Some of Latin America's best wildlife opportunities

Latin America's amazing natural landscapes are home to a huge diversity of wildlife and birds. From the Amazon Rainforest to the wetlands of the Pantanal, the Galapagos Islands and the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica, there are wildlife watching opportunities to be found throughout the continent. Choose from our suggestions below, or contact us for more information or ideas.

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Galapagos land iguana. by Simon Matzinger - licensed under CC

Galapagos Islands

This stunning archipelago, Darwin's living laboratory of evolution, provides unique opportunities for viewing wildlife at…

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Osa Peninsula & Corcovado

Covered by pristine primary lowland tropical rainforest, the Osa Peninsula is renowned for its biodiversity & endemic wil…

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canopy bridge in Monteverde, about 200 feet up by Fran Devinney - licensed under CC

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde boasts a huge degree of biodiversity, with hundreds of species of migrating and endemic birds, including the f…

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Green Turtle by Oregon State University - licensed under CC

Tortuguero

Tortuguero is an area of lowland wet tropical forest and mangroves, famous for being the principal nesting site for vario…

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Tuiuiú - Ave simbolo do Pantanal by Marinelson Almeida - licensed under CC

Pantanal

Few places in the world are better for viewing wildlife than the Pantanal wetlands, a mosaic of lakes, rivers and forest.…

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Iquitos Amazon Cruises

Cruise the Amazon in a luxury river boat, getting closer to abundant wildlife and indigenous communities.

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Pelicans on Ballestas Islands, Peru by Aguakina - licensed under CC

Paracas & Ballestas Islands

Find abundant wildlife, including dolphins, whales, penguins and sea lions, along this craggy Pacific shore.

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Baja California

Baja California is best known for its Grey whale-watching, as thousands migrate each January to its Pacific shores.

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Puerto Madryn & Peninsula Valdes

Peninsula Valdes in Patagonia is a great place to see varied sea life, marine birds and Southern Right whales up close.

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Yacaré Negro by Papa Pic - licensed under CC

Ibera Wetlands

These wetlands in the north are home to marshland deer, maned wolf, caiman, otters, and many bird species.

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Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is Belize's largest island. It is set around a mangrove swamp in the centre and gives off an atmosphere of…

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Gray-headed Tanager RWD4 by DickDaniels - licensed under CC

Soberania National Park

Colourful toucans, playful monkeys, lethargic sloths and rare woodpeckers might not be the first thing that comes to mind…

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King Penguin by Don Faulkner - licensed under CC

10 best wildlife experiences in Latin America

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