South America Tours & Trips 2020

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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 on 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.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type 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.
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.
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.
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 / Independent 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.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
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.

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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.

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$ 87 $ 10,000+

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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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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.

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South American Odyssey

SmarTours
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16 days
$ 262 / day
$ 4,199
From : $ 5,669
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • San Cristobal Hill (Santiago)
  • Picturesque Bariloche
  • Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Tango Show (Buenos Aires)
  • Iguassu Falls
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (Rio)
  • Copacabana (Rio)
Visits:
Andes Mountains, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Puerto Varas, Rio de Janeiro, San Cristobal, Santiago, Valparaiso, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
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Enchanting Peru

SmarTours
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11 days
$ 209 / day
$ 2,299
From : $ 5,697
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Board on rail to see Machu Picchu
  • Visit the world renowned and colorful Indian market in Pisac 
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour around Cuzco
  • Visit lake Titicaca
  • Embark on an unforgettable boat journey to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating life on and around the lake. 
  • Visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians
  • Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of both colonial and modern Lima
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Visits:
Andes Mountains, Cusco, Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Puno, Sacred Valley, Urubamba, Peru
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Discover Colombia

SmarTours
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11 days
$ 182 / day
$ 1,999
From : $ 4,997
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit Gold Museum and Fernando Botero Museum (Bogota)
  • See the famous underground salt cathedral (near Bogota)
  • Visit the coffee Hacienda San Alberto and immerse yourself in the world of coffee
  • Enjoy a spectacular drive to Cocora Valley
  • Visit sculpture park of Botero (Medellin)
  • Visit the La Popa Convent and San Felipe Castle (Cartagena)
  • Explore Cartagena’s Walled Old Town
Visits:
Bogota, Cartagena, Colombia
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Incredible Patagonia (& Buenos Aires)
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Incredible Patagonia (& Buenos Aires)

SmarTours
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13 days
$ 323 / day
$ 4,199
From : $ 5,669
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit Magdalena Island Penguins
  • Enjoy Ultima Esperanza Sound Boat Excursion
  • Enjoy an escursion to Torres del Paine Park
  • View Perito Moreno Glacier (El Calafate)
  • Embark on an unforgettable full-day boat excursion to nearby Glaciers National Park
  • Experience Buenos Aires
  • Tour of Charming Santiago
Visits:
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Glacier National Park, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, San Cristobal, Santiago, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopping

SmarTours
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9 days
$ 478 / day
$ 4,299
From : $ 10,047
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy the full excursion on Galapagos Island Hopping
  • Explore The Equator and experience the Intiñan Museum
  • Visit the old town and see the Church of San Francisco
  • Stay at Finch Bay Hotel (Galapagos), one of National Geographic’s “Unique Lodges of the Wor
  • Explore the highlands of the Santa Cruz
Visits:
Galapagos, Quito, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Antarctica Cruise Expedition
Group Tour
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Antarctica Cruise Expedition

SmarTours
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
17 days
$ 518 / day
$ 8,799
From : $ 10,823
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Navigate the Beagle Channel
  • Cross the Drake Passage
  • Traverse Cape Horn
  • See the spectacular South Shetland Islands
  • Explorations by Zodiac (Small Boat)
  • Antarctic Peninsula is known for its scenic beauty and large population of Humpback Whales
  • Explore Drake Passag get close to Penguins & Seals
  • Hear the Roar of the Glaciers
  • Visit Yankee Harbour, an inner harbor on Greenwich Island
Visits:
Antarctic Peninsula, Buenos Aires, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia, Antarctica, Argentina
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Machu Picchu & Galapagos Island Hopping

SmarTours
Premier
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15 days
$ 380 / day
$ 5,699
From : $ 7,010
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore Sacred Valley has amazing landscapes of fertile land
  • Machu Picchu
  • Visit the bustling and colorful Indian market where many beautiful crafts are traded.
  • Galapagos Island Hopping
  • Explore Lima, known as the City of Kings
  • Visit Cuzco is a vibrant town, dotted with archaeological sites
  • See the Church of San Francisco at Lima
  • Plaza de Armas (Lima)
  • Drive to The equator and surrounded by ice-capped volcanoes
  • Visit Church of San Francisco (Quito)
  • Stay at Finch Bay Hotel (Galapagos), one of National Geographic’s “Unique Lodges of the World”
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos, Lima, Machu Picchu, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Trieste, Urubamba, Peru
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Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands

