Nature & Wildlife – Local Animals, Unique Plants, and Sweeping Lanscapes

When planning a vacation, sometimes the most exciting thing you can see is the local flora and fauna. From exotic fruits that can only be found in a certain country, to catching a glimpse of wild animals that are hard to spot, such as the elusive sloth, South America is the perfect destination for nature lovers looking to see something different and exciting, with stories to tell those back home.

Nature and Wildlife in South America

From the multitudes of endemic species in the Galapagos Islands to the sweeping landscapes and imposing glaciers of Patagonia, South America will enchant and inspire any nature lover. Read on for ideas of what natural wonders you can add to your personalized itinerary!

Peru South America Travel


  • Visit the Amazon Jungle either visiting a lodge or cruising the river 
  • Explore the Ballestas Islands and Paracas Natural Reserve 
  • Travel through Colca Canyon to see condors and other Andean wildlife 
Ecuador South America Travel


  • See how many unique species you can find in the Galapagos Islands 
  • Spend a few days exploring the Mindo Cloud Forest 
  • Wander through the lush Historic Park in Guayaquil 
Colombia South America Travel


  • Visit one of Colombia’s vast National Parks 
  • Enjoy bird watching – Colombia has an enormous number of unique bird species 
  • Relax in the natural mud springs of the Totumo Mud Volcano 
Chile South America Travel


  • Take in the stark natural beauty of the Atacama Desert 
  • Wonder in the majesty of Torres del Paine’s vast landscapes and wildlife 
  • Enjoy a Wine Safari Tour near Santiago de Chile 
Bolivia South America Travel


  • Explore the vast natural salt lake of Uyuni 
  • Visit the forests and ferns of Samaipata
  • Spend a few days in the Madidi National Park 
Argentina South America Travel


  • Explore the impressive Iguazú Falls and surrounding wonders 
  • Take in the vast natural beauty of Patagonia, from Ushuaia to Calafate 
  • Explore Argentina’s pristine jungle  
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