NOVICA Tours in South America

Rio de Janeiro Short Break

Rio de Janeiro Short Break

See the best of Rio de Janeiro with this whistle stop stopover tour. Get under the skin of this bustling metropolis, laze away on the stunning beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, stand in the shadow of ... more

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Days:
4
Start:
Rio de Janeiro
Finish:
Rio de Janeiro
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Brazil

Antarctic Whale Journey

Antarctic Whale Journey

Want the chance to see spectacular Antarctic sea life and follow whales as they migrate south for the winter? This 11-day Antarctic Whale Journey offers the opportunity of a lifetime for wildlife ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 1 more

Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

Explore Antarctica’s most wildlife-heavy landing sites on this 18-day expedition cruise on board the state-of-the-art Ocean Endeavour. See penguin colonies and seals aplenty in the bays of South ... more

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Days:
18
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 2 more

Journey to the Antarctic Circle

Journey to the Antarctic Circle

Enter the southernmost region on earth then take things a step further as you cross the Antarctic Circle. This is nature at its harshest yet Antarctica’s wildlife thrives, having adapted to the ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 1 more

Christmas & New Year in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands

Christmas & New Year in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands

This epic 21-day adventure takes you across the depths of the Drake Passage to the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Celebrate Christmas and the new year on ... more

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Days:
21
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 3 more

Antarctic Solar Eclipse

Antarctic Solar Eclipse

Discover what it means to be a true Antarctic explorer on a 14-day expedition to the Great White Continent. On board the sophisticated Ocean Endeavour, gain an insight into wildlife spotting, solar ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 2 more

Best of Antarctica from Punta Arenas

Best of Antarctica from Punta Arenas

Cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula on an 11-day polar expedition from the southern shores of Chile’s Puntas Arenas. Taking on the Magellan Strait and the mighty Drake Passage, jump aboard Intrepid’s ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Punta Arenas
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 2 more

Best of Antarctica

Best of Antarctica

Welcome to the pinnacle of expedition travel – Antarctica. It’s a place of extremes, where the wildlife and landscape paint a picture like nowhere else in the world. The extraordinary islands around ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 1 more

Best of Brazil & Argentina

Best of Brazil & Argentina

Get a taste of the rhythms of Brazil and Argentina on this southern adventure journeying from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, taking in the spectacular Iguazu Falls along the way. From samba to tango ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Rio de Janeiro
Finish:
Buenos Aires
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Argentina + 1 more

Galapagos Voyager: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Galapagos Voyager: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Climb aboard the stylish Grand Queen Beatriz and experience a superb spread of Ecuador’s famous wildlife-filled islands. As well as visiting the must-see icons of the archipelago – such as Isla San ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Treasures of Galapagos: Western & Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Treasures of Galapagos: Western & Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Embark on an immersive 13-day Adventure Cruise through the Galapagos Islands and experience the natural world in all its glory. Encounter diverse wildlife, from lumbering giant tortoises and ... more

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Days:
13
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Encounter the Galapagos on a sailing voyage that takes in the very best of the central islands. Rub shoulders with the local wildlife as sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises and exotic birds of all ... more

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Days:
6
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Galapagos Encounter: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Galapagos Encounter: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Encounter the Galapagos on a sailing voyage that takes in the very best of the southern islands. Rub shoulders with the local wildlife as sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises and exotic birds of all ... more

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Days:
6
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Grand Galapagos (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Grand Galapagos (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Climb aboard for a 17-day Adventure Cruise of the unforgettable Galapagos Islands. Sail from Santa Cruz to the islands of Isabella, Floreana, Espanola, North Seymour and more, taking in diverse ... more

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Days:
17
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Galapagos Explorer: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Galapagos Explorer: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Cruise the Galapagos and discover its unique native wildlife on a 7-day sailing adventure around the southern end of the archipelago. Meet giant tortoises that inhabit Isla San Cristobal, watch ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Galapagos Explorer: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Galapagos Explorer: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Explore the Galapagos and its native wildlife on a sailing trip around the central islands of the archipelago. Meet the green turtles that inhabit Isla Santa Cruz, watch blue-footed boobies dance the ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Classic Galapagos: Central Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Classic Galapagos: Central Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Set sail on a 10-day expedition around the central and southern islands of the Galapagos, observing the unique wildlife of these remote Pacific islands. Be charmed by the native bird species, be ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Classic Galapagos: South Eastern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Classic Galapagos: South Eastern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Travel to a place where the creatures and the landscapes exemplify the beauty and the diversity of life on our planet. This 10-day trip will have you hiking through prickly pear cactus forest on the ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Classic Galapagos: Central Eastern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Classic Galapagos: Central Eastern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Experience the serenity of the Galapagos as you drift across the Pacific Ocean on this 10-day sail of the central eastern islands. The natural beauty and unique wildlife of these Ecuadorian isles are ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Classic Galapagos: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Classic Galapagos: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Experience the tranquil shores and unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands as you drift across the Pacific Ocean on this 10-day sailing adventure. The beauty of these Ecuadorian isles is something to ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Cycle Colombia: Road Cycling

Cycle Colombia: Road Cycling

Welcome to road cycling – the Intrepid way. Take a front seat along the backroads of Colombia and challenge yourself to the undulating and stunning scenery of this so often misunderstood country. ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Bogota
Finish:
Salento
Ages:
14 - 99
Country:

Colombia

Absolute Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

Absolute Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

Discover the endemic wildlife, bizarrely beautiful landscapes and underwater treasures of the Galapagos Islands on this immersive 17-day cruise. Explore both the traveller’s favourites and quiter ... more

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Days:
17
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 80
Country:

