Read about highlights from recent tours to the Solomon Islands, Peru, India, St. Lucia, Spain, Portugal and France ...

The start of another year brings with it new aspirations and exciting ideas for holidays to plan and look forward to. With a lot going on for the naturalist, spring and autumn are traditionally the best seasons to travel on the continent, but there are fantastic wildlife experiences to be had throughout the rest of the year too. Below is a list of just some of our favourite wildlife and natural history highlights in each month in the UK, Europe and slightly further afield.

Our new Naturetrek kit bags and rucksacks have proven so popular with tour leaders and our office staff here in Chawton that we are now offering you the chance to buy them. The kit bags (with wheels and an extendable handle) and rucksacks are made from strong blue nylon and packed with useful features, being made to our exact specifications and holding just the right amount of gear. Some of our original batch from the late 1980s is still going strong — these are built to last!

An entry to the Naturetrek 2018 Writing Competition. Gareth Williams relates his fabulous experience from our 'Extremadura in Winter' tour.

An entry to the Naturetrek 2018 Writing Competition. Heather Collett tells of the wonderful, exotic birds she saw on our 'Taiwan – Endemics & Winter Birds' tour.