Other wildlife holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

75 Other wildlife holidays. Looking for a wildlife holiday with a difference? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here we have the best of the rest, from lemurs in Madagascar to jaguars in Brazil. Our diverse collection of other wildlife holidays range from safaris to cruises, from El Salvador to Oman and they seek out the endemic, exotic or endangered wildlife from all over the world. Whether you’re looking for marsupials of Australia or giant otters in the Amazon, these wildlife holidays will show you all creatures great and small.
Gujarat holidays, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses
Asian lions in Gir National Park, from £600 - £800 (9 days) ex flights
Galapagos holiday cruise options
Excellent selection of small and midsize Galapagos cruises, from £1970 - £3143 (8 days) ex flights
Wildlife holidays in Brazil, tailormade
From Iguazu Falls to giant otters in the Pantanal, from £2875 (14 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from £2299 - £2899 (16 days) inc UK flights
India wildlife camp, Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajasthan cottage cccommodation in wildlife reserve, from £120 - £130 per person per night all inclusive
Madagascar holidays, The lost continent
Experience the culture and wildlife of Madagascar, from £2499 (15 days) inc UK flights
Brazil wildlife holiday, tailor made
From the world’s largest jungle to the world’s largest swamp, from £4500 (14 days) inc UK flights
Falkland Islands holiday
Raw and unspoilt nature, from £1441 (8 days) ex flights
Highlights of Madagascar holiday
Described as 'a living museum', from £2599 - £3049 (16 days) inc UK flights
Nepal trek with Chitwan National Park safari
Trek in Kathmandu valley & Chitwan, from US $849 (14 days) ex flights
Costa Rica tailor made holiday, vistas and volcanoes
Discover Costa Rica's hidden gems, from £3200 (15 days) ex flights
Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition
Sea kayaking to some of the most remote beaches on earth, from £1595 - £1695 (10 days) ex flights
Wolverine photography tour in Finland
Photograph & watch wild wolverines, a very elusive species, from £1495 (5 days) ex flights
Southern India tour, temples & nature
Tour from Coimbatore to Bangalore via Mysore, from £494 (6 days ) ex flights
Ecuador ecolodge, Napo Wildlife Center
A luxurious eco-lodge in wildlife rich Ecuadorean Amazon, from £846 (4 days) ex flights
Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal
Enjoy diverse culture, exhilarating rafting and wildlife, from US $485 (8 days) ex flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
From the Nilgiri Hills to the beaches of Goa, from £1336 (15 days) ex flights
Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons
Diverse wildlife & rich culture, from £3785 (14 days) inc UK flights
Great Ocean Road wildlife tours, Australia
Discover the wildlife of Australia's Great Ocean Road, from AU $1150 (3 days) ex flights
Manu National Park tour, Peru
Perfect trip for the first time visitor to the rainforest, from £525 (4 days) ex flights
Tibet wildlife holiday, Tibet Plateau mammals
Explore the vast Tibetan Plateau in search of rare mammals, from £7450 (20 days) ex flights
Nepal Tiger Safari holiday
Track tigers on foot and elephant-back in Nepal's best parks, from £1630 (11 days) ex flights
Kangaroo Island tours, 3 days 2 nights
A locally guided journey of wildlife discovery, from AU $2609 - AU $3725 (3 days) ex flights
Galapagos wildlife cruise
Experience the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos, from £1249 (6 days) ex flights
Amazon wildlife holiday in Peru
Travel deep into the Manu National Park, from £2970 (12 days) inc UK flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday
Rainforests, lemurs & other endemic wildlife of Madagascar, from £4150 (19 days) ex flights
Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Overland adventure Chile to Argentina, from £1062 (21 days) ex flights
Western Ghats holiday, tea & coffee tour
Tour the areas of tea and coffee cultivation, from £973 (9 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday, tailor made
Encounter the wildlife of Costa Rica, from £1850 (14 days) ex flights
Comoros holidays
Dolphins, coral reefs & volcanoes with virtually no tourists, from £1349 (11 days) ex flights

134 reviews for Other wildlife holidays4 star overall rating

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Algonquin Park tours in Canada, canoeing & moose
Memorable parts? Gentle paddling during the day enjoying incredibly vast skies, calm blue water and forests of white pines. And lying back on sun-warmed rocks in the evening watching the Milky Way emerge and listening to the loons calling across the lakes. Learning how to track animals, brew pine needle tea, make rope out of bark, start a fire in the rain and read weather patterns. Tips? The camp sites are simply a natural clearing in the forest near the water, with some rocks for... (more)Jane Lucken
From CA $550 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 £846 including domestic flights only
Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal
In terms of excitement (and having never done it before) the White Water Rafting was excellent and potentially a new hobby. The stay at Sarangkot was most peaceful and the view of the mountain range at 5.30am in the morning was quite breath taking. Pokhara was a lovely place to stay with an abundance of bars and restaurants. Sunsets at Chitwan was another highlight. (more)Mark Wood