Ecuador

Pure Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

Pure Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

Few destinations rival the Galapagos for up-close encounters with wildlife, and this adventure focuses on the stars of the show. Enjoy a pure boat trip that’s free of detours, overnight stopovers and ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Isla Baltra
Finish:
Isla Baltra
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Ultimate Galapagos: Central Islands (Grand Daphne)

Ultimate Galapagos: Central Islands (Grand Daphne)

When it comes to encountering wildlife up close and personal, a voyage to the Galapagos Islands really is an experience like no other. Head underwater off Isla Santa Cruz, Bartolome or Isla Isabela ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 80
Country:

Ecuador

Galapagos Adventure: Northern Islands (Grand Daphne)

Galapagos Adventure: Northern Islands (Grand Daphne)

With almost 1000 kilometres of water lying between them and the South American mainland, the islands of the Galapagos were able to evolve largely unfettered by the presence of humanity. The ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 80
Country:

Ecuador

Six Days to Machu Picchu

Six Days to Machu Picchu

If you've only got time for the Inca Trail, or if Machu Picchu is on your bucket list but you want to do your own thing for the rest of your time in the region, then this is the ideal trip. Arrive in ... more

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Days:
6
Start:
Cusco
Finish:
Cusco
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Peru

Galapagos at a Glance: Southern Islands (Grand Daphne)

Galapagos at a Glance: Southern Islands (Grand Daphne)

Welcome to the Galapagos Islands, guaranteed to fill even the most well-travelled adventurers with a sense of awe and wonder. Be enchanted by pink flamingos in the lagoons of Isla Floreana, sunbathe ... more

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Days:
6
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 80
Country:

Ecuador

Complete Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

Complete Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

Discover the rich marine life, abundant bird colonies and stunning landscapes of the Galapagos Islands on this action-packed, 10-day tour. Board your comfortable motor yacht and set off in search of ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 80
Country:

Ecuador

South America Highlights

South America Highlights

There’s times when it’s appropriate to dip a toe in, and there’s times when it’s best to dive in head first. Get ready to jump straight into the action on this Lonely Planet Experience from Lima to ... more

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Days:
44
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Rio de Janeiro
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Argentina + 4 more

Discover Northern Brazil

Discover Northern Brazil

Take the road less travelled and traverse the ever-changing landscape of Northern Brazil – from the undulating sand dunes of Jericoacoara to the ecological paradise of the Parnaiba Delta. Ride buggies ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Fortaleza
Finish:
Sao Luis
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Brazil

One Week in Brazil

One Week in Brazil

Experience the best of Brazil on this epic adventure full of nature, nightlife and non-stop action. Get the party started in the urban jungle of Rio, salsa through to the pristine rainforests of ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Rio de Janeiro
Finish:
Rio de Janeiro
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Brazil

Ecuador Highlights

Ecuador Highlights

Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands. Tour the Galapagos' outstanding natural beauty and interesting history by foot, boat and bike on this ... more

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Days:
17
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
12 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Southern Ecuador Highlights

Southern Ecuador Highlights

Beyond the Galapagos Islands and beaches that most travellers associate with Ecuador is a land of breathtaking mountain ranges and colourful communities that live in their foothills. Run your hands ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Guayaquil
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
16 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Classic Peru - For Solo Travellers

Classic Peru - For Solo Travellers

Visit South America and travel to Peru on an adventure from mountains to jungle, and seasides to great plains. Visit Peru's incredible natural and historical highlights on this awesome adventure. ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Lima
Ages:
18 - 99
Country:

Peru

Epic South America

Epic South America

This trip covers all the highlights and many surprises of South America – from trekking the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu to partying it up in fiesty Rio de Janeiro. Chase waterfalls at Iguaza Falls and ... more

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Days:
40
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Rio de Janeiro
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Argentina + 5 more

Epic Peru to Brazil

Epic Peru to Brazil

Do South America right. Really jump in there and cover all of the highlights, as well as a few surprises, on this epic journey across Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Dive deep into the Amazon ... more

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Days:
32
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Rio de Janeiro
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Argentina + 4 more

Epic Ecuador, Peru & Argentina

Epic Ecuador, Peru & Argentina

Spend time in the heart of the Amazon jungle, trek the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, then tick two incredible items off your bucket list. And that's just the first half of this epic adventure ... more

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Days:
34
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Buenos Aires
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Argentina + 4 more

Epic Peru, Bolivia & Argentina

Epic Peru, Bolivia & Argentina

This 26-day adventure cover's all of South America's most iconic sights. Go wildlife-spotting in the heart of the Amazon jungle, walk in the footsteps of the Inca (or alternatively, take a leisurely ... more

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Days:
26
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Buenos Aires
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Argentina + 3 more

Essential Galapagos

Essential Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands have a bit of a reputation – think the wildest wildlife, colourful underwater worlds and some of the most remote beaches and rock forms on earth. Spend nine days discovering this ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Ecuador

One Week in the Galapagos Islands

One Week in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands have a bit of a reputation – think the wildest wildlife, colourful underwater worlds and some of the most remote beaches and rock forms on earth. Spend nine days discovering this ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Galapagos Islands
Finish:
Isla Santa Cruz
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Ecuador

Essential Quito to Lima

Essential Quito to Lima

Hit the heart of Ecuador on this grand old tour that takes you south from Quito to the Peruvian capital. Starting high up in the Andes, here are a few things you’ll see – rainbow-hued markets, edible ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Lima
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Ecuador + 1 more

Epic Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia

Epic Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia

Traipsing through jungles? Check. Turning into a prune in hot springs and waterfalls? Check check. Balancing on floating islands made out of reeds? Hiking ancient mountain trails to long-lost cities? ... more

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Days:
23
Start:
Quito
Finish:
La Paz
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Bolivia + 2 more

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