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Quench your thirst for high adventure as you explore the highlights of South America on these 1037 best South America cruises and tours. Witness the magnificent wildlife and biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest and the incredible Galapagos Islands. Stare in awe at Iguazu Falls, the world's most impressive waterfall. Challenge yourself to conquer the Andes by hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or trekking through Torres del Paine in Chile's Patagonia. Let the buzzing cities of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Brazil's Rio de Janeiro fill your soul with Latin rhythms and flavors. Depart for the white continent of Antarctica on a small ship cruise from the southern tip of the continent, the "End of the World", Tierra del Fuego's Ushuaia or Punta Arenas. Contact one of our South America travel specialists for help planning the perfect tour to South America.
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Icebergs at sunset
$13,995
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fly round-trip from Punta Arenas Chile over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. You are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying …
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Hiking to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail
$2,243
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Short Inca Trail Hike To Machu Picchu

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Cusco
  • Watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu
  • Visit Sacsayhuamán
  • Hike the Inca Trail
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Challenging
Experience the wonders of Peru's ancient Incan Empire on this popular highlights tour that includes one day on the famed Inca Trail. Wander Cusco's cobblestone streets, bustling markets and enchanting temples, experiencing the vibrant traditional culture of this Andean city. Visit the …
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Machu Picchu Clouds
$1,620
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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
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the great ruins of Machu Picchu and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live in the hearts of the Andean people. One of our most popular Peru tours, the journey also includes the important Inca ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo. Spend two days …
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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$1,589
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Patagonia Wildlife Safari

5 Day Itinerary
  • Choose activity level of excursions
  • Hike to the base of the towers
  • Visit the Salto Grande waterfall
  • See 100,000+ Magellanic penguins
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Land Tours, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Southern Chile offers a combination of unique wildlife and spectacular scenery in one of the most isolated regions of South America. Explore Torres Del Paine National Park and choose an available activity each day based on your own preferences and interests. After full days in the park, return and …
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Trekking in Torres del Paine provides spectacular views of mountains, glaciers and lakes
$1,930
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Patagonia Camp - Torres del Paine

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Choose from daily excursions
  • Hike to the base of the towers
  • Kayak or fish Toro Lake
  • Search for Condors & other fauna
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Patagonia Camp is located on the shores of enormous Lake Toro and facing the Paine Massif,only 15 km from the Torres Del Paine Park’s administration center and close to the the main attractions that have made Torres del Paine world famous.This luxurious and comfortable camp offers a range of …
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A pair of macaws in the Amazon
$5,690
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Authentic Amazon

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Anakonda
  • Enjoy exploratory canoe trips
  • Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • Kayak though the Indillama River
  • Learn from Kichwa women
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wonderful flora and rich wildlife of the Amazon Basin on this 8-day expedition cruise aboard the M/V Anakonda. Explore the Yasuni, Ecuador’s largest National Park, a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Kayak along black waters escorted by otters and …
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Enjoying a mountain bike ride
$4,016
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Manco Multisport

12 Day Itinerary
  • Whitewater raft the Urubamba River
  • Bike past lakes, farms, & villages
  • Trek the Queñua Sundur Valley
  • Kayak around Lake Titicaca
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Camping, Hiking, Homestays, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Whitewater raft the Urubamba River, mountain bike Chinchero, hike out-of-the-way Inca trails near Machu Picchu, and kayak Lake Titicaca on this 12-day trip. Named after the famous Manco rulers of the Inca empire, this multisport adventure offers the chance to visit the famous sites of Peru while …
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Hiking Machu Picchu
$2,373
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Incas and Rainforest

Machu Picchu & Amazon - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Watch for wildlife as you canoe
  • Take a night hike though the Amazon
  • Discover the ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Observe traditional weaving
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Peru's vast jungle with a 3 night stay in the Peruvian Amazon. Next explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the great ruins of Machu Picchu on a fully guided Peru tour. Wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. Visit …
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Machu Picchu at sunrise
$3,008
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Classic Inca Trail

10 Day Itinerary
  • Trek the classic Inca Trail
  • Explore the highlights of Cusco
  • Visit several Inca ruin sites
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Camping, Hiking, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Challenging
Walk in the footsteps of the Inca on one of the world's oldest pilgrimages on our classic Inca Trail tour. This 10-day trip which spends 4 days hiking the 26 mile long Inca Trail trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You'll hike up to 13,800 feet in altitude passing Inca ruins and …
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Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador
$1,907
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Ecuador North to South

