Wildlife with beach holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

We have 51 Wildlife and beach holidays. For the best of both worlds, why not combine an exciting wildlife holiday with a relaxing beach holiday? Our wildlife and beach holidays offer a mix of safari or wildlife watching usually followed by a few days of chilling out on the coast. From the rich biodiversity of Madagascar to the orangutans of Borneo or the beautiful sandy beaches of Costa Rica these wildlife and beach holidays mix stunning flora and fauna with island paradises and tropical beach retreats.
Selous safari & Mafia Islands diving holiday
Africa's largest game park, from 3180 (13 days) inc UK flights
Thailand tailor made holiday, elephants, jungle & beach
Mahout training, jungle treehouses and stunning Thai islands, from 1140 (14 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
Tropical island paradise and wildlife safari, from 1995 (15 days) inc UK flights
Thailand wildlife & beach holiday
Beach, wildlife & adventure, from 1162 (15 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from 2299 - 2899 (16 days) inc UK flights
Southern Madagascar holidays, Lemurs, baobabs & beaches
Taking in its most diverse environments at comfortable pace, from 1595 (11 days) ex flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
An easy two-week lemur-rich rainforest & beach holiday, from 2980 - 3650 (12 days) inc UK flights
Zambia and Malawi tailor made safaris
A fabulously varied itinerary including waterfalls wildlife and lakes, from 4500 (15 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Discover the dramatic contrasts of Costa Rica's coastlines, from 1190 - 2275 (16 days) ex flights
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Cloud forest and a volcano, plus a whole lot of relaxation!, from 1595 (13 days) ex flights
Kenya safari & beach holiday, tailormade
Luxury tailormade Kenya holidays, from 3330 (9 days) ex flights
South Africa safari and Mauritius beach holiday
This luxury itinerary combines a wildlife safari with relaxation time on the beach, from 2980 (13 days) inc UK flights
Kenya holidays, safari and beach holiday
Spot amazing wildlife and then relax on the beach, from 1970 (12 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Venezuela
From beach to jungle, mountain to flat plains, from 3495 (14 days) inc UK flights
Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores
Small eco hotel for those wishing to visit Komodo National Park, from US $90 per double room per night
Borneo safari, rainforests, orangutans and beaches
Combine forests & waterways with wildlife & tropical islands, from 2565 (12 days) ex flights
Sierra Leone beach & wildlife holiday
Active wildlife, beach & cultural holiday in Sierra Leone, from 2670 (13 days) inc UK flights
Caribbean nature tour, Lesser Antilles
Bespoke nature holiday on five idyllic Caribbean islands, from 2650 - 2975 (14 days) inc UK flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday
Rainforests, lemurs & other endemic wildlife of Madagascar, from 4150 (19 days) ex flights
Madeira whale watching and wildlife holiday, Portugal
Discover the Flower Island, from 1299 (7 days) ex flights
Borneo tailor made holiday, wildlife & beaches
A wonderful tour of the wildlife & beaches of Sabah, Borneo, from 2995 (13 days) inc UK flights
Southern Thailand holiday, tailor made
An idyllic combination of relaxation and tropical adventure, from 1490 - 2290 (8 days) ex flights
Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa
African wildlife, friendly locals and relaxing beaches, from 990 - 1020 (21 days) ex flights
Borneo holiday, Sarawak highlights
Wildlife, orang utans, rainforest, culture, trekking, from 2525 (13 days) inc UK flights
Turtle conservation in Sri Lanka
Raise and release turtles on the beautiful Sri Lankan coast, from 699 - 899 (14 days) ex flights
South Africa safari and Mozambique beach holiday
Wildlife and Zululand South Africa Safari & Mozambique Beach, from 4325 (10 days) inc UK flights
Kenya luxury safari and beach holiday, 10 days
Luxury Safari in Kenya and Diani Beach Holiday, from US $1730 - US $1840 (10 days) ex flights
Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday, tailor made
A twist on the classic Tanzanian safari and beach holiday., from 2590 - 3790 (14 days) ex flights
Malaysia tailor made holiday
Malaysian culture, wildlife & the beaches of Langkawi, from 2195 (14 days) inc UK flights
Madagascar holidays, The lost continent
Experience the culture and wildlife of Madagascar, from 2499 - 2550 (15 days) inc UK flights

86 reviews for Wildlife with beach holidays4 star overall rating

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Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
Brilliant, eye opening, once in a lifetime experience...Seeing and hearing the Indri in Andasibe was breathtaking and our guide was brilliant. (more)Anita Chapman
This was an absolutely superb adventure, great people, amazing wildlife, stunning scenery. (more)Claudia Biedert
