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Map of South America's Best Excursions

Best Excursions in South America

Pristine natural wonders abound in South America, making it an excellent place for memorable outdoor experiences. Listed below are some of the best excursions on the continent, where you'll be surrounded by the most beautiful landscape in the world.

The Great Adventure Excursion in Igauzu Falls takes you right up to the Waterfall
Great Adventure Boat Ride in Iguazu Falls
South America's most spectacular waterfalls are situated between the edge of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. It gushes from 275 falls that flow from an enormous 80 km high and 3km wide cliff. On a boat adventure explore one of the most powerful single waterfalls in the world at Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) and enjoy a meal with a view at the Garganta del Diablo Restaurant overlooking the falls.

Visit amazing colonies of birds that are unique to the Galapagos Islands
Nature Walk on Galapagos Islands
Ecuador's most famous destination is situated in the Atlantic Ocean 1,000km east of the coast. Take a nature walk and see the abundance of rare and unusual animals, and the long stretches of beautiful white-sand beaches.

Experience the most famous trail in South America on your way to the Machu Picchu Citadel.
Hiking the Inca Trail, Peru
Beginning in Cusco, Peru, the trail will lead you to one of the most revered and important archeological and historical sights in the world, the majestic Machu Picchu. Along the way see beautiful rivers, mountains, and lush cloud forests.
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A sampling of some of the best wine near Santiago de Chile
Wine tasting near Santiago, Chile
The Aconcagua Wine Valley is located just north of Santiago and is where great quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are produced. As you tour the beautiful, green expanse of the wine country, you also have a great view of the Anconcagua, the highest peak in the Western hemisphere. After touring the wineries enjoy a delicious Chilean lunch in a historic hacienda.

Mini-trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier
Take a boat trip through Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier and see the magnificent moving glaciers, one of the few advancing glaciers in the world. Trekkers can also take a five-hour trip through the forests and go on an ice walk using crampons. Watch glaciers weighing hundreds of tons fragment into the water.

Lake Crossing near Bariloche in Patagonia
Thousands of visitors enjoy this excursion year round. The Lake Crossing excursion takes you by boat from Bariloche in Argentina to Puerto Montt in Chile. The views are spectacular, as the Andean mountain peaks, waterfalls and volcanoes, will surround you. The complete trip takes two days, although you can opt to make the trip in a full day.

Map of South America's Best Excursions

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