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Select one of these 33 highly-recommended 12-day South America tours. Explore worry-free with your bilingual guide on a small group or private South America tour where you will enjoy wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, cruises, wildlife & safari exploration, and kayaking during the day and stay in hotels with decidedly local flavor at night. Our 12-day South America trips and vacation packages range from $2,504 to $142,485. Contact one of Adventure Life's South America travel specialists for help planning every detail of your dream trip. 
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Enjoying a mountain bike ride
$3,440
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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, Land Tours, 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. 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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Seal relaxing on shore
$12,995
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Spirit of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • See penguin colonies
  • Zodiac cruise
  • Kayak or camp ashore
  • Explore Antarctic marine life
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Antarctic adventures are best-enjoyed midsummer when near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life along the shore and brightens the thought of camping out, alpine climbing, or extended kayaking trips. Penguin highways are busy with traffic as parents hurry to fatten chicks and waterways are alive …
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A mother gentoo penguin and her chick
$17,620
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • See legendary landscapes & habitats
  • Encounter iconic wildlife
  • Kayak, Zodiac cruise, and hike
  • Experience the Antarctic undersea
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Exploring Antarctica in an authentic expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship, is an incomparable experience. Join the National Geographic Endurance for the most exhilarating adventure the planet offers.This 12-day classic luxury Antarctica cruise takes you to huge tabular icebergs in …
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Mt Veronica - It is a beautiful mountain!
$4,585
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Salkantay & Classic Inca Trail Trek

12 Day Itinerary
Starts / Ends:
Lima / Lima
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Camping, Hiking, Land Tours, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Challenging
Within the majestic Vilcabamba range, the glacier-capped summit of Mount Salkantayrises grandly above the neighboring peaks. Local Quechua Indians consider Salkantayto be sacred, worshiping the mountain as their ancestors have for thousands of years. After exploring colonial Cusco and the Sacred …
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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$6,029
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End of the World

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego by ship
  • Observe Magdalena Island penguins
  • Explore Torres del Paine
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land & Sea Exploration, Land Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your adventure to the "End of the World" starts with your arrival in Ushuaia, the claimed "Southernmost city in the world!" Here, hike through Tierra del Fuego National Park and learn about the city's interesting history. Next, embark on a five-day Patagonian Fjords cruise, …
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Take in the views of Choquequirao as you hike Peru
$3,682
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Choquequirao Trek and Machu Picchu

12 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Cusco's markets & churches
  • Trek an Inca path to Choquequirao
  • Journey through the Sacred Valley
  • Tour Machu Picchu with your guide
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Camping, Hiking, Land Tours, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Challenging
The ancient city of Choquequirao is often referred to as Machu Picchu's sister city. Choquequirao, meaning "cradle of gold" in the Quechua language, is only accessible by foot. After two days of stunning hiking, travelers explore the ruins at leisure during the day, and camp near the …
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$12,395
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Spirit of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Hone your photography skills
  • Search for orcas and whales
  • Observe penguin colonies
  • Take a Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the coveted white continent. Sail across the famed Drake Passage, admiring spectacular seabirds and approaching the ice as the explorers of old did: by sea. With a chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the …
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Watch for whale blows!
$11,850
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Emblematic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit polar research stations
  • Explore drifting icebergs
  • See incredible polar wildlife
  • Hop on Zodiacs for outings
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an extraordinary 12-day Antarctica expedition cruise and be enchanted by magnificent landscapes and unique wildlife. Your tour begins with crossing the legendary Drake Passage, probably accompanied by albatrosses and Cape petrels, sentinels of these often-choppy waters. Then your ship …
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Valparaiso, Chile
$11,000
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Valparaiso to Puerto Williams - Door to Door

