Tailor Made Nature Tours

A land of diverse landscapes and wildlife, South America is a paradise for nature lovers. Follow in the footsteps of Darwin on an unforgettable Galapagos cruise or discover the secrets of the Incas on a Machu Picchu luxury tour. Hike to the lakes and glaciers of Patagonia, marvel at the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama or immerse yourself in the colors, sounds and fragrances of the Amazon.

10 Day Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama Tour

1 nights in La Paz, 2 nights in an Airstream Camper on Salt Flats, 3 nights in San Pedro de Atacama, 3 nights in Santiago

Tour the expansive Uyuni Salt Flats in private via a 4x4 vehicle and a fully serviced Luxury Airstream Camper. Then head south to the Atacama Desert and Chiles cosmopolitan capital city of Santiago.

10 Day Buenos Aires to Antarctica Tour

3 nights in Buenos Aires, 1 night in Ushuaia, 4 nights aboard the Ocean Nova Ship, 1 night in Punta Arenas

Spend this South America vacation at Argentina's tango-loving capital city, Buenos Aires. Then head to Antarctica, one of the coldest, windiest, driest places on the planet.

12 Day Southern Circuit Tour

3 nights in Santiago, 2 nights at a Torres del Paine Lodge, 3 nights in El Calafate, 3 nights in Buenos Aires

Travel the southern circuit of South America during this 12-day vacation package to the cities of Santiago and Buenos Aires, mixed with the wonders of Patagonia.

8 Day Uyuni to Machu Picchu Tour

1 night in La Paz, 2 nights on the Uyuni Salt Flats, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town

Tour the expansive Uyuni Salt Flats in private via a 4x4 vehicle and a fully serviced Luxury Airstream Camper. Then venture to the heart of the Incas at Machu Picchu.

8 Day Amazon to Machu Picchu Tour

1 night in Lima, 2 nights in Amazon jungle lodge, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town

The Amazon basin is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. Explore the river tributaries and go on a guided jungle walk to discover the exotic wildlife and plants. Then enjoy one our Machu Picchu luxury tours.

10 Day Galapagos Islands & Amazon Tour

2 nights in Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise, 3 nights in an Amazon jungle lodge

Discover the wildlife diversity of South America on this Galapagos and Amazon tour. Start with a Galapagos cruise to visit islands full of endemic species. Continue to a lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon, part of the largest rainforest in the world.

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Cusco and Machu Picchu: Three hotels reviewed

Cusco and Machu Picchu: Three hotels reviewed

I just got back from a trip to three gorgeous – but very different – hotels in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Here’s what I loved about each place…
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5 iconic Amazon animals

5 iconic Amazon animals

Your once in-a-lifetime adventure to the world’s largest and richest rainforest will be packed with wildlife highlights from start to finish. Here are a few of the most exciting species found near Puerto Maldonado... Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis). These graceful river giants, which attain lengths of 8ft (if you include their long tails) and weights of 70lb, are the largest member of the Mustelid family. Only 5,000 remain in the wild (in an area the size of the Lower 48!) but the oxbow lakes of Tambopata in South-Eastern Peru are one of the best places in the world to see them. The sociable otters who live in groups of up to 20 individuals are expert fishermen who eat approximately 3 kilograms of fish every day. Each otter is born with a uniquely shaped patch of cream-colored fur on its throat – much like a human fingerprint this can be used by rangers and scientists to identify individuals. They’re also extremely vocal animals…as you will find out on your Amazon …
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Unforgettable Quito add-on: Mindo cloud forest retreat

Unforgettable Quito add-on: Mindo cloud forest retreat

Teeming with orchids, hummingbirds, tanagers, toucans and butterflies, a few days in a Mindo cloud forest lodge is a wonderful addition to any Galapagos itinerary. The Mindo cloud forest is two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Quito, on the outer slopes of the western Andes. It's located at a very pleasant altitude of around 4,200ft (compared to 9,200ft in Quito). The drive there is really scenic, along winding roads with great forest views. The cloud forest itself is an enchanting world of tumbling waterfalls, crystalline rivers, endemic orchids, colorful hummingbirds and thick, verdant forests packed full of wildlife. The lodges Mashpi Lodge is a 5-star establishment with gorgeous rooms, fine dining and professional service. That being said, it’s also a very eco-friendly lodge and is located in an extremely pristine section of forest which is home to a staggering 500 species of birds. Check out this video of their incredible ‘Dragon Fly’ cable car through the canopy. Run by Tom …
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