Activities in South America

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Ski Portillo

South America > Chile

Just two hour's drive from the capital Santiago, Portillo is the finest ski resort in Latin America, with a majestic Andean setting and superb powder conditions. Read more

Sugarloaf & Corcovado mountains

South America > Brazil > Rio, Buzios & the Costa Verde

The iconic mountains that appear in any self-respecting shot of Rio both offer superb panoramic views of the city, its bays and beaches. Read more


South America > Brazil > Rio, Buzios & the Costa Verde

Characterized by its great diversity, the origins of Brazil’s music lie in its AmerIndian, Portuguese and African roots, and today it is firmly embedded into the Brazilian way of life. Read more

Rio Carnival

South America > Brazil > Rio, Buzios & the Costa Verde

The most outrageous and spectacular festivities take place in Rio, whose world-famous Carnival and its associated musicians, dancers, floats and parades have become so large that they all take place in the purpose-built sambodrome building, with entries and seating tightly controlled and... Read more

Kayaking from Paraty

South America > Brazil > Rio, Buzios & the Costa Verde

Hundreds of islands with unspoiled tropical wilderness lie just off shore of the Costa Verde and the best way to explore them is by kayak. Read more

Helicopter ride

South America > Brazil > Iguacu Falls

Silence the arguments over whether it’s the Argentinian or the Brazilian side of the falls that affords the best view, and see the whole lot from the air in a thrilling helicopter ride. Read more

Whale watching, Florianopolis

South America > Brazil > Southern Brazil

Escaping the harsh winter, the whales migrate northwards in search of warmer and calmer waters in which to reproduce and nurse their young calves. Read more

Riding in Southern Patagonia

South America > Argentina > Southern Patagonia

Although El Chalten is known for its superb hiking and mountain climbing, its pristine wild scenery also lends itself perfectly to some spectacular riding. Read more

Glacier Ice Trekking

South America > Argentina > Southern Patagonia

Southern Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park stretches parallel to the Andes for over 120 miles, its most famous members being the Perito Moreno, Upsala and Onelli. Read more

Fly Fishing in Northern Patagonia

South America > Argentina > Northern Patagonia

Still a fully working farm, Tipiliuke Lodge is part of the 20,000 hectare Cerro de los Pinos country estate founded in 1909 by the grandfather of the current owners. Read more

Riding in Northern Patagonia

South America > Argentina > Northern Patagonia

Patagonia’s rugged, unpopulated expanse is the sort of landscape that makes everyone want to leap onto a horse and gallop into the distance, cowboy hat round the neck and hair flying. Read more

Lake Crossing to Chile

South America > Argentina > Northern Patagonia

Running between the Chilean lakes towns of Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt and the Argentinian counterpart; Bariloche, the trip across lakes and borders includes several different modes of transport as the roads and lakes weave their way directly through the mountains. No chance to get bored, and... Read more

La Boca Football Match

South America > Argentina > Buenos Aires & the Pampas

Football fan or not, you are likely to have heard of a controversial footballer by the name of Diego Maradona, hailing from La Boca, one of the poorer districts of the city - now a bohemian and colourful tourist attraction. Read more

Tango in Buenos Aires

South America > Argentina > Buenos Aires & the Pampas

With a history reaching back to the 1880s, the sensual Argentinian national dance comes from roots that combine African slave music with Andalucian melodies and Italian influences. Read more

Capoeira lessons

South America > Brazil > Bahia

Original Travel can arrange private or group capoeira and samba lessons in Rio or in Salvador; after all, where better to learn? Read more

Salvador Carnival

South America > Brazil > Bahia

The most exciting moment in the Salvador calendar is undoubtedly the spectacular February carnival, when up to two million revellers from all over Brazil and the world fill the streets over four days, dancing, singing and drinking in inimitable Brazilian style. Read more

Trekking in Chapada Diamantina

South America > Brazil > Bahia

Trekking is undoubtedly one the best ways to discover all there is to see in Chapada Diamantina, - the Diamond Plateau - a land of underground rivers, cacti and dramatic landscapes which is deservedly considered one of the most fascinating natural areas of Brazil. Read more

Pelourinho district

South America > Brazil > Bahia

The city of Salvador itself is often referred to as the ‘African Soul’ of Brazil, as descendants of the first African slaves have held tight to their African traditions, and these mingle with the colonial influences to compelling effect. Read more

Winery Tours in Mendoza

South America > Argentina > Mendoza

If you’re in Mendoza, the chances are it’s because you’ve enjoyed Argentinian wine and are keen to get to the source! Read more

Jaguar spotting in the Pantanal

South America > Brazil > The Pantanal

Sightings are of course never guaranteed in such a wild and vast place, and particularly where one of the world’s most elusive animals is concerned, but the Pantanal region is one of the top spots in South America for jaguar enthusiasts. Read more

Riding, Pantanal

South America > Brazil > The Pantanal

Dependent on your level of ability, we can arrange short rides or day-long excursions complete with guides and packed lunch. Read more

Iguazu Falls Helicopter Ride

South America > Argentina > Iguazu Falls & the Ibera Wetlands

Silence the arguments over whether it’s the Argentinian or the Brazilian side of the Iguazu/Iguassu Falls that affords the best view, see the whole lot from the air in a thrilling helicopter ride. Read more

Kite Surfing, Jeri

South America > Brazil > North East Brazil

The National Park of Jericoacoara is flanked by huge dunes, with lakes of crystal-clear water that are the ideal place for newcomers to wind or kite surfing. Read more


South America > Brazil > North East Brazil

As you’d imagine, there are plenty of highlights in a country as huge as Brazil, but if we were asked to cherry-pick one particular highlight, it would be planasub. Read more

Diving, Fernando do Noronha

South America > Brazil > North East Brazil

The Fernando do Noronha archipelago is known as one of the best scuba diving spots in the world due to the richness of the marine fauna and the transparency of the water. Read more

Patagonia Jeep Expedition

South America > Chile > Torres del Paine National Park

Take an overland expedition by Jeep and travel wild Patagonia in style with luxury and comfort. Explore the large and diverse region and experience the joy of seeing nature in its purest form. Read more

Visit Valparaiso

South America > Chile > Santiago & Central Valley

A visit to the Pacific coast just a couple of hour’s drive from Santiago makes for an enjoyable day’s outing. The journey takes you through mountain ranges and fertile farmland, orchards and citrus groves. Read more

Visit to Condor Cross

South America > Peru > Arequipa & Colca Canyon

After the albatross, the Andean condor has the second largest wingspan (as much as 11.5ft) of all living flying birds, and we know the best place in the Andes to see these magnificent birds gliding on thermals. Read more

Tour of the islands on Lake Titicaca

South America > Peru > Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake, which makes it a winner in our books, and that’s before you even explore the floating Uros Islands. Read more

Pisac Market

South America > Peru > Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

In addition to the beautiful sweeping landscape and strong Incan heritage and archaeology of the Sacred Valley region, this is also a good place to enjoy colourful indigenous markets. Read more

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