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Select one of these 25 highly-recommended 9-day tours to South America. Explore Punta Arenas, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires, and Ollantaytambo worry-free with your bilingual guide on a small group or private tour where you will enjoy wildlife viewing, hiking, small ship cruises, camping, and archaeological site visits during the day and stay in hotels with decidedly local flavor at night. Our trips to South America range from $1,580 to $79,990 for a extraordinary 9 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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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,434
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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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Trekking in Patagonia
$2,737
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Patagonia Hiking Express

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike to the Base of the Towers
  • Premier day hikes in El Chalten
  • Ice trekking on Perito Moreno
  • Explore all that Patagonia offers
Activities:
Hiking, Land Exploration
Activity Level:
Challenging
Spend nine days trekking through the Patagonian landscape on this Patagonia Hiking Express tour. Explore Perito Moreno Glacier, Fitz Roy Range, Laguna Torre, El Calafate, Torres del Paine, and more. Hike through glaciers, past massifs, to lagoons, and through glaciated mountain ranges. Enjoy free …
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Incredible Cotopaxi
$2,600
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Ecuador Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Bike down the slopes of Pinchincha
  • Explore Bellavista Cloud Forest
  • Raft down Class III rapids
  • Horseback ride across the páramo
Starts/ Ends in:
Quito / Quito
Activities:
Biking, Hacienda, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Travel by raft, bike, and horseback while exploring four of Ecuador's ecosystems: high altitude Andean forest, paramo (grassland), cloud forest, and glaciers on Cotopaxi Volcano. Jump right into the action with a fast-paced mountain bike descent down Pichincha Volcano to begin your Ecuador …
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We couldn't get enough of the rainbow!
$1,725
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Discover Peru

Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Learn Inca history at Machu Picchu
  • See Lake Titicaca's floating island
  • Visit prominent Inca sites
  • Tour the colonial city of Cusco
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Tours, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau and the world's highest navigable and South America's largest lake. Visit Machu Picchu and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. …
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Wines of Europe
$2,256
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Taste of Argentina

9 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Salta's colorful markets
  • Visit a local family goat farm
  • Tour vineyards with an oenologist
  • Attend an Andean cooking class
Activities:
Cooking Class, Land, Local Market, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Argentina is widely known for its traditional cuisine and flavorful wines -- and this Argentina trip lets you find out exactly why it's so celebrated! You will also have the chance to visit a number of culture-rich villages and some of northern Argentina's most spectacular landscapes where …
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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$4,483
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Hiking Galapagos

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike Cerro de Las Tijeretas
  • Trek to a fresh water lake
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Explore Tortuga Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Land Exploration, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Hike through the archipelago's remarkably surreal landscape on this unique land-based Galapagos adventure. The Hiking Galapagos tour is perfect for the traveler that prefers his or her tours active, while also allowing for plenty of flexibility and time to explore the various sites. The tour …
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Llama at Machu Picchu ruins
$8,150
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Wild Peru Escape: Amazon & Machu Picchu

9 Day Itinerary aboard Delfin II
  • Explore with indigenous guides
  • Skiff or walk thru the rainforest
  • Make personal kayak explorations
  • Discover a profusion of wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Lima / Nauta
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxurious Delfin II to discover the pristine upper reaches of the legendary Amazon on this 9-day voyage. There seems to be a pulse to the Amazon - a kind of undercurrent.Spend unforgettable days in a seldom-seen, cathedral of green, along inky waters that at oncerelax and invigorate.Wild …
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$11,695
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Antarctic Explorer Express

Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Fly across the Drake Passage
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, 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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Views from Valparaiso, Chile
$8,033
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Latin America Delights

Callao (Lima) to Santiago - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Explore a town on Peru’s west coast
  • View Mejía Lakes National Sanctuary
  • Visit Chile’s northernmost city
  • Discover lovely Iquique
Starts/ Ends in:
Callao / Santiago
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From blue crashing waves and waddling penguins to the world’s driest desert and a town right out of a western movie, there is no telling what lies around the corner. Give in to the mesmerizing Latin American culture and sway to Peruvian music, savor pisco sours and gape in awe of the …
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Galapagos sunset
$4,699
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Western & Eastern Islands

