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Volunteer Brazil (TSZPBN)

South America Brazil

If you're looking for a life-changing experience then volunteering in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro while enjoying the sites and sounds of Brazil is right for you. Spend the weekdays assisting in a community-run daycare that provides support to over 100 children and youth, and spend your free weekends touring Rio.

Highlights: Getting to know the locals, volunteering at a daycare centre in a Rio de Janeiro favela (shanty town).

14 days
From $1099
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Independent Inca Discovery (TSPIDN)

South America Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

See the heart of Incan Peru: colonial Cusco, and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Explore the museums, markets, restaurants and ruins of fascinating Cusco before strapping on your hiking boots to tackle the famous trail on this independent adventure. A rite of passage for many visitors to Peru, the Inca Trail is a challenging, 4-day trek from the Sacred Valley floor, up through the high Andes descending into cloud forest. Traverse high mountain passes and finishing at the magical 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the site before heading back to Cusco by train. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Highlights: Discovering Incan history in Cusco, climbing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

7 days
From $1089
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Independent Lares Trek (TSPILN)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

Avoid the crowds on this independent adventure and head off the beaten track! The challenging Lares Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail, offering opportunities for insight into rural Andean life as the trail passes through very remote mountain communities, allowing hikers learn about the Inca’s fascinating culture. Sandwich it between charming colonial Cusco and magical Machu Picchu and you couldn't ask for a more complete Incan experience.

Highlights: Discovering the wonders of Cusco, interacting with the locals, conquering the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu.

7 days
From $1089
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Ecuador Quest (SEEQ)

South America Amazon, Ecuador

Strange how a country that’s literally at the centre of the Earth can be overlooked, isn’t it? Stranger still considering how amazing Ecuador is. This 8-day trip shows off its best, rolling natural wonders (the Amazon!), stunning landscapes (the Ecuadorian highlands!), rich culture (Quito!) and active pursuits like hiking, horseback riding and mountain-biking everywhere you look. Good on its own, this trip also makes an ideal add-on to any Galápagos trip. (Trust us. It’s worth the time.)

Highlights: Feel like a local at an Amazon homestay, witness Andean scenery, soak in the hot springs of Baños, shop the Otavalo Market

8 days
From $999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 6 Days (TSPJ6TC)

South America Amazon, Peru

Located on the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is comfortable and intimate. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Explore by canoe or on dry land trails, swim in the lodge’s cool stream, or strap on a harness and rope up to tree platforms for a bird’s eye view of the forest. Really experience the Amazon to the fullest by spending two nights camping in the jungle—get even closer to nature!

Highlights: Discover the Amazon Rainforest from the comforts of an exclusive lodge, spot wildlife by foot and canoe, explore the Tambopata National Reserve, get closer to nature by camping in the rainforest

6 days
From $949
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Ecuador Multisport (SEEM)

South America Ecuador

Speed is the watchword for this high-adrenaline active tour around Ecuador. Across nine action-packed days, you’ll bike Cotopaxi (an Andean stratovolcano), raft down rushing rivers, trek the lush foothills of Baños, and much, much more. Best of all, you’ll always travel with an experienced and passionate CEO who knows the quickest and most scenic routes to wherever you’re headed. Remember, you’re here for a great time, not a long time; slather on that sunscreen, strap on your helmet and hit the road/trail/surf!

Highlights: Whitewater-raft in the Amazon, trek to an active volcano, soak in mountain hot springs, speed down Cotopaxi Volcano on a mountain bike.

9 days
From $899
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 5 Days (TSPJ5TC)

South America Amazon, Peru

Located on the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is comfortable and intimate. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Explore by canoe or on dry land trails, swim in the lodge’s cool stream, or strap on a harness and rope up to tree platforms for a bird’s eye view of the forest. Really experience the Amazon to the fullest by spending two nights camping in the jungle—get even closer to nature!

Highlights: Explore the Amazon Rainforest around the famed Tambopata National Reserve, enjoy the comforts of an exclusive lodge and get closer to nature by camping in the rainforest, spot exotic wildlife by foot and canoe

5 days
From $849
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTC)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

This comfortable and compact adventure serves up Machu Picchu, one of the world's true treasures, in style. In colonial Cusco, once the epicentre of the Inca Empire, you'll spend a day exploring its Spanish, indigenous and natural highlights. You'll ride the rails through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, perched on a mountain ridge. Then, let your local guide explain the site. You're free to explore this Incan masterpiece before catching your train back to Cusco.

