Once you’ve admired a Harpy eagle’s nest in the Amazon rainforest, trembled with emotion and joy at the sight of a spectacled bear in the cloud forest, or smelled the sweet fragrance of the Gongora pardina (aromatic orchid), you can’t help but be overwhelmed by the beauty of the natural world around you. Mix with nature in a different way, on a day hike or on one of our naturalist tours. By combining observation and photography, your guide will help you to interpret and understand nature’s countless riches. Some of our trips include overnight stays in bivouacs, with local people, in huts in the middle of remote wilderness sites, or in beautiful, charming hotels, to vary the pleasures… The richness is in the diversity. Whether you’re a professional or just a nature lover, we’ll give you the chance to enjoy an unforgettable experience, traveling according to your requirements and discovering a rich natural and cultural heritage.

Naturalist trips in South America - Hiking and andean natural history around Papallacta hotsprings with Nature Experience

Hiking and andean natural history around Papallacta hotsprings

Go on a magnificent hike through the high-altitude steppes, from the Papallacta Antennae to the thermovolcanic baths. We'll trek through an impressive landscape of high-altitude lagoons, swamps and jagged mountain peaks. Look for the characteristic inhabitants of the region and if you're lucky, you might even spot the iconic Spectacled Bear. After traversing Cayambe Coca…

Ecuador
1 day
From 92 US$
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Naturalist trips in South America - Exploration of the biodiverse Tandayapa Valley with Nature Experience

Exploration of the biodiverse Tandayapa Valley

The Tandayapa Valley, characterized by its steep terrain and typical Chocoan cloud forest vegetation, is renowned for its incredible biodiversity. With over 400 bird species recorded in the area, including toucans, tanagers, and various species of hummingbirds, it offers unparalleled opportunities for birdwatching. Nature enthusiasts will also be delighted; beyond the exuberant flora, these high-altitude…

Ecuador
1 day
From 78 US$
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Naturalist trips in South America - Highland adventure in the Antisana Reserve with Nature Experience

Highland adventure in the Antisana Reserve

Today we will visit the Antisana Reserve, named to the Antisana volcano of 5758 meters high, making it the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador. The reserve is easily accessible from Quito, located about 50 kilometers east of the capital.

At the nesting cliffs as well as in the reserve, we will search for the iconic…

Ecuador
1 day
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Naturalist trips in South America - Into the shadow of the giant in Cotopaxi National Park with Nature Experience

Into the shadow of the giant in Cotopaxi National Park

Our excursion to the Cotopaxi National Park promises an unforgettable adventure, diving into the heart of this breathtaking landscape. We will explore the Limpiopungo lagoon and search for the remarkable flora and fauna that thrive in this environment, from the Andean Condor to the Andean fox. Weather permitting, we will climb the slopes of the…

Ecuador
1 day
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Naturalist trips in South America - Galapagos land-based tour with Nature Experience

Galapagos land-based tour

Our 6-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour provides a comprehensive exploration of four central islands, each showcasing unique natural wonders. Encounter endemic species like giant tortoises, marine iguanas and finches, perfectly adapted to their habitats. Witness iconic wildlife including penguins, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. Experience the beauty of Seymour North Island and Plaza Sur Island.…

Galápagos
6 days
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Naturalist trips in South America - In the heart of the Amazon – Sani Lodge with Nature Experience

In the heart of the Amazon - Sani Lodge

Explore the enigmatic Amazon jungle, in the heart of  Yasuni National Parc, one of most biodiverse ecosystem on earth. Our trips offer untouched forests, diverse flora and fauna, and insights into indigenous cultures. Stay at Sani Lodge, owned by an Amazon Kichwa community, for an immersive experience. Recognized among the 100 best sustainable destinations in…

Ecuador
4 days
From 915 US$
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Naturalist trips in South America - Nicky Amazon Lodge – Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve with Nature Experience

Nicky Amazon Lodge - Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Immerse yourself in an eco-friendly adventure while enjoying the comfort you deserve on your vacation. Nestled in the upper part of the reserve, just 30 minutes from the breathtaking Laguna Grande, this lodge offers access to one of the Amazon basin's most unique ecosystems: the flooded forest, or Igapo. Escape the chaos of the world…

Ecuador
5 days
From 620 US$
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Naturalist trips in South America - Caño Cristales with Nature Experience

Caño Cristales

Gorges carved by water and wind, rock pools - the landscape is lunar - the Caño Cristales river contrasts with its variegated hues: the pinkish whites and intense fuchsias of the aquatic plants, the yellows and ochres of the rocks, the blue reflections of the sky, the black of the deep cracks... the famous liquid…

Colombia
5 days
From 770 US$
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Naturalist trips in South America - Conquering the roof of the world: Chimborazo volcano with Nature Experience

Conquering the roof of the world: Chimborazo volcano

The Andes mountain range, the backbone of Ecuador, has been shaped by intense volcanic activity. These rich soils, subject to extreme climatic influences, have enabled ancient Andean civilizations to make their homes here. Our self-guided tours will allow you to explore the atmosphere of traditional markets and the great Andean landscapes at your own pace.…

Ecuador
3 days
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Naturalist trips in South America - The cinnamon route with Nature Experience

The cinnamon route

Quito is one of the best gateways to the Amazon. The Cinnamon Road, first discovered by Western explorers in the 16th century, invites you to explore the eastern foothills of the Andes. Set off to explore the changing landscapes of these Andean regions, from the snow-capped peaks of the Antisana páramos to the low, cloudy…

Ecuador
4 days
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Naturalist trips in South America - Ecuador, Unusual nature with Nature Experience

Ecuador, Unusual nature

This naturalist safari will allow you to explore the richest ecosystems in northern Ecuador. Spectacled bears, Mountain Toucans, grey-headed martens, three-toed sloths, Sword-billed Hummingbirds and pink dolphins are just some of the representatives of the wildlife of this small Andean country on the menu for this exceptional tour. Suitable for both budding explorers and seasoned…

Ecuador
16 days
From 3295 US$
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