and more!
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The expedition cruise ship M/VStella Australistakes you on an amazing 4-day journey to the “uttermost end of the earth.” Sail between Ushuaia (Argentina) and Punta Arenas (Chile) and discover the splendor and beauty of Patagonia’s unique wildlife and landscapes.One of the …
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Don\'t get too close
$2,550
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Guyana Rainforest

6 Day Itinerary
  • Kaietur and Roinduik Falls
  • Paddle Burro Burro River
  • Search for diverse wildlife
  • Stay in 150 yr old heritage house
Activities: Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Guyana is a fantastic destination for travelers looking to explore remote rainforest and spot diverse wildlife. This 6 day trip offers a quick overview for travelers looking to get a taste of the rainforest and the natural beauty, Kaieteur Falls. Visit a local Amerindian village, keep your eyes …
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Yellow Warbler
$3,245
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San Cristobal, Espa├▒ola & Floreana

4 Day Itinerary aboard Petrel
  • Visit new and old turtles
  • Snorkel around Devil's Crown
  • Explore Gardner Bay
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 4-day introduction to the Galapagos, cruise to San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz Islands. Along the way, enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming, hike along trails and beaches overlooking turquoise waters, view an amazing variety of marine life and wildlife, and visit …
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Sea lions just lion around...
$12,600
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Encounter giant tortoises
  • Hike over islands covered in cacti
  • Admire the distinctive biodiversity
  • Kayak and stand up paddle board
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Travel the Galapagos Islands on a 15-day island circumnavigation tour. This voyage crosses the equator and visits the tropical islands of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Fernandina, and Santiago. Make sea lion friends in the warm water, kayak and stand up paddle board near …
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A close up look of the Sally Lightfoot Crab.
$13,920
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Epic Galapagos Photo Expedition

17 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour II
  • Land on every major island
  • Explore the archipelago & undersea
  • Go on daily photo assignments
  • Shoot with six top photographers
Activities: Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join a team of top National Geographic photographers in one of the planet’s most photogenic places for an in-depth, up-close exploration over 17 days. Whether you’re a published pro or a rookie looking to build a portfolio, learn new shooting skills in the field and editing and gear …
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The land iguana has adapted to the dry conditions in the Galapagos
$12,680
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Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas

16 Day Itinerary aboard Islander
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Experience dawn at Machu Picchu
  • Discover Cusco & the Sacred Valley
  • Explore massive Ollantaytambo
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on a sweeping adventure that encapsulates all the wildness of the Galápagos balanced with cultural and historic experiences of Machu Picchu & the Land of the Inca. Explore the Galápagos in depth aboard the 48-guestNational Geographic Islander,an intimately-scaled vessel. …
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Beautiful Sacred Valley of Peru
$12,780
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Galapagos Explorer + Peru's Land of the Incas

16 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Experience the Gal├ípagos undersea
  • See daybreak over Machu Picchu
  • Explore massive Ollantaytambo
Activities: Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark ona sweeping adventure that encapsulates all the wildness of Galápagos balanced with cultural and historic experiences of Machu Picchu & the Land of the Inca. Explore the Galápagos in-depth aboard the 96-guestNational Geographic Endeavour, a fully-equipped expedition ship …
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Wooden boardwalk in Bartolome
$7,900
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Island Circumnavigation III

15 Day Itinerary aboard San Jose
  • Walk along Cerro Brujo beach
  • Find iguanas on South Plaza Island
  • Explore Darwin Bay
  • Search for nesting marine turtles
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 15-day Southern Islands Galapagos cruise on the ship, San Jose, explores the wildlife-rich shores of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana and more! Observe many unique and rare bird species, swim with sea lions, investigate amazing lava flows, and snorkel with beautiful tropical fish.
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Chinese Hat
$7,900
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Island Circumnavigation I

15 Day Itinerary aboard San Jose
  • Visit the wetlands
  • Ride a zodiac around Tagus Cove
  • Snorkel with Galapagos penguins
  • Explore Black Turtle Cove
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the majority of the Galapagos Islands on this 15-day Islands Circumnavigation Galapagos cruise on the San Jose. Walk along unique and colorful beaches, observe a large variety of extraordinary animal and plant species, and admire amazing geological formations. The perfect way to experience …
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Sea lions on Santa Fe
$7,900
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Island Circumnavigation II

15 Day Itinerary aboard San Jose
  • Visit Post Office Bay
  • Snorkel in Gardner Bay
  • Observe a flamingo lagoon
  • Take a zodiac ride to Isabela
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 15-day Islands Circumnavigation II Galapagos cruise on the ship, the San Jose, explores the wildlife-rich shores of Espanola, Floreana, Genovesa, and more! Walk on white coral beaches along with sea lions and marine iguanas, observe many unique bird species, and snorkel with many beautiful …
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Galapagos penguin on a rock
$6,670
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Islands Circumnavigation I

15 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Hike through a volcanic landscape
  • Visit a sea turtle nesting site
  • Explore Rabida's red sand beaches
  • Observe the Galapagos tortoise
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 15-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to become immersed in the unique splendor these islands. This is an ideal tour for gaining a true understanding of the history of these islands and …
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A colorful marine iguana
$10,355
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • View Kicker Rock
  • Snorkel with sea lions
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Walk up the beach of Darwin Bay
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day circumnavigation through the hidden wonders of the Galapagos. Indulge your senses and bask in the beauty that surrounds you while on vacation in this incredible place. Wander across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons full of unique birdlife, and swim and snorkel in …
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$13,100
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Cormorant
  • Venture up 375 wooden stairs
  • Visit a sea lion colony
  • Experience the \\\"blowhole\\\"
  • Snorkel with marine wildlife
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Galapagos Islands on an the Islands Circumnavigation Tour on the Cormorant. This 15-day voyage treats travelers to volcanic formations, white sand beaches and abundant wildlife. There are many opportunities to snorkel, swim, kayak, hike and learn on the tour.
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