Mammals & Birds Species Checklist
Orcas hunting South American Sea Lions off beaches in Patagonia.
The “lord of the Andes”, the Puma, in the Torres Del Paine Mountains.
The awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls.
The impressive Moreno Glacier.
Buenos Aires, the Paris of the South.
Fine Chilean wines.
VALDES PENINSULA Learn More
Images of Orcas taking South American Sea Lions right off the gravel beaches have been the substance of wildlife documentaries. This area is also home to colonies of Southern Elephant Seals, land mammals including Guanaco and Mara, and a wide diversity of cetaceans including the beautifully patterned Commerson’s Dolphin.
IGUAZU FALLS Learn More
This rainforest-covered waterfall system is made up of 275 falls along the Iguaçu River. The park protects the Interior Atlantic Forest, which hosts dozens of unique orchid species, primates and other mammals and numerous birds. The falls may be explored on either the Brazilian or Argentinian side.
LOS GLACIERS NATIONAL PARK Learn More
Located in the Austral Andes, Los Glaciers National Park has the largest continental ice extension after Antarctica. Here lies the spectacular Moreno Glacier, offering one of the most impressive and unforgettable of natural phenomena.
ATACAMA DESERTLearn More
The sheer desolation of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile is what makes this harsh environment so awe-inspiring. This is the world’s driest desert, with some areas not having had rain for over 150 years. The landscape is that of rocky mountains, salt flats, thermal pools, geysers, marshes, lagoons and towering volcanoes. With clear, unpolluted skies and utterly dramatic landscapes this is a dream destination for photographers.
TORRES DEL PAINE Learn More
Torres del Paine is in the heart of Puma territory and it is here that you can search for this elusive cat known as the “Lord of the Andes”. This Chilean national park is not only famed for the allure of its wildlife, but for its superlative landscapes offering unbeatable photographic opportunities.
VALDES PENINSULA: For Orcas beaching the best time to visit is in March, April and early May.
IGUAZU FALLS: September to October is best (luckily this coincides with the best time to visit the Brazilian Pantanal). Rain is rare, humidity is low and it is not too hot.