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Orinoco Delta

OUR GUIDE TO the weather in the Orinoco Delta

The lesser-known Orinoco Delta is one of the world’s great river systems, with a web of tributaries flowing into vast wetlands. The area teems with wildlife, including ocelots, tapirs, anteaters, howler monkeys, snakes and capybara. In the murky waters you may find manatees, alligators, piranhas and turtles. Keen birders can spot everything from the striking scarlet ibis to the endemic Orinoco goose. It rains throughout the year here, though the driest months are usually January - March. You can expect a hot and humid climate all the year round too, with temperatures averaging 26°C.

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    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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