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Galapagos cruises

The Galapagos Islands represent one of the best holiday destinations in the world. A week on a Galapagos cruise brings you to other worldly islands, with stunning volcanic landscapes and coasts where wildlife abounds, with many species indigenous to the Galapagos. Wherever you go you will be astounded by the natural beauty here. Every day is different, the archipelago comprising over fifty volcanic islands. You can choose your yacht, details below, according to your budget and also the itinerary that appeals best. Although we do have a selection of other boats, so do chat with us about other options. Each yacht covers two different, week long itineraries, as there is so much to choose ... Read more >
From £1,995 excluding flights

Climb Mount Cotopaxi, Ecuador

Please note that due to volcanic activity it is currently not possible to climb Mt Cotopaxi, and for now this trip offers the opportunity to summit Cayambe volcano (5,790m) instead. No prior experience is necessary to join this six-day small group tour in Ecuador’s famous Avenue of the Volcanoes. Enjoy utterly spectacular views, learn mountaineering techniques and climb three volcanic peaks; Pichincha (4,784m), Iliniza North (5,126m) and finally the summit of the impressive, picture-perfect Mt Cotopaxi (5,897m). A once-in-a-lifetime achievement that will make all the effort worth it. This holiday is perfect for adventurous travellers who are looking for an introduction to high-altitude ... Read more >
From £1,062 excluding flights

Floreana Island wildlife tour, Galapagos Islands

This compact wildlife watching experience on Floreana Island is ideal for any travellers looking for an extension to an existing Galapagos Islands holiday and please get in touch if you’d like assistance getting to and from the island. Three days on Floreana in the company of a local English speaking guide invites an incredibly worthwhile option for anyone interested in finding out more about the natural and human history of the Galapagos on the archipelago’s smallest, inhabited island. As the first Galapagos island to be inhabited, Floreana holds some fascinating tales of shipwrecks, pirates and early settlers however, there’s nothing that beats the thrill of watching wildlife in their ... Read more >
From £755 excluding flights

Toro Toro National Park tour, Bolivia

The stunning Toro Toro National Park remains an off-the-beaten track destination that is a perfect add-on to any trip to Bolivia for anyone looking for a less strenuous South American adventure experience. Its highlights include some of the best preserved dinosaur footprints in South America, stunning geological formations plus pleasing colonial towns. Travelling from the atmospheric city of Cochabamba, private 4x4s cover the rugged road to Toro Toro. Pause en route at the colonial village of Tarata to admire its beautiful crumbling colonial facades. Then don torch helmets to explore the nearby Umajalanta Cave – a remarkable partly explored arena of giant stalagtites and stalagmites, ... Read more >
From £408 excluding flights

Peru Amazon Rainforest family adventure

Peru's Amazon rainforest is the perfect adventure playground for families looking for an unforgettable trip combining excitement with learning, with a choice of trip durations. You'll stay at a comfortable eco-lodge amid the lush jungle of the Tambopata National Reserve where you can discover both local wildlife and learn about local communities. Each morning offers a choice of activities geared to younger explorers – such as an educational exploration game based on a six year old rainforest girl – with trips for the adults, while families come together for varied afternoon adventures. After flying into Lima or Cusco, transfer to the Tambopata River Port for a 2 ½ hour boat ride to the ... Read more >
From £675 excluding flights

Ecuador ecolodge, Napo Wildlife Center

This Ecuador ecolodge holiday is a four day break at the exquisite environs of the Napo Wildlife Center. Open all year round, this ecolodge is wholly committed to conservation of the Amazon Rainforest, and is part of a much larger project working within Yasuni National Park. This is the largest section of tropical rainforest in Ecuador, and so the ecolodge is a fitting place to stay for not only wildlife watchers, but those committed to conservation. Indeed, it is the only lodge within the park boundaries. The ecolodge is also located beside Anangucocha Lake, and is an important ancient site as it is the ancestral lands of the Anangu Quichua people. It was constructed following strict ... Read more >
From £1,173 including domestic flights only

Guyana trekking holiday

Guyana is one of South America’s hidden gems and this 16 day trekking holiday goes some way to unlocking the secrets that are thought to have inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write The Lost World after reading the mysterious and fascinating accounts by early explorers. Trekking through virgin rainforest is a real thrill for all the senses with an abundance of wildlife, including golden frogs and cock-of-the-rocks, ensuring eyes and ears are wide open with anticipation as to what can be found either side of jungle and mountain tracks. As this is a supported trekking holiday you’ll be accompanied by a local guide at all times with rainforest campsites and jungle lodges providing ... Read more >
From £3,437 excluding flights

