10 Thrilling Adventure Activities in South America April 2015
By Susan Milne
Be exhilarated and get out of your comfort zone with the numerous adventure activities found across South America.
Don't just take pictures of Igauzu Falls; ride the rapids and approach the water falls on a motor boat ride through the river canyon.
Hike and camp along the Inca Trail in Peru on two to seven day itineraries, to reach the ruins of Machu Picchu, considered one of the top five treks in the world.
Take a small ship adventure cruise to the Galapagos Islands where you'll snorkel, and dive the clear waters and hike the marked trails, being careful not to disturb this rare environment.
Enjoy a day of glacier trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier in Southern Argentina with an informative guide and crampons fastened to your boots for traction.
On a three-night Amazon eco-expedition with local guides, you'll go Piranha fishing, take a motor canoe ride, sleep in a hammock and discover the rare world of plants, insects, mammals, snakes and birds in the jungle.
Hike or climb to the top of the active volcanoes found across Chile and take a look inside the crater of these beautiful cone shaped wonders.
Sailing around the tip of South America takes you to lonely, legendary Cape Horn, a must see for mariners, with its windswept uninhabited landscape.
Enjoy surfing, beautiful beaches and lively Brazilian nightlife during your stay in Florianopolis, Brazil's surf capital.
Observe Magellanic penguins in their natural surroundings at Otway Sound near Punta Arenas, Chile, or at Punta Tombo, Argentina, the world's largest breeding colony.
On a three-day guided adventure in Venezuela, camp, sleep in hammocks, canoe and trek through the rainforest to reach Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world at 3,211 feet (979 meters).
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