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Discover South America in 2024 on one of these amazing trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 567 top-rated trips where you will explore Port of Ushuaia, Baltra, Quito, Buenos Aires, and Cusco with an exceptional bilingual guide on a small group or customizable private tour. The most popular things to do in South America in are wildlife viewing, land tours, wildlife & safari exploration, cruises, and small ship cruises. Our South America trips in 2024 range in price from $1,250 to $199,000 for trips of 5 to 80 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert South America trip planners for help planning a seamless experience.
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Machu Picchu Clouds
$1,624
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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, Land Tours, Local Market Visits
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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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$1,751
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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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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
Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, 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 from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Enjoying a mountain bike ride
$3,772
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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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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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Group picture at the towers
$1,657
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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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Hiking Machu Picchu
$2,359
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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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Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador
$2,106
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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, Land Tours, 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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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, Land Tours, 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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Take a stroll through the beautiful courtyard at San Agustin de Callo
$3,965
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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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The salt flats of the Atacama Desert stretch as far as the eye can see
$1,794
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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:
Land Tours, 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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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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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,443
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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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$6,595
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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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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$4,429
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak and snorkel among wildlife
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Cycle to Isabela's coastline
  • Snorkel in Concha Perla
  • Hike the rim of an active caldera
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land Tours, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore the Galapagos Islands in a variety of ways, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling, and snorkeling, on this multi-sport adventure. What else can you squeeze into this adrenaline-packed Galapagos itinerary? The most spectacular wildlife in the world—sea lions, marine iguanas, dolphins, …
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River in the Amazon Rainforest
$1,857
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Amazon Journey via Ucayali River -High Water Season

4 Day Itinerary aboard La Perla
  • See pink and grey dolphins play
  • Visit the birth place of the Amazon
  • Meet and visit with locals
Starts / Ends:
Iquitos / Nauta
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join La Perla on this 4-day journey down the Amazon River! This great adventure is designed for those nature lovers who do not have much time to travel. Your journey offers a worthy view of life in the Amazon jungle, including piranha fishing, wildlife spotting, visit local villages, and …
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Uros Island - Floating island at the Titicaca
$4,199
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Panoramic Peru

16 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Peru's 'Little Galapagos'
  • View the Nazca Lines with a flyover
  • Explore Colca Canyon
  • Visit the shores of Lake Titicaca
Starts / Ends:
Lima / Lima
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Homestays, Land Tours, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Tour the best Peru has to offer on this 16 day holiday traveling along the desert coast, up to the altiplano and down to jungle clad ruins. From your first sip of a Pisco Sour to your last cup of corn chicha, you're sure to be charmed by the smiles, laughter and generosity of this Andean …
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Brilliant blue water of Argentine lakes
$4,269
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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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