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.
Highlights of Argentina & Brazil (SAABD)
It takes two to tango and a combination of natural wonders and urban thrills to really experience South America. From dance lessons in Buenos Aires to the samba rhythm of Rio, infuse your experience with the continent’s soulful spirit. Travel deep into the interior and explore spectacular Iguassu Falls. Travel days are well paced and domestic flights to remote attractions minimize travel time so you can maximize time exploring this region’s treasures. From small towns where you’ll hang out with the locals to barbecue feasts, get a true taste of this region’s vibrant culture.
Highlights: Learning firsthand about Argentine wine and the tango from local experts, Taking a chef-instructed cooking lesson and enjoying dinner at a local farm, Experiencing a traditional Brazilian barbecue with a local family, Observing one of the natural wonders of the world at Iguassu Falls
Galapagos on a Shoestring (SEGS)
This 9-day adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galapagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore—so your time on the water is limited to commuting between islands. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays and the Galapagos giant tortoise. With fewer inclusions but plenty of options, you can choose which activities are right for you and experience one of the natural wonders of the world on a budget.
Highlights: Witnessing whitetip sharks at 'Shark Alley', travelling by public speedboats around the Galapagos Islands, feeling like a local during a family homestay, camping in the highlands of Isabela Island with views towards the ocean, visiting Charles Darwin Research Station and the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre.