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Would you like to experience Carnival in Trinidad or visit one of the colourful indigenous markets in Guatemala? How about visiting a Cathedral built into a salt mine in Zipaquira Colombia or the old colonial town of Havana? Based on our insider knowledge, we can advise you on the unmissable cultural highlights of all our destinations.

Costa Rica Natural Highlights Small Group Tour

Costa Rica Natural Highlights Small Group Tour

  This very special two week itinerary offers an exceptional opportunity to experience Costa Rica’s best natural highlights and at the same time, see its key sights.  You will travel from the Pacific to the Caribbean Coasts, from Highlands to Lowlands. The tour is planned for 13th – 28th October 2018, which is ideal for Whale Watching on the Pacific Coast and for witnessing the Raptor Migration in the South Caribbean. Travelling at this time of year also means that the main tourist destinations of Tortuguero and ...

Dominica Nature Holiday

Dominica Nature Holiday

Dominica boasts a remarkable range of natural habitats, with a huge variety of trees, orchids and other plant life. This is a wonderful island for bird watching and the endangered Imperial and Red-necked Parrots, known locally as Sisserou and Jaco are only found here. Hikers will be attracted by the stunning scenery, with plenty of jungle trails that invariably seem to end in cascading waterfalls or superb views, while divers will relish in the equally gorgeous ocean depths. This is also one of the best places in the Caribbean to spot...

Dominica Volunteer Tourism Holiday

Dominica Volunteer Tourism Holiday

Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, completely destroying the island’s infrastructure, communication systems, forests and homes, and tragically ending the lives of the most vulnerable. The ‘nature island’ of the Caribbean is home to some 70,000 people, all of whom have been severely affected by this disaster, as have Dominica’s natural sites and hiking trails. This was a tropical paradise of 365 rivers and pristine rainforest. It was home to 195 species of fern, 75 kinds of orchid, 50 types of butte...

Colombia Nature & Culture Small Group Tour

Colombia Nature & Culture Small Group Tour

On this small group tour to Colombia you will discover a country full of surprises, diverse and breathtaking scenery, and some of the friendliest people in Latin America. You will have many opportunities to interact with the local people, while visiting their colonial cities, unspoilt villages and coffee plantations. The dates for the tour are 1st – 16th February 2019 The tour will focus on Colombia’s incredible scenery and nature, with some birding, cultural and coffee excursions, but also some leisure time. It combines some es...

Kerala Culture, Nature & Beach Holiday

Kerala Culture, Nature & Beach Holiday

This tour will take you from historic and cultural Fort Kochi, through picturesque mountain scenery and tea plantations, to the canals and lakes of the Backwaters, finishing with the coconut palm fringed beaches at the coast.   Kerala is known for its species richness – with more than 450 bird species including hornbills and barbets, as well as a good diversity of mammals. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to look for these, but also time to relax at farm stays and on the beach and to immerse yourself in the culture of this fasc...

Sri Lanka Birds, Nature & Culture Holiday

Sri Lanka Birds, Nature & Culture Holiday

This suggested itinerary for a tailor-made holiday on the beautiful tropical island of Sri Lanka, incorporates some of its amazing cultural treasures with incredible wildlife, including memorable whale and bird watching experiences. Well known for its stunning Buddhist temples, gorgeous coastline and highland tea estates, Sri Lanka is also a perfect destination for wildlife spotting. This itinerary takes in several reserves and national parks, where mammals such as leopard, elephant, sloth bear, giant flying squirrel, wild boar,...

Nicaragua Birds, Nature & Culture Holiday

Nicaragua Birds, Nature & Culture Holiday

This suggested Birds, Nature & Culture itinerary has been carefully tailored to showcase the best of Nicaragua and offers a unique journey into a land full of ancestral culture, legendary traditions and rich biodiversity. You will discover splendid historical colonial towns such as Granada, spectacular active volcanoes like Masaya, and natural reserves sheltering a wide range of ecosystems that include thousands of flora and fauna species. Nicaragua’s wildlife list is fascinating and abundant, with 750 species of birds, 150 s...

Tobago Culture & Nature Holiday

Tobago Culture & Nature Holiday

On this tailor-made holiday to Tobago, we aim to show you the very best that this tiny, unspoilt gem of an island has to offer. From pristine rainforest, protected since 1765, to sandy bays, clear blue seas, coral reefs and a multitude of birds and wildlife, Tobago has it all. You will stay in unique, small, locally owned hotels and will have lots of opportunity to interact with the friendly, laid-back local communities. Our wonderful, knowledgeable guides will take you out on trips to some of the most interesting and beautiful places...

Mexico Birds & Mayan Culture Small Group Tour

Mexico Birds & Mayan Culture Small Group Tour

On this tour to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, you will visit some famous and some less well known Mayan archaeological sites, all of which are surrounded by lush forests, which is great for birding and wildlife watching. You will also explore various other habitats, from broadleaved tropical dry forests, to wetlands, mangroves and Caribbean beaches, each with their own unique rich flora and fauna. Mexico is the fifth country in the World in terms of biodiversity. Around 1200 bird species have been recorded here and we should see appro...

Yucatan Culture, Birds & Beaches Holiday

Yucatan Culture, Birds & Beaches Holiday

Discover the fascinating history, rich culture and natural wonders of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This bespoke suggested itinerary offers a fascinating blend of pre-Columbian, Colonial and modern culture. It offers amazing opportunities to explore ancient Mayan cities, to appreciate the colonial architecture and history, to venture into the vast underground rivers and cenotes and to experience Mexico’s natural wonders, bird and wildlife. Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has many diverse habitats and ecosystems that include the se...

