Jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal

Central & South America

With a wide variety of climates and biomes, Central and South America are fascinating destinations for expedition travel. For this reason, those with a thirst for outdoor pursuits, knowledge of new cultures, and up-close encounters with interesting wildlife will relish our small-ship cruises and overland adventures.

Upcoming Central & South America Expeditions

  • Wild Colombia

    Wild Colombia

    September 16September 29, 2019

    On our Colombian adventure, we’ll take in the country’s natural and cultural highlights, from its white-sand beaches and vibrant cities to pristine rainforest, a coffee plantation, and artifacts of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures.

  • Zafiro

    Amazon Voyage with International Expeditions

    October 4October 13, 2019
  • Patagonia By Land & Sea

    Patagonia by Land & Sea

    October 11October 25, 2019

    This wildlife adventure through Patagonia spends four days exploring Torres del Paine National Park, where you will search for guanacos, Andean condors, and the elusive puma.

  • Wild Guyana

    Wild Guyana

    October 30November 8, 2019

    Search Guyana’s rainforest, rivers, and savanna for rare and endangered species, such as giant anteaters, black caiman, harpy eagles, giant river otters, and the elusive jaguar. And, witness the awesome power of Kaieteur Falls, the world’s largest single-drop waterfall by volume.

  • Andean cock of the rock

    Wild Colombia

    March 5March 19, 2020

    On our Colombian adventure, we’ll take in the country’s natural and cultural highlights, from its white-sand beaches and vibrant cities to pristine rainforest, a coffee plantation, and artifacts of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures.

  • Jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal

    Brazil's Pantanal: A Wildlife Safari

    September 16October 2, 2020

    Search for Brazil’s iconic wildlife—caiman, capybara, howler monkey, tapir, giant river otter, and our ultimate goal, the elusive jaguar—on this wildlife adventure with Mark Brazil. 

Past Central & South America Expeditions

  • South American Mosaic

    South American Mosaic

    April 2April 17, 2015

    Meet pink Amazon river dolphins, nearly 30 species of monkeys, and the colorful red-and-green macaw as you journey through five incredible South American countries: Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago. 

  • Amazon & Peruvian Highlands

    April 17May 1, 2015

    Venture for more than 600 miles on the mighty Amazon with long-time Zegrahm field leader, Kevin Clement, spotting monkeys, sloths, pink and gray river dolphins, followed by several days in the Peruvian Highlands exploring Lake Titicaca and the Colca Canyon. 

  • Who was Ferdinand Magellan?

    Patagonia with the Falkland Islands & Cape Horn

    March 10March 27, 2016

    Spellbinding, rugged, remote, and ripe for adventure, Patagonia turns the heads of the most intrepid travelers—come with us to the mythical Cape Horn, the UNESCO-designated Torres del Paine National Park and into the dense forest of the Andes.

  • Chile & Peru: In the Wake of Humboldt & Darwin

    Chile & Peru: In the Wake of Humboldt & Darwin

    March 25April 11, 2016

    Covering 2,500 awe-inspiring miles, our journey along the rugged western coast of South America introduces travelers to huge concentrations of marine life and seabirds, as well as the region’s ancient ruins, mysterious geoglyphs, and colonial towns.

  • The Heart of Cuba

    February 9February 19, 2017

    With its doors opening to the world, now is the time to explore Cuba—this fascinating immersion includes four World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves, with walks on the shores of historic Playa Girón and meet-and-greets with Cuban artists, musicians, and farmers.

  • Cuba Under Sail

    Cuba Under Sail

    March 29April 14, 2017

    Immerse yourself in Cuban culture as you visit friendly locals, savor traditional cuisine, and enjoy musical performances, including a visit to the Buena Vista Social Club. Plus, you’ll travel with ease aboard the intimate, 56-guest sailing ship, Le Ponant.

  • Wild Galapagos

    Wild Galapagos

    July 21July 30, 2017

    Witness numerous endemic species; photograph a wide variety of wildlife that has grown astonishingly fearless in the absence of humans and large predators; discover fascinating geology—lunar-like lava fields, eroded volcanic cones, and active shield volcanoes; and snorkel and swim am

  • Anavilhanas National Park, Brazil

    Brazil: Rivers of the Amazonian Rainforest

    September 19October 6, 2017

    Mark Brazil, expedition leader and ornithologist, helped create this brand-new itinerary, exploring some of Brazil’s lesser-traveled rivers and pristine Amazonian rainforest. Spend five days exploring the River of Doubt, search for unique wildlife in the Mamiraua Reserve, and explore the Anavilhanas Archipelago.

