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Select one of these 114 highly-recommended 5-day tours to South America. Explore Baltra, Bartolome, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, and Santa Fe worry-free with your bilingual guide on a small group or private tour where you will enjoy wildlife viewing, snorkeling, small ship cruises, hiking, and kayaking during the day and stay in hotels with decidedly local flavor at night. Our trips to South America range from $1,250 to $423,701 for a extraordinary 5 days in South America. Contact one of Adventure Life's South America travel specialists for help planning every detail of your dream trip. 
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Train passing through Riobamba
$1,739
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Southern Highlands

5 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fly to Cuenca on this fascinating 5-day extension to the highlands of Ecuador. Begin your tour in charming colonial Cuenca. Travel to such sites as Ingapirca, Riobamba, Tomebamba River, Cotopaxi National Park, and the thrilling Nariz del Diablo train ride before returning to Quito.
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Black Turtle cove with mangroves
$3,150
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Northern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Swim and snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Genovesa Island's birdlife
  • Hike to Dragon Hill
Starts/ Ends in:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of theNorthern Galapagos Islandson this 5-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historically significant archipelago.Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Visit Genovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close …
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Snorkeling near the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
$4,820
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Northern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

5 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Hike 375 stairs to panoramic views
  • Trek through mangroves
  • Snorkel in search of marinlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the northern islands of the Galapagos on this 5 day cruise aboard the Ocean Spray. Once on board cruise to Bartolome Island and hike to the summit of the volcano for panoramic views. You also will trek through mangroves and view tidal pools teeming with sea lions and reef fish on Genovesa …
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Devil's Crown Galapagos
$2,310
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Galapagos Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit Cerro Brujo´s lava formations
  • Hike across Española Island
  • Swim and snorkel at Devil´s Crown
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' southeast islands. Take a 5-day adventure and travel from beautiful San Cristobal to Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz Islands. Encounter giant tortoises, snorkel in the crystalline waters, and view …
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Moai hillside on Easter Island
$1,399
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Easter Island

5 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the most important Moai sites
  • Wander Anakena Beach
  • View the quarry where Moai were cut
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to the world's most isolated bit of land - Easter Island. A tiny pinprick in the great Pacific, the island is actually a mound of consolidated lava and ash from three submarine volcanoes. Fly from Santiago, Chile, and spend 5 days discovering the ancient history and traditions of Easter …
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Guanacos in Torres del Paine
$1,038
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Torres del Paine Short W Trek

Torres del Paine Trek - 5 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the famous W Trek
  • Explore Grey Glacier up close
  • Hike to the base of the towers
  • Enjoy backcountry glamping
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Hiking, Land Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Challenging
Hike the famous W Trek in the wilds of Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park on this shortened 5-day hiking and camping adventure. Follow your path down into the French Valley, experience panoramic views of Grey Glacier, witness the gigantic spires of El Paine, and enjoy a stay at EcoCamp. …
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Couple looks out over Machu Picchu
$1,531
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Inca Trail Express

5 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
The 4-day Inca Trail trek is an exciting, high mountain experience where we climb up to 4200 meters (over 13,000 feet!), passing glacier covered peaks and descending into lush, green cloudforest before arriving at the Gate of the Sun and the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu. Spend the rest of the day …
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Sunset over Iguazu Falls
$1,373
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Iguazu Falls & Argentine Rainforest

5 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the famous Iguazu Falls
  • Spot wildlife at Yacutinga Lodge
  • Float the San Francisco River
Activities:
Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iguazú Falls, where over 275 distinct cascades tumble through lush subtropical forest, is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in South America. The falls straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil; explore the Argentine side to get up close to the plummeting water. Also visit the …
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Floreana Island
$2,455
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Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit beautiful coral sand beaches
  • Snorkel among green sea turtles
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz islands on this incredible 5-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this an unforgettable trip including snorkeling, roaming volcanic landscapes, and observing the riveting native wildlife. Be …
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Explore Easter Island
$961
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Rapa Nui Explorer - Easter Island

5 Day Itinerary
  • See the superb Moai Stone Statues
  • Admire spectacular ancient ruins
  • Discover beautiful volcanoes
Starts/ Ends in:
Easter Island / Hotel Otai
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the mystical culture, epic landscapes, and ocean views of legendary Easter Island. Visit the mysterious Moai statues, walk and drive around the island’s best natural and archeological sites, and learn more about this fascinating island! Head to the sunny central Pacific to …
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sally lightfoot crab
$3,695
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Treasure of Galapagos
Starts/ Ends in:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5-day cruise through the Galapagos offers you the amazing opportunity to explore the highlights of the southern islands. Enjoy the natural history of these amazing islands as you witness the amazing flamingos of Floreana, the playful sea lions of Española, and the friendly giant …
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Keep your binocs handy...you never know what youll see!
$1,120
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Tambopata Research Center

5 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a 30-meter tree
  • Watch the sunset with wine
  • Visit the Colorado clay lick
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Tambopata Research Center is the most remote lodge in the Amazon. There are many chances to spot monkeys, macaws, and other large species. If you are lucky you may even be able to spot a jaguar! Enjoy exploring the uninhabited wilderness, hiking through the flood plains, and learn about the …
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Sea lions on beach in Rabida
$4,820
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North & Central Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard M/T Camila
  • Observe the Pinnacle Rock
  • Snorkel through clear blue waters
  • Visit James Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor of these islands. Roam across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, bask in the sun on white sand beaches, soak in extraordinary volcanic vistas, and get …
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Incredible mountains and wildlife at the end of the world.
$2,220
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit Cape Horn National Park
  • Admire Wulaia Bay's natural beauty
  • Hike at spectacular Pia Glacier
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on this incredible 5-day cruisethat showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife, and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving …
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Zodiac tours to see glaciers.
$2,220
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay
  • Explore Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley
  • Sail to Wulaia Bay & Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MV Stella Australis in Punta Arenas and begin your adventure sailing through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego. Cross the Strait of Magellan and enter a labyrinth of channels that define the extremes of Patagonia. In Ainsworth Bay hike to stunning views of Marinella Glacier and the Darwin …
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Canoe up the Amazon on your small ship cruise
$5,700
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Amazon Encounter

5 Day Itinerary aboard Delfin Amazon Cruises
  • Explore the Marañon & Ucayali River
  • Canoe Tawampa Lake
  • Swim with Amazon dolphins
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the legendary Amazon river on this 5-day luxury cruise aboard the Delfin. Encounter the local and remote villages that line the river and search for the mysterious pink river dolphin which lives between its shores. This Amazon cruise treats travelers to an exciting journey on South …
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Macaw in the jungle
$3,900
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Amazon Encounter

5 Day Itinerary aboard Delfin III
  • Hike through Fundo Casual
  • Explore Nauta Caño
  • Discover Yanayaquillo River
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fantastic 5-day Amazon River cruise takes you through some of the most astonishingly biodiverse landscapes in the world. Monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds inhabit the trees, jaguars prowl the forest, and manatees, dolphins and otters float through the river's murky waters.Welcome to the …
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Peru
$849
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Lake Titicaca Kayaking

5 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Homestay, Kayaking, Land, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Moderate
A great option for a traveler interested in a more active trip to Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau. Unique opportunity for a traveler interested in kayaking on the world's highest navigable and South America's largest lake. Travelers …
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