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      Wildlife Holidays in Scotland

      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 tour. The activities are easy and gentle but you can expect to experience delights such as coastal walks, sea kayaking with seals and boat trips to seek our Scotland’s larger marine wildlife.

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      We remain true to our values and we're reopening in a considered way, that respects each of you as individual travellers, while in equal measure respecting the communities that we visit.

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      Return to Nature

      Our wildlife tours blend some of Scottish nature’s great events in the more incredible locations, with expert guides so you become part of the action.

      Using activities, we’re able to get closer to Scottish wildlife because our guides understand their behaviour and you’re out there experiencing Scotland, rather than sitting in a hide waiting for the wildlife to come to you.

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      Let us Take Care of The Details

      We base our wildlife holidays from comfortable and welcoming accommodation, you can relax in the evenings, review your photos and look forward to each day.

      With wildlife tours of Shetland, the Outer Hebrides and the Highlands of Scotland, we offer holidays in these iconic wildlife destinations. Our guiding team really bring the tours to life, with expert knowledge and interpretation of behaviour, so you don’t miss anything. 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.

      We hope that you can come and explore Scotland and its wildlife with us.

      Our Scottish Wildlife Holidays

      7 Wildlife Trips with 111 Reviews

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      • Explore the profound and natural beauty of the Queen of the Hebrides
      • Witness the magnificent diversity of wildlife that visit Islay each year
      • Visit one of the islands world famous distilleries for a tour and tasting
      • Relax in the comfort of our warm and cosy handpicked accommodation
      Next Available Trip:
      22nd October | 29th October
      Region:
      Inner Hebrides including Skye
      Duration:
      5 Days / 4 Nights
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 2
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      • Explore a variety of habitats where you'll spot incredible Scottish wildlife
      • Enjoy wonderfully scenic walking in the UK's largest National Park
      • Learn about the different species of wildlife and how they cope with the Scottish winter
      • Make the most of the dark sky where you can stargaze away from light pollution
      • Relax in cosy Highland accommodation
      Next Available Trip:
      26th February | 12th March
      Region:
      Cairngorms and Central Highlands
      Duration:
      5 Days / 4 Nights
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 2
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      • 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.
      Next Available Trip:
      1st May | 29th May
      Region:
      Multi-Location
      Duration:
      7 Days / 6 Nights
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 2
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      • Finding the UK's largest bird of prey, white-tailed eagle among others.
      • Explore famous Fingal's Cave on a boat trip to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.
      • Spot marine wildlife including seals, dolphins and whales.
      • Visit the spiritual Isle of Iona.
      Next Available Trip:
      1st May | 5th June
      Region:
      Inner Hebrides including Skye
      Duration:
      7 Days / 6 Nights
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 2
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      • Explore rewilding sites in the Scottish Highlands in the company of local expert guides.
      • Look out for eagles, beaver, osprey and more.
      • Relax in the comfort of a secluded lodge in one of Scotland's most beautiful glens.
      Next Available Trip:
      2nd October
      Region:
      Cairngorms and Central Highlands
      Duration:
      7 Days / 6 Nights
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 1
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      • Journey to the wild Atlantic island of St Kilda.
      • Look for otters, red deer and golden eagles on the Isle of Harris.
      • Discover the varied birdlife living on the soaring cliffs at the Butt of Lewis.
      Next Available Trip:
      8th May | 15th May
      Region:
      Outer Hebrides and St Kilda
      Duration:
      7 Days / 6 Nights
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 2

      The Shetland Isles

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      • Experience the 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.
      • Hike to the dramatic coastline of Muckle Flugga, the most northerly point in the UK.
      • Enjoy a boat trip to view the bird colonies at Noss National Nature Reserve where we'll be deafened by the noise of 20,000 gannets, 25,000 guillemots, 3,000 kittiwakes, 1,200 puffins and hundreds of razorbills, shags and skuas!
      Next Available Trip:
      17th April | 8th May
      Region:
      Orkney and Shetland Isles
      Duration:
      7 Days / 6 Nights
      Difficulty:
      Green Grade 2

      Trips Featuring Wildlife

      Our holidays reviewed in your own words...

       

      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.

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      Jennie Smith

      Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles

      Age: 70 - 80
      Country: United States of America
      Trip Date: 13/07/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

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      Robert Hudgins

      Wildlife Adventures - Mull, Staffa and Iona

      Age: 50 - 60
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 03/08/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

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      Wilderness Scotland is a great travel and guide service. I hope to be able to do other trips with the company in the future.

      JH

      Jane Haylor

      Wildlife Adventures - Mull, Staffa and Iona

      Age: 70 - 80
      Country: United States
      Trip Date: 03/08/2019
      Trips Taken: 1

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      Everything we hoped the trip would be!

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      Popular Wildlife Holidays in Scotland

      Trip Next Departure Price Duration  
      Wildlife Adventures – The Scottish Highlands 01/05/2021 £1,735 6 Nights Trip Details
      Wildlife Adventures – The Shetland Isles 17/04/2021 £1,725 6 Nights Trip Details

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