Wildlife Holidays in North & Central America
North America cannot match South America’s diversity of fauna, but it offers the comfort, security and sophistication that some travellers prefer, as well as some breathtaking scenery! From watching Blue Whales off California’s Monterey Bay or Grizzly Bears in Western Canada, the wonderful diversity of birds and mammals in Panama or Costa Rica, or a relaxing winter wildlife break in the Caribbean, our holidays to North and Central America offer a superb choice of wildlife-watching possibilities.
Our America specialist recommends...
“I’d recommend our birdwatching and natural history holiday to Trinidad & Tobago. This tour starts with eight nights at the Asa Wright Centre where you can watch hummingbirds while sitting on the verandah and visit the world’s most accessible 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
Our Holidays 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 off the USA’s eastern seaboard a holiday to this huge continent offers an amazing choice of wildlife-watching amongst some grand-scale scenery, staying in comfortable accommodation … and there’s no chance of going hungry! Here are just some of the Naturetrek wildlife tours in North America that you can choose from:
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!
Our Holidays in Central America & the Caribbean
In Central America and the Caribbean, our tours offer winter and spring sunshine and an exotic mix of colourful birds, butterflies and whales – perhaps the perfect place to start if you have not yet visited the Americas! Here are just some of the Naturetrek wildlife tours in Central America that you can choose from:
- Baja California & Sea of Cortez – an outstanding whale-watching holiday including an 11-night cruise along the Baja coastline and into the San Ignacio Lagoon to enjoy its ‘friendly’ Grey Whales. Book early as places fill quickly!
- Mexico’s Monarchs, Humpbacks & Birds – witness the world’s most spectacular butterfly migration and look for Humpbacks in Banderas Bay
- Costa Rica – a 16-day birdwatching holiday visiting key sites which includes looking for the Resplendent Quetzal
- Belize & Tikal – superb Neotropical birding, undisturbed Mayan ruins and coral reefs
- St Lucia – the perfect winter escape combining birdwatching, snorkelling over reefs, white-sand beaches and dolphin-watching on one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands.
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.
Without doubt the success of any trip is reliant on the leader. Ed was excellent, his passion for birds and nature was infectious, he was knowledgeable and always eager to learn. However Ed's most exceptional quality was his caring and thoughtful hosting skills, which for me made the trip so successful and memorable. Ed communicates very well and liaised very well with our hotel and his contacts in St. Lucia.
Best holiday ever! Never dreamt we would get so close to the whales or see so many species of cetaceans, birds and other animals. The food was some of the best we have had in North America, and the crew were awesome without exception.