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Birding Northern Pantanal and Cerrado

Subtropical wetlands and dry savannahs of Brazil

8 Days – 7 Nights

Starts and ends in Cuiabá

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

This tour will take you birding the famous Brazilian Pantanal and to the less known but equally rewarding Cerrado, for enjoying their great diversity of bird specialities. Pantanal is the biggest wetland on Earth, and one of South America’s prime wildlife hotspots. Spanning all the way from central-western Brazil into eastern Bolivia and Paraguay, it covers an enormous area of 142,500 sq. km. On the other hand, the Cerrado is a dry savannah, with plants adapted to survive in poor water conditions, and withstanding regular fires. It is considered one of the world’s top 25 hotspots of biodiversity. Our group size limit for this tour is 8 participants with one tour leader.

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Birding Bolivia

From the lowlands to the high Andes

14 days – 13 nights

Starts in Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Ends in La Paz

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

This tour will take you birding to a wide diversity of habitats, from the wet lowlands near Santa Cruz de la Sierra to the Bolivian Altiplano. The itinerary has been specially designed to avoid high altitude sickness, starting in low altitudes to slowly climb to the high Puna and altiplano. We will maximize our time at the field and bird a great diversity of habitats, searching for specialties and endemics of this unique country. Our group size limit for this tour is 8 participants with one tour leader.

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Wildlife of Southwestern Patagonia

With the Moreno Glacier, Mount Fitz Roy and Torres del Paine

9 days – 8 nights

Starts and ends in El Calafate

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

This tour will take you to the most spectacular and iconic sites of Patagonia, where the dry steppe reaches its highest altitude above sea level, lying over an endless high plateau only interrupted by the Andean range. It is here where the most spectacular mountains, lakes, and glaciers give the perfect frame for one of the most beautiful temperate forests of them all: the Sub Antarctic Beech Forest. Join Trogon Tours in this breathtaking journey through Andean Patagonia, where Pumas and Condors make their home amidst mighty mountains and ancient glaciers. Our group size limit for this tour is 8 participants with one Trogon Tours’ leader.

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Wildlife of Eastern Patagonia

With the Valdes Peninsula and Puerto Deseado

9 days – 8 nights

Starts in Trelew – Ends in Comodoro Rivadavia.

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

This tour has been specially designed for those who want to experience first hand Atlantic Patagonia with its spectacular shorelines and endless steppes. It is a unique natural history and nature photography adventure that will give tour participants the opportunity to enjoy Darwin’s Patagonia, with its unique marine birds and mammals’ colonies, and the vast Patagonian wilderness. Join Trogon Tours on this mythical journey through mighty Patagonia, home of the Southern Right Whales, Elephant Seals and Magellanic Penguins. Our group size limit for this tour is 8 participants with one Trogon Tours’ leader.

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Wildlife of Northeastern Argentina

With Iguazú Falls and Iberá Marshes

10 days – 9 nights

Starts in Iguazú – Ends in Posadas.

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

This tour has been specially designed for those who enjoy general natural history and nature photography, staying only in two hotels/lodges throughout the entire trip. Join Trogon Tours in this wonderful nature travel adventure through the subtropical rainforest of Iguazú, with its spectacular waterfalls, and the marshlands of Iberá, home to a large array of wildlife, including Capybaras, Caymans and a great diversity of birds. This is a dreamt journey for naturalists who enjoy fauna, flora, photography and learning about the local culture. Our group size limitfor this tour is 8 participants with one Trogon Tours’ leader.

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Wildlife of Northwestern Argentina

Exploring dry Andes, Monte desert, Yungas and Chaco woodland

12 Days – 11 Nights

Starts in Tucumán – Ends in Salta

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

This tour is special for those who enjoy general natural history and nature photography. Join Trogon Tours in this ultimate nature travel adventure through the most representative habitats of northwestern Argentina. We will explore valleys and semi-arid Monte Steppes, dry Chaco Woodland, montane Alder Forests, Yungas Cloudforest, high Andean Puna Desert and Lagoons. This is a dreamt journey for naturalists who enjoy fauna, flora, photography and learning about the local culture. Our group size limit for this tour is 8 participants with one Trogon Tours’ leader.