Excellent...Seeing lemurs in the wild was the most memorable part. (more)Hilary Wilson
From 2980 - 3650 including UK 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
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Monkeys. Saw all four species and such fun! All the wildlife was spectacular, lots of it up close and easy to see. The local wildlife guides are brilliant and everyone in the country seems to know about and care about wildlife - wonderful! (more)Dee Stephens
Macenque & Monteverde & Sarapiqui were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Anton Gill
We saw monkeys in the hotel grouse, sloth and of course the scarlet macaws. We had never been to a rainforest before and could not believe how green it was. All the places we stayed at were interesting and different. (more)Barbara Dart
From 1190 - 2275 excluding flights
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
There were many memorable moments - we loved the incredible bird life especially seeing them close-up in the bird sanctuary. (more)Gabi Tubbs
Leopards in Yala were the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Ann Griffiths
We had a great time, we mixed cultural interest with wildlife experience and finished up with a beach flop...The jeep safari to see the elephants in the wild was the most exciting part of the holiday. (more)Elayne Farmer
From 1995 including UK flights
Thailand tailor made holiday, elephants, jungle & beach
Memorable parts? The whole experience will be memorable as we did such a variety of activities but for me the highlight was the 2 days spent at The Thai Elephant House. The owner Jo and his team were all so welcoming and spent time explaining their ethos and the way they care for the elephants and we were lucky enough to stay overnight, so as well as spending a lot of time with the elephants and their mahouts, we also got to cook a delicious Thai meal at night. Tips? Be prepared for... (more)Amanda Henson
From 1140 including domestic flights only
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
The most memorable part was Rio Celeste hike to waterfall and lagoon. River trip on Rio Frio. (more)Deirdre Devine
Tremendous: we loved it. My husband and I would go again for the wildlife... (more)Kate Macdonald
Very good...The trip to Los Campesinos reserve was wonderful - the wildlife we saw was superb, and the friendliness of everyone involved made it a great excursion (more)Vicki Barnard
From 1595 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 2650 - 2975 including UK flights
Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday
A marvellous holiday that exceeded expectations in all areas! Most memorable was the incredible wildlife in both Selous and Ruaha national Parks, plus the coral reefs we saw around Mafia Island - truly spectacular. Lack of other tourists was a major plus. (more)Liz Taylor
Everything was wonderful. The setting perhaps captures most of it - staying in beautiful places in the midst of the national parks and conservation areas, where the animals were everywhere (from in camp to close by during game drives). (more)Laura Dukess
We were lucky enough to see a cheetah hunting a gazelle. Unfortunately the cheetah was unsuccessful but it made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and you really felt the thrill of the chase watching the animals in action. (more)Ilana Howley
From 4020 excluding flights
Zambia and Malawi tailor made safaris
Memorable parts? All days and trip were memorable, but above all watching elephants crossing the river 30 metres away from us having lunch in Old Mondoro. Tips? 1. I'd check the daily planning of the activities. Given the winter climate, the scheduling for the days was perhaps too relaxing, with a very long pause from 11.00/11.30 to 15.30/16.00 depending on the camp. 2. Definitely GO to Lower Zambesi: in any brochure or Web Sites is presented ad a second choise vs. South Luangwa,... (more)Vincenzo Bracciale
From 4500 including UK flights
Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa
There are very many wonderful bits to the holiday. I particularly enjoyed my time in Lesotho and the town tour there and the township tour in Oudtshoorn. I was very thrilled by the countryside. (more)Christine Ketchen
Excellent... Kruger was the most memorable part. (more)Helen Wightman
From 990 - 1020 excluding flights
Kenya luxury safari and beach holiday, 10 days
Memorable parts? Getting up close and personal with the animals both on safari, especially in Ndutu where it is possible to off road, but also in the tented accommodation where we were surrounded by frolicking vervet monkeys, bush babies, mongooses and even a herd of elephants on one particularly memorable morning! Tips? Opt for the tented accommodation options - they were our favourites. Local benefits? We were pleased that the company was Kenyan-owned, and that we were... (more)Natalie Sayers
From US $1730 - US $1840 excluding flights
Kenya holiday, wildlife and beaches
