WILDLIFE

A lifetime can be spent in Latin America spotting wildlife. Premier wildlife destinations are the Galapagos Islands, the Pantanal wetlands and the Amazon basin. Birdlife throughout all of Latin America is prolific. Colombia is home to more species of birds than any other country on Earth, with over 1,800 species. Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela are all in the world’s top 10. Panama and Costa Rica are top birding destination, each with many endemic species. Penguins can be visited from Punta Tombo on Argentina’s Atlantic coast to Tierra del Fuego and around the horn to Magdalena Island, near Punta Arenas. The Galapagos is home to the endemic Galapagos penguin. The Amazon basin is home to more species of fauna than any other land ecosystem on Earth.

Galapagos Islands – the distinctive wildlife and endemic species make these islands very special. About 80% of the land birds, 97% of the reptiles and land mammals, more than 20% of the marine species are found nowhere else on the planet. Iconic species include: Galapagos Albatross, Blue-footed Booby, Nazca Booby, Flightless Cormorant, Galapagos finches, the Great and Magnificent frigatebirds, Galapagos Hawk, Land and Marine iguanas, Galapagos penguin, sea lion, fur seal, Sally Lightfoot crabs and the iconic Galapagos Giant Tortoise. Mammals include Rorqual Whales, dolphins, sea lions, rodents and bats. Twenty eight species of reptiles have been recorded in Galapagos in recent times. Nineteen of these species are endemic to the islands, 11 of which are confined to single islands.

The Pantanal is an immense wetland, located mostly in Brazil that contains astounding biodiversity. The Pantanal ecosystem is home to around 1000 bird species, 400 fish species, 300 mammalian species, and 480 reptile species. The Pantanal is home to the following endangered or threatened species: marsh deer, giant river otter, hyacinth macaw, crowned solitary eagle, maned wolf, bush dog, South American tapir, giant anteater. The Pantanal is home to one of the world’s largest and healthiest jaguar populations. Reptiles found in the Pantanal include the caiman, the yellow anaconda, the gold tegu, the red-footed tortoise and the green iguana.

The Valdes Peninsula - On the Atlantic coast of Argentina you can encounter unique wildlife including penguins, whales, orcas and exotic birdlife. The numerous gulfs, bays, inlets and peninsulas along the vast Argentine shoreline of the South Atlantic are inhabited by thousands of different marine animal colonies. Punta Tombo is the most important breeding colony of Magellan penguins in the world including more than 1 million specimens. From June to December you can take a boat trip and encounter the Southern right whale. Killer whales (orcas) are more frequently seen between February and May, while dolphins are seen all year round. Orcas can be spotted from La Ernestina estancia near Punta Norte. The plan is to spot orcas beach stranding during which they catch the seals from the beach. Punta Norte is the only place in the world where orcas use this type of beach stranding attack as a hunting system. Other mammals include sea lions and elephant seals.

Amazonia – incredible numbers of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish are found in the basin of the World’s longest river. Naturally, mammals are the most difficult to spot in dense jungle, but monkeys, sloth, tapirs, giant otter and Amazon pink river dolphin can all be spotted. Jaguars are far more elusive here. Around 1,300 species of bird include: macaw, parrot, toucan, hoatzin, harpy eagle. Many rainforest lodges have access to nearby macaw clay licks.

Southern Patagonia - The wildlife of southern Patagonia includes Guanaco, Huemul (South Andean Deer), Puma, Patagonian Fox, Condor.

