South America Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Patagonia Wilderness

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15 days
$ 383 / day
$ 6,550
From : $ 7,756
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment. Hard
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Witness Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier and listen to the thundering ice cracking on this 30-km-long ice beast – one of the few glaciers left that isn’t shrinking.
  • Spend three days camped among the peaks of Chilean Patagonia, a true back-to-nature and a great opportunity for a true digital detox.
  • Trek past the most beautiful waterfalls and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park with your guide, and spot wildlife like guanacos and rhea birds along the way.
  • Spot sea lions paying along rocky shores, waddling penguins and plenty of flying seabirds during a day cruise through the Beagle Channel, the gateway to the Antarctic.
  • Begin and end your trip with time in elegant Buenos Aires, the perfect place to reconnect with the urban world after a remote adventure in the wild.
Visits:
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park, Ushuaia, Argentina, Chile
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Explore Spain & Portugal

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15 days
$ 223 / day
$ 3,135
From : $ 4,521
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the Albaicin in Granada before crossing the river to visit the imposing Moorish fortress of the Alhambra.
  • Unwind in a laidback fishing town in the Algarve, soaking up the sun on the beach and enjoying an included boat trip around the rocky cliffs of the coast.
  • Join pilgrims along the last leg of the famous Camino de Santiago journey as they reach the historic cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
  • Pulsing with quirky and vibrant art and architecture, walking the streets of Barcelona is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the unique culture of Catalonia.
  • Sit back, relax and watch the water flow by in one of Porto’s river restaurants while you sample a couple of varieties of the city’s signature wine – port!
Visits:
Algarve, Barcelona, Granada, Lisbon, Madrid, Porto, Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Sierra Nevada, Dali, Portugal, Spain
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Galapagos Discovery

Intrepid Travel
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9 days
$ 215 / day
$ 2,371
From : $ 2,705
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Get your blood pumping as you scale Sierra Negra Volcano during an epic hike, then cool off with a swim in the perfect waters of Isla Isabela’s beaches.
  • Many come to Isla Santa Cruz just for the giant tortoises. Get up close and personal with these enormous animals as they drag themselves through the sand.
  • Learn about the unique habits of the marine iguana. This dinosaur-like little creature has an iridescent sheen and is only found on the Galapagos Islands.
  • Birdwatching at the Galapagos is quite an experience. Watch the aerobatic routines of blue-footed boobies and the death defying stunts of the frigate birds as they whizz through the air.
  • This Lonely Planet Experience combines plenty of must-try activities and islands with generous mounts of free time, so you can explore the Galapagos at your own pace.
Visits:
Galapagos, Isabela Island, Otavalo, Quito, San Cristobal, Ecuador
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Peru & Bolivia

Great Value Vacations
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12 days
$ 435 / day
$ 5,217
From : $ 7,043
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Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Lima Colonial & Modern City Tour with San Francisco Monastery & Larco Herrera Museum (5 hours)
  • Tour of Cusco and surrounding ruins (4 hours)
  • Visit to Awanacancha, Pisac Market and ruins of Ollantaytambo (6 hours)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins (2.5 hours)
  • Bus transfer from Cusco to Puno, including lunch and stops at Oropesa, Andahuaylillas, Checacupe, Raqchi Ruins and Pucara
  • Eco-friendly Catamaran Cruise from Kasani to Sun Island and Cocotoni, with lunch and visits to Challa, an indigenous house, and an Aymara Andean healing ceremony (10 hours)
  • La Paz City Tour and Moon Valley (4 hours)
  • Uyuni Salt Lake Tour, with lunch (8 hours, en-route from airport to hotel)
  • Tour to Ollague, the lagoons, with boxed lunch (10 hours)
  • Tiwanacu Tour (6 hours, en-route from airport to hotel)
Visits:
Peru
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent aboard ...

Collette
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14 days
$ 1,136 / day
$ 15,899
From : $ 19,556
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment. Hard
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
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  • Discover multitudes of Antarctic wildlife including seals, whales, albatross and chinstrap, gentoo and Adelie penguins.
  • Enjoy nearly 24 hours of sunlight as you absorb your surroundings ashore and from the expedition ship’s many observatory decks.
  • Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires, the "Paris of South America."
  • Cruise through the waters of Antarctica on a fully stabilized polar expedition ship.
  • Cross the Drake Passage, a milestone for any adventurer!
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Ushuaia
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Altiplanic Deserts Of Argentina, Chile & Boli ...