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Birding Argentina’s Northwest

With the Yungas, Andes and Chaco

13 Days – 12 Nights

Starts in Salta  – Ends in Tucumán

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

Northwestern Argentina is a land full of spectacular landscapes and with a vast cultural heritage. Remnants of buildings and roads from the “Great Inca Empire of the Sun” can still be found everywhere here, and many cultural events and pre-Hispanic rituals, such as that in honor of the “Pacha Mama” (Mother Earth), are still celebrated by the locals. Andean music is heard everywhere, and people still play their traditional instruments. This incredibly varied region has a great diversity of natural habitats, ranging from Yungas Cloudforest to dry Chaco Woodlands. The three provinces in the northwesternmost part of Argentina, Jujuy, Salta and Tucuman, host some pristine representatives of these habitats, all worth visiting for birders to find both diversity and good numbers of native species.

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Cacti of Bolivia

Searching for the biological treasures of the High Andes

14 Days – 13 Nights

Starts in Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Ends in Tarija.

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

Landlocked Bolivia is a biological paradise nestled in the heart of southern South America. Surrounded by Argentina, Chile, Peru, Brazil and Paraguay, Bolivia’s rich and diverse territory is clerarly split into a wet eastern slope -where the Bolivian lowlands form part of the Amazon Basin- and a dry western slope, dominated by the mighty Andes. Bolivia’s tropical lowlands occupy roughly 70% of the country’s land mass. Cacti species are not as diverse here as they are in western Bolivia given the type of habitat, but the area is incredibly rich in other wildlife.

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Cacti of Chile

Discovering the living deserts of South America

12 Days – 11 Nights

Starts in Santiago de Chile – Ends in Calama.

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

Chile’s unusual, ribbon-like shape -4,300 kilometres (2,700 mi) long and on average 175 kilometres (109 mi) wide- has given it a hugely varied climate, ranging from the world’s driest desert -the Atacama- in the north, through a Mediterranean climate in the centre, to a snow-prone Alpine climate in the south, with glaciers, fjords and lakes.

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Cacti of Northwestern Argentina

Exploring nature and culture in the land of the Incas

15 Days – 14 Nights
Starts in Buenos Aires – Ends in Buenos Aires

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
Northwestern Argentina is a land full of spectacular landscapes and with a vast cultural heritage. These lands were part of the the south quarter of the mythical Inca Empire -the so called Qollasuyu. The local native people call themselves Qollas. They are very proud of their heritage, and still preserve many of their traditions, their language and culture. The Andes in this part of Argentina are very dry, but they are crossed by a series of humid valleys, with Humahuaca standing out for its unique setting. Nestled amidst spectacular rock formations of the most incredible and diverse colors, this is the heart of one of the richest cacti flora on Earth.

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The Argentine Pampas

Two great tours to enjoy wildlife in and around Buenos Aires

Southern Pampas with Punta Rasa 3 Days – 2 Nights
Northern Pampas with Otamendi and Ceibas 3 Days – 2 Nights
Both tours start and end in Buenos Aires

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
The Pampa is an extensive humid plain shared by Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. In Argentina, the Pampa Grassland covers an area of more than 50 million hectares in the central part of the country. This unique habitat is well represented in the Province of Buenos Aires, where birders and naturalists can enjoy nature in a diversity of wildlife reserves spread throughout its territory. There is no need to go too far from Buenos Aires City to see some of these reserves, and actually Costanera Sur, one of the most well known birding spots in South America, is located right in front of the business district of this city.

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El Calafate & Moreno Glacier

Condors and Glaciers of the Patagonian Andes

4 Days – 3 Nights
Starts and ends in El Calafate

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
The emblematic and worldwide known Moreno Glacier is the dramatic evidence of a remote era in which Patagonia was covered by glaciers. The 717,800 hectares of Los Glaciares National Park harbor this -at present the only advancing glacier in Argentina- and other 47 huge glaciers. Experience the southern Patagonian wilderness, a land where ancient Southern Beech forests, endless arid plateaus and impressive inland lakes give frame to the most incredible array of Patagonian wildlife. Los Glaciares National Park has been declared a Worldwide Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Ushuaia

Nature at its best in the uttermost part of the Earth

4 Days – 3 Nights
Starts and ends in Ushuaia

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of America, is a large archipelago spread out in the southern boundaries of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Its main island, called Isla Grande, is shared by Argentina and Chile. On the northern shore of the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia -the southernmost city on Earth and the capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego- is the gate to the most spectacular sceneries of them all. Luxuriant Southern Beech and Winter’s Bark forests are home to outstanding birds, like the Magellanic Woodpecker, and the shores and small islets of the channel hold dozens of nesting colonies of seabirds.