Memorable parts? Too many to mention but the safari parts of the holiday were certainly the highlight. Tips? Take a pair of binoculars - and good ones - we had one less good pair but we were very glad we were not fighting to see the animals also take more memory cards for your camera than you think you will need. Local benefits? Everywhere we stayed was environmentally aware and hugely educational for us and the local population. Overall rating? Absolutely life changing... (more)alice crawley
From 3600 excluding flights
Southern Africa luxury wildlife & beach holiday
Botswana was the best. We want to go back today!! One of the most memorable moments is arriving in our first camp, and barely two hours later, sitting on a Land Rover just meters from a male lion, and nothing between him and us! Just amazing! (more)Dirk Bettels
Do it! Money well spent... (more)Katrin Nyman Metcalf
From 8545 including UK flights
Beach holiday & tour in Sri Lanka
Memorable parts? Walking the Tea Trails in Sri Lanka. The accommodation - Castlereagh Bungalow - was the most luxurious, most welcoming, most helpful place we have ever stayed in; and the walks through the tea estate with idyllic views of the reservoir and surrounding hills, both relaxing and inspiring. Tips? Can't generalise. The aspect we most appreciated of the tour operator was that we said what we personally most wanted from the holiday - in our case, cultural interest, the... (more)Ruth Le Guen
From 2195 including UK flights
Borneo safari, rainforests, orangutans and beaches
The most memorable part was on a small boat from the Myne Lodge on the Kinabatangan River and our expert guide taking us close enough to see a herd of Elephants come crashing thro the elephant grass to swim in the river, mothers playing with their youngsters giving us a thoroughly life changing experience! (more)Chris Turner
Seeing animals in their natural environment and seeing an orangutan in the wild so close for the first time....Don't hesitate GO. (more)Yvonne Jones
It was all amazing but the highlight was staying at Rain Forest lodge in the Danum valley... it was a magical place in a superb location. Be prepared to be walking in extremely hot & humid environments, it is quite challenging at times but well worth it. (more)Jennifer Hares
From 2565 excluding flights
Madagascar holidays, island adventure
Madagascar proved such an outstanding destination that it almost seems unfair to single out particular highlights...Ace. We loved it from first to last. We covered a great deal of ground and saw so much for the first time. (more)Maggie Wood
The 7 hour night trek (two hours in pirogue up river each way) to look at Madagascar wildlife in the rainforest, most of which in pouring rain, with a very good guide was the highlight. (more)Ann Monk
From 3860 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
Borneo tailor made holiday, wildlife & beaches
10 out of 10...the most memorable moment was seeing the Pygmy elephants on the banks of the Kinabatangan river playing, tugging up plants and placing them on their head. (more)Gill Bowles
We really enjoyed it and it lived up to expectations. (more)Steve Jameson
The most memorable part of the holiday was 100 pygmy elephants on the bank of the Kinabatangan River...Brilliant. Would do it again, and spend more time in each place. (more)Katie Southgate
From 2995 including UK flights
Malaysia tailor made holiday
Memorable parts? Difficult to say as all four venues were wonderful but Pangkor Laut Island was just perfect. Not cheap but worth it, the resort and staff were absolutely fantastic, definitely a 5 star location. Tips? Bear in mind the travel required, most transfers were around three hours so this can eat into a day in soom places so book an extra night where you think you may not have enough time but on the whole 2 or 3 nights is plenty to get a good view of all the areas. Local... (more)Julie Dyson
From 2195 including UK flights
Borneo holiday, Sarawak highlights
Memorable parts? Orang'utans at Semengohh, and staying with the Iban tribe at their lodge. Tips? Take lots of memory for your camera as there will be lots of things to photo. Local benefits? Yes, our guide at the Iban lodge was from that actual tribe, so the money was going directly to the locals. Overall rating? The holiday was excellent and had some truly memorable moments, highly recommended. (more)Antony Stanton
From 2525 including UK 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 - 2550 including UK flights
Turtle conservation in Sri Lanka
Memorable parts? Being able to release the turtle hatchlings, almost every night and watching them race towards the ocean. Also, releasing an adult turtle and being woken up at 6.00am to see two turtles that had just finished laying eggs, was something I never thought I would get to see. Tips? Be prepared to feed the turtles, clean the tanks (do not wear nice clothes) and the turtles, to teach English, give tours and adapt to the Sri Lankan culture. It would help having basic knowledge... (more)Katherine Lethbridge
From 699 - 899 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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