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Hiking Tours including the Hiking Trails of Peru, Galapagos Islands, Patagonia and Ecuador

Southern Explorations arranges hikes to some of South America's most dazzling sights. We take the hassles out of visiting the continent's most popular attractions and get you off the beaten track for a stimulating South America eco-vacation filled with history, culture and nature.

NEW Colombia Walking Tour!

Cartagena & Tayrona National Park - 6 Days - From $3,450 Cartagena & Tayrona National Park Travel Highlights: Bogota City, Cartagena
Tayrona National Park
Hike to Lost City – El Pueblito
Snorkeling Rosario Islands

Trip description for Cartagena & Tayrona National Park

Packed into five glorious days, this collection of Colombia walking tours takes visitors to two exceptional destinations on the Caribbean coast, staying in one-of-a-kind view lodgings. Accompanied by expert naturalist guides, you will explore remote white sand beaches, a lost 5th century stone city and pristine Choco rainforest in famed Tayrona National Park.

Peru

To suit the adventure traveler with a busy schedule, we've designed eight different Peru hiking tours, ranging from 7 to 14 days, to the country's premier destinations. Immerse yourself in Incan culture with a Machu Picchu hiking trip through the Sacred Valley, along the Inca Trail, or into the Salcantay wilderness to reach this civilization's crown jewel. Pair your Inca hiking experience with a visit to the country's other famous sights, an Amazon eco-tour, Andes trekking or exploring Lake Titicaca. The endless riches of nature and history await you in Peru.

Inca Trail Express - 8 days - From $2,860/Person Inca Trail Express Travel Highlights: Add a fully serviced Southern Explorations Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu to your independent Peru vacation.
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Short Inca Trail - 7 days - From $2,495/Person Short Inca Trail Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Short Inca Trail
Machu Picchu
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Peru Day Hiker - 9 days - $2,965/Person Peru Day Hiker Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Epic Day Hikes in the Andes
Machu Picchu
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Alternative Inca Trail - 11 days - From $3,125/Person Alternative Inca Trail Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Short Inca Trail
Machu Picchu
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Classic Inca Trail - 10 days - From $2,995/Person Classic Inca Trail Travel Highlights: Cusco
Inca Trail Trek
Machu Picchu
Urubamba Valley
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Cordillera Blanca Hike - 10 days - From $2,655/Person Cordillera Blanca Hike Travel Highlights: Lima
Huaraz
Huascar'an N.P.
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Amazon & Inca Trail - 12 days - From $3,470/Person Amazon & Inca Trail Travel Highlights: Cusco
Inca Trail Trek
Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley
Amazon Jungle Lodge
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Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca - 12 days - From $3,565/Person Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Inca Trail Trek
Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca
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Salcantay & Inca Trail Hike - 12 days - From $3,495/Person Salcantay & Inca Trail Hike Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Inca Trail
Salcantay
Machu Picchu
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Inca Trail Lodge to Lodge - 13 days - From $4,765/Person Inca Trail Lodge to Lodge Travel Highlights: Inca Trail Trek staying in Lodges
Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley
Cusco
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Discover Peru - 14 days - From $3,720/Person Discover Peru Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Amazon Lodge (3D)
Sacred Val, L. Titicaca
Machu Picchu
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Inca Trail & Colca Canyon - 13 days - From $3,835/Person Inca Trail & Colca Canyon Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Sacred Valley
Inca Trail Trek (4D)
Machu Picchu
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Adventure Peru - 17 days - From $4,700/Person Adventure Peru Travel Highlights: Lima, Amazon Lodge (3D)
Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Lake Titicaca
Cusco, Sacred Valley
Inca Trail Trek (4D), Machu Picchu
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Raft, Bicycle & Hike Tour - 12 days - From $3,250/Person Peru Raft, Bicycle & Hike Tour Travel Highlights: Apurimac River
Sacred Valley
Mountain bicycling
Inca Trail
Machu Picchu
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Chile / Argentina / Patagonia

We offer eight Patagonia hiking tours to one of the world's few remaining unspoiled adventure spots. Choose a one or two-week itinerary and your point of entry through the capital city of Argentina or Chile. You can pick your level of comfort along the way too, whether your idea of the great outdoors means staying in a wilderness refugio or spending nights in the comfort of scenic estancia lodgings. On our Patagonia hiking trips, you'll see magnificent scenery, a vast array of wildlife and take home memories of a lifetime.