Panama Coast to Coast Holiday

Panama Coast to Coast Holiday

Explore Panama’s most fascinating features, including the Panama Canal, both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, as well as the forests and wildlife of Central Panama, on this wonderful suggested itinerary. We have chosen some of the most delightful, individual boutique accommodation that Panama has to offer, at the four locations that you will be visiting, and this itinerary can be extended to also include a few days at idyllic Tranquilo Bay on the Northern Caribbean coast, should you wish.   ...

Guatemala Birds, Nature & Culture

Guatemala Birds, Nature & Culture

Guatemala is a fantastic destination for birding with over 720 species recorded, 35 of them being regional specialities, such as their national bird, the stunning resplendent quetzal, as well as the Azure-Rumped Tanager, Horned Guan, Pink-Headed Warbler, Blue-Tailed Hummingbird and White-Breasted Hawk. The best places to find these birds are locations with strong cultural connections, where in addition to observing birds, you will have the opportunity to interact with Mayan cultures, visiting their marketplaces and ancient sites a...

Guatemala & Belize Highlights

Guatemala & Belize Highlights

Guatemala & Belize have so much to offer the nature loving traveller, who is seeking to discover marine as well as terrestial wildlife. Added to this, there is the rich Mayan heritage, which is more alive in Guatemala then anywhere else in Central America, with traditional lifestyles, authentic markets and ancient cities. This incredible 15 day itinerary begins in Antigua, one of Latin America’s oldest and loveliest colonial towns and travels through the beautiful  scenery of Lake Atitlan to the stunning Mayan site of Tikal ...

Guatemala & Belize Birdwatching Tour

Guatemala & Belize Birdwatching Tour

This wonderful 16 day small group tour will give you the opportunity to visit two very different and unique Central American countries where you can do some excellent, relatively easy Neotropical bird watching, whilst exploring splendid Mayan ruins, colourful traditional villages and stunning scenery. In both countries, amazing Mayan pyramids at sites such as Tikal, are hidden by luxuriant tropical rainforest full of wildlife and birds. Guatemala boasts of no fewer than 720 species and bird life is also abundant in Belize, with ove...

Grenada Nature Holiday

Grenada Nature Holiday

This is a leisurely holiday taking in some of the natural delights of this gorgeous island at an easy pace. This sample itinerary does include many tours, including some bird watching, but should you wish to be a little more active or adventurous, we can suggest additional tours for you. These might include sailing in the Grenadines, diving or hiking in the rainforest. Alternatively, a historic tour of the beautiful capital St Georges, can also be added. ...

Grenada Gardens & More Holiday

Grenada Gardens & More Holiday

Grenada is a stunning island and Grenadians are renowned for their love of nature and gardening. Grenada has in fact won 13 Gold Medals and several Siver Gilts at the Chelsea Flower Show, the latest one being in 2017. On this fabulous suggested itinerary you will have an opportunity to visit many of these award winning gardens, while getting to know many other aspects of the beautiful terrain, culture and people of Grenada. As all our tours are tailor-made, you may alter the itinerary or add additional trips taken from the Grenada N...

Cuba Simply Natural Holiday

Cuba Simply Natural Holiday

This is a leisurely trip that explores the unspoilt countryside and beaches of Western Cuba. It perfectly combines the delights of a few days in Havana with the breathtaking natural beauty of Pinar del Rio. Here you will spend time in the Vinales Valley, a rich and fertile area with tobacco and coffee plantations ploughed by oxen, unusual hay stack mountains, beautiful rivers, caves and natural springs. The towns and villages dotting the landscape seem to be in something of a charming time warp and the there is an abundance of birds a...

Cuban Highlights Holiday

Cuban Highlights Holiday

This is an exclusive 11 day tour for the more discerning premium traveller. It is an opportunity to experience the island’s highlights, staying at quality hotels and with your own personal driver and tour guide service to make this a holiday to remember. If you are looking for something a little different, we can always adapt this tour to suit your needs. There are so many options to choose from in Cuba, that we are sure to find exactly the right itinerary and accommodation to suit you. ...

Colombia – Birds, Nature & Culture Holiday

Colombia – Birds, Nature & Culture Holiday

If you have a genuine love of travel, this is the time to discover Colombia! We can tailor-make an itinerary that will exactly match your interests but this exciting suggested itinerary, will give you a taste of what is possible. From the high Andes Mountains to the Caribbean coast, this will be an adventure of a lifetime to a unique destination that is not yet overrun by tourists. Colombia is one of South America’s most alluring destinations, where you will discover diverse and breathtaking landscapes. You will be amazed by t...

The Complete Trinidad & Tobago Holiday

The Complete Trinidad & Tobago Holiday

The Complete Trinidad & Tobago holiday, encompasses all the highlights of these two beautiful and very different islands, whilst staying at wonderful small hotels and with private guides to show you all the sights. A couple of days in the vibrant capital of Port of Spain to absorb its history and culture, is followed by the opportunity to explore other parts of the island’s varied landscapes and natural wonders. The holiday then culminates with several days of sightseeing and relaxation on the idyllic island of Tobago. Ev...

Guyana Birdwatching Small Group Tour

Guyana Birdwatching Small Group Tour

On this tour to Guyana you will discover a country full of surprises, beauty, geographical extremes, biological and cultural diversity. You will have many opportunities to interact with the local people, while visiting their villages and jungle lodges. You will have the time to marvel at the unique treasures to be found in the very different areas of relatively undiscovered Guyana, such as the Atta Rainforest and Surama  – where you will have the opportunity to look for an active nest of Harpy Eagles. There will even be a ch...