Wildlife holidays in Latin America
The areas with the greatest concentration of wildlife include the Llanos of Venezuela, the Pantanal in Brazil, and the Iberá marshes in northern Argentina. Excursions from various lodges in these areas can include riding which makes the experience of wildlife- spotting less intrusive and more special. The Galapagos and Antarctica attract many keen wildlife enthusiasts and a visit to either is a unique experience. The rainforest in Costa Rica, jungle in Belize, and Patagonia in southern Chile and Argentina also offer excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, and Uruguay has some wonderful birdlife. Of course, Latin America is home to the most famous rainforest; the Amazon. There are many excellent jungle lodges from where you can experience the Amazon which stretches across Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Brazil. From the lodges, you may walk through the forest, see giant river otters, take a night walk or try piranha fishing! Latin America certainly has an abundance of wildlife and is a must for enthusiasts.
Year round, depending on country although bear in mind some areas can be very wet during certain months.
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Here are some sample itineraries that feature wildlife:
- Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands
View details. This 11 day itinerary visits Drake Passage, South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
- Argentina - Salta, Iberá, Misiones and Iguassu
View details. This 16 day itinerary visits Buenos Aires, Salta, the Iberá marshlands, Misiones and the Iguassu Falls.
- Belize - Jungle and diving with whale sharks
View details. This 12 day itinerary visits Cayo district and Placencia.
- Brazil - Paraty, Whales and the Pantanal
View details. This 15 day itinerary visits Paraty, Curitiba and Paranagua, Florianopolis, Bonito, The Pantanal.
- Costa Rica and Panama overland
View details. This 17 day itinerary visits This 17 day itinerary visits the Central Valley, Osa Peninsula, Chiriqui Highlands, Pacific Coast, Panama City and the Canal Zone.
- Ecuador and the Galapagos
View details. This 14 day itinerary visits Quito, Otavalo and the Northern Sierra and Galapagos Islands.
- Falkland Islands - one week island-hopping
View details. This 7 day itinerary visits The Falkland Islands.
- Falkland Islands in depth and the mountains of the Cajon de Maipo
View details. This 19 day itinerary visits Cajon de Maipo, Santiago, Falkland Islands.
- Galapagos: A view from the shores
View details. This 9 day itinerary visits Guayaquil, Isabela and the highlands of Baltra (Galapagos).
- Mexico - Whales, Trains, Butterflies and the Pacific coast
View details. This 20 day itinerary visits Sea of Cortés, La Paz, Magdalena Bay, Copper Canyon, Creel, Chihuahua, Morelia, Patzcuaro, Zihuatenejo.
- Nicki Chapman in the Brazilian Amazon
View details. This 12 day itinerary visits Rio, Manaus, the Amazon, Buzios.
- Polar Circle Air Cruise
View details. This 9 day itinerary visits Punta Arenas and Antarctica.
- Rainforest and Savannas in Guyana
View details. This 11 day itinerary visits Iwokrama Forest Reserve, Surama Village, Rupununi District, Georgetown and Kaieteur.
- The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula
View details. This 19 day itinerary visits Ushuaia, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
- Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde and Tamarindo
View details. This 15 day itinerary visits San Jose, Tortuguero National Park, Arenal, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Tamarindo.
- Venezuela - Andes, Llanos and the coast
View details. This 14 day itinerary visits Caracas, the Andes, the Llanos, and Margarita Island.