Our ‘Ecuador’s Mammals’ tour this January, led (as usual) by Gustavo Cañas, enjoyed unprecedented success, with Mountain Tapir, Spectacled Bear, Tayra, Olinguito, Giant River Otter and Harpy Eagle all enjoyed by our group.

Long a fan of big cats, in 2015 I was privileged to see African and Asian Lions, African and Asian Leopards, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Jaguars, Pumas and Cheetahs (plus a number of small cats), all while leading Naturetrek tours.

Operations Manager Paul Stanbury describes the wildlife highlights of a cruise down Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez.

David Morris led our April tour to Coto Doñana and Extremadura. Although a birdwatching tour, there is always a chance of a sighting of Iberian Lynx in Coto Doñana. Our group was in for a treat – a superb sighting of this elusive cat. In this article, David writes about the experience …

As summer draws to a close and the evenings begin to darken, we’ve selected four of our favourite holidays in northern Europe to tempt you – all designed to capitalise on the dark skies, snowfall and stunning winter wildlife.