  • Galapagos Diving Adventure

    Galapagos Diving Adventure

    October 7October 16, 2017

    Cruise through the Galapagos Islands aboard the luxurious 16-guest diving liveaboard, Galapagos Sky. With diving options daily, you'll search for whale sharks, dolphins, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays, barracuda, mola mola, and more among the stunning underwater topogra

  • Patagonia

    Patagonia by Land & Sea

    November 3November 17, 2017

    A brand-new expedition, this overland adventure through Patagonia spends four days exploring Torres del Paine National Park, where you will search for guanacos, Andean condors, and the elusive puma.

  • Wild Patagonia

    Wild Patagonia

    December 29, 2017January 5, 2018

    Encompassing 615,000 acres of expansive grasslands and the fantastic pinnacles of the Andean mountains, Torres del Paine National Park is a stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Chile’s premier Patagonian destination. 

  • Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 4January 25, 2018

    Following in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps, explore the White Continent’s rugged landscape, meeting vast penguin colonies in South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands, greeting albatross in the Falkland Islands, and enjoying every long moment of daylight in the austral summer.

  • Wild Patagonia

    Wild Patagonia

    January 16January 23, 2018

    Encompassing 615,000 acres of expansive grasslands and the fantastic pinnacles of the Andean mountains, Torres del Paine National Park is a stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Chile’s premier Patagonian destination. 

  • Across the Antarctic Circle

    Across the Antarctic Circle: Voyage to the 7th Continent

    January 22February 4, 2018

    Be one of the very few to cross the Antarctic Circle and witness one of the planet’s last frontiers. In Zodiac cruises, search for humpback, minke, and orca whales, as well as leopard, Weddell, and crabeater seals.

  • Squirrel Monkeys, Wild Colombia

    Wild Colombia

    March 5March 18, 2018

    On our Colombian adventure, we’ll take in the country’s natural and cultural highlights, from its white-sand beaches and vibrant cities to pristine coral reefs, a coffee plantation, and artifacts of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures.

  • Canal to Cuba with Panama, Costa Rica & Colombia

    Canal to Cuba with Panama, Costa Rica & Colombia

    April 5April 20, 2018

    Continents commingle in Central America, with its significant human history and rich biodiversity—we’ll transit the Panama Canal by day, hike to traditional villages in San Blas, snorkel over colorful reefs, and end in recently-opened Cuba.

  • Circumnavigation of Cuba

    Circumnavigation of Cuba

    April 17April 30, 2018

    Immerse yourself in Cuban culture as you meet friendly locals, savor traditional cuisine, and enjoy musical performances, including a visit to the Buena Vista Social Club. Plus, you’ll travel with ease aboard the intimate, 104-guest sailing ship, Hebridean Sky.

  • Wild Galapagos

    Wild Galapagos

    July 27August 5, 2018

    Witness numerous endemic species; photograph a wide variety of wildlife that has grown astonishingly fearless in the absence of humans and large predators; discover fascinating geology—lunar-like lava fields, eroded volcanic cones, and active shield volcanoes; and snorkel and s

  • Best of Brazil

    Wild Brazil: From Atlantic Forest to the Pantanal

    September 16October 4, 2018

    Search for Brazil’s iconic wildlife—caiman, giant anteaters, Brazilian tapirs, maned wolves, capybara, howler monkeys, marmosets, giant river otters, and our ultimate goal, the elusive jaguar—on this overland adventure with Mark Brazil. 

  • Victoria Amazonica Water Lilies, Wild Guyana

    Wild Guyana

    October 5October 14, 2018

    Search Guyana’s rainforest, rivers, and savanna for rare and endangered species, such as giant anteaters, black caiman, harpy eagles, giant river otters, and the elusive jaguar. And, witness the awesome power of Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest single-drop waterfall.

  • Machu Picchu, Peru

    Hiram Bingham's Hidden Peru

    October 18October 25, 2018

    Offered through our sister company Travcoa, this journey through Peru includes an overnight within the citadel of Machu Picchu—sunrise and sunset included. You'll also meet the locals of colorful Chinchero, experience the culture in the Valley of the Incas, and spend two nights aboard the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer train.

  • Uruguay & Argentina

    Uruguay & Argentina: Tango, Vino & Patagonian Glaciers

    October 18October 30, 2018

    Offered through our sister company Travcoa, this journey explores breathtaking regions of Uruguay and Argentina. From the latter's renowned Uco Valley's Wine Road and its world-class wine, to the former's historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento, everyone will enjoy this exploration of southern South America.

  • cruisethe caribbean

    Hidden Gems of the Caribbean

    November 25December 6, 2018

    On our journey through the lesser-known Eastern Caribbean, we’ll venture to ports inaccessible to larger ships, affording you the chance for dazzling snorkeling, hiking, bird-watching—glimpse the St. Vincent parrot—and explorations of historic forts and peaceful colonial plazas. 

  • Torres del Paine

    Wild Patagonia

    January 18January 25, 2019

    Encompassing 615,000 acres of expansive grasslands and the fantastic pinnacles of the Andean mountains, Torres del Paine National Park is a stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Chile’s premier Patagonian destination. 

More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.