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South America wildlife holidays

The wildlife of South America is as varied as it is colourful and abundant, and it's waiting for you to discover on your holiday.

It is a vast continent of contrasts and seemingly impossible juxtapositions. You can spot penguins in Antarctica - and also near the Equator, in the natural paradise of the Galapagos Islands.

There are big cats, with pumas ranging around Chile's National Park and jaguars throughout the jungle areas, particularly in Guyana.

Then there is the Amazon rainforest, home to many thousands of animals, birds and insects, some known, many not. And how can we not mention the Southern Right whales off Peninsula Valdes or the coast of Colombia and the amazing birding opportunities in thehighlands, cloud forests and Amazon lowlands.

Andean Condor

The iconic condor soars over much of the South American Andes, an awe-inspiring sight as they float on the thermals and gaze down, looking for their next meal.

We have also seen the incredibly shy spectacled bear on our treks, as well as flamingoes, vicuñas, the iconic llamas and the list goes on.

Contact us now to plan your perfect wildlife trip.

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Wildlife holidays, South America
"It was the holiday of a lifetime. The jungle was beautiful, a bit scary but the guides were very reassuring and we felt safe with them. The wildlife in the jungle was spectacular..."
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W Merrells, Peru Tailor Made
"It was the holiday of a lifetime. The jungle was beautiful, a bit scary but the guides were very reassuring and we felt safe with them. The wildlife in the jungle was spectacular and our guides ensured we saw heaps of different species. "
W Merrells, Peru Tailor Made

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Upcoming Adventure Tour departures

Below are some of our adventure tours. Contact us if you would like to join a group, or see all group tours for more options.

Namib sand seaNamibia Highlights Self Drive
Easy / 22 days from Windhoek, Namibia
January

Kaieteur FallsKaieteur Falls & Roraima Mountains
Moderate trek / 16 days from Georgetown, Guyana
January

Squirrel monkey visiting the lodgeLiana Lodge - Amazon soft adventure
Easy / 4 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

Cobalt-winged parakeetsNapo Wildlife Centre
Easy / 5 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

Lovely settingsGalapagos Island Hopping
Easy / 10 days from Quito, Ecuador
January


Cobalt-winged parakeetsNapo Wildlife Centre
Easy / 5 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

Lovely settingsGalapagos Island Hopping
Easy / 10 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

River transportWilds of Madidi, Bolivia Rainforest
Easy / 5 days from La Paz, Bolivia
January

Whale watching in Puerto LopezManta Coast
Easy/Moderate / 4 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

Comfortable cabinsKapawi Eco-Lodge
Various levels / 5 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

Sani LodgeSani Amazon Wildlife Lodge
Easy / 5 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

BellavistaBellavista Cloud Forest Lodge
Easy / 3 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

Maquipucuna LodgeMaquipucuna Cloud Forest Lodge
Easy / 3 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

JaguarGuyana Wildlife & Wilderness
Easy/Moderate / 11 days from Georgetown, Guyana
January

RupununiRupununi Savannah & Ranches
Easy / 16 days from Georgetown, Guyana
January

Bird watching at KaranambuRainforest & Mighty Rivers - Birdwatching
Easy / 15 days from Georgetown, Guyana
January

Harpy EagleHarpy Eagle & Iwokrama Forest
Easy / 8 days from Georgetown, Guyana
January

XperienceXperience
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Angelito Galapagos boatAngelito
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

GalaxyGalaxy
Easy/Moderate / 6 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Aida MariaAida Maria
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

BelugaBeluga
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

EdenEden
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Eric, Flamingo & LettyEric & Letty
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Coral IICorals I & II
Easy/Moderate / 5 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Lovely sunsetsCormorant
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

GalavenGalaven
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Mary AnneMary Anne
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

BeagleBeagle
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

EncantadaEncantada
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Finch Bay Hotel (Diego Ledesma)Finch Bay Hotel
Easy/Moderate / 4 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Beach combingGalapagos Family Holiday
Easy/Moderate / 6 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

ArchipellArchipell Catamaran
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Whale spottingEl Pedral Luxury Estancia, Valdes
Easy / 4 days from Trelew/Puerto Madryn Bus Station
January

City tour Quito with kidsEcuador & Galapagos Family Holiday
Easy/Moderate / 14 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

Anahi CatamaranAnahi
Easy / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Diving with PinguinoAstrea Gala I
Various levels / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

La Loberia, great for snorkellingFloreana Island: pirates and wildlife
Easy/Moderate / 3 days from Santa Cruz, Galapagos
January

Cheeky monkey in the Amazon rainforest, EcuadorSacha Amazon Rainforest Lodge
Easy/Moderate / 5 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

Nemo II catamaran, Galapagos IslandsNemo II
Easy / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Tent at night time, Galapagos Safari CampGalapagos Safari Camp
Easy/Moderate / 5 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

Lonesome George Catamaran and the sunset, GalapagosLonesome George Catamaran
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
January

View from Santa Lucia cloud forest lodge, EcuadorSanta Lucia Cloud Forest Community Eco Lodge
Easy/Moderate / 3 days from Quito, Ecuador
January

Boat safari, Irupe wetlands, ArgentinaIrupe Lodge: Wetlands & wildlife of Argentina
Easy / 4 days from Quito, Ecuador
Contact us to discuss dates

Beach at Isabela, Galapagos IslandsEssential Galapagos - Isabela and Santa Cruz
Easy / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
15 - 22 January 2018

Antarctic Scenery (Jordi Plana)Fly and Cruise Antarctica XXI
8 days from Punta Arenas, Chile
January

The Ushuaia (Facundo Santana)Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
10 days from Ushuaia, Argentina
January

Kaieteur FallsGuyana Nature Experience
Easy / 14 days from Georgetown, Guyana
3 - 16 February 2018

Kaieteur FallsKaieteur Falls Overland
Moderate trek / 8 days from Georgetown, Guyana
12 - 19 February 2018

Laguna AmargaChile Photography & Wildlife Adventure
Easy/Moderate / 6 days from Calafate/Puerto Natales
23 - 28 February 2018

Beach at Isabela, Galapagos IslandsEssential Galapagos - Isabela and Santa Cruz
Easy / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
22 - 29 January 2018

Antarctic Scenery (Jordi Plana)Fly and Cruise Antarctica XXI
8 days from Punta Arenas, Chile
January

The Ushuaia (Facundo Santana)Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
10 days from Ushuaia, Argentina
January

Kaieteur FallsGuyana Nature Experience
Easy / 14 days from Georgetown, Guyana
3 - 16 March 2018

Kaieteur FallsKaieteur Falls Overland
Moderate trek / 8 days from Georgetown, Guyana
26 March - 2 April 2018



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