There is lots of wildlife to be seen in Argentina, from the tropical north to the more temperate Patagonia. This tour combines these areas with the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Birdlife abounds, but you will also see whales, elephant seals and penguins along with capybaras, caiman, monkeys and maybe even boa constrictors. Dress for the seasons and you will not be disappointed.
An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country.
In 1981 Toni moved to Namibia with her family and from then on her love of the outdoors and all things nature grew and grew. Her father was an exploration geologist who travelled extensively around Southern Africa, living in small mining towns and managing bush camps where Toni would spend her school holidays camping in the bush, or visiting private farms and reserves. Toni’s father passed on to her his unparalleled knowledge of all things Namibia, and she carried this with her as she became a manager and guide at some of the most remote lodges in the extreme North West of Namibia. Toni has travelled expansively across Namibia and its neighbouring countries, making regular visits to all of the National Game Reserves and developing her photographic skills which she takes great pleasure in passing on to visitors to the region.
Her deep love and knowledge of the Namibia, coupled with her infectious passion and enthusiasm to want to share it, make her one of the country’s top guides and ambassadors for this beautiful country. More than just a guide who simply points from a vehicle, Toni becomes fully involved in the experiences of her fellow travellers and places a great emphasis on finding the best adventures, wildlife encounters and photo opportunities for her tour groups. As a Managing Tour Consultant she plans safaris for a wide range of interest groups but her main focus is on birding and photographic small group tours, where she delights in each visitor gaining an up-close and personal experience of all that the country she loves and knows so well has to offer.
Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. She spent 11 years on Sea Lion Island as Manager of the Lodge, Warden of the Nature Reserve and as the principal tour provider, meaning her knowledge of Sea Lion Island in particular is second to none. Having spent so much time here, as expected her wildlife speciality is Elephant Seals, but she is also well versed in the ways of the seabirds, penguins, whales, dolphins and sea lions that call the Falklands their home.
After her time on Sea Lion Island Jenny moved to Stanley to work for the Falkland Islands Government and became manager of a local travel firm assisting with travel arrangements for incoming visitors, before taking semi-retirement to spend more time with her family and enjoy more time further exploring the lands she knows so well. Jenny is extremely passionate about sharing the hidden nature secrets of the Falklands with those who come to visit her homeland and will be looking forward to accompanying you and passing on her unsurpassed knowledge of the areas you will be visiting.
Arrive and transfer from airport to Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel. Take a three-hour sightseeing tour of the city’s central area, including a visit to the famous Recoleta cemetery, resting place of Eva Peron and the colourful Boca district. One night stay Junior Studio bed & breakfast.
After breakfast, transfer to domestic airport for flight to Comodoro Rivadavia. You will be met by tour driver and transfer 180km to Bahia Bustamente, a true natural paradise for a three night stay at The Bustamante Lodge on full board basis. The village here was made famous in the 1950s for its seaweed harvest, which continues to this day. Activities are all included - hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, visits to sea lion colony, bird watching, visit to the petrified forests. Additionally enjoy exclusive beaches with crystal clear waters.
Relax and enjoy the varied activities available from the lodge. The area has a massive diversity of seabirds and marine mammals to watch and enjoy. Maybe take a horse ride one of the beaches, mountain bike through the varied terrain or an exhilarating hike for the day.5Day
After breakfast, travel by road to Puerto Madryn, including a stop at Punta Tombo, home to the largest colony of Magellenic penguins in South America. Here you can even walk amongst the penguins and also watch for predating orca and seals close to shore. Two nights at Territorio Hotel on B&B basis.
Full day wildlife tour to Valdes Peninsula. Drive into the World Heritage national park and visit San Jose Fort Museum Then see elephant seals in the creek at Caleta Valdes. Look out for storks, guanaco, armadillos, hares, foxes, rhea and eagles. Opportunity to take a boat trip out to the bay of Puerto Piramides where, southern right whales come to feed from July/August to December. Penguins nest between September and March and orca are around during the same period; they are particularly active in April. Birds, dolphins, sea lions and elephant seals can be seen all year round.
Transfer to Trelew Airport for flight via Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls for two nights at the Sheraton Hotel on B&B basis. These impressive falls straddle the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and are best viewed from more than one side and from above and below.
Walk to the main viewpoint over the Falls, then board an open 4WD truck for a ride through the rainforest to embark on a boat for a trip to the bottom of the falls themselves. Catwalks take you back to the hotel. Afternoon excursion to the Brazilian side for a different perspective.
After breakfast, embark on 8 hour road journey to Rincon del Socorro on the edge of the Ibera Wetlands for three nights on full board basis at The Luxury Eco Estancia Rincon del Socorro. This former cattle ranch is now a nature reserve with 350 bird species and a superb variety of mammals, reptiles, insects and flora. The Estancia has glorious gardens featuring a large collection of local native plants.
Bird watchers can spot the endangered yellow cardinal here. Boat trips on the lagoon to see mini-crocodiles and maybe boa constrictors. Mammals include capybaras, marsh deer and howler monkeys. Spectacular flora. Night walks seeking vizcachas, owls and other nocturnal creatures. Horse-riding and fly-fishing also available.
Travel from the Estancia to Posadas airport for flight to Buenos Aires and to Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel, including breakfast. Enjoy a three hour walking tour of the elegant Recoleta neighbourhood. Choose to eat tonight at a typical tango show and restaurant or sample renowned Argentinean beef, cooked on open grills.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for onward or return travel.See All Itinerary