Central & South America Adventure Tours

Ancient history, awe-inspiring landscapes, engaging culture

From Andean glory to Amazonian mystique, we have long been captivated by the delicately woven tapestry experienced on our Central & South America adventure tours. In fact, MT Sobek began exploring the Andes in 1969 and we organized the first Galápagos adventure cruising tour in 1970. We pioneered commercial travel in Patagonia, Chile, and Costa Rica throughout the 1970s — long before other travel companies. And we continue to lead the way in Central & South America adventure vacations with over 40 immersive cultural and wildlife adventures, led by esteemed guiding teams who make the real MT Sobek difference.

Award-winning Trips. Trek to Machu Picchu on our Andean adventure selected by National Geographic Traveler as 50 Tours of a Lifetime; explore the spectacular glaciers of Patagonia on our hiking adventures; or cruise with us to the Galápagos, as featured in The New York Times and USA Today.

Voted Best Adventure Travel Company by the readers of USA Today.

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Central & South America Adventure Tours

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Why Travel to Central & South America with MT Sobek

Award-winning Central & South America Adventure Tours.

Trek to Machu Picchu on our Andean adventure selected by National Geographic Traveler as 50 Tours of a Lifetime; explore the spectacular glaciers of Patagonia on our hiking adventures; or cruise with us to the Galápagos, as featured in The New York Times and USA Today.

Pioneers in Latin America Travel.

Besides becoming the first US company to introduce visitors to Patagonia, MTS led the first ever commercial climb of Aconcagua—the tallest mountain in the Americas—in 1972, and the first rafting descents of Chile’s Bio-Bio & Baker Rivers in 1978 and 1992, respectively.

Local Office, Local Guides.

Over our 40 years of exploring South America, MTS has become part of the local community with offices in both Chile and the Galápagos. Our guides are natural leaders and accomplished climbers who have worked with us for decades—plus most are true locals born in South America.

Choice Accommodations.

After an inspiring day of hiking and touring, recount your tales and recharge with a gourmet feast. Then, slumber in a range of accommodations that match your chosen adventure – from luxury lodges to deluxe wilderness camping.

Mix & Match Trips to See it All.

If this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit South America, go big! We have many ways to add to your trip in the form of trip extensions. If you’re trekking to Machu Picchu, why not also visit the Amazon rainforest and the Galápagos Islands? We can put together a customer itinerary, so you can really see it all.

Machu Picchu in the Clouds

Reviews from Trustpilot

Our ultimate hiking tour to both Chile…
Our ultimate hiking tour to both Chile and Argentina was everything I had hoped. Not only were our guides, Andre and Lucio in Argentina, superb, joyful, incredibly attentive and caring, instructive, healthy and amazing athletes; they also shared so much historical and naturalist information that made the land's flora and fauna come alive. I loved that we all wanted to be in nature hiking so much. Most importantly, the group was fantastic! We were all in the same age group and I loved so many women who could share hiking in this beautiful place together. All the elements made this the best guided travel experience I have ever been on.

Donna Daniell
MT Sobek Guest

Hassle free trip of a lifetime.
The staff was delightful, friendly, fun and helpful. All arrangements were taken care care of, which made the trip relaxing. From airport to airport we did not have to wonder what was happening or why there was a delay as they kept us informed and made sure we were prepared. While in Quito, free time in old town would have been nice. The tour was interesting but could have used time to wonder for an hour or two. The islands were beautiful and interesting with each one have it's own unique qualities. Our guide answered all the questions thrown at him. He was patient, accommodating and knowledgeable. The food on the boat was good, not great. Having a snack upon returning from the excursions was appreciated and fun. The selection of non-alcoholic beverages was limited. All in all a trip of a lifetime. I would recommend MT Sobek to anyone looking for a hassle free vacation adventure.

Punky
MT Sobek Guest