Nature & Wildlife


NEW! PANAMA TROPICAL DISCOVERY
Adventure into the Panama Canal, rainforests, volcanoes and beaches. Southwind’s newest itinerary takes travelers through the best-loved highlights of Panama with a tasting menu of its most exciting landscapes and cultures.
Length: 9 Days/8 Nights
Season: November – May
Land Cost: from $4,275
NEW! COSTA RICA FAMILY ODYSSEY
A classic, family-friendly journey that includes all Costa Rica’s ‘musts’. Experience the pristine white sand beaches of Tamarindo. Get active on hiking trails, river floating, or paddling a sea kayak. Relax in a hot spring and in comfortable, environmentally friendly lodging.
Length: 8 Days/7 Nights
Season: November – April
Land Cost: from $3,975
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NEW! MAYAN HIGHLANDS & TIKAL
Guatemala, a nation of descendants of the ancient Maya, offers a fascinating cultural and natural experience that will take you through colorful traditional markets, stunning nature reserves in the lush forest, lovely Spanish Colonial cities and World Heritage Sites such as the magnificent Tikal.
Length: 8 Days/7 Nights
Season: November – April
Land Cost: from $3,225
amazon adventures
PERU AMAZON CRUISE (aboard the M/V Aria)
This voyage takes us deep into the world’s greatest wilderness through an ever-changing vista of lush tropical rainforest. Our riverboat, one of the most luxurious in the Peruvian Amazon, plies these waters with comfort, elegance and attentive service, affording superb wildlife viewing from her observation deck.
Length: 10 Days/9 Nights (7 Days/6 Nights also available)
Season: Year-round
Land Cost: from $4,835
FAMILY WILDLIFE DISCOVERY
Ecuador’s lush Amazon rainforest and its dramatic Galápagos Islands are two of the most wildlife-rich regions in South America! Kids of all ages will be amazed by the open-air zoo of animals in their midst. Enjoy active adventure activities and epic fauna-spotting that everyone can share.
Length: 12 Days/11 Nights
Season: November – May
Land Cost: from $5,565
bolivia tours
NEW! UYUNI HIGHLANDS EXPLORER
Bolivia captures the imagination of adventure travelers. It comprises the most intact indigenous culture on the continent. World-famous Salar de Uyuni – the planet’s biggest salt flat – has become an iconic landscape, with its vast otherworldly whiteness.
Length: 10 Days/9 Nights
Season: May – December
Land Cost: from $4,485
GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE ODYSSEY (aboard the M/V Eclipse)
Brought to the world’s attention by Darwin’s famous 1835 visit, Galápagos is Ecuador’s largest national park. The volcanic islands’ unique environment provides the perfect setting for birds, plants and reptiles which are are not found anywhere else on earth! Travelers of all ages can get up-close with approachable wildlife.
Length: 9 Days/8 Nights
Season: Year-round
Land Cost: from $6,985
GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE ODYSSEY (aboard the M/Y La Pinta)
Brought to the world’s attention by Darwin’s famous 1835 visit, Galápagos is Ecuador’s largest national park. The volcanic islands’ unique environment provides the perfect setting for birds, plants and reptiles which are are not found anywhere else on earth! Travelers of all ages can get up-close with approachable wildlife.
Length: 11 Days/10 Nights
Season: Year-round
Land Cost: from $8,315
AMAZON RAINFOREST CRUISE ABOARD THE M/Y TUCANO
This region, known as Amazonia, and has beckoned explorers since the Spaniard Orellana first navigated the river in 1542. Using an air-conditioned, 18-passenger riverboat as our base, we watch for birds in the treetops, fish for piranha in black water streams, search for caiman at night, and visit local river communities.
Length: 10 Days/9 Nights
Season: March – December
Land Cost: from $5,175
LAKE DISTRICT ODYSSEY
Chile and Argentina’s Lake District is one of the most arrestingly beautiful destinations in the world! Dazzling turquoise lakes are showcased in some of South America’s top national parks. On this first-class vacation, active days are complimented by comfortable nights at some of the area’s finest hotels and lodges.
Length: 11 Days/10 Nights
Season: October – April
Land Cost: from $5,895