SouthWild Itineraries

SouthWild combines the best animal locations and species of the Pacific coast, Andes, and Amazon rainforest to produce a smorgasbord of wildlife. Please contact our office at peru@southwild.com

Peru's best wildlife

Southern Wildlife Extension

Day 01 Lima/Paracas

Pick up from your hotel and departure to Paracas, en route visit Pantanos de Villa, a small protected marsh (3966 ha) int the city limits of Lima, despite its proximity to the city, the site supports most of the coastal marsh species found in Peru. More than 130 birds species have been recorded here and typically more than 50 species can be seen on a single visit. Continue to the south to Paracas the most important wildlife sanctuary in Peru. Check-in at hotel. Overnight in Paracas. Day 02 Paracas/Nazca Morning visit to Ballestas island by boat to provide good views of the offshore seabirds colonies, Humboldt penguin, cormorants, boobies, pelicans. On the the shores can be seen large numbers of see-lions. Continue to visit the Paracas National reserve. In the terrestrial area exits a rich fauna as dung birds, zarcillos, migratory birds, flamingos, a variety of terns, guanay cormorant, surf cinclodes, etc.In the later afternoon depart to Nazca for a two hours tripCheck-in at hotel Overnight in Paracas. Day 03 Nazca Morning departure for a one hour and a half trip to Pampa Galeras National Reserve. This reserve makes up 6,500 hectares which own to the peasant community of Lucanas located in the department of Ayacucho. The Vicuna is the most representative in Pampa Galeras and the purpose if this reserve is to protect these animals, we can also find the Guanaco, which live free in the pampas. Also the most impressive bird is the Andean Condor. Return to Lima.

Peru for birders

Peru ties Colombia as champion of global bird diversity: 1,800 of the world's 10,000 bird species. We have highly-trained bird guides and offer itineraries to the birdiest sites. Please contact our office at peru@southwild.com for more itineraries.

NORTHERN PERU: An endemics paradise.

