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
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!
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR N & C America
Some people travel far a field searching for 'Bird of Paradise'. In our case it felt as though we were seeking birds in paradise! Anse Chastanet was a wonderful venue for our trip with Naturetrek and exceeded our expectations. A stunning location, beautiful rooms, great hospitality and superb cuisine (as well as the great environment and the birds!). Even below the waves a great time was to be had - snorkelling over the reef was a little like exploring a colourful aquarium and the inquisitive turtle who 'checked me out' on Wednesday afternoon was much appreciated as well! As were the Tropical Spotted Dolphins which put on a display for us on our cetacean watching trip. The Sunset Jazz cruise was a fitting climax to a wonderful week (and provided some more birding opportunities!).
Both leaders were excellent, but I would like to particularly mention Danilo, our local guide for the El Valle extension... He knows the birds back to front (as well as their English names) and was a very pleasant individual to spend time with. His ability to locate and pin-point birds in the dense forest undergrowth was nothing short of astounding.
Our local guide was excellent, finding, calling and identifying birds and ensuring everyone saw them...very professional. The Canopy Tower staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. The group was a happy, friendly and sociable one.