Bird watching holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Bird watching holidays

Bird watching holidays

Ever noticed how beautiful birds always turn up in places of paradise? Not bird brains after all, but clever creatures that lead us to natural nirvanas in order to seek them out. Such as the Ghat Mountains in Kerala, Trinidad and Tobago’s rainforests, or the wild plateaus of Ethiopia. Your expert wise-as-owl guides will always have an eagle eye for the most remote, tranquil havens to spot the birdy.

Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
An eco-adventure experience that includes every comfort, from £2395 - £3150 (16 days) inc UK flights
Bird watching short break to Hungary
Visit Bukk National Park with a birding specialist, from £325 (4 days) ex flights
Kerala birdwatching holidays, Western Ghats
An endemic birding tour through the Western Ghats of India, from £960 (8 days) ex flights
Bird watching tours in Hungary
Visit Bukk N.P. with a birding specialist, from £890 (7 days) inc UK flights

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Kuril Islands cruises, bird watching cruise, Russia
Explore wildlife-rich Kamchatka, Commander & Kuril Islands, from US $7300 - US $11000 (13 days) ex flights
India bird watching holiday & Taj Mahal
Bird watching at two of India’s premier wetland reserves, from Rupee165000 (9 days) ex flights
Gambia bird watching tours
The world's best bird watching is in Gambia, from £355 - £460 (7 days) ex flights
St Lucia birdwatching tour, tailor made
Birds, flora and fauna in beautiful St Lucia, from £1695 - £1850 (9 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour
Top tour of birding, wildlife and culture of Sri Lanka, from £1350 (14 days) ex flights
Birdwatching holiday in France
Great Bird Watching, Food, Wine and Bonhomie, from £663 - £735 (7 days) ex flights
Ethiopia birdwatching holiday in Bale Mountains
Discover Ethiopia's vast array of unusual birds, from £1083 (10 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holidays
A perfect introduction to neo-tropical bird life, from £2295 - £2995 (13 days) inc UK flights
Chiloe Island bird watching holiday, Chile
Experience Chiloe Island, a wildlife observation gem, from US $1100 - US $1600 (5 days) ex flights
Catalonia bird watching tour, Wetlands & Drylands
Birding Catalonia, between the wetlands and the drylands, from €625 - €685 (4 days) ex flights
Kamchatka and Chukotka wildlife cruises, Russia
Explore Kamchatka's Stunning Coast - volcanoes,fjords &more, from US $7200 - US $10300 (13 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Guyana birdwatching & nature tour
Caribbean combination for intrepid travellers and birders, from £3790 - £4000 (15 days) inc UK flights
Bird watching tour in Pyrenees, Spain
Birding the Pyrenees, Pre-Pyrenees and plains of Aragon, from €625 - €685 (4 days) ex flights
New Zealand and islands bird watching cruise
Ultimate wildlife expedition to the Subantarctic Islands, from US $10500 - US $15750 (19 days) ex flights
Ecuador ecolodge, Napo Wildlife Center
A luxurious eco-lodge in wildlife rich Ecuadorean Amazon, from £1129 (4 days) ex flights
Kamchatka wildlife and bird watching cruise, Russia
Cruise Siberia's Coast on this Wildlife Packed Expedition, from US $8000 - US $11900 (14 days) ex flights
Spanish Pyrenees bird watching short break tour
Birding the Pyrenees, Pre-Pyrenees and plains of Aragon, from €625 - €685 (4 days) ex flights
Birdwatching holiday in Andalucia
Birdwatching holliday at the southwest of Spain and Portugal, from €550 (7 days) ex flights
Cuba birdwatching tour
Bird watching holiday to Cuba, from £3196 (13 days) inc UK flights
Endangered wildlife tour in India
Endangered wildcat and birding wildlife tour in India, from £990 - £1030 (13 days) ex flights
Melanesia birdwatching holiday
Expedition Cruise through South Pacific to Papua New Guinea, from US $6300 - US $8100 (18 days) ex flights
Birdwatching holiday in Greece
Visit one of the best places for birding in Europe, from €700 - €1070 (8 days) ex flights
Andaman Islands India Bird watching holidays
Bird watching holiday to Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, from £650 (5 days) ex flights
Bird watching holiday in Spain
Birdwatching in Spain - get on the bird train, from €1150 - €2600 (11 days) ex flights
Bird watching tour in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Endemic Birds & Flagship Mammals, from £967 (10 days) ex flights