Dry deciduous Forest, Coastal Desert, Cloud Forest and the Marañon (North of Peru) This trip is a neo-tropical birders dream. The route taken is designed around some of the most endangered and localized birds to be found in the neo-tropics. The beauty of this trip is that, although centered around certain special birds, we see so much of more widely distributed species on the way and tremendous scenery and places little visited by foreigners. Because many areas are isolated and no adequate accommodations are available, we will necessarily have to camp some nights. Day 1: Lima Arrive in Lima and transfer to our hotel in Lima. Overnight at selected Lima Hotel Day 2: Lima - Chiclayo Transfer to the airport to take the domestic flight to Chiclayo. After some rest we depart to Huaca Rajada – the Cracked Pyramid lt name come from a large cut made through the site by road-building. Here we see the tombs themselves, with reconstructions of the burials of priests and chieftains, together with their sacrificed guards and companions. A high informative site museum features photos of the excavations and some replicas of tombs telling the story of this extraordinary civilization. Return to Chiclayo for lunch at local restaurant to taste a delicious northern cuisine food. Continue on to Lambayeque, where we visit the Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum. This modern museum is considered as one of the biggest museums in Latin America dedicated to a single archeological discovery. The museum is also a mausoleum since; the lord's remains, as well as those of two other excavated figures – an ancestor of the lord and a high priest – are protected in a wooden coffin as the final exhibit. Their skeletons, surrounded by various ceramics found in their tombs, are softly lit and visible to the public. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel (B,L) Day 3: Chiclayo - Olmos Early we'll head out on the road to Batan Grande. Here we'll bird the protected Algorrobo woodland for Tumbes Swallow, Rufous Flycatcher, Necklaced Spinetail, Peruvian Plantcutter, Supercilliaried Wren, Coastal Miner, and more. At about 10:00am as the desert sun becomes too hot, we'll head out for the dry deciduous forest north of Naupe. We'll bird the scrub and some of the possibilities include: Tumbes Tyrant (endemic), Tumbes Sparrow, Sulphur-throated Finch, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Gray-breasted Flycatcher (endemic), Gray and Gold Warbler, Sooty-capped Flycatcher, Gray and White Tyrannulet etc. We'll head to Olmos in the late afternoon. In the evening we'll look for West Peruvian Screech Owl and Scrub Nightjar. Common Potoo is here too. Overnight at local hotel. (B,BL,D) Day 4:Olmos Here we will meet our local guides who will have been scouting the side canyons for the last two Days, and we should have some pretty precise information on the whereabouts of the bird we have come to see - the recently re-discovered White-Winged Guan. We'll get the up to date information as our cook team prepare coffee and breakfast, then off onto a maze of tracks into the canyons. We hope to see Guans of course and we will give them priority. Other species we are likely to see in the canyons are: White-winged and White-headed Brush-finch, Elegant Crescentchest, Tumbes Hummingbird (endemic) Red-masked Parakeet, Long-billed Starthroat, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Baird's Flycatcher, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, Cinereous Finch (endemic), Short-tailed Woodstar and Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner. Returning to the main highway in the afternoon, we'll head for Olmos. Overnight at local hotel. (B,BL,D) Day 5: Olmos - Jaen Leaving the coastal strip behind we'll set off early heading for one of the lowest passes in the Andes - Abra Porculla. Making selected stops along the way, we will pay particular attention to a side trail where we have seen Piura Chat-tyrant, a very rare and local endemic. Other birds we may see include: Black-cowled Saltator, Andean Tinamou, Elegant Crescentchest, Three-banded Warbler, White-winged and Bay crowned Brush-Finch's Chapman's Antshrike, Rufous-necked and Henna-hooded Foliage-Gleaners, Yellow-bellied and Black and White Seedeaters. Dropping over the east side of the pass for lunch, we'll drive straight through to our hotel. Arriving in the bustling town of Jaen on the lip of the Maranon canyon we'll transfer to our hotel. Overnight at local hotel in Jaen. (B,BL,D) Day 6: Jaen - Bagua Chica - Chachapoyas Pre-dawn start and breakfast in the field at first light. We'll drive to a side road where we have had spectacular success with the endemic Maranon Crescentchest. Here we will see other Maranon endemics including- Chinchipe Spinetail, Marañon Slaty Antshrike, Marañon Spinetail, Marañon Thrush and Yellow-cheeked Becard. The distinct Maranon races of Speckle-breasted Wren and Black-capped Sparrows are here too as well as Tataupa Tinamou and, surprisingly, Miltary Macaw. After box lunch we continue to Bagua Chica, here is the Little Inca-finch (endemic), fairly common in the scrub. Here also are : Crimson Finch, Dull colored