Active South America

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“ACTIVE SOUTH AMERICA offer guided adventure tours including hiking, biking and kayaking around Costa Rica, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Patagonia.”

Their South America trips offer a blend of physical activities, friendly guides and legendary service in some of the most awe inspiring South American destinations.

If you've always wanted to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, dive in the Galapagos, or walk through the rainforests of Costa Rica, you'll love their trips. If cycling down a volcano in Ecuador, or multi-day hiking in Patagonia is on your "to do" list, they'll take you there and beyond the beaten path on the best active South America vacations!

Where they go

South America: Galapagos & Ecuador, Costa Rica, Chile, Patagonia, Peru

What they specialise in

Active South America design trips that take you to extraordinary locations in South AmericaThey offer a variety of small group adventures in South America - and every trip is unique. Because they are a small company, they have the flexibility to work with you to ensure your trip is the best it can possibly be for you. One of the best things about travelling with Active South America is that you have the opportunity to explore plenty of options everywhere they go. They do some activities as a group, but there are always opportunities to get out and explore on your own.

Their small size and local contacts mean they can customise their trips to suit you. They run all of their trips, so we can put together any trip to accommodate any particular interest. They try to minimise time on the road enjoying the rest of the time in the great outdoors.

An ACTIVE SOUTH AMERICA trip is not a hiking tour - but we'll do some awesome hikes. It's not a cycling tour - but you can do some incredible rides. There are some great opportunities to go snorkelling or diving in the Galapagos Islands, but you won't miss out if water sports are not your thing.

Active South America like to visit some exciting locations - by bike, on foot, rafting and canyoning but they also enjoy their creature comforts. Days end with hot showers, clean rooms and nice meals. They even arrange rest days, where you can read a book all day or shop till you drop. Most important of all - their aim is to exceed your expectations and they will do all they can to make this vacation the best one you've ever had.

Who they are for

You don't need to be extremely fit or active to come on one of Active South America's trips, but you need to be keen to get outside and experience South America's incredible scenery in an active manner! They take people from all walks of life, who may or may not have a great deal of experience in adventure travel, to the most breathtaking parts of Ecuador, Peru, Patagonia, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.

Active South America

Key Information

Outbound operator
Based in
New Zealand flag New Zealand
Specialist in
Hiking, biking and adventure tours
Operating since
Typical duration
7 - 14 days
Typical group size
up to 14
Popular destinations
Galapogos, Patagonia, Costa Rica and Peru
Popular activities
Outdoor adventure
Best time of year
Year round
Package mode
Flights not available
Can tours be customised?
Typical tour price
From $2500