Latin America might not spring to mind as a wildlife destination in the same way as Africa with its well known National Parks and the undeniable appeal of setting out to spot the big five in the wild, but this diverse continent is teeming with its own, distinct wildlife.
From the penguins of Antarctica to the jaguars which roam the rainforests of Central America, you are certain to come across some amazing species on your holiday.
A cruise in the Galapagos Islands or a journey to the Pantanal are two or the best options for wildlife enthusiasts to get close to nature, where you can enjoy a more typically safari-style trip, taking daily excursions from your camp or boat to explore the unique fauna. The Amazon, which can be accessed as part of your trip to Ecuador, Peru or Brazil is another wildlife hotspot and one of the most bio diverse regions on the planet. Whether you choose to stay in a lodge or on board a luxury cruise, expert naturalists are on hand to ensure you see the best of what the region has to offer.
Underwater, the scope for amazing wildlife encounters is no different, with some incredible diving opportunities. Dive with hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos or with the dolphins and turtles which inhabit the crystal clear waters of the marine park which surround the island of Fernando de Noronha
But even if you haven’t come to Latin America specifically for the animals, there is no escaping the odd encounter with some fascinating species on your travels.
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