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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, from thriving Amazonian ecosystems to Costa Rican cloud-forests reverberating with birdsong – wildlife is at the heart of so many of Latin America’s great holiday experiences.

This continent of breathtaking 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. On our wildlife holidays, we'll 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.

Find out more about bird watching in Latin America here.

Our holidays

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Peruvian Spectacled Bear

From Paddington to Peru

14 days

Pantanal Brazil

Signature Argentina and Brazil: Amazon, Pantanal and Iguazú Falls

15 days from £3837pp

belize beach

Signature Belize: Rainforest, reef and ruins

12 days from £2666pp

Market life in Bolivia

Signature Bolivia: The final frontier

14 days from £3543pp

Types of Wildlife holidays

Weddell Seal Antarctica

Antarctic adventures

galapagos iguana

Discover the Galapagos Islands

Monkeys Amazon Ecuador

Explore the amazon

Amazon Lodge Brazil

Wildlife lodges

Things to do

Macaw parrot

Visit Chicaque Nature Reserve

Bird Watching

Premier bird watching

Brazil wales

Whale watching in southern Brazil

Wildlife and Bird Watching in Parque Madidi

Wildlife watching in Madidi National Park

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I've been virtually everywhere in Brazil and can genuinely say that the Amazon is one of my favourite regions - the stunning flight of macaws against an apricot sunset sky is an unforgettable image. You'll almost always spot monkeys: funny how each time it is a new delight - alligators, turtles, toucans, and often the odd sloth watching from a treetop or a dolphin leaping form the still waters. River otters are a rarer sighting: all the more exciting when you do see a family at play.

Claire Milner

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