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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
$1,586
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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 Sites, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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
$4,330
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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
$2,653
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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 Sites, Camping, Hiking, Homestay, Land, Local Market
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
$694
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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
$446
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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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Mirrored forest in the Amazon
$15,499
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Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration

15 Day Itinerary aboard Aria Amazon (Uni)
  • Explore Ucayali and Marañón Rivers
  • Machu Picchu trek
  • Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Starts/ Ends in:
Lima / Lima
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Local Market, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Your adventure starts in Lima, where you’ll explore the colorful colonial architecture, the bohemian district of Barranco and the San Francisco Monastery. Journey into the Amazon on board theAria Amazon, a five-star ship designed for your Peruvian adventure.Your trip ends in the Andes …
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Skiff ride in the Amazon
$13,999
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Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery

11 Day Itinerary aboard Aria Amazon (Uni)
  • Wander through Barranco district
  • Stargaze on the “Enchanted Lake”
  • Visit the San Francisco Monastery
Starts/ Ends in:
Lima / Lima
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your journey starts in the country’s capital, Lima. Known as the “City of Kings”, this melting pot of culture will captivate you from the first moment.From there, head to Iquitos, the largest city in the Amazon rainforest.Once you take to the waters of the Amazon rainforest, …
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Passing along the grapes
$1,125
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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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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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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, Light Hiking, 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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Elephant seals hanging out with a colony of penguins.
$18,290
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South Georgia and the Falklands

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Walk amid stately king penguins
  • Hike in the footsteps of Shackleton
  • Paddle a kayak amid seals, icebergs
  • Experience Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: gentoo, rockhopper, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals, and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: …
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Kayaking the Amazon
$3,785
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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
$3,674
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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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A young couple dances a traditional tango in the streets of Buenos Aires
$87
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La Ventana Dinner & Tango Show

½ Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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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Perched macaws
$5,339
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Galapagos, Amazon & Andes

15 Day Itinerary
  • Admire Quito's colonial center.
  • Hike active volcanoes in Isabela.
  • Enjoy a train ride across the Andes
  • Walk through a canopy in the Amazon
Activities:
Hacienda, Hiking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the magicalGalapagos archipelago, declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Further enhance your experience by adding a jungle exploration through the Amazon Rainforest and the northern Ecuadorian Andes. While in the Galapagos, enjoy land-based activities to learn about endemic flora …
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