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News thumbnail1Naturetrek Tailormade Newsletter
21/11/2014

Our latest Naturetrek Tailormade Newsletter is available to read online now!
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News thumbnail22014/15 tours: overflow dates
16/10/2014

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours.
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News thumbnail3Naturetrek Roadshow 2014/15
16/10/2014

We will be presenting pre-Christmas shows at seven venues in November 2014, in addition to our traditional Roadshow in January. Please do join us at one of our country-wide Presentation Evenings - speakers and topics are now confirmed.
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News thumbnail4NEW Tailormade newsletter
16/10/2014

A brand new Naturetrek Tailormade Newsletter, with ideas for bespoke guided wildlife holidays, will be published in mid-October. Features include Southern Ethiopia, Asian winter wildlife destinations, and wildlife cruises.
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News thumbnail5Barn Owls
15/10/2014

In late September Naturetrek staff enjoyed a visit from licensed handlers from the Hawk Conservancy to ring the Barn Owl chicks in the barn next to our Naturetrek offices. Many of the staff had a chance to briefly hold the chicks, making it a red letter day for all involved!
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News thumbnail6Video: Congo tour
15/10/2014

Watch video taken on our first Republic of Congo tour, where spending time with habituated Western Lowland Gorillas, as well as Forest Elephant, Forest Buffalo, monkeys and parrots were among the highlights of being in this truly remote, almost unexplored, wilderness.
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News thumbnail7Places left: 5 tours
15/10/2014

The holidays to Kenya, Spain, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia departing in November 2014, featured in this article, will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail8News in brief
15/10/2014

Read about highlights from recently returned tours to Brazil, the Azores, Spain and Sweden.
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News thumbnail9Naturetrek Tailormade: combining wildlife & culture
26/09/2014

Combine world class cultural sites such as the Taj Mahal or Machu Picchu with your tailormade wildlife holiday.
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News thumbnail10Open Day: 3rd October
26/09/2014

Please do join us for a special ‘Indian subcontinent’ Open Day on Friday 3rd October 2014. Meet our expert team, enjoy Indian snacks and juices as well as a guided walk, and discuss your travel plans to the Indian subcontinent for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail11Ecuador's mammals
26/09/2014

Our first Ecuador's Mammals holiday has hit the jackpot with sightings of the highly elusive Mountain Tapir plus Spectacled Bear, Olinguito and Kinkajou among the 31 mammal species seen!
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News thumbnail12Last-minute: 4 tours with places
25/09/2014

The holidays to Peru, Ethiopia, South Africa and Sri Lanka departing in October and November 2014, featured in this article, will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail132014/15 tours: overflow dates
25/09/2014

Many of our most popular tours are now selling out for 2014 and 2015 and we are pleased to be able to offer additional departure dates for some of these holidays. Please see below for a list of new departure dates for some of these tours.
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News thumbnail14News in brief: Italy, the UK, Madeira & France
25/09/2014

Read about highlights from recently returned tours to Italy, the UK, Madeira and France.
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News thumbnail15News in brief
27/08/2014

Read about highlights from recently returned holidays.
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News thumbnail16Wheelchair access: RSPB reserves
27/08/2014

Having been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last year, Roy Taylor, who has led many Naturetrek tours and works for the RSPB, has so far raised almost £25,000 towards improving countryside access for wheelchair users.
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News thumbnail17Naturetrek Roadshow 2014 & 2015
26/08/2014

We will be presenting pre-Christmas shows at seven venues in November 2014, in addition to our traditional Roadshow in January. Please do join us at one of our country-wide Presentation Evenings - find out which venue is nearest to you!
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News thumbnail18Join us at Titchfield Haven
26/08/2014

Meet the Naturetrek team at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve in Hampshire on Friday 12th September to discuss your travel plans for 2014/15 and beyond.
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News thumbnail19Recently added tour reports & image galleries
26/08/2014

Take a look at a selection of tour reports and image galleries from recently returned tours.
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News thumbnail20Win a Naturetrek holiday
26/08/2014

If you are a keen writer, why not enter our 2014 Writing Competition and have a chance to win a Naturetrek holiday in Europe.
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News thumbnail21A Tailormade tip
26/08/2014

Escape the European winter with a tailormade Tiger-watching holiday to India. We’ve designed a special offer 10-day private tour, but it is essential to book early due to new permit regulations and restrictions!
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News thumbnail22Last-minute: 3 tours with places
25/08/2014

The holidays to Spain, India and Brazil departing in September and October 2014, featured in this article, will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail232014/15 tours: overflow dates
25/08/2014

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours.
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News thumbnail24Birdfair 2014
29/07/2014

We invite you to join us for a drink and 'nibbles' on Saturday 16th August at 4.30pm.
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News thumbnail25Special offers for tours to Asia
29/07/2014

With the advantage of the strong pound, Operations Manager, Rajan Jolly has put together a selection of tours to Asia with amazing offers.
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News thumbnail26Open Day: 1st August
28/07/2014

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes on Friday 1st August. Meet our expert team, enjoy a guided walk and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail27News in brief
28/07/2014

Read about highlights from recently returned tours to Madeira, Spitsbergen and Sweden ...
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News thumbnail28Recently added tour reports & galleries
28/07/2014

Please take a look at the recently added tour reports and image galleries.
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News thumbnail29News in brief: Italy, Greece & Spain
27/06/2014

Read about highlights from recently returned tours to Italy, Greece & Spain ...
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News thumbnail30Recently added tour reports
27/06/2014

Please take a look at the recently added tour reports.
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News thumbnail31Recently Added Tour Reports & Image Galleries
12/05/2014

Please take a look at the recently added tour reports & image galleries for a wide range of tours.
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News thumbnail32News in brief
12/05/2014

Read about highlights from recently returned tours to France, Trinidad & Tobago, Sri Lanka & the UK ...
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News thumbnail33Wheelchair access: RSPB reserves
11/05/2014

Having been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last year, Roy Taylor, who has led many Naturetrek tours and works for the RSPB, is doing a coast to coast ‘Wheelchair Challenge’ this May and June to raise money to improve countryside access for wheelchair users.
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News thumbnail34Fancy fleeing from the football World Cup?
11/05/2014

If you fancy getting away during the football World Cup (12th June to 5th July), here’s a choice of eight European tours that depart while it is on!
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News thumbnail352014/15 tours: overflow dates
10/05/2014

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our holidays that have otherwise sold out. These include extra departure dates for our tours to Honduras, Ethiopia, South Africa and more ...
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News thumbnail36Support Birdlife Malta
09/05/2014

If you haven’t yet read Chris Packham’s blog and watched his seven video diaries about the slaughter of our migrant birds in Malta, you must! Find links in this article to Chris’ blog, and to make a donation towards stopping the killing.
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News thumbnail37Places left: 3 June tours
09/05/2014

The holidays featured in this article to France, Switzerland and Northumberland departing in June 2014 will all definitely run and all have places still available.
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News thumbnail38Open Day: 6th June
09/05/2014

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes on Friday 6th June. Meet our expert team, enjoy a guided walk and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail39Bitterns: Somerset Levels
03/04/2014

We still have places available on our 27th May Beginner Birdwatcher holiday to the Somerset Levels. Bitterns, congregations of Hobbies, the dawn chorus, butterflies and flowers are among the highlights.
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News thumbnail40News in brief
03/04/2014

Read about highlights from recently returned tours to Morocco and the Dominican Republic ...
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News thumbnail41Swim with Humpbacks
03/04/2014

Tour leader Catherine Strong describes the mind-blowing experience of swimming with Humpbacks Whales in the Dominican Republic this March. Participants enjoyed numerous close-up in-the-water encounters, as well as world-class topside whale-watching!
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News thumbnail42Open Day: 6th June
02/04/2014

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes on Friday 6th June 2014. Meet our expert team, enjoy a guided walk and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail432014 tours: overflow dates
02/04/2014

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including ‘Ghana - Picathartes’, a birding tour to ‘Honduras’ and ‘Sweden’s Upland Birds’.
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News thumbnail44Ecuador - client travel blog
02/04/2014

Tour participant Marcus Workman has written an excellent photo/video blog about his November 2013 holiday to Ecuador, focusing on the iconic Cock-of-the-rock.
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News thumbnail45Last-minute: 11 tours with places
02/04/2014

The tours departing between March and July 2014 featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail46Baja - Whale Watching Cruise
01/04/2014

Tour participant Nikki Humphrey sums up her experiences of our 23rd February 2014 Baja & Sea of Cortez Cruise.
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News thumbnail47Asian Hornet news
01/04/2014

The invasive, non-native Asian Hornet is predicted to reach the southern counties of England this spring/summer. If you see an Asian Hornet on a Naturetrek tour in the UK or Europe please report it ...
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News thumbnail48Recently Added Tour Reports
14/03/2014

Please take a look at the recently added tour reports for a wide range of tours.
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News thumbnail49News in brief
11/03/2014

Read about highlights from recently returned tours to Portugal, Spain, the Maldives, St Lucia and the UK ...
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News thumbnail50Open Day: 4th April
11/03/2014

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes on Friday 4th April 2014. Meet our expert team, enjoy a guided walk and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail512014 tours: overflow dates
11/03/2014

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including 'Brazilian Pantanal & Iguazu Falls', a birding tour to 'Honduras' and 'Sweden's Upland Birds'.
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News thumbnail52Sweden's butterflies
11/03/2014

High summer is the ideal time to enjoy the mix of Scandinavian and Eastern European butterfly and moth species in central Sweden's beautiful Västmanland county, and there are still places left on our new 6-day butterfly watching holiday to the region.
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News thumbnail53New Deluxe Galapagos cruise
10/03/2014

We are pleased to offer a new 2-week cruise to the Galapagos Islands in January 2015 aboard the motor cruiser Beluga. In addition, our 2016 Galapagos cruise dates are now available, since this is a holiday that always books up well in advance.
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News thumbnail54Last-minute: 11 tours with places
10/03/2014

The tours departing between March and July 2014 featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail55Maldives Cruise 2014
10/03/2014

Clients on our week-long Maldives Cruise this February enjoyed swimming with Manta Rays and a Whale Shark, as well as a dazzling array of marine-life on the islands' coral reefs. These memorable encounters were captured on video ...
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News thumbnail5615 new tours
10/03/2014

We have just launched 15 brand new tours for 2014/15 from the Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland to Honduras and Guatemala, and from Ecuador and Ethiopia, to Spain and Costa Rica ...
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News thumbnail57Join us at Whalefest in Brighton
26/02/2014

Join us at Whalefest in Brighton on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th March 2014 and receive a 20% discount on Whalefest tickets.
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News thumbnail582013 Writing Competition - RESULTS!
26/02/2014

Find out the results of our 2013 Writing Competition and read the winning stories ...
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News thumbnail59Last-minute: 9 tours with places
25/02/2014

The March/April/May 2014 tours to Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, India, Greenland, South Africa, Spain & Morocco featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail60Join us at our next Open Day
25/02/2014

