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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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Wines of Europe
$2,764
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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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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
$3,499
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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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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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The land iguana has adapted to the dry conditions in the Galapagos
$13,850
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Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas

16 Day Itinerary aboard Islander
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Experience dawn at Machu Picchu
  • Discover Cusco & the Sacred Valley
  • Explore massive Ollantaytambo
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a sweeping adventure that encapsulates all the wildness of the Galápagos balanced with cultural and historic experiences of Machu Picchu & the Land of the Inca. Explore the Galápagos in depth aboard the 48-guestNational Geographic Islander,an intimately-scaled vessel. …
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Mirrored forest in the Amazon
$14,199
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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
$12,499
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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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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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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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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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Dancing, music and wonder at the Oruro Festival
$3,437
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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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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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Dancers in Oruro
$2,231
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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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Paddling through rapids
$2,323
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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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Red scarlet macaw in flight
$1,943
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Rio de Janeiro and Amazon Clipper Cruise

8 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy views of Rio de Janeiro
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer
  • Learn about local flora and fauna
  • Canoe along the Rio Negro
Starts/ Ends in:
Rio de Janeiro / Manaus
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Land & Sea, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruise, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your tour exploring the highlights of Rio de Janerio, the vibrant city tucked between the densely-forested mountains and the white sand beaches. Visit the mountaintops of Corcovado and Sugarloaf, from which you'll have stunning 360-degree views, and stroll the beaches of Ipanema and …
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Concepcion Mission
$1,527
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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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Uakari Floating Lodge
$1,705
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Rio de Janeiro and Uakari Amazon Lodge

8 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy views of Rio de Janeiro
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer
  • Learn about local flora and fauna
  • Canoe through flooded forests
Starts/ Ends in:
Rio de Janeiro / Uakari Floating Lodge
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your explorations in Rio de Janeiro,a city shaped by historical events, a diversity of cultures, and a dramatically beautiful landscape. From there fly to the entrance of the Amazon, Manaus, where you spend a day exploring local markets with your guide. Next, set off to discover the Amazon …
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