An expedition is more than just a trip, it’s a journey undertaken for purpose of exploration. It’s a way to experience the world in a new way and challenge yourself in doing so. South America is a continent that has no shortage of adventure. It’s home to some of the world’s highest peaks, raging rivers, and fascinating animals. Here are 10 expeditions that will leave you dreaming of a journey to South America.
KAYAK AMONGST SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES IN PENINSULA VALDES IN PATAGONIA
The Peninsula Valdes is a protected nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife. The lagoons here are the calving ground for the Southern Right Whale. During the day, paddle next to these gentle giants as they surface and blow right in front of your kayak. At night, camp on secluded beaches and enjoy the natural beauty of this corner of Patagonia.
Who to go with? Sea Kayak Adventures offer a 7 day tour which includes camping at a secluded beach at the center of whale activity that is also a research area for a local whale conservation organization.
When to go? These right whales begin to arrive in mid-September and return southward in mid-December. These three months host incredible sightings of right whale acrobatics, adorable baby antics, and many of other other interesting creatures. During this time frame it’s spring in the southern hemisphere and the lagoon is a sheltered and protected, making it a great spot for kayaking.