The pampas are an ecosystem unique to South America. From the Quechua word for “plains”, the pampas is the vast, treeless savannah that extends across eastern Bolivia to Brazil, and south into Argentina. The plains are sparsely populated and home to a vast array of wildlife. Protected areas across the pampas preserve the fragile ecosystems needed to support a variety of endangered and endemic species.
In the wet season, the many rivers that crisscross the region overrun their banks, flooding the pampas and transforming it into a lush, verdant landscape. This regular flooding prevents the growth of high trees, leaving only low, bushy vegetation and an open environment ideally suited to spotting wildlife.
Our pampas tour takes you down the meandering Yacuma River, where a stunning variety of animals gather to cool themselves in the slow-moving water. Along the riverbanks, you may spot caimans and crocodiles, capybaras, anacondas, squirrel and howler monkeys, pink dolphins, and the hundreds of bird species that make their home in the region.