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Discover Valparaiso
  • Explore Tortel
  • Sail through Chilean fjords
  • Enjoy Puerto Williams scenery
Starts / Ends:
Valparaiso / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 12-day cruise that may prove to be the most remarkable adventure of your life. Leaving Valparaiso's bohemian rhapsody, sail to Niebla, Puerto Montt, and Castro for a literal taste of Chile's world-renowned food and wine. On to Tortel, a rural community that serves as the gateway …
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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$9,282
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Islands Circumnavigation I

12 Day Itinerary aboard Anahi
  • Relax in the beaches of Rabida
  • See giant tortoises in Santa Cruz
  • Take a hike in Darwin Volcano
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take in the best the archipelago has to offer, visiting South Plaza, Floreana, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Genovesa, and many more during this 12-day private cruise aboard the Anahi! Wildlife viewing opportunities will abound as you traverse the islands, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, or take a …
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Santa Cruz: Las Bachas Beach
$6,300
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Western & South Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Spot Bachas Beach wildlife
  • Discover views of Alcedo volcano
  • Visit the pristine Espinosa Point
  • Cruise alongside Buccaneer
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a 12-day trip on the M/Y Monserrat through the Galapagos Islands, which includes some of the most stunning islands in the world, including Santa Cruz, North Seymour, and Santa Fe. The Galapagos Islands, teeming with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and magnificent landscapes, are a perfect …
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Nazca Booby on Genovesa Island
$6,300
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Northwestern & Central Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Explore Santa Cruz
  • Visit Cerro Dragón
  • Sail through Genovesa Island
  • Discover Black Turtle Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 12-day Galapagos cruise aboardM/Y Monserrat and enjoy the highlands and wildlife viewing. Your journey starts at Baltra and visits the amazing volcanic formations at Santa Cruz. See the beautiful and remoteGenovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close interaction …
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Chinchero
$2,503
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Ancient Kingdoms

12 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the Lord of Sipan Tomb
  • Walk through the ruins at Chan Chan
  • Marvel at the Moches adobe pyramids
  • Tour iconic Inca ruin, Machu Picchu
Starts / Ends:
Lima / Chiclayo
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Tours, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The coast of Northern Peru is home to one of the most archaeologically rich regions in all of the Americas. This area was once home to the empires of Moche, Chimu and Sican - master artisans, celebrated for their metal-work, jewelry and pottery. These impressive empires created adobe metropolitans …
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Almost ready to depart
$15,895
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Fly Expedition

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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$14,295
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Wild Antarctica - Fly/Sail

Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Be awed by the array of wildlife
  • Marvel at enormous tabular icebergs
  • Learn about volcanic islands
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Famed for its tremendous tabular icebergs, year-round sea ice, fascinating fossils and the pivotal role it played in Shackleton’sEnduranceexpedition, the Weddell Sea offers unsurpassed opportunities for exploration. Embark on a true Antarctic expedition as you not only explore the west …
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Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
$11,300
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Emblematic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Embark on Zodiacs
  • Visit research and whaling stations
  • Look out for wildlife
  • Marvel at the dynamic landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The start of your cruise will be marked by the crossing of the mythicalDrake Passage, during which you will probably be escorted by several albatrosses and Cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters. Then,then reach theWhite Continent, the realm of the unexpected. Weather and ice …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$15,380
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Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Encounter iconic wildlife
  • Kayak among icebergs
  • Experience the undersea Antarctic
  • See legendary landscapes & habitats
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This journey to the "White Continent" offers six days of exploration on the incomparably beautiful Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands and waterways. The sights, sounds, and emotions stay in your mind forever — enormous tabular icebergs, hillsides covered with thousands …
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Plane wing
$15,895
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Fly Expedition

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Enjoy the peninsula
  • Experience polar diving/snorkeling
  • Tour scientific research stations
  • Zodiac cruise
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fly cruise itinerary features the best of Antarcticaand allows for more exploration, by flying over the Drake Passage both directions. Get up close with iridescent icebergs, vast colonies of Adelie and gentoo penguins, as well as islands that are alive with leopard seals busy with courtship, …
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