67 reviews for Bird watching holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Bird watching holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holidays
It was a birding holiday, so the birds were simply amazing and I took 7500 pics! (more)Lang Stewart
Our expectations for this bird watching holiday were fully realised. The birds were wonderful, the guides excellent. (more)Brian Good
We had a 2 week trip and saw 191 different species of birds. In a trip like this where so much is new and exciting the opportunity to see so many new things became the pleasure of trip. The guides were extraordinary. All of them were skilled, dedicated and knowledgeable, and were able to locate what they were looking for. (more)Beverly Tabor
From £2295 - £2995 including UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
It is equal to the best holidays we have been on and we want to repeat it. (more)Philip Marlow
Best bits: Seeing the leatherback turtle on the beach, closely followed by arriving on the veranda at ASA Wright, then the boat trip and scarlet ibis. (more)Ian Johnson
They have a philosophy where their priority is for conservation and education, trying to increase local people's knowledge of local flora and fauna, they also educate young people to become guides. (more)Val Wilkie
From £2395 - £3150 including UK flights
Birdwatching holiday in Andalucia
I will always remember the beauty of flamingoes, avocets and stilts close up, and seeing a hoopoe for the first time. The great part about this holiday was learning to identify so many birds in different habitats in springtime Andalusia with the expert assistance of our guide Sergio. (more)Elizabeth and Ross Kalucy
The most memorable thing during this holiday was our easy-going, friendly and very competent guide Sergio. He guided us through different landscapes and could always find us interesting spots with lots of birds and he could also tell us interesting things of what else we were seeing around us. (more)Helena Forss
From €550 excluding flights
Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour
This was the most fantastic holiday. I was not that keen on going, but my husband is a very keen birder and he really wanted to go. I am now so glad he persuaded me, and will definitely visit Sri Lanka again... (more)John Diley
This was a really excellent holiday. We had fun, we were stimulated, we were educated and we made good friends with our locals who showed us their country. We also feel that we had excellent value for money with two locals, a new vehicle, most meals, all entrance fees and other extras included for a very inexpensive daily rate. (more)Keith Pigdon
It was great and our guide, Jith, was an incredible birder, funny, and generous. The most memorable was the smiles of all the people in Sri Lanka whom we passed in our bird walks and the children who got all excited and waved and called to us (more)Gisela Meyn
From £1350 excluding flights
Kerala birdwatching holidays, Western Ghats
Many memorable parts - wonderful bird watching trips, cycling in the backwaters, relaxing and enjoying the Keralan food and scenery. (more)Moyra Williams
It's a highly recommendable trip. Excellent birding and other wildlife, scenic landscapes, very nice accommodation and an excellent guiding. (more)Luis Mario Arce
A magnificent tally of endemic birds! This was a birdwatching tour so we hoped and expected to see a number of new birds but our excellent guide provided an enormous list. (more)Henrietta Soffe
From £960 excluding flights
Caribbean nature tour, Lesser Antilles
Fantastic, just wish we had had more time on both islands. (more)Jacqui Smith
The whales put on a great display for us, and a huge rainbow curved along the coast while we were at sea. On Antigua we swam with rays, not included in the holiday, and a great experience. On the rainforest walk on St Lucia we were lucky enough to see the St Lucia parrot. (more)Jenny Campbell
From £2795 - £3175 including UK flights
Bird watching tours in Hungary
I'm still buzzing from all the excitement of what we managed to see! I would never have believed the thrill of watching 10 Great bustards doing a fly past, or spotting huge Imperial eagles soaring high above the plain... (more)Susan Day
I had never been on a birdwatching holiday before. I enjoyed every minute of it. Saw some spectacular birds. Roy Adams is a very good guide and helped us recognise bird flights/calls/habitat. (more)Lorna Chantrell
Truly fanatasic. I went to so many great places and saw so much wildlife i was stunned. The local people were so friendly and the food lovely and so affordable. (more)Neil Angus
From £890 including UK flights
Ethiopia birdwatching holiday in Bale Mountains
Ethiopia is a most diverse and interesting place to visit. I would recommend it to anyone. The tour was excellent for anyone wanting to take in the culture, history and natural wildlife of the country. We really enjoyed the different aspects of the holiday - national parks, history, culture. Exciting place!! (more)Susan Jordan
Very good organization - excellent choice of National Parks and excellent guides - and a very good careful driver...Excellent - would recommend this operator to anyone wishing to go to Ethiopia who is interested in wildlife and the National Parks. (more)Roy Anderson
We all agree that this was truly one of the most stunning countries we have visited (especially after the rainy season when all was lush and green) - we met lovely people and saw some amazing things and felt very safe and comfortable throughout. (more)Keith Muir
