South America ExplorerExplore 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.
4 & 7 weeks
£2500 & £3950
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.
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
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
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
Quito (2 days): City exploration • Mitad del Mundo – Equator museum
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