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Below, the South America family travel experts at Adventure Life uncover their top picks for traveling with your family in 2023. These family-focused trips feature activities for all ages like family, wildlife viewing, wildlife & safari exploration, cruises, and snorkeling as you visit Baltra, Bartolome, Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, and Urbina Bay. South America family trips start at $1,250 for trips ranging from $1,250 to $244,000. Tell us about about your dream South America family trip and we will help you to make it a reality.
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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$1,524
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Patagonia Wildlife Safari

5 Day Itinerary
  • Choose activity level of excursions
  • Hike to the base of the towers
  • Visit the Salto Grande waterfall
  • See 100,000+ Magellanic penguins
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Land Tours, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Southern Chile offers a combination of unique wildlife and spectacular scenery in one of the most isolated regions of South America. Explore Torres Del Paine National Park and choose an available activity each day based on your own preferences and interests. After full days in the park, return and …
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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,443
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Ecuador Highlights

9 Day Itinerary
  • Walk paths through the Cloud Forest
  • Visit bustling Otavalo Market
  • Explore Cotopaxi National Park
  • Enjoy various activities in Baño
Activities:
Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy some of our favorite destinations in Ecuador on this nine-day tour through the Ecuadorian Andes. Start in the colonial capital city of Quito where you'll find spectacular churches dating from the 1500's and a bustling city sprawling up the slopes of the 15,000 foot Pichincha Volcano. …
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$6,495
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent: Antarctica. These cruises are at the beginning and end of the season, are economically priced, and recommended for travelers on a budget that want the full Antarctic experience. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the …
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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$4,412
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak and snorkel among wildlife
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Cycle to Isabela's coastline
  • Snorkel in Concha Perla
  • Hike the rim of an active caldera
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land Tours, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore the Galapagos Islands in a variety of ways, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling, and snorkeling, on this multi-sport adventure. What else can you squeeze into this adrenaline-packed Galapagos itinerary? The most spectacular wildlife in the world—sea lions, marine iguanas, dolphins, …
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Sea kayaking in Patagonia
$3,825
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Torres del Paine Multisport

6 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak on Lago Grey with icebergs
  • Biking with views of the Towers
  • Horseback ride with gaucho guides
  • Hike to the base of the towers
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore southern Chile and Torres del Paine National Park on this multisport Patagonia tour. Spot the unique Patagonian wildlife as you actively explore the landscape by bike, kayak, horse, and your own two feet. At the closing of each day, rejuvenate in your luxury dome at EcoCamp. This is a great …
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Whale watching in Antarctica
$13,795
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Cross the Drake in a few hours
  • Zodiac cruise in search of whales
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
  • Marvel at the Peninsula highlights
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Optimize your Antarctica experience by flying over the Drake Passage, the fastest and most direct way to the 7th Continent. Board the World Explorer in King George Island and begin your expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, a land of snow-capped mountain peaks, beaches dotted with leopard seals …
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See giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$7,241
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Wildlife Odyssey

Amazon & Galapagos - 15 Day Itinerary
  • Observe macaws at a clay lick
  • Visit a 130-ft. observation tower
  • Take in the vast array of wildlife
  • Snorkel through clear waters
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience three wonders of the world - the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes mountains - in one action-packed 15-day trip visiting the best of Ecuador. Spend five nights in the Amazon jungle at the comfortable Sacha Lodge paddling dug out canoes and searching for Amazonian …
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Ready to take off!
$11,295
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Meet Antarctica´s wildlife
  • Zodiac cruise around Pleneau Island
  • View Neko Harbor´s icebergs
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Skip the four days of Drake Passage crossings and optimize your Antarctica experience by flying! A short two-hour flight takes you between Punta Arenas, Chile, and King George Island. Once in Antarctica, the penguins, seals, and whales keep you and your camera busy, as do the massive icebergs, …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$9,250
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Volcanic Wonders

