South America

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South America 2021-05-04T13:14:37+00:00

Project Description

South America
Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: the wonders of South America set the stage for incredible adventures.
Hiking past ancient temples first laid down by the Incas, contemplating the awe-inspiring power of Iguazú Falls, or spend the day watching wildlife from a dugout canoe on one of the Amazon’s countless igarapés (narrow waterways). Barrel down Andean roads by mountain bike, go white-water rafting on Class V rivers and surf amazing breaks off both coasts or head to the dramatic landscapes in Tierra del Fuego, go eye-to-eye with extraordinary creatures in the Galápagos, and scramble up tableland mountains in the Gran Sabana for a panorama that seems straight out of the Mesozoic era.

AMAZON TO THE ANDES

12 days, Lima to Lima
This adventure offers up an intriguing combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, wildlife, and cultures, whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon or climbing the ancient trail of the Incas to Machu Picchu, situated in the heavens of the Americas. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment which leaves you free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

2021:
July 1, 3,4, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 ,24 25, 26, 27, 28, 31 $2957
Aug 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 $2957
Sept 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29 $2889
Oct 5, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 $2889
Nov 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29 $2549
Dec 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29 $2889
2022:
Jan: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday $2804
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, 27, 28 $2804
Mar & Apr: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday $2889
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31 $2957
June: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday $2957
Book by May 31, 2021

PATAGONIA HIKING

9 days, Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
As a destination for active travellers, Patagonia is nothing short of iconic. The very best way to do this South American region justice is to hike all over it. Trek through the crisp air of El Chaltén (with its crazy beautiful Cerro Torre mountain) and then to the area near the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier. In between, marvel at the giant sky, vast views, and big city appeal of Buenos Aires while you revel in a sense of personal triumph. Patagonia’s ready and waiting for you.

2021:
Oct 9, 16, 23, 27 $2515
Nov 9, 10, 13, 20, 23, Dec 4, 8, 18, 28 $2379
Book before May 31, 2021

Inland & Amazon

14 days Quito to Quito
It’s quite poetic that Ecuador is the centre of this big, beautiful planet of ours. In so few kilometres, the peaks of the Andes, the jungles of the Amazon, and historical cities all have some square footage here and with this 14-day journey you can see some of it all. Learn about the traditional Quichua culture in the Amazon, find treasures at a local handicraft market, and later slip into a world of “ahh” in a mountain hot spring.
2021:
July 3, Aug 7, 21, 28 $1912
Sept 18, Oct 16 $1810
Nov 13, 20, Dec 18, 25 $1699
2022:
Jan 15, 29, Feb 12, 26, March 12 26, April 9, 23 $1699
May 7, 21 $1810
June 4, 18 $1912
Book before May 31, 2021

Caribbean Colombia Express


8 days
Take it from us — the nature of Colombia and the Caribbean is like nowhere else on Earth. On this one-week trip packed with active highlights and laid-back moments, you’ll get the best of beach relaxation and wilderness exploration. Beach time and Tayrona National Park are on the bill here, including chances for hikes down picturesque trails and spending time with the Gotshezhy Wiwa Indigenous community to learn about their customs and traditions. Get back to nature in the jungle town of Minca — it’s the great outdoors with a chill Caribbean twist.
2021:
July 18, Aug 8, 15, 29 $1614
Sept 12 26, Oct 3, 24, Nov 7, 21 $1529
Dec 5, 19, 26 $1716
2022:
Jan 23, Feb 6, 20 $1614
Mar 6, 10, April 3, 17 $1716
May 1, 15, 29, June 12, 26 $1614
Book before May 31, 2021

