A Journeys visit to Central or South America features vivid experiences of nature, scenery, archaeology, traditional culture, and all the sensual flavors of the tropics. Many trips include explorations of the hemisphere's finest rain forests, pre-Colombian ruins, and wilderness areas. Travel from the Andes Mountains of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Chile to the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy wildlife and trekking trips to Patagonia. Hike the volcanoes in Guatemala or Ecuador or the glaciers of Chile and Argentina. Explore the Amazon and its tributaries by foot, riverboat, and canoe in Brazil, Guyana, Peru, and Ecuador. We will handle all the details of your travel: we make air and land reservations, ensure you have capable English-speaking guides, and choose accommodations where you will sleep comfortably and enjoy tasty, healthy meals. Customized and private treks and rainforest trips as well as regular group departures of all kinds are our specialty.

Americas Trips

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Costa Rica
Birding in Paradise: The Best Sites in Costa Rica
Rainforest, dry forest, cloud forest, quetzals, macaws, and more
Land Cost: $3,475
Activity Level: 1
Dates: Jan 20-30, 2016
Duration: 11 days
Pursue the full range of Costa Rica's myriad of bird species on an imaginative itinerary designed to visit varied habitats with the best naturalist guides at the best time of year for a birding adventure. This trip also appeals to more casual birders with interests in diverse wildlife, ecology, photography, culture, and cuisine.
Cultural Adventures
Christmas In Oaxaca
Indigenous cultures, holiday pageantry and hands-on fun with puppetry and crafts
Land Cost: $2,995
Activity Level: 1
Dates: Dec 19-26, 2015 or Privately on Request
Duration: 8 days
Celebrate Christmas in a region of Mexico known for color, crafts, hospitality and conviviality. Enjoy direct interaction with local artisans and participate in the local festivities surrounding the holidays.
Scenic Adventures
Colombia Kaleidoscope
Natural and historic sites from Andes Valleys to Caribbean Coast
Land Cost: $3,595
Activity Level: 3
Dates: Aug 8-18, 2015 or Privately on Request
Duration: 11 days
You will explore and enjoy the great biodiversity of Colombia from the high Andean valleys to the lush, tropical Caribbean coast at Tayrona.
Wildlife Adventures
Complete Pantanal
Wildlife, waterways and ranch life of the North and South Pantanal; Rio, too
Land Cost: $3,895
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Sep 22-Oct 1, 2015 or Privately on Request
Duration: 10 days
**Normally $4,495, Complete Pantanal is discounted $600 to $3,895 for sign ups received by May 31, 2015!** Explore the planet's most extensive wetland. This unusual itinerary offers North and South Pantanal, featuring more wildlife than anywhere else in this hemisphere -- hyacinth macaws, black caimans, yellow anacondas, capybaras, anteaters, perhaps the elusive jaguar & more.
Journeys for Families
Costa Rica Adventure with Teens
Volcanoes, rainforest hikes, wildlife, zip-lining and tropical beaches!
Land Cost: $2,350
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Jun 20-27, 2015 or Privately on Request
Duration: 8 days
An exciting adventure up active volcanoes, through exotic rainforest, down ziplines, in boats, and on water. Perfectly timed for the end of school, consider this as a special gift for your child or grandkid.
Journeys Signature Trips
Costa Rica Rainforest Adventure for Families
Animals, ecology, crafts, cross-cultural friendships, and wild fun for ages 4-84
Land Cost: $1,375 - $2,375
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request
Duration: 7 days
Unique, economical, easy, adventurous, educational and fun for ages 4-84. Come with your children and/or grandchildren, and enjoy all activities from one cozy, comfortable lodge set amidst tropical gardens.
Mexico Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead in Michoacán
Explore Morelia, Patzcuaro, and craft villages of the Purepecha people
Land Cost: $2,995
Activity Level: 1
Dates: Oct 28-Nov 3, 2015 or Privately on Request
Duration: 8 days
Begin in colonial Morelia, continue to the villages of the Meseta Purepecha, and celebrate the Day of the Dead on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro, where traditions are more beautiful, more colorful, and more elaborate than anywhere else in Mexico.
Journeys for Families
Galapagos Adventure with Teens
Incredible up-close wildlife and an ecology project in partnership with Galapagos teens
Land Cost: $4,100 - $4,900
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 5 upcoming departures or Privately on Request
Duration: 11 days
These special departures for families with teens offer a chance for a unique cultural exchange with local Galapagos high school students. Your wildlife cruise will be on board one of three identical...
Small Ship Adventures
Heart of Amazonia—Cruising the Rio Negro
Wildlife and forests from Manaus and the Anavilhanas archipelago to Rio Jauaperi
Land Cost: $3,995 - $4,395
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 6 upcoming departures
Duration: 9 days
A spectacular cruise on the 9-cabin Tucano through rich Amazonian wilderness, twice monthly year-round.
Active Adventures
Hiking Sacred Inca Paths
Trek ancient Andean trails, visit Machu Picchu, enjoy comfortable lodges en route.
Land Cost: $4,850
Activity Level: 5
Dates: 2 upcoming departures
Duration: 11 days
Trek in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region of the Sacred Urubamba Valley north of Cusco. Stay in comfortable lodges and enjoy Machu Picchu plus experience personal encounters with traditional weavers, roving herds of alpacas and llamas, and authentic Quechua village life.
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