In Scotland, we think you will see far more with a Heatherlea guide/leader than under your own steam, and of course you can relax and enjoy yourself. From briefing on the first evening to round-up on the last, your guide plans the entire holiday, organising everything to suit wildlife, weather and your birding progress. Skilled birders and real ‘people people’, our guides have been birding and leading in Scotland for many years, and our in-house knowledge is unbeatable; your guide knows where the birds have been showing, and the best route to maximise your chances. We even have our own private estate where exclusive vehicle access means we can often watch Capercaillie from inside our minibus; hundreds of our guests have enjoyed sightings in this special place. Great personal care from our crack team earns us five stars from VisitScotland, the highest available rating, designated as ‘Exceptional’. Come and see how our guides make the difference!
Overseas, we have a reputation for being ‘less-intensive’, during itineraries planned carefully so you see memorable wildlife, whilst enjoying relaxed, informal days that are great fun. Our holidays are not ‘dawn to dusk’ expeditions, and each is run for guests who we consider friends as well as clients. That means rewarding and exciting days in the field with capable guide/leaders who really look after you, and good quality accommodation and meals, with a real flavour of the country we are visiting. We also employ the very best local agents, and use home-grown guides in many countries to make sure our birding and overall experience is the best we can achieve.
Heatherlea also do more than most before you fly. Where flights are included, a pre flight hotel the night before is generally also included. If your guide is travelling with you, they will meet you at check-in and will join you in the VIP Lounge (entry included) to help ensure you arrive at the departure gate relaxed and ready for your holiday. We also include a FREE bird guide with all holidays in the Americas/Africa/Asia!
Take a look at our team, our experience, background and qualifications. We don’t think you can do better than a Heatherlea guide.
Enjoy an excellent birding and wildlife holiday with Heatherlea.
Mainland Scotland’s FIRST ‘5-Star Wildlife Experience!’
HEATHERLEA GUIDING – it makes all the difference!