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Wildlife holidays in North & Central America with Naturetrek
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N & C America

North America offers comfortable wildlife watching, while Central America provides some more exotic Neotropical natural history experiences.

Wildlife Holidays in North & Central America

North America may lack the south’s faunal diversity, but it offers the comfort, security and sophistication that some travellers prefer, and some breathtaking scenery! From the prairies and the swamps of Florida to the frozen realm of the Polar Bear, Naturetrek’s North America holidays offer some impressive wildlife spectacles.

Our America specialist recommends...

I’d recommend ‘Trinidad & Tobago’. This tour starts with eight nights at the Asa Wright Centre where you can watch hummingbirds while sitting on the verandah, or visit the nearby Oilbird cave. This is followed by four nights on Tobago relaxing on idyllic beaches or (in April) watching Leatherback Turtles lay their eggs! - Paul Stanbury 


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Mount Arenal (Dave Riley)Magnificent Hummingbird (Chris Kehoe)Green Violet-ear (Roger Parker)Emerald Toucanet (Jo Bentley)Canadian Wilderness (Tim Melling)Tofino (Paul Marshall)Great Bear Lodge (Paul Marshall)Clients of sea safari (Peter Dunn)Humpback Whale breaching (Paul Marshall)Blue Whale fluke (Paul Marshall)Smooth-tailed Mobula (Paul Marshall)Common Dolphins (Paul Marshall)Harpy Eagle (David Tipling)Greater Ani (David Tipling)Great Tinamou (David Tipling)Cinnamon Woodpecker (David Tipling)PitonsSoufriere

What can I see in North America? 

North America is rich in natural beauty and wildlife. From Canada’s snow-clad mountains, vast forests and mosaic of deep fjords to the legendary whale watching venues of the USA’s eastern seaboard, here are a few highlights of Naturetrek’s tours to the continent:

  • Canada’s Grizzly Bears fishing for salmon in autumn & colours of the ‘fall’
  • Pods of Orca off Vancouver Island
  • Autumn migration of millions of warblers & waterbirds in the eastern United States
  • Whale watching off Cape Cod
  • Marine mammals & bird life in California’s Monterey Bay

Why choose North America?

As well as being home to some superb wildlife, North America offers grand-scale scenery, comfortable accommodation, and you won’t go hungry!

Naturetrek tours to Central America & the Caribbean

Our tours to Central America & the Caribbean:

  • The world’s most spectacular butterfly migration – Monarchs
  • Birdwatching in Costa Rica 
  • Neotropical birds, Mayan ruins & coral reefs in Belize & Tikal

A word about Baja …

If you’re interested in whales, go to Baja! Grey Whales, Blue Whales, Sperm Whales … it really is the ultimate destination for the keen cetacean watcher. But book early – our ‘Baja California & Sea of Cortez’ cruises fill up fast!


Costa Rica

I think it was a first class holiday. You couldn’t wish for a better guy to run the show out in Costa Rica, his bird knowledge, and the time he gave to all on the trip was second to none.

St. Lucia

It was an outstandingly good holiday - a beautiful location with wonderful birds, plants and marine life. Ed was a first class leader, not only because of his knowledge, but also his friendliness and warmth, appreciated by the group.
I enjoyed everything on this trip. The variety of prolific wildlife was amazing, not to mention getting so close to all these amazing creatures. The trip leaders and the crew were exceptional. It was such a great trip with a great group of fellow travellers. I keep having to pinch myself as I can't believe I had all the experiences I did - it is like a dream. So much of the trip was magical. We were very blessed to have seen what we did. It was like taking part in our own wildlife programme. I can't single out one experience over another as they were all very special in their own way. When I first read the details of this holiday I thought it sounded too good to be true - I can now say it was even better than the brochure indicated. Definitely a very, very special trip and worth every penny.