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Speyside Wildlife

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
  • Local Specialist
  • 1991
  • Grantown on Spey, Scotland
  • 2
Tour Types
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All good things come to those that wait! June 2018

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
All good things come to those that wait! Thanks to Kate for a great night at the hide last night. Apart for Roe and Red deer, and the wood mice, the Badger and Pine Marten families were going to the pub....honest!
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Extremely knowledgable March 2018

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We are just back from a fantastic 4 days at the Steading in Glen Feshie, where we were treated to a bonanza of wildlife at the hands of the extremely knowledgable and highly entertaining Duncan McDonald. An absolutely fabulous few days. Loved it! Thanks guys. We’ll be back!
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From Speyside Wildlife

Our holidays are just that - holidays. We’ll try to squeeze in as many exciting activities as we can, but still give you completely relaxed enjoyment, so that you can ‘switch off’ for the week. We pride ourselves on our high level of personal attention, but we won’t race around in pursuit of big lists. Our guides’ enthusiasm is infectious and whether you are a beginner or more experienced, young or old, we are happy to take time so you can enjoy the wildlife on a Speyside Wildlife experience to the full. Our office team makes sure everything runs smoothly before you arrive and our chefs at the Steading often get more praise than the wildlife and can tailor the meals to any specific requirements. Away from Speyside our holidays around Scotland and Overseas run to a very similar format. We try to find the most friendly, rural, good quality, family-run accommodation with ensuite facilities. For us, great food, accommodation with character and comfort and wildlife watching near at hand, are all vital ingredients in a successful Speyside Wildlife holiday.

You’ll find that you need little, if any, extra spending money (unless detailed), as our holidays are all inclusive - the price you see is the final price you pay and covers accommodation, meals, transport, boat and ferry costs and flights, as detailed with each destination. Not included are travel insurance, tips, expenditure for telephone calls, drinks etc at the accommodation, and items of a personal nature.

Why Speyside Wildlife

-- Speyside Wildlife is a one stop shop for wildlife watching experiences, offering evening wildlife watching, day trips, tailormade trips and fully inclusive holidays.

-- Speyside Wildlife is well established and have been offering fun and friendly wildlife guiding for over 20 years and has something for everyone, not just for experts.

-- Without question, Speyside Wildlife has some of the best guides in the UK and their enthusiasm for wildlife is infectious!

-- Speyside Wildlife has a robust Responsible Travel Policy.

-- At Speyside Wildlife we shall always treat you as an individual, not one of a crowd.

-- Enjoy the convenience of booking online with Speyside Wildlife and receive a discount too!

-- Speyside Wildlife is used frequently by the BBC, having appeared on Springwatch, The One Show and more.

-- Speyside Wildlife’s many repeat customers can’t be wrong. And we’re the choice of RSPB and Wildlife Trust groups too.

-- Based at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Speyside Wildlife is ideally placed to show you some of the UK’s best wildlife, with Osprey, Pine Marten and much more right on our doorstep.

-- Our Speyside base is easy to get to by train or plane – only 1½ hour flight from Luton or Gatwick.

-- Speyside Wildlife offers free train station and affordable airport pick ups.

-- Experience real tranquility at our comfortable ‘Steading’ accommodation based in Speyside. Wherever in the world we are, Speyside Wildlife is always on the look out for good quality, well placed accommodation.

-- Speyside Wildlife does not charge a single supplement at our ‘Steading’ accommodation in Speyside.

-- Speyside Wildlife has its very own evening wildlife watching hide for Pine Marten, Badger and more – and a visit is included on all our Speyside holidays!

-- With Speyside Wildlife you can enjoy wildlife all over the world without having to worry about the logistics!

-- Speyside Wildlife use local experts at many of our overseas destinations ensuring that you have access to the best naturalists available.

-- At Speyside Wildlife we keep our group sizes small, with a maximum of 12 guests and 2 guides.

-- Speyside Wildlife use comfortable, good quality, minibuses.

-- Our friendly and informative administrative team is available 5 days a week to answer all your queries.

-- We listen to you! Every year Speyside Wildlife’s holiday schedules are tailored around the destinations you tell us you’d like to visit.



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12 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 4,786


  • Visit, four nights next to Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
  • Explore to Incredible wildfowl numbers and eagles at Elephant Butte
  • Enjoy watching Desert wrens, sparrows and roadrunner
  • High altitude rarities: all three species of Rosy Finch
  • Spectacular White Sands National Monument
  • Winter birding at its best
8 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,300


  • Wildlife and birdwatching exploration including the Cairngorms, the Moray Firth, Dava Moor and Abernethy Forest
  • Accommodation at beautifully converted Steading at Ballintean

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