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes on Friday 7th March 2014. Meet our expert team, enjoy a guided walk and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail612013 Photography Competition - RESULTS!
25/02/2014

Find out the results of our 2013 Photography Competition and view the winning images ...
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News thumbnail62Swim with Humpbacks
16/01/2014

There are two places still available on our 10-day ‘Dominican Republic - Swimming with Humpbacks’ holiday, which departs on Friday 14th March 2014.
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News thumbnail63Slimbridge Festival: Sun 2nd Feb
15/01/2014

Please do come and join Naturetrek staff at the 'Slimbridge 2014 Festival of Birds' on Sunday 2nd February to discuss your wildlife travel plans for 2014 and beyond.
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News thumbnail64Win a Naturetrek holiday
15/01/2014

Our 2013 Writing Competition has now closed. Here are a few late entries - below - and there are a few yet to be added to our blog later in January (although all have now been read and judged!). The winning articles will be announced in our February 2014 Newsletter and e-newsletter.
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News thumbnail65Last-minute: 8 tours with places
15/01/2014

The January/February/March 2014 tours to Sweden, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan, Nepal, Ethiopia, Spain & Morocco featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail66Open Day: 7th February
15/01/2014

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes on Friday 7th February 2014. Meet our expert team, enjoy a guided walk and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail67See Wildcats in Spain this March
14/01/2014

Join us in March 2014 on our 6-day ‘Navarra in Winter - Realm of the Wildcat!’ tour. Our inaugural tour last spring had wonderful sightings, so hopes are high for a repeat performance this March!
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News thumbnail68Christmas and New Year opening times
17/12/2013

We will be open over the Christmas period, however a few days have slightly different opening times ...
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News thumbnail69Recently added tour reports
09/12/2013

Please take a look at the recently added tour reports for a wide range of tours.
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News thumbnail70Book Tiger tours early
06/12/2013

Only a limited number of permits are available for entry to Indian national parks each day. Early booking is essential to ensure your place on game-drives and, though park entry fee prices are rising, we are pleased to be able to honour the lower 'brochure price' for those booking before 31st December 2013.
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News thumbnail71Swim with Humpbacks
05/12/2013

Due to a late cancellation we have a few places places left on our 10-day ‘Dominican Republic - Swimming with Humpbacks’ holiday, which departs on Friday 14th March 2014.
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News thumbnail72Last-minute: 7 tours with places
05/12/2013

The January/February 2014 tours to Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Poland, Sweden, Ecuador, Spain and the UK featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail73Open Day: 6th December
05/12/2013

Please do join us for mince pies at our pre-Christmas Open Day on Friday 6th December 2013. Meet our expert team, enjoy a guided walk and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail74Overflow Departures for fully booked 2013/14 tours
05/12/2013

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including ‘Burma Highlights - A Wildlife & Cultural Tour’ and ‘Iceland - Gyr Falcons & Northern Lights’.
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News thumbnail75Listen to Wolves howling
05/12/2013

Our guides in Sweden have sent an unearthly recording of their local Wolf population howling on a recent tour, heard in the depths of Wolf territory at close to midnight! You can just imagine the look on everyone’s faces when it began …
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News thumbnail76Win a Naturetrek holiday
05/12/2013

If you are a keen writer, why not enter our 2013 Writing Competition and have a chance to win a Naturetrek holiday in Europe. Just write about your experiences on one of our holidays and send it to us! All of the entries are being published on our blog, and the competition closes on 31st December 2013.
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News thumbnail77News in Brief
04/12/2013

Read about highlights from recently returned 2013 tours to Ecuador, Madagascar & Spain.
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News thumbnail78Burma: places still available on 16th February tour
04/12/2013

We still have places available on our 13-day ‘Burma Highlights - A Wildlife & Cultural Tour’, which departs on Sunday 16th February 2014.
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News thumbnail79Recenty added tour reports & image galleries
24/10/2013

Please take a look at the recently added image galleries for a wide range of tours.
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News thumbnail80Bharatpur winter bird boom
23/10/2013

After superb monsoon rains, the season ahead promises to be an excellent one at Bharatpur, which should attract a wealth of wildfowl, waders and other winter visitors, not to mention a rich variety of resident Indian birds.
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News thumbnail81Early booking on Tiger tours essential!
23/10/2013

Only a limited number of permits are available for entry into Indian Tiger Reserves each day so, if you're hoping to visit one this coming winter, it is essential that you book your holiday as soon as possible.
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News thumbnail82Nepal's Tiger population soars!
23/10/2013

A recent government survey has reported that Nepal's Tiger population has increased by 63% to 198 since 2009. This rise in Tiger numbers is backed up by increased sightings by recent Naturetrek groups visiting Nepal.
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News thumbnail83Tour news in brief
23/10/2013

Read about highlights from recently returned 2013 tours to Borneo, South Africa, Lyme Bay and Monterey Bay, US.
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News thumbnail84Join us at our next Open Day on Friday 1st November
23/10/2013

Please do join us at our next Open Day on Friday 1st November 2013 to meet our expert team and discuss your travel plans for 2013/14 over a hot drinks and biscuits!
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News thumbnail852013/14 tours: overflow dates
23/10/2013

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including 'Burma Highlights - A Wildlife & Cultural Tour' and 'Iceland - Gyr Falcons & Northern Lights'.
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News thumbnail86Pine Marten video, Scotland
23/10/2013

Extremely close views of Pine Martens was one of many highlights on our inaugural Mammal-focused tour to Scotland. Watch footage of Pine Martens and read about the tour's many highlights ...
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News thumbnail87Win a Naturetrek holiday
23/10/2013

If you are a keen writer, why not enter our 2013 Writing Competition and have a chance to win a Naturetrek holiday in Europe. Just write about your experiences on one of our holidays and send it to us! All of the entries are being published on our blog, and the competition closes on 31st December 2013.
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News thumbnail88Naturetrek Presentation Evenings 2013/14
23/10/2013

Naturetrek's annual Presentation Evenings will this year begin on Tuesday 19th November and run through till the Slimbridge Festival of Birds in early February. Please do join us at one of them and discuss your travel plans for the coming year(s).
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News thumbnail892 cabins left at the Ecuador Festival
04/09/2013

We now have just two cabins left on our October 2013 Ecuador - A Wildlife Festival holiday
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News thumbnail90Presentation Evenings 2013/14
04/09/2013

Please join us at one of our countrywide Presentation Evenings this winter, which offer you the chance to come and meet us, and to discuss your holiday plans for 2014 and beyond.
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News thumbnail91Swim with Humpbacks
03/09/2013

There are now just two places left (a male share and a female share) on our 10-day 'Dominican Republic - Swimming with Humpbacks' holiday, which departs on Friday 14th March 2014.
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News thumbnail92Book early: Tiger tours
03/09/2013

It is now essential to book early on Tiger tours in India for 2013/14 if you wish to secure a place on game drives in the Tiger Reserves ...
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News thumbnail93Panna: 6 Tiger cubs born
03/09/2013

On Saturday 24th August park officials at Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, India saw 3 new Tiger cubs. These cubs, in addition to 3 born recently in Panna to another Tigress, bring the total number of Tigers in the reserve to 20!
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News thumbnail94Naturetrek Tailormade brochure
03/09/2013

This autumn we will be publishing a brand new Tailormade Holidays Brochure. Heading up our new tailormade division is Robin Smith, who would be delighted to talk to you about a tailormade holiday in 2013 and beyond.
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News thumbnail952013 tours: overflow dates
03/09/2013

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including 'Autumn Birding in Southern Portugal' and 'Ghana - Picathartes'.
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News thumbnail96Open Day: 4th October
03/09/2013

Please do join us at our next Open Day on Friday 4th October 2013 to meet our expert team and discuss your travel plans for 2013/14 over a hot drink, cakes and biscuits!
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News thumbnail97Tours with no SRS
03/09/2013

We often get enquiries from single travellers about whether any of our tours offer a single room without a single room supplement? And the answer is yes ...
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News thumbnail98News in Brief
03/09/2013

Read about highlights from recently returned 2013 tours to France and the UK.
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News thumbnail99Last-minute: 8 tours with places
03/09/2013

Our September/October/November 2013 tours to Spain, Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Gambia and India featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail100Just Jaguars! sightings
03/09/2013

Our 'Just Jaguars' tours in Brazil's Pantanal have been extremely successful again this season, with wonderful sightings of Jaguar, Giant River Otter and many other sought-after species.
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News thumbnail101Greenland whale-watching cruise
03/09/2013

Nick Acheson led our summer 2013 whale-watching cruise in West Greenland. Read about highlights from the trip ...
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News thumbnail102World Land Trust debate: tickets
03/09/2013

Tickets are now on sale for an exciting World Land Trust debate led by Chris Packham on Monday 14th October on 'Controvserial Conservation'.
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News thumbnail103Titchfield: Fri 13th Sep
03/09/2013

Please join us at Titchfield Haven, near Fareham in Hampshire on Friday 13th September to discuss your travel plans for 2013/14. Naturetrek staff will be giving illustrated presentations and leading guided walks throughout the day.
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News thumbnail1042013 tours: overflow dates
21/06/2013

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including ‘Romania’s Danube Delta & Carpathians’ and ‘Iceland in Autumn’.
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News thumbnail105Sicily: spring birdwatching
21/06/2013

Sicily is an ideal destination for a spring birdwatching holiday, combining lovely scenery and impressive birds, including those on migration, as well as generous Italian hospitality.
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News thumbnail106Abruzzo National Park, Italy
21/06/2013

Naturetrek’s Tom Mabbett joined our 8-day ‘The Apennines: Italy’s Abruzzo National Park’ holiday this May. Among the park’s wealth of wildlife, watching the rare ‘Marsican’ race of Brown Bear was Tom’s top highlight ...
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News thumbnail107Watch Wildcat footage, Spain
21/06/2013

Tour participant Doug Yelland sent us this footage of a Wildcat which he took on our inaugural tour to Navarra in Spain in search of this elusive feline!
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News thumbnail108Win a Naturetrek holiday
21/06/2013

If you are a keen writer, why not enter our 2013 Writing Competition and have a chance to win a Naturetrek holiday in Europe. Just write about your experiences on one of our holidays and send it to us! All of the entries are being published on our blog, and the competition closes on 31st December 2013.
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News thumbnail109Birdfair 2013
20/06/2013

We will be at the Birdfair from 16th to 18th August - please do join us. Naturetrek staff and leaders will be doing a total of 19 illustrated presentations during the Birdfair - click through to see the schedule of talks and where to find us.
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News thumbnail110Last-minute: 7 tours with places
20/06/2013

The June/July 2013 tours to France, Canada, S. Africa, England, the USA & Azores featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail111News in Brief
20/06/2013

Read about highlights from recently returned 2013 tours to Bavaria, and France’s Lot and Dordogne regions.
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News thumbnail112Open Day: 5th July
20/06/2013

