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Escorted Small Group Tours and Set Departures

Wildlife Group ToursReef and Rainforest Tours offers a varied programme of escorted wildlife small group tours and set departures to several fabulous wildlife destinations, with a wide choice of departure dates and low minimum and maximum participants.  Our expert tour leaders and carefully designed group itineraries will appeal to all those with a love of adventure, nature, wildlife and photography. The escorted groups are suitable for all who appreciate the camaraderie and dynamics which come of shared experiences with like-minded people. We will gladly arrange for solo group members to share accommodation with a member of the same sex whenever possible if desired. Single supplements are given for those accommodated in single rooms.

The emphasis of our group tours is on general wildlife – very attractive to those with an appreciation for all aspects of the natural world. We can also arrange pre- or post-tour extensions for those wishing to lengthen their holiday, perhaps with some time by the beach or for diving and snorkelling. Please click on the links below for further details of each wildlife group tour and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you require any additional information.

 


FEATURED COUNTRIES (please click on a specific country or scroll down the page for details):

SRI LANKA  -  MADAGASCAR  -  NAMIBIA  -  BRAZILCHILE  -  GUYANA  -  BELIZE  - COSTA RICA - PANAMA -


PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 


Madagascar Wildlife Watch with Nick Baker

Nick Baker Wildlife WatchIn love with the natural world since early childhood, Nick has a rare gift – his ability to impart his passion for wildlife effectively to others. That gift has led to his considerable success as a writer, television presenter and tour leader.

Being a trained biologist who has visited The Big Red Island on a number of past occasions, Nick understands and can explain the natural history of various species in detail, providing greater insight into the enthralling world that is wild Madagascar.

We are supremely confident that, given Nick’s considerable skills, passion for all things wild and his friendly and considerate nature, he will prove to be one of our clients’ favourite group leaders for years to come.

Tour Name Duration     
Departure     
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
Madagascar Wildlife Watch
16 Days 02/09/2014 £4745 £655

Minimum 4 and Maximum 10 participants.

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The Reefs, Ruins and Rainforests of Belize For Adventurous Families

Nick Baker Reef and Rainforest TourNick Baker combines his training as a biologist with his ability effectively to impart his passion for wildlife to others: a gift that has led to his considerable success as a natural history writer, television presenter and tour leader. In love with the natural world since early childhood, Nick perceives perfectly what makes wildlife so fascinating for children (and their parents, too).

Ably assisted by his wife, Ceri, and their eight-year-old daughter, Elvie, Nick will lead you and your family on a family adventure like no other. First, you venture into the wild interior of Belize to visit Maya ruins, explore wild rivers, ride zip lines through rainforest canopies, canoe in limestone caves and marvel at the diverse flora and fauna. Next, sail out to the sunny barrier reef for a six-night stay on a lovely coral caye (island) to enjoy snorkelling, boating, swimming, kayaking and learning about tropical marine ecology.

This thrilling combination of reefs, rainforests, ruins, rivers, caves and coral cayes will create a family holiday to remember for ever.  SORRY, TOUR NOW FULL.

Tour Name Duration    
Departure    
Adult Price Child Price From
The Reefs, Ruins and Rainforests of Belize for Adventurous Families

14 Days

16/08/2014 £2,996

£2,185

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A Fabulous Costa Rica Holiday With Nick Baker and His Family

Join the BBC's Nick Baker and his wife and daughter on this fabulous family group tour to Costa Rica, and discover why it's such an ideal destination for those who love wildlife and nature. Nick, a biologist and TV presenter, will reveal egg-laying turtles, sloths, monkeys, crocodiles and hundreds of colourful birds while visiting Caribbean and Pacific beaches and inland volcanoes and rainforests. You can enjoy swiming, zip lining, canopy walkways, kayaking on jungle rivers, learning to surf, bathing in thermal springs, even white water rafting: there's plenty to keep you and your family occupied. Please call for more details.

Tour Name Duration    
Departure    
Adult Price Child Price From
A Fabulous Costa Rica Holiday With Nick Baker and His Family

14 Days

02/08/2015 £3,595

£2,586

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Madagascar's Magnificent Wildlife & Landscapes

This classic route takes in some of Madagascar’s most magnificent wildlife reserves and scenic beauty (including Andasibe-Mandadia - aka Perinet, Ranomafana and Isalo National Parks).  Plentiful sightings of lemurs, birds, chameleons, geckos and more await you on nature walks. You will also gain a fascinating insight into the lives of the friendly people of Madagascar whilst travelling through towns and villages on the Hauts Plateaux.  Your charming leader will enrich your experiences with his deep knowledge and love for all aspects of his country.

