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The cultures of South America are as diverse as the majestic landscapes where they can be found. Get to know, and understand, some of South Americas richest cultures on a tour with Adventure Life. Tours of the Sacred Valley of the Inca take you back centuries to their ancient yet advanced civilization. In the depths of the rainforest, you can meet modern indigenous communities that have managed to maintain their customs & traditions as well. Some communities base their society around the nearby bodies of water, like in the Falklands Islands or around Lake Titicaca. Each part of this vast continent has a rich story to share, shaped by millennia of natural influence, invasions, and the mixing of European & Pacific cultures with the American lifestyle to form an authentically diverse South American cultural identity. 
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Kayaking the Amazon
$3,450
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Amazon Kayak Adventure

8 Day Itinerary
  • Visit a local Huaorani village
  • Kayak the Shiripuno River
  • Camp in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Take an early morning hike
Activities: Camping, Community Stay, Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Moderate
A true Amazon adventure! This kayak expedition takes you into one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems on earth. Paddle in expedition kayaks and camp for two nights, and enjoy the Shiripuno jungle lodge in indigenous Huaorani territory in the vast Amazon basin. The Huaorani lived as …
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Ship graveyard in Stanley, Falkland Islands
$3,061
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Falkland Island Life

8 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about Falklands history
  • Visit a large working farm
  • Explore wildlife-rich Sea Lion Isl.
  • Tour Stanley battlefields & beaches
Activities: Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the history, way of life, and wildlife of the Falklands on this week-long tour. Visit historic battlefields, museums, and remnants of the gaucho culture of the 1800s. Spend an afternoon visiting one of the largest working sheep farms in the Islands, and another day taking a city tour of the …
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Bird perched upon the rocky shoreline
$5,250
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Lands of the Humboldt Current

11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Visit the recognized TabalĂ­ winery
  • Explore Isla Pan de Azucar
  • Hike through La Chimba
  • Discover the Atacama Desert
  • Admire Arequipa, \"The White City\"
  • Fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and discover the very best of South America. Archaeological Incan remains, Pisco Sour tastings plus local boat excursions to "Peru's Galapagos" to spot cormorants, blue-footed boobies, terns, pelicans and Humboldt penguins …
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Bird's eye view of Machu Picchu with Juan
$2,225
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Manco Multisport

8 Day Itinerary
Activities: Biking, Camping, Community Stay, History, Land, Local Market, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level: Moderate
This is a Peru tour that includes whitewater rafting the Urubamba River, mountain biking Chinchero, and hiking out-of-the-way Inca Trails near Machu Picchu. This shortened version of our Peru Manco Multisport trip is a great choice for active travelers who are short on time. Go behind the scenes of …
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Wines of Europe
$2,275
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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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Dancers in Oruro
$1,825
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Oruro Carnaval

3 Day Itinerary
  • Watch the Parade of Dancers
  • Visit the San Jose silver mine
  • Learn traditions of Bolivian people
Activities: Festivals, Land
Activity Level: Relaxed
The folklore festival’s roots in Christian traditions and indigenous myths and deities makes this a unique cultural experience. Spend two nights in Oruro during the weekend prior to Ash Wednesday to witness the triumph of good over evil displayed in the form of dances and music. Each costume, …
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Concepcion Mission
$1,595
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Jesuit Missions

5 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the Jesuit missions capital
  • Visit the mission town, San Javier
  • Learn about the restoration project
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Land
Activity Level: Relaxed
This historically-focused tour explores Bolivia's ancient restored missions. Visit the center for the mission restoration project, Concepcion. While you are there walk through the restored Catedral de Concepcion and the museum that highlights the restoration project. The capital of the Jesuit …
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Peru
$1,295
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Candelaria Festival in Puno with Homestay

5 Day Itinerary
Activities: Community Stay, Festivals, Land
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit Puno during the Candelaria Festival in February that honors the patron saint, the Virgin of Candelaria. 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. Overnight on …
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Explore the 300 hectare estancia via horseback accompanied by seasoned gauchos
$815
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Estancia El Ombu

3 Day Itinerary
Activities: Horseback Riding, Land
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spend a few days outside of the city to experience The Pampas - El Gaucho style. Stay at a working cattle ranch as you learn the ropes of this traditional Argentine way of life. Help out with the cattle drives, lasso horses, and connect with the local people who have been living this way for …
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CACHICCATA SCHOOL
$864
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Sacred Valley Community Clean-Up

2 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Volunteering
Activity Level: Relaxed
One negative consequence of modernization's impact in the Andes is an increase in post-consumer waste. Without adequate disposal options in rural communities, household garbage accumulates and is scattered around the countryside. Our service project will allow travelers to go into the community …
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Feeding the local children
$895
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Sacred Valley Group Service Project

4 Day Itinerary
  • Restore homes in the community.
  • Volunteer at a local school.
Activities: Camping, Homestay, Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Volunteering
Activity Level: Relaxed
During this 4 day/3 night trip, participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes, as well as visiting a school to support a healthy breakfast project. We stay in the community campground each night to immerse ourselves in the village life. …
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The Corpus Christi Festival in Pujili, Ecuador
$875
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Corpus Christi Festival

3 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about this unique festival
  • Watch festival processions
  • Visit the famous Tigua painters
Activities: Festivals, Hacienda, Land, Village Visit
Activity Level: Relaxed
Each June, thousands of Ecuadorians congregate in Pujili for the Corpus Christi festival which features the El Danzante parade. This fiesta is a fascinating mix of Christian (celebration of Holy Communion) and traditional (celebration of the harvest and to Inti, the Inca sun god) religious …
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Lake Titicaca
$765
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Lake Titicaca - Sun and Moon Islands

3 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Sun Island
  • Hike to Challapampa
  • Trek El Calvario for great views
Activities: History, Land
Activity Level: Relaxed
This three day extension allows travelers to spend two nights on Sun Island and visit Moon Island and Copacabana. Explore Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau. Lake Titicaca is South America's largest and the world's highest navigable …
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Amantani Island host family
$595
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Lake Titicaca with Homestay

4 Day Itinerary
Activities: Homestay, Land
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. Travelers enjoy interacting with the local community whose roots date back to ancient cultures that settled in this area. …
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Cachiccata school children
$269
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Healthy Breakfast

½ Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Volunteering
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Experience carnaval during your Brazil tour
$255
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Carnival Experience

½ Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Macurai village
$189
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Door to Door Hygiene

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Light Hiking, Volunteering
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Uros Island - Floating island at the Titicaca
$4,690
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Panoramic Peru

16 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Peru's \\\"Little Galapago
  • View the Nazca Lines with a flyover
  • Explore Colca Canyon
  • Visit the shores of Lake Titicaca
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Homestay, Land, Local Market
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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