South America Wildlife Tours
Wildlife highlights of South America:
- Endemic species of the Galapagos Islands
- Amazon Rainforest safaris
- Whale watching on the coast
- Wetlands and waterfalls
- Flora and fauna in the extremities of South America
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With its heady mix of landscapes, environments and ecosystems, wildlife tours in South America promise to be enthralling. Sculpted by everything from volcanoes to lowland rainforest; glacial lakes to high-altitude lagoons; South America is brimming with all manner of flora and fauna that flourish in a mind-boggling range of habitats.
Wildlife trips in the Amazon
South America flaunts immense biodiversity, and nowhere is this more apparent than the Amazon Rainforest, comprised of myriad ecosystems where thousands of animal and insect species thrive. Among these are some rather special creatures that have become emblematic of the world’s biggest jungle, including Pink River Dolphins, Caiman crocs, Jaguars, Toucans and Monkeys, though there’s so much more that awaits you on a wildlife tour in the Amazon. In addition, as the jungle spreads over 40% of South America’s entire landmass, your experience of the Amazon’s highlights will depend on which country you visit (Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia are our favourites), when (rainy or dry season) and how (aboard a luxury Amazon cruise or at a jungle eco-lodge).
Galapagos wildlife tours
A wildlife tour of the Galapagos Islands is filled with sightings of endemic flora and fauna at every turn; a real bucket list experience for anyone with a passion for nature. This, the place that led Charles Darwin to form his theory of evolution, is no less fascinating in real life – in fact, it has to be seen to be believed. Imagine strolling along white sand beaches to meet colonies of Sea Lions or Galapagos Fur Seals; snorkelling with Galapagos Sharks and Sea Turtles; or off on a birding walk to see Blue-footed Boobies or Albatrosses – perhaps even catching them during their famous mating dances. Learn about the conservation work being done to protect the Galapagos’ endangered species at research centres, go on exciting safaris by kayak or zodiac, and choose between island-hopping from lodge to lodge or sailing on a luxury Galapagos cruise. All this, and so much more, awaits in this most curious of archipelagos.
South America wildlife safaris
On top of the Galapagos and Amazon Rainforest, South America has scores of other wildlife-rich destinations to explore. There are the Pantanal Wetlands in Brazil, the largest of its kind in the world and home to the likes of Jaguars, Giant Anteaters, Piranhas, and Capuchin Monkeys – among many others. You can go Whale watching on Colombia’s Pacific Coast, so too in the Valdes Peninsula of Argentina where Penguins and Sea Lions also dwell, and even visit Chile’s Atacama Desert for a bewildering wildlife population that includes Pink Flamingos and many other high-Andean birds. Take note though: this is just a taste of the many wildlife hotspots in South America.
Take a look at our collection of customisable wildlife tours below, handpick the hotels and activities that you want to incorporate into your trip, and start planning your unforgettable South American adventure!