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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):

MADAGASCAR  -  SRI LANKA  -  NAMIBIAMEXICOBRAZIL  -  CHILE  - GUYANA  -  PERU  -  BELIZE  - COSTA RICA - PANAMA - PAPUA NEW GUINEA


 

Wild India’s Hidden Gems With Martin Hughes-Games

Martin Hughes Games India TourJoin Zoologist, TV producer and BBC Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games to experience four of the most rewarding, yet least-visited, wildlife parks in India: Kaziranga, famed for Indian one-horned rhinoceros; Satpura for sloth bears, leopards and wild dogs; the two incredible tiger parks of Pench and Tadoba. 

These parks will astound you with their breadth of fauna and flora, leaving an indelible impression of the wildlife wealth of northern India. With a maximum of only twelve guests, this exceptional group tour should not be missed.

 

 

Some of the feedback from our 2015 group:

“Martin was a great host, friendly and helpful”

“Rhino, Tigers, Leopard, Sloth Bear and so many birds”

“I loved every minute of the trip”

“Fantastic range of wildlife sightings”

“Martin and the local guide were very entertaining, absolutely brilliant - they really clicked, good humour and banter. ”

“A wonderful holiday from start to finish.”

Tour Name Duration    
Departure    
Adult Price Single Supp.
India’s Hidden Gems With Martin Hughes-Games

17 Days

04/02/2016  £5,490

£720

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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

A Fabulous Costa Rica Holiday With Nick Baker and His Family

14 Days

02/08/2015 £3,756

£2,860

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Madagascar Overland Encounters

Madagascar Overland GroupEver-popular and offering great value, this overland journey takes you from the Hauts Plateaux through diverse scenery and tribal homelands to the dry spiny forests of the south west, where you will be among the first to enjoy one of Madagascar’s newest national parks, Tsimanampetsotsa. It is a real treat, with blind cave fish, ancient baobabs, wild ring tail lemurs, rare bird-life and a huge flamingo lagoon to boot. A good combination of culture and natural history, you will understand why it is our most popular group to join.

Tour Name Duration   
Departure    
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
Madagascar Overland Encounters 16 Days 03/10/2015 £3,935 £695

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Madagascar's Magnificent Wildlife & Landscapes

Offering exceedingly good value, this classic overland group trip takes in some of Madagascar’s most spectacular scenery and rewarding wildlife reserves, including Perinet-Mandadia, Ranomafana and Isalo National Parks. Plentiful sightings of beguiling lemurs, rare birds, mysterious chameleons, gorgeous geckos and more await you on exciting guided nature walks. Furthermore, you will gain a fascinating insight into the lives of many of the tribes when travelling through towns and villages from the Hauts Plateaux to Tulear in the far southwest. Your charmingly capable Malagasy group leader will enrich your experience with his deep knowledge and love for all aspects of his magnificent country and its unique wildlife.

If time allows, treat yourself to a pre- or 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. We would be delighted to discuss the many enticing options with you.
 

Tour Name Duration   
Departure    
Adult Price    Single Supp.
Madagascar's Magnificent Wildlife & Landscapes 12 Days 15/08/2015 £2,885 £350


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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: Three nights by the beach is already included in the group tour at the wonderful Eden Lodge, but it is no problem to add more (you deserve it after all!).

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  14 Days 12/09/2015 £3,835 £775

Main Tour: Minimum 4 and Maximum 10 participants.

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MADAGASCAR'S ANNULAR ECLIPSE AND UNIQUE WILDLIFE

Chile puma group

This fabulous wildlife group tour has been specially timed to coincide with the 2016 annular eclipse, visible in Madagascar on 01st September 2016.

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon is positioned in the centre of the sun, leaving only the sun's outer edges visible. This creates the appearance of a spectacular ring of fire, or annulus, around the moon’s silhouette.

The adventure begins with the famous rainforest reserves of Perinet (aka Andasibe or Analamazaotra National Park) and Mantadia for our first special lemur encounters including the largest lemur, the tail-less Indri whose eerie territorial cry can be heard throughout the forest.

From here we travel to the northwest to explore the wildlife-rich tropical dry deciduous forest and lake of Ampijoroa (aka Ankarafantsika) home to Nile crocodiles, rare Madagascar fish eagles, beautiful Coquerel’s sifakas and many other lemurs, chameleons, and endemic birds.

The final location will be the beautiful Anjanojano peninsula on the very far northwest coast with its doorstep snorkelling with turtles, excellent birding and many lemurs including a chance to see the fascinating and elusive aye aye.

