Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, jaguars, pumas, caiman, giant anteaters and magnificent macaws. South America has it all!

From the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the undulating waterways of the Amazon, South America spreads a dazzling array of natural wonders. This is a continent of lush rainforests, towering volcanoes, misty cloud forests, bone-dry deserts, red-rock canyons and ice-blue glaciers. As landscapes go, there aren’t many other places on earth that offer so much variety.

Why Visit?

Drift silently past jaguars in the Pantanal

Track pumas on foot in Patagonia

Photograph toucans and macaws in Brazil

Cast your eyes upon the three towers of Paine in Torres del Paine

Seek out giant anteater, Southern tamandua and ocelot in Brazil

Photograph the Pantaneiro Cowboys of the Pantanal

The Brazilian Pantanal

The Brazilian Pantanal is one of the key destinations that we visit in South America. The Pantanal covers an area of nearly 200 000 square kilometers and is home to a rich variety of wildlife & exotic birds. None of the Pantanal’s inhabitants are as sought after as the elusive jaguar, and both of our offerings to the region dedicate a significant amount of time to these impressive cats.

Patagonia

In the southmost landlocked regions of our planet lies one of the most extreme, exotic and sought-after destinations to be found today – Patagonia. The peaks known as Torres del Paine stand tall above the landscape, mighty in splendor and only ever seen by those with a spirit for adventure. Pumas habituated to people on foot have opened up the region to a whole new kind of traveller – the nature lover & wildlife photographer.

6 Highlights in the Region

Jaguars in the Pantanal

None of the Pantanal’s inhabitants are as sought after as the elusive jaguar. Finding & photographing jaguars requires time & patience. We will spend entire days (apart from lunch breaks) in search of this striking cat, and stand a good chance of not only seeing them, but of also watching them on the move as they explore their territories and go out on the hunt. You’ve travelled all the way to see them, we make sure you make the most of that time. Small groups in the company of a skilled photographic guide in attendance ensures no detail to attention is overlooked.

Pumas of Patagonia

Torres Del Paine has now become the home of the puma & the source of a life changing experience for those who dare travel to the end of the world. The experience is surreal. Not only do you get to visit one of the most scenic regions on our planet, but you’ll be exposed to some of the most exciting photographic opportunities too. Pumas in the region have grown accustomed to humans on foot & therefor allow you remarkably close. Incredible photographic opportunities and on-foot encounters await. You get to see them on the move as they hunt or patrol their territorials. If you are fortunate, they may even have cubs with them in attendance. You might even be lucky enough to join on the hunt with the most incredible mountain backdrop you could ask for.

A Spectacular array of birdlife

Our Best of the Pantanal Tour visits the “Buraco das Araras” were guests are able to photograph the red-and-green macaws in flight in front of dramatic red cliffs. In addition to this, guests may see a variety of herons, egrets, jabiru storks, hyacinth macaw, blue-and-yellow macaws, golden-collared macaw, white fronted woodpecker, plush-crested jay and many more species during our journey through the Pantanal.

Spectacular Landscapes

Although the largest attraction in Patagonia may be the puma, our adventures to the region will take you to some of the most incredible landscapes and glaciers to be found on our planet. You’ve travelled so far it would be a shame to not see the lakes & glaciers surrounding the home of the puma. Our itinerary has been designed to give you almost 6 full days of puma trekking in addition to magnificent viewing of glaciers, lakes and landscapes.

The Pantaneiro Cowboys

Imagine horses that will cross chest high caiman infested water. Imagine cowboys who can rope a crocodile or an anteater as easily as they can a cow. All of this to protect their herds as they move through the landscape of the Pantanal. The Pantaneiro is a cattle breed from the Pantanal region of Brazil, where it has been raised for more than three hundred years. It is now considered to be at risk of extinction.

The Giant Anteater

The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), also known as the ant bear, is an insectivorous mammal native to Central and South America. Our Best of the Pantanal tour sees guests standing a very good chance of seeing and photographing these bizarre creatures during their stay at Aguapé Lodge. The area surrounding this lodge is well known for both Giant Anteater sightings as well as the smaller Southern Tamandua.

Upcoming Tours to this Destination

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