Please do join us at our next Open Day on Friday 5th July 2013. We will be running a moth-trap the night before so, if you wish to arrive early, why not join us for a special ‘moth breakfast’?
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News thumbnail113Yorkshire Coast & Moors
18/05/2013

There are still places available on our 4-day ‘The Yorkshire Coast & Moors’ holiday departing in June and July. Puffins and other breeding seabirds, plus Nightjars and a host of other birds are among the anticipated highlights.
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News thumbnail114Last-minute: 7 tours with places
17/05/2013

The June/July 2013 tours to Greenland, the UK, Slovenia, Brazil and Madeira featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail115News in Brief
17/05/2013

Read about highlights from recently returned 2013 tours to Greece, Spain, Italy and France.
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News thumbnail116Open Day: 7th June
17/05/2013

Please do join us at our next Open Day on Friday 7th June 2013. Weather permitting, we will be running a moth-trap the night before so, if you wish to arrive early, why not join us for a special ‘moth breakfast’?
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News thumbnail117Book early on Tiger tours
17/05/2013

New regulations have dramatically restricted visitor numbers in such popular Indian reserves as Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench. This means that it is essential to book early to ensure your place for game viewing on Tiger tours ...
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News thumbnail118Azores: whale watching in August
16/05/2013

The Azores archipelago offers arguably the best whale watching in Europe and we still have places left for our August and September 2013 departures. View images and video of Sperm Whales and more ...
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News thumbnail119Brahmaputra Cruise: Nov '13
16/05/2013

We still have places available on our Brahmaputra Cruise, departing Thursday 7th November 2013. This magical 14-day holiday to Assam in north-east India includes a unique 11-day wildlife cruise down the Brahmaputra River, visiting Kaziranga, Nameri and Orang National Parks.
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News thumbnail120Iceland tour success
29/04/2013

Naturetrek's Kerrie Warburton sums up our winter tour season in Iceland – with Orcas, Gyr Falcons and the Northern Lights among the main highlights.
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News thumbnail1212013 tours: overflow dates
25/04/2013

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including ‘The Best of Ethiopia’ and ‘Islay & Mull ... In Style!’
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News thumbnail122Titchfield Haven: 3rd May
25/04/2013

Please come and join us at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve, near Fareham in Hampshire, on Friday 3rd May 2013 for illustrated talks, guided walks around the reserve and to talk about your travel plans for 2013 and beyond.
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News thumbnail123Win a Naturetrek holiday
25/04/2013

If you are a keen writer, why not enter our 2013 Writing Competition and have a chance to win a Naturetrek holiday in Europe. Just write about your experiences on one of our holidays and send it to us! All of the entries are being published on our blog, and the competition closes on 31st December 2013.
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News thumbnail124Iberian Lynx: Coto Donana
24/04/2013

This Iberian Lynx was photographed by tour leader Peter Dunn last Friday on the first of two Naturetrek tours to the Coto Donana and Extremadura regions of southern Spain.
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News thumbnail125Last-minute: 5 tours with places
24/04/2013

The May/June 2013 tours to Spain, Morocco, Greenland, Estonia and Scotland featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail126Wild Arabia: Oman & Jordan
27/03/2013

If you enjoyed the BBC’s captivating recent series ‘Wild Arabia’, and would like to visit some of the regions it featured, why not join our new birding and cultural holiday to Oman or our autumn birdwatching trip to Jordan?
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News thumbnail127Tiger success at Suklaphanta
27/03/2013

This atmospheric photo of a Tiger was sent to us by Janice Fiske and David Davis and taken in Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal. Tigers have been seen on all four of our holidays to Suklaphanta since Christmas!
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News thumbnail128News from Nepal
27/03/2013

Ashy Minivets, Bengal Florican, Hodgson's Bushchat, Ganges River Dolphins, Leopards and Tigers are among the exciting wildlife sightings recorded by our groups in Nepal this season
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News thumbnail129NEW TOUR: Birds & Mammals of Northern Argentina
27/03/2013

A new 17-day holiday to explore the montane, wetland and Chaco habitats of northern Argentina, focusing in particular on the country's special mammals and birds.
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News thumbnail130Rare Sand Tiger images
26/03/2013

View some unusual photos of a Tigress negotiating a sandbank, seen by our ‘Brahmaputra Cruise’ group this month. The Tigress caused great excitement, and our vessel was able to draw alongside, allowing the group to get some superb images!
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News thumbnail131Snow Leopard image
26/03/2013

Participants on our ‘Ladakh - A Snow Leopard Quest’ tour this February watched 6 Snow Leopards for a total of 16 hours! Take a look at the first image we have received of the first animal ...
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News thumbnail132Last-minute: 4 tours with places
26/03/2013

The April/May 2013 tours to Greenland, Spain, Bhutan and Kazakhstan featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail133Wild Cats seen in Navarra
26/03/2013

Two Wildcats were seen on our inaugural 6-day ‘Navarra in Winter - Realm of the Wildcat!’ tour last week, among a wealth of other wildlife.
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News thumbnail134Open Day: 5th April
26/03/2013

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes at our next Open Day on Friday 5th April 2013. Meet our expert staff and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail135Travel by train
06/02/2013

If you prefer not to fly, we offer several European holidays that travel from (and back to) the UK by train each year, including departures to France's Vercors and La Brenne regions in search of butterflies, dragonflies and other wildlife ...
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News thumbnail136Last-minute: 7 tours with places
05/02/2013

Our March/April 2013 tours to Ethiopia, India, Sri Lanka, Spain, Tunisia, the UK and Botswana featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail137News in Brief
05/02/2013

As we begin 2013, read about highlights from recently returned 2012 autumn and winter tours to St Lucia, India and France.
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News thumbnail138Open Day: 1st March
05/02/2013

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes at our next Open Day on Friday 1st March 2013. Meet our expert staff and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail1392013 tours: overflow dates
05/02/2013

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including ‘Just Tigers!’ and ‘Poland in Spring’.
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News thumbnail140Lot & Dordogne from Bristol
05/02/2013

Our week-long holidays in France to the Lot (11th May) and Dordogne (19th May) both fly to Toulouse from Bristol with Easyjet in May.
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News thumbnail141Video & images: Chile’s Pumas
31/12/2012

Enjoy both video and images of Pumas in Chile’s stunning Torres del Paine National Park. There are still places available on our 14th March and 4th April ‘Chile - Just Pumas!’ tours, both of which are guaranteed to depart.
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News thumbnail142Open Days: 11th Jan & 8th Feb
31/12/2012

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes at one of our next two Open Days on Friday 11th January or Friday 8th February 2013. Meet our expert staff and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail143Slimbridge Festival 2013
31/12/2012

Please do come and meet us at the Slimbridge Festival of Birds - Naturetrek staff will be giving talks on Sunday 27th January. Tickets to our talks are free, and there’s a 10% discount on tickets to the festival for Naturetrek!
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News thumbnail144Donation to Butterfly Conservation
24/12/2012

This year the operation of our Naturetrek butterfly tours has raised £15,498 for the wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation - so a big thank you to everyone who booked a Butterfly Conservation tour in 2012!
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News thumbnail145Images: Ecuador
24/12/2012

We hope you enjoy these stunning images taken on our November 2012 ‘Ecuador - Andes & Amazon’ tour. Similar opportunities for photography await those booking on our special ‘Ecuador: Festival of Wildlife’ tour in October 2013.
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News thumbnail146Wildlife review of 2012
24/12/2012

Here in the office we’ve compiled a list of our Wildlife Highlights of 2012 from our travels on Naturetrek holidays ... and we’d love to hear yours too!
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News thumbnail147News in Brief
24/12/2012

As we begin 2013, read about highlights from recently returned 2012 autumn and winter tours to Ethiopia, Nepal and the Falkland Islands.
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News thumbnail1482013 tours: overflow dates
24/12/2012

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including ‘India - Tiger Direct!’ and ‘Sweden in Winter’.
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News thumbnail149Zambia’s birds
24/12/2012

We still have places available on our 10th February Bargain Birdwatching holiday to Zambia’s South Luangwa. Our Africa specialist, Paul Stanbury, reflects on the tour’s likely highlights, and on why Zambia is such a superb wildlife destination.
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News thumbnail150Bhutan (flowers) & Brahmaputra Cruise
24/12/2012

Our operations manager Rajan Jolly is in a league of his own when it comes to in-depth knowledge of Asia and, in particular, the Indian subcontinent. We asked him to give us his top tips for two little known, but superb, wildlife destinations for 2013 ...
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News thumbnail151‘Madagascar’s Lemurs’: film & images
24/12/2012

Enjoy a short film and view images from our 2012 ‘Madagascar’s Lemurs’ tour. This is our most popular wildlife holiday to Madagascar and typically records about 20 species of lemur as well as a host of other special wildlife including Fosa.
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News thumbnail152Last-minute: 8 tours with places
24/12/2012

The February 2013 tours to Ghana, Cuba, India, Morocco, Ethiopia, Nepal, South Africa and Spain featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail153Christmas Opening Times
20/12/2012

This year we wanted to let you know what time the office is open during the Christmas break.
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News thumbnail154FREE tickets to Destinations - The Holiday and Travel Show
11/12/2012

Please do join us at The Times Destinations Holiday & Travel Show, at London’s Earls Court from Thursday 31st - Sunday 3rd February 2013
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News thumbnail155Tigers, Brahmaputra & Blue Whales
04/12/2012

This is an ideal time to book a holiday to India and Sri Lanka, to take a cruise down the mighty Brahmaputra River, or join our Tiger Direct! Tiger watching tour ...
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News thumbnail156Open Day: 11th January 2013
04/12/2012

Please do join us for hot drinks and cakes at our 'New Year' Open Day on Friday 11th January. Meet our expert staff, enjoy a guided wildlife walk, and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail157News in Brief
04/12/2012

As we near the end of a very busy 2012, read about highlights from recently returned tours to a wide variety of destinations from Scotland to Madagascar.
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News thumbnail1582013 tours: latest overflow dates
04/12/2012

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including ‘Romania’s Danube Delta & Carpathian Mountains’ and ‘Brazil - Just Jaguars!’
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News thumbnail159Last-minute: 5 tours with places
03/12/2012

Our January and February 'Amazonian Ecuador', 'Poland in Winter', 'Thailand' (birding) and 'India - Tiger Direct!' holidays featured in this article will all definitely run and all have places still available ...
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News thumbnail160Thailand: Spoon-billed Sandpiper
03/12/2012

A chance to see the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper is now included as part of our ‘Thailand’ birdwatching holiday, and the species was seen well on our November 2012 tour! Our next ‘Thailand’ trip departs in February 2013 ...
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News thumbnail161Just Cats! video
03/12/2012

Leon Marais, leader of our 12-day ‘South Africa - Just Cats!’ holiday describes a few of the highlights from the first of this season’s Just Cats! tours.
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News thumbnail162Brahmaputra Cruise
14/11/2012

