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Great Scottish Wildlife

Discover native but rare wildlife such as otters

Best Time To Go

April - September

Why not...

add on a few days in the Isle of Skye?

Prices From

£1460

No of Nights

9
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Discover native but rare wildlife such as otters

Great Scottish Wildlife

Best Time To Go

April - September

Why not...

add on a few days in the Isle of Skye?

Prices From

£1460

No of Nights

9

Immerse yourself in the search for Scotland’s enchanting wildlife, both Highland and island, land-based and marine: squirrels, otters, eagles...

The prettiest of loch-side accommodation and its rugged surroundings is the ideal starting point on this ten-day wildlife-seeking holiday. Next, set off for vast, untamed Cairngorms National Park for a private guided wildlife day and a fascinating evening in a nocturnal hide before heading west and crossing the water to the glowering Isle of Mull. Here, more adventurous guided trips await by land and at sea – dolphins and whales may even feature!

Your understanding of Scotland’s abundant nature will be brought to vivid life via private and small-group experiences in the company of some of the best local guides in the business. The self-drive style of this Scottish holiday means it is peppered with your own leisure-time, perhaps to try out new-found spotting skills as you explore.

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Day One – Heading to Loch Earn

Day Two – A Private Wildlife Walk

Day Three – Twisting Your Way Across The Cairngorms

Day Four – A Private Wildlife Safari in the Cairngorms

Day Five – Inside the Speyside Hide

Day Six – On the Road Across Country and Ferry to Mull

Day Seven – A Private Guided Day on Mull

Day Eight – Watching the Whales

Day Nine – At Leisure on Mull or Venture to Iona

Day Ten – Back to the Mainland and Heading Home

Location

This multi-centre holiday includes stays by Loch Earn, in the Cairngorms National Park and on the Isle of Mull.


Pricing

£1460 per person in April, £1535 per person from May to September based on two adults sharing an en-suite double or twin room on a bed and breakfast basis for nine nights in carefully-selected small hotels and guest houses. Also included:

  • A half-day private guided wildlife walk by Loch Earn
  • A full-day wildlife safari in Cairngorms National Park
  • An evening in a Speyside wildlife-watching hide
  • Return ferry crossing for car and two passengers to the Isle of Mull
  • A full-day private guided wildlife experience on Mull
  • A half-day whale-watching boat trip from Tobermory on Mull in a small group

We of course cannot guarantee that you will see the wildlife described – these are wild animals and as such cannot be called to order. No refund will be made if you are not lucky enough to see the animals described, despite the very best efforts of the guides.

We would be delighted to assist with hotel reservations before the start and at the end of your trip, perhaps in Edinburgh and Glasgow, from our selection of centrally located, high-quality hotel and aparthotel options, as well as with any inbound and onward travel you may require. Car rental is also available for a range of vehicles – do just let us know and we can arrange a quote for you. 

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.


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Great Scottish Wildlife

This holiday can be arranged from April to September. If you are particularly keen to spot certain species, please advise at time of enquiry so that we can plan your trip for the best season to increase your chances.

If you’re looking for an October wildlife holiday, do get in touch as we can arrange this as a tailor-made trip using land based services. We also have our Cairngorms Wildlife holiday which can be arranged from February to November.

Availability is individually checked for a hand-picked selection of smaller hotels, guest houses and other independent businesses, so please bear with us and we will respond in 1-2 working days.

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