Grassquit, Drab Seedeater, Spot-throated We continue up the Utcubamba river, keeping an eye out for Fasciated Tiger-heron and Torrent Duck passing through Pedro Ruiz . Overnight at Casa Andina Chachapoyas (B,BL,D) Day 7: Chachapoyas Today we will visit the amazing and mysterious site of Kuelap. This ancient site was an important political, religious, administrative, and military center for the pre-Incan Chachapoya culture. The fortress is surrounded by an immense and impressive wall almost 2000 feet in length. The gates, or main entrances, are uniquely constructed resembling narrow walled passageways that continue to narrow as they reach upwards and into the fortress. This brilliant design served to funnel and narrow any column of attackers down to just 2 men wide, so they could easily be killed as they tried to enter, effectively making Kuelap insurmountable to its enemies. Overnight at Casa Andina Chachapoyas (B,BL,D) Day 8: Chachapoyas - Leymebamba We follow the Utcubamba valley upstream, spotting herons and perhaps an Andean torrent duck in the river as we slowly ascend the valley. At the village of Santo Tomás we turn off the main highway, crossing the river and ascending a side valley where vivid scarlet poinsettias the size of trees overhan the walls of typical Chachapoyas farm. Sure-footed horses that will carry us up the trail to Revash. Throughout this journey we gaze up at huge cliffs that loom ever closer. In such places the ancient Chachapoyas built the toms where they buried their noble dead. We continue our road journey to Leimebamba. This city retains much of this antique charm in its balconied houses with narrow streets. We go a little further up the highway and pull into the spacious garden environment of the Leimebamba Museum, where we visit a delightful collection of extraordinary artifacts recovered from another group of cliff tombs discovered as recently as 1997 at the remote Laguna de los Condores, high in the mountains east of the town. After our museum tour we visit the Kenticafé across the street, for a cup of the best coffee in Chachapoyas, where we may see dozens of the region's exotic hummingbirds flitting among the strategically placed feeders, perhaps including the dazzling and highly endangered Marvellous Spatuletail. Return to Casa Andina Chachapoyas for dinner and overnight. Day 9: Pomacochas Early morning depart to Florida. We'll give priority to Marvelous Spatulatail, but will also explore the San Lorenzo trail. Patches of good cloud forest remain and some of the possibilities here that we have seen in the past include : Torrent Duck, Speckled Hummingbird, Mountain Velvetbreast, Colared Inca, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Golden-headed Quetzal, Versicolored Barbet, Gray-breasted Mountain- toucan, Strong-billed Woodcreeper, White-tailed and White-banded Tyranulets, Inca Flycatcher (endemic), Chestnut-crested Cotinga, White-capped Tanager, White-collared Jay, Andean Solitaire, Silver-backed and Straw-backed Tanagers plus lots more. Overnight Pomacochas (B,BL,D) Day 10: Pomacochas Full Day at Abra Patricia. This famous collecting site is home of some of the least known Peruvian birds. We may bump into mixed flocks with Blue-browed, Metallic-green and other Tanagers. Exploring side trails we may see the new Lulu's Tody-tyrant, Tyrranine Woodcreeper, Spotted and Rusty-winged Barbtails. Overnight at Pomacochas Hotel (B,BL,D) Day 11: Pomacochas - Rioja - Moyobamba On this Day we will repeat the itinerary from yesterday with the difference that we will on the afternoon we will keep descending to around 1000 m. In the afternoon we will visit the Aguas Verdes bridge. One of our targets will be the endemic Black-bellied Tanager (also known as Huallaga Tanager). On some trails we will enter shortly we might see Zimmer's Anbird, Equatorial Gaytail, Plain-backed Antpitta, Burnich-buff Tanager, Dusky Spinetail and many others. At dusk we will go to Moyobamba. Overnight at selected Hotel (B,BL,D) Day 12: Moyobamba - Rioja - Tarapoto Early in the morning we will visit Morro tde Calzada, this isolated peak easily visisble to the west of Moyobamba. A locally managed reserve here contains an interesting set of birds. At dusk and predawn, Spot-tailed, Blackish, and Rufous nightjars are common here. In the daytime it can be very quiet, but dawn chorus will provide Lesses Elaenia, Mishana Tyrannulet, The Amazonian form (olivaceum) of Southern Beardless – Tyrannulet, Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant, Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant, White-browned Purpletuff, and Palebreasted Thrush. Overnight at selected hotel (B,BL,D) Day 13: Tarapoto Dry forests south of Tarapoto. Here we can look for Northern Slaty-Antshrike and do some general birding, looking for Mishana Tyrannulet, and Chesnut-throated Spinetail. Back on the main road, we keep going for about 3 km . The habitat here is deciduous forest with plenty of open areas and more humid forest. Box Lunch and dinner included. Overnight at selected hotel (B,L,D) Day 14: Tarapoto - Lima Transfer to the airport. Flight to Lima. Arrive in Lima. Airport assistance for international flight. (B)

