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Far South Expeditions, Inspiring Wildlife Adventures Since 1997. Entering our 19th year creating intimate and inspiring natural  history, birding, and nature photography journeys in Patagonia, South America & Antarctica.


 Journey Across Patagonia, Photography & Nature Trip to the End of the World
King Penguins of Tierra del Fuego, Encounters with the Lords of Patagonia


Contact us at tours@farsouthexpeditions.com

Based in Chile, we specialize since 1997 in offering world-class wildlife and nature expeditions, planning and leading an assortment of trips focused on birdwatching, natural history, wildlife & nature photography, culture & history, trekking & hiking and family adventures in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Patagonia & Antarctica.


Birds & Wines of Chile & Argentina, A Unique Adventure Across the Andes
Patagonia Explorer, Exploring the Remote Regions of Chile & Argentina
Mammals & Birds of Patagonia, Pumas & Condors in Southern Chile
Birding Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego


For 2016/2017 we have prepared a diverse calendar of journeys combining the best our region offers to travellers whose interest lies mainly in the natural world and culture as a part of it. Our itineraries offer the best locations, dates, lodging and the leadership of the most experienced and knowledgeable local guides. Our trips visit such contrasting and beautiful locations, from the Atacama Desert, and the Altiplano in the Northern Andes, to the enigmatic Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific, and south to the impressive fjörds, mountains and glaciers of PatagoniaTorres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego, and the forbidding beauty of Antarctica.


2016 Brochure is Out

Our 2016 Far South Expeditions Catalogue is Available

We have finished work on our catalogue of programmes for this upcoming 2016 season, check our new products, news and resources and see what we have to offer to our customers in South America, Chile and Patagonia.You can check it out online or if you feel more at home with an actual paper catalogue in your hands, you can ask for a printed copy in the following link.


Featured Tour

Journey Across Patagonia

Patagonia, a land of legends and myths…but also a fascinating region to explore and become a true explorer. On this all-new, small group, nature and photography tour, we will experience the natural riches of this vast part of the world on both sides of the Andes. We will discover its highlights including Mt. Fitz Roy, Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park and a grand finale cruising the Patagonian Fjords! Read more...


Featured Lodge

Los Cauquenes, Ushuaia, Argentina

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

A place where comfort, hospitality and luxury blend in harmony. A refreshing and stimulating rest overlooking the Beagle Channel after a strenuous day of adventures in Argentine Patagonia. Walking from the front door to your room you smell the fragrance of quietness, and enjoy superb views of dawn and sunsets over the ocean. Cleverly mixed, local foods dance in the restaurant menu, creating sofisticated dishes for demanding and hard-to-please palates. A great ambience for a friendly cocktail by the fireplace. If you can spare the time, a visit to the Spa is a choice you won't regret. Read more...


Profiles in Nature 

Eliot Cohen, Photography Tour Leader


Meet Eliot Cohen, nature photographer extraordinaire and acclaimed tour leader! During the last few years, Eliot has extensively visited Chile, documenting its most dramatic and sublime landscapes: Patagonia and the Atacama Desert. Discover these wild locations through Eliot's words and his invitation for new journeys of discovery and nature photography at its very best. Read more...


Featured Article 

Magellanic Plover, a Shorebird on a Class of its Own

Magellanic Plover, a Shorebird on a Class of its Own © Photo J.P. Rider

Some birds are so unique that they do not just deserve their own genus, but sometimes even their own family! This is the case of the bird featured on our new article, a secretive and elusive shorebird from southern Patagonia, the sought-after Magellanic Plover. You can read more about it and what makes it so special here. Read more...

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Press Release

Patagonia Puma Tracking

Press Release Puma Watching in Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Interested in watching pumas in Torres del Paine? Read our statement regarding Puma-watching activities in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile. Read more...


Fresh from the Field

Maguari Stork, back in Chile after four decades

Maguari Stork, back in Chile after four decades

Senior naturalist and tour leader Rodrigo Tapia shares aspects of his exciting encounter with an unusual visitor to western South America. Read more...



Join our friends of Sunrise Birding to experience the best birding and wildlife watching in Chilean Patagonia! Torres del Paine & Tierra del Fuego for Condors, Penguins and Pumas! Save the dates: October 11-20, 2016Read more...


Upcoming Tours 

Scheduled Departures

Patagonia Explorer: Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 19

Patagonia Botanical Tour: Jan 6, 2016

Birding Chile, An Easy Tour: Dec 15, 2015 

Chile Birding Adventure: Jan 2, 2016 

Mammals and Birds of Patagonia: Feb 13, 2016 

Birds & Wines of Chile & Argentina: Feb 20, 2016 

Journey Across Patagonia: Mar 1, 2016 

Pumas, King Penguins & Humpback Whales: Jan 18, Feb 13 & Mar 5 


From the Founders

Enrique Couve & Claudio F. Vidal


This season finds us again venturing into different new uncharted territories, expanding our horizons in every direction... Read more...

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