If time allows why not treat yourself to a post-tour extension to one of Madagascar’s fabulous Indian Ocean beaches or another wildlife reserve - or indeed combine with a safari in South Africa or diving in Mozambique? We would be delighted to discuss the options with you.

 

Tour Name Duration   
Departure    
Adult Price    Single Supp.
Madagascar's Magnificent Wildlife & Landscapes 11 Days 11/05/2014 £2,795 £395
Madagascar's Magnificent Wildlife & Landscapes 11 Days 27/07/2014 £3,190 £395
Madagascar's Magnificent Wildlife & Landscapes 12 Days* 20/09/2014* £2,925* £455*
Madagascar's Magnificent Wildlife & Landscapes 12 Days* 04/10/2014* £2,925* £455*


2014 Full Tour Description (PDF file)

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*NB: Please note the 20th September 2014 and 04 October 2014 departures are one day longer than the other departures, adding one night in Isalo (due to Air France schedules)

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Madagascar's Natural Wonders

Madagascar Group TourAppealing to those with an adventurous spirit, this exciting itinerary aims to discover some of Madagascar’s most weird and wonderful animals.  We will experience rainforest, tropical dry deciduous forest, tsingy pinnacles and sweeping Indian Ocean beaches. We will search for the world’s largest and smallest species of lemur and chameleon (and many in between!) as well as expertly camouflaged leaf-tailed geckos, vivid and beautiful day geckos and birds.

Beach Extension: A night by the beach is already included in the group tour at L'Heure Bleue in a Deluxe Bungalow, but it is no problem to add more (you deserve it after all!). The suggested extension adds another two nights at the same beach hotel used in the main tour.

NB: Please note there are many lodges to choose from on Nosy Be and surrounding islands (Tsarabanjina, Komba, Sakatia, Iranja as well as Eden Lodge etc) and we would be happy to discuss and arrange alternatives for an extension of any length if you wish, including to additional wildlife reserves if desired.

Tour Name Duration   
Departure    
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
Madagascar's Natural Wonders  12 Days 20/09/2014 £3,255 £450
Beach extension at L'Heure Bleue (Deluxe Bungalow) 2 Days 30/09/2014 £150 £130
Madagascar's Natural Wonders  12 Days 11/10/2014 £3,255 £450
Beach extension at L'Heure Bleue (Deluxe Bungalow) 2 Days 21/10/2014 £150 £130

Main Tour: Minimum 4 and Maximum 10 participants.

Extension: No minimum numbers. Please note, the price of the post-tour extension is based on booking it in conjunction with the main tour.

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Madagascar's Wildlife and Whales

Madagascar Group Tour Wildlife & WhalesAn overland trip of exceptional variety and scope, timed to coincide with the migration of an estimated 7000 humpback whales to Madagascar where they congregate to breed and calve.

The adventure begins with walks in the famous rainforest reserve of Analamazaotra (Andasibe-Mantadia National Park) for our first special lemur encounters, home to the  Indri. Then to the rainforested hills of Ranomafana National Park.  We then cross the vast Horombe plain, to the Isalo massif for rewarding walks in this strange landscape, full of endemic species stunning vistas and natural pools for swimming.

End at the tropical island of Ile Sainte Marie for a chance to relax at the beach and admire the acrobatics of Humpback Whales.


 

Tour Name Duration      Departure         Adult Price       Single Supp
Madagascar Wildlife & Whales           
17 Days 05/07/2014 £3680 £495

Minimum 4 and Maximum 10 participants.

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Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes

Namibia Wildlife Group TourNamibia, is world-renowned for its breath-taking scenic beauty, endless horizons, towering dunes, the tales of survival and adventure along the wild Skeleton Coast, diverse and fascinating peoples and its desert-adapted wildlife living against a wonderfully photogenic backdrop.

This superb tour incorporates the scenic and wildlife highlights of Namibia. Your experience will be further enhanced by your guide who will add a deeper insight into the flora, fauna, geology and fascinating cultures of this magnificent country, to be enjoyed with a small group of like-minded travellers.

The itinerary is suitable for everyone with a love of nature and we’re confident you will come away spellbound by Namibia’s great wilderness.

Tour Name Duration   
Departure    
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 15/03/2014 £3,375 £385
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 12/04/2014 £3,375 £385
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 17/05/2014 £3,375 £385
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 14/06/2014 £3,630 £410
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 12/07/2014 £3,630 £410
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 09/08/2014 £3,630 £410
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 13/09/2014 £3,630 £410
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 11/10/2014 £3,630 £410
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 08/11/2014 £3,630 £410
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 20/12/2014 £3,630 £410

NB: Prices are based on flight fares at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote.