Popular tour leader Nick Acheson describes an ideal way to spend 10 days - cruising down India’s mighty Brahmaputra River, watching wildlife in Kaziranga, Orang and Nameri National Parks, in great comfort ...
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News thumbnail163News in Brief
14/11/2012

As we near the end of a very busy 2012, read about highlights from recently returned tours to a wide variety of destinations from Sweden to Madagascar.
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News thumbnail164Canada - The West
13/11/2012

Huge pods of Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Grizzly Bears fishing for Salmon and a fantastic day spent with a pod of 31 Orcas were among the highlights on our autumn 2012 ‘Canada - The West’ holidays.
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News thumbnail165Nov & Jan Slide Shows
13/11/2012

Naturetrek’s annual January Roadshow offers you the chance to come and meet us, discuss your holiday plans, and enjoy a series of illustrated presentations. This year we will also be presenting shows at four venues in November 2012
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News thumbnail166Spain: Wolves & Bustards
13/11/2012

View images and read a participant’s first-hand account of watching Wolves, watching Great Bustards and other wildlife on our autumn ‘Wolves & Bustards in Rural Spain’ tours.
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News thumbnail167Last-minute: 3 tours with places
13/11/2012

Our ‘Spain - Realm of the Iberian Lynx’, ‘Ethiopia - Bargain Birdwatching’ and ‘Not Just Tigers! Satpura - Best of Central India’ holidays will all definitely run and all have places still available …
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News thumbnail168Open Day: 7th December 2012
13/11/2012

Please do join us for mince pies at our pre-Christmas Open Day on Friday 7th December. Meet our expert staff, enjoy a guided wildlife walk, and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail169Video: Galapagos cruises
12/11/2012

Watch this short film taken on our Galapagos Islands holiday and enjoy a taste of what to expect on our holidays in this, arguably the most famous natural history destination in the world.
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News thumbnail170Baja & Maldives cruises: 2014
12/11/2012

We are pleased to confirm our 2014 dates and prices for our ever-popular Baja & Sea of Cortez and Maldives whale watching cruises, which are already full for 2013.
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News thumbnail171Recently Added Tour Reports
12/11/2012

Please take a look at the recently added tour reports for a wide range of tours.
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News thumbnail1726 NEW tours for 2013
09/11/2012

Our early winter newsletter is due to be posted out next week. In it we will be launching 6 new tours to the following destinations: Scotland, northern Spain, South Africa, Brazil and northern Italy.
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News thumbnail173Open Day 5th October 2012
25/09/2012

Please do join us at our next Open Day on Friday 5th October. Meet our expert staff, enjoy a guided wildlife walk, and discuss your travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail174Naturetrek at WhaleFest
25/09/2012

Please do join us at this year’s WhaleFest on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October. Naturetrek staff will be on hand to discuss your whale and dolphin travel ideas for 2012 and beyond, from Lyme Bay or the Azores to Baja California or Greenland!
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News thumbnail1753 last minute tours
24/09/2012

Our ‘Learn Spanish in Wild Spain’, ‘Sri Lanka’s Wildlife & History’ and ‘Autumn Plants of the Peloponnese’ holidays will all definitely run and all have places still available …
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News thumbnail176Winter Roadshow
24/09/2012

We're currently choosing venues for our annual winter slide shows around the country. If you think your town or city would make a good venue for a Naturetrek slide show, please email us as soon as possible.
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News thumbnail177Spain: Wolf & Brown Bear
24/09/2012

On our ‘Spain’s “Big Three”: In Search of Whales, Bears & Wolves’ holiday in early September, leaders Gerald Broddelez and Byron Palacios hit the jackpot with superb, prolonged sightings of both Wolf and Brown Bear in northern Spain.
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News thumbnail178NEW Burma tour
24/09/2012

We are pleased to announce the first Naturetrek tour to Burma, scheduled for March 2013. Popular tour leader Nick Acheson will be leading this groundbreaking wildlife and cultural holiday which offers a unique chance to visit this beautiful and little-known country.
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News thumbnail179Ecuador Wildlife Festival
24/09/2012

Places are filling fast for our special 2013 Ecuador Wildlife Festival, based at Sacha Lodge, deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This will be the first Naturetrek Wildlife Festival to South America and, nearly half full already, please do book this holiday soon to avoid disappointment!
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News thumbnail180Whale watching: Monterey Bay
23/09/2012

Peter Dunn led the August and September departures of our popular Monterey Bay whale watching holiday. He describes the highlights from both trips …
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News thumbnail181News in Brief
23/09/2012

It's been an extremely busy and productive first six months of 2012! Read about highlights from recently returned tours to a wide variety of destinations from Hungary to the Azores.
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News thumbnail182Birdwatching tour Queensland
23/09/2012

Two Naturetrek clients have been enjoying a wonderful time with our guide Carol Iles on a private, tailormade Naturetrek tour in Northern Queensland. The following extracts from Carol’s tour diary provide a taste of the wildlife you might see on our November ‘Australia – Queensland’ holiday
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News thumbnail183Win a Naturetrek Holiday
23/08/2012

If you are a keen writer, now’s your chance to win a Naturetrek holiday in Europe by writing about your experiences on one of our holidays and sending it to us! We’ve started receiving your excellent entries already, all of which are being published on our blog.
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News thumbnail184Lyme Bay dolphin cruises
22/08/2012

With Minke Whale, White-beaked and Common Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and large numbers of shearwaters, gannets and other seabirds among recent sightings on our popular Lyme Bay day cruises, do join our email mailing list to be notified of any additional trips this summer.
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News thumbnail185Sloth Bear images
22/08/2012

These wonderful images of a Sloth Bear were sent to us by clients on a recent holiday in Sri Lanka tailormade by Naturetrek – they saw the bear in Yala National Park earlier this month.
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News thumbnail186Galapagos: 1-week cruise Nov'12
21/08/2012

We still have space on our 1-week Galapagos Islands charter in November (26th November – 8th December, London/London). This cruise, on the yacht 'Cachalote', features visits to Espanola, Floreana, Plazas and Genovesa.
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News thumbnail187Bulgaria's dragonflies: record
21/08/2012

Tour leader Dave Smallshire describes a memorable 'Bulgaria's Dragonflies' holiday this June/July with 52 species of dragonfly recorded.
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News thumbnail188BTA: please vote for us!
20/08/2012

We have been nominated as 'Best Wildlife Tour Operator' in this year's British Travel Awards – please click through to vote for us!
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News thumbnail189Enjoy our latest images from our Jaguar tour to Brazil
20/08/2012

Operations manager Dan Free spent a magical three weeks in Brazil last month - take a look at these superb images from our 'Brazil - Just Jaguars!' holiday and his time in the Pantanal.
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News thumbnail190Book now for Christmas!
20/08/2012

With several of our most popular Christmas tours already fully booked, or filling up fast, now is the time to book a holiday for Christmas to avoid disappointment.
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News thumbnail191More overflow departures
19/08/2012

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, including 'Costa Rica'.
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News thumbnail192Join us at Titchfield Haven on Friday 14th September
18/08/2012

Please join us at Titchfield Haven, near Fareham in Hampshire on Friday 14th September to discuss your travel plans for 2012/13. Naturetrek staff will be giving illustrated presentations and leading guided walks throughout the day.
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News thumbnail193Join us at Birdfair
12/07/2012

Please do come and meet us at this year's Birdfair at Rutland Water or, alternatively join us at Titchfield Haven and perhaps one of our next office Open Days.
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News thumbnail194Last-minute Easter holidays
14/03/2012

With the Easter break falling from Friday 6th April to Monday 9th April this year, there's still time to book a last-minute getaway over the bank holiday. We still have some availability on several of our tours to Europe and further afield.
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News thumbnail195New Navarra Wildcat tour
14/03/2012

General Manager Andy Tucker visited Navarra, Spain last week in search of some of the late winter highlights of the western Pyrenees, with a view to operating a new tour here in March 2013.
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News thumbnail196Win a Naturetrek holiday
14/03/2012

If you are a keen writer now’s your chance to win a Naturetrek holiday in Europe by writing about your experiences on one of our holidays and sending it to us! All entries will be published on our blog and the winner will be decided on December 31st 2012.
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News thumbnail197Lyme Bay: dolphins & seabirds
14/03/2012

All of our scheduled Lyme Bay dolphin and seabird cruises are now full. However, we will be offering additional 'ad hoc' cruises whenever the weather is suitable, during the summer. Please register your interest if you wish to receive email alerts.
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News thumbnail198Recent tour news
14/03/2012

Read about highlights from our first 'Southern Morocco' holiday of the year in February and our early March Canary Islands birding and botanical tours.
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News thumbnail199Peru: Macaws & Machu Picchu
14/03/2012

There are just a few last Machu Picchu trekking permits available for our 13th June 'Peru – Macaws & Machu Picchu' holiday. A non-trekking birding option is also available for this departure
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News thumbnail200Greenland Bowhead Whale cruise
14/03/2012

There are still some places available on our May/June cruise to western Greenland in search of the rare Bowhead Whale and the stunning scenery of Disko Bay.
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News thumbnail201Spirit Bears, Canada: 2013 dates
14/03/2012

The 2013 dates and prices are now available for our new 'Spirit Bears, Grizzlies & Orcas – Cruising the Great Bear Rainforest' holiday to western Canada.
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News thumbnail202Spring & autumn tours to Estonia
14/03/2012

Take a look at photos of the birds, mammals and special scenery you might see on a spring or autumn tour to Estonia, one of Europe’s most rewarding and little-known wildlife destinations.
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News thumbnail203Open Day: April 2012
12/03/2012

Please do join us at our Cheriton Mill offices for our 'sausage sizzler' Open Day on Friday 13th April. This is an excellent chance to meet our expert staff and to discuss your wildlife travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail204Black-capped Petrel record
16/02/2012

Our January St Lucia tour enjoyed warm weather, all of the island's endemic birds and dolphins, but the highlight for tour leader, Ed Drewitt, was a sighting of the rare Black-capped Petrel – a first record for St Lucia!
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News thumbnail205Avoid SRS: Wengen tour
16/02/2012

4 single rooms are available to us without any extra 'single room supplement' charge on each of our 'Wengen – Alpine Flowers of the Swiss Alps' tours this June. These will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis
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News thumbnail2062 cabins: 'Brahmaputra Cruise'
16/02/2012

There are 2 cabins still available to book on our magical 14-day 'Brahmaputra Cruise' holiday, which visits Assam's three best national parks, departing on Thursday 8th March 2012.
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News thumbnail207Recently added tour reports & itineraries.
15/02/2012

Please take a look at the latest tour reports, itineraries and galleries that have been added to our website since our last E-newsletter.
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News thumbnail208Neotropical monkeys and Giant River Otters
15/02/2012

Naturetrek's Kiera Griffin describes a wonderful holiday to Peru last November in search of the country's rainforest mammals. Giant River Otters, a host of Neotropical monkeys, dazzling birdlife, including Hoatzin, and delicious meals were among Kiera's many highlights …
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News thumbnail209Naturetrek's Tom Mills runs the London Marathon
15/02/2012

