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South America Explorer

Explore vibrant cities; ancient ruins; wild jungle; and the world-renowned Galapagos Islands in this 4-7 week adventure, the perfect introduction to incredible South America.

Duration

4 & 7 weeks

Price

£2500 & £3950

Location

Peru, Ecuador

Provider

In brief

Discover the lost lands of the Incas! Whether the awe-inspiring spectacle of Machu Picchu; the sensation of waking up to the sounds and sights of the rainforest; or intimate encounters with incredible animals, you are sure to encounter something to astound you at every turn of this journey across Peru and Ecuador.

Volunteering opportunities in wildlife conservation and social care mean you can leave your mark and give something back as you travel this vibrant, surprising corner of South America.

Peru

Week 1: Cusco

City exploration • Spanish lessons • homestays

Week 2: Trek to Machu Picchu

5 day Salkantay Trail route

Week 3: Lima & Mancora

City exploration • beach time • surfing

 

ECUADOR

Week 4: Cuenca & animal rescue centre volunteering

City exploration • national park hiking • animal rescue centre work

Week 5: animal rescue centre volunteering & Baños break

Animal rescue centre work • hot springs • Casa del Arbol • optional ziplining, paragliding, canopy tour

Week 6: Amazonas

Kichwa indigenous community stay

 

Week 7

Galapagos Island Tour (5 Days): Flamingo Bay by sunset • Sierra Negra Volcano hike • Marine safari snorkelling • Charles Darwin research station • Tortuga Bay • Optional scuba diving

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Quito (2 days): City exploration • Mitad del Mundo – Equator museum

I had the most amazing time on my trip to South America in October! At first I was worried as there were only 3 other people in the group however as soon as we met the worries disappeared. Our guide Alfie was very enthusiastic and ensured we had an itinerary filled with fun activities and experiences. There was enough flexibility in the program that we were able to decide where to eat and what we wanted to see.

The Spanish lessons in Cusco along with the homestay for the first week were a great way to start the trip. My favourite part of the trip was the hike to Machu Picchu. We were in an awesome group of people and saw breathtaking views. The Galápagos Islands were absolutely incredible and the activities were great especially the day trip on a boat out to snorkel! The best thing about this tour is the variety it entails. It involves adventure activities, volunteering and cultural experiences which combined to make an unforgettable trip. I would highly recommend this program! Gillian 2019

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