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South America Nature Tours

South America nature tours can include wildlife watching or simply enjoying the landscapes such as the Andes in Peru, the rainforests in Brazil, volcanoes in Ecuador or the plains and mountains of Patagonia. The best South America wildlife tours include Galapagos cruises where you can observe giant tortoises, iguanas, sea lions and snorkel with sharks! On land, one of the best places to see wildlife in South America is in the Pantanal Wetlands. These are seasonally flooded plains, rich in animal life, including capybara, tapirs, anteaters and even jaguars. In contrast, the Amazon Rainforest is fantastic for a South America nature tour, to learn about the forest and the flora. The jungle is rich in animal life, but it is harder to spot than in the Pantanal. Wondering where to see penguins or where to see whales? Patagonia is one of the best options for both. There are many more options and every South America nature and wildlife package is customized to fit your travel style, pace and schedule.

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Thinking about a South America culture and nature trip? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests.

Where can I see wildlife in South America?

There are plenty of choices. Some of the top destinations in South America for wildlife include the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, the Pantanal in Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest. There are several places where whale watching tours are available, and other less-known destinations for wildlife such as the Ibera Wetlands in Argentina and Los Llanos in Colombia.

What are the best archaeology tours in South America?

There are lots of options, but Peru should probably be top of your list. If you’d like to see archaeology in action, the north of Peru is an excellent choice as there are sites there that are still being excavated and discovered, such as Moche, Chimu and Chachapoyan sites. Kuelap is a must-see for archaeology fans. All these places can be combined with a visit to famous sites such as Machu Picchu and ruins in the Sacred Valley. Alternatively, consider another South American country like Colombia which has several fascinating sites including San Agustin and Tierradentro.

How many wonders of the world are in South America?

Well, that depends on who you ask! Machu Picchu is named as one of the New 7 Wonders of the world, so is the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. The Iguazu Falls and Amazon Rainforest are considered two of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and La Paz, Bolivia is one of the New 7 Wonders Cities. The Galapagos Islands have been named one of the 7 Wonders of the Underwater World. The American Society of Civil Engineers has named the Itaipu Dam, near Iguazu Falls are one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.
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