Tom Mills, 21-year-old son of Naturetrek's founders, David and Maryanne Mills, and one of our part-time staff members, will be representing and raising funds for Friends of Conservation (FOC) in the 2012 London Marathon.
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News thumbnail210Writing competition: win a holiday!
15/02/2012

For any budding authors out there, we're offering the chance to win a Naturetrek holiday in Europe in our new Writing Competition. It's easy to enter – just write about your experiences on a Naturetrek tour and email the piece to us!
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News thumbnail211More overflow departures for sell-out 2012 tours
15/02/2012

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures for some of our fastest-selling tours, which include holidays to Ghana, Zambia and Italy's Abruzzo National Park.
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News thumbnail212Open days in 2012
15/02/2012

If you haven't planned your 2012 holiday yet, please do join us at our Cheriton Mill offices at one of our open days. This is an excellent chance to meet Naturetrek's expert staff and to discuss your wildlife travel plans for the year ahead.
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News thumbnail213New tours
18/01/2012

Why not have a look through a selection of new tours to Canada, Peru, Sicily & the UK.
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News thumbnail214Spring in North Cyprus
17/01/2012

Tour leaders Andy Harding and Alan Outen describe the pleasures of a spring birding and botanising holiday in North Cyprus.
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News thumbnail215Honey Badger photos: Tadoba
17/01/2012

Tadoba is proving the most rewarding of Indian national parks for its wealth of mammal sightings and we've been sent some interesting photos from our favoured lodge there, including images and footage of Ratel (Honey Badgers), a species rarely seen on the Indian subcontinent.
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News thumbnail216Ethiopia tour photos
17/01/2012

Ethiopia is breathtakingly beautiful, and home to a wonderful variety of habitats and wildlife. Take a look at this new collection of images taken on our October 2011 'The Best of Ethiopia' holiday.
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News thumbnail217Koshi Camp video clips
17/01/2012

If you would like to see some short video clips of some of the nocturnal mammals in our grounds at Koshi Camp in Nepal, taken by a client on a recent Naturetrek tour to Koshi Camp, please read on!
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News thumbnail218Recent tour news Jan 2012
17/01/2012

Wolves, Fishing Cat, African Wild Ass and Ashy Minivets are among the top recent sightings and news from Naturetrek holidays to Ethiopia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Spain, France and Sri Lanka.
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News thumbnail219Greenland: Bowhead Whale cruise
17/01/2012

Our new cruise to West Greenland is filling up fast. This pioneering cruise offers a superb chance to see the rare Bowhead Whale, as well as spectacular scenery and other Arctic wildlife.
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News thumbnail220£100 OFF Satpura extension
17/01/2012

Enjoy £100 OFF our 'Satpura National Park & Agra' extension when you book our 'India – Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve' Bargain Mammal tour. This offer applies only to those tours departing before the end of May 2012.
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News thumbnail221Barn Owls at Naturetrek HQ
16/01/2012

Barn Owls are again using one of the barns at our Cheriton Mill offices and we've been filming them … take a look at our footage.
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News thumbnail222Bhutan, China & Kazakhstan: Botany
16/01/2012

For the first time in several years all of our walking and plant-hunting trips to Bhutan, Kazakhstan and China (both in Sichuan and Yunnan) will be operating. Indeed our Sichuan tour has just 2 places left, so please book soon to avoid disappointment!
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News thumbnail223Falkland Islands tour highlights
16/01/2012

Naturetrek's Paul Dukes describes a trip blessed with perfect weather and packed with a mouthwatering array of southern Atlantic wildlife including penguins, goslings, birds of the 'Diddle-dee' moorlands, elephant seals, dolphins, Orcas, albatrosses and ubiquitously friendly islanders.
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News thumbnail224New Nepal tour
16/01/2012

There's still time to book our new 'Birdwatching & Wildlife Festival' in Nepal which departs February 2012.
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News thumbnail225New botany tours: 2012
16/01/2012

We're pleased to be offering two new botanical holidays for 2012: the limestone flora of Upper Teesdale, and the flowers which grow in the special maritime microclimate of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.
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News thumbnail2262012 Olympics avoidance tours!
12/12/2011

If you would like to leave the country during the 2012 London Olympics, we’re operating several tours between 27th July and 12th August 2012. They’re starting to fill up, so we’d urge you to book soon to avoid disappointment!
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News thumbnail227Galapagos: 1-week cruise
12/12/2011

We still have space on our 1-week Galapagos Islands charter in March (19th – 31st March, London/London). This cruise, on the yacht 'Cachalote', features visits to Espanola, Floreana, Plazas and Genovesa.
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News thumbnail228Win 2 free nights in India
12/12/2011

Enter our prize draw for a chance to win 2 free nights (including airport transfers) in an Indian hotel. Anyone booking a tour to India between 15th December 2011 and 31st January 2012 can enter. For further details reads on …
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News thumbnail229Stunning photos of Aye-Aye & other Madagascan wildlife
12/12/2011

We love receiving the photos you send us from your Naturetrek holidays and two of our recent Madagascar tour participants sent us hundreds of superb photos of Aye-aye, Fosa and other Madagascan wildlife. Enjoy!
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News thumbnail2302012 tours: overflow departures
12/12/2011

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer additional departures on some of our fastest-selling tours, including two of our holidays to Madagascar and ‘Tiger Direct!’.
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News thumbnail231Expert Naturetrek speakers
12/12/2011

Naturetrek’s expert staff and tour leaders are often available to give illustrated talks to RSPB groups, other bird groups and wildlife societies. Should you ever require speakers for your group meetings, please do contact us.
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News thumbnail232January Slide Shows
12/12/2011

Naturetrek’s annual January Slide Shows offer a chance to sit back, let us do the work, and take you to the top wildlife destinations you’ve always dreamed of going, so please do join us to discuss all your holiday options for 2012 and beyond.
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News thumbnail233Open Day: Fri 6th Jan
12/12/2011

Please do join us on Friday 6th January for our first Open Day of 2012 at the Naturetrek offices in Cheriton, Hampshire, to discuss your holiday plans for 2012 and beyond.
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News thumbnail234India: 2 new tailormade tours
12/12/2011

If a relaxing tailormade holiday in India appeals, based in luxury lodges at affordable prices, then operations manager Rajan Jolly has created two new itineraries for you to consider.
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News thumbnail235Clouded Leopard photos
12/12/2011

Very few people have ever seen a wild Clouded Leopard. In October 2011 a Naturetrek group was lucky enough to spend an hour and a half with this near-mythical big cat deep within the Danum Valley rainforest in north-east Sabah.
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News thumbnail236Guyana Quiz: WIN £200 off Guyana tour
12/12/2011

If you would like the chance to win £200 off our tour to Guyana, plus an excellent book about the country’s wildlife, please complete our Guyana quiz and email us your answers by Thursday 22nd December …
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News thumbnail237Giant Anteater seen in Peru
18/11/2011

A week into our 'Peru - Macaws & Machu Picchu' (trekking) tour in September our group came across a Giant Anteater while travelling down the Tambopata River from Tambopata Research Centre.
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News thumbnail238Flowers of South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains
18/11/2011

South Africa is not only beautiful, it boasts a superb world-renowned flora and makes a perfect destination for escaping the worst of the European winter. The next departure of this 14-day holiday is Tuesday 10th January, and tour leader Maureen Ponting describes the trip's highlights.
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News thumbnail239Lesser Mole Rat seen in Hungary
18/11/2011

This extraordinary Lesser Mole Rat was among the many highlights on our 'Hungary's Bats, Mammals & other Wildlife' holiday in September. Our group saw a total of 19 bat species, including swarms, roosts and colonies, plus a host of other mammals and birds.
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News thumbnail240Frozen Planet our 2012 tours to the Arctic and Antarctic
18/11/2011

If, like us, you've been enjoying the BBC's 'Frozen Planet' series, and are wondering how you can go and see some of the amazing wildlife shown, take a look at the exciting range of tours we're offering to the Arctic and Antarctic in 2012
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News thumbnail241Naturetrek Gift Vouchers
18/11/2011

If you're looking for that special last-minute Christmas present then look no further - Naturetrek Gift Vouchers could not be simpler and make the perfect gift!
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News thumbnail242Meet the Naturetrek team at our January Slide Shows
18/11/2011

Naturetrek's annual January Slide Shows offer you the chance to sit back and let us take you to many of the world's top wildlife destinations. So, please do join us to discuss all your holiday options for 2012 and beyond.
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News thumbnail243Wildlife sightings around our Cheriton Mill offices
18/11/2011

We've had some excellent wildlife sightigns around our Cheriton Mill offices recently, so why not join us on one of our forthcoming Open Days when you can combine a discussion of your plans for your next wildlife holiday with a local wildlife walk led by one of our Naturetrek naturalists.
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News thumbnail244Join us for mince pies and cakes
18/11/2011

Please do join us for the last Open Day of 2011 at the Naturetrek offices in Cheriton, Hampshire for mince pies, cakes and hot drinks on Friday 25th November and to discuss your holiday plans for 2012 and beyond.
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News thumbnail245Big Cats abound in Kenya!
18/11/2011

Naturetrek's technical and media consultant, Bret Charman, has just returned from our Kenya (Bargain Mammals) tour. As a keen photographer, he was in his element. Click here for his stunning collection of images. He reports...
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News thumbnail246News from Nepal: Koshi awash with Elephants and rare birds!
18/11/2011

We’re predicting a particularly exciting year ahead at our own tented camp in Koshi, Nepal – about 60 Elephants have moved into the area, while rare bird sightings and records for Nepal keep mounting up …
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News thumbnail247Looking for culture?
16/11/2011

India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan boast fascinating and ancient cultures. From the incomparable beauty of the Taj Mahal, to a homestay with tribespeople, we offer a chance to watch wildlife and enjoy a superb range of this vast subcontinent’s cultural and archaeological highlights.
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News thumbnail248Looking for luxury?
16/11/2011

India, Sri Lanka and Nepal offer some of the best hotel and lodge accommodation in the world. If it's luxury that you're after, we have a special selection of tours that use only the finest accommodation throughout.
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News thumbnail249Meet Nick Acheson at our Slide Shows
16/11/2011

If you are thinking of travelling to India in 2012, do join us at one of our annual January Slide Shows. It will be the first time for a number of years that India has featured in our 'annual roadshow', and it will be the first time that our popular tour leader and India aficionado, Nick Acheson, has been able to join our speakers to talk about India's special wildlife.
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News thumbnail250New - Birdwatching & Wildlife Festival 2012
16/11/2011

Our record-breaking 25th Anniversary tour to Nepal in March 2011 has inspired us to repeat this ‘winning formula’ in 2012 with a special Birdwatching & Wildlife Festival based again at the famous Tiger Tops Tented Camp and led by top Naturetrek and local guides.
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News thumbnail251Sri Lanka – Wildlife & Cricket tour for March 2012
16/11/2011

