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Discover South America in May 2024 on one of these 666 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Baltra, North Seymour, Bartolome, Highlands, and Charles Darwin Center during May 2024 as you enjoy wildlife viewing, wildlife & safari exploration, cruises, hiking, and snorkeling. Prices for trips in May 2024 range from $1,250 to $457,740 for a vacation of 5 to 16 days. Choose any of the below 666 itineraries in May 2024 and customize it when you contact one of Adventure Life's expert South America trip planners.
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Hiking to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail
$2,243
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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, 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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Machu Picchu Clouds
$1,664
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Machu Picchu by Train

7 Day Itinerary
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Explore Cusco with a local guide
  • Tour the ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Visit a local textile market
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the great ruins of Machu Picchu and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live in the hearts of the Andean people. One of our most popular Peru tours, the journey also includes the important Inca ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo. Spend two days …
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Trekking in Torres del Paine provides spectacular views of mountains, glaciers and lakes
$1,930
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Patagonia Camp - Torres del Paine

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Choose from daily excursions
  • Hike to the base of the towers
  • Kayak or fish Toro Lake
  • Search for Condors & other fauna
Activities:
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Patagonia Camp is located on the shores of enormous Lake Toro and facing the Paine Massif,only 15 km from the Torres Del Paine Park’s administration center and close to the the main attractions that have made Torres del Paine world famous.This luxurious and comfortable camp offers a range of …
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A pair of macaws in the Amazon
$5,690
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Authentic Amazon

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Anakonda
  • Enjoy exploratory canoe trips
  • Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • Kayak though the Indillama River
  • Learn from Kichwa women
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the wonderful flora and rich wildlife of the Amazon Basin on this 8-day expedition cruise aboard the M/V Anakonda. Explore the Yasuni, Ecuador’s largest National Park, a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Kayak along black waters escorted by otters and …
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Enjoying a mountain bike ride
$4,064
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Sacred Valley & Lake Titicaca Multisport

12 Day Itinerary
  • Whitewater raft the Urubamba River
  • Bike past lakes, farms, & villages
  • Trek the Queñua Sundur Valley
  • Kayak around Lake Titicaca
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Camping, Hiking, Homestays, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Whitewater raft the Urubamba River, mountain bike Chinchero, hike out-of-the-way Inca trails near Machu Picchu, and kayak Lake Titicaca on this 12-day trip. Named after the famous Manco rulers of the Inca empire, this multisport adventure offers the chance to visit the famous sites of Peru while …
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Hiking Machu Picchu
$2,423
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Incas and Rainforest

Machu Picchu & Amazon - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Watch for wildlife as you canoe
  • Take a night hike though the Amazon
  • Discover the ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Observe traditional weaving
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Peru's vast jungle with a 3 night stay in the Peruvian Amazon. Next explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the great ruins of Machu Picchu on a fully guided Peru tour. Wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. Visit …
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Machu Picchu at sunrise
$3,008
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Classic Inca Trail

10 Day Itinerary
  • Trek the classic Inca Trail
  • Explore the highlights of Cusco
  • Visit several Inca ruin sites
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Camping, Hiking, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Challenging
Walk in the footsteps of the Inca on one of the world's oldest pilgrimages on our classic Inca Trail tour. This 10-day trip which spends 4 days hiking the 26 mile long Inca Trail trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You'll hike up to 13,800 feet in altitude passing Inca ruins and …
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The salt flats of the Atacama Desert stretch as far as the eye can see
$1,747
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Atacama Desert

4-5 Day Itinerary
  • Be inspired by unique geology
  • View the rainbow of desert colors
  • Experience Tatio Geyserys
  • Explore Moon Valley
Activities:
Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the mystical beauty and inspiring geology of the Atacama Desert. Witness the fantastic colorful display of the Valley of the Moon at sunset. Visit the altiplanic lagoons Miscanti & Meñiques and spend a day visiting the Tatio Geysers. With more time, you can choose from a variety …
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Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador
$1,855
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Ecuador North to South

