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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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South America Nature & Wildlife
Would you rather spend your time in nature rather than the busy, bustling city? Do you dream of getting outdoors as soon as you’re done with work for the day? Take a look at our nature-inspired South America tours. It is hard to find a more perfect place to see the natural wonders of the world. From the Amazon Rainforest to the Pantanal Wetlands, to the glaciers of Patagonia, to the idyllic beaches of Brazil, and the extremely diverse Galapagos Islands, South America has a variety of natural highlights just waiting to be explored.
Go on a horseback riding adventure through the lush wetlands of the Pantanal, home to an abundance of diverse wildlife. Make sure you have your binoculars handy so that you can spot baby capybaras, flora and fauna, caiman, and various bird species.
For estancia excursions, a caiman night safari, colorful lagoons, and the Ibare and Mamore Rivers head to Bolivia. Cross remote tributaries, lagoons, and beaches in the little-known part of the Amazon on this 7-day tour. Most of your time will be spent cruising the Bolivian Amazon river. Watch as the sun rises and sets on the horizon, listen to the sounds of the jungle, and keep your eyes open for the wildlife that’s just outside your window.
If you would rather see some different wildlife, such as penguins, head to Patagonia for a bird watching tour. This bird watching tour takes you to the Puerto Deseado region, a must-see spot for nature & wildlife enthusiasts, looking to find penguins, marine life, and various bird species in Patagonia. In only 3-days, you can explore the Jaramillo Petrified Woods, the Cabo Blanco penguin rookery, and the beautiful, sandy, beaches.
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