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Tailor-made Holidays

Heatherlea have been organising birdwatching and wildlife holidays for individuals, small groups of friends, bird clubs, and other wildlife organisations for over 30 years. Our experienced and highly capable team of experts are on hand to discuss your individual requirements so we can create the best itinerary for you, whether in the UK or abroad. We always strive to bring you the most competitive prices, excellent local naturalist guides and seamless ground services. You may want to see certain species, stay in a specific lodge, or fly with a preferred airline. Whether you want to explore the unique wilderness of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, go on safari in Africa, or watch hummingbirds in Costa Rica, we can help create your perfect holiday.

In Scotland we can offer the unique option to book our hotel in the Scottish Highlands for exclusive use. Our guides are locally based, and their knowledge of the area is unrivalled giving you an exceptional experience. As we own our hotel here at Heatherlea, we can tailor-make your tour to suit your budget! Whether it is a weeklong natural history tour, or a short birding break, we can design a bespoke tour based around your requirements.

For overseas tours we have a dedicated team of ground agents across the globe that are skilled in providing the best possible itineraries. From the beautiful cloud forests of Ecuador, to watching Polar bears on the pack-ice in the high Arctic, our wildlife holidays offer you the opportunity to experience an incredible wildlife adventure.

Browse the itineraries on our website for inspiration and start planning your next adventure. You may want a different pace of holiday, an alternative itinerary to suit your needs, or a mixture of birding and culture. Whatever your requirements we can take the hassle away from your holiday organisation.

Complete financial protection
Every holiday we sell that includes a flight element is protected under our ATOL licence number 6113. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will ensure you are not stranded abroad and will refund any money you have paid to us for an advanced booking. Heatherlea also hold full Tour Operator Insurance for your added protection.

Who to contact

Our friendly office team are here to help you get started. Call or email us with your ideas and thoughts and we will help you plan your custom trip.

T: +44 (0) 1479 821248

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Sample Itineraries


Client Feedback

“Thanks for organising everything on our recent trip.  Everyone involved in the tour from the Mountview Hotel staff to our bird guide Toby was brilliant!”
– A Binns

“Thank you to you and your team for helping put this adventure together.  We had a blast! Your guides are the best. Our trip would not have been what it was without Mike and Scott. Highlights included the Dipper by the bridge early on, all the Curlews, and the male Yellowhammer what a surprise! The champagne moment was the Ring of Brodgar. I also loved the forest walk on the first day, and let’s face it, there were lots of good moments! The Noss boat trip, the walk to Hermaness NNR and the cliffs (& seabirds themselves!), definitely the best picnic spot of the week!" – J Stratto

"What a fantastic trip! The White-tailed and Golden Eagles, the Sparrowhawk outside the Mountview Hotel, Fingal’s cave – spectacular. The Highland Games were a great highlight too". - Ms S



About Heatherlea Holidays

Contact Information

The Mountview Hotel, Nethybridge,
PH25 3EB Scotland

T: +44(0)1479 821248