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"The highlights were having nesting Crested Tits so close to the Steading, such that we could watch them every day we were there. Spotting a Snow Bunting up Cairngorms just as we had given up looking. Seeing so many crossbills on our last full day, including a couple on the tree right above the Steading just as we were about to set off to look for them elsewhere. An otter walking right up to us, totally unexpectedly, until it reached our guide's boot and ran off.....amazing!! Great food, great company, brilliant guides and fantastic wildlife - couldn't have asked for more, thank you so much!"
Carole Frew, Spring Birds  

"This holiday exceeded all my expectations. The scenery was breathtaking, cranes and geese among the long yellow grass and coyotes howling as the mountains turned purple and lilac in the sun set. The shapes of the cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande. Best memory was at Bernardo where we watched the cranes and geese fly in to roost for the night and the water turned pink making the the Snow Geese look even brighter."
Sue Lee, New Mexico

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We have great new holidays for 2015 including Sichuan and the Tibetan Plateau, Gujarat,  Estonia Spring, and Jordan and, as requested by so many of you, we are returning to Namibia, New England and - of course! - Yellowstone. Our annual visits to Andujar, Extremadura and Northumberland are available as usual together with all our usual haunts in the Cairngorms National Park and throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

 All our 2015 trips are available to book -  and remember that if you book online you automatically receive a 5% discount! If you find you can travel at short notice, give us a call to see if we can still fit you in and of our holidays starting within two months.

  Visit Speyside Wildlife’s evening mammal watching hide deep in the forest on the Rothiemurchus Estate, on one of our dusk watches, for the chance of up close and personal views of Pine Marten, Badger, Red Deer and more.   If you’ve a day or two in the Highlands, you can book a bird watching day trip with one of Speyside Wildlife’s professional guides. We also offer tailormade wildlife watching tours of any length, in many locations.
  See details of our wildlife holidays and tailormade tours in the UK and further afield, day trips and dusk watches ; meet our professional guides and other staff members, or contact us with any questions.   All our destinations are places our guests have asked to visit, so if there's a special place you would like to go wildlife watching, please tell us. We look forward to welcoming you on a Speyside Wildlife experience soon.  
  You can download a PDF of our 2014 brochure and our 2015 brochure.  
  We have exciting new destinations planned for 2016 - if you want to be the first to know about these, sign up for our newsletter!  
  Acting on our Responsible Travel Policy  
  We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday in Spitsbergen, but Darren, Roy and our guests were horrified to see whale meat being served in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Longyearbyen. Immediately on returning to the UK, Darren emailed Carlson Rezidor, owners of the Radisson Group, to protest and we are delighted to report that within 24 hours Carlson Rezidor had amended its global food policy and now bans whale meat from being served in all its 1,350 hotels. Great result - well done, Darren and Roy!  


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CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK BRAND - Increasing quality whilst reducing impact

We've been granted use of this Brand by the Cairngorms National Park Authority. This is only given to those businesses who have agreed to a set of quality standards in respect of their visitor experience, together with a commitment to reducing their impact on the natural environment.

VISIT SCOTLAND - Quality Assurance Scheme - Wildlife Experience

Speyside Wildlife is one of 40 wildlife businesses to be assessed under Visit Scotland's pilot scheme for Wildlife Experiences achieving 4 Star status for our day tours. Watch out for the designation throughout Scotland. We were delighted to receive our letter of confirmation from Visit Scotland so thought we'd share some of it with you here, ''Thank you for participating in the pilot of the new Wildlife Experience Designator within our Quality Assurance Scheme for visitor attractions. Your feedback and contribution to the introduction of this new development has been invaluable and we would like to welcome you as a new member of the Quality Assurance Grading Scheme".

WILD SCOTLAND - Scotland's Wildlife Tourism Association

Wild Scotland is Scotland's Wildlife and Nature-based Tour Operators' Association - a group of wildlife professionals who are all committed to delivering a first class wildlife-watching experience to their guests. Members provide a wide range of wildlife attractions and holidays throughout Scotland from birdwatching to whale-watching and from boat trips to land safaris. We have been involved in the association from its conception and have worked with Visit Scotland on the new accreditation scheme for the industry.


The air holidays and flights are ATOL Protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 4259. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.

  • Andujar and Tarifa -
          03 Oct - 10 Oct 2015 - 12 Places
  • Andujar -
          16 Feb - 20 Feb 2015 - 0 Places
          21 Feb - 25 Feb 2015 - 5 Places
  • Arizona and Grand Canyon -
          18 Apr - 02 May 2015 - 3 Places
  • Birds and Music -
          04 Jul - 11 Jul 2015 - 0 Places
  • British Columbia -
          12 Sep - 25 Sep 2015 - 0 Places
  • Bulgaria -
          23 May - 31 May 2015 - 4 Places
  • Costa Rica North -
          22 Feb - 09 Mar 2015 - 0 Places
  • Cyprus -
          08 Apr - 15 Apr 2015 - 10 Places
  • Ebro Delta -
          02 Feb - 07 Feb 2015 - 5 Places
  • Estonia Spring -
          10 May - 17 May 2015 - 0 Places
  • Ethiopia -
          20 Nov - 06 Dec 2015 - 10 Places
  • Extremadura -
          04 Apr - 11 Apr 2015 - 3 Places
  • Finland Bears -
          24 Jul - 31 Jul 2015 - 5 Places
  • Finland Aurora -
          19 Mar - 24 Mar 2015 - 0 Places
  • Gujarat -
          31 Jan - 12 Feb 2015 - 6 Places
  • Hungary Summer -
          25 Aug - 01 Sep 2015 - 9 Places
  • Jordan -
          04 Apr - 15 Apr 2015 - 6 Places
  • Namibia -
          25 Jul - 08 Aug 2015 - 4 Places
  • New England -
          09 May - 20 May 2015 - 7 Places
  • New Mexico -
          28 Nov - 09 Dec 2015 - 12 Places
  • Pyrenees -
          30 May - 06 Jun 2015 - 4 Places
  • Sichuan and Tibetan Plateau -
          06 Jun - 23 Jun 2015 - 1 Places
  • Spanish Carnivores -
          29 Aug - 05 Sep 2015 - 1 Places
  • Yellowstone in Autumn -
          12 Sep - 26 Sep 2015 - 0 Places
  • Yellowstone in Spring -
          06 Jun - 20 Jun 2015 - 4 Places