Thinking of booking a last-minute adventure this March or April? Check out our list of the best South America trips for inspiration for the next two months!
1) 5-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek with EcoCamp
This 5-Day/4-Night tour allows you to experience the best of Torres del Paine National Park!
The trip is ideal for travelers who enjoy trekking into the wilderness and spending nights in cozy domes while looking up at the austral skies! The domes at EcoCamp have comfortable beds, measure 140 ft, are energy efficient, and have beautiful local decor.
Group Departures: This trek departs every Sunday and there are still spaces available to join in late March, April and early May.
Pricing starting at: $1495 USD per person.
2) 7-Day Los Glaciares National Park: Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre Trek
From north to south, trek to the basecamps of Mt. Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre, camping at each and trekking to Paso del Viento with views of the second largest icecap outside the polar regions! Experience classic Argentine Patagonia landscapes – steep granite spires towering over vast glaciers, cerulean lakes, rivers and forests.
–Season: October to March
–5 days backpacking trek, 7 days total
–Difficulty: Intermediate – Must be physically fit; 6-8 hours trekking/day
–Requires backpacking experience (carrying 40-45 lbs/18-20 kgs backpack; sections of steep trail and scree, river crossings by zip-line and/or wading)
–Group size: 4 to 8 guests
DEPARTURE DATES STILL OPEN FOR 2018:
Pricing starting at: $1395 USD per person.
3) 5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
From Cusco, we drive north across Antapampa into the Apurimac watershed. Mollepata is the starting point of our five day trek across the Cordillera Vilcabamba, past Mt. Humantay and Salkantay into the headwaters of the Santa Teresa valley. Hiking down this cloudforest area we ascend to the Pass of Paltallacta in whose vicinity we camp. Great views of Machu Picchu from a different perspective. Hike into the Aobamba Valley and arrive near the hydroelectric works, downriver from the citadel, board the train at the hydroelectric station, ride to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night. Next morning we will visit Machu Picchu ruins before heading back to Cusco.
This trek is a good alternative to the Inca Trail when permits are sold out!
Set departures are on Sundays.
Pricing starting at: $1135 USD per person.
4) 4-Day Northwest Argentina: Trekking to the Clouds
This trek begins at the foot of Cerro El Golgota in Ingeniero Maury and ends four days later in Quebrada de San Lorenzo, right next to Salta city. Explore an old Inca trail amid landscapes of great contrasts. The first part of the tour takes place in a dry and arid climate. During the final segment we will enter the rainforests of Salta’s Yunga. Along the route, we will be in contact with nature and the culture of a special area of Salta.
Starting at the Quebrada del Toro, our first ascent will be surrounded by cardones (giant cacti) and will reveal the snowy peaks of Cerro San Miguel and Acay. The trail leads to the archaeological site of “Sillon del Inca” (Inca Seat), ruins that once belonged to the southern part of the Inca empire. We will continue the trip visiting the local inhabitants of the area, who work the fields and breed livestock over in villages over 3,000 meters high. Camp sites and dinners will be the time to share moments with the group and sometimes with locals when we camp near their homes at night.
GROUP DEPARTURE DATES 2018:
Pricing starting at: $590 USD per person.
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Your friendly South America expert,