Highlights: Explore Machu Picchu with an expert guide, wander the historic streets of Cusco, enjoy a scenic train journey through the Sacred Valley

4 days
From $849
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Galápagos Isabela Island Add-On (TSEGSN)

South America Galapagos, Ecuador

Want more Galápagos? Extend your stay by adding this 4-day adventure. See a different side of the Galápagos from your base on the archipelago's largest island, Isabela. Hike to a giant volcanic crater, visit a tortoise breeding centre and shark resting ground—and stop at the site of the island's former penal colony. Along the way spot flamingos, penguins, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Highlights: Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre, swim and snorkel in paradise, hike up Sierra Negra Volcano – the second largest volcanic crater in the world

4 days
From $799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Volunteer Cuzco Kids (TSPJMN)

South America Peru

Spend two weeks working at a voluntary drop-in centre for children and youth where they can get help with homework, a hot meal and participate in a variety of workshops. Children living in extreme poverty in Cusco are often forced to drop out of school to work or beg on the streets to help support their families. You will be contributing to a project that provides children from poor families with a place to get guidance and support.

Highlights: Volunteering at a drop in centre for children and youth, participating in workshops like leather-working and jewelery-making, exploring the cultures and history of Cuzco.

14 days
From $799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
1

Easter Island (TSCRNC)

South America Chile

Unravel the mystery of Rapa Nui. Explore mythical Easter Island, known around the world for its ancient monolithic stone statues. See the mysterious statues - or Moai - sprinkled throughout the island, tour the volcanoes, beaches and petroglyphs, and get to know the unique culture of one of the most remote islands on earth.

Highlights: Explore the ruins and monolithic heads of this mysterious island, visit the island town and beaches, search for prehistoric paintings at the Ana Kai Tangata cavern

4 days
From $749
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 4 Days (TSPJ4TC)

South America Amazon, Peru

Located on the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is comfortable and intimate. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Explore by canoe or on dry land trails, swim in the lodge’s cool stream, or strap on a harness and rope up to tree platforms for a bird’s eye view of the forest. Really experience the Amazon to the fullest by spending one night camping in the jungle—get even closer to nature!

Highlights: Explore the Amazon Rainforest from the comforts of an exclusive lodge and get even closer by camping in the rainforest, spot wildlife by foot and canoe with your local naturalist

4 days
From $749
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Glacier National Park—El Chaltén (TSAGNN)

South America Argentina, Patagonia

Hike through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world on this active foray into Argentine Patagonia. Be awed by the towering, snowy peaks and breathtakingly beautiful glacial lakes. Watch behemoth ice chunks calving off Perito Moreno and wander Glacier National Park. You'll work up a sweat and get ready to be truly impressed by Mother Nature on this active and scenic 6-day tour.

Highlights: Explore the wonders of Glacier National Park, hike the scenic trails of Patagonia

6 days
From $699
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC)

South America Argentina

Spend four days in El Calafate and explore a piece of Argentina's incredible Patagonia region. Witness active Perito Moreno glacier as massive ice chunks crack off and crash into the chilly waters of Lago Argentino below—one of Mother Nature's most stunning displays of power. On your free day, walk the town at your leisure, cruise the lake, or visit one of the several other glaciers of this awe-inspiring area.

Highlights: Explore stunning El Calafate, marvell at the dramatic Perito Moreno Glacier

4 days
From $649
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

G Lodge Amazon - 6 days (TSPJ6T)

South America Amazon, Peru

Get back to nature in the tropical rainforest. Located on the famously diverse Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is both comfortable and intimate. Explore the jungle by canoe or on dry land trails, swim in the lodge's cool stream, or strap on a harness and rope up to the lodge's tree platforms for a bird's eye view of the forest—including close-ups of arboreal orchids.

Highlights: Follow your local naturalist in search of wildlife by foot and canoe, explore the Amazon Rainforest from the comforts of an exclusive lodge, enjoy extended time exploring the Tambopata National Reserve

6 days
From $649
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Easter Island (TSCRNN)

South America Chile

Unravel the mystery of Rapa Nui. Explore mythical Easter Island, known around the world for its ancient monolithic stone statues. See the mysterious statues, or Moai, sprinkled throughout the island, tour the volcanoes, beaches and petroglyphs, and get to know the unique culture of one of the most remote islands on earth.

Highlights: Tour the Moai route and explore the Ana Tepahu and Ana Kai caverns, visit the quarry of Puna Pau, learn more about the islanders at Orongo Cultural Centre

4 days
From $629
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTN)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

Magnificent Machu Picchu should be on every traveller's lifetime must-see list. In colonial Cusco, once the epicentre of the Inca Empire, you'll spend a day exploring its Spanish, indigenous and natural highlights. You'll ride the rails through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, perched dramatically on a mountain ridge. Then, let your local guide explain the site. You're free to explore this Incan masterpiece before catching your train back to Cusco.

