Women's Adventure Vacations in Latin America

From the beaches of Belize to the high peaks of the Andes, our neighbors to the south are well worth getting to know. The variety and beauty of Central and South America amaze all who get off the beaten track and take the time to explore the land away from the resorts and the well known tourist areas. Equally compelling are the indigenous cultures, both those who are thriving today and those whose remnants show a surprisingly sophisticated culture. This combination of natural beauty and unique culture make Central and South America ideal for adventure vacations.


Belize: Beaches, Jungles, and Ruins - FULL
February 22, 2017 – March 2, 2017

On this trip we start with an exploration of the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize, learning about the inland wildlife and visiting Mayan ruins. We then move to our completely private island basecamp on Lighthouse Reef Atoll, a remote tropical marine park 55 miles offshore from the mainland that is managed by the Belize Audobon Society. From here we can paddle and sail kayaks, fish, swim and snorkel, go birding and beachcombing, and try the fun new sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP). No experience necessary, the guides will make sure you learn what you need to know to stay safe and have fun.  $2495  Rating:  [1]  [2]  [3]  4   5

Chile: From Atacama to Patagonia - FULL
February 25, 2017 – March 9, 2017

Chile is a country of startling contrasts and extreme beauty. On our trip we will immerse ourselves in this country's rich and historic culture by visiting a variety of colorful cities, villages, and points of interest. While there is some hiking this trip is primarily an exploration of the rich cultural and natural history of this fascinating country. $3395 Rating:[2]  3  4  5 

Costa Rica: From Sea to Mountains - FULL
March 4, 2017 – March 13, 2017

Immerse yourself in the amazing diversity of landscape, flora and fauna that Costa Rica is known for. Costa Rica invested in ecotourism before the concept was invented and the well-developed tourist infrastructure reflects a balance of local economic development with preserving its natural treasures. $2795 Rating:  [1]  2  3  4  5

Kayaking and Snorkeling Belize - FULL
March 4, 2017 – March 10, 2017

Kayak over reefs teeming with brightly colored fish, snorkel in clear water, feast on tropical foods, and sleep in a comfy bed every night. This is the perfect vacation for anyone with some kayaking experience who wants an active warm weather vacation with lots of kayaking and snorkeling. $2295  Rating  1  2   [3]  4  5

Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Jungle - FULL
March 12, 2017 – March 26, 2017

Located right on the equator, Ecuador has incredibly rich and varied geography and natural history. The Amazon Jungle is known for its exceptional biodiversity and the peoples who have lived there for centuries. The Galapagos Islands are loved the world over for their rich and diverse wildlife and plants, and fantastic geology. On this journey we experience both. We'll spend four days in the jungle learning about the flora, fauna and customs of the people who live there. We then spend 8 days in the Galapagos on three different islands, where we swim with sea lions, snorkel in clear waters teeming with brightly colored fish, and walk within a few feet of blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises.  $3995 / Rating  1  2  [3]  4  5

Machu Picchu and the Andean Highlands
June 30, 2017 – July 8, 2017

While a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth, is always a high point of the journey to this area, there is much more to see. This trip combines cultural exploration of the Urubamba Valley, the celebrated "Sacred Valley of the Incas" and hikes in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region, noted for its rural atmosphere. Comfortable mountain lodges provide the base for day hikes to remote passes with panorama views of waterfalls, snowy peaks, and turquoise glacial lakes; and to tiny Andean highland communities that retain much of their traditional culture where we can meet farmers and weavers.  At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $3450 Rating:  1   [2]  [3]  [4]  5

Machu Picchu and the Andean Highlands #2
July 10, 2017 – July 18, 2017

While a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth, is always a high point of the journey to this area, there is much more to see. This trip combines cultural exploration of the Urubamba Valley, the celebrated "Sacred Valley of the Incas" and hikes in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region, noted for its rural atmosphere. Comfortable mountain lodges provide the base for day hikes to remote passes with panorama views of waterfalls, snowy peaks, and turquoise glacial lakes; and to tiny Andean highland communities that retain much of their traditional culture where we can meet farmers and weavers.  At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $3450 Rating:  1   [2]  [3]  [4]  5

Parks and People of Cuba - FULL
November 12, 2017 – November 19, 2017

Cuba has long been a subject of fascination for Americans, barred from visiting for political reasons and hearing conflicting information from people who fled the Castro dictatorship. What is not in dispute is that Cuba's forests, mountains, and oceans are beautiful; Cuban culture is vibrant; and the Cuban people are warm and welcoming. On this trip we go beyond Havana into the countryside, where we combine visits to national parks and nature reserves, with visits with naturalist guides, farmers, historians, national park officials, artists, and small business entrepreneurs. $3495 Rating  [2]  3  4  5