Torres del Paine Exploration - 6 days - From $3,400/Person Torres del Paine Exploration Travel Highlights: (Lodge & Hotel based)
Towers of Paine
Grey Glacier
French Valley
Serrano River
Torres del Paine Exploration Tour Itinerary

Classic Patagonia - 7 days - From $2,595/Person Classic Patagonia Travel Highlights: Buenos Aires
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glacier National Park
Mt. Fitz Roy
Cerro Torre
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Torres Del Paine 'W' Hike - 7 days - From $3,075/Person Torres del Paine 'W' Hike Travel Highlights: Last Hope Sound
Towers of Paine
Grey Glacier
French Valley
Serrano River
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'W' MultiSport - 10 days - From $4,195/Person 'W' MultiSport Travel Highlights: Towers of Paine, Highlight Hikes
Ice Hiking & Intro Ice Climb
Sea Kayaking, Grey Glacier
French Valley, Serrano River
Last Hope Sound
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Lodge Based 'W' Hike - 7 days - From $3,185/Person Lodge Based Torres del Paine 'W' Hike Travel Highlights: Last Hope Sound
Towers of Paine
Grey Glacier
French Valley
Serrano River
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The Circuit - 9 days - From $3,675/Person The Circuit Travel Highlights: Towers of Paine
Glacier Grey
French & Dickson Val.
Los Perros Glacier
John Gadner Pass
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Patagonia Hiking Adventure - 11 days - From $3,495/Person Patagonia Hiking Adventure Travel Highlights: Buenos Aires, Ushuia
Tierra del Fuego National Park
El Calafate,El Chalten
Mt. Fitz Roy
Los Glaciares National Park
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Patagonia Hiking & Iguazu Falls - 12 days - From $3,995 Patagonia Hiking & Iguazu Falls Travel Highlights: Tierra del Fuego National Park
Mt. Fitz Roy, Mt. Cerro Torre
Glacier National Park
Perito Moreno Glacier
Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires
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Patagonia Hiking Panorama - 13 days - From $5,055 Patagonia Hiking Panorama Travel Highlights: Puerto Natales,Buenos Aires
Magellanic Penguin Colony
Torres Del Paine National Park
Perito Moreno Glacier
Mt. Fitz Roy
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Australis Cruise & Patagonia Hiking - 13 days - From $4,940 Australis Glacier Cruise & Patagonia Hiking Travel Highlights: Glacier Cruise, Cape Horn
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Los Glaciares National Park
Mt. Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre
Perito Moreno Glacier
Australis Glacier Cruise & Patagonia Hiking Details

Patagonia Hiking Exploration - 16 days - From $4,895 Patagonia Hiking Exploration Travel Highlights: Tierra del Fuego & Los Glaciares Iguazu Falls, Nahuel Huapi National Park Patagonia Lakes District Mt. Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre Perito Moreno, Bariloche
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Australis Cruise & Patagonia Hike + - 15 days - $5,985 Australis Glacier Cruise & Patagonia Hiking Plus Travel Highlights: Torres del Paine National Park
Glacier National Park
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Glacier Cruise, Cape Horn
Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Perito Moreno
Australis Glacier Cruise & Patagonia Hiking Plus Details


Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

Not everyone chooses to visit the Galapagos Islands by boat. We also offer land-based Galapagos hiking tours with plenty of invigorating activity interspersed with snorkeling and wildlife observation. Or trek the little-visited Ecuador mainland through some of its most breathtaking scenery. To make our Ecuador hiking trip all the more memorable, we add mountain biking and kayaking, relaxing natural hot springs and picturesque accommodations.

Galapagos Hiking Adventure - 9 Days Galapagos Hiking Adventure Prices Starting at $3,375
Travel Highlights:
San Cristobel Island
Snorkeling
Floreana Island
Highlands
Santa Cruz Island
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Galapagos by Land & Sea - 12 Days
Galapagos by Land & Sea Prices from $4,675 per person
Travel Highlights:
4 Day Land Tour / 5 Day Cruise
Wildlife, Hiking
Snorkelling
Sea-Kayaking
Galapagos by Land & Sea Cruise / Tour Details


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