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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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.
This varied active trip will have you hiking, rafting, 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.
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.
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.
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.
From the sizzling heat of its nightlife to the cooling shade of its jungles, Brazil's cultural and natural treasures are just waiting to be discovered over these nine unforgettable days. Wander the colonial streets of UNESCO World Heritage site Paraty, stand in awe of incredible Iguassu Falls, and discover for yourself the famously beautiful beach in Rio. Make the most out of your time in Brazil with this unique itinerary.