Post-Tour Extension: 2 nights at Okonjima: £660 per person (£210 Single Room Supplement). 

Please note the price of the extension is based on booking it in conjunction with the main group tour.

2014 Full Tour Description (PDF file)

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The Wildlife of Brazil With Nick Baker

Nick Baker Brazil Wildlife TourWith its vast Amazonian rainforest, wide savannahs and wildlife-rich Pantanal, Brazil is a natural history destination like no other in South America. This exceptional tour visits all three of Brazil’s major ecosystems, in the company of the BBC’S affable and knowledgeable Nick Baker and a group of like-minded people.

 


 

Tour Name Duration     
Departure     
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
The Wildlife of Brazil
14 Days 13/09/2015 £5678 £555

Minimum 8 and Maximum 12 participants.

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Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil

Brazil Jaguar GroupThe jaguar is one of the most elusive big cats and one which few people have the privilege of seeing. However, Reef and Rainforest Tours are now pleased to announce a group tour where sightings of jaguars are virtually guaranteed.

Read about Mail on Sunday journalist Vivien Creegor's jaguar watching experience here.  

 

 

 

Tour Name Duration     
Departure     
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 30/05/2014 £3,476
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 29/06/2014 World Cup - Contact for price
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 07/07/2014 World Cup - Contact for price
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 24/07/2014 Sold out
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 29/07/2014 £3,648 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 31/07/2014 £3,648 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 02/08/2014 £3,648 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 06/08/2014 £3,648 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 24/08/2014 Sold out  
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil** 9 Days 26/08/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil*** 9 Days 03/09/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 24/09/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 27/09/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 01/10/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 05/10/2014 £3,476

£395

Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 14/10/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 17/10/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 24/10/2014 Sold out  
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 01/11/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 04/11/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 10/11/2014 £3,476 £395
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 16/11/2014 £3,476 £395

 

*This tour spends the last night at the Hotel Mato Grosso.
**This tour spends the first and last nights at the Hotel Mato Grosso.
***This tour spends the first night at the Hotel Mato Grosso.

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Jaguars in Brazil - the Saturday Telegraph article.

Read about all the latest jaguar sightings on our Your News webpage.

See the Pantanal for yourself (note there have been changes to the accommodation since this film was made)...

 

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Quest for the Pumas of Chile

Chile puma groupThe puma is one of the most elusive and shy of the big cats. However, Reef and Rainforest are now pleased to offer a group tour where the chances of puma sightings are excellent. The key to the tour's success is that it visits a puma rich part of Chile's Torres del Paine National Park, accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide and national park guard puma tracker.  PLEASE NOTE: This tour can also be taken on a Tailor-Made basis.

 

 


Read about Telegraph journalist Nigel Richardson's puma watching experience in Torres del Paine National Park here.

Tour Name      Duration   
Departure   
Adult Price
Single Supp.
Quest for the Pumas of Chile 11 Days 01/03/2014 £3,890 £450
Quest for the Pumas of Chile 11 Days 12/04/2014 £3,890 £450
Quest for the Pumas of Chile 11 Days 18/10/2014 £3,890 £450
Quest for the Pumas of Chile 11 Days 15/11/2014 £4,080 £520
Quest for the Pumas of Chile 11 Days 28/02/2015 £4,080 £520
Quest for the Pumas of Chile 11 Days 11/04/2015 £4,080 £520

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Patagonia Photo Safari

Torres del Paine Photo SafariJoin local photo and wildlife professional Diego Araya as he explores the unique wildlife of Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. Accompanied by Diego and a team of fauna trackers each day discover and photograph the park’s geology, spectacular sunrises and sunsets and native flora and fauna, enjoying moments of intimacy with unique wildlife including the endangered huemul and the elusive puma, one of the world’s most enigmatic felines. Evenings are spent at the award winning EcoCamp Patagonia in its sustainable geodesic Suite Domes. PLEASE NOTE: This tour can also be taken on a Tailor-Made basis.


Read about Telegraph journalist Nigel Richardson's puma watching experience in Torres del Paine National Park here.

