South America
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Discover South America

The stark beauty of South America comes to light in unimaginable ways when you hike across its vast terrain, through ethereal forests and winding village streets. A walking tour of South American allows hikers to trace footpaths that were once ancient trade routes, past historic ruins and in the footsteps of ancient civilizations.

Here you can follow the path of famed explorers across the Inca Trail and up the steps of Machu Picchu, the famed mountain citadel. Amble through the quaint seaside towns of Chile and across sloping vineyards dotted with wine-making bodegas that offer a world-renowned sense of hospitality as internationally acclaimed as their fresh seafood.

Stroll the brightly colored streets of Valparaiso and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin at La Campana National Park. Join the excitement of a local outdoor market in Peru, where soft alpaca textiles are sold next to locally harvested vegetables while traditional Andean music fills the air. Remarkable natural beauty and charming cultures make any exploration of South America on foot a truly unforgettable experience.

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Thinking about Machu Picchu? Permits are getting scarcer!

For the past several years, permits have been required to hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Now, in the midst of high season 2011, the Peruvian Government has...

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The Top Things to Do in Peru
(Besides Visiting Machu Picchu)

Perched in the clouds above dense Andean forest, the “lost” city of Machu Picchu is an indelible icon of South America. Voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the...

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Six Cities Worth Lingering In

Our Guided Walking Adventures take travelers off the beaten track to discover people and places they’d never encounter on their own. But that doesn’t mean that the road less traveled...

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