Conserving wild South America for over 30 years

Experience nature's transformative power by immersing yourself in its beauty, learning about its many wonders, and capturing breathtaking photos of its most spectacular and elusive animals. These unforgettable experiences will not only deepen your appreciation for nature but also transform you in ways you never thought possible.


Utilizing the power of wild and visible animals, SouthWild has protected millions of acres of habitat across South America through the creation of national parks, private reserves, and responsible wildlife tourism industries.

We continue to discover, create, and operate the greatest wildlife destinations in South America to forever continue growing the power of wild animals to protect themselves.

All of our trips are tailor-made to take you in comfort to see South America’s wildest.

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Come seek an audience with nature in the best places to go in South America’s most extraordinary landscapes.

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  • Wildlife Guaranteed

    High-value nature travel is our specialty. See what you came so far to see, or get your money back. Protect your trip with our SouthWild Guarantee.

  • Exclusive Encounters

    We study the wildlife we seek to innovate each season in order to take you to the rarest encounters with nature. We go the extra mile.

  • Revolutionary Conservation

    We forge weapons of mass conservation, utilizing the power of wild & visible animals to protect millions of acres across the best places to travel in South America. Join us.

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  • Art Wolfe

    In 2022, award-winning photographer Art Wolfe had yet another spectacular season with SouthWild. A pioneer in conservation photography, Wolfe has traveled with SouthWild since the beginning and has seen our projects evolve in quality and impact. His work has been praised by advocates and artists such as Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, and Morgan Freeman, to name a few.

    Art Wolfe
Sally J

A Lovely Spot This is a wildlife lodge in Patagonia, so it isn’t a resort! That said, it was the nicest of the three places we stayed in The Pantanal. There are only about 16 rooms, so it is an intimate setting. Thanks goodness the ac in the rooms is excellent, as it was over 100 degrees f every day we were there. Our room was nice and cool when we arrived; it was simple, but attractive and very clean. There was lots of shelving for our luggage; the shower had plenty of hot water. We shared our bathroom with a sweet little tree frog at times: we loved it! The dining room is unfortunately not air conditioned, as it is jus screened in. It gets hot at dinner time! But, the food was very good, by far the best of the places we stayed. There was always a variety of veggies and salad, two kinds of rice, pasta, beef and chicken or fish at dinner. Breakfast and lunch always had a lot to chose from, too. The fruit juices were excellent. When they discovered I ate fish, but not beef or chicken, they fixed me fish every day! The passionfruit mousse for dessert was one of the best things I have ever tasted! The bar makes great mixed drinks, too. There are plenty of bird feeders and comfortable outside seating around the lodge, so it’s a great spot for “lazy birding!” The boat rides were lots of fun: we saw several tapirs one evening, a lots of good birds every time we went out. Monkeys, too. And giant river otters. They have an area where they feed an ocelot who comes to visit. We were lucky we saw it the first night there. We enjoyed watching the jays steal the food, and the monkeys tease the ocelot, too! Capybaras can usually be found around the lodge, and we saw a crab eating fox one morning, too. The staff was very accommodating. This was really a special place.


This lodge is outstanding in every way. The guides are excellent, the staff kind, and the management extremely professional and helpful (thank you so much for a wonderful stay Alex!). Plus the wildlife around is pretty extraordinary. We have been lucky enough to visit some of the top wildlife destinations around the world, staying in the best lodges - this certainly ranks among them.

Dita F

The only regret is that we stayed only 2 nights We stayed at SouthWild Pantnal lodge (Fazenda Santa Tereza) at the start of our July 2023 trip to Mato Grosso and it was a wonderful place to start our 3 week vacation. The managerial staff were very helpful, first by agreeing to change the dates of our reservation (we missed our connecting flight and arrived a day late in Brazil) and then helping us get our suitcase that arrived in Brazil a few days later. The staff took care of making arrangements with the airline to deliver it to the lodge and then stored it for us until we picked it up on our way back from Porte Joffre. The lodge itself is perfect, situated on the river teeming with wildlife, grounds that meticulously groomed , lovely rooms that were spacious and clean and very good food ( as a vegetarian I was very happy with the many vegetarian options included in the large buffet that was offered at all the meals).The staff at the lodge were all very pleasant and helpful . Saving the best for last was our wonderful, helpful English (and also some hebrew!) speaking guide Israel Dasilva who was very knowledgeable about the birds and mammals in the area. We went on 2 boat tours and 2 walking tours with him and were very impressed by his ability as a spotter and his knowledge as a naturalist, familiar with not only the names of the many birds but also their behavior , recognizing and finding many birds by their singing. .

Special Offers
Exclusive Wildlife Expeditions

Experience the thrill of the wild with our special offers on exclusive expeditions. Encounter the majestic jaguars of the Pantanal, track elusive pumas in Patagonia, and explore the rich biodiversity of the Amazon.