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $11,595.00
The program includes flying to and from Antarctica by air, and cruising by ship along the Antarctic Peninsula.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $8,300.00
"Basecamp" activities include: overnight camping, kayaking, mountaineering, snowshoeing.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $15,995.00
The Polar Circle program includes flights between Punta Arenas and King George Island and a 7-night cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula with a visit to the South Shetland Islands.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $5,595.00
A new promotion for the Antarctica Express Air-Cruises of the 2017-18 season: a $1,700 air credit reduction per person.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $9,650.00
March 17-28, 2017. Aboard the M/V Ortelius with the chance to hike, kayak, and dive in the iceberg-heavy waters. The cruise passes through waters traveled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $3,850.00
Experience the Best of Patagonia from the Valdes Peninsula on the Atlantic coast to Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego, then to El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $3,259.00
Nature at its best. This trip combines the rich forests of the highlands with the Caribbean coast on Ambergris Caye.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,202.00
Tour the highlands from two different eco-lodges and ecosystems. Then, finish the trip at a beach resort on the Placencia Peninsula.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $3,095.00
From the natural serenity of the Maya Mountains to the shores of Placencia Lagoon, we are reminded that paradise can exist in more than one locale.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $2,795.00
With La Paz as your base, explore the high Uyuni Salt Lake, lowland Amazon basin and Lake Titicaca.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $1,305.00
GROUP TRIP from La Paz twice a week. Can be customized as a private trip with any day departures.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $894.00
GROUP TRIP from La Paz twice a week - every Tuesday and Friday. Can be customized as a private trip with any day departures.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $3,108.00
GROUP TRIP - fixed departure. The itinerary can be customized as a private trip around your preferred trip dates.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $3,471.00
An immersion into nature at two Pantanal lodges and several days exploring the unique natural wonders of Bonito.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $4,198.00
See the best nature Brazil has to offer with the best guides while based at upscale lodges and hotels.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,990.00
The best of Brazil's natural history combines 3 diverse ecosystems: breathtaking Iguacu Falls, the wildlife of the Pantanal grasslands, the Amazon rainforest.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,495.00
Experience three diverse parts of Brazil: exotic Rio de Janeiro at a Copacabana beach hotel, the majestic Iguacu Falls, deep in the remote Amazon River jungle at an all-inclusive lodge.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,363.00
Visit two of the world's great cities - Rio, the 'Marvellous City' and Buenos Aires, the 'Paris of South America' - and witness the spectacular Iguazu Falls up close.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $1,728.00
Visit Rio, the Amazon, Lençois Maranhenses National Park and Salvador with a small group of enthusiastic travelers.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $3,165.00
Visit two remote and fascinating destinations: the Atacama Desert and Easter Island
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $3,570.00
Discover the lost civilization of Easter Island and explore the unmatched beauty of Torres del Paine National Park
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Explore the striking natural wonders and diverse landscapes along the spine of the Andes from the Atacama to the Lakes Region and Torres del Paine
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $5,127.00
Explore two areas based at two lodges in the remote Aysen Region of Austral Patagonia.
Duration: 17 days, 16 nights
From: $6,000.00
Colombia is a unique country in that it has abundant nature, fascinating culture in remote locations, and an up-and-coming gastronomic scene.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,795.00
Take your pick of activities around Arenal Volcano, explore nature at its fullest at the Monteverde Cloudforest, finish at a central Pacific beach hotel.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $2,117.00
Immerse yourself in nature at three distinct ecosystems: Caribbean coast, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloudforest; finishing up on the wide sweeping beaches of the northern Pacific coast.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: Call for pricing information
Enjoy the beaches and jungles of Manuel Antonio National Park, the tropical rainforest in Corcovado National Park, and a few days beneath the fantastic Arenal Volcano.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $3,650.00
THIS IS A SPECIAL PACKAGE OFFER! SET DATES: DECEMBER 24, 2016-JANUARY 1, 2017. Price is based on a party or family of five.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
From: $3,895.00
Discover the authentic jewels of Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano’s Thermal Springs and the incredible views from your own pool at Hotel Punta Islita.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $7,094.00
For extreme wildlife enthusiasts! A Circuit of Nature that takes you into the Amazon rainforest, the highland cloudforest and to the Galapagos Islands on a Scuba diving program.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $6,139.00
After a few days in the colonial city of Quito, set off for a full week of island-hopping in the Galapagos. Be prepared for an immersive marine wildlife experience.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $3,550.00
Explore Ecuador's diverse microclimates from the Amazon rainforest to the highlands of the 'Avenue of Volcanoes" and the cloudforest of Banos.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,835.00
A comprehensive tour of Panama, from the Canal to the Chiriqui Highlands to the Caribbean coast, you will see nature, wildlife, culture like nowhere else.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,350.00
Active adventure including horseback riding, canoe trips, canopy zip lines, whitewater rafting and snorkeling.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $3,548.00
See past and present history - from Spanish colonial forts to the new Panama Canal expansion - and experience native culture and cloudforest nature, all on one trip.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,980.00
Awarded National Geographic's 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2013.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $910.00
A 3-night nature program
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $959.00
A 4-day trip to the Punta Patiño Reserve in the Darién Province to sight the Harpy Eagle.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $5,272.00
Panama: Vivid, amazing, moving and…simply unforgettable!
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $3,418.00
Something for the entire family: nature, culture, adventure. Rainforest, cloudforest, Caribbean coast.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $4,173.00
SPECIAL EDITION ADVENTURE - Nov 30 - Dec 8, 2017
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration: 20 days, 19 nights
From: $6,250.00
Who says you can't see it all? We say you can: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon, the Northern Kingdoms, the Nazca Lines.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $398.00
An exciting, off-the-beaten-path, overland trip across the remote Gran Sabana of Venezuela.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $675.00
This 5-night program combines the Andes and Llanos grasslands.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration: 20 days, 19 nights
From: $6,250.00
Who says you can't see it all? We say you can: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon, the Northern Kingdoms, the Nazca Lines.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $3,850.00
