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Intrepid Travel South America Vacations

Intrepid Travel offers low-priced, small-group adventure tours that show you the world as it really is, immersing you in South American culture. Some itineraries fall into the "adventure" category because of the off-the-beaten-path destinations visited, and others are considered to be adventurous because of included activities like hiking, biking, kayaking or camping.

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Like other operators, Intrepid includes accommodations, transportation, some meals and guided sightseeing in the upfront price. To keep prices low and uphold the company's philosophy of sustainable tourism, Intrepid might use local transportation rather than a private motorcoach and family-owned cafes instead of larger restaurant chains.

Intrepid's South America tours carry small groups of travelers and provide the freedom and flexibility of independent travel, along with the security of traveling with an experienced tour director. Your director will share valuable insight and help you make the most of every experience.

South America tours are classified according to the quality and location of hotels and restaurants and the number of included meals and activities. For tours that include a Galapagos cruise, the attributes of the vessel and its accommodations are also considered. Intrepid tours are categorized as budget on the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe).


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South America Vacation Name Starts in Ends In Days Company Type Quality* From**
Iguazu Falls Iguazu Falls Iguazu Falls 2 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Buenos Aires Stopover Buenos Aires, Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 3 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Perito Moreno Glacier El Calafate, Argentina El Calafate, Argentina 3 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Santiago Stopover Santiago, Chile Santiago, Chile 3 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Bite-size Break - Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 3 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Bite-size Break Lima Lima, Peru Lima, Peru 3 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Bite-size Break - Santiago Santiago, Chile Santiago, Chile 3 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Cotopaxi & Quilotoa Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 3 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Bolivian Salt Flats La Paz, Bolivia La Paz, Bolivia 3 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Machu Picchu Explorer (Original) Cuzco, Peru Cuzco, Peru 3 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Peru Amazon Puerto Maldonado, Peru Puerto Maldonado, Peru 4 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Easter Island Easter Island, Chilean dependency Easter Island, Chilean dependency 4 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Ecuador Amazon Jungle (4 Days) Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 4 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Ecuador Amazon Wilderness (4 Days, Sacha Lodge) Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 4 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Bolivian Amazon Jungle La Paz, Bolivia La Paz, Bolivia 5 Intrepid Independent Budget Dates & Prices
Ecuador Amazon Wilderness (5 Days, Sacha Lodge) Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 5 Intrepid Independent Budget Dates & Prices
Ecuador Community Stay Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 6 Intrepid Independent Budget Dates & Prices
Inca Trail Extension Cuzco, Peru Cuzco, Peru 6 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Bolivian Salt Flats & The Andean Desert La Paz, Bolivia La Paz, Bolivia 6 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Rio Carnaval Package Basix Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Rio Carnaval Package Original Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos at a Glance - Southern Islands 2017-2018 Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 6 Intrepid Expedition Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos Encounter - Southern Islands 2017-2018 Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 6 Intrepid Expedition Budget Dates & Prices
Rio Carnaval - Superior Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos on a Shoestring Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador 7 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Inca Trail Express Cuzco, Peru Cuzco, Peru 7 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos Santa Cruz and Around Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 7 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Northern Peru Lima, Peru Lima, Peru 7 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of Argentina & Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos Adventure - Northern Islands 2017-2018 Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 7 Intrepid Expedition Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos Explorer - Central Islands Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 7 Intrepid Expedition Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 7 Intrepid Expedition Budget Dates & Prices
Ecuador on a Shoestring Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 8 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Inca Trail Lima, Peru Cuzco, Peru 8 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos Island Hopping San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 8 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Cycle Peru (Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley) Lima, Peru Cuzco, Peru 8 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of Chile Santiago, Chile Santiago, Chile 8 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos Family Holiday Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 8 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of Chile & Argentina Santiago, Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina 8 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Pure Galapagos (Daphne) Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 8 Intrepid Expedition Budget Dates & Prices