15 days
$ 404 / day
$ 6,065
From : $ 8,188
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
    Day 1 – Buenos Aires
  • Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city, visiting the most relevant places. In the evening, we attend a dinner show where we take a tango lesson, learn the basic steps of this rhythm, and then enjoy the magnetism of tango. (D)
  • Day 2 – Buenos Aires / Salta
  • Transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Salta. Arrival, reception and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, the city awaits us. We will explore it by foot, walking along its cobbled streets, churches, colonial buildings and visiting the High Mountain Archaeology Museum (MAAM). (B)Max. Altitude: 1.152 MASL (3.779 ft.)(Note: The Town Hall and the MAAM close on Mondays. San Miguel Market closes on Sundays)
  • Day 3 – Salta / Cafayate
  • Departure from Salta to Calchaquí Valleys, passing by the Obispo Slope, Recta del Tin Tin, Los Cardones National Park, Cachi and De Las Flechas Gorge, to finally arrive at Cafayate. (B)Travel time: 12 hoursMax. Altitude: 3.400 MASL (10.984 ft.)
  • Day 4 – Cafayate / Salta
  • In the morning, we visit the town and after lunch, we head back to Salta visiting the Cafayate Gorge. (B)Travel time: 7 hoursMax. Altitude: 1.660 MASL (6.167 ft.)(Note: The Vine and Wine Museum closes on Mondays)
  • Day 5 – Salta / Purmamarca
  • Early departure travelling through Del Toro Gorge. Later, we get to know the small town of San Antonio de los Cobres. After lunch (not included), we continue across the Puna up to Salinas Grandes Salt Flat, in the Province of Jujuy, and then we start descending through De Lipán Slope, a winding mountain road, to Purmamarca. (B)Travel time: 10 hoursMax. Altitude: 4.170 MASL (13.681 ft.)
  • Day 6 – Purmamarca / Atacama
  • In the morning, departure towards San Pedro de Atacama, passing by Paso de Jama border crossing. Arrival at this oasis in the middle of the dessert.(B)Travel time: 7 hoursMax. Altitude: 4.400 MASL (14.436 ft.)(Please, ask about the frequency of the bus Purmamarca – S.P. de Atacama)
  • Day 7 – Atacama
  • Departure to the Altiplanic Lagoons, one of the seven sectors that embrace Los Flamencos National Reserve, along with Chaxa Lagoon in Atacama Salt Flat. During the tour, we visit the Miscanti, and Miñiques Lagoons and the town of Toconao. (B)Travel time: 7-8 hoursMax. Altitude: 4.220 MASL (13.845 ft.)
  • Day 8 – Atacama
  • Early departure to El Tatio Geysers, the highest geothermal field in the world where we observe the steam and fumaroles produced by the high temperatures of its craters. During the afternoon we enjoy the sunset in De La Luna Valley. (B)Travel time: 9 hoursMax. Altitude: 4.320 MASL (14.173 ft.)
  • Day 9 – Atacama / Malku
  • Departure to Hito Cajón, the border with Bolivia. On the way to Malku Cueva, we visit landscapes such as Verde Lagoon, Dali Valley with the thermal springs of Chaviri, De la Mañana Geysers and Colorado Lagoon, where we appreciate James flamingos. (BLD)Travel time: 8 hoursMax. Altitude: 4.400 MASL (14.435 ft.)(Note: The access to Colores Lagoon and De la Mañana Geysers in Bolivia can be affected due to weather conditions)
  • Day 10 – Malku / Colchani
  • In the afternoon, we visit a valley of stones and then continue to Uyuni passing by the towns of Culpina and San Cristóbal. During the trip and before we continue to Colchani, we visit the Cemetery of Trains to finally arrive at Colchani where we stay at a salt hotel. (BLD)Travel time: 8 hoursMax. Altitude 3.843 MASL (12.608 ft.)
  • Day 11 – Colchani
  • Today we dedicate the day to explore Uyuni Salt Flat, the largest in the world. During the tour, we will visit a salt processing plant, the Incahuasi Island where we can observe the giant Cactus, and the mummies of the Pucara de Ayque. Lunch will be served at the Great Salt Flat. (BLD)Travel time: 7 hoursMax. Altitude: 3.600 MASL (11.811 ft.)(Note: During the rainy season (from December to March) the salt flat is flooded and for that reason, we do not visit the Incahuasi Island neither the Pucara de Ayque)
  • Day 12 – Colchani / Purmamarca
  • Very early in the morning, departure towards Tupiza to arrive at La Quiaca and once we do the migrations procedures, we continue through the Humahuaca Gorge, a Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity. On the way, we will make a detour to admire the Hornocal, also known as Cerro de los CatorceColores (Fourteen Colours Hill). A long day but with landscapes that gratify. (BL)Travel time: 12 hoursMax. Altitude: 4.220 MASL (13.845 ft.)
  • Day 13 – Purmamarca / Salta
  • We explore the Humahuaca Gorge, Humanity’s Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. (B)Travel time: 9/10 hoursMax. Altitude: 3.000 MASL (9.843 ft.)
  • Day 14 – Salta / Buenos Aires
  • Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Buenos Aires. Meet and greet in the airport and transfer to the hotel.(B)
  • Day 15 – Buenos Aires
  • Morning at leisure. At due time, transfer to the airport. (B)
Visits:
Bolivia
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Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls & Amazon River Cruise

