Patagonia penguins on a wildlife tour

Wildlife & Nature Tours

Wildlife Trips through Argentina

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Our South American wildlife tours and nature trips feature the southern right whale and their calves in Península Valdés and the exotic wildlife of Iberá.

Enjoy boat trips to explore the Northeastern wetlands of Argentina and walk among penguins in Patagonia.

FAQs
What does an itinerary that has wildlife and nature mean?

It means that the explorations are focused on enjoying the landscapes and animals of each place.

Are the explorations demanding?

There are options for everyone, by vehicle, by boat, hiking, on horseback, by bike, etc. The important thing is to be in contact with the environment, with nature and with the wildlife of each place.

Do I need special equipment for these trips?

It is reccommended to wear comfortable clothing and footwear for outdoor activities. Water proof clothing and dress in layers, can help you cope with all climates and terrains.

Do I have to go with a guide or can I go on my own?

For some explorations it is better to go with a guide and for others you can go on your own. It depends on the intensity and regulation of each activity, it also depends if the experience improves significantly with the explanation of the guide or if it is better to do it independently, but there are options for all preferences.

Are there family activities on these trips?

Of course, there are options for everyone. Some are more demanding and others are suitable for everyone, such as boat rides and hikes.

Which animales can I see in Chile and Argentina?

Depending on the destination you choose, you will be able to observe everything from alligators, monkeys, foxes and anacondas to whales, sea lions and penguins.

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Why go on Wildlife and Nature Tours?

Our wildlife vacations combine the best nature tours with opportunities to discover the incredible fauna and landscapes that our destinations have to offer.

These include Argentina nature and Patagonia wildlife tours.

Adventurers will have the opportunity to experience natural spectacles, encounter a great variety of animals, go birdwatching, and do other incredible activities. 

Adventure yourself while discovering unique wildlife and experiencing majestic landscapes.

Best Destinations to Combine with Wildlife Trips

Iguazú Falls & Iberá Wetlands – Misiones & Corrientes

Iguazú Falls is the perfect destination to combine with a visit to Iberá Wetland. It is one of our most adventurous trips!  

Iberá is the second-largest wetland in the world with more than 3.2 million acres of land. This magical place has diverse wildlife and it’s a paradise for birders, with more than 350 species of birds. 

Also, for wildlife lovers, there are more than 60 types of animals such as caimans, capybaras, howler monkeys, foxes, anacondas, and much more!

 

Iguazú National Park – Misiones

In the Iguazú subtropical rainforest, you will find plenty of wildlife species such as gigantic otters, anteaters, deer-like hares, colorful butterflies, coatis, and even jaguars, howler monkeys, capybaras, yacarés, and anacondas! 

This incredible destination is also a perfect place for birdwatching where you will get to see tropical birds such as hummingbirds, flamingos, swallows, and toucans. 

A piece of advice: If you visit Iguazu Fall National Park, be careful with the coatis as they will for sure try to steal your food!

This is our premium trip to Iguazú, you will stay in a luxury hotel inside the park and have access to the catwalks, at night! 

Some species only get active at sundown. Full moons are also a worthy spectacle to see in Iguazú Falls!

 

Puerto Madryn – Chubut

Puerto Madryn hosts one of the greatest places in the world to spot whales: Peninsula Valdés. 

From June to November hundreds of Southern Right Whales, recognized for having a black body with white belly and chin patches and a large head covered in callosities, come to its shores to meet and breed. 

Sometimes in the season, it is even possible to walk along the shoreline and spot young whale mothers with their calves! For up-close encounters, take a whale-watching navigation tour, and don’t forget your camera!

 

Ushuaia – Tierra del Fuego

Known as “The End of the World” this southern city is home to amazing marine species such as sea lions, beavers, and red foxes but the star here is the penguin! 

Magellanic Penguins (identifiable by their distinctive white band which loops from each eye and meets at the underside of the throat) visit Isla Martillo from October to April for their breeding season, while Gentoo Penguins (the ones with orange beaks and peach-color feet) can be seen all year round here. 

Walk with these black and white birds!

Get even farther away from civilization with our Antarctica cruises. The Antarctic region is full of spectacular marine wildlife and birds.

Tips & Advice for your Wildlife & Nature Tours

Magellanic Penguins

Magellanic Penguins

 

Patagonia is home to so many incredible animals, but one of our favorite creatures that we can find in Southern Argentina are penguins! 

These endearing black and white flightless birds visit us during nesting time so if you’re a penguin lover, head down to this massive penguin paradise sometime between the start of September and the end of April. 

Some of the best destinations in Argentina to see penguins are Punta Tombo, Peninsula Valdes, and Ushuaia.

Birds

Birds

 

Birders will find paradise in the Iberá Wetlands.

Located in the northeast part of Argentina, this nature reserve that comprises swamps, marshes, and lagoons is recognized as the best bird-watching destination in Argentina. 

Some of the species found here are the Red and the Green-winged macaw (an animal being reintroduced to the wetlands after 200 years of absence from Argentina), the greater Rhea (a bird that is similar to an ostrich but smaller in size), herons, stork’s, eagles, woodpeckers, kingfishers, hummingbirds, magpies, thrushes and a variety of ducks and other native birds. 

Whales

Whales

 

From June to November hundreds of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) come to the shores of Península Valdés and Puerto Madryn to meet and breed. 

These destinations, both located on the east coast of Argentine Patagonia, are considered some of the best places in the world to see whales.

Pumas

Pumas

 

The Andean Lion also known as Puma Concolor is the second largest feline in the Americas. 

Although this amazing species can be found throughout Patagonia, there is an exceptionally high density in Torres del Paine National Park, making it a great place to get close encounters.

Llamas, guanacos & vicuñas

Llamas, guanacos & vicuñas

 

Northern Argentina is home to these cute wild animals that run wild throughout the untamed landscapes of Salta & Jujuy

The llama is an icon for these communities so you may find sculptures, handicrafts, and accessories inspired by these endearing camelids.

Magellanic Penguins

 

Patagonia is home to so many incredible animals, but one of our favorite creatures that we can find in Southern Argentina are penguins! 

These endearing black and white flightless birds visit us during nesting time so if you’re a penguin lover, head down to this massive penguin paradise sometime between the start of September and the end of April. 

Some of the best destinations in Argentina to see penguins are Punta Tombo, Peninsula Valdes, and Ushuaia.

Whales

 

From June to November hundreds of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) come to the shores of Península Valdés and Puerto Madryn to meet and breed. 

These destinations, both located on the east coast of Argentine Patagonia, are considered some of the best places in the world to see whales.

Llamas, guanacos & vicuñas

 

Northern Argentina is home to these cute wild animals that run wild throughout the untamed landscapes of Salta & Jujuy

The llama is an icon for these communities so you may find sculptures, handicrafts, and accessories inspired by these endearing camelids.

Birds

 

Birders will find paradise in the Iberá Wetlands.

Located in the northeast part of Argentina, this nature reserve that comprises swamps, marshes, and lagoons is recognized as the best bird-watching destination in Argentina. 

Some of the species found here are the Red and the Green-winged macaw (an animal being reintroduced to the wetlands after 200 years of absence from Argentina), the greater Rhea (a bird that is similar to an ostrich but smaller in size), herons, stork’s, eagles, woodpeckers, kingfishers, hummingbirds, magpies, thrushes and a variety of ducks and other native birds. 

Pumas

 

The Andean Lion also known as Puma Concolor is the second largest feline in the Americas. 

Although this amazing species can be found throughout Patagonia, there is an exceptionally high density in Torres del Paine National Park, making it a great place to get close encounters.

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