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Choose from one of these 59 City Tours to South America in 2024-2025 to explore the streets and take in the cityscapes of South America on a trip seamlessly planned by the South America experts at Adventure Life. Breathe in the culture, smell the local cuisine, and experience the people of South America on one of these extraordinary small group or private tours. Your options will likely include walking tours, bus tours, and boat tours, all led by exceptional multi-lingual local tour guides. Select any the urban exploration tours below and customize it to fit your personal interests with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert South America trip planners
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Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador
$1,907
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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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Brilliant blue water of Argentine lakes
$4,626
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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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Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires
$1,261
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Beautiful Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls

Tour - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Experience an Argentine Tango show
  • Enjoy exploring Buenos Aires
  • Visit and discover Iguazu Falls
  • Explore Tigre Delta
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Ziplining
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take the opportunity to meet Argentina’s capital city: Buenos Aires! Often referred to as one of South America’s (and maybe the world’s) most exciting cities, Buenos Aires offers fabulous food, world famous wine, the tango, amazing art, and interesting neighborhoods. The city is …
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Train passing through Riobamba
$1,613
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Southern Highlands

5 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fly to Cuenca on this fascinating 5-day extension to the highlands of Ecuador. Begin your tour in charming colonial Cuenca. Travel to such sites as Ingapirca, Riobamba, Tomebamba River, Cotopaxi National Park, and the thrilling Nariz del Diablo train ride before returning to Quito.
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Enjoy spectacular views of Quito during a gondola ride
$166
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Quito City and Aerial Tram

Activities:
Land Tours, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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$7,812
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Coastal Gems of Uruguay

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the Rocha Province
  • Discover Cabo Polonio
  • Experience Cerro Verde turtles
  • Explore Cocina de la Barra
Activities:
Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 7-day Coastal Gems of Uruguay Tour, explore José Ignacio, akin to the Hamptons for New Yorkers, which offers an escape, showcasing a distinct South American bohemian charm that's truly captivating. On the second half of the tour, explore the Rocha Province, a UNESCO-recognized …
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Chile Wine Adventure
$3,506
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Chile Wine Adventure

8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Santiago City
  • Discover Los Dominicos
  • Bike through Colchagua Valley
  • Visit Viña del Mar and Valparaíso
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore the best of the Santiago valley region on this active wine and cuisine adventure! Enjoy biking through vineyards, learning all about the wine-making process, culinary tasting experiences, and sightseeing on a week-long Chile tour. Visit well known museums and hidden gems as you soak in the …
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Quito city
$166
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Quito - Middle of the World

Activities:
Land Tours, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Travelers overlooking the city of Quito, Ecuador
$160
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Quito - Middle of the World - Pululahua Volcano

1 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Personal tours of vineyards
$7,369
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Culinary Adventure in Argentina & Uruguay

13 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy culinary classes
  • Visit Aconcagua Mountain
  • Experience Argentine Tango
  • Taste premier wines
Activities:
Biking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the cuisine of Argentina and Uruguay while remaining active on this adventurous 13-day vacation. Spend time in Mendoza, the wine capital of Argentina, tantalizing Buenos Aires & Montevideo, and the Uruguayan coast. Enjoy cooking classes, light hikes, wine & city tours, a tango …
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Breathtaking view of Torres del Paine
$3,698
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Chile North to South

13 Day Itinerary
  • Biking and wine tasting
  • Explore the Atacama Desert
  • Rafting in the Lake District
  • Hike in Torres del Paine
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience the highlights of Chile on our favorite vacation package starting in the North and ending in the South of this impossibly long, narrow country. Explore the arid Atacama Desert, stroll Santiago's streets, and hike, bike, raft and more in the Lakes District near Puerto Varas. Finish …
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Sea lions bask in the sun on the beach
$8,244
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Galápagos Islands Expedition Cruise – In Darwin’s Footsteps

9 Day Itinerary aboard Santa Cruz II
  • Visit Cerro Colorado
  • Observe friendly sea lions
  • Admire South Plaza's natural beauty
  • Snorkel & kayak at Gardner Bay
Starts / Ends:
Quito / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start this incredible Galapagos adventure in Baltra. Stop at the Cerro Colorado Tortoise Breeding Centre and be introduced to the beauty of the famous Galapagos giant tortoise and to the important scientific work that continues to be performed on the islands. Visit the world-famous Charles Darwin …
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Sea lion coming in from a swim
$6,452
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Galápagos Islands Nature and Wildlife Expedition Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard Santa Cruz II
  • See the iconic Galapagos tortoises
  • Visit famous Pinnacle rock
  • Cruise to Buccaneer Cove
Starts / Ends:
Quito / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this voyage, you will explore fascinating sites on Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove, home to a number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms, and Puerto Egas, with its great walk-along pools, snorkeling and swimming. The next day you will visit the red-sand beach of Rabida Island, …
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A male frigatebird rests in the trees of the Galapagos
$6,452
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Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise: Iconic Wildlife & Sublime Scenery

7 Day Itinerary aboard Santa Cruz II
  • Walk across Dragon Hill
  • Explore Champion Islet
  • Snorkel along Punta Vicente Roca
  • Visit the Darwin Research Station
Starts / Ends:
Quito / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 5 incredible days exploring the Galapagos Islands and its human history and stunning wildlife. Sail towards Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island for an interesting hike through palo santo forests full of famed land iguanas. Cruise around the seahorse-shaped Isabela Island to two great visitor …
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A tour of Rio de Janeiro includes Sugarloaf Mountain
$1,929
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Buenos Aires, Iguazu, and Rio de Janeiro

9 Day Itinerary
  • Take in a Tango Show
  • Explore both sides of Iguazu Falls
  • Take a cogwheel train up Corcovado
  • Enjoy sunset over Copacabana beach
Activities:
Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This captivating tour includes Argentina's Buenos Aires, Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, and Iguazu Falls, located on the Brazil and Argentina border. Explore two of South America's most vibrant cities, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, but also escape into the countryside to experience the …
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Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro
$733
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Highlights of Rio

4 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer
  • Enjoy views from Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Tour Rio de Janeiro's city center
Activities:
Land, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant city that is tucked between the densely-forested mountains and the white sand beaches. "The Marvelous City" is a highlight for a Brazil tour and a great destination all year-around for a vacation in Brazil. Visit the mountaintops of Corcovado and Sugarloaf, two …
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Sight seeing in Lima
$86
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Lima City

Activities:
Land Tours, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Gorriti Island in Punte del Este, Uruguay
$1,726
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Uruguay Beach Escape

4 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Punta Del Este City
  • Discover La Barra
  • Trails to the Anastasio Stream
  • Experience the Uruguayan Tuscany
Starts / Ends:
Jose Ignacio / Punta del Este
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 4-day Uruguay Beach Escape Tour, explore José Ignacio, Uruguay's coastal gem, which offers a serene escape. This beach town combines natural beauty, artistic inspiration, and South American bohemian charm. It's known for its authentic atmosphere, where local culture thrives, …
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