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South America Nature 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 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 £7,565 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 £4,395 pp incl. flights

Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America' and 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 £4,010 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.

Iguaçu Falls

Best of Brazil

16-day tailor-made holiday from £4,290 pp incl. flights

Explore Brazil, a country with a continent's 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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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.

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