Mixed natural history

These holidays have a very general natural history focus including birds, plants and other wildlife. Other aspects such as landscape and geology, habitats and ecology are also sometimes included – the topics covered are described in each holiday’s leaflet. Cultural highlights are also included.

Andalucía – spring wildlife of southern Spain

A prime destination for lovers of spring wildlife in the Mediterranean, amid dramatic limestone landscapes.

Trip report – Andalucia 2017 Trip Report

Holiday typemixed natural history

Western-Dappled-White-Andalucia
Common-Chameleon-Andalucia
Bulgaria – natural history of the mountainous southwest

The mountains of southwestern Bulgaria are home to abundant plants and butterflies amid beautiful woodlands, meadows and gorges.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Bulgaria summer 2019

Holiday typemixed natural history

Linum-capitatum-Bulgaria
Tufted-Marbled-Skipper-Bulgaria
Bulgaria – spring on the Black Sea coast

This is an area amazingly rich in wildlife and we will take in lakes and wetlands, along with steppe grasslands where a staggering 450 species of plants can be found.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Bulgaria spring 2015

Holiday typemixed natural history

Paeonia-peregrina-Bulgaria
Chestnut-Heath-Bulgaria
Chile – Chiloé, Juan Fernández and Easter Islands

From the temperate rainforests and rocky coasts of Chiloé, home to penguins and pudu, to the endemic-rich Juan Fernández Islands and the famous moai of Easter Island.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Chile 2018

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Quinchamalium-chilense-Chile
Neotropic-Cormorant-Chile
Chile – pumas and penguins in Patagonia

We take a fantastic journey through some of South America’s most spectacular scenery, home to rare wildlife, and discover some of Chile’s fascinating history and culture.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Chile 2016

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Humboldt's-Hog-nosed-Skunk-Chile
Guanaco-Chile
Cyprus – spring wildlife on Aphrodite’s island

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 reportWildlife Travel Cyprus spring 2015

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Ophrys-mammosa-Cyprus
Tulipa-genensis-Cyprus
Dordogne – relaxed spring wildlife (by train)

After travelling by train to Bordeaux, we will spend a week exploring the limestone ‘causses’, woodlands and lush river valley of south-west France.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Dordogne 2019

Holiday typemixed natural history

Great-Banded-Grayling-Dordogne
Orange-spotted-Emerald-Dordogne
Dorset – summer wildlife of coast and heath

 A midsummer visit to the idyllic Isle of Purbeck in search of the area’s rare wildlife including butterflies, dragonflies, birds and all six native reptiles.

Holiday typemixed natural history

Ecuador – wildlife from the Andes to Amazon

We visit the mainland in search of the country’s exciting mammal life, while also enjoying the abundant birds, butterflies and botany.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Ecuador 2018 trip report

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Tourmaline-Sunangel-Ecuador
Cyrtochilum-macranthum-Ecuador
Estonia – spring wildlife of the Baltic

Late spring on the Baltic is a busy time, with birds courting and the meadows bursting into flower.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Estonia 2019

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Map-Estonia
Racoon-Dog-Estonia
Galápagos – cruising in Darwin’s footsteps

We explore the wonderful natural history of the world famous Galápagos, including a cruise, allowing us to enjoy wildlife from the boat and island walks that are truly magical.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Galapagos 2019

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Land-Iguana-Galapagos
Magnificent-Frigatebird-Galapagos
Iceland – midsummer natural history

The best of south, west and north Iceland in the long days of summer, seeking out bird specialities and the diversity of wild flowers across mountains and moorlands.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Iceland 2012

Holiday typemixed natural history

Slavonian-Grebe-Iceland
Godafoss-Iceland
Iceland – winter wildlife and northern lights

A winter break searching for birds and whales in south and west Iceland with great opportunities to enjoy the spectacle of the Aurora Borealis.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Iceland 2013

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Myvatn-Iceland
Ptarmigan-Iceland
Isles of Scilly – autumn natural history and migration

Scilly in autumn is synonymous with bird migration and many species should be moving through on their way south.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Scilly autumn 2011

Holiday typemixed natural history

Bryher-Scilly
Grey-Seal-Isles-of-Scilly
Lesvos – spring on an Aegean island

An ideal introduction to the flowers and birds of the eastern Mediterranean, our visits include chestnut woodlands, wetlands and flower-rich hillsides.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Lesvos 2015

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Limodorum-abortivum-Lesvos
Masked-Shrike-Lesvos
Madagascar – natural history of the red island

A must visit destination home to a unique collection of wildlife of which more than 80% is found nowhere else on the planet.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Madagascar 2015

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Milne-Edward's-Sifaka-Madagascar
Parodeura-picta-Madagascar
Madeira – spring on an Atlantic island

With its Mediterranean climate and interesting geology the Madeiran archipelago is rich in plants, including over 100 endemics, as well as interesting birds and marine life.

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Mallorca – spring in the western Mediterranean

With stunning scenery including many miles of wild unspoilt coastline, extensive woodlands, Mediterranean shrublands and a dramatic mountain range.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Mallorca 2018

Holiday typemixed natural history

Morocco – autumn wildlife of the mountains and coast

An autumnal visit to enjoy a variety of wildlife in this welcoming country.