Collette
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15 days
$ 505 / day
$ 7,569
From : $ 8,695
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
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
  • Master two of South America’s classics, ceviche and pisco sours, at an interactive cooking class.
  • Indulge at a farm-to-table meal in a local community.
  • Discover centuries-old Andean textile methods in the Peruvian Andes.
  • Wind through the Andes to Machu Picchu in a domed train.
  • Stand tall in the “Middle of the World” at the Equatorial Line Monument and Museum.
  • Embark on a 5-day cruise of the Galápagos Islands with a naturalist guide.
  • Explore the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Be awestruck by giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Lima, Quito
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South American Odyssey: Brazil, Argentina & Chile

SmarTours
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16 days
$ 275 / day
$ 4,399
From : $ 5,411
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit San Cristobal Hill in Santiago
  • Explore Picturesque Bariloche and enjoy dramatic landscapes, spectacular emerald green lakes, gushing waterfalls, snow-capped volcanoes and dense forests
  • Explore Buenos Aires City your
  • Enjoy seeing Tango Show (Buenos Aires)
  • Enjoy a walk along the Iguassu river canyon to appreciate the flora and fauna
  • Amazing visit to Iguassu river
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Lake District, Mendoza, Puerto Varas, San Cristobal, Santiago, Argentina, Chile
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Experience Colombia

Collette
Premier
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10 days
$ 265 / day
$ 2,649
From : $ 3,258
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
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
  • Absorb the surroundings of the coffee region during a bean to cup tour.
  • Marvel at the sights, smells, and tastes of Bogotá’s Paloquemao Market.
  • Experience the majesty of the Cocora Valley aboard equipped 4x4 jeeps known as “Willys.”
  • See Cartagena’s colorful Old Town.
  • Witness the pastoral idyll of a traditional Colombian flower farm in Santa Elena.
  • Visit Bogotá’s Museo del Oro, hosting the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold.
Visits:
Bogota, Cartagena, Colombia
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Peru: From Lima to the Sacred Valley

Collette
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 315 / day
$ 2,519
From : $ 3,098
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
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
  • Enjoy a culinary demonstration at your hotel at the base of Machu Picchu.
  • Delight in a home hosted farm-to-table lunch at a local Quechua community.
  • Explore the colorful markets of Peru, including the famous Pisac village market.
  • Discover the artist’s techniques and designs at Pablo Seminario Ceramic Studio.
  • Venture through the Andes in a domed train to Machu Picchu.
  • Spend the afternoon with a guide uncovering the mysteries of Machu Picchu.
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Lima, Peru
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Northern Spain

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11 days
$ 230 / day
$ 2,525
From : $ 3,106
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. 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
  • ORIENTATION of Pamplona, San Sebastián, Bilbao, Santander and Oviedo
  • VISIT the Holy Cave of Covadonga, the fishing village of Luarca, St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela and the Prado Museum in Madrid
  • VIEW La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Cathedral and University of Salamanca
  • SCENIC DRIVE through the Picos de Europa
Visits:
Barcelona, Madrid, Pamplona, Salamanca, Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Journey Through South America featuring Santiago, ...

Collette
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16 days
$ 203 / day
$ 3,249
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
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
  • Dine on a traditional Argentinian barbecue at a countryside estancia (estate).
  • Learn how to craft caipirinhas - a Brazilian cocktail with sugar cane liquor and lime.
  • Dine in a typical Brazilian churrascaria (barbecue).
  • See the passionate rhythms of tango at a performance in the dance’s home country.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Carnival and meet the artists who design the floats, costumes and dances for Rio’s biggest event.
  • Stand in awe before Iguazu Falls, visiting both the Argentine and Brazilian sides.
  • Visit Corcovado and the mighty Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro.
  • Experience the natural beauty of the Andean Lakes as we sail from Chile to Argentina.
  • Venture to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Visits:
Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Puerto Varas, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent aboard the National Geographic Explorer
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Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent aboard ...