9 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Visit Bachas Beach
  • Spot marine wildlife
  • Admire Tagus Cove's seabirds
  • Discover Alcedo volcano
Starts/ Ends in:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 9-day expedition aboard M/Y Monserrat. Sail through Bachas Beach, where your first exploration of the Galapagos begins. Here you can relax, swim in its crystalline waters, and spot all sorts of marine wildlife. As the cruise continues, encounter flightless cormorants, penguins, giant …
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Cape Horn Biosphere
$2,862
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Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore beautiful Wulaia Bay
  • Visit historical Ushuaia
  • Hike at Garibaldi Glacier
  • Admire Andean condors
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The outer edge of the world awaits on an adventurous 9-day journey along the same waterways that inspired Charles Darwin. This itinerary retraces much of the route the renowned British naturalist took through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeaglein the 1830s, a voyage that inspired him to …
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A tour of Rio de Janeiro includes Sugarloaf Mountain
$1,888
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Buenos Aires, Iguazu, and Rio de Janeiro

9 Day Itinerary
  • Take in a Tango Show
  • Explore both sides of Iguazu Falls
  • Take a cogwheel train up Corcovado
  • Enjoy sunset over Copacabana beach
Activities:
Land, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This captivating tour includes Argentina's Buenos Aires, Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, and Iguazu Falls, located on the Brazil and Argentina border. Explore two of South America's most vibrant cities, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, but also escape into the countryside to experience the …
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We made it! Rafting the Juramento!
$3,178
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Salta Multisport

9 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wine Tasting, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Moderate
Northwest Argentina offers a unique blend of culture, adventure, and wine! Be active on your Argentina vacation while visiting main highlights such as Salta, Las Flechas Gorge, Purmamarca, and Cafayate. It's all rolled into this Salta Multisport tour.
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Mountains of the Salta province in northwest Argentina
$4,495
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Northwest Trek

9 Day Itinerary
  • Tour the ruins of Quilmes
  • Hike Las Conchas Gorge
  • Trek the Cachi Mountains
  • Explore the colonial town of Salta
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
During this Argentina travel, we'll take a trip back in time to discover the cultural legacy of the ancient Incas, Diaguita, and the Spanish conquistadors, set against the backdrop of the magnificent peaks of the Andes. Hike among an array of strangely shaped and polychromatic desert landforms …
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Dancing, music and wonder at the Oruro Festival
$3,465
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Oruro Carnaval and Lake Titicaca

9 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Lake Titicaca
  • Enjoy the Parade of Dancers
  • Visit a working silver mine
  • Climb El Calvario to great views
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Festivals, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 9-day trip combines a trip to Oruro with visits to Tihuanaco and Lake Titicaca. Oruro’s Carnaval celebrations have made this mining town a colorful destination at the beginning of Lent for Bolivians and international travelers who come here for a pilgrimmage of dance, music, and …
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Camping along the Inca Trail
$2,987
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Salkantay Trek with One Day Inca Trail Hike

9 Day Itinerary
  • Trek both Salkantay and Inca trails
  • Enjoy Salkantay views
  • Explore Machu Picchu
Starts/ Ends in:
Cusco / Cusco
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is combined with an alternative trek next to Salkantay Mountain rated among the best trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. It includes different ecological areas, from high deserts to the Andean tropical rainforest to …
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Llamas in Machu Picchu
$2,591
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Classic Salkantay Trek

Via Hidroelectrica - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Travel the Salkantay Trail
  • Visit local communities
  • Explore Machu Picchu
Starts/ Ends in:
Cusco / Cusco
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
This 5-day trekking route leading to Machu Picchu is a less traveled alternative to the Inca Trail. The Incasconsidered Salkantay to be one of the main deities controlling weather due to its location.The stunning views of Salkantay and Lake Humantay are highlights on this trek. Start hiking from …
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$2,655
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Colombia Highlights

9 Day Itinerary
  • Bogotá City Tour
  • Salamina Walking Tour
  • Wax Palm Tour
  • Hacienda Venecia Tour
Starts/ Ends in:
Bogota / Cartagena
Activities:
Hacienda, Land
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Colombia's highlights during this 9-day tour and enjoy a multitude of activities including walking tours, interaction with locals, a coffee tour or a chocolate workshop. Visit multiple parts of Colombia and see the best that each place has to offer.
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