Focus on Brazil


Brazil is a vast country with several distinctly different biomes. Discover them all with Focus Tours: Brazil

Focus on Argentina

The 8th largest country in the world, Argentina offers a wealth of experiences. From the subtropical rain forests of Iguazú Falls to the high Andes. Discover more with Focus Tours: Argentina 

Focus on Bolivia

Bolivia, nestled between Brazil, Peru, Chile and Paraguay, is the poorest and least developed country in South America, but also biologically and culturally the richest, safest and friendliest. Discover more with Focus Tours: Bolivia

Focus on Chile

Chile is the only truly temperate country in the Neotropics, and occupies more degrees of latitude than any other nation worldwide. Perhaps it is not surprising that Chile offers several extremes of the natural world. Discover more with Focus Tours: Chile

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Jaguar Tours

The northern Pantanal is the richest area in the world for spotting Jaguars in the wild and, our naturalist guides are some of the best. Together with our boatmen we can take you into the best areas for jaguars and many other creatures. Read more about Jaguar Tours.

Bird Watching Tours

Douglas Trent is a scientist, bird watcher and wildlife photographer and his be operating Bird Watcing Tours for around two decades now. The tour possibilities in South America are many. Read more about Bird Watching Tours.

Wildlife Photography Tours

Douglas Trent is a wildlife photographer and guides groups of professional, or enthusiastc amateur, photographers and film crews on focused wildlife tours. Read more about Wildlife Photography Tours 

Funding Conservation

 

A percentage of our profits has been funding in-country conservation projects since 1981. They directly benefit the local communities we visit and, when possible, are self-sustable, generating benefits long after our initial donation. Your visit will benefit you, the environment and your hosts.

OUTSIDE BUENOS AIRES - The Pampas Grasslands, Marshes and Estuaries

 

The Pampas of central Argentina is one of the world's greatest savanna and marsh biomes. It's system of grasslands, extensive salt-grass marshes, coastal habitats, lakes and tidal estuaries paint a colorful picture, and the ease with which one can see the birds of the Pampas makes this a Mecca for bird watchers.

Pampas is a word with indigenous origins, describing a magical, open area of grasslands and woods. Most of the birds that once inhabited the original expanse of Pampas are represented within the short distance between Buenos Aires and San Clemente del Tuyu on the coast to the southeast. Based in San Clemente, within three or four days one can see an amazing variety and quantity of birds with ease.

The Maguari Stork with its bright red legs and spectacles, the rare Dot-winged, Red-and-White and Speckled Crakes, Guira Cuckoo, Wren-like Rushbird, the rare Crested Doradito, Diademed Tanager, the elegant Red-crested Cardinal, Correndera Pipit, Black-and-rufous and Red-rumped Warbling-Finches are but a few of the birds we'll look for.

Bright blue morning skies are filled with the calls of songbirds, and one can see up to 100 species on a good day. The Costanera Sur reserve outside of Buenos Aires regularly produces between 60 and 80 species of birds that are seen well due to the numerous pools divided by the dams we walk on.

With time to see the exciting city of Buenos Aires, the Pampas are a great place to start an extended tour into either northern or southern Argentina. The Pampas are one region that should be added to any Argentine tour, even if it is just in the form of a visit to Costanera Sur.