Maquipucuna cloud forest lodge, Ecuador

This ecotourism cloud forest lodge is only 80kms from Quito, yet in another world. Three days at Maquipucuna gives plenty of time to fully immerse yourself in the Ecuadorian cloud forest where the lodge is located. Not just a lodge, however, Maquipucuna Reserve has a scientific research centre benefitting from the 15,000 acres of forest that it owns. And no ordinary forest either, but part of the Choco Andean Bioregion, one of the world’s leading biodiversity hotspots. Not surprisingly, therefore, it is flora and fauna rich, and guides can take you hiking or biking through the forest in search of its bevy of birdlife, including toucanets and cock-of-the-rock. Other wildlife includes ... Read more >
From £271 excluding flights

Wilds of Tambopata tour, Peru

This trip provides a highly accessible opportunity to experience pristine Amazon rainforest, with activities from dawn river trips to guided walks through the rainforest at night. Stay at a comfortable jungle lodge where you can climb into a forest canopy walkway as well as a cosy bed. Your journey begins with a short flight from Lima or Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, from where a motorised canoe takes you up the Tambopata river into the Tambopata Candamo Reserve, looking out for caiman, turtles and riverine birdlife on the way. Journey upriver to the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park for a magical Amazon sunrise plus a chance to observe a clay lick that attracts hundreds of exotic birds ... Read more >
From £478 excluding flights

Bolivia salt lakes, lagunas & volcanoes holiday

Mind blowing vistas, multi-coloured lagunas, geysers, hot springs, flamingos and volcanoes greet travellers on this three-day small group tour across Bolivia’s high-altitude desert in search of one of the most remote and striking landscapes in South America; the Salar de Uyuni salt flats. Using 4WD vehicles fully equipped with radios, GPS, oxygen and first aid kits, this trip is designed for the travellers who want more comfortable accommodation than is usually offered on this route. Using a network of community-owned and very comfortable midrange hotels this trip offers guests an excellent opportunity to support local Aymara people in one of the poorest regions of Bolivia. Each property ... Read more >
From £523 excluding flights

Peru Amazon family adventure with teenagers

The Amazon rainforest provides an incredible arena for families with teenagers looking for an exotic travel experience combining excitement with learning. Staying at a comfortable eco-lodge amid the jungle wilds of the Tambopata National Reserve, this trip offers a stimulating mix of daily activities to choose from that will leave both adults and teens with wonderful memories as well as new insights. After flying into Lima or Cusco, transfer to the Tambopata River Port for a 2 ½ hour boat ride to the Refugio Amazonas in the 1.3 million hectare Tambopata National Reserve for your introduction to the rainforest, including an evening torchlight foray to the nearby river in search of ... Read more >
From £675 excluding flights

Cloudforest holiday to Manu National Park

A seven or nine-day small group tour into Peru’s largest tropical rainforest reserve, the Manu National Park. From Cusco descend through verdant cloud forest, home to the rare spectacled bear, deep into the Amazon rainforest itself. With accommodation in forest lodges and camping huts, this holiday takes you via road and river into the heart of a unique biosphere reserve protecting pristine rainforest flora and abundant wildlife. Around a thousand different types of birds, hundreds of species of tree, 13 species of monkey and dozens of other mammals call Manu home – including the highly endangered jaguar and giant otter. Get your binoculars poised as you visit clay licks to spot hundreds ... Read more >
From £1,287 excluding flights

Patagonian adventure holiday

This Patagonia adventure holiday is perfect for walkers who have always wanted to experience the wilderness of this magnificent, mountainous region but perhaps not the hardcore trekking that some trips offer. Focused on southern Patagonia, we visit the three most famous protected areas: Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, Fitzroy and Tierra del Fuego National Parks in Argentina. Along the way, we stay in either campsites of hostels, in order that you get that truly wild Patagonian experience. You don’t have to carry too much weight on this trip, as the camps (with toilet facilities) are all set up in advance of your arrival. A small group tour, travelling with expert local guides ... Read more >
From £2,559 excluding flights

Ecuador small group tour

Step away from South America’s main tourist routes and discover one of its best kept, and most biodiverse secrets; Ecuador. This eight-day small group tour is the perfect introduction, taking you from colonial Quito to colourful Guayaquil, staying in comfortable three-and four-star hotels. Less well-known than neighbouring Peru, Ecuador offers a microcosm of South American landscapes all tied together by manageable driving distances, friendly, welcoming people and beguiling indigenous cultures. It won’t just be the altitude that takes your breath away in Quito. This charming city’s historic old town, overshadowed by volcanoes, offers a splendid start to this small group tour. And from ... Read more >
From £1,292 excluding flights