Ecuador to Peru Adventure Quito, Ecuador Lima, Peru 9 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Cafe Colombia Bogota, Colombia Cartagena, Colombia 9 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos Venture Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 9 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Real Food Adventure - Peru Lima, Peru Cuzco, Peru 9 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Classic Peru Lima, Peru Lima, Peru 9 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Classic Peru- For Solo Travellers Lima, Peru Lima, Peru 9 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Argentina & Brazil Adventure Buenos Aires, Argentina Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Peru: Bike, climb & hike Lima, Peru Cuzco, Peru 10 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Peru Family Adventure Lima, Peru Cuzco, Peru 10 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Active Galapagos Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 10 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Inca Encounter Lima, Peru Cuzco, Peru 10 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Patagonia Trekking Santiago, Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina 10 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Complete Galapagos - (Daphne) Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 10 Intrepid Expedition Budget Dates & Prices
Ultimate Galapagos - Central Islands Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 10 Intrepid Expedition Budget Dates & Prices
Bolivia Highlights La Paz, Bolivia La Paz, Bolivia 12 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Explore Colombia Cartagena, Colombia Bogota, Colombia 12 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
La Paz to Cuzco La Paz, Bolivia Cuzco, Peru 12 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Cuzco to La Paz Cuzco, Peru La Paz, Bolivia 12 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Inca Trail & Amazon Lima, Peru Lima, Peru 12 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Peru Family Trek - Teens on the Trail Lima, Peru Cuzco, Peru 14 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Northern Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Fortaleza, Brazil 14 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Real Food Adventure Peru with Amazon Extension Lima, Peru Lima, Peru 14 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Peruvian Pathways Lima, Peru Lima, Peru 14 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Chile, Argentina & Brazil Santiago, Chile Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of Bolivia and Argentina La Paz, Bolivia Buenos Aires, Argentina 15 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Sacred Land of the Incas Lima, Peru La Paz, Bolivia 15 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Majestic Peru Lima, Peru Lima, Peru 15 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Patagonia Wilderness Buenos Aires, Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 15 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Buenos Aires to Rio Unplugged Buenos Aires, Argentina Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 17 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Buenos to Rio Explorer Buenos Aires, Argentina Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 17 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure Quito, Ecuador Cuzco, Peru 17 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Grand Galapagos - (Queen Beatriz) Quito, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador 17 Intrepid Expedition Budget Dates & Prices
Explore Peru, Argentina and Brazil Lima, Peru Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 18 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of Peru & Galapagos Lima, Peru Quito, Ecuador 18 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of Colombia Bogota, Colombia Bogota, Colombia 19 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Quito to Lima Quito, Ecuador Lima, Peru 20 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Discover Bolivia & Argentina La Paz, Bolivia Buenos Aires, Argentina 20 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Essential Peru Lima, Peru La Paz, Bolivia 21 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Peru Encompassed Lima, Peru Lima, Peru 21 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of Peru, Argentina & Brazil Lima, Peru Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Peru, Chile & Argentina Explorer Lima, Peru Buenos Aires, Argentina 21 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Peru, Argentina & Brazil Explorer Lima, Peru Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 23 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Galapagos & Peru Adventure Quito, Ecuador La Paz, Bolivia 24 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Highlights of Argentina & Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina Fortaleza, Brazil 24 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Explore Peru & Bolivia Lima, Peru La Paz, Bolivia 25 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Highlights of South America Lima, Peru Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 27 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of Ecuador & Peru Quito, Ecuador La Paz, Bolivia 28 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Highlights of Ecuador & Peru Quito, Ecuador La Paz, Bolivia 28 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Ultimate Peru, Argentina & Brazil Lima, Peru Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 30 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Peru and Galapagos Explorer Lima, Peru Quito, Ecuador 30 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Explore Bolivia to Brazil La Paz, Bolivia Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 31 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Adventure through Peru, Bolivia & Argentina Lima, Peru Buenos Aires, Argentina 35 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Bolivia to Brazil Explorer La Paz, Bolivia Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 36 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Bolivia, Argentina & Peru Adventure Lima, Peru Buenos Aires, Argentina 40 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Explore South America Quito, Ecuador Buenos Aires, Argentina 42 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
South American Highlights Lima, Peru Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 44 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Amazing South America 2017 Quito, Ecuador Buenos Aires, Argentina 47 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Best of South America Lima, Peru Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 51 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
South America Encompassed 2017 Lima, Peru Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 56 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
Grand South America Quito, Ecuador Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 58 Intrepid Escorted Budget Dates & Prices
* Key to Quality Ratings

Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

Budget = Tours typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = Tours typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Tours typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.



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