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South America

From trekking to Machu Picchu to diving with sea turtles in the Gálapagos Islands, South America is home to endless adventure.


Argentina

  • 3 Classic Patagonia Road Trips Ruta 40 and the Southern Andes in Patagonia. Photo © kavram/123rf.These three classic Patagonia road trips–covering the Northern Coast, the Southern Coast, and the Andes–are week-long itineraries that can be combined to explore this intriguing region for a longer period, up to 15 days or ideally more.

Brazil


Chile

  • 5 Reasons to Add Patagonia to Your Bucket List Magellanic penguin at sunrise at Punta Tombo ArgentinaIn Patagonia, the imagination runs as wild as the wildlife. You probably didn’t need another reason to experience the endless diversity of its landscapes, but here are our top five to make sure this destination makes it onto your bucket list.

Ecuador


    Peru

    • Volunteer with Tambopata Macaw Project in Peru Macaws enjoying the clay lick at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru.The Tambopata Macaw Project (TMP) is a long-term research project on the ecology and conservation of macaws and parrots in the lowlands of southeastern Peru. Short-term volunteers (12-30 days) are trained to identify all the local parrots by sight and become experts at clay lick monitoring and macaw nest observation with video camera systems.