8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike on Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Take a train over Naríz del Diablo
  • Explore the ruins of Ingapirca
  • Visit a unique mangrove forest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hacienda Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, tasting new foods and bargaining with local vendors. Spend three nights discovering the cultural diversity of the highlands from Cotopaxi to …
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Local woman at Lake Titicaca
$3,396
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Highlights of Peru & Bolivia

14 Day Itinerary
  • Tour Cusco's largest open market
  • Visit Sun and Moon Islands
  • Discover Machu Picchu
  • Climb El Calvario for great views
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the best of the Inca culture on this main highlights tour of Peru and Bolivia. Wander through Cusco markets, explore the Sacred Valley, and take part in a Machu Picchu tour before continuing on to Lake Titicaca for a taste of Bolivia travel. This is a leisurely-paced culturally-focused trip …
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Take a stroll through the beautiful courtyard at San Agustin de Callo
$3,294
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Haciendas of Ecuador

Otavalo and Cotopaxi - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the famous Otavalo Market
  • Witness the condors flying
  • Hike through Cotopaxi to El Refugio
  • Tour nearby rose plantations
Activities:
Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Historic family ranches dating back to the 1600's are found along the Avenue of the Volcanoes of the Ecuadorian highlands. These haciendas provide a glimpse into the history and culture of a time when Spanish heirs ruled expansive farms containing entire indigenous villages in the shadows of …
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Watch the afternoon sunlight glow on the walls of Machu Picchu on your Peru tour
$3,040
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Machu Picchu by Train with Luxury Hotels

7 Day Itinerary
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Explore Cusco with a local guide
  • Tour the ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Visit a local textile market
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Our classic Machu Picchu trip with luxury accommodations. Tour the great ruins of Machu Picchu, and wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. Visit the important Inca ruins of Sacsayhuamán, Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and spend two days …
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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,055
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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:
Local Market Visits, Village Visits, 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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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$3,816
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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, 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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Brilliant blue water of Argentine lakes
$5,363
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Discover Argentina

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Buenos Aires and Tigre Delta
  • Enjoy wine tasting in Mendoza
  • Explore Bariloche and Patagonia
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore three main destinations on this Argentina tour: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and an all-inclusive estancia stay in Bariloche. Visit the Tigre Delta, watch a spectacular tango show, take part in a cooking class and wine tasting in Mendoza, and hike in Patagonia landscapes as you explore some of …
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EcoCamp domes and Torres
$1,015
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EcoCamp - Torres del Paine

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Relax in Patagonia's eco domes
  • See the famed Torres del Paine
  • Choose from a variety of activities
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Torres del Paine National Park (via shuttle drive from Punta Arenas or public bus and shuttle drive combination from El Calafate). Arrive at EcoCamp, a luxury tent camp built to reduce environmental impact with enormous igloo-shaped tents and luxury Suite Domes. Choose from a daily selection …
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Explore Easter Island
$1,180
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Classic Easter Island Group tour

5 Day Itinerary
  • See the superb Moai Stone Statues
  • Admire spectacular ancient ruins
  • Discover beautiful volcanoes
Starts / Ends:
Easter Island / Hotel Otai
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the mystical culture, epic landscapes, and ocean views of legendary Easter Island. Visit the mysterious Moai statues, walk and drive around the island’s best natural and archeological sites, and learn more about this fascinating island! Head to the sunny central Pacific to …
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Relax in the waters of Fernando de Noronha
$4,426
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Undiscovered Brazil

13 Day Itinerary
  • Trek through dunes & lagoons
  • Swim in clear freshwater pools
  • Explore the beaches of Jericoacoara
  • Rise early & view dolphins playing
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Moderate
On this two-week excursion to distant northern Brazil, spend two weeks experiencing true Brazilian culture. Your itinerary includes visits to Sao Luis de Maranhao, Lencois Maranhenses National Park, seaside villages, and two days in Fernando de Noronha. This journey is ideal for those seeking a …
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