The most memorable part was without a doubt Chitwan National Park! Our guides Krishna and Prakash were amazing! With their careful guiding we were able to see rhinos, crocodiles, deer, wild boar, bison, monkies and many species of birds! Sunset over the river was spectacular and without the light pollution of the city we were able to see hundreds of stars. (more)Simone Bothwell
The whole trip was amazing. We covered a range of environments within Nepal - bustling Kathmandu, the exotic Chitwan jungle resort, Pokhara and the beautiful (and sometimes scary) mountain roads in between. (more)Titus Powell
From US $485 excluding flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
We feel we've had many 5-star holidays but this was certainly one of them. (more)Robert Coifman
Very enjoyable....We hiked the Inca trail; catching sight of Machu Picchu through the cloud as we approached was spectacular! (more)Sue Johnson
Snorkelling with the wonderful under-sea creatures - as well as scores of beautiful fishes, I swam with marine iguanas and sea turtles. Plus the kayaking was a high point for me. (more)Camilla Reeve
From £2133 excluding flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
The most exciting part was not on the original programme. We asked Rajat to give us somewhat more nature and less culture. He arranged for us to spend a day and two nights in a resort on the Kabini Lake, across from the Nagarhole National Park. On a boat safari at dusk, amidst myriad birds and beasts, we saw a male tiger emerging muddily from the river, slinking into the jungle. (more)Robin Fox
Excellent, we enjoyed it all. The two home stays were an amazing part of our trip. Take the plunge and travel on an overnight train with shared accommodation. It's a great experience. (more)Caroline Powell
The most memorable parts were staying at the home of the Kumars, visiting Golden Temple at Amritsar and WildFlower Hall...Outstanding. (more)Andrew Hollas
From £1336 excluding flights
Nepal trek with Chitwan National Park safari
Everything was done locally, and the guides were great at imparting knowledge about the local area and customs. (more)Bronwyn Russell
Excellent...The whole experience was so full of adventure and different sights and experiences from beginning to end. (more)Mandy Bryan
Chitwan NP... an encounter with a rhino while on a walk. Pretty amazing watching one of these animals come out of the bush, and your there with your guide and helper, each with nothing more than sticks, looking at these large endangered species... won't forget that! (more)David Whetham
From US $849 excluding flights
Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition
The holiday consisted of two parts, the first was sea kayaking around Komodo National park and the second part was trekking in the northern jungle of Sumatra. The main highlights included seeing Komodo Dragons, orangutans, elephant trekking, the scenery the people I meet and the landscapes. All made the holiday excellent. (more)Steve Bosworth
Far too many to mention, but I'll have a go: sleeping on deserted beaches, a school of dolphins passing just in front of our kayak, seeing a shark while snorkelling, the sound of two very large komodo dragons running through the undergrowth in our direction, great food and an outstanding local guide. (more)Liz Kalton
I loved the kayaking, the snorkelling and seeing the Komodo Dragons... It was great, would do it again but needs a few more days kayaking in it! (more)Karen Trotter
From £1595 - £1695 excluding flights
Galapagos holiday cruise options
Really there are no words to express how wonderful my holiday was. You have to experience it yourself to appreciate it...the most exciting part was seeing the animals on the Galapagos & swimming with the sea turtles. (more)Sy Schwartz
The most memorable part was swimming with sealions and turtles in the Galapagos. (more)Elaine Edmondson
From £1970 - £3143 excluding flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
Fantastic holiday. The wildlife and natural landscapes are amazing and worth the trip alone. For the sheer scope of diversity, colour and experiences this trip is unrivalled. (more)Lindsay (Mr) Challoner
One of the best hoildays we've had. A highlight was Seeing a rhinoceros beetle the size of a hamster! (more)Keith Valentine
Saw lots of animals, birds, plants and butterflies. Thankfully did not see the tarantula. Seeing sloths close up, active but moving in slow motion was great as was seeing little turtles hatching and running to the sea. Saw lots of birds and had a very knowledgeable guide to help us. The quetzel fly past was pretty good! (more)Rebecca Tunstall
From £2299 - £2899 including UK flights
India wildlife camp, Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary
The highlight of my trip was the Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary. I was welcome by the owners of the land and taken around on night safaris by the son Ravindra. (more)Viveca Ott
Seeing all three cat species that live savely in the sanctuary was amazing (they where the reason for me wanting to go there). Jungle cat from up 15 m! (more)Yvonne Rijsdijk
We had a truly amazing holiday, we were looked after as if we were royalty by our hosts Gajendra and Ravi and wanted for nothing from the moment we were picked up at Jodhpur airport. (more)Philippa Marland
From £120 - £130 per person per night all inclusive