8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike on Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Take a train over Naríz del Diablo
  • Explore the ruins of Ingapirca
  • Visit a unique mangrove forest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hacienda Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, tasting new foods and bargaining with local vendors. Spend three nights discovering the cultural diversity of the highlands from Cotopaxi to …
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Local woman at Lake Titicaca
$3,288
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Highlights of Peru & Bolivia

14 Day Itinerary
  • Tour Cusco's largest open market
  • Visit Sun and Moon Islands
  • Discover Machu Picchu
  • Climb El Calvario for great views
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the best of the Inca culture on this main highlights tour of Peru and Bolivia. Wander through Cusco markets, explore the Sacred Valley, and take part in a Machu Picchu tour before continuing on to Lake Titicaca for a taste of Bolivia travel. This is a leisurely-paced culturally-focused trip …
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The salt flats of the Atacama Desert stretch as far as the eye can see
$1,725
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Atacama Desert

4-5 Day Itinerary
  • Be inspired by unique geology
  • View the rainbow of desert colors
  • Experience Tatio Geyserys
  • Explore Moon Valley
Activities:
Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the mystical beauty and inspiring geology of the Atacama Desert. Witness the fantastic colorful display of the Valley of the Moon at sunset. Visit the altiplanic lagoons Miscanti & Meñiques and spend a day visiting the Tatio Geysers. With more time, you can choose from a variety …
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Take a stroll through the beautiful courtyard at San Agustin de Callo
$3,514
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Haciendas of Ecuador

Otavalo and Cotopaxi - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the famous Otavalo Market
  • Witness the condors flying
  • Hike through Cotopaxi to El Refugio
  • Tour nearby rose plantations
Activities:
Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Historic family ranches dating back to the 1600's are found along the Avenue of the Volcanoes of the Ecuadorian highlands. These haciendas provide a glimpse into the history and culture of a time when Spanish heirs ruled expansive farms containing entire indigenous villages in the shadows of …
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Mt Fitz Roy and hikers
$5,596
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Ultimate Patagonia Trekking

14 Day Itinerary
  • Ultimate Patagonia trekking trip
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Hike W Trek & Fitz Roy
  • Explore a subantarctic beech forest
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land Tours
Activity Level:
Challenging
Begin your travels in Argentina, where you'll lace your boots and take to the mountains for a 14-day Patagonia trekking adventure. Explore the glaciated Fitz Roy Range, arguably one of the most inspiring mountain areas in all the Andes. After warming up with a week on the eastern side of the …
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What a view.
$1,401
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Classic W Trek

Torres del Paine Trek - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the famous W Trek
  • Explore Grey Glacier up close
  • Hike to the base of the towers
  • Enjoy backcountry glamping
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Challenging
Hike the famous W Trek in the wilds of Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park on this 8-day hiking and camping adventure. Your path follows the Paso Los Cuernos trail towards Refugio Los Cuernos and down into the French Valley. Experience panoramic views of Grey Glacier, witness the …
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W-Circuit Torres del Paine
$2,650
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Hotel Las Torres - Torres del Paine

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Relax in Hotel Las Torres
  • Choose from several excursions
  • Enjoy flexible time for activities
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your retreat for the next three nights awaits you in Torres del Paine. Avariety of guided excursions are included in your stay at Las Torres. Hikes and horseback trips can range from easy to complex, depending on your interests and energy level for the day.Several half-day and full-day excursions …
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Hauling kayaks out for a paddle
$9,900
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Craving an Antarctic adventure where you will get substantial time with boots on the ground in the white continent while hiking, snowshoeing, and even camping? Then the Basecamp concept is for you, offering the widest possible range of engaging activities. The 13-day Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp …
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Whale watching in Antarctica
$15,995
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 8 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Cross the Drake in a few hours
  • Zodiac cruise in search of whales
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
  • Marvel at the Peninsula highlights
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Optimize your Antarctica experience by flying over the Drake Passage, the fastest and most direct way to the 7th Continent. Board the World Explorer in King George Island and begin your expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, a land of snow-capped mountain peaks, beaches dotted with leopard seals …
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