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.

BOLIVIA

 SPECIAL NOTICE:  DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS FOR FOREIGNERS TRAVELING OUTSIDE OF MAJOR CITIES, OUR BOLIVIAN PARTNERS, DRIVERS ETC. HAVE ADVISED US TO NOT OPERATE NATURE TOURS UNTIL THE SITUATION CHANGES.  

Bolivia is a biological & cultural treasure nestled between Brazil, Peru, Chile and Paraguay. It is the poorest and least developed country in South America, and at the same time one of the biologically and culturally richest, safest and friendliest.

The eastern lowlands are a mixture of Chaco, Pantanal wetlands and Amazon rainforest. These lowland tropics occupy 70% of the total area of Bolivia, but are home to only 20% of the population. As you move west into the foothills of the Andes the habitat changes to dry forests with impressive cliffs to heavily forested slopes, Polylepis forests and finally Puna grasslands and marshes in the Altiplano at around 12,000 feet. Above that Paramo grasslands lead up to the edge of the permanently snow covered peaks soaring to over 19,700 feet.

There are few places in the world where you can drive through high altitude Paramo grasslands, drop a few hundred feet to the Puna biome, continue down to elfin forests, cloud forests, deciduous forests, subtropical rainforests and at the end of exhilarating day be at a nice lodge in the Amazon.

Bolivia is also known for its colorful people and fascinating history. Today, a full two-thirds of Bolivia's populace are Indians, descendants of the Incas and Aymars. The colorful, traditional dress of the Indian women with their rounded hats is one vision most easily identified with Bolivia.

We offer our services in all of the areas mentioned above. Tours Include: 

Our naturalist guides are equipped with a spotting telescope for seeing distant animals and for fantastic views of those that are close. We also use a microphone and tape recorder for luring in rare and hard to see animals that respond to their own call, spotlights for night viewing, and the appropriate bird and mammal identification books for your enjoyment. Take a look at our recommendations for some of the regions, and then let us know what you are most interested in and when you want to travel. If we do not already have a tour to fit your interests, we will help you design one. Enjoy reading, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

For details about the tour leaders, accommodations, dates, group sizes etc see Tour Details for Bolivia

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Focus Tours Inc.