The England cricket team will be playing a Test series against Sri Lanka in March 2012 and our 'Sri Lanka – Wildlife & Cricket' tour is designed especially to offer you a chance to enjoy twin passions of wildlife and cricket in a beautiful tropical setting!
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News thumbnail252Top 5 birding tours to India, Sri Lanka & Nepal
16/11/2011

India, Sri Lanka and Nepal offer dream destinations for bird watchers – tropical species, Himalayan specialities, grassland rarities and much more, all enjoyed amongst some of the world’s most stunning scenery. Here we (try to!) pick our top 5 birding tours for the subcontinent.
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News thumbnail253Naturetrek’s dedicated Tiger tours
16/11/2011

If you want to see a Tiger, look no further – we have 20 years’ experience of operating expert-led Tiger holidays, and a 100% success record on our Tiger-dedicated tours such as ‘India – Tiger Direct!’.
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News thumbnail254Naturetrek's 2012 Slide Evenings
09/11/2011

Naturetrek’s annual January Slide Shows offer a chance to sit back, let us do the work, and take you to the top wildlife destinations you’ve always dreamed of going – and suggest a few more you hadn’t ever thought of. Please do join us to discuss all your holiday options for 2012 and beyond. Entry is free and our programme of talks runs from January 14th to January 21st.
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News thumbnail255Cougar seen on Canada tour
26/10/2011

Talk about good luck! A Cougar swam right in front of our ‘Canada – The West’ tour group’s boat then posed on rocks, allowing them to get some amazing photos.
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News thumbnail256Wild Dogs Galore
26/10/2011

Our recent tour in search of South Africa's big cats proved to be extremely fulfilling and provided excellent sightings of African Wild Dog. It seems that these tours are not just for cats!
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News thumbnail257Pelagic Highlights of Southern Portugal
26/10/2011

So close to plunging Gannets we got showered! Squabbling witch-like cackles from Great Shearwaters... Wilson's and Euro Storm Petrels breathtaking and leaping Striped and Common Dolphins thrilling! Our inaugural 'Autumn Birding in Southern Portugal' was off to a great start ...
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News thumbnail258Rare Fosa sighting in Madagascar
26/10/2011

Our recent ‘Madagascar’s Lemurs’ group was incredibly lucky to see not one, but three Fosas, including two that were mating! Tour participant Victoria Hillman captured this rarely seen event and sent us this superb photo and video clip.
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News thumbnail259Overflow departures
26/10/2011

We’re pleased to be able to offer overflow departures on several of our most popular sell-out tours to Brazil, Italy, Iceland and Madagascar ...
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News thumbnail260The Northern Lights in 2012
26/10/2011

See the Northern Lights in 2012 - experts predict top displays! Enjoy this natural wonder on our new trip to Norway.
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News thumbnail261West Greenland: Bowheads, Icefjords & Glaciers
26/10/2011

Naturetrek’s Catherine Strong describes the breathtaking appeal of western Greenland, a new destination for 2012, and a new addition to our selection of exclusively chartered cruises.
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News thumbnail262Spectacled Bears in Peru
26/10/2011

As far as we're aware, our new 'Peru - Spectacled Bears & Andean Condors' holiday is the first successful tour specifically designed to see Spectacled Bears in the wild. And bears and condors weren’t the only highlights - a boa at breakfast and ‘interactive’ sea lions were among the host of superb wildlife enjoyed by our group in this South American ‘Garden of Eden’!
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News thumbnail263Sperm Whales in the Azores
26/10/2011

We struck lucky on our September 'Whales & Dolphins of the Azores' tour - not only did our group see lots of Sperm Whales, we managed to capture this underwater video of two whales swimming alongside our RIB ...
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News thumbnail264Madeira: dolphin-watching at its best ...
26/10/2011

Dolphin watching doesn't get any better than this ... in perfect weather and crystal clear deep blue sea. A group of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, shown in the underwater video clip, and in stunning images taken by clients on the tour, accompanied us for about 40 minutes.
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News thumbnail265New cruises: Canada & Greenland
25/08/2011

Naturetrek’s exciting range of small-ship wildlife cruises is proving as popular as ever and we’re offering two exciting new cruises for 2012: ‘Spirit Bears, Grizzlies & Orcas: Cruising the Great Bear Rainforest’ and ‘Greenland: Bowheads & Icefjords of Disko Bay’.
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News thumbnail2662012 brochure launch at Titchfield Haven
25/08/2011

With our new – 2012 – brochure hot off the press, please join us for its launch – and a day at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve, near Fareham in Hampshire, on Friday 30th September 2011 (FREE entrance ticket provided!).
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News thumbnail267Record-breaking Nepal Anniversary tour
25/08/2011

Tigers, daily sightings of Sloth Bears, Bengal Florican, Black-naped Oriole (3rd record for Nepal) … our 25th Anniversary tour to Nepal smashed all Naturetrek records, despite the fact that we've previously run over 300 wildlife tours to Nepal now.Record-breaking Nepal Anniversary tour
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News thumbnail268Bears & Wallcreepers in Cantabrian Mts
25/08/2011

Naturetrek tour leader Byron Palacios had always wanted to see Brown Bears in Spain’s remote Cantabrian Mountains, but they had always eluded him … until one unforgettable evening in July!
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News thumbnail269Book now for Christmas tours!
25/08/2011

In October and November 2010 we were turning people away from some of our Christmas period tours, either because we had reached a maximum group size or because flights were fully booked. Now is the time to book to avoid disappointment.
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News thumbnail2707 Jaguars – it’s a record!
25/08/2011

All of our dedicated Just Jaguars! Tours have achieved their objective of seeing Jaguars in the wild in 2011, with a record seven seen on one tour! We advise booking early for this holiday in 2012, as bookings have already started coming in.
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News thumbnail27131 more Gaur in Bandhavgarh, India
25/08/2011

There’s good news for Gaur (Indian Bison) in Bandhavgarh National Park - the central government has committed to the re-location of 31 more Gaur from Kanha National Park to Bandhavgarh, in an attempt to further boost numbers of this magnificent species.
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News thumbnail272Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Cricket
25/08/2011

Our new ‘Sri Lanka Wildlife & Cricket’ holiday in March 2012 offers a chance to combine watching the England team’s Test Matches in Sri Lanka with wildlife watching in this beautiful tropical island setting.
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News thumbnail273New Sri Lanka & Maldives tour
25/08/2011

We’re pleased to offer a new tour combining two of the world’s most stunning island destinations – Sri Lanka and the Maldives. After a week-long exploration of Sri Lanka’s key wildlife sites we transfer to the Maldives for a cruise around these idyllic islands.
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News thumbnail274Maldives Highlights
17/06/2011

Tour leader and Naturetrek staff member Paul Marshall delves into his notebook and relives his highlights from our February 2011 tour to the Maldives.
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News thumbnail275Availability on July Spitsbergen cruise
17/06/2011

We now have two standard cabins available on our 11th July 2011 ‘Spitsbergen – Realm of the Polar Bear’ cruise. Huge colonies of Little Auks, Brünnich’s Guillemots and other seabirds as well as the possibility of seeing Polar Bears are among the many expected highlights.
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News thumbnail276Pallas's Gull, Brown Bear & Wallcreepers in Romania
17/06/2011

There are still places left on our 6th and 15th August departures for this tour which includes a stay aboard a floating hotel on the Danube and a dazzling array of waterbirds and other birdlife, as well as Bears!
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News thumbnail277Bison, Great Snipe and more in Poland
17/06/2011

Rare warblers, impressive bull Bison at the forest edge, lekking Great Snipe and a host of other birdlife were amongst the highlights of our recent ‘Poland in Spring’ tour.
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News thumbnail278Tigers in Nepal - good news at last!
17/06/2011

Since the restoration of peaceful times in Nepal, poaching has declined and Tiger numbers are once more increasing. This information is backed up by Naturetrek’s recent trips to the country, with Tigers seen in both Chitwan and Bardia National Parks.
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News thumbnail279Black Jaguar caught on camera
17/06/2011

Take a look at these stunning images of little-known and rare Amazonian mammals caught on camera-trap by naturalists at Napo Wildlife centre, Ecuador, the base for our 10-day Amazonian Mammal tour.
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News thumbnail280Caught on camera - a tale of two gardens
17/06/2011

We’ve recently set up camera traps in both the grounds of Naturetrek’s Koshi Camp in Nepal and at our Naturetrek offices in Hampshire. The comparison makes for interesting viewing, from Asian Elephants to Otters and Mandarin Ducks …
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News thumbnail281The Falkland Islands – 2 places left on November tour
17/06/2011

Remote islands are special places, and the Falkland Islands offer a unique charm to the British traveller – a distant southern refuge for penguins, sea lions and a wealth of wildlife with the familiar feeling of home!
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News thumbnail282Another first for Nepal
24/05/2011

Yet another ‘first for Nepal’ has been discovered at Koshi by the staff of Naturetrek’s very own Koshi Camp. Badri Chaudhary, our manager and resident naturalist, discovered a White-vented Myna, a starling species whose range normally extends westwards only as far as Assam.
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News thumbnail283Jerdon's Baza at Koshi
24/05/2011

Very little is known about Jerdon’s Baza in Nepal so we were all very excited when news came through that Naturetrek’s Suchit Basnet saw and photographed a pair mating in March this year.
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News thumbnail284Hog Badger sighting
24/05/2011

Bret Charman, Naturetrek’s most recent recruit (to our IT and Product department), recently spent a month on tour with our groups in India on a 'photography mission' and encountered one of Kaziranga's more elusive inhabitants …
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News thumbnail285Peru – Inca Trail permits
24/05/2011

Our 7th September 'Peru - Macaws & Machu Picchu' holiday features an Inca Trail trek; however, permits are rapidly running out for this date so please contact us as soon as possible to book your trek permit.
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News thumbnail286Bear cubs and owls in Finland
24/05/2011

We still have places left on many of our 4-day ‘Finland – Just Brown Bears!’ trips this summer. It looks set to be a particularly rewarding season, as Hawk, Great Grey and Pygmy Owls are all present at the site we visit, and it’s a good year for Bear cubs too!
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News thumbnail287See Sri Lanka's Blue Whales in 2012
24/05/2011

Following on from the tremendous success of our 2011 season of ‘Sri Lanka’s Blue Whales & Leopards’ holidays, Naturetrek is offering additional departures in 2012 – and the dates have now been confirmed.
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News thumbnail288Europe’s dragonfly hotspots
24/05/2011

If the idea of close encounters with some of the world’s most stunning insects appeals to you, why not join expert Dave Smallshire to look for dragonflies at some of their prime European sites.
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News thumbnail289Travel Award for Naturetrek’s India Team
24/05/2011

It’s not often you get a national travel award and meet a famous Bollywood movie actress all in one evening but Naturetrek’s representatives in India enjoyed just such an accolade, and a brush with the glamorous Bollywood world, this March …
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News thumbnail290Butterflies of the Dolomites – extra departure
25/04/2011

