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Wildlife holidays

On our wildlife holidays, we'll take you to the region's most astounding natural habitats, where excursions led by expert guides offer the chance to observe these extraordinary creatures first-hand.

From the giant tortoises of the Galápagos to the penguins of Patagonia, the thriving Amazonian ecosystems to Costa Rican cloud-forests reverberating with birdsong – wildlife is at the heart of so many of Central and South America’s great holiday experiences.

This continent of breath-taking biodiversity and kaleidoscopic extremes of geography is home to the largest rainforest, the greatest river, the longest mountain range and the driest desert.
The vast variety of environments makes for a staggering array of animal and bird life – in fact, a new species is discovered every three days in the Amazon, and over 50% of the world’s total bird species call Latin America home. You can find out more about bird watching in Latin America here.

Our wildlife holidays in Central and South America take you to the region's most astounding natural habitats, where rewarding excursions led by expert guides offer the chance to see some of these extraordinary creatures first-hand.

Our Costa Rica Wildlife Discovery holiday gives you the opportunity to explore the Caribbean jungle channels and mangrove forests of the Tortuguero reserve, bathe in naturally heated thermal springs in the shadow of the Arenal volcano, go bird-spotting in Bosque de Paz cloud forest and move on to the next wildlife experience at a jungle lodge on the remote Osa Peninsula.

Brazil is another blissful destination perfect for wildlife lovers, with many of its natural landscapes offering the promise of multifarious sightings of birds, butterflies, reptiles and mammals. None more so than the yawning open reaches of the Pantanal, the largest freshwater wetlands in the world. See the incredible Iguazú Falls and go jaguar spotting in the Pantanal on our Wildlife Brazil: Jaguars of the Pantanal holiday.

Or, on our Wildlife Peru and Galapagos holiday you will have the opportunity to visit a large variety of ecosystems, from humid lowland jungle in Peru to the volcanic islands of the Galápagos. Start your trip in colonial masterpiece Cusco, head down to the Amazon rainforest, before going on a five-day cruise around the Galápagos Islands.

If you need inspiration for your next holiday, you can browse our selection of wildlife tours to Central and South America.

Types of Wildlife holidays

Weddell Seal Antarctica

Antarctic adventures

galapagos iguana

Discover the Galapagos Islands

Monkeys Amazon Ecuador

Explore the amazon

Wildlife lodges

Quetzal

Off the beaten track Costa Rica: National parks and private reserves

Private journey

13 days from £2,456pp

Rafting in Peru

Family Peru: Machu Picchu and Amazon adventures

Private journey

19 days from £3,389pp

Self Drive

Peru: Drive across the Andes

Private journey

16 days from £4,017pp

El Castillo

Signature: Best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Private journey

12 days from £2,422pp

Tailor-made holiday

Speak to an expert Travel Consultant or send us your enquiry today.

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for over 37 years.
We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

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Group tours

Fixed departures following tried and tested routes with a small group of like-minded travellers, escorted by one of our award-winning tour leaders.

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Carefully crafted trips which are the product of nearly 40 years of specialist knowledge, expertise and first-hand travel experience.

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Visit Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve


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Visit AmaZOOnico animal rescue centre in Ecuador's Amazon

Boat Trip to the Ballestas Islands

Boat trip to the Ballestas Islands

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