From £1083 excluding flights
Ecuador ecolodge, Napo Wildlife Center
Most memorable was walking through the Amazon with one of the Sani guides (whose father happened to have established the Sani Lodge), in the rain, through the mud, finding the most incredible birds, reptiles, insects and plants. (more)Julia Saurazas
The tapir emerged from the forest and remained at the clay lick drinking water for an extended period of time. Simply remarkable. (more)Robert Roberto
We loved the Eco-lodge that we stayed at, the Napo Wildlife Center. It was beautiful, well appointed and our guides were absolutely top notch. We learned an incredible amount and got to experience a wonderful place with wonderful people. (more)Elizabeth Essner
From £1129 including domestic flights only
Birdwatching holiday in France
Both my husband and myself loved our week. Lazing by and in the pool late afternoon was lovely and the weather was hot. Being able to walk littlle or miles or not at all, was good -there is no compulsion to be super active, though you can! If you want to be totally catered for and live in verdant peace for a week, but have company too-this is the place for you! (more)Clare McKee
Excellent. It was not a thrills and spills holiday, just a quiet retreat where you are looked after. And if that is what you need, this is a place for you. (more)Tina cook
From £663 - £735 excluding flights
Endangered wildlife tour in India
Staying at Bagheera camp was the most memorable part; the safaris we went on were all amazing, the highlights being the sunrise over the wetlands and seeing a leopard and cubs. (more)April Finka
Very good...The sightings of the Desert Cat and the Leopard were fantastic. Roopangarh Fort was spectacular. (more)kate Wilson
From £990 - £1030 excluding flights
Poland holiday, wildlife in Spring
Memorable parts? There were so many wonderful moments its hard to choose, the beaver boat trip was very special for a few reasons tho Tips? If it advices you to take wellington boots then do take them Local benefits? Yes very much so, Overall rating? Poland is a beautiful country with amazing accessible wildlife and is a must for any animal/bird enthusiast, put this together with the guides who were very passionate and knowledgeable about their country and forests... (more)Rosemary Richards
From £1040 excluding flights
Birdwatching holiday in Greece
Memorable parts? The best bit of the holiday was seeing Greece through the eyes of a Greek person. Tips? Be flexible and soak up the unique experience. Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Excellent. It was well organised and I was very impressed. (more)David Angell
From €700 - €1070 excluding flights
India bird watching holiday in the Himalayas
For us the nature based activities and birdwatching were tremendous. We had some really good guides and got to see tigers and a leopard which is very rare. The people, the culture and the environment were very exotic to us. (more)Dianne Reidy
Seeing the Taj Mahal at Sunrise is an unforgettable event in our lives. Many special rare species of birds seen on our Birding Himalyan tour...Superbly organised. (more)Michael Clark
The bird watching was excellent...Bird guides were very good too, and all knew their local birds. However outstanding was Sunil (Kumar?) in Nainital. His excellent English made our outings a great pleasure (more)Jacky Davis
From £1000 - £1300 excluding flights
Bird watching short break to Hungary
Memorable parts? Seeing so many wonderful birds so close. Tips? Go for it and make sure you pack some sum tan lotion and sun glasses. Local benefits? Air travel will always have an impact on the environment but this was kept to a minimum. I hope and expect the holiday helped the local economy in a small way. Overall rating? Excellent. A lovely location, super hotel, well thought out and planned by Roy Adams. Efficiently delivered and professionally run in a very... (more)Joyce Varley
From £325 excluding flights
Chalalan Ecolodge in Madidi National Park
Memorable parts? The number of different animals we saw or heard was amazing, from being woken up by howler monkeys just outside our lodge; to seeing Capuchin monkeys eating berries by the lake. From floating past a huge black Caiman in the dead of night to seeing a black Tarantula running from our torch lights; it was amazing. Tips? Make sure you book at least 3 nights there; you then don't have to hurry your stay and can appreciate everything there is to see at a slower pace and... (more)Harriet Holloway
From £487 excluding flights
Maquipucuna cloud forest lodge, Ecuador
Memorable parts? The dugout canoe ride to the lodge was quite memorable. We saw abundant wildlife along the way including various birds, monkeys, and butterflies. Tips? Don't forget your insect repellent and binoculars. Local benefits? Yes (more)Preet Mahal
From £225 excluding flights
Kamchatka wildlife and bird watching cruise, Russia
Memorable parts? Seeing the ribbon seals, the northern right whale and the spoonbill sandpiper. Tips? Be prepared for lots of walking on the tundra. Also understand that the ship does not have stabilizers so even a mild swell rocks the ship. Bring a good layering system as temperatures and ice conditions can vary greatly. Local benefits? Supported conservation and the spoonbill sandpiper project. I suppose that we provided some income for the people in the towns in which... (more)Marian Herz
From US $8000 - US $11900 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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