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Live one of the below 102 unique South America cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, land tours, wildlife viewing, rainforest exploration, and wildlife & safari exploration and cost from $1,250 for experiences of 5 to 15 days. Tell us about your ideal South America cultural trip and our South America experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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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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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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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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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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Breathtaking view of Torres del Paine
$4,110
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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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Ahu akivi plataforma ceremonial
$2,031
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Discover Easter Island

5 Day Itinerary
  • Visit ancient funeral site
  • Explore Ovahe Beach
  • Visit the most important Moai sites
  • View the quarry where Moai were cut
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to the world's most isolated bits of land in the world. The Easter Island is best known for its huge stone statues, called Moai, which were carved by the island's original inhabitants the Rapa Nui. The island is actually a mound of consolidated lava and ash from three submarine …
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Wildlife watching in the Amazon in traditional dugout canoes
$855
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Ceiba Tops Amazon Lodge

4 Day Itinerary
  • Witness pink or gray dolphins
  • View wildlife from the canopy
  • Learn about Amazon holistic healing
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Cusco take a flight to Lima and then to the jungle town of Iquitos. This is the heart of the Amazon and the headwaters of the greatest ecological zone on earth. A motor boat takes you 25 miles downstream to the Ceiba Tops Lodge, a beautiful sanctuary with air-conditioned rooms, hot water …
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See giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$7,683
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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, 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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Sunset in Montevideo
$6,691
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Best of Uruguay Self-Drive

13 Day Itinerary
  • Visit multiple local wineries
  • Explore Montevideo's neighborhoods
  • Relax on Jose Ignacio's beaches
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Colonia
Starts / Ends:
Colonia / Montevideo
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the highlights of Uruguay during this 13-day self-drive tour. Begin the journey in the romantic city of Colonia del Sacramento, explore the charming cobblestone streets and learn about the Portuguese and Spanish influence. Drive northwest along the coast where will spend two days in the …
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Tree frog spotted in the Amazon
$4,725
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Luxury Amazon Discovery - High Water

4 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Nera
  • Visit the Manatee Rescue Center
  • Journey through Jungle of Mirrors
  • Discover the town of Nauta
Starts / Ends:
Iquitos / Iquitos
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the Aqua Nera in the remote colonial city of Iquitos, Peru for this 4-day luxury Amazon River Cruise. Journey along the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring rivers (the Yarapa and Dorado), each one rich in vibrant wildlife and thriving rainforests. …
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Canoe up the Amazon on your small ship cruise
$6,000
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Amazon Encounter

5 Day Itinerary aboard Delfin Amazon Cruises
  • Explore the Marañon & Ucayali River
  • Canoe Tawampa Lake
  • Swim with Amazon dolphins
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Sail the legendary Amazon river on this 5-day luxury cruise aboard the Delfin. Encounter the local and remote villages that line the river and search for the mysterious pink river dolphin which lives between its shores. This Amazon cruise treats travelers to an exciting journey on South …
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Sunset over Cartagena, Colombia
$2,361
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Best of Colombia

Bogota to Cartagena - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the vibrant city of Bogota
  • Visit local coffee farm
  • Visit Cartagena's historical sites
  • Visit Los Nevados National Park
  • Visit San Basilio de Palenque
Starts / Ends:
Bogota / Cartagena
Activities:
Hacienda Visits, Hiking, Homestays, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 8-day tour, enjoy some of the favorite destinations in Colombia. Meet your guide and visit the most iconic and historical landmarks in the downtown area of Bogota. Next, fly to Manizales to learn about the coffee world and explore the Hacienda Venecia coffee farm. Experience every stage of …
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Taking in close-up views of glaciers
$4,140
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Explore Aysen and Patagonia National Park

7 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Hike to Exploradores Glacier
  • Raft down the Baker River
  • Explore Lake Bertrand
  • Discover Patagonia's ecosystem
  • Visit Patgonia National Park
Starts / Ends:
Balmaceda / Balmaceda
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Southern Chile offers a combination of unique wildlife and spectacular scenery in one of the most isolated regions of South America. On this 7-day tour, explore the Aysen region of Chile and marvel at the Patagonia National Park's stunning natural scenery. Spot unique wildlife as you actively …
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Kayaking the Amazon
$1,698
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Amazon Kayak Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Observe Black Caimans
  • Walk Yasuni National Park
  • Encounter Amazon wildlife
  • Take an early morning hike
Activities:
Camping, Fishing, Homestays, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, 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. Explore the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador located in the Yasuni National Park, which is renowned for its impressive biodiversity and thriving indigenous cultures. During this …
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At the Parrot Clay Lick
$3,542
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Manu Explorer

8 Day Itinerary
  • See giant otters in oxbow lakes
  • Visit Macaw Clay Lick Project
  • Fall asleep to the forest sounds
  • Enjoy the changing scenery
Activities:
Land, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Manu National Park, one of the highlights of the Peruvian Amazon. Most travelers to the Manu Amazon never actually enter the park as tours tend to skirt the edges and few accommodations exist there. This 1.8 million-hectare jungle preserve contains over 1000 species of birds, 13 species of …
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Valparaiso, Chile
$638
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Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

3 Day Itinerary
  • Visit historic sites of Valparaiso
  • Taste local wines
  • Explore Viña del Mar's beaches
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Casablanca
Activities:
Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a 3-day extension to the Chilean coast to visit the port cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar.Take in the breathtaking coastal scenery, explore the charming streets, and historic colonial buildings of the area. Tour two local wineries in the Casablanca Valley before returning to …
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