Peru's nature, culture and gastronomic

We organize trips to Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lima and surroundings, Arequipa, Puno and northern Peru. Here is a sample itinerary for a trip to Cusco Peru.

DAY 1: USA/Lima

Arrive in Lima, reception and transfer to hotel Overnight at your selected hotel in Lima (meals: no meals this day). DAY 2: Lima Morning City tour of Lima and Larco Herrera Museum Lunch at Señorio de Sulco Lecture about Gastronomy at the restaurant Dinner at Astrid & Gaston Restaurant Overnight at your selected hotel in Lima (meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner). DAY 3: Lima/ Cusco/ Sacred Valley Transfer to the airport for flight to Cusco. Arrive Cusco airport and transfer to the hotel for full day Sacred Valley trip, includes the visit to Pisac Market and archaeologigal site, continue to Ollantaytambo citadel. Lunch at restaurant Huayoccari included, to appreciate the nouvelle Andean Cousine. Overnight at your selected hotel in the Sacred Valley (meals : breakfast, lunch). DAY 4: Sacred Valley Early pick up transfer to Chinchero brief visit to small town and have an ancestral weaving demonstration. Continue and arrive to the circular inca ruins of Moray, where we will have a picnic lunch.Maras and appreciate the Inca's Terraces, a wonderful picnic lunch is included. Soft trek to Maras, visit the salt-pans. Continue to Urubamba. Overnight at your selected hotel in the Sacred Valley (meals: breakfast, picnic lunch). DAY 5: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu Transfer to Ollanta Station. Train Vistadome to Aguas Calientes. Bus to Machu Picchu. Guided tour to Machu Picchu. Buffet lunch at Sanctuary Lodge Bus to Aguas Calientes Check-in at hotel and a gourmet dinner is included Overnight at your selected hotel in Machu Picchu town (meals: breakfast, lunch). DAY 6: Machu Picchu/Cusco Morning at leisure or to enjoy the eco-activities at the hotel Afternoon Vistadome train return to Cusco. On arrival to the Poroy train station transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your selected hotel in Cusco. (meals: breakfast). DAY 7: Cusco Morning visit the nearby ruins of Cusco Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Tambomachay and Pucapucara. Lunch at MAP café After lunch visit the Precolumbian Art Museum and San Blas. Dinner at Chicha restaurant to enjoy the Peruvian culinary scene. DAY 8: Cusco/Lima/ Usa Transfer to Airport for flight to Lima. On arrival private transfer to your selected hotel. Lunch at Huaca Pucllana restaurant. Balance of the day at leisure. Evening transfer to the airport for flight out *** End of services ***

Inca Trail

DAY 1: Piskakucho (Km. 82) - Huayllabamba A spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 of the Machu Picchu railroad. After getting acquainted with our trail crew, we set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba Canyon, and then visit imposing, sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the narrow Cusichaca River. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca Valley to Huayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where we camp. Today's meals include morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner. DAY 2: Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo The trail climbs gently through the mountains through the last houses of Huayllabamba, and then more steeply past a rushing stream through enchanted native Polylepis woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, we abruptly find ourselves in the "puna", the treeless grassland of the High Andes. After enjoying a hearty lunch, we start our steady ascent towards the highest pass, which is called Abra Warmiwañusca or "Dead Woman's Pass", at 13,850 ft (4,221m). We then descend for 90 minutes through the forested Pacaymayo Valley towards our eponymous camp at 11,900 ft (3,620 m), where our staff will receive us with warm tea and a tasty dinner. All meals and snacks are included. DAY 3: Pacaymayo - Phuyupatamarca We ascend an old Inca stairway that passes by the intimate Inca site of Runkurakay towards the second-highest pass of the trip, which reaches 13,113 ft. From the pass, we enjoy a spectacular view of the snow-capped peaks of the Pumasillo Range. Next we descend the trail to the Sayacmarca archaeological site, which is an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas, and water channels perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba Valley. After enjoying lunch at a location named Chaquicocha, we continue our hike as the trail morphs into a massive, buttressed walkway composed of granite paving stones. The trail continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest, through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses, and ferns. At the third pass on our trip, we camp near a rock pinnacle topped with Inca viewing platforms, which overlook the archaeological site known as Phuyupatamarca ("Town of the Clouds"). This camp site allows for fantastic sunrise views of the gigantic, Matterhorn-like, snow-capped peak named Salcantay, the Vilcabamba Mountain Range, and a stunning view down the valley towards the steamy heat of the Amazon rainforest. All meals and snacks are included. DAY 4: Phuyupatamarca - Machu Picchu We explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways spilling down the mountainside at Phuyupatamarca, and then begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite leads us finally to the site of Win~ay Wayna ("Forever Young"), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail archaeological sites that we encounter before the relatively gigantic grand finale at Machu Picchu. In the afternoon we follow the last stretch of trail across a steep mountainside through a lush, humid cloud forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Inti Punku ("The Sun Gate") and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry -a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu. We sleep in our selected hotel, either in the valley 2,000 feet below or up at the Sanctuary Lodge by Orient Express. Today's meals include breakfast and lunch. DAY 5: Machu Picchu - Cusco We return to Machu Picchu by shuttle bus up the switchback road to the site and spend the day in both guided and individual exploration, visiting the best-known features of this astounding and mysterious Inca settlement. Some will want to get up extra early to be among the lucky few who "make the cut" to be permitted to do the optional hike to the summit of Wayna Picchu for an amazing overview of the site, while others may want to investigate Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners. After a full-on experience of this glorious monument to the Inca achievement, lunch will be up top at the restaurant of the Sanctuary Lodge by Orient Express.