Patagonia overland tour, Villarica
Most memorable was Pucon- range of activities, accommodation, general situation by lake, mountains and volcano. (more)Richard Hallam
Amazing holiday. Very varied and interesting with a good mix of people of all ages and nationalities. We saw all of the top sights in the area and good trips were organised e.g. horse riding. (more)Frank Sperling
From £1062 excluding flights
Southern India tour, temples & nature
Five stars! We had an incredible adventure for our honeymoon, and hope to go back. Southern India is breathtaking, and we had nothing but good experiences with all of the people and companies we traveled with. (more)Robyn Nadolny
Excellent, I can't say enough good things about the trip and the experience....There were two very memorable parts of the holiday. First the wonderful home stay in the Nilgiri mountains with Rajat and his family. An unforgettable experience that gave me a deeper understanding of the culture of South India. (more)Melinda Rice
I had a wonderful holiday. I have recommended it to many friends already. I think Akriti and explore India do a great job of making a trip across India easy. Great for people who want to go but feel overwhelmed or nervous. (more)Anna Perkins
From £494 excluding flights
Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons
Fantastic! It was incredible to have everything pre-arranged and all the logistics sorted out for us, so relaxing and just what we needed after a hectic wedding! Most memorable was staying with the Iban tribe and seeing the orangutans in Sarawak, and Borobudur at sunset in Java. (more)Portia Lloyd
Really brilliant - it was our honeymoon and we really had a fabulous time. It was so well organised by the operator which took a lot of the stress out of travelling which was exactly what we needed with such a complicated itinerary. The hotels we stayed in were second to none - really fabulous and we were spoilt rotten! (more)Erin Bunting
Seeing the orang-utans at Tanjung Puting National Park was the highlight, followed closely by the couple of days spent on board the boat to Komodo Island. The orang-utans were a joy to watch and we felt privileged to see these animals in their natural habitat. (more)Kathryn White
From £3785 including UK flights
Gujarat holidays, Asiatic Lions, Blackbuck & Wild Asses
We really enjoyed the holiday....To enter through the gate of the Taj Mahal at dawn with only 8/10 people in front of you. What an amazing place! (more)Evert Versteeg
Where to start! The lions, the leopard and her cub, the jungle cat kitten, or the magical sighting of wolves. The insight into Gujarati culture was also unforgettable and we were grateful to our driver, Mr Khuman Singh, for not only finding us so much wildlife but also introducing us to local people from all walks of life. (more)Gillian Brand
Fantastic, the mix of adventure with luxury was amazing and the team tried very hard to meet our wishes. It is said all too often how unique somewhere is or a trip is, but in 20 years of travel to India we have never been to such a mix of unique wildlife spots with wonderful palace and fort like accommodation. (more)Ed King
From £600 - £800 excluding flights
Brazil wildlife holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Travelling in the Amazon, unfortunately they had the worse floods in 60 years which made getting ashore more difficult but exciting!! Tips? Go for it!! But plan well ahead and take the appropriate clothing etc. Local benefits? When in Rio a trip to the Flavella'a was beneficial to the local people, as I understand that the tour operator paid a percentage, plus the visitors purchased drinks in their local bars. Also when at the Eco Lodge in the Amazon visit... (more)Clive Pagett
From £4500 including UK flights
Madagascar wildlife holiday
A fabulous destination which requires time, patience and determination to achieve the best experience. Probably the best wildlife experience outside East Africa or Galapagos. (more)Clive Porter
It was a unique experience which we thoroughly enjoyed (more)Tui Couch
From £3990 - £4560 including UK flights
Colombia holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Loved the Colombian people; loved Bogota; Medellin & Cartagena. Tips? Be aware in advance of the length of time it takes to get served in restaurants and the blandness of the food. Also we found the guides to be uninspiring. Colombia needs to invest in these areas in order to drive tourism in a positive was. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? It was good and very enjoyable overall - we saw a huge amount of the country and had many different experiences. (more)Helen Cosgrove
From €1700 - €2975 excluding flights
Falkland Islands holiday
Memorable parts? Everything was memorable from the penguins on the Falkland Islands to the turtles on Ascension Island. Learning about the very different cultures in these places was something life changing and the welcome we received everywhere was the best I have ever known. Tips? The flight from Santiago is very long (14 hours) and as LANChile won't let you book single flights and so charge for return it is better to travel both ways by Airbridge from Brize Norton. This does away... (more)Di Lammas
From £1441 including domestic flights only
Volunteering with rescued chimps in Spain
Fantastic. I'm going to return again someday for sure! From the warm and friendly greeting from the team and volunteers to meeting the chimpanzees for the first time. I enjoyed every minute of every task and the local area is also stunning. (more)Helen Mulry