Experience the Best of Patagonia from the Valdes Peninsula on the Atlantic coast to Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego, then to El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $3,165.00
Visit two remote and fascinating destinations: the Atacama Desert and Easter Island
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $3,570.00
Discover the lost civilization of Easter Island and explore the unmatched beauty of Torres del Paine National Park
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Explore the striking natural wonders and diverse landscapes along the spine of the Andes from the Atacama to the Lakes Region and Torres del Paine
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $5,127.00
Explore two areas based at two lodges in the remote Aysen Region of Austral Patagonia.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $2,801.00
With La Paz as your base, explore the high Uyuni Salt Lake, lowland Amazon basin and Lake Titicaca.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $1,305.00
GROUP TRIP from La Paz twice a week. Can be customized as a private trip with any day departures.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $894.00
GROUP TRIP from La Paz twice a week - every Tuesday and Friday. Can be customized as a private trip with any day departures.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $3,108.00
GROUP TRIP - fixed departure. The itinerary can be customized as a private trip around your preferred trip dates.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $3,471.00
An immersion into nature at two Pantanal lodges and several days exploring the unique natural wonders of Bonito.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $4,198.00
See the best nature Brazil has to offer with the best guides while based at upscale lodges and hotels.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,990.00
The best of Brazil's natural history combines 3 diverse ecosystems: breathtaking Iguacu Falls, the wildlife of the Pantanal grasslands, the Amazon rainforest.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,495.00
Experience three diverse parts of Brazil: exotic Rio de Janeiro at a Copacabana beach hotel, the majestic Iguacu Falls, deep in the remote Amazon River jungle at an all-inclusive lodge.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,363.00
Visit two of the world's great cities - Rio, the 'Marvellous City' and Buenos Aires, the 'Paris of South America' - and witness the spectacular Iguazu Falls up close.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $1,728.00
Visit Rio, the Amazon, Lençois Maranhenses National Park and Salvador with a small group of enthusiastic travelers.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $7,094.00
For extreme wildlife enthusiasts! A Circuit of Nature that takes you into the Amazon rainforest, the highland cloudforest and to the Galapagos Islands on a Scuba diving program.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $6,139.00
After a few days in the colonial city of Quito, set off for a full week of island-hopping in the Galapagos. Be prepared for an immersive marine wildlife experience.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $3,550.00
Explore Ecuador's diverse microclimates from the Amazon rainforest to the highlands of the 'Avenue of Volcanoes" and the cloudforest of Banos.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
From: $2,091.00
Enjoy a discounted Galapagos trip! The end of the year holidays are one of the most beautiful times to visit the Galapagos. The wildlife flourishes and the temperatures are tropical.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration: 17 days, 16 nights
From: $6,000.00
Colombia is a unique country in that it has abundant nature, fascinating culture in remote locations, and an up-and-coming gastronomic scene.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $398.00
An exciting, off-the-beaten-path, overland trip across the remote Gran Sabana of Venezuela.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $398.00
An exciting, off-the-beaten-path, overland trip across the remote Gran Sabana of Venezuela.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $675.00
This 5-night program combines the Andes and Llanos grasslands.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,835.00
A comprehensive tour of Panama, from the Canal to the Chiriqui Highlands to the Caribbean coast, you will see nature, wildlife, culture like nowhere else.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,350.00
Active adventure including horseback riding, canoe trips, canopy zip lines, whitewater rafting and snorkeling.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $3,418.00
Something for the entire family: nature, culture, adventure. Rainforest, cloudforest, Caribbean coast.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $3,548.00
See past and present history - from Spanish colonial forts to the new Panama Canal expansion - and experience native culture and cloudforest nature, all on one trip.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,980.00
Awarded National Geographic's 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2013.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $910.00
A 3-night nature program
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $959.00
A 4-day trip to the Punta Patiño Reserve in the Darién Province to sight the Harpy Eagle.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $5,272.00
Panama: Vivid, amazing, moving and…simply unforgettable!
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $4,173.00
SPECIAL EDITION ADVENTURE - Nov 30 - Dec 8, 2017
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,795.00
Take your pick of activities around Arenal Volcano, explore nature at its fullest at the Monteverde Cloudforest, finish at a central Pacific beach hotel.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $2,117.00
Immerse yourself in nature at three distinct ecosystems: Caribbean coast, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloudforest; finishing up on the wide sweeping beaches of the northern Pacific coast.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: Call for pricing information
Enjoy the beaches and jungles of Manuel Antonio National Park, the tropical rainforest in Corcovado National Park, and a few days beneath the fantastic Arenal Volcano.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $3,650.00
Discover the combination of modern luxury travel and tropical wonder in Costa Rica.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
From: $3,895.00
Discover the authentic jewels of Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano’s Thermal Springs and the incredible views from your own pool at Hotel Punta Islita.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $3,259.00
Nature at its best. This trip combines the rich forests of the highlands with the Caribbean coast on Ambergris Caye.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,202.00
Tour the highlands from two different eco-lodges and ecosystems. Then, finish the trip at a beach resort on the Placencia Peninsula.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $3,095.00
From the natural serenity of the Maya Mountains to the shores of Placencia Lagoon, we are reminded that paradise can exist in more than one locale.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $11,595.00
The program includes flying to and from Antarctica by air, and cruising by ship along the Antarctic Peninsula.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $8,300.00
"Basecamp" activities include: overnight camping, kayaking, mountaineering, snowshoeing.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $5,595.00
A new promotion for the Antarctica Express Air-Cruises of the 2017-18 season: a $1,700 air credit reduction per person.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $15,995.00
The Polar Circle program includes flights between Punta Arenas and King George Island and a 7-night cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula with a visit to the South Shetland Islands.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $9,650.00
March 17-28, 2017. Aboard the M/V Ortelius with the chance to hike, kayak, and dive in the iceberg-heavy waters. The cruise passes through waters traveled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales.
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