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Mainly wild flowers

The itineraries for our ‘mainly wild flowers’ holidays are mainly based around plants but there may also be visits to certain areas for birds and general wildlife. There is the opportunity to enjoy the birds and general wildlife in each location, as well as the culture of the areas visited.

Armenia – wild flowers and natural history of the Caucasus

This trip promises beautiful mountain views, flower-filled meadows, butterfies and more.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Armenia 2019

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Central Chile and Atacama – wild flowers, wildlife, wine, astronomy

Exploring the botany of the Atacama Desert and ‘Mediterranean’ zone, from the coast to Andean valleys, with fascinating plants, endemic birds and plenty of other wildlife.

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Cévennes and Grands Causses – wildlife and walking in southern France (by train)

A relaxed week of wild flowers and country walks, exploring the Cévennes National Park and Parc Naturel des Grands Causses in southern France.

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Cyprus – autumn bulbs and natural history

The Cypriot flora has elements from both Europe and Asia and we explore the quiet countryside in the autumn sun, looking for bulbs and early spring flowers.

Trip report Wildlife Travel Cyprus winter 2015

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Gargano – spring flowers and natural history in southern Italy

Gargano’s limestone grasslands and woodlands are famed for their variety of orchids.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Gargano 2019

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Isles of Scilly – wild flowers and natural history

This is the perfect time to explore the islands, with flowers at their best and seabirds nesting.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Scilly spring 2018

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Madeira – Macaronesian natural history and gardens

We explore this subtropical island, enjoying its lush gardens, wild landscapes, local culture and some pleasant winter weather.

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

South Africa – wild flowers and wildlife of the Cape Floral Kingdom

This tiny yet unique plant kingdom, situated at the southernmost tip of Africa, boasts spectacularly high numbers of plant species, two thirds of which grow nowhere else.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel South Africa 2017

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

The Burren – wild flowers and ancient sites

This delightful area of western Ireland is famous for its wild flowers, limestone landscape and fascinating history.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Burren 2018

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

The Dolomites – alpine meadows and mountain landscapes

A land of jagged limestone peaks, famous for the diversity and abundance of their wild flowers.

Trip report Wildlife Travel The Dolomites 2015

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

The Peloponnese – autumn bulbs and ancient sites

Late autumn in southern Greece is glorious, and this area has spectacular autumn bulbs. The trip promises wild flowers, wild landscapes and wonderful history.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Peloponnese 2015

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Transylvania – meadows, mountains and bears

One of the last areas in Europe where traditional management of hay meadows is still practised on a large scale with a rich culture and fantastic wildlife to be discovered.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Transylvania 2019

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Turkey – autumn bulbs and ancient sites

This vast and varied country is full of exciting wild flowers and birds in a great range of landscapes from seashore to high forest and alpine meadows.

Trip report Wildlife Travel Turkey 2014

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Vercors – wild flowers of the pre-Alps

A week in the French pre-Alps enjoying wild flowers, butterflies and birds within an attractive landscape of limestone hills and plateaux.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Vercors 2019

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Western Australia – wild flowers and endemic wildlife

The southwest of Western Australia is a vast botanical garden, home to over 4,000 species, 80% of which grow nowhere else. A truly remarkable flora!

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Western Australia 2014

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

Western Crete – spring flowers and natural history

Crete is famous for wild flowers, of its 1,600 species, almost one in ten is endemic! We explore coast, limestone hills and gorges, and visit some interesting historical sites.

Trip report Wildlife Travel Crete 2016

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers