Adventure & Expedition
From mountain bike rides under the shadow of the majestic Andes Mountains to ziplining over the Amazon's rich canopy, or short treks on advancing glaciers in Patagonia to multi-day high-altitude treks, level-five rafting, heli-skiing and other high adrenaline thrills - you will find adventure around every corner in Latin America. And for the explorers, Antarctica and the Arctic offer the most remote expeditions on Earth.
Latin America is an adventurer and explorer's dream continent, packed with an incredible array of adventurous excursions and expeditions.
Let's hit the road Jack! Whether it be the legendary Southern Pan-American Highway from northern Colombia to Tierra del Fuego at the tip of the continent, around the otherworldly Altiplano, through the Incan heartlands, on Argentina’s mythical Ruta 40, Chile's Carretera Austral or through jaguar-rich Transpantaneira highway, your options are endless.
Comfortable and robust 4x4s with expert, safe drivers take you on a scenic and spiritual journey, stopping for photos and stretching your legs whenever you want to, taking in an al fresco lunch spot for the ultimate picnic, and ending each day with a gorgeous sunset at a charming lodge or boutique home to recharge, before setting off again for another day of adventure and surprises.
For motorcycle enthusiasts, plot your own diaries by tracing sections of Che Guevara and Alberto Granado's life-altering journey up the spine of South America, an 8,000-mile trip starting in Cordoba via Buenos Aires and the seaside city of Miramar before crossing the barren pampas and ascending into the Andes, and ending in the Amazon.
In Patagonia’s Torres del Paine, the legendary W Trek covers incredible sights including the Grey Glacier, French Valley, the Tower Base and many more - a mind-bending experience. Across the border in El Chalten, tackle the trekking capital of Argentina for one of the best views of the iconic Mount Fitz Roy in Los Glaciares National Park. We also organise several half-day or full-day treks at many of the beautiful locations in Patagonia and throughout the continent - from a spectacular summit just outside of La Paz in Bolivia to an active volcano in Ecuador, a lost city in Colombia, a hidden waterfall in Guyana, a secret archaeological site on remote Easter Island, or a barefoot trek over sand dunes in Brazil. Whether you prefer an easy, moderate or challenging hike, there are treks to suit different levels of fitness.
For all our treks, you will be led by highly experienced, fit and knowledgeable guides and a support crew, and for the multi-day programmes, you will end each day with a delicious meal and comfortable sleeping accommodations, sometimes under the stars.
Trace Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps backwards from South Georgia to Elephant Island to the Antarctic Peninsula. Immerse in lectures narrating Sir Ernest Shackleton’s journey with his crew, who in early 1915 abandoned their ice-trapped ship ‘Endurance’ to live on floating ice, eventually reaching Elephant Island in three small boats, before making an impossible journey on the Southern Ocean to the whaling stations of South Georgia. Their heroics and Shackleton’s legendary efforts to rescue his men are part of Antarctica’s inspiring human history. Visit Shackleton’s final resting place in Grytviken and other historical sites of past explorers on the wildlife-rich island of South Georgia.
Antarctica has some of the most remote peaks on Earth to scale, from the continent's highest summit, the Vinson Massif, to its tallest volcano, Mount Siddley. The holy grail of exploration, the South Pole is the ultimate goal for explorers and adventurers alike. Cross international date and time lines in seconds by strolling across the points where all longitudinal lines converge. Set foot on the two South Poles, the magnetic and the geographic - by foot, if you are up for a challenge. And visit a remote emperor penguin colony while you are in the neighbourhood!
In the High Arctic, traverse the western gateway to the world's most elusive watercourse – the Northwest Passage - via the icy waves of the Beaufort Sea and threading the choking channels between the High Arctic Islands. For centuries, attempts were made to cross the passage to find a shorter route between Europe and Asia. None were successful until Norwegian Roald Amundsen finally succeeded in 1906. The Passage is still inaccessible for most parts of the year and only a few expeditions achieve the full Northwest Passage crossing attempt in the summer.
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