S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com Explora Torres del Paine This hotel is located in the far south of the country in the wonderful Torres del Paine National Park. It has 30 spacious rooms with wonderful views to either the Salto Chico Waterfall or to the mighty granite towers of Paine. The public areas are spacious and cosy with roaring log fires in most rooms, there is a good size pool as well as a sauna, gym and outdoor jacuzzi. The lodge offers a wide range of guided excursions including horse-riding to Green Lake, trekking to the base of the Torres del Paine and jeep trips to the park’s many glaciers. Explora Atacama Explora Atacama is located to the south of the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama. It has been designed with its surroundings in mind and the result is a wonderful mix of new, innovative design and architecture of old. In total there are 50 spacious rooms. In the main public areas there is an observatory for viewing the night sky, four swimming pools, lounge areas and of course there is a bar and high quality restaurant. Daily activities on offer include excursions by horseback to a nearby archaeological site, hikes to the valley of the moon and jeep trips to the world’s highest geysers at El Tatio. 149 South America / Chile Other ideas Lauca National Park 4 days from Arica Lauca National Park in northern Chile is a wild and remote park with stunning scenery. Putre (your base) has a wonderful setting in the hills with the Taapaca Volcano as a backdrop. There are several pre-Inca ruins nearby as well as prehistoric caves with 5,000-year old hand paintings. Excursions from Putre will be either by jeep or on foot and wildlife you could hope to see includes Vicuna, Puma, Alpaca, Vizcachas, Cuy and Armadillo. You spend three nights at the El Paso Park Hotel. Chiloe 4 days from Puerto Montt The island of Chiloe has changed little over the past few hundred years. Located off the mainland near to the town of Puerto Montt, Chiloe is an important island for Magellanic Penguins, Black-necked Swan, Green-backed Firecrown, Patagonian Tyrant, Austral Thrush, Ringed Kingfisher, Silvery Grebe, Chilean Flamingo and Turkey Vulture. Ancud is the island’s main town and this is where you will be based at the Hosteria Ancud. MV Mare Australis 7 night Patagonia Cruise Sailing from Punta Arenas between September and mid-April, the Mare Australis sails the famed Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel and spectacular Glacier Alley calling at Port Williams and Ushuaia and a stop at Cape Horn National Park. Eco-walks, glacier visits, on-board lectures and educational briefings are the highlight of this cruise. Cost per person: From £250 Cost per person: From £195 Cost per person: From £995 Easter Island 5 days from Santiago Easter Island is located 3,700 kilometres off the coast of Chile and it takes five hours by air from Santiago to get there. Based in the main town of Hanga Roa you visit some of the 600 stone statues, or moai, as well as other sites that cover this isolated island, in the company of experienced local guides. Explora Atacama Explora Torres del Paine Moi, Easter Island Cost per person: From £750 At Wildlife Worldwide we specialise in tailor-making our holidays. It is what we started doing in 1992, it has been our philosophy right from the start. A tailor-made journey gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel how, when and where you want to. And of course, you are unconstrained by the wishes of a group. Throughout the brochure we show a series of itineraries to whet your appetite. These are all suggestions and ideas, none are cast in stone. We can change the properties, extend or shorten your trip, combine destinations and countries, fly you in Business Class, organise car rental and of course offer advice and suggestions from a wealth of experience that we have gained over many years. Call us on 0845 130 6982 and we will be happy to discuss the options with you! Tailor-made holidays – a unique journey designed just for you!
F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 Ecuador & Galapagos 150 Complete Ecuador 18 days London to London Day 1 to 2. Depart London [B (Day 2 only)] Depart London for Quito via Madrid, arriving in the evening. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the very comfortable Grand Hotel Mercure Alameda for a 2-night stay. The Grand Hotel Mercure Alameda is in an ideal position for restaurants, shopping and museums. Your time here is free for exploration - why not visit the Equatorial Monument and nearby pre-Incan ruins of Rumicucho (thought to be a solar observatory and fortress), go horse-riding or white-water rafting, visit an Indian market or simply take a city tour. Should you like us to pre-book any of these activities, just let us know. Days 3 to 5. Amazon [B, L, D] A short flight takes you to Coca from where you transfer to your jungle lodge by motorised canoe and Indian dugout. Both Sacha Jungle Lodge and La Selva are situated in the north-eastern corner of Ecuador deep in the Amazon jungle. This region protects more species of plant and mammal than almost any area of a similar size and is home to 15% of all the bird species on the planet including Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Cobalt-winged Parakeet, oropendolas, tanagers and Harpy Eagle. There are more than 100 species of mammal here including Three-toed Sloth, Black-mantled Tamarin, Nine-banded Armadillo, Capybara, Agouti, Coati, Tapir and Jaguar, while the rivers, streams and lakes are home to two species of freshwater dolphin, four species of caiman and over 300 species of fish. A 3-night adventure in the company of expert guides will include trips in small motor-boats and dugout canoes which easily navigate the smaller streams and creeks, together with plenty of opportunities for land-based wildlife-viewing. Day 6. Quito [B] A dawn departure is necessary in order to catch the flight back to Quito, where you will arrive at midday. You spend a further two nights at the Grand Hotel Mercure Alameda. Day 7. Cotopaxi [B] Spend the day exploring and birdwatching on Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano which is adorned year-round in a layer of snow. Photographing sealions Sacha Jungle Lodge, Amazon