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Discover South America in 2026 on one of these trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 368 top-rated trips where you will explore Quito, Cusco, Baltra, Lima, and Buenos Aires with an exceptional bilingual guide on a small group or customizable private tour. The most popular things to do in South America in are land tours, wildlife viewing, hiking, wildlife & safari exploration, and kayaking. Our South America trips in 2026 range in price from $1,259 to $259,250 for trips of 5 to 34 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
$1,760
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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, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the great ruins of Machu Picchu and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live 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
$1,972
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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, 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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Trekking in Torres del Paine provides spectacular views of mountains, glaciers and lakes
$2,586
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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, 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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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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The salt flats of the Atacama Desert stretch as far as the eye can see
$2,242
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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:
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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Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador
$2,039
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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, 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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Local woman at Lake Titicaca
$3,318
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Highlights of Peru & Bolivia

14 Day Itinerary
  • Tour Cusco's largest open market
  • Visit Sun and Moon Islands
  • Discover Machu Picchu
  • Climb El Calvario for great views
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the best of the Inca culture on this main highlights tour of Peru and Bolivia. Wander through Cusco markets, explore the Sacred Valley, and take part in a Machu Picchu tour before continuing on to Lake Titicaca for a taste of Bolivia travel. This is a leisurely-paced culturally-focused trip …
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Take a stroll through the beautiful courtyard at San Agustin de Callo
$3,623
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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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Mt Fitz Roy and hikers
$6,342
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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:
Camping, Hiking
Activity Level:
Challenging
Begin your travels in Argentina, where you'll lace your boots and take to the mountains for a 14-day Patagonia trekking adventure. 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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What a view.
$3,904
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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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W-Circuit Torres del Paine
$3,445
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Hotel Las Torres - Torres del Paine

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Relax in Hotel Las Torres
  • Choose from several excursions
  • Enjoy flexible time for activities
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your retreat for the next three nights awaits you in Torres del Paine. Avariety of guided excursions are included in your stay at Las Torres. Hikes and horseback trips can range from easy to complex, depending on your interests and energy level for the day.Several half-day and full-day excursions …
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Dientes Circuit in Patagonia
$2,914
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Dientes Circuit Trek

Dientes de Navarino Trek - 6 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Dientes Circuit
  • Trek the southernmost circuit
  • Explore Navarino Island
  • Enjoy camping and lodge stays
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Challenging
Walk through the Dientes de Navarino massif at the far end of South America, trekking along rural roads through and alongside forests, valleys, ponds, lakes, and rivers. At the summit of your trek, take in stunning views of the Beagle Channel, the cities of Puerto Williams in Chile and Ushuaia in …
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Watch the afternoon sunlight glow on the walls of Machu Picchu on your Peru tour
$3,350
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Machu Picchu by Train with Luxury Hotels

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, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Our classic Machu Picchu trip with luxury accommodations. Tour the great ruins of Machu Picchu, and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. Visit the important Inca ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and spend two days …
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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,282
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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:
Local Market Visits, Village Visits, 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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Brilliant blue water of Argentine lakes
$5,338
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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, 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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EcoCamp domes and Torres
$1,319
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EcoCamp - Torres del Paine

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Relax in Patagonia's eco domes
  • See the famed Torres del Paine
  • Choose from a variety of activities
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Torres del Paine National Park (via shuttle drive from Punta Arenas or public bus and shuttle drive combination from El Calafate). Arrive at EcoCamp, a luxury tent camp built to reduce environmental impact with enormous igloo-shaped tents and luxury Suite Domes. Choose from a daily selection …
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Sea kayaking in Patagonia
$6,444
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Torres del Paine Multisport

6 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak on Lago Grey with icebergs
  • Biking with views of the Towers
  • Horseback ride with gaucho guides
  • Hike to the base of the towers
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore southern Chile and Torres del Paine National Park on this multisport Patagonia tour. Spot the unique Patagonian wildlife as you actively explore the landscape by bike, kayak, horse, and your own two feet. At the closing of each day, rejuvenate in your luxury dome at EcoCamp. This is a great …
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Awasi Patagonia at night
$4,070
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Awasi Patagonia

4-7 Day Itinerary
  • Stay in luxurious Awasi Patagonia
  • Join private guided excursions
  • Enjoy chef Fredercio Zigler's meals
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a luxurious stay at Awasi Patagonia located near Torres del Paine National Park. The lodge is inside a private reserve with pristine views of the Torres del Paine peaks and Lake Sarmiento. Spend your days exploring Patagonia by horseback, on foot or kayaking nearby lakes. In the evening, …
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