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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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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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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$3,816
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak and snorkel among wildlife
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Cycle to Isabela's coastline
  • Snorkel in Concha Perla
  • Hike the rim of an active caldera
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore the Galapagos Islands in a variety of ways, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling, and snorkeling, on this multi-sport adventure. What else can you squeeze into this adrenaline-packed Galapagos itinerary? The most spectacular wildlife in the world—sea lions, marine iguanas, dolphins, …
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Llama at Machu Picchu ruins
$6,903
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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 Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, 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, exploring 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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River in the Amazon Rainforest
$1,857
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Amazon Journey via Ucayali River -High Water Season

4 Day Itinerary aboard La Perla
  • See pink and grey dolphins play
  • Visit the birth place of the Amazon
  • Meet and visit with locals
Starts / Ends:
Iquitos / Nauta
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join La Perla on this 4-day journey down the Amazon River! This great adventure is designed for those nature lovers who do not have much time to travel. Your journey offers a worthy view of life in the Amazon jungle, including piranha fishing, wildlife spotting, visit local villages, and …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$5,863
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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 Cruises, 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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Floreana Island
$2,584
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Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit beautiful coral sand beaches
  • Snorkel among green sea turtles
  • Admire different kinds of birds
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Genovesa - El Barranco/Prince Phillip's Steps - Nazca Boobies
$4,300
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Eastern & Central Islands

7 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Discover Galapagos
  • Enjoy Tijeretas Hill landscapes
  • Visit Gardner Bay sandy beach
  • Observe Punta Cormorant's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the islands of the Galapagos aboardM/Y Monserrat.Explore an abundance of natural wildlife and breathtaking landscapes on this 7-day cruise. Visit the islands´ largest colony of magnificent frigate birds, discover a marvelous underwater world, land on a white sand beach, and learn about …
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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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Devil's Crown Galapagos
$2,506
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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
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$9,750
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Volcanic Wonders

Northern & Western Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, 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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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$5,845
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North & Central Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Horizon
  • Observe the Pinnacle Rock
  • Snorkel through clear blue waters
  • Visit James Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor of these islands. Roam across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, bask in the sun on white sand beaches, soak in extraordinary volcanic vistas, and get …
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Overlook at Pitt Point
$4,700
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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:
Baltra / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, 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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Black Turtle cove with mangroves
$3,800
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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:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of theNorthern Galapagos Islandson this 5-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historically significant archipelago.Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Visit Genovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close …
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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$9,490
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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:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, 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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Sunset over Iguazu Falls
$1,420
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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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Zodiac tours to see glaciers.
$2,375
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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 Cruises, 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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