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South America Adventure Tours

South America adventure tours are a thrilling way to experience the continent. From the best hikes in South America to rafting, zip-lining, mountain biking, and even sand boarding and surfing in South America, we’ve got a great range of adventure tours! You can don crampons and trek on a glacier in Patagonia, hike the Inca Trail, go hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, horse-ride in Argentina or mountain bike in Peru to name just a few. More South America adventure trips can be had in the Amazon Rainforest where kayaking, tree climbing and piranha fishing are all possible. There are so many options, so all our adventure tours in South America are completely customized to fit your travel style, pace and schedule.
 
Covid-19 Update: South America Travel Countries are open for travel!
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5 Best South America Adventure Tours for 2021


Tour Name Price Duration Description
Salkantay Lodge to Lodge Trek from $4130 7 Days Trekking from lodge to lodge, enjoy the comfort and service of top-quality mountain lodges located in the Andes Mountains, and and be rewarded with...
El Chalten and El Calafate Trekking Tour from $770 4 Days El Calafate and El Chaltén are hiker's towns filled with all the best hikes in Patagonia! Located near the Los Glaciares National Park in Ar...
Lencois Maranhenses Luxury Adventure Tour from $ 9 Days Explore the northern coast of Brazil, where the warm Caribbean waters give way to extraordinary coastal dunes of remarkable beauty. Enjoy luxurious...
Three Guianas Adventure Tour from $ 14 Days ...
Florianopolis & Santa Catarina Brazil Adventure Tour from $ 6 Days Fulfill your need for adventure on this 6-day adventure tour in Florianopolis, Brazil! Visit the beautiful Lagoinha do Leste for a day at the beach....

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Thinking about a South America Adventure trip? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests.

What are the best South American adventure tours?

For trekking, South America’s most famous trek is the Inca Trail. There are many others too, like the Lost City Trek in Colombia and the W Trek in Patagonia. White water rafting is possible in many places including the Lake District in Argentina, the Sacred Valley in Peru and San Gil in Colombia to name just a few. Few places are more spectacular for paragliding than Rio de Janeiro. Mountain biking is possible in many places and zip-lining too. Just let us know your interests and we’ll put together a customized South America adventure tour.

Which is the best destination in South America for an active vacation?

There are many options, but Peru is hard to beat. In a relatively small area around Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, it is possible to trek in the Andes (either the Inca Trail or one of the many other treks), go white water rafting, mountain bike between Inca Ruins, horse-ride in the Sacred Valley and zip-line with mountain views. Combine this with a trip to the Amazon Rainforest where you can fish for piranhas, kayak and even tree climb and you have the perfect destination for a South America adventure tour.

What are the best treks in South America?

Treks in the Andes are amongst the best treks in South America if not the world. Patagonia should appeal to anyone who likes wide open spaces and dramatic views. In El Chalten there are numerous day hikes. Torres del Paine has both day hikes and famous treks like the W Trek which takes several days, staying in simple mountain huts each night. Peru and Bolivia have fantastic high altitude treks, some are famous and well worn trails like the Inca Trail and Salkantay, others are well off the beaten track. Colombia has some great treks too, including the trek to the Lost City ascending over a couple of days to the spectacular ruins in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. For a truly off the beaten path trek, consider hiking to the Kaieteur Falls in Guyana – a trek of several days through the rainforest.
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Covid-19 Update: South America is OPENING!

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Open without quarantine?Covid-19 test required before travel?
BoliviaYesYes (PCR)
BrazilYesYes (PCR)
ColombiaYesYes (PCR)
Ecuador & GalapagosYesTravelers who can prove they've been vaccinated do not need a test to enter mainland Ecuador. Otherwise, an antigen or PCR test is required.
Galapagos Islands require a PCR test, regardless of vaccination status.
ParaguayYesYes (PCR or LAMP)
GuyanaYesYes (PCR)
Peru & Machu PicchuYesYes (PCR or antigen before travel plus antigen on arrival)
AntarcticaNo-
ArgentinaNo-
ChileNo-
FalklandsNo-
French GuianaNo-
SurinameNo-
UruguayNo-
VenezuelaNo-
Updated Mar 22, 2021
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