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Experience the remote wilderness of South America on one of the 50 exceptional wilderness lodge and eco-lodge adventures below.  Travel to the remote corners of South America visiting Quito, Coca, Georgetown, Balmaceda, and Kaieteur Falls as you experience untouched nature and wildlife. The below trips featuring South America lodges allow you to enjoy wilderness lodge exploration, land tours, wildlife viewing, rainforest exploration, and wildlife & safari exploration, and they range in price from $1,250 to $11,311 for journeys of 5 to 15 days in 2024. Tell us about your your ideal lodge experience in South America and our team of South America travel planners will help you to start planning your trip.
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River in the Amazon Rainforest
$989
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Ceiba Tops & Canopy Walkway

5 Day Itinerary
  • Hike biodiverse primary rainforest
  • Learn about Yagua native culture
  • Spot dolphins and catch Amazon fish
  • Observe the canopy from above
  • Browse Mazan's morning market
Activities:
Fishing, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the exciting world of the Peruvian Amazon on this 4-night stay at the Ceiba Tops Lodge. Enjoy the comfort of air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms and hot water in a luxurious rainforest setting. Naturalist Guides lead you to a variety of habitats to observe wildlife such as …
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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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Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
$3,982
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Andes and Amazon

15 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the colonial city of Cuenca
  • Visit the homes of local weavers
  • Hike through the shadowed jungle
  • Raft down the Jatunyacu River
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Spa Relaxation, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
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 diversity of the rainforest from your jungle lodge and …
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Sunset over Iguazu Falls
$1,664
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Iguazu Falls & Argentine Rainforest

5 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the famous Iguazu Falls
  • Spot wildlife at Yacutinga Lodge
  • Float the San Francisco River
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing, Ziplining
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iguazú Falls, where over 275 distinct cascades tumble through lush subtropical forest, is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in South America. The falls straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil; explore the Argentine side to get up close to the plummeting water. Also visit the …
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Keep your binocs handy...you never know what youll see!
$1,370
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Tambopata Research Center

5 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a 30-meter tree
  • Watch the sunset with wine
  • Visit the Colorado clay lick
Activities:
Hiking, Land Tours, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Tambopata Research Center is the most remote lodge in the Amazon. There are many chances to spot monkeys, macaws, and other large species. If you are lucky you may even be able to spot a jaguar! Enjoy exploring the uninhabited wilderness, hiking through the flood plains, and learn about the …
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Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon
$2,311
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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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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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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$6,573
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End of the World

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego by ship
  • Observe Magdalena Island penguins
  • Explore Torres del Paine
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your adventure to the "End of the World" starts with your arrival in Ushuaia, the claimed "Southernmost city in the world!" Here, hike through Tierra del Fuego National Park and learn about the city's interesting history. Next, embark on a five-day Patagonian Fjords cruise, …
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Macaws in the Amazon
$945
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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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La Selva Ecolodge
$1,570
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La Selva Snapshot

4 Day Itinerary
  • Climb up an observation tower
  • Visit the Mandi Cocha lagoon
  • Look for nighttime wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Ecuador by taking a trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Learn from a naturalist guide and a native guide about the plants, animals and people of the area while staying at the La Selva Lodge. Walk on trails in the forest, climb up an observation tower for beautiful views and take a night canoe …
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Embark on a sightseeing canoe trip
$2,153
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La Selva Lodge

Ecuadorian Amazon - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Ecuador's famous macaw lick
  • Take night walks in the rainforest
  • Observe unique Amazon wildlife
  • Paddle dugout canoes along creeks
Activities:
Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Get up close and personal with nature on this 7-day adventure to La Selva Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. With no shortage of activities to choose from, this tour has something for everyone! Enjoy hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, wildlife watching, and much more. Naturalist guides are available …
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Taking in close-up views of glaciers
$4,500
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Explore Aysen and Patagonia National Park

7 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Sail to San Rafael 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:
Moderate
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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Aysen, Chile
$3,430
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Amazing Adventures in Aysen

5 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Visit the Exploradores Valley
  • Raft down the Baker River
  • Explore Lake Bertrand
Starts / Ends:
Balmaceda / Balmaceda
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Discover the rugged and breathtaking landscape of Aysen, Chile, on this 5-day tour and enjoy your time exploring some of the most remote stretches of Patagonian wilderness while staying in comfortable cabins overlooking Lake General Carrera. Visit the famed Marble Caves by kayak and learn about the …
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Remote region of Aysen
$5,990
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Wild Aysen and Cerro Castillo Trek

9 Day Itinerary
  • Trekking in Cerro Castillo
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Hike in Patagonia National Park
  • Raft down the Baker River
  • Explore Lake Bertrand
  • Visit Cerro Castillo
Starts / Ends:
Coyhaique / Balmaceda
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Moderate
Experience the breathtaking landscape of Cerro Castillo National Park on this 9-day tour, and enjoy the remote Patagonia wilderness while staying in comfortable cabins overlooking Lake General Carrera. Begin your adventure with a two night trek through National Park Cerro Castillo, walking among …
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The stunning landscape of Patagonia
$4,830
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Chelenko Experience

8 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak Marble Caves & Cathedrals
  • Hike to San Rafael Glacier
  • Visit Puerto Guadal
  • Explore the local area
  • 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
Explore the Carretera Austral Region and General Carrera Lake, also known as Lake Chelenko in Chile, on this 8-day tour and experience the remote Patagonia wilderness on an active adventure tour. Visit the beautiful town of Puerto Guadal, known as the "Pearl of the Lake," and kayak the …
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