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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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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$4,483
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Hiking Galapagos

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike Cerro de Las Tijeretas
  • Trek to a fresh water lake
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Explore Tortuga Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Hike through the archipelago's remarkably surreal landscape on this unique land-based Galapagos adventure. The Hiking Galapagos tour is perfect for the traveler that prefers his or her tours active, while also allowing for plenty of flexibility and time to explore the various sites. The tour …
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Embark on a sightseeing canoe trip
$1,981
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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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Enjoy a sunset kayaking trip
$1,350
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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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Galapagos hawk
$3,914
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Snorkel among Galapagos penguins
  • Stop at the volcanic North Seymour
  • Hike through a volcanic landscape
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covers some of the most beautiful islands including Bartolome, North Seymour, San Cristobal, Española, and Floreana. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the perfect …
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Kicker Rock at sunset in the Galapagos
$4,889
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Galapagos Endemic
  • Swim & Kayak at San Cristobal
  • Discover Kicker Rock
  • Visit the Fausto L. Breeding Center
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Words cannot describe the experience of a Galapagos cruise. Trace the remarkable origins of the species as you discover a land that time forgot. Swim with a large colony of sea lions at Isla Lobos, explore two sites on spectacular Española island, observeNazca Boobies, Blue-footed Boobies, …
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Incredible ice formations
$4,795
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Visit the legendary Cape Horn
  • Attend presentations and lectures
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Explore Antarctic bases & stations
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For those short on time this Antarctic Express Air Cruise optimizes your experience so you can see it all! Embark the Ocean Nova in Ushuaia and set sail for Cape Horn. Depending on the weather, be one of the few to step foot on this rarely-visited island! Begin by crossing the Drake Passage en …
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White tipped shark
$4,445
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Infinity
  • Enjoy Post Office Bay's beaches
  • Visit Devil’s Crown
  • Observe unique wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonder of the Galapagos islands while touring this stunning archipelago. Dip into history, swim with playful sea lions and take stunning photos of the magical landscapes. This 5-day small ship cruise features white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife which makes it the perfectjourney …
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Lily pads in Guyana
$2,643
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Guyana's Savannas

10 Day Itinerary
  • Watch for an abundance of wildlife
  • Explore untouched Iwokrama Forest
  • Climb Turtle Mountain
  • Interact with a local community
Activities:
Fishing, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Guyana, the "land of many waters" is a wonderful destination for travelers looking for pristine rainforest and abundant wildlife. Our 10 day trip focuses on the "wild" interior in the Amazon watershed where remote, comfortable lodges are the base for exploring the rainforest. …
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Zodiac tours to see glaciers.
$1,990
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay
  • Explore Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley
  • Sail to Wulaia Bay & Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MV Stella Australis in Punta Arenas and begin your adventure sailing through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego. Cross the Strait of Magellan and enter a labyrinth of channels that define the extremes of Patagonia. In Ainsworth Bay hike to stunning views of Marinella Glacier and the Darwin …
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Curious sea lion during a snorkeling outing
$3,509
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Southern Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Admire Santa Fe's unique wildlife
  • Visit the Interpretation Center
  • Walk across Gardner Bay
  • Discover Suarez Point
Starts/ Ends in:
Baltra / Highlands
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Alia on this 6-day journey cruising across the Southern Galapagos Islands,ecologically recognized for their pure beauty and uniqueness.Visit Lobos Island, a perfect spot for hiking on one of the most photographedbeaches in the archipelagowith white powdery sand and an abundance of animals …
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A caimen lurks just under the water in the Pantanal
$838
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Caiman Ecological Refuge

4 Day Itinerary
  • Rise early and search for wildlife
  • Trek along a myriad of trails
  • Hike to see the spectacled caiman
Activities:
Biking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this Brazil tour, visit Caiman Ecological Refuge, a pioneering ecological destination and a treasure of the Southern Pantanal. During your stay, immerse yourself in the lush, tropical vegetation of this important region, and become acquainted with the array of wildlife that call the refuge …
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Magellanic penguins
$123
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Magdalena Island Penguin Colony

1 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a zodiac out on the Strait of Magellan to Magdalena Island where you will see over 100,000 penguins or hike to the lighthouse through the penguin colony. Enjoy the comic antics of these delightful creatures at close range.
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Elephant seals hanging out with a colony of penguins.
$18,290
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South Georgia and the Falklands

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Walk amid stately king penguins
  • Hike in the footsteps of Shackleton
  • Paddle a kayak amid seals, icebergs
  • Experience Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Steeped in Shackleton and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: gentoo, rockhopper, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals, and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: …
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Icebergs at sunset
$12,995
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Camping in the Polar regions
$11,995
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Antarctica Solar Eclipse

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • View a rare total solar eclipse
  • Explore the Weddell Sea
  • Admire penguin colonies
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
To experience a total solar eclipse anywhere on earth is something truly spectacular. But to see the Earth’s moon conceal the sun while surrounded by the seabirds, rugged ocean and wild islands of the Antarctic is a once in a lifetime opportunity. On December 4th 2021, a total solar eclipse …
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$10,895
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Fly across the Drake Passage
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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A male frigatebird rests in the trees of the Galapagos
$7,829
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West & Central Islands + Genovesa

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Galapagos Endemic
  • Kayay & Snorkel around Genovesa
  • Walk over recent lava flows
  • Visit Arnaldo T. Breeding Center
  • Hike along cactus groves at Rabida
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonders of the Western & Central Galapagos Islands while on this amazing 8-day cruise. This paradisiac archipelago is made up of rocky islets which are home to many spectacular species of Galapagos wildlife including penguins, the Galapagos Hawk, Nazca Boobies, finches, …
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A Green Sea Turtle swimming around the reefs.
$7,410
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Classic Galapagos

10 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour II
  • View endemic wildlife
  • Discover scenic coastlines
  • See varied islands and habitats
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 10-day adventure aboard the Endeavour II. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more incredible native species. Have …
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