Trinidad’s Asa Wright Nature Centre is the oldest nature centre in the Caribbean islands and one of the region’s top spots for bird watching; around 159 species have been observed here, with some 450 species recorded on the two islands. This Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holiday is based mostly at the Centre, with daily field trips to different habitats and a few days spent in neighbouring Tobago. Trinidad sits just seven miles from the South American mainland, giving it one of the highest densities of bird species in the world. This incredible biodiversity, along with the delicious food, comfortable lodging, superb local guides and welcoming, English speaking residents makes this the ... Read more >
Trinidad & Tobago are a nature lover’s paradise and the opportunities for bird watching are among the best in the world, but these islands also boast the most cosmopolitan and fun-loving society in the West Indies with a vibrant cultural diversity that has produced Carnival, Calypso and amazing food, art and music. On this tour, we aim to show you some of this local flavour, as well as the varied habitats, wildlife and beaches of both islands. However, this is only a suggested itinerary and we’d be happy to tailor-make a tour to suit the dates you wish to travel and to meet your own personal requirements.
This easy-paced trip encompasses all the main highlights of Trinidad & Tobago, ... Read more >
Grenada is the ideal destination for those seeking a laid-back holiday on what must be one of the friendliest, most picturesque islands in the Caribbean. With its lush tropical landscapes hosting a variety of plant and animal life, over forty stunning white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, colonial architecture and beautiful gardens, there is also so much to see and do.
We have packed this sample itinerary with sight-seeing tours and nature hikes to some of the most beautiful and interesting sights on the island, whilst still leaving time for swimming, snorkelling and for just relaxing and enjoying the brightly-coloured birds and flowers.
This is not a group tour but a tailor-made ... Read more >
This Trinidad & Tobago nature tour is a tailor-made eco-adventure experience that includes every comfort and time to relax. Located just seven miles off the coast of South America, Trinidad & Tobago are the most southerly Caribbean islands and the most exciting and under-explored. The two islands, forming one country, offer vastly different landscapes, from the tropical rainforests and exotic wildlife of Trinidad to the silver beaches and spectacular coral reefs of Tobago.
On this tour, we hope to show you some of the 2300 species of flowering plants, 600 or so different butterflies and over 470 species of birds that can be found on these islands. This is not your conventional sun, sea ... Read more >
St Lucia is the beautiful Caribbean island famous for the magical Pitons Mountains, lush landscapes, unspoilt rainforests and palm-fringed beaches. It is part of the Windward Island grouping in the Caribbean Sea which forms part of the archipelago linking North and South America. As such, it is uniquely placed in the migratory route of many birds and is home to at least six endemic species, several subspecies and many Caribbean endemics. Its relatively small size and easy navigability make the island an ideal bird watching destination.
This bird watching tour will give you plenty of opportunity to find all St Lucia’s endemic birds, including its national bird the St Lucia parrot (Amazona ... Read more >
Dominica is without doubt the 'Nature Island' of the Caribbean and one of its best-kept secrets. The largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands, Dominica encompasses an area of nearly 290 square miles. Of volcanic origins with mountains reaching heights of nearly 5,000 feet, rainforests that are considered among the last true island-based rainforests in the world, more than 365 rivers, waterfalls, boiling lakes, and pristine coral reefs, Dominica’s natural diversity is truly unique.
Our Dominica Nature Tour is a suggested itinerary that has been created to highlight some of the many outstanding natural features of this incredible island, whilst staying in the very best, small, ... Read more >
Cuba is a fantastic birding destination as well as being a fascinating island to visit. There is a long list of both resident and migrant birds to be found in a variety of habitats including approximately 25 endemic species, about half of which are endangered. This itinerary will provide plenty of opportunity to see all of these as well as many other Caribbean and North American species. You will travel through a great variety of landscapes and habitats, from lush forests to craggy hills and vast wetlands.
This is a suggested itinerary for a tailor made trip to Cuba. You will be accompanied throughout the tour by a Cuban bilingual guide, as well as local specialist ornithologist guides in ... Read more >
This is an opportunity to do a bird watching tour, in the company of a small group of like-mended travellers, at a very special price. You will enjoy 5 nights at the world renowned birding lodge, The Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad, followed by 5 nights in Tobago at the idyllic Blue Waters Inn. Flights, accommodation, birding tours and transfers are included as described. You will travel as part of a small group with a maximum of 10 fellow travellers and will be led by the very best, knowledgeable and experienced local guides when in the islands, but you will not be accompanied by a UK leader. Read more >
On this 12 day tailor-made holiday, 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 on the island, as well as the secret places that only the locals know. If you have a special interest, let us know and we will tailor that into the itinerary. If ... Read more >
This twin-centre bird watching tour to Trinidad & Tobago offers the perfect introduction to South America’s wonderful birdlife, as well as a welcome escape from mid-winter. Join us for 5 nights birding on Trinidad staying at the world famous Asa Wright Nature Centre, followed by 5 nights at Cuffie River Nature Retreat, an idyllic eco-lodge situated at the edge of the Main Ridge Rainforest on Tobago. You will travel as part of a small group with a maximum of 10 fellow travellers and will be led by the very best, knowledgeable and experienced local guides when in the islands, but you will not be accompanied by a UK leader.
