Featured Scottish Wildlife Holidays
Book your activity holiday with Europe's No.1 Adventure Travel Company - Wilderness Scotland
Discover Scotland’s native wildlife as you explore the dramatic beauty of its natural habitat.
Our wildlife holidays are a little bit different from others you may have seen or joined. While we do spend some time in hides or in vehicles, our trips are more active than a ‘normal’ wildlife holiday.
The activities are easy and gentle but you can expect to experience delights such as coastal walks, sea kayaking with seals and boats trips to seek our Scotland’s larger marine wildlife. The vast knowledge of our expert wildlife guides will help you interpret some of the fascinating wildlife behaviours while safely enjoying Scotland’s great outdoors.
Based from comfortable and welcoming accommodation, you can relax in the evenings and look forward to each day. We hope that you can come and explore Scotland and its wildlife with us.
Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us.
Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.
That's why we read each of our client's reviews and although we don't respond to all of them, if it's glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.
A really good mix of culture, wildlife and walking, with shorter walking options offered where possible. Felt very relaxed to have someone else manage the organising of the trip. May have made more sense for the guide to stay at the same hotel but there may have been reason for not (ie cost, and him needing some time off!).
A great trip for people who love great wild scenery and birds!
Every aspect of the trip was well planned for and executed. The driving was excellent, we received an amazing education about Scottish culture, geology, wildlife & history.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 32 reviews of WildlifeRead All Trip Reviews
If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choice, or if you have questions about your fitness or suitability for any of these holidays, please feel free to contact our office on +44 (0)1479 420020 or by email.
- Dolphin-watching on an exciting boat trip
- Finding Scotland's largest birds of prey - sea eagles, golden eagles and ospreys
- Sea kayaking with seals in the West Highlands
- Visit a wildlife hide at dusk to see pine marten and badgers
Price: from £1,495View Trip Details
Location: Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
- Explore by boat and on foot, some of the most pristine, wild and spectacular seabird locations in Europe (including, weather permitting, St Kilda - a double UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Look for otters, red deer and golden eagles on the Isle of Harris
- Discover the Uists, stronghold of the rare Corncrake and world famous for their wildflowers and windswept beauty
Price: from £1,595View Trip Details
Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles
- Experience the diverse landscapes and fascinating wildlife of Scotland's most northerly islands
- Be amazed by the prolific birdlife at Sumburgh and the heritage of the Vikings at Jarlshof
- Enjoy the very best local produce and cuisine while staying in one of Shetland's best and most unique hotels
Price: from £1,495View Trip Details
Wild Camping - Camping under the stars in spectacular locations near the waterway/shore. Some camps are wild with no facilities while some have very basic facilities such as a toilet and cold running water.
Basic - These simple rustic accommodations in breath-taking locations have a warm and cosy feel with shared bathroom facilities, warm showers and comfortable beds.
Classic - Staying in 3 or 4 star hotels, guesthouses and Highland inns, you can enjoy warm hospitality along with a hot shower, great food and a comfortable bed at the end of a day.
Deluxe - Staying in 4 or 5 star hotels you can enjoy superior comfort and the finest service.
Luxury - Selected castles in locations across Scotland, each have their own character and you will be exceptionally well looked after in each of them.
Provisional - These trips are available to book but the dates may be subject to change.
Unconfirmed - These trip dates are fixed but not yet confirmed to run, if two people book this trip it will become confirmed.
Confirmed - This trip is confirmed to run so you can arrange travel plans.
Fully Booked - Sorry this trip is fully booked please try another date.
Accommodation is usually in twin or double rooms unless stated otherwise and we request that clients who book individually share a twin room. If however, you would like a single room this may be possible subject to availability and payment of a supplement (see Trip Dossier for details). If you select single, we will determine availability and advise you shortly after you have made booking.
Please provide any dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, no dairy
Please provide contact details for who we should call in the case of an emergency
Please provide a contact mobile number that will enable us to contact you should you not arrive at the start point on time
Your conservation contribution will go towards supporting the vital environmental protection and conservation of wild land undertaken by our nominated charity the John Muir Trust. Should you prefer not to pay this contribution, simply un-tick the box and the amount will be deducted from your payment. Full details of our conservation contribution scheme and the organisations we support can be found on our sustainable tourism pages.
Please advise us of any medical conditions relevant to a trip of this type eg. Asthma, autism, aspergers, bad knees, replacement hips, etc. All information will be kept in the strictest of confidence
Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us
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