Colombia & Lost City Trekking


Everyone wants to visit an undiscovered region before it becomes a hotbed of tourism. Trek the Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) at Teyuna, and have that wish come true. Get firsthand knowledge of the area’s unique culture with an Indigenous guide and an English-speaking CEO accompanying you the entire way. Trek through lush jungles and across streams. Arrive at Teyuna and explore the uncrowded ruins at leisure, marveling at what would have been here in years gone by. Say you got here first and had the Lost City all to yourself.
2021:
July 4, 25, Aug 15, 22 $765
Oct 3, 10, 31, Nov 14, 28 Dec 12 $705
Dec 26 $798
2022:
Jan 2, 9, 30, Feb 13, 27, Mar 13, 27 $798
April 10, 24, May 8, 22 June 5, 19 $764

Ecaudor Quest

8 days
Quito to Quito
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 eight-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.
2021:

July 3 Aug 7, 21, 28 $1129
Sept 18, Oct 16 $1069
Nov 13, 20, Dec 18, 25 $999
2022:
Jan 15, 29, Feb 12, 26, Mar 12, 26, Apr 9, 23 $999
May 7m 21 $1069
June 4, 18, July 2, 16, 30 Aug 13, 27 $1129
Sept 10, 17, Oct 8, 22 $1069
Nov 5, 19, Dec 17, 31 $999

BRAZIL & ARGENTINA ESCAPE


9 Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
Escape to two of South America’s iconic cities with a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Your escorted vacation in Brazil and Argentina is full of a variety of inclusions as well as unhurried time to explore and experience the colorful culture of each destination. First, you’ll visit the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro—known for its beaches, vibrant atmosphere, welcoming people, and, of course, Samba music and dance! On your guided sightseeing tour of Rio, you’ll take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Take in the 360-degree view of Rio from above. Later, dine at a traditional Brazilian barbeque steakhouse or a churrascaria as it’s called in Rio! You will also have a free day to explore on your own.
Next stop, Argentina and a crowning highlight of your Brazil and Argentina Escape – a trip to magnificent Iguassu Falls. You’ll see one of the world’s most spectacular natural sights, with the thundering falls cascading over a 2-mile-wide, 250-foot-high cataract. Witness the falls’ brilliant rainbow effect on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls and take the ecological jungle train through the rainforest on the Argentine side to fully experience this natural wonder. Continue to Buenos Aires—known as the “Paris of South America” for its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and inviting shops. Go sightseeing with an expert Local Guide to see the city’s historic landmarks, including Eva Peron’s resting place at Recoleta Cemetery. And, no trip to Buenos Aires would be complete without a Tango show, which is included along with an Argentinean meal. You’ll also enjoy a free day to explore the rich atmosphere of Buenos Aires on your own.

2021:
June 25, July 16, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 10 $2794
2022:
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 11, 25 $2944

Caribbean Colombia Express

8 days
Cartagena to Santa Marta
The nature of Colombia and the Caribbean is like nowhere else on Earth. On this one-week trip packed with active highlights and laid-back moments, you’ll get the best of beach relaxation and wilderness exploration. Beach time and Tayrona National Park are on the bill here, including chances for hikes down picturesque trails and spending time with the Gotshezhy Wiwa Indigenous community to learn about their customs and traditions. Get back to nature in the jungle town of Minca — it’s the great outdoors with a chill Caribbean twist.
Relax to the Caribbean rhythms on the coast
Hike through lush jungle with an Indigenous guide
Meet the locals and learn about coffee in Minca
Indulge in fresh seafood and Colombian specialties
Spend a day with the Gotshezhy Wiwa Indigenous community

2021:

July 4, 18, 25 $1614

WONDERS OF BRAZIL

15 days, Rio de Janeiro to Rio de Janeiro
From the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty to remote interior wilderness, uncover the wonders of Brazil in two exciting weeks. Experience Iguassu Falls — a series of falls so massive it straddles two countries and so intriguing you’ll need two days to fully appreciate the view. Not to be outdone, the Pantanal wetlands are teeming with wildlife like caiman, jaguar, and exotic birds. Finally, trade early morning songbirds for some samba in Rio and the rhythm of the beach. This adventure provides natural and cultural highlights and the best Brazil has to offer.

2021:
July 9, 16, 23, 30 $3669