Why I love South America

Be mindful of what you're getting into: South America can be a lifetime addiction. I didn't realize this when I first hiked Andean trails and visited pre-Colombian sites more than 15 years ago. Like other travelers who shared the journey, I was hooked. I fell hard for the incredible wonders of this continent: its mist-covered peaks, thundering falls and vast rainforests. Add to this the human-made treasures: buzzing... Read More

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$1569 Small group tours

Northern Brazil Express

This quick nine-day tour of northern Brazil hits loads of highlights north of Rio. Samba dance and sip caipirinhas beside the turquoise waters of the Atlantic coast, discover the gorgeous old buildings of Salvador, Bahia, and find out once and for all why Rio's so famous for its nightlife. The tour maximizes time by including two short flights to skip long, overnight bus rides. Hop on board and see Brazil north of Rio.

$2799 Small group tours

Patagonia Multisport

This varied active trip will have you hiking, kayaking, and cycling your way all over Patagonia. Discover the unforgettable landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park as the backdrop to your activities. Experience Patagonia the active way it was meant to be, and discover a new version of you that is wetter, faster, and more energetic.

$847.99 Small group tours

The Inca Trail: 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Take on the Inca Trail, known as one of the most sacred pilgrimages around the world, on this 4-day trek through the Urubamba Valley towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. This spiritual journey will help you understand the culture of the Incas and the archeological legacy they left behind. Put on your walking shoes and challenge yourself to the sacred route to Machu Picchu. To avoid disappointment, book this tour months in advance, as Peruvian law requires permits for this site and allows a limited number of daily visitors.

$920.85 Small group tours

7-Day Lima and Cusco Tour with Overnight at Machu Picchu

Discover the very best of both Lima and Cusco on a 7-day tour of Peru. Visit the famous landmarks and government buildings of Lima before heading south to Cusco and exploring ancient Inca ruins and the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. With enough free time to explore both cities on your own, this week-long itinerary in Peru fits the budget while satisfying your need to explore.

$1999 Small group tours

Highlights of Chile & Argentina

Looking to discover the best of Chile AND Argentina in one unforgettable experience? These ten days travelling through gorgeous landscapes and cities are your solution. Visit coastal Valparaíso, get active in the adventure-sport mecca of Pucón, and journey to a genuine gaucho ranch outside of quaint, lakeside Bariloche, before finishing up in the iconic "don't cry for me" cosmopolis of Buenos Aires. Get yourself to this southern part of the world and go home recharged.

$424.99 Small group tours

4-Day Iguassu Falls Tour

Visit Iguassu Falls on this multi-day tour! On this 4-day tour, see the famous falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides with your professional, English-speaking guide. You’ll also visit the Itaipu Dam, an important energy provider for several South American countries. This easy and convenient tour allows you to get all your planning done ahead of time so you can enjoy a hassle-free trip to Iguassu Falls!