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Active Adventures in South America


Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Whether hiking the Inca trail, snorkeling in the Galapagos, zip-lining through cloud forest, or horseback riding in the altiplano, South America is ripe for exploration. Jagged peaks tower over unspoiled villages, jungles teem with exotic wildlife, and a rich tapestry of local culture welcomes visitors with open arms.  Whatever your idea of adventure, Andean Discovery works with you to strike the ideal balance of outdoor activity, culture, relaxation, and fun.

Below are several trips that include some of the top rated single-day hikes and multi-sport adventures in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

 

Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

10 Days | From $2,790 per person
On this classic Inca Trail Trek To Machu Picchu, photographic opportunities abound as it absorbs landscapes as diverse as high deserts to Andean cloud forests. The end reward is the Inca citadel
Highlights
  • Acclimatize in the Sacred Valley
  • Trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy Andean Discovery Tent Camps
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Tambopata Research Center & Machu Picchu

10 Days | From $3,190
This remote location, placed deep in the Amazon rainforest, lets you view the world’s largest macaw clay lick. With this trip you’ll also visit the Inca architectural wonder, Machu Picchu.
Highlights
  • Visit Parrot and Macaw clay licks
  • Observe tropical Amazon wildlife
  • Explore villages in the Sacred Valley
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Galapagos Multisport Adventure Tour

10 Days | From $3,190 per person
Explore the wildlife rich Galapagos Islands from a different perspective as you ocean kayak, hike, snorkel, camp, and investigate beaches in areas unvisited by most tourists.
Highlights
  • Ocean kayak along the Galapagos coast
  • Hike around an active volcano crater
  • Overnight in our Private Galapagos Camp
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Andes to Amazon Adventure in Ecuador

8 Days | From $1,945 per person
Travel from the Andes to the Amazon jungle in just hours. Hike among powerful waterfalls, raft in the Amazon, visit with locals, and observe one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.
Highlights
  • Observe one of the highest active volcanoes
  • Explore Amazonian communities
  • Cruise two miles by canopy zip-line
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

5 Days | From
The Salkantay track will take you through an incredible diversity of terrain. Peer at glacier mountain peaks, pass through mysterious fog, and wander through lush tropical rain forests.
Highlights
  • Discover Machu Picchu & Cusco
  • Andean Discovery Campsites
  • Trek at your own pace
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Damon put together the perfect itinerary for our group of 7 - including grandparents. His knowledge of the region is superb, which is why he is able to create the ultimate trip for your family. From whitewater rafting in Peru to zip-lining in Ecuador, we truly had the trip of a lifetime! I wouldn't go with anyone else!
Carolyn Malloy
Carolyn Malloy
12:40 31 Jan 19
Our trip was fantastic and Micaela with Andean Discovery was great! Every detail was taken care of ahead of time. We just showed up and enjoyed the beauty of South America. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
marc abrams
marc abrams
23:33 23 Nov 18
We traveled with our family of 3 people. Andean did a wonderful job helping us select an itinerary that was able to accommodate our various ages. We had no glitches in a fairly complicated itinerary and everything came off as planned. Our local guide in Quito Johanna was terrific. I can't recommend Sacha Lodge more highly. Our experience in Galapagos on the Coral 1 was magical. While the crew of the Coral 1 could have been more charming and smiled on occasion they were helpful, the food was very good and the rooms were kept clean. I have no reservations in recommending Andean Discovery for your South American Holiday
Victor Elinoff
Victor Elinoff
23:26 07 Jan 19
Thanks to Andean our vacation was a wonderful experience for our entire family of 15 (8 adults and 7 grand kids aged 16 to 9).. The planning for the trip to the Galapagos was well researched; the hotels, guides and itinerary were spot on. They answered our many questions before we departed and there NO disappointments during the vacation. It was the most memorable trip our family has taken.
Mary Ann Fuller
Mary Ann Fuller
18:00 22 Jan 19
My family toured the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu in Peru with Andean Discovery guides and reservations. We had a fabulous adventure! I recommend highly that "superior lodging" be chosen as an option for the best possible room accommodations. The marvelous comfort of the fine hotels Andean booked for us made all the difference.
Kathryn Fulhorst
Kathryn Fulhorst
21:36 08 Jan 19
Traveling to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu was a dream vacation for my wife. After much research we booked our trip through Andean Discovery. We are so glad we did. Everything went smoothly and our personal guides in Ecuador and Peru were wonderful. I would highly recommend Andean Discovery to anyone thinking of taking a similar trip.
Arnold Miniman
Arnold Miniman
15:29 14 Dec 18