Holiday typemixed natural history

Scimitar-horned-Oryx-Morocco
Blue-Rock-Thrush-Morocco
Morocco – natural history at Christmas

Enjoy a relaxed Christmas in the sun with this excellent introduction to the wildlife and culture of southern Morocco.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Morocco December 2019

Holiday typemixed natural history

Southern-Grey-Shrike-Morocco
Euphorbia-officinarum-Morocco
Morocco – natural history, mountains and coast

Our holiday is an excellent introduction to the flora, fauna and culture of this fascinating country

Trip reportWildlife Travel Morocco 2019

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Volutaria-crupinoides-Morocco
Busack's-Fringe-toed-Lizard-Morocco
Mull – eagles, otters and natural history

Renowned as the most beautiful and varied of the Inner Hebrides. We explore Mull and several of the smaller islands in search of birds, marine mammals and plants.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Mull 2017

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White-tailed-Eagle-Mull
Razorbills-Mull
New Caledonia – endemic wildlife of the South Pacific

Nestled in the South Pacific, New Caledonia provides a spectacular diversity of wildlife from rainforest to coral reef.

Trip reportWildlife Travel New Caledonia 2018

Holiday typemixed natural history

Nepenthes-vieillardii-New-Caledonia
Kagu-New-Caledonia
New Zealand – natural history from north to south

Whether its birds or botany, landscapes or general natural history, this holiday has something for everyone. 

Trip report – Wildlife Travel New Zealand 2011

Holiday typemixed natural history

Pterostylis-banskiiNew-Zealand
South-Island-Robin-New-Zealand
Norfolk – early summer natural history

We explore a diverse range of habitats in search of early-summer wildlife.

Holiday typemixed natural history

Chinese-Water-Deer-Norfolk
Red-tailed-Bumblebee-Norfolk
Norfolk – winter wildfowl and natural history

Our itinerary takes in the most spectacular avian events and gives us a chance of seeing some of the county’s splendid mammal-life.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Norfolk 2018

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Grey-Seal-Norfolk
Dark-bellied-Brent-Goose-Norfolk
North Macedonia – Balkan butterflies and mountain wildlife

The varied landscape of Macedonia holds a wealth of wildlife including over 200 species of butterflies, a great range of birds and a number of Balkan endemic plants.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Macedonia 2013

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Purple-shot-Copper-Macedonia
Yellow-banded-Skipper-Macedonia
Romania – The Carpathians and Danube Delta

A fantastic opportunity to explore the wealth of wildlife in Romania from the bird-rich Danube Delta to hay meadows and the rugged Carpathians.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Romania 2018

Holiday typemixed natural history

Campanula-alpina-Romania
Black-crowned-Night-Heron-Danube-Delta
Sardinia – landscapes orchids, flamingos and ancient sites

Exploring the landscape, culture, flora and fauna of this beautiful Mediterranean island

Holiday typemixed natural history

Anacamptis-papilionacea-Sardinia
Corsican-Finch-Sardinia
Sierra de Grazalema and Gibraltar – natural history

A prime destination for lovers of spring wildlife in the Mediterranean, amid dramatic limestone landscapes. We search for botanical treasures and migrating birds.

Holiday typemixed natural history

Spanish-Festoon-Gibraltar
Aristolochia-baetica-Gibraltar
Slovakia – wild flowers and natural history

A week focusing on the diversity of wild flowers from Carpathian forests to Pannonic plains, the limestone karst and the subalpine meadows of the High Tatras.

Holiday typemixed natural history

Ascalaphus-libelluloides-Slovakia
Jovibarba-hirta-Slovakia
Sussex – spring in southern England

This short break will introduce us to the beautiful county of Sussex and the best of its spring wildlife.

Holiday typemixed natural history

Ophrys-sphegodes-Sussex
Silver-washed-Fritillary-Sussex
Svalbard – natural history of the high Arctic

The archipelago of Svalbard lies well north of the Arctic Circle. During the summer the sun never sets as we take an awe-inspiring cruise, exploring the spectacular land of the ice bear.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Svalbard 2017

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Brunnich's-Guillemot-Svalbard
Polar-Bear-Svalbard
Tasmania – marsupials and wilderness wildlife

Isolated since the last glaciation, Tasmania is an island of stunning landscapes, beautiful untouched wilderness areas and a unique flora and fauna.

Trip reportWildlife Travel Tasmania 2016

Holiday typemixed natural history

Gentianella-diamensis-Tasmania
Superb-Fairywren-Tasmania
The Dolomites – alpine meadows and mountain landscapes

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

Trip reportWildlife Travel The Dolomites 2015

Holiday typemixed natural history

Chequered-Skipper-The-Dolomites
Soldanella-pusilla-The-Dolomites
Turkey – spring natural history on the Lycian coast

Our holiday explores the fascinating area known as Lycia that lies along the Mediterranean coast.

Holiday typemixed natural history

Crocus-asumaniae-Turkey
Luschan's-Salamander-Turkey
West Carpathians – butterflies and natural history of central Europe

A leisurely introduction to the butterflies and other wildlife of ‘Mitteleuropa’, exploring two contrasting but equally wildlife-rich areas.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel White Carpathians 2012

Holiday typemixed natural history

Apollo-Slovakia
Safflower-Skipper-Slovakia