South America

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Adventure treasures await you in South America from the snow covered peaks of the Andes to the steamy rainforest of the Amazon basin and beyond. The Galapagos Islands offer you some of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth and the secrets of Machu Picchu will unfold before your eyes.

Take in the spectacular scenery, soak up the rich flavors of diverse cultures and find more heart-pumping adventures than you could ever imagine in your wildest dreams. There are endless opportunities for adventure in South America.

For detailed information regarding South America simply click on one of the destinations below. Each has been reviewed and rated according to the most important criteria adventure travelers look for when choosing an experience.

This web site is all about making adventure travel planning easy for you. If you know what activities you’re looking for, the cross-reference information will show you what you can find in each destination.

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Each place listed below has been rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars with five being the best rating possible.

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Argentina – Rating: 4+ stars
Argentina vacations may make you feel like you’re in Europe when your plane touches down and you see the architecture and then meet the people. It just doesn’t seem to cost as much. Click here for the full adventure travel review for Argentina.

 

Hang gliding in Brazil

Hang gliding in Brazil

Brazil – Rating: 5 stars
Adventure travel has never been so glorious as it is in Brazil, and you’re sure to agree when you see the powdery white-sand beaches, tropical islands, enchanting, music-filled colonial towns, the majestic waterfalls and the crystal-clear rivers. The natural beauty will absolutely astound you. Click here for the full adventure travel review for Brazil.

Heads of Easter Island

Heads of Easter Island

Chile – Rating: 4+ stars
South America offers an incredible variety of fun and exciting things to do, and a Chile vacation is no exception. From Patagonia through thousands of miles of pristine coastline and off to Easter Island, Chile is an experience you’ll never forget. Click here for the full adventure travel review for Chile.

 

White water rafting in Ecuador

White water rafting in Ecuador

Ecuador – Rating: 4+ stars
Ecuadorians will tell you that their country is really four distinct destinations: the Amazon basin, the Galápagos Islands, the high Andean sierra and the Pacific coast. Each area is filled with plenty to see and do, so get ready for an adventure travel experience of a lifetime. Click here for the full adventure travel review for Ecuador.

 

Galapagos Islands – Rating: 4 stars
The Galapagos Islands are a rare, unique and utterly extraordinary experience where the wildlife is concerned, and if I were to give extra credit for overseas adventure travel experiences, the Galapagos Islands would get another star. Click here for the full adventure travel review for Galapagos Islands.

Inca Trail in Peru

Inca Trail in Peru

Peru – Rating: 4 stars
For those looking for new adventure travel experiences, Peru has some of the most exciting you’ll find from the soft experiences like the eco and cultural tours (Machu Picchu anyone?) to the hard, adrenaline-filled activities like white water rafting, paragliding and mountain biking. Click here for the full adventure travel review for Peru vacations.

 

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