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South America Adventure Travel & Expeditions
With some of the widest variety in climates and biospheres in the world, South America lends itself perfectly to adventure travel. For this reason, those with a thirst for outdoor pursuits, knowledge of new cultures, and up-close encounters with rare wildlife will relish our South America expeditions. Consider venturing into Patagonia’s rugged, otherworldly terrain; trekking deep into Brazil’s Pantanal, where more than 400 species of birds, caimans, capybaras, and giant river otters reside; gaping at mega Iguacu Falls, the two-and-a-half-mile-wide cascade linking Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina; flying above Peru’s mysterious Nazca Lines; or exploring the stunning and pristine Galápagos Islands in the footsteps of Charles Darwin.
Our South America adventure tours open up different corners of the New World; each is expertly designed and led to showcase the best of the region. Spend a few days with us in lively Rio de Janeiro then head to Serra da Canastra National Park to meet woolly spider monkeys, giant anteaters, and maned wolves—all in the company of professional naturalists, eager to impart to you the secrets of the local flora and fauna. As part of our South America expeditions, we include the Galápagos Islands—you’ll travel in the company of one of our cofounders and an expert naturalist, Jack Grove, aboard the 40-passanger Isabella II adventure yacht. Jack has drawn on years of experience to create a detailed itinerary for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in the landscape and wildlife of these magical islands.
The itineraries we offer vary from year to year; below please find our upcoming South America adventure travel expeditions.
Expeditions to South America
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. Of course, no Brazil expedition is complete without Iguaçu Falls; this two-and-a-half-mile-wide cataract is our introduction to this spectacular country. Also, included in our Brazil adventure travel tour is the massive Pantanal, the planet’s largest seasonal wetland area.
- October 2014 (Exact dates TBD)
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.
This grand adventure along the rugged western coast of South America reveals myriad cultural and natural splendors, with four UNESCO World Heritage Sites on tap. Begin in Quito, Ecuador’s charming capital city, where beautiful colonial architecture is rivaled only by the surrounding peaks of the snow-capped Andes. Board the ship in Guayaquil and voyage southward to discover magical vistas, unique micro-climates, and the prolific wildlife supported by the nutrient-rich Humboldt Current.
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