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South America Nature Holidays

Introduction

The natural wonders of South America are vast and varied, ranging from such icons and the Amazon and Iguazu Falls to hidden gems far off the beaten track.

The Pantanal wetlands in Brazil are the largest of their kind in the world. In Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands need no introduction for their rugged beauty and remarkable wildlife, whilst Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.

Continuing south, Alpamayo in Peru is 'the most beautiful mountain in the world', the Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, whilst Lake Titicaca, spilling over the altiplano between Peru and Bolivia, is the highest navigable body of water in the world. Bolivia is also home to the Salar de Uyuni, a spectacular salt flat that is impressive at any time but even more so during the rainy season when a shallow pool covers the surface and mirrors the sky completely. Laguna Colorado elsewhere in the country is a shallow, algae-rich lagoon that's home to flocks of flamingos.

In Chile the Atacama Desert is a surreal landscape whilst the Torres del Paine are muscular mountains that define Patagonia. Over the border, the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina is breath-taking. Aconcagua, the highest summit on South America stands on the Argentina/Chile border and rises to 6,962m. Tierra del Fuego at the tip of the continent is a wind-lashed wilderness.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your natural world holiday to South America by adding a city stay, wildlife holiday or other excursion to your itinerary. Talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

 

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Our top itineraries for South America Nature Holidays

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Torres del Paine

Spirit of Chile with Tierra Hotels

14-day tailor-made holiday from £9,425 pp incl. flights

Witness the best of Chile's stunning natural world, from the vast expanse of the Atacama Desert to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south, staying throughout at some of the country's finest hotels.

Iguazú Falls

Highlights of Argentina

13-day tailor-made holiday from £5,195 pp incl. flights

Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America', then gaze in awe at the advancing ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the thundering power of Iguazu Falls, before living life gaucho style with a stay in an estancia.

Guanacos, Torres del Paines National Park, Chile

Pristine Patagonia Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £5,775 pp incl. flights

Explore Patagonia at your own pace, marvelling at the epic Fitzroy Massif, remote and rugged Torres del Paine National Park and one of the only advancing glaciers in the world – Perito Moreno. Along the way, you'll also spot whales, walruses, seals and penguins.

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Best of Brazil

16-day tailor-made holiday from £5,710 pp incl. flights

From the wildlife-filled jungles of the Amazon to the icons of Rio de Janeiro, colonial Salvador and the mighty Iguazu Falls, this is the ultimate introduction to the best of Brazil.

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Top offers for South America Nature Holidays

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Santiago to Buenos Aires on Seven Seas Splendor

25-day luxury ocean cruise holiday from £9,110 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 35% & free 3-night land programme
Book by: 30 June 2024

This all-inclusive voyage with Regent Seven Seas is an opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the world’s most impressive scenery, encompassing Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Valparaiso to Puerto Williams with Silversea

15-day expedition cruise holiday from £7,000 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Save up to £1,500 per person
Book by: 30 June 2024

Visiting some of Patagonia's most spectacular national parks, from Torres del Paine to Tierra del Fuego, this Silversea luxury cruise offers an in-depth appreciation of Chile and Argentina's unique natural world.

Antarctica Bridge, Silversea

Antarctica Bridge with Silversea

12-day expedition fly-cruise from £14,100 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £1,500 pp off selected dates
Book by: 30 June 2024

With an included business class flight across the Drake Passage, this Antarctic cruise with Silversea showcases the wildlife and wonders of the White Continent across six unforgettable days.

Scenic Eclipse

Antarctica in Depth on Scenic Eclipse

15-day exploration voyage from £14,260 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 15%
Book by: 30 June 2024

Explore the White Continent in unmatched style aboard the world's first discovery yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Enjoy a full range of thrilling excursions, from helicopter flights to submarine dives, as you get up close to Antarctica's spectacular natural world.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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