• There are vacationers
    and there are explorers

  • Arouse your sense of discoveryFeel like a traveler, not a tourist, with unique excursions

  • Venture off the beaten path (without roughing it)Relax in hotels that reflect the best of local culture

  • See the difference our friends makeExplore in the company of superb private guides

  • One continent, countless inspiring experiencesLet us start planning your journey today

Have you encountered your South America yet?

Vaya designs singular experiences by blending our deep knowledge of the region with your interests, curiosity and ideas of what your South American trip could really be. Our team, all with deep in-country backgrounds, along with our long-standing local partners, will guide you through the best of South America. Be a Vaya explorer and discover more than you imagined.


The vast jungles of Peru,
Ecuador & Brazil



Vibrant culture, stunningly
diverse landscapes



Wonderful hospitality,
otherworldly wilderness



The uniquely magnificent
enchanted isles



Wild and windswept,
a region of extremes



Civilizations lost and found,
awe-inspiring nature


A continent of spectacular possibilities awaits you

You can just visit, or you can experience more: a deeper connection to the culture, immersion in regional food and wine, close access to wildlife and ecosystems, trekking across iconic terrain, or cruising in remote waters. To map out an uncommon trip, today’s explorer needs more: a guide that is not only knowledgeable and focused but also creative. You need to find someone you can plan with who has deep local connections and expertise with the time, ability and attention to detail that ensures you get more: an individual, rich and seamless exploration.

Family trips

Family Trips

We're experts in creating trips that ensure every member of your tribe gets the most out of the experience.

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Culinary trips

Wine & Food

We've hunted down the best wine & culinary options on the continent. A tough job, but someone had to do it.

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Wildlife trips


No trip of ours is complete without the chance to appreciate the region's endemic flora and fauna.

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Small Ship Cruises

An intimate, unhurried way to explore the rivers, fjords and channels of South America.

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  • The coordination was incredible. Every detail was looked after. Flights were well organized. It was so reassuring to be met in a timely manner by welcoming guides at every stop.
    Edward Walters
  • Beyond our expectations. The service was terrific. We've never had such a stress free trip. We're very pleased with your services, and have been telling all our patients and friends about you.
    Ira Grushak, Jo Eisman and Family
  • We had a fantastic time! Thanks to Vaya for orchestrating every detail so that we could relax and enjoy the trip.
    Debby Reiner

Service beyond the expected

Vaya knows that your trip begins the moment you start thinking about it. We’re more than a travel company, we’re your advocate. Your interests are at the center of our thoughtful planning, service and support - before, during and after your trip. 98.5% of our explorers say they would recommend us to their friends.

Liz Gaugert Liz Gaugert
Destination Specialist
James Kinard James Kinard
Destination Specialist
Jack McCabe Jack McCabe
Destination Specialist
Gabrielle Venturi Gabrielle Venturi
Destination Specialist
Marci Koltonuk Marci Koltonuk
Destination Specialist

Our reviews are second to none

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5 stars

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