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South America Natural World Holidays

Introduction

The natural wonders of South America are world-class attractions, with perhaps the most iconic, the Amazon rainforest covering a number of South American countries; the Amazon River itself is far and away the largest river on Earth.

At the join of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, the Iguazu Falls dwarf Niagara. You'll find the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela though and Kaieteur Falls in Guyana, the world's largest one-drop falls by volume receives far less visitors than either.

The Pantanal wetlands in Brazil are the largest wetlands in the world. In Ecuador, the Galapagos 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.

Our top itineraries for South America Natural World Holidays

Spirit of Chile with Tierra Hotels

14-day tailor-made journey from £6,285 pp

Special
offer

Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels – Save up to £620 pp
Book by: 30 April 2018

Witness breathtaking landscapes ranging from the vast expanses of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the verdant central plains and sweeping vineyards of the country's central region, to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south.

Highlights of Argentina

13-day tailor-made journey from £4,440 pp incl. flights

Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America', gaze in awe at the advancing ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the thundering power of Iguazu Falls before living life gaucho style at an estancia on the outskirts of the capital, all on this 13-day tailor-made itinerary.

Pristine Patagonia Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,220 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

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.

Best of Brazil

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,320 pp incl. flights

Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, hides a continents worth of highlights within its borders. Teeming rainforests, sparkling beaches and iconic megacities can all be found here, along with a people and culture with a deserved reputation as one of the most welcoming on earth.

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Top offers for South America Natural World Holidays

Spirit of Chile with Tierra Hotels

14-day tailor-made journey from £6,285 pp

Special
offer

Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels – Save up to £620 pp
Book by: 30 April 2018

Witness breathtaking landscapes ranging from the vast expanses of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the verdant central plains and sweeping vineyards of the country's central region, to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south.

Belmond in Brazil: Rio and Iguaçu Falls

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,550 pp

Special
offer

Stay 4 nights, pay 3 – Save up to £190 pp
Book by: 23 December 2017

Belmond is one of the world's leading luxury hotel brands, offering stylish accommodation, immaculate service and stunning facilities in some of the world's most desirable locations.

Ecuador by Train & Galapagos Island Stay

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £4,515 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £130 pp
Book by: 26 September 2017

Explore some of Ecuador's most impressive landscapes aboard the award-winning Tren Crucero (Cruise Train) as you travel through the high Andes to the coastal city of Guayaquil.

Quito, Otavalo & Galápagos Island Hopping‬‬

13-day tailor-made journey from £4,885 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £180 pp
Book by: 30 September 2017

This tailor-made tour is a comprehensive appreciation of the Galápagos’ alien natural world, taking in its spectacular scenery and philosophy-inspiring wildlife on a range of guided excursions. You’ll also have time to explore Ecuador’s colonial heritage and indigenous culture.

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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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