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South America Wildlife

You will begin your adventure in Guayaquil .

Then to the unique Galapagos Islands, justifiably one of the world’s great wildlife destinations. As it had been free of humans and predators for almost all of its history, the islands have developed some of the most unique life forms on the planet. We explore the islands for 8 days on our comfortable small motor cruiser.

Fly to remote Puerto Maldonado on the Rio Madre de Dios- a tributary of the Amazon - still unspoiled, where animal and bird spotting is among the best in South America. The Tambopata National Reserve is a 275,000 hectare conservation unit created by the Peruvian government in 1990 to protect the watersheds of the Tambopata and Candamo rivers It is adjacent to the huge 1 million hectare Bahuaja Sonene National Park. Visit the unique Macaw Parrot Lick and observe local communities .

Then cross into  Brazil to fly to Manaus to see the mighty Amazon and a stay at a remote Amazon  lodge.

The pinnacle of  South America wildlife is  the Pantanal – the largest wetland on earth teeming with birdlife and animals including the elusive Jaguar.

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Inclusions:

ALL travel as per itinerary between Guayaquil  & Sao Paulo or Rio – buses, boats, flights, transfers, and taxis ALL transfers as per itinerary

ALL accommodation twin/double share with private facilities in comfortable 3 star hotels

ALL entrance fees and sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary

Breakfasts daily,all meals in Galapagos , Tambopata Reserve, Pantanal & Amazon Lodge 

Services of Naturalist Guide on Galapagos Cruise, in Amazon and in Pantanal

Services of local English speaking guides

All applicable taxes on airline tickets

 

Not Included:

Meals not specified as above. It is necessary to allow USD$30-40 per day to cover this. Insurance, visa fees, medical expenses, tips & gratuities that have to be paid en route ( allow US$250 ), optional sightseeing and personal expenses, Galapagos immigration fee US$20, Galapagos Park entrance fee of US$100 which must be paid in US$ cash on arrival.

 

 

NOTE ON FLIGHTS

** International flights on LATAM  Airlines, Auckland – Guayaquil  &Sao Paulo or Rio  – Auckland, are in addition to costs stated above. At present the cost of these flights is between $1500-$2500 plus taxes $130. We will quote you the best airfares at the time of booking and keep you informed on any seasonal specials between time of booking and departure

 

Cost: NZ$15695 per person share twin/double

               $2350  single room supplement  

South America Wildlife

25 Nights / 26 Days

This trip has it all

Ecuador - 8 day Galapagos Cruise, Guayaquil

Peru - Amazon Tambopata Wildlife Reserve

Brazil -  Pantanal wildlife  , Manaus , Amazon River 

Abreviated Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Guayaquil 

Day 2 Guayaquil

Day 3 -9  Galapagos  

Day 10 Galapagos - Lima

Day 11 Lima-Puerto Maldonado -Tambopata  Reserve

Day 12-14 Tambopata

Day 15 Tambopata - Rio Branco

Day 16 Rio Branco - Manaus

Day 17 Manaus - Amazon Lodge  

Day 18 Amazon 

Day 19 Amazon- Manaus  

Day 20 Manaus -Pantanal

Day 21-24 Pantanal  

Day  25 Pantanal -Cuiaba 

Day 26 Cuiaba- Sao  Paulo

Detailed Itinerary & Prices

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