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.
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
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