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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Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.