Browse some of our most in-depth wildlife viewing itineraries below and then give us a call to discuss your custom travel plans with a specialist. These itineraries provide greater opportunities for wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and deeper exploration of local ecosystems in the company of skilled naturalist guides. Many of our travelers want to combine traditional cultural highlights with enhanced opportunities for viewing local animals in their natural habitat, and we can customize any of the itineraries on our website to include more wildlife viewing and birdwatching.
For those interested in seeing the top wildlife viewing spots, plus Rio
After taking in the best of the "cidade maravillosa," you'll head off to one of Brazil's premier Amazon ecolodges, and then finish off in the Pantanal, a must see for any wildlife enthusiast.
11 Days, flexible start dates $4220 / person with 2 travelers
Add on a few days in the easily accessible Amazon Jungle
Experience two of the greatest destinations of any trip to South America: the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon jungle. From outstanding jungle lodges you make daily excursions with highly trained guides.
4-5 days, flexible start dates From $850 / person
Travel the magnificent Galapagos aboard a small cruising vessel
We offer a handpicked selection of the best smaller vessels in each class (Luxury/First/Tourist Superior). The best way to experience the Galapagos is on one of the smaller vessels, offering a more personalized, intimate experience.
4-8 Days, flexible start dates $1800-$5500 / person
Navigate the remote areas in the southernmost reaches of South America
From a first class small ship (either the Stella Australis, 210 passengers, or the Via Australis, 136 passengers), with frequent on shore excursions, you'll marvel at glaciers, penguins, and a variety of Patagonian wildlife.
4-5 days, many start dates From $1,189 / person, double occupancy
An Off the Beaten Path Highlight Adventure
Travel by land from the Andes to the Amazon to see the magnificent Manu Biosphere Reserve; 2 nights first class camping in the Andes; one day hike to Machu Picchu on the last part of the Inca Trail.
15 days, flexible start dates from $5250 with 4 travelers
The metropolis of Rio combined with idyllic colonial Paraty and superb wildlife
After 3 days exploring Rio de Janeiro, you head south along the Atlantic coast to the beautifully preserved 17th century colonial town of Paraty, surrounded by pristine beaches. You finish off with a trip to the Pantanal for wildlife viewing.
10 Days, flexible start dates $3716 / person with 2 travelers