Of all the things that make Latin America so special it’s perhaps the wildlife, in all its wonderful variety, that sets this continent apart from the rest.
The incredible wildlife of Latin America
Spanning nine countries, the Amazon rainforest covers nearly 5.5 million square kilometres of lush, dense, wildlife-rich jungle. Home to 10 per cent of the world’s known species, a trip here will give you the opportunity to see big cats, colourful birds, giant reptiles and more than 2.5 million types of insect. And the Galápagos Islands – renowned for their unique and fearless animal inhabitants – should be on every wildlife-holiday bucket list.
At the opposite end of Latin America, the southern tip of the Andes Mountains gives way to the frozen ocean surrounding Antarctica. One of Earth’s last frontiers, the Great White Continent is a place like no other. An expedition cruise will bring you close to fur and leopard seal, blue whale, giant albatross and vast colonies of chattering king penguin.
Take a look at some of our favourite wildlife holidays in Latin America.
Latin America wildlife itineraries
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Led by your very own Peru guide, this trip covers a lot of incredible ground
From family fun to in-depth observation, search for the unique species, which inhabit the Galápagos Islands. Uncover their habitats on boating excursions, guided hikes, and other exciting activities
This unique A&K expedition sets off for the White Continent, stopping in at South Georgia, the Falkland Islands and the South Shetland Islands
Immerse yourself in colonial grandeur, ancient civilizations, dense jungle and the rich cultures of the Maya when you travel to Guatemala and Belize
This Guatemala and Belize trip will blow your bucket list out of the water
Ecuador delivers exceptional experiences from the capital city and its cultural highlights to Andean volcanoes and beautiful beaches