Bargain Bird Watching Holidays
Our bargain bird watching tours suit keen birders who want an active, fast-paced birding holiday with a dedicated focus on searching for birds rather than on looking at the area’s other wildlife or cultural highlights. We offer a wide selection of long-haul holidays to many destinations in South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and elsewhere.
Our birding specialist recommends …
I’d recommend our ‘Nepal’ holiday visiting Chitwan National Park and Koshi Tappu Reserve, and ‘India – Bharatpur & Chambal’ within Asia. Try ‘Ecuador – Cock-of-the-rock’ for a superb introduction to Andean birding, while, if you want a bit of luxury, the accommodation we use on our ‘Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park’ tour is top class. - Paul Stanbury
What can I expect?
- An expert English-speaking local ornithologist leader
- Outstanding value for money
- Dawn-to-dusk birding with limited time for rest, relaxation and outside interests
- Enviable bird lists!
- Focused searches for endemic species, while also looking for non-endemics
Who are these tours best suited to?
- Keen & active birders – whether expert or beginner
- People looking for an action-packed bird-focused tour
Where can I go?
Naturetreks selection of bargain bird watching holidays includes many South and Central American countries including Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Panama. In Africa our selection includes Malawi, Ethiopia and South Africa, while in India and Nepal we offer a choice of 17 bargain bird watching tours! Here are a few more choices:
- Endemics of Western Australia
- Birds of the Okavango Delta, Botswana
- Andean specialities in Argentina
- Birds of Brazils Atlantic rainforest
- Colombia – home to the world’s richest avifauna
- Sri Lanka’s endemic birds
Anything a bit different?
Yes. We’re always on the look-out for new destinations and new ideas to offer you, so keep an eye on our new tours section. This year we’ve added Honduras and Ghana to our list of bargain tour destinations …
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Bargain Birds HOLIDAYS
This was an outstanding trip and Suchit is an excellent ornithologist... He was tenacious in searching out our wishlist birds, especially the elusive Ibisbill. Ground organisation was impeccable - whether it was a jeep, aircraft, dugout canoe or elephant, all arrived on time and took us where we wanted. The birds were great... but the mammals (leopard included), the culture, the company and the accommodation were bonuses.
Throughout the trip food was varied and plentiful, even for us vegetarians. Cliff Waller was an excellent, well organised and empathetic leader. Omar was an excellent cultural guide and ambassador. He handled tricky situations with sensitivity and good humour. The driver was an amiable, patient and most obliging person who took frequent demands for ‘Stop!’ all in his stride. Finally, we enjoyed the company of the other group members. Their knowledge of birds, and sense of fun, helped to make this a memorable and enjoyable experience for us both.
A great trip - quality birds, easy pace, good group and excellent leaders ... Chris Kehoe was one of the sharpest birders I have been led by...Ill definitely be using Naturetrek again.