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south America

South America includes 14 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (United Kingdom), French Guiana (France), Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

What We Love About South America

We love the culture, from their food and wines to the variety of landscapes that is sure to impress anyone that visits this country.

Our Favorite Hotels
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  • Tierra Patagonia Adventure and Spa Hotel, Chili

  • Awasi Patagonia, Chili

  • Sol y Luna – Relais & Châteaux, Peru

  • Vines Resort and Spa, Argentina

Traveller's Compass

Bucket List Experiences

See giant turtles in The Galapagos

Hike to the top of Machu Picchu

Boat ride in the Amazon Jungle

Hike to Christ the Redeemer statue

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Our Favorite Sites

  • Machu Picchu 

  • Iguazu Falls 

  • Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats

  • Sacred Valley

Ideas for Your Trip to South America

Signature Galapagos Islands

  • DAY 1

    QUITO You’ve Arrived

    • Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Guide

  • DAY 2

    QUITO, EQUADOR See Signature Sites in Style

    • Set out to explore the city with a professional                                                                     photographer in tow to hone your skills in this, one                                                                               of the most visually stunning cityscapes on the planet.

    • Indulge in the flavorful delights of a local restaurant.

  • DAY 3

    QUITO TO GALAPAGOS TO BALTRA ISLAND TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND Onward and Upward 

    • Transfer to Quito Airport with your private driver and an English-speaking guide. Board a flight to the Galapagos Islands.  

    • Upon arrival to Baltra Airport, transfer to the Itabaca Channel.

    • At Itabaca, explore the beautiful turquoise waters with your private guide while kayaking, snorkeling or using a stand up paddleboard (SUP). Throughout the water activities you will spot famous Galapagos wildlife such as blue-footed boobies, sea lions, brown pelicans, a variety of herons and white-tipped reef sharks, gliding past beautiful red mangrove forests and lava rock cliffs on water so clear you can see the marine life in the shallows. 

  • DAY 4

    SANTA CRUZ ISLAND Lace Up for Some Fresh Air

    • Begin the day with a visit to the Cerro Mesa viewpoint.

    • Continue on towards one of the iconic formations in Cerro Mesa – its collapsed crater – by hiking the crater. During the hike, you will have excellent opportunities to see endemic bird species such as the woodpecker finch, or if you are lucky, iconic wildlife including giant tortoises.

    • After a break for lunch, you’ll then set out on a short walk on flat and easy terrain through a deciduous forest until reaching El Garrapatero beach. Here you can head out on the water on top of a sea kayak (or snorkel) before another short walk to a brackish lagoon where you are likely to find pink flamingos. 

  • DAY 5

    Santa Cruz ISLAND Lose Yourself in Nature

    • Take a water taxi to reach Las Grietas, an impressive geological formation where you will come across two massive rock walls with an elongated, crystal clear water pond within. It is an ideal spot for snorkeling. Take a dip, relax on the rocks and enjoy a box lunch.

    • Set out on a walk through a deciduous forest to reach one of the most beautiful beaches in the archipelago. Continuing the walk along the white sand beach for another half mile until reaching Playa Mansa where you will set out on a special kayaking experience around Tortuga Bay. Shortly after your kayaking experience, you will be returned to your hotel.

  • DAY 6

    SANTA CRUZ ISLAND Sail the Seas 

    • Set out on a motor yacht to visit one of the more remote, uninhabited islands that are hotspots for many species of exuberant wildlife that dot the Galapagos Islands. Friendly and knowledgeable crew members and a naturalist guide will lead the way and help you to experience the remote islands in comfort and style. 

  • DAY 7

    SANTA CRUZ HOMEWARD Bon Voyage 

    • You will be transferred between Baltra airport and your accommodations on Santa Cruz Island.

       

    • Board a flight in the Galapagos with direct service to Quito. 

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