New Wildlife Holidays
We know there’s too much great wildlife across the globe to ever see in one lifetime … but we like trying to offer you as much of it as we can, which is why we are constantly coming up with new ideas for wildlife holidays in the UK and abroad.
Our specialist recommends..
In Europe I’d suggest our new short break in Finland to enjoy the vast taiga forests, spending two nights in a specially constructed Wolverine-watching hide. Our ‘Honduras – The Lodge at Pico Bonito’ holiday offers a relaxing one centre, 9-day birdwatching tour with 420+ species found around the hotel. - David Mills
Naturetrek new wildlife holidays
More choice, more places …
Our expert naturalist staff and tour leaders enjoy coming up with new destination and wildlife holiday ideas each year, and this year we’ve already introduced almost 30 new holidays to our existing programme of about 340 tours. If you want to find out about new Naturetrek tours, this is a good place to check first, along with our monthly e-newsletter and regular (paper) Newsletter.
What can I expect from Naturetrek’s new wildlife tours?
- New tours within existing destinations – such as our three new tours to Sweden, and our new Sri Lanka holiday
- Tours to new countries, such as Georgia or Syria, or new regions including the Ebro Delta in Spain
- Combination tours – in Spain we combine learning Spanish & wildlife watching in the Palencian Mountains and birds & wines in Navarra, while in Iceland we go in search of the Northern Lights & Gyrfalcons
- More tours in direct response to demand from you, such as offering you a wider choice of UK holidays, or more departures of existing trips
- More holidays within a theme or to see particular species, such as short-haul whale watching trips to Madeira & Norway, as well as more short breaks
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR New Tours HOLIDAYS
The accommodation was excellent. Food delicious - packed lunches amazing. There was very good coverage of a variety of interests in addition to butterflies - flowers, birds and the local geology. The leaders tailored the itinerary to the weather conditions excellently, going to higher altitudes on the hottest days and finding sheltered meadows on breezy days. They complemented each other well. Both had all-round general knowledge of natural history; Richard brought his local knowledge of the area and Gerald his dry sense of humour. I would be more than happy to go on a holiday led by either of them again.
Would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone interested in birds/butterflies/botany, or just the scenery. Pete and Mel at Casa Sarasa were brilliant, making us very welcome and catering for us excellently, with no limit to the bottles of wine we consumed with evening meals and a champagne barbecue on the last night. Their picnic lunches were excellent. Richard and Gerald were excellent leaders and adapted our itinerary to the weather conditions. Being primarily a butterfly trip, the pace was slower than some of the birding and botany trips we have been on, which was welcome, and gave even more opportunities for combining all three. The trip actually doubled my butterfly life list, and gave me two new birds for my life list.
This trip was extremely successful and delivered on every aspect promised in the brochure - the scenery and views were glorious and it was hugely helpful (to me) that Richard could explain so much of the geology (and Peter, the history, on the last day). We explored an even more varied range of terrains than I had hoped for - river beds, steep gorges, mountain passes, up in the mountains - thanks to a ski-lift - flower-filled meadows, watched vultures feeding, and had beautiful (but not steep) walks. The butterfly people nearly reached their 100 species. The (fewer) birders had a good haul and the botanists (me and one other) have a spectacular haul that will still need many days to sort out! We could not have been better looked after, informed and entertained by Richard and Gerald. We could not have been better fed and cared for than by Mel and Peter. The group of varied ages/occupations/interests got on well for the week. I hugely enjoyed the week. Now back to the botany!