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10 days
$ 423 / day
$ 4,227
From : $ 5,706
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Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Tour to Corcovado & Sugarloaf Mountain (full-day)
  • Iguassu Falls Tour (Brazilian Side) (3.5 hours)
Visits:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Peru Real Food Adventure

Intrepid Travel
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10 days
$ 200 / day
$ 2,570
From : $ 2,695
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • It's delicious, diverse and hands-on. You’ll learn the secrets of ceviche, make your own Pisco sour, learn a few Andean cooking tips with a foodie in Cusco and eat empanadas straight from the wood-fired oven
  • Pay a visit to a cacao farm and get involved in the whole process from planting to the final product. Enjoy a farm-cooked dinner and stay overnight on the family's plantation.
  • Indulge in an optional tour and tasting at one of the Sacred Valley's first craft breweries. Whet your whistle with a pint of the fruity local IPA, the citrus tinged American pale ale, the caramel malts of the Ayrampo Roja red ale or the hearty chocolate notes of the imperial porter.
  • Discover the breadth of Peruvian cuisine in all its rich and colourful history, from the rustic ‘pachamanca’ tradition to Lima’s world-class urban street food scene
  • No trip to Peru is complete without seeing Machu Picchu, so you’ll spend a day exploring this magical metropolis of the Incas
Visits:
Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Best of Galapagos

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10 days
$ 291 / day
$ 3,608
From : $ 3,922
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Get acquainted with the beautiful churches and graceful boulevards of Quito, Ecuador's capital
  • The Galapagos Islands played a profound role in forming Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth
  • Get your blood pumping as you scale a volcano on Isabela Island, get up close and personal with giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island. These nearly extinct creatures are one of the greatest drawcards to the Galapagos
  • This is a land based Galapagos trip, we use locally owned hotels on the islands. On this trip you will have more opportunities to interact with the locals as opposed to staying on a boat.
Visits:
Galapagos, Cotopaxi, Darwin, Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito, San Cristobal, Ecuador
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Best of Argentina & Brazil

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7 days
$ 348 / day
$ 2,340
From : $ 2,998
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Buenos Aires offers an eclectic mix of European, Cosmopolitan and Latin flavours, as well as a booming cultural and nightlife scene. Explore the neighbourhoods of this lively, confident city on a full-day tour with a local guide
  • Look for rainbows in the mist of the mighty Iguazu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides, and visit a local indigenous community
  • Gaze over the dazzling city, mountains and bay of Rio de Janeiro from the foot of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Favelas may sit alongside mansions, but in the heaving metropolis of Rio, everyone’s invited to the party. Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture, dance and music
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Brazil
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Peru in Luxury

7 days
$ 825 / day
$ 5,775
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Highlights
  • Ride the rails through the Urabamba Valley aboard the panoramic Hiram Bingham train
  • Visit the famous Larco Museum in Lima
  • Tour Cuzco, the oldest inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere
  • Tour the fascinating Sacsayhuaman fortress
  • Explore the extraordinary ruins of enigmatic Machu Picchu
Visits:
Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Urubamba, Peru
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Galapagos Odyssey Escape

Audley Travel
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7 days
$ 926 / day
$ 6,480
From : $ 8,748
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quito.
  • Cruise on the comfort of a 16-passenger ship.
  • Witness a diversity of wildlife.
  • Up close experience with sea lions and sea turtles.
  • Walk on volcanic formed islands.
Visits:
Galapagos, Quito, Ecuador
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Discover the Galápagos & Peru

15 days
$ 503 / day
$ 7,549
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Lima
  • Walking tour; visit San Francisco Monastery; Larco Herrera Museum and welcome dinner
  • Visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market
  • Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco
  • Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman
  • Fly to Quito via Lima
  • Excursion to Otavalo's Indian market and Peguche; Hacienda lunch
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument
  • Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal Island
  • Española Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Floreana Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Santa Fé & Santa Cruz Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit EL Chato Tortoise Reserve; fly to Quito
  • Fantastic treasures await you on this cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the “Center of the World,” and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs
Visits:
Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Otavalo, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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Brazil Highlights with Brazil's Amazon, Brasilia ...

