Get closer to nature with a walk on the wild side. From epic safaris across several countries in Africa to sealion spotting in the Galapagos Islands, and guided walks through the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica, alive with bird song and frog chorus, these are the trips that let you experience the natural wonders of our planet in an unobtrusive, intimate way. Though our broad range of animal spotting, bird-watching and wild flower treks aren’t specialist wildlife holidays, on these walking holidays you’ll be exploring on foot with the emphasis on the incredible plants, birds and animals in a destination. Some holidays will have naturalist guides, while others will be led by non-specialist leaders with a passion for the natural world.
Seasonal flower displays
Perhaps you want to seek out spring blossom and summer wildflower blooms across Europe? In Portugal you’ll meander among forests of cork and oak trees through flower-filled meadows; you’ll find fragrant wildflower meadows, wild oregano and asparagus along the banks of crystal clear rivers in the Algarve, and uncover Ginger Lilies, Dragon Trees and giant Echiums among the giant ferns and heathers on the Azores. Vibrant displays of Hydrangeas and Rhododendrons are breathtaking in the right season. The riot of spring flowers on the Mani Peninsula provide a dramatic backdrop to some spectacular ancient sites, while cable cars will whisk you into the mountains of the Alps to explore grassy ridges and seek out Alpine flower meadows. Alternatively, enjoy an unhurried exploration of a stunning private or public garden, accompanied by a botanist or keen gardener.