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 HOLIDAYS
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.
Highlights included: Seeing a blue whale, the largest living animal on our planet, for the very first time and at such close range. Seeing six other whale species as well, including one dead sperm whale. Enjoying an incredible display by 250 or more dolphins one afternoon. Gazing in wonder at a whale shark coming within arm's length of our skiff with its enormous mouth wide open as it fed. Having glorious sightings of a black-footed albatross, a red-billed tropic bird, scores of storm petrels and terns, as well as nesting ospreys, egrets and herons, orioles and frigatebirds. Neither will I forget the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, nor the Milky Way that night when all the boat's lights were switched off. Magic!
I chose the holiday because it stayed in one place for a week but still gave lots of variety which it delivered in spades. The accommodation was much better than I had thought it would be. I was hoping the guiding would be good and I wasn't disappointed - Alexis was excellent.