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Explore these top South America hiking and trekking adventures hand selected by the South America adventure travel experts at Adventure Life. The below trekking and hiking trips range from long and visit amazing destinations such as Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lima, Ollantaytambo, and El Calafate. Not sure which hiking trip to choose? Just contact one of our South America hiking and trekking experts to get started planning your next trip!
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Group picture at the towers
$1,587
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Classic W Trek

Torres del Paine Trek - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the famous W Trek
  • Explore Grey Glacier up close
  • Hike to the base of the towers
  • Enjoy backcountry glamping
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Land Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Challenging
Hike the famous W Trek in the wilds of Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park on this 8-day hiking and camping adventure. Your path follows the Paso Los Cuernos trail towards Refugio Los Cuernos and down into the French Valley. Experience panoramic views of Grey Glacier, witness the …
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Machu Picchu at sunrise
$2,423
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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 Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land, Local Market
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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Trekking in Patagonia
$2,737
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Patagonia Hiking Express

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike to the Base of the Towers
  • Premier day hikes in El Chalten
  • Ice trekking on Perito Moreno
  • Explore all that Patagonia offers
Activities:
Hiking, Land Exploration
Activity Level:
Challenging
Spend nine days trekking through the Patagonian landscape on this Patagonia Hiking Express tour. Explore Perito Moreno Glacier, Fitz Roy Range, Laguna Torre, El Calafate, Torres del Paine, and more. Hike through glaciers, past massifs, to lagoons, and through glaciated mountain ranges. Enjoy free …
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Mt Fitz Roy and hikers
$4,923
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Ultimate Patagonia Trekking

14 Day Itinerary
  • Ultimate Patagonia trekking trip
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Hike W Trek & Fitz Roy
  • Explore a subantarctic beech forest
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land Exploration
Activity Level:
Challenging
Begin your travels in Argentina, where you'll lace your boots and take to the mountains for a 14-day Patagonia trekking adventure. Explore the glaciated Fitz Roy Range, arguably one of the most inspiring mountain areas in all the Andes. After warming up with a week on the eastern side of the …
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Dientes Circuit in Patagonia
$1,679
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Dientes Circuit Trek

Dientes de Navarino Trek - 6 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Dientes Circuit
  • Trek the southernmost circuit
  • Explore Navarino Island
  • Enjoy camping and lodge stays
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Challenging
Walk through the Dientes de Navarino massif at the far end of South America, trekking along rural roads through and alongside forests, valleys, ponds, lakes, and rivers. At the summit of your trek, take in stunning views of the Beagle Channel, the cities of Puerto Williams in Chile and Ushuaia in …
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Perito Moreno Glacier
$2,822
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Fitz Roy & Glaciers Trekking

8 Day Itinerary
  • Trek the classic Fitz Roy route
  • Enjoy two nights of camping
  • Explore Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Optional rafting or ice trekking
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
From Buenos Aires head south, lace your boots, and take to the mountains to begin your Patagonia trekking adventure. Fly to El Calafate, a charming Patagonian city, then on to the small mountain town of El Chalten, where you'll spend 4 full days exploring the inspiring mountains of the …
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Perito Moreno Glacier
$1,770
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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 Exploration
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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Guanacos in Torres del Paine
$1,038
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Torres del Paine Short W Trek

Torres del Paine Trek - 5 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the famous W Trek
  • Explore Grey Glacier up close
  • Hike to the base of the towers
  • Enjoy backcountry glamping
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Hiking, Land Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Challenging
Hike the famous W Trek in the wilds of Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park on this shortened 5-day hiking and camping adventure. Follow your path down into the French Valley, experience panoramic views of Grey Glacier, witness the gigantic spires of El Paine, and enjoy a stay at EcoCamp. …
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Couple looks out over Machu Picchu
$1,531
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Inca Trail Express

5 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
The 4-day Inca Trail trek is an exciting, high mountain experience where we climb up to 4200 meters (over 13,000 feet!), passing glacier covered peaks and descending into lush, green cloudforest before arriving at the Gate of the Sun and the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu. Spend the rest of the day …
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Lodge to Lodge Salcantay Trek
$3,546
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Lodge to Lodge Salkantay Trek

11 Day Itinerary
  • Explore historic Cusco
  • Trek the varied Andean terrain
  • Stay in luxury lodges along the way
  • Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu
Activities:
Adventure Options, Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
Your journey along the Salkantay trail will take you through varied terrain both challenging and awe-inspiring.Up-closeviews of glacier mountain peaks, mysterious mist surrounding fields of boulders, and cattle drives through the most remote of mountain areas. Such sights will enhance the …
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Our guide as the sun breaks through the clouds
$2,677
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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 Exploration, 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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Camping along the Inca Trail
$5,945
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Luxury Inca Trail

10 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Challenging
Hike the classic Inca Trail while camping in style. This 4-day Inca Trail trek is combined with an upscale camping experience offering cots, hot water showers, and incredible views. Climb up to 13,800 feet, pass glacier covered peaks and descend into lush, green cloudforests. Enjoy fine cuisine …
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Mt Veronica - It is a beautiful mountain!
$3,358
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Salkantay & Classic Inca Trail Trek

12 Day Itinerary
Starts/ Ends in:
Lima / Lima
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Challenging
Within the majestic Vilcabamba range, the glacier-capped summit of Mount Salkantayrises grandly above the neighboring peaks. Local Quechua Indians consider Salkantayto be sacred, worshiping the mountain as their ancestors have for thousands of years. After exploring colonial Cusco and the Sacred …
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Views from the Cachiccata Trek
$182
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Ollantaytambo - Cachiccata Quarry Hike

1 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Challenging
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Sun Gate and La Veronica
$2,602
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Cachiccata Trek

Alternative Inca Trail - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Encounter local people as you trek
  • View the Urubamba mountain range
  • Explore the Inca stronghold, Cusco
  • Take in the ruins of Machu Picchu
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Challenging
The Cachiccata Trek is a great alternative to the famed Inca Trail hike. The Cachiccata Trail was built by the Incas and used for hundreds of years to access local communities and transport goods. This trail is not as well known as the classic Inca Trail, so expect far fewer crowds and a more …
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Pose with stunning Machu Picchu as your backdrop during your travels to Peru
$3,466
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Inti Raymi + Inca Trail

11 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Festivals, Hiking, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Challenging
Walk in the footsteps of the Inca on one of the world's oldest pilgrimages, the Inca Trail. The 4-day Inca Trail trek is an exciting, high mountain experience where we climb up to 4200 meters, passing glacier covered peaks and descending into lush, green cloudforest. To acclimatize for our …
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Take in the views of Choquequirao as you hike Peru
$3,371
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Choquequirao Trek and Machu Picchu

12 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Cusco's markets & churches
  • Trek an Inca path to Choquequirao
  • Journey through the Sacred Valley
  • Tour Machu Picchu with your guide
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Camping, Hiking, Land, Local Market
Activity Level:
Challenging
The ancient city of Choquequirao is often referred to as Machu Picchu's sister city. Choquequirao, meaning "cradle of gold" in the Quechua language, is only accessible by foot. After two days of stunning hiking, travelers explore the ruins at leisure during the day, and camp near the …
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Santa Valley (Callejón de Huaylas). Near Huaraz
$2,465
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Cordillera Blanca Trek

10 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land
Activity Level:
Ultimate
The glacier covered peaks of the Cordillera Blanca soar into the blue skies of northern Peru. This tour takes you to the highest tropical range on earth, more than 50 summits over 18,000 feet with Huascaran at 22,204 feet. We spend a couple days acclimatizing around the mountain town of …
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