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Adventure Life invites you to discover the diverse wonders of South America on our 12-day tours & cruises for 2024. From the captivating landscapes of the Andes to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, each day offers unparalleled experiences that blend history, culture, and adventure. Whitewater rafting on the Urubamba River, trekking in the Queñua Sundur Valley, and kayaking around Lake Titicaca are just a few of the exciting activities awaiting you. Whether you choose a multisport extravaganza or a trek through the Andes, our South America tours promise unforgettable memories and unparalleled exploration opportunities. Join us on a journey that will leave you inspired and transformed - contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Enjoying a mountain bike ride
$4,064
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Sacred Valley & Lake Titicaca 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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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$6,284
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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, 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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Mt Veronica - It is a beautiful mountain!
$3,950
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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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Take in the views of Choquequirao as you hike Peru
$3,813
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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, 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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Swimming sea turtle
$9,282
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Islands Circumnavigation I

Baltra - San Cristobal - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Anahi
  • Walk through Las Tintoreras
  • Observe unique wetland birds
  • Visit Punta Espinoza
  • Snorkel at Punta Vicente Roca
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day Galapagos Islands Circumnavigation I cruise aboard Anahi.Start with a guided stroll through lush forests and lava tunnels, encountering giant tortoises and diverse marine life. Explore Isabela's Las Tintoreras islets, witness the active Sierra Negra Volcano, and visit …
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Santa Cruz: Las Bachas Beach
$6,700
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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:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, 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
$6,700
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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:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, 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
$2,826
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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, 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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Trekking the Peruvian Andes
$5,828
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Black Diamond Trek to Machu Picchu

12 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Cusco's markets and ruins
  • Kayak or bike at Piuray Lake
  • Hike through the Sacred Valley
  • Trek up Huayna Picchu Mountain
Starts / Ends:
Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport / Machu Picchu
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Challenging
Experience Peru's ancient wonders and natural beauty on this exciting 12-day Black Diamond Trek to Machu Picchu. This tripseamlessly blends luxury camping and cozy mountain lodges, accompanied by seasoned guides and a dedicated support team.Explore Cusco's markets and ruins before starting …
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Whitewater Rafting during Colombia Tour
$5,341
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Andes to Caribbean Multisport

12 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Las Cárcavas & Ráquira
  • Bike through iconic sites of Bogota
  • Raft on Rio Fonce
  • Learn about the ancient Tayrona
Starts / Ends:
Bogota / Cartagena
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hiking, 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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Fur seal paradise in Antarctica
$10,650
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Antarctica Peninsula - Round Trip Puerto Williams

Santiago - Puerto Williams - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore Puerto Williams
  • Discover Drake Passage
  • Experience Antarctic Sound
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day adventure to the world's end aboard Silver Wind. Depart from Puerto Williams and start a scenic sail through the Beagle Channel. The cruise will take you to the heart of the White Continent, where you witness its stunning scenery and incredible wildlife.Over the next few …
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$10,195
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The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Experience Zodiac excursions
  • Spot bounty of wildlife
  • See tabular icebergs of Weddell Sea
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 12-day ultimate Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia and back aboard the Ocean Victory. Start your journey in the Beagle Channel, then cross the infamous Drake Passage and explore the South Shetland Islands. Witness the bounty of wildlife, from albatrosses, seabirds, and seals to whales. …
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Get stunning views of historic Cartagena
$8,251
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Tropical Charms of the Caribbean & Beyond

Cartagena - Nassau - 12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Discover Cartagena
  • Discover Santo Domingo
  • Explore Samaná
  • Discover Exumas
Starts / Ends:
Cartagena / Nassau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 12-day Caribbean cruise aboard the SH Diana, explore enchanting destinations from Cartagena to Nassau. Begin in Cartagena's Old City with historic architecture and coastal beauty. In Santa Marta, delve into history, surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains and Tayrona National Park. …
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Skiers make their way to the South Pole pulling their sleds. Courtesy John Beatty, Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions
$78,750
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Ski the Last Degree

12 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the South Pole
  • Experience Antarctica
  • Ski to the South Pole
  • Enjoy outdoor activities
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Land Exploration, Skiing
Activity Level:
Ultimate
Ski the last 60 nautical miles (69 mi/111 km) to reach the most southerly point on Earth and experience firsthand the challenges faced by early explorers. Ski Last Degree captures the essence of polar exploration in an incredible expedition. You’ll witness the stark beauty and silence of the high …
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Watching ships pass through the Panama Canal
$8,251
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Costa Rica & Panama Canal Discovery

Punta Arenas - Cartagena - 12 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Discover Puntarenas
  • Discover Tortuga, Chira, and Coco
  • Explore Nicoya Peninsula
  • Witness Costa Rica culture
Starts / Ends:
Puntarenas / Cartagena
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 12-day cruise aboard SH Diana, discover the hidden treasures of Puntarenas, a captivating destination that showcases the authentic and diverse culture of Costa Rica. Nestled on a narrow peninsula stretching into the Pacific Ocean, this vibrant city is a favorite among locals and tourists …
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Sleepy sea lion on a log
$142,485
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Private Charter - Islands Circumnavigation I Aboard Anahi

12 Day Itinerary aboard Anahi
  • Walk through Las Tintoreras
  • Observe unique wetland birds
  • Visit Punta Espinoza
  • Snorkel at Punta Vicente Roca
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day private Galapagos Islands Circumnavigation I cruise aboard Anahi.Start with a guided stroll through lush forests and lava tunnels, encountering giant tortoises and diverse marine life. Explore Isabela's Las Tintoreras islets, witness the active Sierra Negra Volcano, and visit …
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