Northern & Western Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos on the M/V Origin. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to …
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Perito Moreno Glacier
$1,764
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Hiking Los Glaciares

7 Day Itinerary
  • Hike to view Mount Fitz Roy
  • Search for Patagonian wildlife
  • Trek along glacial lakes & valleys
  • Explore Perito Moreno Glacier
Activities:
Hiking, Land Tours
Activity Level:
Challenging
Fly to El Calafate from Buenos Aires to begin your Argentina adventure. Spend two days hiking through one of the most gorgeous sites on Earth, Laguna de Los Tres, which offers breathtaking views in all directions. Then travel south to Argentina's Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, a mountainous …
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Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon
$2,193
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Sacha Lodge

Ecuadorian Amazon - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Paddle dugout canoes along creeks
  • Take night walks through the forest
  • Observe the unique wildlife
  • View the forest from the canopy
Activities:
Fishing, Land Tours, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Enjoy the wild Amazon Rainforest from the comforts of Sacha Lodge! Each day brings new possibilities and adventures including an observation tower, butterfly house, canoeing, swimming and fishing. Seize the opportunity to search for the Amazon's unique myriad of wildlife such as toucans, howler …
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Floreana Island
$2,455
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Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit beautiful coral sand beaches
  • Snorkel among green sea turtles
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz islands on this incredible 5-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this an unforgettable trip including snorkeling, roaming volcanic landscapes, and observing the riveting native wildlife. Be …
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Kayaking near Aysen, Chile
$2,990
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Discover Aysen

6 Day Itinerary aboard Mallin Colorado Ecolodge
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Hike to Exploradores Glacier
  • Raft down the Baker River
  • Horseback & fly fishing options
Activities:
Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land Exploration
Activity Level:
Moderate
Discover the remote and breathtaking landscape of the Aysen, Chile region on this active Patagonia tour. Previously unreached before recent construction of the Carretera Austral, this isolated Patagonia wilderness offers the outdoor enthusiast an array of options. Kayak the famous Marble Caves, …
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Perito Moreno glacier
$673
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El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier

3 Day Itinerary
  • Take a boat across Lago Argentino
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land Tours
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Perito Moreno Glacier up close! This 3-day extension takes adventurers to the lively town of El Calafate, where you can spend time browsing the tree-lined streets. Drive into Parque Nacional Los Glaciares for an encounter with the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, zodiac across Lago Argentino …
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Macaws in the Amazon
$907
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Refugio Amazonas Adventure

4 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak on the Tambopata River
  • Discover a new species of insect
  • Boat to the Chuncho Clay Lick
Activities:
Kayaking, Land Exploration, Rainforest Exploration, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a 4 day adventure in the Amazon Rainforest. Explore the beautiful forests and search for wildlife such as the caiman, hoatzin, and horned screamers. Visit a jungle farm to learn about the way of life in the rainforest and go to a river to paddle around on a kayak or stand up paddle board. …
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Camping in the Polar regions
$12,995
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore local bays and channels
  • Scout for humpback & minke whales
  • Experience a Polar Plunge swim
  • Learn from on-board specialists
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 11-day Antarctic expedition, dramatic ice formations ignite your imagination as you search the landscape for the wildlife that calls it home. Whether it’s humpback whales alongside the ship, a leopard seal diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding into crystal waters from an …
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A great shot of a rainbow over the Beagle Channel as we explore Tierra del Fuego National Park
$957
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Tierra del Fuego Explorer

4 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land Tours, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark from Ushuaia, the "Gateway to Antarctica" to historic Harberton Farm where you can marvel at giant whale bones and a peer into the life of a pioneer family. Board zodiacs and wind through the Beagle Channel to Gable Island, Martillo Island and a penguin rookery. Spend a relaxing …
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A majestic view from the kayak
$9,695
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Adventurer (formerly Sea Adventurer) in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar expedition! Begin to cross the Drake Passage -the next time you see land you are in Antarctica! Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and …
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