Inca Trail Chefs: Florentino Huamán Huari, Quintin Maurilla

Brazil's tropical Savannahs

A six-night, seven-day Itinerary for the three "Wolf Camps" of Piauí State: Wolf Valley Camp, Wolf Cliffs Camp, and Nutcracker Monkey Camp.

DAY 1: Land in Barreiras in the late morning, and your expert naturalist guide meets you and immediately drives with you in an air conditioned vehicle for 3.5 h north on asphalt into the southern part of Piauí State. Lunch at one of several possible roadside restaurants (depending on your degree of hunger). The last hour of that drive is quite scenic, with a number of dramatic 1,000-foot-tall, red-rock cliffs and mesas. Drive 30 min (13 km) on a rock, dirt, and finally sand road to the Wolf Valley Camp, first of the Wolf Camps. This camp is famous for its large flock of Hyacinth Macaws seen at a roomy blind that is located 2 km from camp. Within 10 steps of the camp itself are wonderful, photogenic Tufted-eared Marmosets and colorful birds, all at eye level with natural backgrounds that are ideal for photos. Check-in to your roomy, double-occupancy bungalows with private bathrooms, and then head out in the pickup to the Hyacinth Macaw blind to try to get some close-up views (from 9-20 m) of these amazing macaws, the largest of the 345 parrot species of the world. The birds are both on the ground and in low trees, thus affording perfect chances for observation of behavior and for photography with a non-sky background, which makes their bright blue color stand out superbly. Return by truck to the camp, warm shower, dinner, and overnight at Wolf Valley Camp, which lies on the very edge of the 1.7-million-acre Parnaíba Headwaters National Park. Electricity for lights and camera charging are in each bungalow and stays on until 930 pm or 1000 pm, as agreed upon with you and your guide. DAY 2: Visit the macaw blind again in the morning for 2-3 h of observation and photography of this, the world's most spectacular parrot. Then return to the camp and marvel at and photograph the colorful birds near camp and in and near fruit feeders near camp. A family of Tufted-eared Marmosets visits quite often, as well. In the afternoon, drive slowly for 1 h on a 23-km-long, sand road, into the very heart of the national park, enjoying the cliff scenery and stopping for photos at the Burrowing Owls and for spectacular views of "Red Mountain". Check into roomy bungalows at Wolf Cliffs....our rustic camp in the center of the park. Our bungalows there each have a private bathroom with flush toilets (flushed by hand with a bucket). Showers are taken with warm water available in large, clean buckets, camp-shower style. This camp is visited so seldom that it is like camping in bungalows rather than like a finished lodge. BUT the location is worth it--on a hilltop with views of tall red cliffs in the distance. And the location is DOUBLY WORTH IT because the world's tamest and most reliable Maned Wolves arrive to forage in natural settings just a few meters from the camp. Sometimes the wolves arrive during the late afternoon or early morning light, but often they arrive after dark. Every one of the hundred guests who visited the Wolf Camps in 2010-2012 saw Maned Wolf at the Wolf Cliffs Camp. DAY 3: Try to see the wolves in the morning, but if they are not around, then watch birds, such as the brilliantly-colored Jenday Parakeet, and in the mid morning drive back to Wolf Valley Camp for lunch. Often in July and August, there are one or two very photographable Blue-and-Gold Macaw nests near either Wolf Valley Camp or Wolf Cliffs or not far off the 23-km-long sand track that links the two. In the afternoon, visit the macaw blind again or observe birds and marmosets near the Wolf Valley Camp.

