Galapagos Island Tours & Cruises
Go South Adventures offers Galapagos Island cruises, and Galapagos land tours at a great value. Named after the giant tortoises that live there, the “Enchanted Isles” of the Galapagos lie 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. This one of a kind ecosystem supports an extraordinary array of plants, animals and geology. Galapagos is Ecuador’s largest national park consisting of 18 volcanic islands and 40 islets. This wonderful environment creates an opportunity for exceptional wildlife contact and photos. Ever since Charles Darwin sparked his theory of evolution here, the Galapagos Islands continues to intrigue adventurers.
2012 New Itinerary Schedules – All Galapagos boats will run on a restricted schedule where island landing sites, without human populations, are visited once every 15 days. This decision by the Galapagos National Park agency has been enacted in order to reduce pressure on heavily visited tourist sites, for the ultimate benefit of the Galapagos endemic flora and fauna.
Ecuador Tours & Vacations
Ecuador tours take you on a journey through the high Andes to experience ancient cultures and magical lands. Our Ecuador vacations take travelers to colorful markets, historical haciendas, volcanoes, Amazon rain forests, highland cloud forests and of course the famous Galapagos Island Tours. This small country offers immense diversity with captivating destinations.
Macchu Picchu, Peru Tours – Machu Picchu Vacations
With our Peru tours you will experience pre and post Inca cultures, spectacular biodiversity, dramatic geography and the remains of historic civilizations, creating one of the richest travel experiences possible in South America. Peru is home to the enigmatic ruins of Machu Picchu and the country contains an impressive variety of ecosystems – 75% of those found on Earth that encompass the Desert Coast, Andean Mountains and Amazonian Rainforest. Peru touring has become the travel “Mecca” of South America for good reason and gives access to experiences that you will never forget.
Chile Tours & Vacations
Our Chile tours, home to classic Patagonia tours and Las Torres del Paine National Park ours (one of the “Best Rated Places” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine 11/09). Las Torres del Paine National Park tours offers some the most dramatic mountain scenery on earth filled with abundant and unique wildlife. Massive granite towers soar almost 10,000 feet giving the park its name.
Argentina tours cross the border to enjoy the other side of Patagonia touring. In Argentina you can enjoy the immense Perito Moreno Glacier and trek to the base of Mt. Fitzroy in Los Glaciares National Park. Enjoy the vast wilderness of Chile and Argentina on one or both Patagonia tours.
REFORESTING CHILE’S PATAGONIA – the 1 Million Tree Initiative
After a massive fire in Chile’s Patagonia in December, 2011, the citizen-lead, non-profit, Reforest Patagonia campaign was born with the hope of planting one million native trees in the devastated area before the year’s end. Please visit www.ReforestPatagonia.com.
Antarctica Tours & Cruises
Antarctica Tours – from penguins to enormous glaciers, the ‘White Continent’ conjures up visions of excitement and high adventure. The Antarctic’s remote location and harsh weather conditions make it one of the least hospitable places on the planet. However, abundant plant and animal species abound in this unique, fragile and forbidding ecosystem. Come discover for yourself the beauty and inspiration that has up until now, been the realm of dedicated scientists and adventurers.
Antarctica Pre-Cruise Hotel Night & Transfer Included: All ALA Antarctica tours include arrival transfer and overnight in Ushuaia (shared, 4 star hotel) one day prior to cruise departure. Very useful should there be any flight delays or picking up last minute items in Ushuaia.