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
A really lovely place - comfortable, cosy, a great natural history library and the food was really delicious. I hated leaving. I was delighted with the number of mammals that we saw really well. It is an amazing place. The staff in the Canopy Tower were helpful and friendly, and everything was spotless. It was great not having to travel too far every day to see terrific new birds. The sites were close but with diverse birds and other wildlife. The bird guide was terrific - very knowledgeable about all aspects of natural history, good with people and a wonderful mimic of local bird calls. He made sure that we all saw the bird if at all possible. He was calm and relaxed, not rushing us, yet he was so enthusiastic and excited when we got a new bird or mammal. I really enjoyed this holiday. Thanks.
The trip was most enjoyable, the group worked together very well, I think a good time was had by all. Staff and catering at the Lodge were excellent. The local guide would take some beating...knowledgeable, courteous, always helpful and always with a smile.
This was an excellent trip. The Hacienda was a wonderful place, tranquil and a superb base to watch birds and wildlife while experiencing real Costa Rican hospitality. Our guide, Demitrio, was a very experienced man, and really knew his birds and was passionate about his job. All the local guides used were excellent, and I have to say a special word about Santiago, our driver, who was charming and charismatic, a good driver and skilled birdwatcher! The number and variety of birds we saw was amazing and I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour or this beautiful diverse country to anyone who wishes to experience Central America at its best.