We are pleased to offer an overflow departure for our popular 8-day ‘Butterflies of the Dolomites’ holiday which will run from Wednesday 6th – Wednesday 13th July 2011. Apollos, ringlets and blues, moth-trapping by night and some out-of-this-world gorgonzola … Dave Nevitt describes last year’s highlights.
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News thumbnail291Bumper owl year in Sweden
25/04/2011

Daniel Green brings us the latest lemming news – and therefore owl predictions – from Swedish Lapland …
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News thumbnail292Baja’s Blue & Grey Whales
20/04/2011

Veteran Naturetrek tour leader David Tattersfield took a rare break from leading holidays, and went on one as a client for a change! … to Baja California. He was hoping to see Blue and Grey Whales as well as a wonderful variety of other marine life on this special Pacific seaboard, and wasn’t disappointed.
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News thumbnail293Belgium tour includes Bruges stay
20/04/2011

There are still places available on our ‘Belgium in Summer’ overflow departure. Book now to join this 5-day tour departing on Monday 4th July. Led by popular naturalist guide Gerald Broddelez, this holiday now includes an overnight stay in the historic city of Bruges.
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News thumbnail294Fishing Cat on camera
20/04/2011

We recently trialled six Himalayan Nature-sponsored camera traps, monitored by a Nepalese student scientist studying Fishing Cats, in the grounds of our own Koshi Camp (at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in Nepal), a place so many of you have visited and enjoyed with us over the years. These are the best images of the rare and endangered Fishing Cat taken so far!
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News thumbnail295Spain: lunching with Lynx
20/04/2011

Tour leader Byron Palacios describes an amazing lunch spent watching the world’s rarest cat, the Iberian Lynx, in Spain’s Sierra Morena on our dedicated Iberian Lynx tour in March …
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News thumbnail296Northern Lights in Iceland
20/04/2011

Tour leader Malcolm Stott describes the pleasures of watching a superb Northern Lights spectacle as well as hunting Gyr Falcons and other birding highlights of our recent tour to Iceland.
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News thumbnail297New Style Open Days
20/04/2011

The first of our themed Open Days – on Australia – was a huge success, and we'd like to invite you to come and see what all the fuss is about on our next Open Day which will be held on Friday May 6th – this time the theme is Africa and South/Central America.
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News thumbnail298Bittern & Hobby – Somerset Levels
20/04/2011

The Somerset Levels have a great deal to offer in spring, and two species in particular make a May visit here special – Bitterns are making regular feeding flights over reedbeds and there are large congregations of Hobby catching dragonflies on the wing.
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News thumbnail299Tunisia: favourite bird tour
20/04/2011

Despite all the political unrest in Tunisia during the weeks leading up to our mid-March tour to the country, the holiday went ahead as planned, and our group had a wonderful time. Co-leader Dave Smith describes it as his favourite ever Tunisian tour …
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News thumbnail300Nine new Naturetrek tours
30/03/2011

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News thumbnail301Magnificent male Jaguar in Guyana
30/03/2011

Clients on our recent Guyana holiday watched a male Jaguar for a full 25 minutes! The tour produced many other highlights, including over 270 species of birds and Giant Anteaters.
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News thumbnail302Overflow tour departures 2011
30/03/2011

We are pleased to announce additional departures for some of our most popular 2011 tours, where the original tours have sold out.
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News thumbnail303Estonia - Spring birding tour
30/03/2011

Places are still available on Naturetrek’s 8-day ‘Estonia in Spring’ tour this May, led by Estonian ornithologist Mati Kose, and focusing on the spectacular bird migration and breeding birds in this small Baltic country.
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News thumbnail304Northern Spain - 115,000 Cranes
30/03/2011

A total of 115,000 Cranes, the highest ever recorded count at Gallocanta and a significant proportion of the Western European was seen by lucky clients on our February ‘Wallcreepers & Cranes in Northern Spain’ holiday. Tour leader John Willsher describes the tour highlights …
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News thumbnail305Mexico’s Monarch butterflies
30/03/2011

Tour leader Tom McJannet describes highlights of our February 2011 tour to witness one of the world’s top wildlife spectacles – hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies overwintering in the forested hills of central Mexico …
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News thumbnail306Sri Lanka: Blue Whales galore
30/03/2011

Watching up to 10 Blue Whales each day, in turquoise seas, among dolphins and turtles, with views so close you can see the patterns of barnacles which distinguish individual ‘Blues’ …. whale watching doesn’t get any better than this!
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News thumbnail307The Italian Dolomites
30/03/2011

The Dolomites Mountains of north-eastern Italy are an eastern extension of the Alps. These dramatic limestone mountains offer superb scenery as well as a rich variety of flowers, butterflies and other wildlife. In 2011 we are offering two holidays focusing on the natural history of this impressive range of mountains ...
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News thumbnail308SPECIAL OFFER - Baja Cruise
23/02/2011

Due to a late cancellation, a couple of places have become available on our Baja California wildlife cruise departing Thursday 24th March 2011 in search of Blue Whales, Grey Whales, thousands of dolphins and a host of other exciting marine life.
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News thumbnail309Drakensberg botanical tour – highlights
23/02/2011

Naturetrek tour leader Maureen Ponting describes some of the highlights of our January botanical holiday to South Africa’s spectacular Drakensberg Mountains.
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News thumbnail310Finland and Norway Birding
23/02/2011

Encouraging news is reaching us from Finland – that vole densities are building to high levels this winter, and there is cause to hope that 2011 will be a bumper spring for owl sightings. Ural, Hawk and Great Grey Owls have already been recorded around Oulu, Finland!
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News thumbnail311India – Cricket and wildlife
23/02/2011

If you fancy a last-minute holiday to India to see the England Cricket team in action in Bangalore or Chennai this March, as well as adding on some wildlife watching near either of these cricketing locations, please call us to discuss a tailormade tour.
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News thumbnail312Lyme Bay – 2011 details
23/02/2011

We now have dates and prices for our 2011 programme of full-day and evening trips to look for cetaceans and seabirds, including White-beaked Dolphins and Balearic Shearwaters, off Lyme Bay.
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News thumbnail313Madagascar’s special wildlife
23/02/2011

Naturetrek Madagascar tour leader Cathy Harlow reflects on why she loves this unique island so much. And if you’ve been enjoying the BBC’s news series ‘Madagascar’ as much as we have you’ll be familiar with some of the strange and beautiful creatures that inhabit it, and that Cathy describes …
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News thumbnail314St Lucia – Birding in paradise
23/02/2011

Our relaxing 9-day holiday to St Lucia in January proved the perfect Caribbean winter getaway, combining natural history and absolute luxury. Tour leader Martyn Kenefick describes the birding and many other pleasures of this beautiful island …
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News thumbnail315Wolf tracking in Sweden
23/02/2011

Our inaugural 5-day 'Sweden – Wolf-tracking in Winter' holiday enjoyed wonderful weather, superb Wolf tracking and a luxurious hotel. Anders Stahl, our tour leader, supplied us with the following daily email reports, and his wonderful images ...
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News thumbnail316Overflow departures
23/02/2011

We are pleased to announce additional departures for some of our most popular 2011 tours, where the original tours have sold out …
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News thumbnail317Free tickets to Destinations show
23/02/2011

Please do visit us at the AiTO stand at this year’s Destinations travel show in Birmingham on Friday 4th – Sunday 6th March. We’re offering 50 pairs of free tickets (each worth £12) to the event on a first-come-first-served basis.
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News thumbnail318Tigers and Cricket - tailormade tours
19/01/2011

In 2006 and 2008 Naturetrek arranged a number of successful tours based on following the England Cricket Team in India. This year we are again arranging travel for supporters who want to follow England’s Indian tour this winter and we’re combining sport with visits to some of India’s important Tiger Reserves.
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News thumbnail31925th Anniversary Tour
14/01/2011

There are still some places left on our special 10-day, 25th Anniversary tour to Chitwan National Park, Nepal in February, where we’ll be based at the famous at Tiger Tops Lodge and Tented Camp.
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News thumbnail320Maldives & Brahmaputra cruises
14/01/2011

Due to a cancellation we have 1 male share place left on our Maldives cruise departing Fri 28th Jan 2011 – we’re accepting offers from £1,495. We also have places left on our Brahmaputra cruise and Tiger Direct! Tour – both departing in March.
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News thumbnail321Sri Lanka - Birds & Cricket
14/01/2011

After the England cricket team’s successful Ashes tour in Australia, we are looking ahead to March 2012 when the test match venues will be in Sri Lanka. We’re planning to run a new holiday combining the twin pleasures of bird watching and cricket there …
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News thumbnail322New Costa Rica bird holiday
14/01/2011

The January departure of our 15-day bird watching tour to Costa Rica filled up so quickly that we are running an overflow departure which will run from Thursday 31st March – Thursday 14th April.
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News thumbnail323Ecuador’s Andean flora – tailormade
14/01/2011

Melody Clarkson from Oregon, USA, chose to do our ‘Ecuador’s Andean Flora’ holiday as a tailormade tour. She wrote to us after the trip with her impressions of what proved to be an unforgettable wildlife holiday.
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News thumbnail324Fosa seen on Madagascar tour
14/01/2011

Our October/November 2010 ‘Madagascar’ tour group was lucky enough to have two separate sightings of one of Madagascar’s most elusive mammals – the fosa.
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News thumbnail325Victora and South Australia
14/01/2011

We’ll be holding an Australia Open Day on Friday 25th March – an ideal chance to talk to our Australasia experts, Gwen Owen and Maryanne Mills. To read more about the event and about Gwen’s recent visit to Australia click here …
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News thumbnail326Sweden’s Hawk Owls & Wolves
14/01/2011

Watch footage of a Hawk Owl in Svartadalen (location of our ‘Sweden in Winter’ tour). Sweden is a superb winter wildlife destination – we have places left on our ‘Sweden in Winter’ and ‘Wolf-tracking in Winter’ holidays and record snowfalls mean conditions are excellent for tracking!
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News thumbnail327Wolves seen on Spain tour
14/01/2011

Despite the snow-induced travel chaos over the 2010 festive period, clients on our ‘Wolves & Bustards in Rural Spain’ Christmas departure had a wonderful holiday, with some superb views of Wolf and large groups of Great Bustards.
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News thumbnail328Open Day: Australia Special
17/12/2010

From ocean to outback, reef to rainforest ... Australia's isolation, following separation from Gondwanaland 55 million years ago, has endowed it with a unique array of landscapes and weird and wonderful wildlife. We would like to invite you to join us at our Cheriton Mill offices for a day, and find out what this magnificent country has to offer!!
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News thumbnail329Tasmania's Wildlife Highlights
16/12/2010

As the UK was edging into the cold days and dark evenings of winter Gwen Owen, Naturetrek’s Australasia operations manager, was very pleased to be heading for the Australian spring ... first stop Tasmania.
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News thumbnail330Extremadura in Winter
16/12/2010