Pumaland Safari: Patagonia's Wild Heartbeat

$12,000 $7,150/Person
  • In the majestic realm of Torres del Paine, track the elusive puma with our seasoned wildlife experts, where each step is a pulse of adventure and discovery. This journey is not just about sightings; it's a profound connection with the wilderness, offering a glimpse into the soul of one of nature's most enigmatic creatures. Join us for a thrilling exploration in PumaLand, a testament to the raw, unscripted beauty of the wild.
  • 24 Hour Electricity, AC/WI-FI

Amazon Wilderness Odyssey: An adventure into the Heart of the Rainforest

$8,000 $3680/Person
  • Explore lush canopies and riverbanks, discovering tapirs, vibrant birds, and elusive primates. Led by experts trained by Dr. Charles Munn, this adventure blends luxury with sustainability at SouthWild Amazon Lodge. Dive into nature’s wonders, where every sound tells a story, and each step reveals a hidden world.

  • 24 Hour Electricity, AC/WI-FI

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are SouthWild tours suitable for senior travelers and those with limited mobility?

Yes, many of our tours are designed to accommodate senior travelers and those with limited mobility. We can tailor the itineraries to meet specific needs, and our experienced guides ensure everyone can enjoy the wildlife encounters.

Can I customize my SouthWild adventure to focus on specific wildlife species or locations?

Absolutely! We offer customizable itineraries, allowing you to focus on specific wildlife species. Your adventure can be tailored to your preferences.

How does SouthWild ensure the safety and well-being of travelers during wildlife encounters?
As the only company in the Americas offering such a comprehensive Wildlife Guarantee, SouthWild stands firmly behind our promise to deliver extraordinary wildlife encounters. This commitment is rooted in our deep understanding of animal behavior, honed through decades of research on the mammals, birds, and reptiles of the forests and fields of the Americas. This expertise forms the cornerstone of our business partnership and is integral to the unique experiences we provide.
When you recommend one of our flagship tours, SouthWild doesn’t just suggest; we guarantee sightings of our main stars. Our unique guarantee covers Jaguars, Pumas, Brown Bears, Tapirs, Giant Otters, Howler Monkeys, and other spectacular species. This assurance is backed by our expert guides’ extensive knowledge and our meticulously crafted itineraries, designed with an intimate understanding of wildlife habits and habitats.
In the rare instance that your client does not see their target species, despite our in-depth preparations and focus, we offer more than just apologies. We stand ready to offer a significant refund or an opportunity to return for a similar trip within the next two years, at no additional cost. This is our unwavering pledge to ensure your clients’ satisfaction and trust in our services.
Your company deserves a partner who not only prioritizes but also guarantees the premium experiences your clients seek. With SouthWild, you’re offering more than just a trip; you’re providing an exclusive passage into the secret world of nature, enriched by our extensive wildlife research and the assurance of unforgettable wildlife sightings.
Are you ready to elevate your agency’s portfolio with this unparalleled guarantee and open the doors to nature’s most awe-inspiring encounters for your clients?
How do SouthWild guides enhance the wildlife viewing experience?

Our guides are experienced naturalists with in-depth knowledge of the local wildlife and ecosystems. They use their expertise to locate and identify wildlife, share interesting insights, and ensure you have memorable wildlife encounters.

How does the Wildlife Guarantee work?

Our Wildlife Guarantee ensures that if you work with our guide, concentrating on going after your target species, you will see it. We mean Jaguars, Pumas, Spectacled Bears, Brown Bears, Giant Otters, and other spectacular species. If you don’t see your target species, we give you a major refund or a free trip in the future.

Can SouthWild accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences during meals on tours?

Yes, we can accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Please inform us of any specific requirements when booking your tour, and we will ensure your meals meet your needs.

What are some of the unique experiences or encounters that set SouthWild apart from other wildlife tour operators?

SouthWild offers exclusive experiences such as wildlife tracking with expert guides, photography expeditions, and visits to remote, off-the-beaten-path destinations. Our 30+ years of commitment to conservation and sustainability also sets us apart. We were the first to understand the importance of visible Jaguars, Pumas, Spectacled Bears, Maned Wolves, Harpy Eagles, and other species and then to harness responsible tourism to help protect them and their wild habitat. SouthWild defines the cutting edge of wildlife conservation through ecotourism.

How do I book a SouthWild tour, and what is the reservation process?

Booking a SouthWild tour is easy. Simply contact our team, and we’ll guide you through the reservation process, including selecting the right tour, providing pricing details, and securing your booking.

Are you part of a travel agency looking to enhance your portfolio?

 SouthWild welcomes travel agencies to explore our exclusive wildlife tour offerings. With over 30 years of experience in conserving South America’s natural beauty and diverse wildlife, we provide tailor-made experiences that are perfect for enriching your travel portfolio.

Our high-value nature travel, innovative encounters with wildlife, and commitment to conservation make SouthWild a valuable addition to your catalog. Partner with us to offer your clients unforgettable journeys into the heart of nature.

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We specialize in tailoring experiences to meet your needs whether you have a dream animal you wish to see and photograph, or are seeking to spice up your next family vacation with a bespoke ecotour wildlife trip through a South American safari. Your travel expert is waiting to get started in building your perfect nature trips, throughout the best places to travel in South America.