DAY 4:

Drive very early, near sunrise or before sunrise, for 90 min on sand, dirt, asphalt, dust, and sand road to the Nutcracker Monkey Camp in a remote, scenic valley north of the national park. The reason for the extra early departure is to try to reach the site in time to see the world's only visible troops of Capuchin Monkeys that show the world's most complex tool use by a non-human primate. These industrious monkeys gather and then wield special, heavy, igneous hammer rocks to crush palm nuts that they place carefully in divots on softer, sandstone anvil rocks. The monkeys perform this foraging trick for two periods each day, once in the morning and again in the afternoon. We want to get there early enough to see the morning session. As the monkeys now are so accustomed to human observers, one can watch this unique tool use from close range without use of a blind or hide. Some groups of guests will view this amazing behavior for a good session in the morning and then plan to drive back to Wolf Valley Camp in the middle of the day. Other guests might choose to stay until the late afternoon to see the second nut-cracking session by the monkeys, and then will drive back to Wolf Valley Camp. Finally, tougher guests who are accustomed to even more rustic camping may choose to sleep at Nutcracker Monkey Valley Camp in small tents that are just tall enough to stand up inside. For those who sleep overnight at NMVC, there are warm camp showers, private bathrooms for each tent (but of a dry, camp-toilet style), and cots or inflatable mattresses inside the zip-up tents. For those who wish a less rustic approach, it is best to return to Wolf Valley Camp for the night. DAY 5: Today we visit the Hyacinth Macaw blind again at Wolf Valley Camp and enjoy more views of the excellent fauna near the Wolf Valley Camp, often including King Vultures. Depending on availability and on the quality of the wolf viewing on the first visit to Wolf Cliffs Camp, we may do an afternoon visit to Wolf Cliffs Camp to try to see the wolves again. Sleep that evening EITHER in Wolf Valley Camp (more likely), or perhaps at Wolf Cliffs if we need more time to see the wolves well. DAY 6: One final day at Wolf Valley Camp (formerly Hyacinth Valley) to work on the large flock of macaws and on the other fauna there. Night at Wolf Valley Camp. DAY 7: which can be any day but Saturday or Sunday), we pay one last, early morning visit to the flock of Hyacinth Macaws and then in the late morning, we leave Wolf Valley Camp and drive 30 min on sand to the hamlet of São Gonçalo and then 3.5 h on asphalt to Barreiras, in time for the early evening flight back to Brasilia. B, L included this day.

SouthWild Pantanal

Pantanal Explorer (4/3)

DAY 1: Cuiaba´ - SouthWild Pantanal (SWP) Arrive in Cuiabá airport. Lunch in the Quintall Buffet restaurant or in Pocone. Transfer to the SouthWild Pantanal lodge at the Fazenda Santa Tereza. Stops along the Transpantaneira are timed to allow to reach SWP no later than 7 pm dinnertime. Overnight in SouthWild Pantanal. Lunch and dinner included. DAY 2 AND 3: SouthWild Pantanal (SWP) Early morning and afternoon activities such as boat rides, forest hikes, tower climbs, or horseback riding as agreed with your guide the previous night. All meals included. Overnight at SWP. Overnight at SouthWild Pantanal. DAY 4: Southwild Pantanal - Cuiabá Early morning departure to the Cuiabá airport. Breakfast included. Additional activities: Full day trip to Jaguar Flotel: Leave early morning along the Transpantaneira to Km 140. Spend day searching for jaguars in the Tres Irmaos river region. Lunch on the Jaguar Flotel.