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Iguazú National Park

Where Dusky Swifts dive through foaming falls

4 Days – 3 Nights
Starts and ends in Iguazú (Argentina) or Iguaçu (Brazil)

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
The most important forest south of the Amazon is formed by a set of subtropical rainforests including the Brazilian “Mata Atlántica” and the Interior Atlantic Forest in the Argentine province of Misiones. These forests host dozens of unique species of orchids, small primates, bats of rare habits and endemic birds. The most remarkable natural wonder of Misiones is Iguazú National Park, with its unparalleled falls. Here, the Iguazú River falls 70 meters down, forming a fan of cascades with more than 250 individual falls.

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Valdés Peninsula

Penguins, Elephant Seals and Whales at their best!

4 Days – 3 Nights
Starts and ends in Puerto Madryn or Trelew

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
The eastern coast of Patagonia is a semi-arid steppe, outlined by the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In the heart of Argentine Patagonia, the Province of Chubut holds the most spectacular natural treasures of them all: The Valdés Peninsula. This unique wilderness area is home and breeding ground to a great diversity of marine mammals and birds, including Southern Right Whale, Southern Elephant Seal, Orca, Magellanic Penguin and Commerson’s Dolphin to name but a few.

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Birding Southwestern Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego

Where Condor masters the sky and Magellanic Woodpecker rules the forest

9 Days – 8 Nights
Starts in Calafate – Ends in Río Grande.

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
Patagonia is certainly a land of extremes. This southernmost tip of the American continent is a geographical region that covers the south of Argentina and Chile, and has such diverse habitats as arid steppes, Southern Beech forests and of course the seashores of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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Birding Eastern Patagonia

Quest for Argentine endemics in the realm of penguins

10 Days – 9 Nights
Starts in Trelew or Puerto Madryn- Ends in Comodoro Rivadavia.

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
The Atlantic coast of eastern Patagonia and its surrounding arid steppes are two rich and productive areas in terms of bird abundance and diversity.

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Photographing Patagonia’s Wilderness

From the Andes to the Atlantic coast

15 days – 14 nights
Starts in El Calafate – Ends in Comodoro Rivadavia.

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
Few places on Earth give nature photographers such great opportunities to take the most incredible wildlife pictures as the endless solitudes of mighty Patagonia.

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Mammals of the Brazilian Pantanal and Cerrado

The kingdom of the Jaguar

12 days – 11 nights
Starts and ends in Cuiabá.

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
Located on Brazil’s border with Bolivia, the Pantanal is the largest wetland on Earth. Habitats here range from semi-deciduous and evergreen forests to palm woodlands and true “Pantanal” (seasonally flooded grasslands with scattered clumps of Cerrado scrub on elevated patches of land). An enormous number of lakes and rivers dot and cross the region, constantly cleansing and renewing the wetlands.

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Mammals of Patagonia and Chiloé Island

With the Valdés Peninsula, Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine

13 days – 12 nights
Starts in Trelew or Puerto Madryn – Ends in Puerto Montt

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
The Atlantic coast of Patagonia supports the greatest numbers and widest diversity of marine mammals on the continent. Images of Orcas taking South American Sea Lions right off the gravel beaches at the Valdes Peninsula have been the substance of innumerable nature films.

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Birding Argentina’s Northeast

With Iguazú Falls and Iberá Marshes

11 days – 10 nights
Starts in Iguazú – ends in Posadas.

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
Northeastern Argentina is a land of extensive marshlands, grasslands and rainforests. Iguazú National Park is perhaps the most well known protected area in this region, but it is certainly not the only one. The two north-easternmost provinces of Argentina contain the highest concentration of bird diversity in our country: these are Corrientes and Misiones

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Wildlife of the Brazilian Pantanal and Cerrado

Exploring wetlands and dry savannas in the heart of the Neotropics

9 Days – 8 Nights
Starts and ends in Cuiabá

Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.
This tour has been designed bearing in mind the special needs of wildlife photographers and naturalists, who wish to explore the mythical Brazilian Pantanal and neighbouring Cerrado scrubland, discovering their unique biodiversity. These habitats are home to unique animals, like Maned Wolf, Giant Otter and the mighty Jaguar. More than 300 bird species thrive in this vast wilderness, considered to be the best and easiest place to watch and photograph wildlife in the Neotropics. We invite you to join Trogon Tours in this fantastic nature journey of a lifetime to the heart of tropical South America. To ensure best fauna watching opportunities, our group size limit for this tour is 8 participants with one Trogon Tours’ leader.

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