Horse riding in Ecuador

An eight-day small group horse riding holiday across the altiplano, offering a unique way to experience the wide-open spaces and breathtaking views of Ecuador’s High Andes. You set off from a farm nestled in the foothills near Quito, riding ancient Incan paths towards the snow-capped Antisana volcano. Cross some of Ecuador’s most spectacular landscapes, past the impressive Cayambe and Cotopaxi volcanoes to reach beautifully conserved, historic haciendas at the end of each day. Your expert guide will also give you a chance to get to know more about local flora and fauna and introduce you to Ecuador’s colourful indigenous cultures along the way. This specific trip is aimed at intermediate ... Read more >
From £2,919 excluding flights

Galapagos tailor made adventure holiday

This Galapagos adventure holiday is a tailor made trip which is also land based, staying at hotels on the islands of Santa Cruz and Isabela. This eight day itinerary has been carefully crafted to give independent travellers plenty of time to explore these stunning islands, their cultural and natural heritage, but with the option to join small group tours along the way, guided by local experts. Your first few days are on Santa Cruz, home to the Charles Darwin Research Centre which is a great starting point to learn about the Galapagos’ natural heritage. Then go and explore it at its myriad coves and beaches such as Punta Estrada or Las Grietas crevasses. The second island of your stay is ... Read more >
From £1,559 excluding flights

Peru trekking holiday, Lares

Take the road less travelled trekking in the Lares Valley - a breathtaking Andean arena blending high passes, peaks like the 5818m Mount Colque Cruz, sub-tropical valleys, atmospheric hill villages marked by the enduring patterns of a lifestyle with pre-Inca roots. After travelling through Peru's Sacred Valley, trek to your first mountain base in the thatched-roof village of Cancha Cancha via the Pachacutec pass at 4700m, in the lee of peaks like Chicon (5530m). The following days see you walking through further mountain passes, past the glacial lakes of Suirococha and Yuraccocha (home to Andean Ibis and Andean geese), and along an Inca stone path hemmed by dramatic ridges and waterfalls. ... Read more >
From £705 excluding flights

Patagonian photography tour

This Patagonian photography is also a spectacular wildlife holiday in Torres del Paine National Park. Because not only will you be travelling with a professional nature and wildlife photographer, but also with expert wildlife trackers to help you find the wildest of ways through the park. A fixed date holiday, your guide and teacher is Diego Araya who, as well as publishing Patagonia 237, a big format coffee table book financed by Nikon Chile, is an experienced adventure guide. Eco Camp Patagonia is an award winning accommodation where you stay in luxury geodesic domes. They have a minimal environmental footprint in this precious landscape, while also providing comforts such as hot ... Read more >
From £4,632 excluding flights

Cordillera Ausangate Lodge trek, Peru

Trek through the Cordillera Vilcanota, staying in cosy Andean lodges run by the local Chillca community. Over the following five days you'll pass the Rainbow Mountain as well as Ausangate, the most sacred mountain in the Cusco region and guardian of this pristine ecosystem. Due to the altitude, you’ll need to spend a few days acclimatising beforehand in Cusco before heading to Chillca, via the Temple of the Immaculate in Checacupe. Here you’ll have your first taste of community life as you stay in your first tambo, a mountain lodge, with a relaxed evening of hearty Andean cuisine and entertainment from local musicians. in fact you'll enjoy the warm welcome of a cosy, community-owned lodge ... Read more >
From £1,280 excluding flights

Sea kayaking in Patagonia, Chile

This sea kayak trip offers an expertly guided mix of adventure and challenge in the remote and beautiful setting of Chile's Northern Patagonian Fjords of Quintupeu and Cahuelmo – an island-strewn spot where the Andes plunge into the sea, complemented by verdant forests laced with hiking trails, cascading waterfalls, natural hot springs and remote historic settlements. After exploring your starting point in the pretty lakeside 'City of Roses', Puerto Varas, your kayaking adventures begin in Quintupeo fjord, paddling between towering granite cliffs and waterfalls to your overnight camp site at the fjord end. Heading onto the Cahuelmó Fiord, nose your kayak inland among narrow valleys ... Read more >
From £1,633 excluding flights
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