A birding visit to the steppes and plains of Extremadura in the crystal-clear light and relatively mild temperatures of winter has its own very special merit as Peter Dunn, leader of our inaugural winter tour to the area, found out …
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News thumbnail331Maldives and Brahmaputra Cruise Spaces
16/12/2010

We have 1 place available on our whale and dolphin cruise to the Maldives in January, and 3 places left on our March Brahmaputra cruise.
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News thumbnail332Tacking Ethiopian Wolf
16/12/2010

Andy Smith, leader of our November/December ‘Ethiopian Wolves’ tour, describes a wonderful encounter with a lone Wolf on the high Sanetti Plateau halfway through the trip …
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News thumbnail333Visit Ecuador this Winter
16/12/2010

As the ice and snow seem set to grip the UK again, we’ve come up with a few warm winter wildlife holiday ideas to tempt you!
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News thumbnail334Leopards & Wildcat in Namibia
16/12/2010

Namibia is a land of exceptional wildlife and stunning scenery. Clients on our November tour were treated to a nocturnal Leopard fight, record numbers of mammals and a host of special birds among other highlights.
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News thumbnail335Botswana Tour Highlights
16/12/2010

John Cadera, a client on our November ‘Botswana’s Desert & Delta’ holiday, describes encounters with Pel’s Fishing Owl and Hunting Dog, plus other highlights from the tour.
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News thumbnail336Canaries Winter Wildlife
16/12/2010

Endemic birds and plants, dolphins and a warm climate are among the many attractions of a late winter holiday to the Canary islands. Our ‘The Canary Islands’ tour next departs in February 2011 and is led by renowned ornithologist Tony Clarke. Here, Editor Catherine Strong talks with Tony about highlights from our November 2010 tour, and what he's looking forward to about the next tour in February.
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News thumbnail337India Visa Changes
16/12/2010

The Indian High Commission has changed the procedure for applying for a visa to India. It is very important that you read on if you have booked, or are thinking of booking, a holiday to India in 2011 …
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News thumbnail338Naturetrek Donates £13,000
17/11/2010

Money raised from Naturetrek tours this year run in conjunction with EIA and Butterfly Conservation has topped £13k. Many thanks to all of you who booked these holidays for your support!
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News thumbnail339Spectacled Bear seen on Peru tour
17/11/2010

Tour leader Andy Smith's hot streak of luck in Peru continues. He was able to add views of a Spectacled Bear on our October ‘Peru – Macaws & Machu Picchu’ (non-trek) tour to his recent superb Jaguar sighting on the September (trekking) version of the same tour!
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News thumbnail340Close Encounter with Elephant
17/11/2010

Clients on our August/September ‘Birds & Botany tour’ to South Africa were treated to somewhat closer views than expected of an African Elephant … with photos to prove it!
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News thumbnail341Naturetrek See Endangered Owlet
17/11/2010

Clients on our October ‘Northern Peru’ tour were treated to a very rare sight: A Long-whiskered Owlet – the first time a Naturetrek group has seen one, and a bird that’s rarely ever been seen in the wild.
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News thumbnail342Autumn Migration in the Algarve
17/11/2010

Naturetrek’s general manager, Andy Tucker, flew to the Algarve in late September to observe the autumn bird migration … and devise a brand new tour there for 2011.
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News thumbnail343Jaguar image from Peru
17/11/2010

Last month we brought you news of the superb views of a large male Jaguar enjoyed by clients on our September 'Peru – Macaws & Machu Picchu' tour. Since then group member Paul Young has very kindly sent us six stunning images of the encounter.
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News thumbnail344Swedish Pine Grosbeak Invasion
17/11/2010

The signs look promising for an early 2011 invasion in central Sweden … of the exquisite Pine Grosbeak. Join our ‘Sweden in Winter’ tour for some superb northern winter birding.
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News thumbnail345WildPhotos Competition Winner
17/11/2010

Sarah Richards won a free ticket to both days of the 2010 WildPhotos event held on 22nd-23rd October at the Royal Geographical Society, London, when she correctly identified the Satanic Leaf-gecko in our September e-news Photo-ID competition.
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News thumbnail346Office Open Days
17/11/2010

If you need some help in planning your next wildlife holiday, please do visit us at our Cheriton Mill offices for tea, coffee, cakes and expert advice on one of the Naturetrek Open Days …
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News thumbnail347Naturetrek Slideshows
17/11/2010

One of the best ways to cheer yourself up in the middle of a British winter is planning your wildlife holidays for the coming year! Please do join us to discuss all your holiday options for 2011 and beyond at one of Naturetrek’s January Slide Shows.
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News thumbnail348Join Naturetrek at WWT Slimbridge
17/11/2010

Naturetrek’s Paul Stanbury and Andy Tucker will be at the WWT Slimbridge ‘Winter Wildlife Festival’ on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December. There’s an exciting line-up of guest speakers at the event, including Stephen Moss and Mike Dilger.
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News thumbnail349‘Lost Land of the Tiger’… not so lost!
30/09/2010

Naturetrek’s David Mills, MD and devotee of all things Himalayan, reflects … and plans 4 exciting new Naturetrek itineraries to Bhutan for 2011.
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News thumbnail350Rains return to Bharatpur at last!
30/09/2010

With the rains thankfully having returned to India’s Bharatpur Bird Reserve, after three years of minimal monsoon rainfall, this wonderful reserve should be at its best once again. We offer five tours to Bharatpur, arguably India’s best bird reserve.
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News thumbnail351Book your Naturetrek Christmas Break Now
29/09/2010

There are still places left on some of our tours which run over the Christmas period. But, it’s essential to book early to ensure your place.
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News thumbnail352Jaguar Takes a Swim 20 metres from our Peru Group
29/09/2010

We had exciting news from our September ‘Peru – Macaws & Machu Picchu’ tour leader about halfway through the holiday … that they’d been lucky enough to have very close views of a Jaguar during their time at Tambopata!
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News thumbnail353The Fun Way to Watch Wildlife and Learn Spanish
29/09/2010

We always aim for a mix of superb wildlife and an enjoyable, relaxed experience on our holidays … but on our inaugural ‘Learn Spanish in Wild Spain!’ tour the atmosphere of camaraderie and fun instilled by our tour guides helped to make it a particularly memorable holiday.
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News thumbnail35416 Blue Whales seen on August Monterey Bay Tour
29/09/2010

Our popular Monterey Bay tours each August always promise exciting maritime encounters but the 2010 tour group was exceptionally fortunate in the variety of cetaceans and seabirds observed during this year’s tour.
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News thumbnail355The Somerset Levels Starling Roost
29/09/2010

Naturetrek tour participant Mark Bretherton’s photo of a truly spectacular Starling roost from one of our February 2010 Somerset Levels trips is featured in this month’s BBC Wildlife magazine!
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News thumbnail356Meet the Naturetrek Team at Titchfield Haven
29/09/2010

Join us at Titchfield Haven on Friday 8th October. Naturetrek staff will be on hand to give guided walks, presentations and discuss your wildlife holiday wishes for the coming year.
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News thumbnail357Sperm Whales & American Waders star on Azores tour!
29/09/2010

Following on from the success of our August tour, we had high hopes that our September ‘Whales & Dolphins of the Azores’ holiday would be just as good … and that there might also be some interesting migrant birds thrown into the cetacean mix!
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News thumbnail358Win a ticket to WildPhotos
29/09/2010

If you are interested in wildlife photography WildPhotos, the UK’s largest photography symposium, is a must! Naturetrek has teamed up with the WildPhotos event organisers, to offer a free ticket to the event …
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News thumbnail359Join us at the AiTO Travel Expo
29/09/2010

We’d like to invite you to join us on Wednesday 6th October at the AiTO Travel Expo in London. Visit our stand between 6pm and 8.30pm, where Andy Tucker and Paul Stanbury will be on hand to discuss your 2011 wildlife holiday requirements.
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News thumbnail360Celebrate Naturetrek’s 25th anniversary in Nepal
08/09/2010

Help us celebrate Naturetrek’s 25th anniversary by joining managing director, David Mills, plus Naturetrek staff and tour leaders for a week’s superb wildlife-watching in the renowned Tiger Tops Lodge and Tented Camp in the heart of Chitwan National Park … at a very special price!
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News thumbnail3612011 is Designated ‘Nepal Tourism Year’
07/09/2010

Next year will be a very good one for those wishing to travel to Nepal, as the country’s many political parties have agreed to put their differences aside in 2011, to ensure an undisrupted year for tourists visiting the country.
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News thumbnail362Tailormade Offer: Special Deals at 4 of India’s Top Lodges
07/09/2010

Four exclusive Indian jungle safari lodges are offering great deals for clients booking Naturetrek ‘tailormade’ holidays in India.
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News thumbnail363Naturetrek Links up with Wildlife Charity ARKive
07/09/2010

We’re pleased to announce a new link between Naturetrek and the charity ARKive, which is assembling a visual record of the world’s most endangered species. Plus, enjoy some rare Iberian Lynx footage taken by a Naturetrek client on our ‘Realm of the Lynx’ tour …
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News thumbnail364£500 off ‘Bhutan’s Bumthang Valley’ Tour
07/09/2010

We’re pleased to be able to offer a £500 reduction on our 18-day ‘Bhutan’s Bumthang Valley’ tour departing 23rd April 2011.
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News thumbnail365Panama: Superb Suite of Canopy Mammals on Inaugural Tour
07/09/2010

A night of bat-watching delighted clients on our inaugural ‘Panama – Mammals of the Canopy Tower’ tour this May. The bat evening added to an already impressive tally of Panamanian rainforest mammals, birds and other wildlife on the holiday.
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News thumbnail366Win a Case of Pinot Noir by Booking on our Tasmania Tour
07/09/2010

There are still a few remaining places on our 2010 ‘Tasmania – The Wilderness Isle’ holiday, and the first Tasmania booking we receive mentioning this article will win a case of award-winning Tasmanian Pinot Noir!
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News thumbnail367Dolphins Everywhere, Inquisitive Whales & a Rarity …
07/09/2010

Clients on our new ‘Whales & Dolphins of the Azores’ tour in August were blessed with stunning weather, great Sperm Whale sightings, a host of dolphins and other sea-life, plus a real rarity – good views of four Sowerby’s Beaked Whales!
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News thumbnail368Best Ever Naturetrek Jaguar Sightings in Brazil
07/09/2010

Naturetrek groups visiting the Brazilian Pantanal in July and August 2010 have enjoyed our best ever series of Jaguar sightings along with an abundance of other wildlife encounters.
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News thumbnail369Join as at the Birdfair this weekend
18/08/2010

Once again, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this weekend at the annual British Birdwatching Fair.
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News thumbnail370A record 28 Tiger sightings on one Naturetrek tour!
06/05/2010

Our April tour to Bandhavgarh had record Tiger sightings … the most prolific sightings, as always, coming from reserves popular with tourists!
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News thumbnail371Three exciting New India Tours for the Winter
03/05/2010

Look out for three exciting new tours to India to be launched this summer for our next winter season in the subcontinent. Here’s a preview …
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