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 $4,090 / £3,408 per person
Dates: From January 2019 to December 2020
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $12,395 / £10,329 per person
Dates: From December 2018 to December 2019
Capacity: 71 people
What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $5,370 / £4,475 per person
Dates: From October 2019 to December 2020
Capacity: 10 people
Prices From $970 / £808 per person
Prices From $1,331 / £1,109 per person
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
South America Travel Special - mailchi.mp/cad4bbf7fc36/south-…
1st November, 2019 3:14 pm
Patagonia National Park in the Chilean region of Aysen was formed in 2018 and is the combination of the Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve, Lago Cochrane/Tamango Reserve and the Parque Patagonia also known as Patagonia Park in the Chacabuco Valley. The new National Park covers an area of over 300,000 hectares. Doug and Kris Tompkins Conservationists Douglas Tompkins, the founder of The North Face and Esprit, and Kristine Tompkins first visited the Chacabuco Valley in 1995. They were captivated by a valley which they saw could become the heart of a world-class, wildlife focused national park. This would be the …
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