South America Tours
Variety is the spice of life and a key ingredient to the art of travel. South America offers more variety of culture, wildlife, adventure and natural beauty than any other continent. This liveliness and diversity are evident as soon as you arrive. In South America friendly people welcome you into their lives, happily sharing their culture, their food and even their homes. Once you start to explore this part of the world you quickly realize it holds many of the most intriguing and beautiful destinations on earth. On a South America adventure one arrives with a sense of wonder, and returns home with a newfound respect for the great diversity of this part of the world.
Fierce, cold and stunningly beautiful—explorers since Shackleton have grappled with the contrasts of the Weddell Sea. Experience this ultimate Antarctic landscape on a 15-day adventure that defines 'once in a lifetime.' Cross the Drake Passage to the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea—this less-visited region of Antarctica is the planet's clearest sea and the birthing ground of incredible tabular icebergs. Two attempted shore landings each day means more potential sightings of leopard seals, whales and thriving colonies of roosting penguins. Be a part of history as you embrace Shackleton's spirit. This isn't a polar cruise—it's an adventure.
Highlights: Spend 8 full days exploring one of the world's last true wildernesses, connect with the history of exploration while retracing Shackleton’s journey, catch sight of whales and albatross following the ship, go ashore with seasoned experts explaining the intricacies of Antarctic ecology, admire the tabular icebergs of the Weddell Sea
Patagonia Wonders of Nature (SAPWD)
When Magellan landed in Patagonia, he believed its inhabitants to be giants. While you won't find any mythical creatures on this trip, you will encounter magical scenery, mighty glaciers and towering peaks at Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno Glacier and Glacier National Park. And prepare yourself for stunning views on an expedition cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas—including a landing at Cape Horn. With a mountain lodge stay, relaxed trekking and an expert guide to lead the way, you'll be creating legends of your own to share back home.
Highlights: Exploring Patagonia's fjords and glaciers on an expedition cruise, Setting foot on the 'end of the earth' at Cape Horn, Photographing thousands of Magellanic penguins, Hiking amidst the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, Dancing the tango and sampling vibrant vintages in sophisticated Buenos Aires.
If we crammed all the family-friendly highlights of Brazil and Argentina into a single trip, you’d be on the road for months. This 14-day jaunt around South America comes amazingly close, though. Here, you’ll learn the Brazilian martial art of capoeira in Rio, explore idyllic Ilha Grande, feel the power of Iguassu Falls, get a taste of gaucho culture at a working cattle ranch and experience the entrancing pull of Buenos Aires, all without ever feeling rushed. It’s South America, snack-sized!
Highlights: Trying your hand at capoeira in Rio, relaxing on the famous beaches of Ilha Grande, taking a boat ride up to the impressive Iguassu Falls, learning to ride a horse on a traditional estancia, enjoying diverse culture in Buenos Aires.
Bold as a Malbec, this trip serves up a brave new world of South American wine and food. Starting in Chile, you'll sample vintages of the Maipo Valley before crossing the Andes into Mendoza, Argentina for more vino and a cooking class that introduces traditional techniques. The adventure concludes in sophisticated Buenos Aires with a visit to a Planeterra project that trains youth in gourmet cooking, then into Uruguay for two nights at an estancia. With an expert guide and your domestic flights included, this is a vintage best enjoyed now.
Highlights: Touring vineyards near Santiago, Sampling wines and taking a cooking class in Mendoza, Visiting a Planeterra culinary training project, Seeing traditional life at a stylish 'estancia' in Uruguay, Savouring Buenos Aires sophistication.
The Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea (XVAWSX)
Patagonia Wonders of Nature (SAPWD)
Brazil to Argentina Family Adventure (SZAF)
Argentina & Chile Gourmet Adventure (SCGAD)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|The Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea (XVAWSX)||15 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||N/A||
From $8299 USD
|Patagonia Wonders of Nature (SAPWD)||15 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $5499 USD
|Brazil to Argentina Family Adventure (SZAF)||14 days||Family||Comfort||
From $2699 USD
|Argentina & Chile Gourmet Adventure (SCGAD)||12 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $2999 USD