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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
$2,352
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Short Inca Trail Hike To Machu Picchu

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Cusco
  • Watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu
  • Visit Sacsayhuam├ín
  • Hike the Inca Trail
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, 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
$4,756
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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
Starts / Ends:
Lima / Lima
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Homestays, Local Market Visits
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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Wines of Europe
$4,347
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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 Classes, Local Market Visits, 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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Our guide as the sun breaks through the clouds
$2,932
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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 Tours, 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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Amantani Island host family
$439
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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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Dancers in Oruro
$1,872
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Oruro Carnaval

2 Day Itinerary
  • Watch the Parade of Dancers
  • Learn traditions of Bolivian people
  • Experience cultural tour of Ouro
Activities:
Festival Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The folklore festival’s roots in Christian traditions and indigenous myths and deities makes this a unique cultural experience. Spend two days 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
$1,486
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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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Passing along the grapes
$799
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Montevideo Trails of Culture and Wine

3 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Montevideo
  • Explore Uruguay
  • Learn the culture of Uruguay
  • Explore museums in Montevideo
Starts / Ends:
Montevideo / Montevideo
Activities:
Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Montevideo's wine and culture on this 3-day heritage tour, immersing travelers in museums, landmarks, and wineries. Discover Uruguay's rich legacy, shaped by immigrants over 250 years, blending European savoir vivre, family values, African rhythms, indigenous traditions, and gaucho …
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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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Lake Titicaca
$579
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Lake Titicaca - Sun and Moon Islands

3 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Sun Island
  • Visit a cathedral
  • Trek El Calvario for great views
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, 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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Macurai village
$467
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Door to Door Hygiene

1 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Volunteering
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Cachiccata school children
$269
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Healthy Breakfast

Activities:
Land, Volunteering
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Explora - Patagonia National Park
$3,496
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Explora Patagonia National Park

5 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy adventure sports
  • View Patagonian wildlife
  • Learn Patagonia history
Starts / Ends:
Explora - Patagonia National Park / Explora - Patagonia National Park
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, 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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Peru
$912
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Lake Titicaca Kayaking

5 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Homestays, Kayaking, Village Visits
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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Dancing, music and wonder at the Oruro Festival
$1,962
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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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Kayaking the Amazon
$1,623
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Amazon Kayak Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Observe Black Caimans
  • Walk Yasuni National Park
  • Encounter Amazon wildlife
  • Take an early morning hike
Activities:
Camping, Fishing, Homestays, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, 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. Explore the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador located in the Yasuni National Park, which is renowned for its impressive biodiversity and thriving indigenous cultures. During this …
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Folk dancers in the Oruro Festival
$5,200
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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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Paddling through rapids
$3,449
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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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