Central & South America Adventure Travel & Expeditions

From canopied rain forests to coral reefs, a Central America expedition is a must for adventure-minded travelers. Nature lovers, birders, snorkelers, and divers marvel at the biodiversity of the region as well as its rich history. Central America adventure travel celebrates the flora and fauna of the region. Search for roseate spoonbills, brown pelicans, and chestnut-mandibled toucans in Costa Rica. Meet monkeys, crocodiles, sloths, iguanas, and Jesus Christ lizards on Nicaragua’s Solentiname Archipelago. Dive Belize’s Lighthouse Reef, one of only four atolls in the Western Hemisphere. Investigate the underwater canyons off the Bay Islands of Honduras. And, from a canopy tower, search for scarlet macaws and blue-crowned motmots in Panama’s Soberania National Park.   Zegrahm’s Central America adventure tours feature a team of expert naturalists and guides who relish the opportunity to share the wonder of the region with you. On a daylight transit of the Panama Canal, for instance, an expert on the canal will provide historical perspective, and on-deck naturalists will identify birds and geological features along the way. From Belize’s Blue Hole to a remote island of Colombia, Central America eco travel is adventure travel at its finest—revealing the life and traditions of a region while seamlessly immersing curious travelers into its most fascinating sites.   The itineraries we offer vary from year to year; below please find our upcoming Central America adventure travel expeditions.

Expeditions to Central & South America

Small-ship cruise

Amazon & Peruvian Highlands

Amazon & Peruvian Highlands

In the company of Zegrahm field director, Kevin Clement, combine Peru’s Amazon River and pristine highlands into one comprehensive journey for the ultimate in Amazon adventure travel. Aboard the 28-guest La Estrella Amazonica you will cover more than 600 miles on the Amazon and its tributaries and travel deep into the protected Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, home to a species count of 450 birds, 102 mammals, and over 130 reptiles and amphibians.

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Overland adventure

Best of Bolivia

Best of Bolivia

Your Bolivia adventure travels will lead you to a wonderland of astonishing diversity that stretches from the high Andean Altiplano to the lush and wildlife-rich lowlands of the Amazon. Our Bolivia expedition highlights some of the oldest cultures in the New World, the most dramatic landscapes in South America, the largest lake on the continent, and perhaps the greatest variety of flora and fauna on the planet. Begin in La Paz, at over 11,000 feet the highest capital city in the world, before exploring on our Uyuni tour.

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Coastal Brazil with Buenos Aires & Montevideo

This inaugural Brazil expedition combines the very best of coastal Brazil, plus explorations of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, charming Montevideo, and a Rio de Janeiro tour. The Sea Adventurer serves as the perfect base, from observing the breathtaking coastline and dramatic ports to exploring offshore islands and pristine natural environments. Travel with ease and comfort on a comprehensive Brazil tour that links together the cultural and natural highlights of an area that can be challenging to visit on your own.

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Overland adventure

Colombia

Colombia

From sun-drenched, white-sand beaches and vibrant cities to the towering peaks of the Andes, Colombia offers travelers a wealth of natural and cultural highlights. This brand-new itinerary reveals the artifacts of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures, exquisite colonial architecture, amazing birds and wildlife, and a chance to explore pristine coral reefs. And, no tour would be complete without a visit to a coffee plantation to learn about the history, culture, and production of world-famous Colombian coffee. Colombia expedition highlights: 

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Into the Pantanal: A Brazilian Wildlife Adventure

Brazil unfolds before us in all its stunning natural glory during this popular South America expedition. We visit several different biomes, see as many as 25 indigenous mammals, study ten times as many birds, and even meet some of the planet’s rarest primates. This in-depth journey into the Pantanal will showcase the planet’s largest seasonal wetland area. We meet the capybara, the world’s largest rodent; view nocturnal mammals in their natural habitats; and may glimpse jaguars, ocelots, and tapirs.

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Small-ship cruise

South American Mosaic

South American Mosaic

Explore five countries on this ever-popular South America tour: Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago. By Zodiac and on foot search tributaries and rain forest habitats for abundant wildlife, such as sloths, nearly 30 species of monkeys, and, with luck, pink Amazon river dolphins. Bird species number in the thousands here, including the colorful red-and-green macaw, Guianan cock-of-the-rock, and toco toucan—exceeded only by the nearly 1,800 species of dazzling butterflies.

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Overland adventure

The Heart of Cuba

The Heart of Cuba

As it opens its doors to the world, Cuba adventure travelers are invited to discover centuries of cultural heritage and countless natural treasures—from pristine Caribbean wetlands to lush mountaintop forests. Our inaugural Cuba tour showcases four World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves, offering the chance to explore tidy colonial towns unchanged by modernity, search for endemic avian species that grace the tropical landscapes, and walk on the shores of historic Playa Girón.

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Small-ship cruise

Ultimate Galapagos

Ultimate Galapagos

Certainly one of the most iconic and memorable expeditions one can take, Galápagos adventure travel is exhilarating and humbling. You’ll find yourself in the company of species found nowhere else in the world, walking among abundant wildlife that has grown astonishingly fearless in the absence of humans and large predators. On your Galápagos tour, you might find yourself face to face with a pair of courting blue-footed boobies, sitting next to a marine iguana as it basks in the sun, or snorkeling amidst a family of playful sea lions.

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Small-ship cruise

Wild Galapagos

Wild Galapagos

This Galápagos tour offers the perfect introduction to Las Islas Encantadas, delivering a comprehensive experience in a relatively short amount of time. During your six-day Galápagos expedition, you will make numerous landings on no less than eight unique islands. Take scenic cruises along the wild shores by Zodiac and land on these remote, uninhabited islands for nature walks that reveal endemic species and prolific wildlife. The 40-guest Isabela II is the perfect vessel to explore the world’s first natural World Heritage Site in elegant comfort.

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Past Expeditions to Central & South America