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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)Great Bear Lodge (Paul Marshall)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!

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR N & C America HOLIDAYS

P.B. & B.H.
Hampshire
Canada: The West

Tour leader, Paul Stanbury, was excellent - knowledgeable, dedicated, always ensuring all was running smoothly ... on a very positive note, Knight Inlet was outstanding ... vast quantities of excellent food and wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable staff.

J.T.
Australia
Canada: The West

I was particularly impressed with our Naturetrek leader, Tim Melling. Tim has encyclopaedic knowledge and great enthusiasm, as well as a kind and inclusive manner which added enormously to the whole experience. I was also very pleased with our local guide, Duane. He and Tim worked beautifully together, and Duane kept us regaled with local stories and information, lots of laughter and wonderful lunches in beautiful surroundings. Of course, the wildlife was most obliging as well, and the real highlight for me was the three nights at Great Bear Lodge where we were treated to magnificent sightings of many grizzlies, including a number of mother bears with cubs.

P.B.
West Yorkshire
Panama - Canopy Tower

The staff at Canopy Tower and Lodge were very helpful, and the guides at both places very skilled. For me the highlight of the trip was a clear and close sighting of a Pheasant Cuckoo - a very difficult bird not often seen.