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Wildlife with beach holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

For many responsible travellers the chance to encounter animals whilst away from home is pretty much as good as it gets with safaris in national parks and guided nature trails certainly not to be missed. Africa's Mafia islands, Thailand's marine reserves and the rainforests of Madagascar all offer wonderful wildlife experience, with the added bonus of a nearby beach helping to increase excitement levels way beyond your wildest dreams.
Borneo tailor made holidays, wildlife & beaches
A wonderful tour of the wildlife & beaches of Sabah, Borneo, from £2880 (14 days) inc UK flights
Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday, tailor made
Your tailor-made Tanzania Safari & Beach holiday, from £2299 - £3495 (14 days) ex flights
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
Elephant encounters, jungle treehouses and stunning Thai islands, from £1149 (14 days) ex flights

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Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
Tropical island paradise with cultural tour, from £1995 (15 days) inc UK flights
Southern Africa luxury wildlife & beach holiday
Pristine beaches and rich wildlife on this Southern African tour, from £6555 (15 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from £2399 - £3099 (16 days) inc UK flights
Southern Madagascar holidays, Lemurs, baobabs & beaches
Taking in its most diverse environments at comfortable pace, from £1850 - £1995 (11 days) ex flights
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Discover the dramatic contrasts of Costa Rica's coastlines, from £1405 - £2735 (16 days) ex flights
Kenya safari & beach holiday, tailormade
Luxury tailormade safari and beach holidays in Kenya, from £2730 - £4360 (13 days) ex flights
Thailand wildlife & beach holiday
Beach, wildlife & adventure, from £1200 (15 days) ex flights
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Cloud forest and a volcano, plus a whole lot of relaxation, from £1650 (13 days) ex 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
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
Madagascar holidays, island adventure
Endemic Wildlife, Tropical Forests & a Luxury Private Island, from £3860 (14 days) ex flights
Brazil beach holiday, Rio, Ilha Grande & Iguassu
Discover Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Ilha Grande & Iguassu, from £1689 - £1999 (11 days) ex flights
Mozambique, Zululand & beach small group safari
Relaxing Beach & Bush safari through South Africa Mozambique, from €1680 (14 days) ex flights
Luxury Costa Rica holiday
The ultimate relaxing Costa Rica holiday, from £1699 (8 days) ex flights
Luxury beach holiday in Borneo & Orangutans
Relaxation in one of nature's most picturesque settings, from £1915 (13 days) inc UK flights
Bali holidays, rice terraces & beaches
Discover Bali’s emerald rice paddies & tiny castaway islands, from £998 (14 days) ex flights
Madeira whale watching and wildlife holiday, Portugal
Discover the Flower Island, from €1299 (7 days) ex flights
Seychelles holiday, Bird Island & Praslin
Explore small villages, national parks and beaches, from £2450 (10 days) inc UK flights
Madagascar diving & nature holiday, Nosy Be
Discover a natural paradise away from mass-tourism, from £1692 (8 days) ex flights
Maldives holiday, local accommodation
A fun activity holiday in the magical Maldives, from US $349 - US $749 (4 days) ex flights
Kenya holiday, wildlife and beaches
Enjoy Wildlife of the Masai Mara & pristine beaches of Lamu, from £3600 (13 days) ex flights
Moz – Beach and Whale Shark, from R5570 - R6450 (7 days) ex flights
Tanzania wildlife holiday, Northern Highlights
Tanzania wildlife & beaches safari in the North, from £2995 (12 days) ex flights
Malaysia tailor made holiday
Malaysian culture, wildlife & the beaches of Langkawi, from £2195 (14 days) inc UK flights

96 reviews for Wildlife with beach holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Wildlife with beach 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.

Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Absolutely fantastic. .. and this still doesn't come close! (more)Adele Burrow
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
From £1405 - £2735 excluding flights
Thailand tailor made holiday, elephants, jungle & beach
It was a really great holiday, very well organised, and enjoyed by everyone in the family (more)Neil Emmott
The most exciting experience was the walk in the cave and jungle at Kao Lak. It was amazing to see bats suspended above our heads during all the walk. (more)Jonathan Rajaram
Great holiday...I would use this company again for a tour. Best bits: all of the different activities eg. cooking school, elephant camp, lake stay, train ride to Chiang Mai and Koh Tao. (more)Tracey Cannon
From £1149 excluding flights
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Fantastic service from the operator - right from the first phone call it was clear that they're not only experts, but really cared about making this tailor-made trip absolutely perfect for us. (more)Sheila Chatrath
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
From £1650 excluding flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
Excellent, had a great time (more)Susan Cork
Great variety of eco-lodge type locations enabled great wildlife watching. Playa blancas area favourite location. (more)Duncan Priddle
A wonderful experience with a good group of people (more)teresa yates
From £2399 - £3099 including UK flights
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
Excellent trip (more)Melanie Michel
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
From £1995 including UK flights
Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores
So many memorable moments... the boat trips, the snorkeling (including seeing 15-20 manta rays which was unforgettable), the komodo dragons, watching the sunset and fruit bats fly from the roof of the boat... (more)Emma Coe
The boat trip that the Eco Lodge organised to Rinca and Komodo Island was really lovely. The food was amazing (how he did that magic in a boat is beyond me) and the snorkelling was easily the best I've ever done - we saw Turtles, Rays, Scorpion Fish, beautiful coral and a whole host of gorgeous sea life. (more)Jessica Southworth
From US $90 per double room per night
Southern Madagascar holidays, Lemurs, baobabs & beaches
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the National Parks in Madagascar. Tips? Beware of the tour description because it's deceiving. For example, day 4 of my tour was described as: "We will set off early this morning towards Antsirabe (via Tana)... Once in Tana, the journey takes approximately 3+ hours on a good, windy road." Well, the reality is that the road has sections in such bad condition that the car could go no faster than 10 miles per hour,... (more)Alex Carballo-Dieguez
From £1850 - £1995 excluding 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 £3495 - £3930 excluding flights
Borneo tailor made holidays, 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 £2880 including UK 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
Maldives holiday, local accommodation
Memorable parts? We experienced the real Maldives, met local people and learnt about their kindness and dignity. We accepted their costumes and in exchange they showed us beautiful places. Often the local beach in the island was exclusively for us. Islands and the sea are amazing, every snorkel, dive or boat trip is a magic surprise. Tips? Be ready to accept what is offered to you and to abide to local rules, no fancy clothing required, water activities will take up most of your time.... (more)Veronica Vigano
From US $349 - US $749 excluding 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
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 £6555 including UK flights
Beach holiday & tour in Sri Lanka
Whale Watching and Wildlife Safari was the most memorable part of this trip (more)Phil Miller
The accommodation 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. (more)Ruth Le Guen
From £2195 including UK 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 £1200 excluding 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 £1735 - £1925 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
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 £2279 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

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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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