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Machu Picchu Tours & Hikes

Combine Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca, an Andean Natural Wonder

Combine Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca, an Andean Natural Wonder

The Peru travel season is now in full swing. We offer tours to Machu Picchu alone or paired with travel to the Amazon, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, other locations in Peru and Galapagos Islands tours with itineraries that range from leisurely to active multi-sport.

Travel to the Galapagos

Galapagos Island Travel can take any number of forms

Galapagos Island Travel can take any number of forms

Arrival of the dry season makes North American summer and autumn an excellent time for a Galapagos vacation. We offer Galapagos cruises, land-based Galapagos tours and combo itineraries that explore the islands by land and by sea. Check our trip pages for details or to arrange your Galapagos Island Tour.

 


 
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National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth 2009 Featured in Bradt Travel Guides's new Amazon Highlights - In its latest guide to Amazon travel Bradt has included advice from leading tour operators including our president, Justin Laycob. SE's Land-based Galapagos and combination land and cruise Galapagos itineraries listed in Larry Olmsted's Forbes magazine slideshow "10 Bucket Trips For 2013" Our 12-day Galapagos by Land & Sea trip has just been selected as one of
National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “50 tours of a Lifetime” for 2011.
Southern Explorations is proud to be chosen by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the “BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANIES ON EARTH”. Our unique Land Based Galapagos Tours (Galapagos Multi Sport and Galapagos Hiking Tour) have also been recommended by the Dallas News, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post!

Southern Explorations offers small group tours and cruises to the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, Patagonia (Chile, Argentina), Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.
We are dedicated to providing high quality eco-travel experiences that preserve the fragile lands we visit. By working closely with our customers, we are able to design unique vacations that match their interests and schedule. . . read more »

SOUTH AMERICA TOURS

GALAPAGOS ISLAND CRUISES
GALAPAGOS ISLAND CRUISES The Galapagos Islands are a unique ecosystem, supporting some of the most exotic creatures on earth. On our Galapagos Island cruises you will see incredible wildlife, both on land and at sea.
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PERU & MACHU PICCHU TOURS
PERU & MACHU PICCHU TOURS Our Machu Picchu vacations take you to some of the most historic, culturally rich and scenic areas of Peru, whether hiking to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail or riding the classic Hiram Bingham train.
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GALAPAGOS ISLAND TOURS (Land Based)
GALAPAGOS ISLAND TOURS SE has evolved its Galapagos travel programs of traditional boat tours & diving tours, to include the best available selection of land (hotel) based adventure tours in the Galapagos Islands.
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GALAPAGOS & MACHU PICCHU TOURS
Galapagos & Machu Picchu Tours Travelling to South America is a long way so why not combine two of the continent's best attractions, Peru's Incan ruins of Machu Picchu and Ecuador's World Heritage site the Galapagos Islands.
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CHILE TOURS
CHILE TOURS Home to Torres del Paine National Park, Chile arguably offers the most dramatic mountain ranges on earth. Join a tour to Chilean Patagonia and experience one of the last true wild places on the planet.
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PATAGONIA TOURS
PATAGONIA TOURS Argentina and Chile are lands of contrast offering an incredible array of natural sights and wonders. In the south, raw nature and wildlife abound in the pristine expanses of Patagonia.
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ARGENTINA TOURS
ARGENTINA TOURS Enjoy the sophisticated pleasures of South America's Paris, Buenos Aires, on your way to the ends of the earth to experience the vast wilderness of Patagonia and one of the continent's top three sights, the blue Perito Moreno Glacier.
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ECUADOR TOURS
ECUADOR TOURS Our tours of Ecuador take you through the Andes to active volcanoes, legendary hot springs, cloud forests, colorful markets, historic haciendas, and the Amazon among other natural wonders.
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BRAZIL TOURS
BRAZIL TOURS Our trips to Brazil travel to the country's top sights, to experience natural wonders, spectacular beaches, surfing and adventure sports, fantastic cuisine and nightlife.
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URUGUAY TOURS
URUGUAY TOURS Given the easy access from Buenos Aires to some of Uruguay’s most noteworthy attractions, it’s amazing how long the country has remained off the beaten path for most Americans.
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COLOMBIA TOURS
COLOMBIA TOURS At last, this fascinating country of diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage is seeing the return of the tourists. Travel to Columbia now and you’ll be ahead of most of them.
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CENTRAL AMERICA TOURS

COSTA RICA ECOTOURS
COSTA RICA ECOTOURS Our Costa Rica Ecotours take you swimming at white beaches, canoeing through canals, kayaking in the Pacific, flying through the rainforest on zip-lines, and rafting the famous Pacuare River.
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PANAMA ECOTOURS
PANAMA ECOTOURS Our Panama tours take you to Central America's next important adventure travel destination, with its unspoiled beaches, its indigenous cultures and unexplored wilderness.
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ANTARCTICA CRUISES

Antarctica Cruises Now offering 40 antarctic cruise itineraries in 5 itinerary categories aboard 20 antarctic cruise ships in 4 vessel classes.
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SOUTHERN EXPLORATIONS

Southern Explorations is committed to providing world class travel experiences based on sustainable eco-tourism. Backed by our support team of local experts, we use our in-depth knowledge of adventure travel destinations to create once-in-a lifetime vacations for our clients. Journey with us to explore the many worlds of Central America and the Southern Hemisphere:
The legendary wildlife of the Galapagos Islands; The scenic and archeological wonders of Peru, including Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail; The top sights at the end of the earth in the Patagonian region of Argentina and Chile such as Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuegoas well as the glacial grandeur of Antarctica; The beaches and cultural riches Brazil where adventure, relaxation and nightlife combine in perfect balance; The unspoiled wilds of the Amazon; The majestic Andes and fascinating artisan markets of Ecuador; The pristine beaches and exotic rainforests of Costa Rica; and The undiscovered paradise of Panama. While promoting unique tours filled with cultural, historical, and environmental awareness, we support local, sustainable tourism and maintain small tour groups with knowledgeable, experienced local guides. Our tours are tailored to the unique desires of each individual traveler.
 
Whether you seek to relax and unwind on a beautiful beach, to experience the tastes and thrills of an entirely different culture, to surround yourself in the earth's natural wonders, or to adventure through mountains, jungle and sea, Southern Explorations has the perfect tour for you. Let us take you on the trip of a lifetime!

SOUTHERN EXPLORATIONS
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The International Ecotourism Society Leave No Trace American Whitewater Ecuadoran Rivers Institute Adventure Travel Trade Association KEXP 90.3FM Seattle International Galapagos Tour Operators Association Washington Wilderness Coalition Headwaters Institute La Pagina en la Puerta (The Page in the Door) Cascadia Wildlands Project
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National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth 2009 National Geographic Traveler -  Tours of a Lifetime 2011 World Wildlife Fund - 50 years of environmental conservation