Collette
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14 days
$ 1,100 / day
$ 15,399
From : $ 18,941
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
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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Patagonia: Edge of the World featuring Argentina, ...

Collette
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14 days
$ 419 / day
$ 5,869
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
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
  • Spend the day at a Patagonian estancia and connect with the locals at a traditional lamb roast.
  • Enjoy unlimited wine and beer with every dinner while onboard your cruise ship.
  • Get a glimpse into Argentine culture at a lively tango performance.
  • Meet and swap stories with local gauchos (cowboys).
  • Embark on a 4-night cruise through the fjords and ethereal wilderness of Patagonia.
  • Hike the "End of the Earth" at Cape Horn.
  • Enter a rugged wonderland as you walk through the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Venture to Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier.
Visits:
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Ushuaia
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Top South America Experiences

Hiking the Inca Trail in Peru and getting your first glimpse of ancient Machu Picchu high in the Peruvian Andes.

Walking in Darwin’s footsteps in the Galápagos Islands’ observing some of the world’s most amazing wildlife – from blue-footed boobies to frigate birds, sea lions to giant tortoises.

Trekking along the Chilean Coast

Sampling the vintages in Chile’s beautiful wine country.

Wandering around the vibrant city of Buenos Aires

Taking a river cruise on the Amazon, keeping an eye (and ear) out for howler monkeys, sloths and pink dolphins.

Exploring the Atacama Desert 

Reveling in the power of Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls, which ranks with Africa’s Victoria Falls as one of the two greatest waterfalls on earth.

Visiting the city of Cartagena, touring the old fortress, and Spanish colonial inspired city. 

Surveying a panorama of Rio de Janeiro from atop Corcovado mountain.

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South America Trip Reviews

8,253 South America Tour Reviews - Summary 96% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 6,338
Great 1,551
Average 192
Disappointing 57
Terrible 115
Value
4.7
Guide
4.7
Activities
4.7
Lodging
4.7
Transportation
4.7
Meals
4.7

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Amazing trip!

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

This was an awesome trip and a great way to spend the holidays.

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Operator Active Adventures

Kea Family Trip

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

Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!! The Kea was the perfect trip for my parents and our kids, alike. Greg and Laura couldn

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Operator Active Adventures

Galapagos

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

Pablo was wonderful! Couldn

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Operator Active Adventures

Galapagos Trip

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

Pepo and Paulo were wonderful. They were as helpful as humanly possible and always cheerful and friendly. There was a great variety of experiences.

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Operator Active Adventures

Honeymoon Adventure of a Lifetime

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

The Galapagos archipelago is magical, and Active Adventures made it the honeymoon of a lifetime for my wife and I. It

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Operator Active Adventures

Tortuga-Our 2nd Trip of a Lifetime with Active Adventures

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

After joining Active Adventures 5 years ago for the Rimu trip in New Zealand, we didn't think we'd ever have another experience that we would consider a trip of our lifetime. However, our Tortuga trip in the Galapagos, the last week of the year, guided by Pablo Valladares, exceeded all of our expectations. Not only were the sites and all the wildlife spectacular, but Pablo's knowledge of the history of the Galapagos, his storytelling, and his infectious excitement in showing us something new, different, and rare all the time, kept us waiting for the next surprise. There is not one part of the trip that I could think of changing, and while I'm sure that all the guides do a great job, I don't know how one could have a better experience than one guided by Pablo. When asked what was the best part of the trip, it was impossible to pick between the dolphins, the marine iguanas, the Sally lightfoot crabs, the blue-footed boobies, sea lions, etc. However, as Pablo and the rest of our group would know, the number one moment for me was at the top of our hike at the Sierra Negra Volcano, when he told us to look up quickly and see the rare, endemic Galapagos Martin.......

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