Adventure Travel in South America

166 Adventure Travel Abroad Programs in South America


Established in 1979, Machalilla National Park covers more than 60,000 acres, encompassing the islands of La Plata and Salango, Playa Los Frailes, wet lands, dry forests, and fog forests. About 20,000 of these acres are the adjacent ocean, including the coral reef off of the coast. It’s a truly stunning landscape along Ecuador’s Pacific Coast. The ocean region of the park is a particularly ...

Amazon Conservation Ecuador

A unique opportunity to work in the depths of the Amazon Basin, developing new techniques in rain forest conservation and management. The project, located in El Tena, is one of the six stations created by the 'Ecuadorian Foundation for the protection, defense, and conservation of the natural and human environment, investigation and scientific education. Currently the reserve is 2000 hectares...

Volunteering Worldwide with Frontier

Discover South America through an adventure provided by Frontier. Participants can join a range of activities, such as those related to Environmental Studies, the local heritage, and Camping. Frontier programs also immerse participants in the local culture through interaction with the locals, introduction to the local cuisine, and visits to historical sites.

Mente Argentina - Short Courses and Sports Clinics

Experience the vibrant culture and lifestyle of South America with Mente Argentina. The adventure travel program takes place in beautiful country of Argentina. International participants may enhance their enjoyment through different cultural activities, including wine tasting, learning Tango, and photography courses.

Global Volunteer Network

Discover the best that South America has to offer with Global Volunteer Network located in Ecuador. This adventure program allows travelers to explore the interesting Ecuadorian culture as they embark on a journey through the geographical diversity of the country.

CW Latin America /Connecting Worlds Argentina

If, as well as wanting to visit incredible Argentine landscapes, you’re also looking for a journey that offers a transforming experience — one that will give you everything you need to reconnect with your inner spirit or simply recharge in an area renowned for its great energy and natural beauty — you don’t need to look any further. We can organise the personalised trip you’re searching for. ...

Chilean Adventures

Located among the Andes Mountains, and in the heart of Chile's fruit and wine country, Chilean Adventures provides World Class Adventure Travel. Our base camp is placed conveniently near the confluence of the Rio Teno and the Rio Claro.

Visions Service Adventures

Engage in agricultural activities, teach English to children, or work in a local organic farm in South America with Visions Service Adventures. Placements are offered in Ecuador and Peru. Program fees include food, housing, and excursions. Programs are open to worldwide participants.

Putney Student Travel

For 62 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs include community service, language immersion, adventure travel, pre-college enrichment, and global awareness. We believe that an essential component of every young person’s ed...

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Experience South America with A Broader View Volunteers Corp. Participants can go on an adventure tour in and around Costa Rica, Ecuador, or Peru, while building proficiency in Spanish and tasting local dishes, such as Cuy, Llapingachos, and Arroz con Pollo.


Work with monkeys in the jungles of South America and experience South American culture up close. Brush up on your Spanish and hike the beautiful Amazon Rainforest in your downtime. Go rafting, climbing, or boating on the rivers of the Amazon as part of this Adventure Travel Program with Globalteer.

Sea|mester Study Abroad at Sea

Sea|mester offers unique educational voyages where students spend an entire semester at sea, sailing between countries and continents. For more than 40 years, we have consistently delivered outstanding educational experiences for students. We design our programs to provide engaging learning experiences with real outcomes in ways that are impossible to replicate in the traditional classroom. ...

Santiago Exchange Network (SEN)

Santiago Exchange Network (SEN) is the biggest student exchange network in Chile. The organization's objective is to provide a complete service that integrates the community of international students arriving in Chile to do exchange programs, internships, take Spanish courses, or travel. SEN was founded in 2009 and currently has franchises in different countries across South America.

Pacific Discovery-Summer & Semester Programs Abroad

Discover South America with Pacific Discovery's educational travel programs in South America. Spend the summer either in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands or in Peru and participate in experiential learning adventures, including a week-long volunteer project in the Andes, mountain biking down the slopes of Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador's highest peak, and hiking up and camping out at Peru's Canyon ...