One of my better decisions! Lovely people doing a wonderful job with great animals and I felt very privileged. I want to return! (more)Kathryn Dowling
We learnt so much about primates - how they live, their relationships and hierarchies and how much time, effort and care is required from the wonderful staff, who work there, to ensure the primates now have the lives they deserve...A brilliant experience that I would recommend to all (more)Beth Kilsby-Macnab
From €240 - €440 excluding flights
Thailand wildlife & beach holiday
It was all memorable and all locations were different. That was the purpose of booking a variety of areas. That said, we went to see wildlife and this criteria was mostly ticked and very memorable. (more)Jan Jupp
Volunteering at the orphanage - it was just an unforgettable experience, there are no words to describe it...you have to live it!! The kids are amazing and I will miss them so much!!! (more)Cristina Piccolo
Visiting Chew Lorn Lake, swimming there, staying in the raft houses, and walking in the nearby forest were the highlights. (more)Stephanie Bunt
From £1162 excluding flights
Kangaroo Island tours, 3 days 2 nights
Kangaroo Island was a very pleasant surprise. We enjoyed getting down close to a very windy and wild Southern Ocean, and walking on the beach at Sea Bay up close with the sea lions was a real highlight. But then again so was watching Koalas in the trees, and a walk out to the Remarkable rocks (these really are pretty remarkable when you get up close - the hardest granite you could possibly imagine smoothed like butter into strange shape over millions of years by the wind). We bought some of... (more)Justin Francis
From AU $2609 - AU $3725 excluding flights
Costa Rica tour
The trip to Tortuguera via bus and finally the boat journey through the rivers and canals was magical and the "town" itself was wonderful, a naturalist's dream! I would recommend it to anyone interested in the beauty of nature, birds and flowers, etc. (more)ANGELA HOLLAND
Seeing green turtles laying eggs & watching them hatch was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Michael Murphy
Seeing the rare Quetzal bird was exciting, but it was all memorable...Excellent. (more)J. Suzanne Hula
From £895 - £1005 excluding flights
Wildlife and culture holiday in Malaysia
Memorable parts? 1) Seeing our daughter & son-in-law in Perth WA. 2) The evening flight of bats from the Mulu Caves. 3) The friendliness of the Malay people. Tips? 1) It may be worth considering including an evening meal at the Batang Ai and I suspect this could be negotiated at a very reasonable price. We were in minority of guests without evening dinner included. This was at the Mulu resort and at other location in our itinerary there was the opportunity to eat at nearby restaurants. 2)... (more)John Newnham
From £2825 including UK flights
Classic tour of Manu National Park, Peru
Memorable parts? This was my first time in Peru and to the Amazon region. I loved the journey from Cusco down to Manu. We got to see so many different types of communities, habitats, scenery, weather. The contrast of the stark upland farms to the lush river basin. The birds and sounds of the rainforest were memorable. Our guide was excellent and I learned so much about the area and culture. The tour operator staff shared their passion for the projects and research. Tips? Bring layers.... (more)Dawn Hein
From £650 excluding flights
Nature and wildlife holiday in Thailand
The most memorable parts were... Riding the elephants and seeing Angkor Wat. The lodgings at Ko Samed were also very beautiful...It was a very well run trip. (more)Marc Teicholz
The most memorable part was the time with elephants!....Amazing! (more)Lisa Hele
It was amazing - I hesitate to use any clichés, but we had some unique and extremely memorable experiences. A great introduction to the country. (more)Natasha Lokhun
From £1200 - £1900 including UK flights
Wolverine photography tour in Finland
Memorable parts? Seeing a total of 5 different wolverines up close in a few hours - amazing when there are only about 150 in the whole country. Tips? Take plenty of memory cards because you'll need them if you are as lucky as I was. Local benefits? Yes - the money went towards the cost of providing a feeding station throughout the year. This feeding station not only supported wolverines but also bears, ravens and other wildlife. Overall rating? Fantastic - the wildlife... (more)Christine Cheney
From £1495 excluding flights
Madagascar holidays, The lost continent
A once in a lifetime experience to a country of extremes that will change rapidly and much of the wildlife and unique plants is about to disappear for good! Go while it's still there! (more)Garry Crompton
I highly recommend Madagascar as a holiday destination...Seeing lemurs, chameleons, birds, other creatures, the landscape (more)Janka LACKOVA
The leader was fantastic, an enthusiastic, knowledgeable man with great people skills. He had a love of his country that shone through. It was educational and I enjoyed it very much. (more)Linda Brightwell
From £2499 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
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Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
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Very enjoyable
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