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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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Hiking to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail
$1,635
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Short Inca Trail Hike To Machu Picchu

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Cusco
  • Watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu
  • Visit Sacsayhuamán
  • Hike the Inca Trail
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Land Exploration, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Challenging
Experience the wonders of Peru's ancient Incan Empire on this popular highlights tour that includes one day on the famed Inca Trail. Wander Cusco's cobblestone streets, bustling markets and enchanting temples, experiencing the vibrant traditional culture of this Andean city. Visit the …
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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
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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Our guide as the sun breaks through the clouds
$2,677
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Inca Pathways

Inca Trail - 13 Day Itinerary
  • Explore floating islands
  • Visit the highlights of Cusco
  • Tour pre-Colombian salt mines
  • Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Camping, Hiking, Homestays, Land Exploration, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Challenging
Explore the best of the Inca Empire on one of our most popular Peru tours that culminates in a 4-day trek ending in Machu Picchu. To acclimatize for the trek, spend time experiencing the local culture staying with a family on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. Next, we'll travel to Cusco …
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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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Amantani Island host family
$413
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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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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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Passing along the grapes
$1,066
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Montevideo Trails of Culture and Wine

3 Day Itinerary
  • Explore museums in Montevideo
  • Visit wineries
  • Spend hours in historic Montevideo
Starts/ Ends in:
Montevideo / Montevideo
Activities:
Land, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Montevideo and its rich Uruguayan culture during this 3-day tour. Montevideohas so many musical and visual artists with great deal of creativity. Visit the carnival museum along with different wineries to taste some of the best wines in Uruguay.
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CACHICCATA SCHOOL
$722
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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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Macurai village
$424
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Door to Door Hygiene

1 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Volunteering
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Cachiccata school children
$274
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Healthy Breakfast

½ Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Volunteering
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Explora - Patagonia National Park
$2,888
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Explora Patagonia National Park

5 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy adventure sports
  • View Patagonian wildlife
  • Learn Patagonia history
Starts/ Ends in:
Explora - Patagonia National Park / Explora - Patagonia National Park
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land Exploration, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend five days in the heart of Patagonia National Park, with guanacos roaming the grounds, walks just outside your door, and the opportunity to observe this massive rewilding project firsthand. With their superb guides, first-rate meals, and excellent service, Explora enables you to discover this …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$19,470
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Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn

Best of Chilean Patagonia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore Isla de los Estados
  • See storied Cape Horn
  • Discover Torres del Paine
  • Zodiac cruise and kayak
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This unique 14-day land-and-sea expedition includes three days of exploring Torres del Paine, a jewel of Patagonia that teems with its iconic wildlife including Andean condors, guanacos, and rheas. Board National Geographic Orion to venture far beyond any tourist infrastructure. Kayak peaceful, …
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Up close to the Blue Footed Boobie
$10,450
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Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Islander II
  • Soak in the scenery & Inca culture
  • Encounter wildlife in the Galápagos
  • Tour Machu Picchu
  • Ride the Inca Rail to Machu Picchu
Starts/ Ends in:
Lima / Guayaquil
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover two iconic world wonders in ten action-packed days aboard the 48-guest National Geographic Islander, a beautiful all-suite vessel that introduces a new level of style and comfort to the Galápagos. Enter Peru's Sacred Valley, the gateway to the famed Machu Picchu and Cusco, the …
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Paddling through rapids
$2,331
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Manco Multisport

8 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Camping, Hiking, Homestay, Land, Local Market, 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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Ship graveyard in Stanley, Falkland Islands
$4,131
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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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Sky bike in the rainforest
$1,457
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Mashpi Lodge Adventure

3 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Mashpi forest by night
  • Stay at Mashpi Lodge
  • Explore the rainforest
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Be immersed in the deep green forest of one of the world's richest bio-diversity hotspots. Mashpi Lodge brings together first-class service with the natural and cultural wonders of the Ecuador. Only guests of the lodge can access thiscocoon of luxury among the rooftops of the Ecuador's …
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Experience the gaucho lifestyle in Argentina
$749
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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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Folk dancers in the Oruro Festival
$4,995
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Bolivia Backroads and Oruro Festival

13 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy front row seats to the parade
  • Tour a working silver mine
  • Climb for views of the Salt Desert
  • Travel to the highest city, Potosi
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Festivals, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this new combination trip between our classic Bolivia Backroads and the new Oruro Festival trips.This is a great opportunity to see the traditional cultures of Bolivia with the Oruro Festival and the Tarabuco Market. Spend two nights in Oruro during the weekend prior to Ash Wednesday to …
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