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We've selected the top wilderness experiences in all of South America below. The stunningly biodiverse Amazon rainforest is home to more species of trees and monkeys in just one square mile than there are in all of North America. The Galapagos Islands are a birder's paradise with endemic species found only on certain islands, and divers will delight in the rainbow of marine life that lives beneath the water's crystal turquoise surface. The windswept grasslands & deserts of Patagonia in Argentina and the towering Iguazu Falls of Brazil are stunning natural wonders in themselves. And the southern tip of the region serves as an excellent portal to the icy fjords and glaciers of the Antarctic. From the tropics to the pole, South America has an adventure for everyone to enjoy. Contact us for help planning your dream trip.
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Monkey business in Coca
$7,489
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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, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, 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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Embark on a sightseeing canoe trip
$1,990
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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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Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon
$1,810
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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, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, 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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Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
$4,415
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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 Sites, Biking, Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Spa & Relaxing, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, 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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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$5,509
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Sea kayak and snorkel with wildlife
  • Learn how to prepare ceviche
  • Mountain bike along the coast
  • Stand Up Paddle Board lava channels
  • Hike the rim of an active caldera
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
This 9-day multi-sport adventure allows you to explore the Galapagos through hiking, kayaking, biking, snorkeling, and stand up paddle boarding. What else can you squeeze into this adrenaline-packed Galapagos tour itinerary? Only the most eye-popping wildlife in the world - sea lions, marine …
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Overlook at Pitt Point
$3,509
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Observe Galapagos giant tortoises
  • See the blue-footed boobies dance
  • Look for Galapagos penguins
  • Cruise along Moreno Point
Starts/ Ends in:
Baltra / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Western Islands of the Galapagos archipelago and discover all that this wonderful destination has to offer. Snorkel with sea lions and kayak surrounded by unique species. On this 6-day exciting journey, explore the exclusive shores of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, and Santiago. …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$5,039
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Eastern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Seaman Journey
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Mail a letter from Post Office Bay
  • Relax on white coral beaches
  • Snorkel alongside marinlife
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise from island to island on this 8-day Galapagos adventure. Visit several islands throughout the archipelago and experience the widlife and landscape unique to each one. Visit the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center where you will see and learn about the efforts being made to protect tortoises in …
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A pair of macaws in the Amazon
$5,135
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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 Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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A penguin colony hanging out on the ice.
$4,860
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Classic Antarctica

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • View vast penguin rookeries
  • Explore the pristine wilderness
  • Navigate narrow passages
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. The remarkable history of the Antarctic Peninsula provides you with remarkable excitement as you cross the Drake Passsage. Icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that you have reached the South Shetland Islands, a haven for …
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Blue footed booby
$2,808
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Northern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Swim and snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Genovesa Island's birdlife
  • Hike to Dragon Hill
Starts/ Ends in:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of theNorthern Galapagos Islandson this 5-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historic archipelago.Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Visit Genovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close interaction …
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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$8,219
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Western & Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Elite
  • Visit the beautiful Junco Lagoon
  • Bird watching at North Seymour
  • Snorkel & Kayak across Tintoreras
  • Discover Sierra Negra volcano
Starts/ Ends in:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where two species of giant tortoise are bred to increase the population of these incredible animals, plays an essential role in protecting the future of the Galapagos. Explore Moreno point and walk along one of the trails soon reveals a multitude of …
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Llama at Machu Picchu ruins
$6,840
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Islands and Incas

Galapagos & Machu Picchu - 15 Day Itinerary
  • Explore magical Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Inca terraces of Moray
  • Photograph iguanas & sea lions
  • Wonder at volcanic landscapes
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Land & Sea, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the the enchanted islands of Galapagos on one amazing all-inclusive tour. While in Peru, tourMachu Picchu, eploring the massive ruins then wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. Visit the …
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Sleepy sea lion on a log
$2,310
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Galapagos Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit Cerro Brujo´s lava formations
  • Hike across Española Island
  • Swim and snorkel at Devil´s Crown
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' southeast islands. Take a 5-day adventure and travel from beautiful San Cristobal to Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz Islands. Encounter giant tortoises, snorkel in the crystalline waters, and view …
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Snorkeling near the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
$4,595
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Northern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

5 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Hike 375 stairs to panoramic views
  • Trek through mangroves
  • Snorkel in search of marinlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the northern islands of the Galapagos on this 5 day cruise aboard the Ocean Spray. Once on board cruise to Bartolome Island and hike to the summit of the volcano for panoramic views. You also will trek through mangroves and view tidal pools teeming with sea lions and reef fish on Genovesa …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$8,250
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Complete Galapagos Wildlife Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin & Theory
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos on the M/V Origin. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to …
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Sunset over Iguazu Falls
$1,409
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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:
Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
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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Floreana Island
$2,455
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Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit beautiful coral sand beaches
  • Snorkel among green sea turtles
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz islands on this incredible 5-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this an unforgettable trip including snorkeling, roaming volcanic landscapes, and observing the riveting native wildlife. Be …
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A majestic view from the kayak
$9,695
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Adventurer (formerly Sea Adventurer) in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar expedition! Begin to cross the Drake Passage -the next time you see land you are in Antarctica! Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and …
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