Latin America wildlife holidays
Latin America encompasses some of the world’s most extraordinary natural habitats. This includes the Amazon, the largest rainforest anywhere on Earth and home to creatures great and small, from six-foot caimans to tiny tree frogs. But it also includes lesser-visited ecosystems, such as the Guiana Shield, one of the planet’s most pristine tropical rainforests; and the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland.
Darwin devotees can seek out stone-still iguanas, lumbering giant tortoises and dancing blue-footed boobies on a Galápagos cruise. Meanwhile, Costa Rica tempts with its cloud forests and jungles, home to orange-billed toucans and slow-motion sloths.
In the far south, Chile and Argentina serve as gateways to Antarctica. From their ports, expedition vessels depart to the ice shelves and calving glaciers of the ‘White Continent’, where you can spot lobtailing whales and huddles of penguins.