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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
April

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cachalote sailingCachalote
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anahi CatamaranAnahi
Easy / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boat safari, Irupe wetlands, ArgentinaIrupe Lodge: Wetlands & wildlife of Argentina
Easy / 4 days from Quito, Ecuador
April

Kaieteur FallsGuyana Nature Experience
Easy / 15 days from Georgetown, Guyana
22 April - 5 May 2017

Beach at Isabela, Galapagos IslandsEssential Galapagos - Isabela and Santa Cruz
Easy / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
24 April - 1 May 2017

Biking in Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands Biking Adventure
Moderate/Strenuous biking / 10 days from Quito, Ecuador
5 - 14 May 2017

Kaieteur FallsKaieteur Falls Overland
Moderate trek / 8 days from Georgetown, Guyana
3 - 10 July 2017

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

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

Kaieteur FallsGuyana Nature Experience
Easy / 15 days from Georgetown, Guyana
6 - 19 May 2017

Beach at Isabela, Galapagos IslandsEssential Galapagos - Isabela and Santa Cruz
Easy / 8 days from Quito or Guayaquil
1 - 8 May 2017

Kaieteur FallsKaieteur Falls Overland
Moderate trek / 8 days from Georgetown, Guyana
14 - 21 August 2017

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

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



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