South America

From the lush Amazon rain forest to the towering glaciers of Patagonia, South America offers endless opportunities for adventure. Below, you can find some of our unique South America trips—as well as more information on what makes South America such an exhilarating destination.

Walk on the wild side in South America

Machu Picchu & the Galápagos

Peru: Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu • Ecuador: Galápagos, Quito

With its awe-inspiring Incan ruins, jaw-dropping glaciers, and lush rainforests, South America is an adventure-lover’s paradise. Whether you’re swimming with sea lions in the Galápagos, hiking through scenic Patagonia, or marveling at the majesty of Machu Picchu, you’re sure to discover that South America travel is an experience like no other. On our ten unique South America adventures, you’ll discover the continent’s breathtaking landscapes—from the coffee plantations of Colombia to the towering glaciers of Chile—in an intimate group of just 10-16 travelers. As you journey to the area’s highlights and hidden gems, your local Trip Leader will help you immerse yourself in South America’s adventurous spirit—perhaps accompanying you on a night safari in the jungles of Brazil, a rafting ride down Peru’s Urubamba River, or a tango lesson in Argentina. Of course, you’ll also come to understand vivacious South America by meeting its diverse people, oftentimes by eating with families in their homes, visiting schools, or interacting with local artisans. By diving into your hosts’ colorful culture and adopting their spirit of adventure, you’ll soon find yourself swaying to South America’s intoxicating rhythms—and enjoying what is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.