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Explore the colourful and abundant wildlife of South America on our guided holidays to unique and wonderfully different lands.
South America is an enormous continent and its biodiversity and abundance of wildlife reflects its geographic stature.
From the soaring and iconic condor to the elusive puma and tapir, from colourful macaws to the tame wildlife of Galapagos.
We work with local communities and the best guides to bring you the best tours.
Most trips are open to anyone with an interest in the natural world and no visit to South America is complete without spending time looking for its wonderful fauna.
Galapagos is a world famous wildlife attraction, with marine, bird and wildlife surpassed nowhere in the world.
South America also counts as home to the Amazon rainforest. This huge forest is like no other on the earth, replete with monkeys, insects and birds, and many species still being discovered.
In the mountains, there is the iconic condor to look for as well as big cats like jaguars, and the shy spectacled bear for the lucky ones.
These bears also live in cloud forests, a haven for birdwatchers and hikers in the cool mists of these fertile mountain-side forests.
And that’s before we mention Antarctica, or the whales that migrate along the coasts, the llamas, armadillos and more.
South America is a nature lover’s paradise.
What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
Prices From $4,295 / £3,642 per person
Dates: From January 2022 to December 2022
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $4,995 / £4,236 per person
Dates: From December 2022 to March 2023
Capacity: 67 people
What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $5,615 / £4,762 per person
Dates: From April 2022 to December 2022
Capacity: 10 people
Prices From $990 / £840 per person
Prices From $1,062 / £901 per person
Dates: From March 2022 to December 2022
Capacity: 32 people
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Staff were superb and provided an excellent service. This may have been helped by Sue and I being the only two people staying at the adventure camp. The staff in the office in El Chalten were very good, too. We were lucky that the accident happened on the way down the Loma del Diablo and about 1 hour from the road and also lucky that our guide Juan was able to carry Sue down.
The cruise was great – fantastic organisation, very professional staff and all very interesting. We landed at Cape Horn but were not able to cruise round it as the weather was too bad.
D. Rowell, UK, 2010
» Patagonia Self-guided Tour with W Trek
Our trip was a huge success and we had a wonderful time. With a varied and busy itinerary, we always had something exciting to look forward to and nothing failed to live up to expectations. All accommodations were good but the Bellavista Lodge in the Cloudforest, the Hato Verde hacienda in Cotopaxi national park, and the Hosteria Mandala in Puerto Lopez, were all outstanding.
Everything went perfectly well, and thanks to all involved at Andean Trails for a great itinerary and for organising it all.
A. and J. Scott, UK, 2013
» Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge
The famous Puerto Madryn penguins, where up to a million Magellanic penguins congregate to breed, are not found in Puerto Madryn. While the town is famous for being one of the best places to see penguins in Argentina, Puerto Madryn penguin tours actually take place in Punta Tombo. However, the tours do start in Puerto Madryn. The colony of penguins at Punto Tombo allows people to get close to these adorably cute creatures. Read the lowdown on how to get there, what to expect, plus fun facts about Magellanic penguins. We’ll also talk about the area, replete with wildlife. Introduction …
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