....and their flora and fauna
Plant Expeditions (formerly known as Cactus Expeditions and South America Nature Tours) is a company that specializes in botanical, birding, and natural history tours, mainly in the Southern Hemisphere (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, South Africa, Madagascar, and Namibia, but also in the U.S.A., Mexico, and Baja California.
Our tours are all inclusive tours. Tours include transportation, all accommodations, all activities, all meals. They do not include international airfare (people join from all over the world), they do not include gratuities, or personal items, and souvenirs.
There is usually an initial deposit/payment to guarantee your place. In the event of cancelation from your side this deposit is partially refunded, depending on tour (some tours require many advance payments for hotels and transportation).
Our Staff and Guides:
Guillermo Rivera (owner, botanical guide)
Born in Argentina. He created the company while working for Cordoba Botanical Gardens. He has been dedicated to the organization of tours for the last 20 years, throughout South America, Mexico, Africa with emphasis on plants (Succulents, Bromeliads, Orchids), birding, and nature tours.
Former researcher at the University of Cordoba, Argentina. BS degree in Biology University of Cordoba. MS Marine Biology. Northeastern University. PhD in Botany University of Cordoba.
Plant, Birding, and Nature Tours
Focusing on: Bromeliads, Cactus, Orchids, Aloes, and all Succulents
Focusing on Neotropical Birding (South and Central America)
SAFARIS AND GALAPAGOS
Included in tours, or offered as extensions. Galapagos cruises
GEOLOGY AND HIKING TOURS
Focusing on: Andean Volcanos, and hiking Southern Patagonia
DIVING AND SAILING TOURS
Focusing on large families or 2-3 families. Customs tours, Patagonia hiking
Diving tours, liveaboards: Australia, Red Sea, Bahamas and Caribbean sailing