Pantanal Highlights (7/6)

DAY 1: Cuiaba´- SouthWild Pantanal (SWP) Arrive Cuiaba´ airport. Lunch in the Quintall Buffet Restaurant. Group leaves by 3 pm at the latest. If flights are delayed, the group still leaves no later than 3 pm. Transfer to the SouthWild Pantanal lodge at the Fazenda Santa Tereza. Stops along the Transpantaneira are timed to allow you to reach SWP no later than 7 pm dinnertime. Overnight in SouthWild Pantanal. Lunch and dinner included. DAY 2: SouthWild Pantanal - SouthWild Jaguar Flotel (SWJF) 6.30 am morning departure in our open Safari Truck to Porto Jofre. Stops along the Transpantaneira are timed such that you reach Porto Jofre by 10 am to take Jaguar search boats upstream into the heart of Jaguar Zone to the Jaguar Flotel. Includes all meals. Overnight at SWJF. DAY 3 AND 4: SouthWild Jaguar Flotel 8 h of boat search for Giant Otters and Jaguars on the Tres Irma~os, Cuiaba´ and Piquiri´ Rivers. All meals included. Overnight at SWJF. DAY 5: SouthWild Jaguar Flotel - SouthWild Pantanal Early breakfast, check out, brief morning boat search, then land transfer back to SouthWild Pantanal in open Safari Truck. Truck has sun/rain roof and comfy bucket seats (unique in Pantanal). All meals included. Overnight SWP. DAY 6: SouthWild Pantanal Early morning and afternoon activities such as boat rides, forest hikes, tower climbs, or horseback riding as agreed with your guide the previous night. All meals included. Overnight at SWP. DAY 7: SouthWild Pantanal - Cuiabá Early morning departure to the Cuiaba´ airport. Breakfast included.

Jaguar Extreme

Jaguar Extreme (7/6)

DAY 1: Cuiabá - SouthWild Pantanal (SWP) or similar Arrive Cuiabá airport. Lunch in the Quintal Buffet Restaurant. Group leaves by 3 pm at the latest. If flights are delayed, the group still leaves no later than 3 pm, and guests arriving later will have to pay for a separate, private transfer to catch up to the group. Transfer to the lodge. Stops along the Transpantaneira are timed to allow you to reach SWP no later than 7 pm dinnertime. Lunch and Dinner included. Overnight in SWP or similar. DAY 2: SouthWild Pantanal - SouthWild Jaguar Flotel (SWJF) Early departure in open Safari Truck to Porto Jofre. Stops along Transpantaneira timed so you reach Porto Jofre by 10 am to take maneuverable search boats upstream into heart of Jaguar Zone to Jaguar Flotel. All meals included. Overnight at the SWJF. DAY 3, 4 AND 5: SouthWild Jaguar Flotel (SWJF) 8 h of boat search for Giant Otters and Jaguars on the Tres Irmãos, Cuiabá and Piquirí Rivers. All meals included. Overnight at the SWJF. DAY 6: SouthWild Jaguar Flotel- SouthWild Pantanal or similar Early breakfast, check out, brief morning boat search, then land transfer back to SouthWild Pantanal in open Safari Truck. Truck has sun/rain roof and comfy bucket seats (unique in Pantanal). All meals included. Overnight SWP or similar. DAY 7: Pantanal- Cuiabá Early morning departure to Cuiabá. Breakfast included. Service ends upon arrival to the airport.

Chile's best wildlife

Chile offers amazing wildlife and scenic delights, notably the dramatic peaks of the renowned Torres del Paine National and in one SouthWild location, the world's only visible, habituated Pumas. Add to that hundreds and thousands of golden-fleeced Guanacos, a rare, wild camel of southern South America, colonies of King and Magellanic Penguins, extraordinarly-accessible flocks of habituated Andean Condors, and Chile is a wildlife photographer's dream come true. Finally, Blue Whales are visible on a guaranteed basis during certain months at one location on the Pacific coast of Chile, and three of the world's six species of flamingos are on display in high elevation salt lakes in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, the driest desert in the world.