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South America is a land of mystery and intrigue waiting to be explored. We have selected the top 25 10-day trips so you can have an unforgettable experience no matter which one you choose. Discover the history of Peru's mythical Inca cities, such as LimaCuscoPunta Arenas, and Machu Picchu. Embark on a small ship cruise to the beautiful Galapagos Islands and discover the immense variety of wildlife while snorkeling in crystal clear waters. Visit Port of Ushuaia, the Tierra del Fuego's main port that offers landscapes views that look like something out of a movie. Our 10-day trips and vacation packages to South America range from $1,506 to $36,495Contact us and let one of our expert travel advisors help you make the best choice.  
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Machu Picchu at sunrise
$3,064
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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, Land Tours, 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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Hiking Machu Picchu
$2,262
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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, Land Tours, 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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$6,495
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent: Antarctica. These cruises are at the beginning and end of the season, are economically priced, and recommended for travelers on a budget that want the full Antarctic experience. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the …
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Brilliant blue water of Argentine lakes
$4,126
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Discover Argentina

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Buenos Aires and Tigre Delta
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Mendoza
  • Explore Bariloche and Patagonia
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, 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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Camping along the Inca Trail
$6,516
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Luxury Inca Trail

10 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Camping, Hiking, Land Tours, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Challenging
Hike the classic Inca Trail while camping in style. This 4-day Inca Trail trek is combined with an upscale camping experience offering cots, hot water showers, and incredible views. Climb up to 13,800 feet, pass glacier covered peaks and descend into lush, green cloudforests. Enjoy fine cuisine …
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Lily pads in Guyana
$5,967
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Guyana's Savannas

10 Day Itinerary
  • Watch for an abundance of wildlife
  • Explore untouched Iwokrama Forest
  • Climb Turtle Mountain
  • Interact with a local community
Activities:
Fishing, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Guyana, the "land of many waters" is a wonderful destination for travelers looking for pristine rainforest and abundant wildlife. Our 10 day trip focuses on the "wild" interior in the Amazon watershed where remote, comfortable lodges are the base for exploring the rainforest. …
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Sun Gate and La Veronica
$2,851
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Cachiccata Trek

Alternative Inca Trail - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Encounter local people as you trek
  • View the Urubamba mountain range
  • Explore the Inca stronghold, Cusco
  • Take in the ruins of Machu Picchu
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Challenging
The Cachiccata Trek is a great alternative to the famed Inca Trail hike. The Cachiccata Trail was built by the Incas and used for hundreds of years to access local communities and transport goods. This trail is not as well known as the classic Inca Trail, so expect far fewer crowds and a more …
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Santa Valley (Callej├│n de Huaylas). Near Huaraz
$2,707
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Cordillera Blanca Trek

10 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Ultimate
The glacier covered peaks of the Cordillera Blanca soar into the blue skies of northern Peru. This tour takes you to the highest tropical range on earth, more than 50 summits over 18,000 feet with Huascaran at 22,204 feet. We spend a couple days acclimatizing around the mountain town of …
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Incredible views on the Ausangate Trek
$2,361
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Ausangate Trek

10 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
At 20,900 feet, Mount Ausangate is the highest peak in the Cusco region. Considered by local trekkers to be one of the most stunning and remote treks in Peru, this six day journey makes a complete circuit around the majestic mountain. Mount Ausangate has long been considered sacred by the Andean …
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Chinstrap penguin sighting
$7,490
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South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Look for spectacular wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Antarctica Peninsula
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this classic 10-day voyage to the great white continent aboard Ocean Victory. Depart Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, to cross the infamous Drake Passage to reach Antarctica. Spend two days exploring the sub-Antarctic South Shetland islands, which abound with volcanic …
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A Green Sea Turtle swimming around the reefs.
$7,940
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Classic Galapagos

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endeavour II
  • View endemic wildlife
  • Discover scenic coastlines
  • See varied islands and habitats
  • Experience the Gal├ípagos undersea
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 10-day adventure aboard the Endeavour II. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more incredible native species. Have …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$13,880
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Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Venture into wildlife reserves
  • Explore Isla de los Estados
  • Zodiac cruise, kayak, and hike
  • Take advantage of superb photo ops
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This carefully curated expedition offers the peak experiences of Patagonia and its surrounding environs in a compact 11-day timeframe on the National Geographic Explorer. Discover the fjords, glaciers, and panoramic vistas that make Chilean Patagonia one of the most lauded nature destinations on …
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Pelicans in the harbor of La Serena
$3,690
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Along the Andes Cordillera

Talcahuano - Callao - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal
  • Explore pre-Columbian sites
  • Observe Nazca lines in Pisco
  • Visit Ballestas Islands
  • Discover Machu Picchu
Starts / Ends:
Talcahuano / Callao
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Le Boréal departs Talcahuano for a 10-day cruise through Chile and Peru. Your first port of call is Coquimbo, a lovely beach resort in La Serena, a 15th-century colonial city with remarkable architecture. Iquique's Gold Rush-era historic center is next. Not far away lies Humberstone, …
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Laguna Colorada
$3,425
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High Deserts of Bolivia & Chile

10 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Lake Titicaca
  • Uyuni Salt Desert in depth
  • Visit altiplanic lagoons
  • Discover the beauty of Atacama
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the mystical beauty and inspiring geology of the High Deserts of Bolivia and Chile. Travel from Bolivia's capital city, La Paz, to Sun and Moon Islands on Lake Titicaca. Explore Lake Titicaca, South America's largest and the world's highest navigable lake. Then journey through …
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Mountain Biking near Medillin on Colombia Trip
$4,083
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Andes to Caribbean Multisport

10 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Guane Royal Trail
  • Bike the Colombian backroads
  • Conquer class III whitewater rapids
  • Learn about the ancient Tayrona
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
This Colombia multisport trip begins in Bogota where you hit the trails, both on foot and mountain bike, in the Santander region. Raft Colombia's best one-day river, the Chicamocha Gorge, and enjoy the turquoise water and lush rainforest of Colombia's Caribbean coast. This Colombia trip …
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Engage the local people
$5,071
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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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A tour of Rio de Janeiro includes Sugarloaf Mountain
$2,605
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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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Fortress at Kuelap ruins
$1,506
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Chachapoyas Discovery

10 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Lima
  • Experience Mochica culture
  • Visit archaeological site
  • Discover Chiclayo
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Chiclayo and the Tucume Pyramids and Sipan ruins before continuing into the cloudforest to the lost civilization of Chachapoyas. This trip in northern Peru features visits to the huge mountaintop temple and fortress of Kuelap, the Leimebamba museum with its collection of 200 mummies, and …
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