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.

SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE - Switzerland in Argentina


This picturesque city on the lakes that connect to Puerto Varas, Chile, is worth mentioning as well. The town is charming, with a central square overlooking a sparking blue Lake Nahuel Huapi. Saint Bernards are common, and the smell of chocolate drifts through the air. Architecture reminiscent of Switzerland is the standard, and shops feature beautiful ceramics, sweaters, hand-woven rugs and other specialties.

Outside of town, to the south and west, you can take horseback rides and even camping trips on horseback through forests and canyon lands with strange rock formations. The crossing of the lakes into Chile by boat and bus is spectacular, and you can go half way, spend the night in a nice hotel, and return without going further into Chile.

The forests north of town are beautiful, and inspired Walt Disney to design the forests in his children's movie, Bambi. We are not generally "city people" but are very comfortable with this recommendation. It is one of our favorite places in South America.