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Quench your thirst for high adventure as you explore the best of South America. 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 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 Janiero 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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Machu Picchu Clouds
$1,618
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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 Sites, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the great ruins of Machu Picchu and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on 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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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$4,466
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Sea kayak and snorkel with wildlife
  • Learn how to prepare ceviche
  • Mountain bike along the coast
  • Stand Up Paddle Board lava channels
  • Hike the rim of an active caldera
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
This 9-day multi-sport adventure allows you to explore the Galapagos through hiking, kayaking, biking, snorkeling, and stand up paddle boarding. What else can you squeeze into this adrenaline-packed Galapagos tour itinerary? Only the most eye-popping wildlife in the world - sea lions, marine …
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A waterfront view of Buenos Aires
$1,563
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Beautiful Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls

Tour - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Experience an Argentine Tango show
  • Enjoy exploring Buenos Aires
  • Visit and discover Iguazu Falls
  • Explore Tigre Delta
Activities:
Land, Local Market, Urban Exploration, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take the opportunity to meet Argentina’s capital city: Buenos Aires! Often referred to as one of South America’s (and maybe the world’s) most exciting cities, Buenos Aires offers fabulous food, world famous wine, the tango, amazing art, and interesting neighborhoods. The city is …
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A spectacular iceberg off the coast of Antarctica
$13,465
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The Great Austral Loop

17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Embark on Zodiac excursions
  • Observe abundant wildlife
  • Admire dazzling ice formations
  • Explore the region's wild terrain
Starts/ Ends in:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 17-day voyage, discover the undulating hills and verdant moors of the Falkland Islands. Cruise to South Georgia, home to imposing glaciers that tilt towards the sea and thousands of king penguins at home on the island's black sandy beaches. Continue south to discover the Northern …
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Breathtaking view of Torres del Paine
$3,824
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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
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience the highlights of Chile on our favorite vacation package starting in the North and ending in the South of this impossibly long, narrow country. Explore the arid Atacama Desert, stroll Santiago's streets, and hike, bike, raft and more in the Lakes District near Puerto Varas. Finish …
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Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon
$1,788
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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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Charlotteville, Tobago
$6,380
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Adventure in Orinoco

13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Discover picture-perfect landscapes
  • Observe endemic wildlife
  • Enjoy Charlotteville
  • Experience Barbados´ beauty
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Spa & Relaxing, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Leaving from Martinique, head in the direction of the beautiful island of Saint Lucia.Close to the Soufrierevolcano, you will be enchanted by the two emblematic rocky pitons, Unesco World HeritageSites, which form the backdrop to the island.Then discover the idyllic beaches of Saint Vincent and the …
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Engage the local people
$3,179
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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
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Bolivia’s extreme geography of deserts, mountains, canyons, and jungle hide untold mysteries waiting to be uncovered. In the most isolated country in the Americas, visit the delightful colonial city of Sucre, enjoy family hospitality at an old hacienda, and visit the homes of the some of the …
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Explore the jungle regions on your Brazil tour
$2,095
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Costa Verde of Brazil

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Explore the colonial town of Paraty
  • Hike to Lopes Mendes Beach
  • Kayak along rugged coastline
Activities:
Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Explore Brazil's Green Coast ("Costa Verde") and the lush rainforest, mountains, white beaches, and remote islands that are south of Rio de Janeiro. This 10-day Brazil tour can be customized and begins with a visit to vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Spend 3 nights and see Rio's famous …
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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$12,724
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South America Grand

34 Day Itinerary
  • Observe toucans and macaws
  • Snorkel among Galapagos marine life
  • Watch water flood over Iguazu Falls
  • Hike to the spires of El Paine
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Cooking Class, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This epic 34-day South America tour begins in Ecuador and crosses the continent ending in Chile. Swim with sea lions on a Galapagos cruise, experience the wilds of the Amazon, and visit the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu. Explore the dynamic cities of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires,and Santiago. …
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Musico y Tango en La Boca!
$2,837
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Discover Argentina

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Buenos Aires and Tigre Delta
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Mendoza
  • Explore Bariloche and Patagonia
Activities:
Cooking Class, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore three main destinations on this Argentina tour: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and an all-inclusive estancia stay in Bariloche. Visit the Tigre Delta, watch a spectacular tango show, take part in a cooking class and wine tasting in Mendoza, and hike in Patagonia landscapes as you explore some of …
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Kayaking the Amazon
$3,780
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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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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,378
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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
Activities:
Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy some of our favorite destinations in Ecuador on this nine-day tour through the Ecuadorian Andes. Start in the colonial capital city of Quito where you'll find spectacular churches dating from the 1500's and a bustling city sprawling up the slopes of the 15,000 foot Pichincha Volcano. …
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$3,207
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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 Sites, Biking, Camping, Hiking, Homestay, Land, Local Market, Village Visit, 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. Named after the famous Manco rulers of the Inca empire, this multisport extravaganza offers the chance to visit the famous sites of Peru while satisfying your …
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Mt Fitz Roy and hikers
$4,951
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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:
Biking, Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
Begin your travels in Argentina, where you'll lace your boots and take to the mountains for a 4-day Patagonia trekking adventure. We 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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Relax in the waters of Fernando de Noronha
$3,385
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Undiscovered Brazil

13 Day Itinerary
  • Trek through dunes & lagoons
  • Swim in clear freshwater pools
  • Explore the beaches of Jericoacoara
  • Rise early & view dolphins playing
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Moderate
Spend two weeks experiencing authentic Brazilian lifestyle on this exploration of remote northern Brazil. Your journey includes touring Sao Luis de Maranhao, trekking Lencois Maranhenses National Park, exploring coastal villages, and spending two days at Fernando de Noronha. For travelers looking …
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Perito Moreno Glacier
$1,533
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Hiking Los Glaciares

7 Day Itinerary
  • Hike to view Mount Fitz Roy
  • Search for Patagonian wildlife
  • Trek along glacial lakes & valleys
  • Explore Perito Moreno Glacier
Activities:
Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
From Buenos Aires head south to the mountains, lakes and glaciers of Argentina's Parque Nacional los Glaciares. Spend two full days hiking in one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, where you can see stunning vistas stretching out in all directions. Next stay in a small estancia. Visit …
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La Pedrera beach, Uruguay
$3,523
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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 Rocha Lagoon
Activities:
Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 …
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