Tour Name      Duration   
Departure   
Adult Price
Single Supp.
Patagonia Photo Safari
10 Days 06/01/2014 £3,547 £685
Patagonia Photo Safari
10 Days 19/02/2014 £3,547 £685
Patagonia Photo Safari
10 Days 14/03/2014 £3,547 £685


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In Search of the Giants of Guyana

Guyana GroupThis group tour is all about giants: anteaters, otters, turtles, rodents, snakes, water lilies, fish – we could see the largest species of each of these in the little-visited land of Guyana, which also has the longest single-drop waterfall in the world. With an impressive number of departure dates and needing only two participants to run, we know this itinerary will be one of our most popular.

 

Tour Name Duration  
Departure 
Adult Price
Single Supp.
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 24/01/2014 £4,147 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 14/02/2014 £4,197 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 21/03/2014 £4,212 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 04/04/2014 £4,207 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 09/05/2014 £4,152 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 08/08/2014 £4,277 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 05/09/2014 £4,149 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 03/10/2014 £4,149 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 07/11/2014 £4,149 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 05/12/2014 £4,277 £454

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Panama Canal Centennial Tour

Panama Canal Centennial TourOne hundred years ago, on August 15, 1914, the SS Ancon made the first official ocean-to-ocean transit through the Panama Canal. Since 1914, more than 900,000 vessels have transited through the waterway bringing commerce, cultures and people from all corners of the world closer together. Join us for this centenary group tour in celebration of that momentous event one hundred years ago, and see the other natural and cultural attractions which together make Panama such a rewarding destination.

 

Tour Name Duration  
Departure    
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
Panama Canal Centennial
10 Days 14/06/2014 £2,245 £345
Panama Canal Centennial 10 Days 12/07/2014 £2,420 £345
Panama Canal Centennial 10 Days 09/08/2014 £2,493 £345
Panama Canal Centennial 10 Days 13/12/2014 £2,316 £345

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Panama at its very best

Panama GroupPanama, with its indigenous tribes, white sand islands, coral reefs, rainforests, cloud forests and national parks teeming with wildlife, is an extremely diverse natural history destination. In addition, there is the natural and historic legacy of the world famous canal. This escorted group itinerary reflects this diversity and encompasses all of the elements which make Panama so special – the very best of Panama.

 

 

Tour Name Duration  
Departure    
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 14/02/2014 £2,832 £450
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 21/03/2014 £2,832 £450
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 18/04/2014 £2,832 £450
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 25/07/2014 £3,027 £450
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 26/12/2014 £3,027 £450

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The Beautiful Birds of Panama

Panama Group

Panama possesses an astonishing array of bird species including five macaw species, the three-wattled bellbird, and the world-renowned resplendent quetzal. This group tour is an in-depth exploration of avian diversity across the isthmus, offering impressive and rewarding birdwatching opportunities, even for the most discerning birder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Name Duration  
Departure    
Adult Price 
Single Supp.
The Beautiful Birds of Panama
14 Days 11/01/2014 £3,082 £640
The Beautiful Birds of Panama 14 Days 10/02/2014 £3,012 £640
The Beautiful Birds of Panama 14 Days tbc £tbc £tbc

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The Extraordinary Avifauna of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guniea Birdwatching Group Our classic birdwatching tour of Papua New Guinea aims to reveal a plethora of extraordinary avian species found in a wide variety of locations and altitudes, especially the unique birds of paradise. These remarkable birds, considered the most beautiful in the world, are found only on New Guinea, the world's second largest island and its richest in avifauna. Ably guided by the self-taught Papuan ornithologist Max Pakao, our group should notch up an impressive list of birds of paradise - including Raggiana, Ribbon-tailed Astrapia and King of Saxony - as well as frogmouths, parrots and bowerbirds. Come and join us on this remarkable journey and enjoy the privilege of viewing some of Earth's most enthralling creatures.

Tour Name Duration  
Departure    
Adult Price  
Single Supp.  
The Extraordinary Avifauna of Papua New Guinea  19 Days 08/06/2014 £7,926 £1090  

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Mount Hagen Panorama Show Tour

Morombe Group The Panorama Show is a fully Escorted program tha provides a stunning view of Papua New Guinea. The journey begins with the spectacular Mount Hagen Cultural Show, providing an incredible vista of cultures from all over Papua New Guinea. in a land of nearly 800 languages, there is no betterplace to see so many gathered in one place

The program also includes three nights stay aboard the Sepik Spirit  as well as three nights at Ambua Lodge in the Tari Valley. All meals, transfers, tours with a professional escort throughout are included.

 

Tour Name Duration  
Departure    
Adult Price  
Single Supp.  
Mount Hagen Panorama Show Tour
14 Days 13/08/2014 £7,877 £590  

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