Highlights: Explore colonial Cusco, travel by rail to ancient Machu Picchu

4 days
From $619
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle (SEJL)

South America Amazon, Ecuador

The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, you’ll travel to your new home in the jungle and meet the Quichua family who will host you in their home for the next four nights. Discover waterfalls on jungle walks and travel to an animal rescue centre by canoe. You’ll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and visit a local school. Most importantly, you’ll befriend a people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.

Highlights: Live like a local in the Amazon Rainforest, learn Quichua traditions by interacting with your local hosts, visit an animal rescue centre, hone your blowgun skills, experience a shamanic ceremony.

7 days
From $599
Travel Style:
Local Living
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
3

Paraty Experience (TSZPXC)

South America Brazil

Discover one of Brazil's most untouched colonial towns. UNESCO World Heritage site Paraty sits on a bay, surrounded by lush hills and countless islands and coves. Every day, the streets closest to the sea flood with the tide—some residents take boats to their doors! Charming and full of cafes, Paraty is not to be missed. Dive off the boat on an included schooner tour and learn more about the town's history as one of the country's greatest producers of fiery cachaça liquor.

Highlights: Explore the islands and beaches of Paraty from a schooner, relax in a pristine paradise

4 days
From $599
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
1

G Lodge Amazon - 5 days (TSPJ5T)

South America Amazon, Peru

Get back to nature in the tropical rainforest. Located on the famously diverse Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is both comfortable and intimate. Explore the jungle by canoe or on dry land trails, swim in the lodge's cool stream, or strap on a harness and rope up to the lodge's tree platforms for a bird's eye view of the forest—including close-ups of arboreal orchids.

Highlights: Explore the Amazon Rainforest and enjoy the comforts of an exclusive lodge, spot wildlife in the Tambopata National Reserve with a naturalist

5 days
From $549
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3
14 days
From $1099

Volunteer Brazil (TSZPBN)

7 days
From $1089

Independent Inca Discovery (TSPIDN)

7 days
From $1089

Independent Lares Trek (TSPILN)

8 days
From $999

Ecuador Quest (SEEQ)

6 days
From $949

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 6 Days (TSPJ6TC)

9 days
From $899

Ecuador Multisport (SEEM)

5 days
From $849

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 5 Days (TSPJ5TC)

4 days
From $849

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTC)

4 days
From $799

Galápagos Isabela Island Add-On (TSEGSN)

14 days
From $799

Volunteer Cuzco Kids (TSPJMN)

4 days
From $749

Easter Island (TSCRNC)

4 days
From $749

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 4 Days (TSPJ4TC)

6 days
From $699

Glacier National Park—El Chaltén (TSAGNN)

4 days
From $649

The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC)

6 days
From $649

G Lodge Amazon - 6 days (TSPJ6T)

4 days
From $629

Easter Island (TSCRNN)

4 days
From $619

Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTN)

7 days
From $599

Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle (SEJL)

4 days
From $599

Paraty Experience (TSZPXC)

5 days
From $549

G Lodge Amazon - 5 days (TSPJ5T)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Volunteer Brazil (TSZPBN) 14 days Classic Basic
From $1099
Independent Inca Discovery (TSPIDN) 7 days Active Standard
From $1089
Independent Lares Trek (TSPILN) 7 days Active Standard
From $1089
Ecuador Quest (SEEQ) 8 days Classic Standard
From $999
G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 6 Days (TSPJ6TC) 6 days Classic Standard
From $949
Ecuador Multisport (SEEM) 9 days Active Standard
From $899
G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 5 Days (TSPJ5TC) 5 days Classic Standard
From $849
Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $849
Galápagos Isabela Island Add-On (TSEGSN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $799
Volunteer Cuzco Kids (TSPJMN) 14 days Classic Basic
From $799
Easter Island (TSCRNC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $749
G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 4 Days (TSPJ4TC) 4 days Classic Standard
From $749
Glacier National Park—El Chaltén (TSAGNN) 6 days Active Standard
From $699
The Glaciers Experience (TSAEXC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $649
G Lodge Amazon - 6 days (TSPJ6T) 6 days Classic Standard
From $649
Easter Island (TSCRNN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $629
Machu Picchu By Train (TSPMTN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $619
Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle (SEJL) 7 days Local Living Basic
From $599
Paraty Experience (TSZPXC) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $599
G Lodge Amazon - 5 days (TSPJ5T) 5 days Classic Standard
From $549