14 days
$ 336 / day
$ 4,699
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the Museum of Natural Sciences before a stroll through a bustling local market
  • Visit aboriginal dwellings
  • Visit a Caboclo’s native Amazon Village to learn about their traditions and culture
  • Visit the Monkey Jungle Reserve, where researchers work to rehabilitate captive primates and reintroduce them to the jungle
  • Visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain
Visits:
Brasilia, Manaus, Pantanal, Argentina, Brazil
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey ...

Intrepid Travel
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21 days
$ 680 / day
$ 14,290
From : $ 17,577
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Travel with experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history. They’ll share their knowledge throughout the journey during a comprehensive lecture program.
  • With optional adventures including ice camping and kayaking, and rare touches of five-star luxury thanks to an onboard spa and wellness centre, this is as good as Antarctic expedition travel gets.
  • Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have one expedition crew member for every eight passengers for a greater personal touch.
  • Rest assured that footprints are all you’ll leave behind. Your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset, serves sustainably sourced seafood and avoids single-use plastics.
Visits:
Antarctic Peninsula, Falklands Islands, Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, Argentina, Falkland Islands, South Georgia
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A Culture Trip curated trip is a must for anyone burnt out planning their own trips or going to a remote or unfamiliar area. Having a local insider was the highlight of the trip. From the moment we landed to the moment we had to go through security to leave, we were completely taken care of. Our insider gave us great recommendations for restaurants and was very adaptable to any situation that arose.

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Operator Culture Trip

Galapagos Journey

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I scheduled a trip to Quito and Galapagos in late 2019 to mid 2020 and pandemic came along, changing all plans. I was lucky enough to have Jacky as my caregiver at Responsible Travel. It was a year and a half of a lot of patience and partnership until the trip finally took off! And it was simply perfect! Everything went well and Jacky made an incredible itinerary. I can only thank her for the excellent service and all the attention I received. Really wonderful.

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Operator Responsible Travel

Fantastic experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Excellent experience with Responsible Travel and Nicky Lodge in the Cuyabeno in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Flor and Fran have tried everything for our trip to Cuyabeno which provided us with an unforgettable experience in the Amazon. They recommend everyone to travel to this place because they will feel the magic of being in the Amazon forest surrounded by all the fauna and flora that exists there and all the animals that can be observed.In Dracena Lodge travelers are treated like family which makes us feel at home. So I highly recommend a trip to the Amazon with a stay at Dracena Lodge and through Responsable Travel that Flor and Fran will surely help you organize your trip.

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Operator Responsible Travel

I'll be back

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

It was an unforgettable experience, very beautiful places I met, the bad thing was that it was only a few days. But the best of all was Jacqueline our travel advisor, she was there for us every day. Thank you very much for helping me make my dream come true with my beloved family. These memories will remain in my heart. Thank you very much

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Operator Responsible Travel

4-day adventure in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Super well organized the jungle experience is amazing the food at the lodge was tasty and healthy.

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Operator Responsible Travel

Payed for the trip in advance. OAT cancelled the trip due to the Corona virus and agereed to refund my money - No refund to date

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

I booked the Real Affordable Peru Trip with OAT and payed in advance. OAT had to cancel the trip due to the Corona Virus. When I called them, they offered to reschedule the trip or give me a full refund - since they cancelled - not me. I elected to receive the full refund. Three weeks late they sent me an email stating "upper management" had decided not to give any refunds - all the cancelled trips were being rescheduled instead. I called stating I had already been promised a refund and they said that was no longer an option. I filled complaints with the better business bureau, VISA, and the Massachusetts Attorney Generals Office. OAT called me back and said they would now refund my money in 4-6 days. Called back 10 days later and they said they would refund the money as soon as I dropped my complaint with VISA. Since they have lied to me over the past several months, I am sticking with my claims and still fighting for my refund. I would recommend you check out other online reviews, including the BBB.

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Operator Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T. Tours)

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