This is a relaxing birding tour, yet will be a rewarding and exciting ... Read more >
Colombia has almost 1900 bird species, more birds than any other country in the world and this number is growing every year through new discoveries and range extensions, but it is not only the sheer number of species that are impressive, but also the extraordinary number of endemics found within its boundaries. Although it has not always been the case, most areas of the country are now stable and safe for birders to visit. It is still however, a very new destination and very few birders have ventured here so far.
There is so much to observe and discover in Colombia, that it would be impossible to cover all the birding regions of this amazing country on one trip, so by way of introduction ... Read more >
On this tour to Guyana and Trinidad you will discover countries full of surprises, beauty, geographical extremes, biological and cultural diversity. You will have many opportunities to interact with the local people, while visiting their colonial villages and Jungle lodges. You will have the time to marvel at the unique treasures to be found in the very different areas of an undiscovered country such as the Iwokrama Reserve and Surama Lodge – where you may be lucky enough to see an active nest of Harpy Eagles. There may even be a chance to see the elusive Jaguar in Guyana and the nocturnal Oilbirds in Trinidad. From the Jungles of Guyana to former Cocoa plantations in Trinidad, join us on ... Read more >
On this wonderful 16 day tour, you will explore some of the best locations for birding and wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer. This amazing country is justly famous for being a first rate birding destination, with some 900 species, nearly 70 of which are found nowhere else.
The sheer diversity of exotic flora and fauna found here is staggering, so whether you are exploring the cloud forest, humid Caribbean lowlands, mountain peaks, dry Pacific forests, mangroves or coral reefs, wildlife is highly accessible. It would be impossible to cover all of this in a couple of weeks, but we aim to give you the best possible experience on this carefully designed itinerary. You will stay at top ... Read more >
This 16 day tour is a mixture of the best birdwatching destinations in Guatemala and Belize, including the best locations to appreciate endemic bird species, as well as some of the most splendid Mayan ruins, colourful traditional villages and stunning scenery.
Guatemala is a fantastic destination for birding with over 720 species recorded and lots of regional specialities, such as their national bird, the stunning Resplendent Quetzal. Belize is now one of the world’s leading ecotourism destinations and also offers swathes of untouched rainforest, endless savannah, mangroves and the most incredible coral reefs in the western hemisphere. In both countries, amazing Mayan pyramids at sites ... Read more >
This small group tour is run at a relaxed and easy pace, while still fitting in lots of interesting and exciting natural experiences. The itinerary provides the perfect opportunity to see the best that Trinidad & Tobago has to offer including the finest bird watching, nesting giant Leatherback turtles and the most wonderful tropical plants, beaches and landscapes.
You will stay in individual hotels and lodges in some of the most beautiful locations on both of these very different and unique islands and your field trips will be guided by the very best, knowledgeable and experienced local guides. Read more >
This small group tour to the unspoilt 'Nature Island' of Dominica would suit those who prefer a more active holiday, combined with a little culture and lots of flora and fauna.
On this exciting 13 day itinerary, you will stay at just two small unique properties, situated at opposite sides of the island. The first is a boutique hotel on the Caribbean coast, in the North East of the island and the second consists of cabins along a riverside in the South West. Both are owner-managed with a great eye for detail, wonderful service and delicious meals.
Some of the activities that you will enjoy include hiking to see magnificent waterfalls, snorkelling over bubbling underwater volcanic gases, ... Read more >
This is a fantastic Caribbean holiday featuring some wonderful bird watching and wildlife experiences, all done at a leisurely pace. The itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your individual requirements and we are also offering this itinerary as a Small Group Tour departing on the 28th April 2017.
The carefully designed and well-planned itinerary combines Trinidad and Tobago, the traditional holiday destination for birding in this part of the world with St Lucia, where six endemics and around a dozen other Antillean specialities can be found. Combine this with the opportunity to witness the amazing spectacle of nesting Leatherback turtles, and you have a richly rewarding and exciting ... Read more >
On this tour to Colombia you will discover a country full of surprises, beauty, geographical extremes, biological and cultural diversity and some of the nicest people in Latin America. This is genuinely a small group tour and we will not exceed 8 people travelling together to give you the best possible experience, as well as the opportunity to interact with the local people as much as possible, while visiting their colonial cities, unspoilt villages and coffee plantations.
Colombia is a land of contrasts and the second most bio-diverse country in the world, after Brazil. This diversity of flora and fauna makes Colombia a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. Wherever you are in ... Read more >
This comprehensive tailor-made itinerary starts with 5 days in Trinidad, staying at the world reknowned Asa Wright Nature Centre, which is the perfect gentle introduction to South American birding.
This is followed by 9 nights in Guyana, located on the north eastern shoulder of South America and just one hours flight away from Trinidad, it is the gateway to both Amazonia and the Caribbean. Still little known, Guyana's lush interior, criss-crossed by a myriad of rivers and cascading waterfalls, enveloped by virgin rainforest, revealed in its far-stretching savannahs and teeming with tropical wild life rivals the best nature and adventure destinations anywhere else in the world.
With a ... Read more >
This is an amazing opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. There will be ample time to explore the fantastic natural landscapes on each one, as well as time to look for rare birds and to relax. The pace is gentle, the scenery is breath-taking, the accommodation is of an excellent standard and the travelling is easy. All this makes for a very special nature holiday on five very different idyllic islands and as this is a tailor-made holiday and not a group tour, the itinerary can be tweaked to perfectly suit your requirements.
This tour includes visits to the following islands:
Antigua – 4 nights
Barbuda – day-trip
Dominica – 4 nights
St Lucia – 4 ... Read more >