Tour Name      Duration   
Departure   
Adult Price
Single Supp.
Madagascar's Annular Eclipse and Unique wildlife 14 Days 25/08/2016 £4,296 £1,080

Maximum 14 participants.


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The Rainforests, Wildlife and Great Whales of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka blue whale snorkellingThis 17 day group tour focuses on the wildlife highlights of this Indian Ocean island including elephants, leopards, sloth bears, buffalo and hundreds of species of birds. The tour’s marine highlight is the great whales found off the east coast near Trincomalee and with luck there will be an opportunity to snorkel with Bryde’s , sperm and blue whales. All of this amazing wildlife will be enjoyed in the company of one of Sri Lanka’s most eminent naturalists.

 

Tour Name Duration     
Departure     
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
The Rainforests, Wildlife and Great Whales of Sri Lanka
17 Days 14/03/2016 £4996 £1789

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 13 Days 11/07/2015 £3,895 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 13 Days 25/07/2015 £3,895 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 13 Days 08/08/2015 £3,895 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 13 Days 22/08/2015 £3,895 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 13 Days 12/09/2015 £3,895 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 13 Days 26/09/2015 £3,895 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 13 Days 10/10/2015 £3,895 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 13 Days 07/11/2015 £3,895 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 13 Days 14/11/2015 £3,895 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 13 Days 19/12/2015 £3,895 £476

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: £685 per person (£240 Single Room Supplement). 

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

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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. ONE PLACE REMAINING!

 


 

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 30/05/2015 SOLD OUT
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 10/06/2015 SOLD OUT
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 03/07/2015 SOLD OUT
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 24/07/2015 £3,995 £430
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 03/08/2015 SOLD OUT
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 22/08/2015 SOLD OUT
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil*** 9 Days 06/09/2015 SOLD OUT
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 18/09/2015 SOLD OUT
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 04/10/2015 £3,805 £430
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 15/10/2015 £3,805 £430

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

SOME DATES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE DEPARTURES. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
 

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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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Patagonia Puma Tracking - Wildlife Photo Adventure

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 Puma Tracking 10 days 12/10/15 £3,610 £885
Patagonia Puma Tracking 10 days 07/11/15 £3,610 £885
Patagonia Puma Tracking 10 days 02/01/16 £3,660 £885
Patagonia Puma Tracking 10 days 01/03/16 £3,660 £885
Patagonia Puma Tracking 10 days 28/03/16 £3,660 £885


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Mexico's magnificent wildlife migrations with Nick Baker

Mexico monarch butterflies and Baja California tourThis exceptional group itinerary covers two of the world’s greatest wildlife migrations in depth – those of the monarch butterflies and grey whales. See them both in Mexico in the company of personable biologist and photographer Nick Baker (of BBC2’s Springwatch) and a group of like-minded people.
 

 

 

Tour Name Duration  
Departure    
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
Mexico's Magnificent Wildlife Migrations with Nick Baker
14 Days 30/01/2016 £5,626 £790

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Peru's Amazing Manu Biosphere with Nick Baker

Mexico monarch butterflies and Baja California tourThis exceptional small group tour explores the rich forests of Peru’s Manu region – an area whose biodiversity (according to UNESCO) “exceeds that of any other place on Earth” – in the company of BBC TV presenter Nick Baker and a small group of like-minded people.


 

 

 

Tour Name Duration  
Departure    
Adult Price   
Single Supp.
Peru's Amazing Manu Biosphere with Nick Baker
16 Days 17/09/2016 £5,585 £870

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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 06/03/2015 £4,396 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 17/04/2015 £4,396 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 15/05/2015 £4,396 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 31/07/2015 £4,396 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 04/09/2105 £4,396 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 02/10/2015 £4,396 £454
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 17 Days 20/11/2015 £4,396 £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 9 Days 12/07/2015 £2,288 £400
Panama Canal Centennial 9 Days 09/08/2015 £2,348 £400
Panama Canal Centennial 9 Days 13/12/2015 £2,348 £400
Panama Canal Centennial 9 Days 10/01/2016 £2,303 £425
Panama Canal Centennial 9 Days 14/02/2016 £2,303 £425
Panama Canal Centennial 9 Days 10/04/2016 £2,303 £425
Panama Canal Centennial 9 Days 12/06/2016 £2,303 £425
Panama Canal Centennial 9 Days 14/08//2016 £2,348 £425

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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 20/02/2015 £3,000 £375
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 20/03/2015 £2,880 £375
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 19/06/2015 £3,040 £375
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 17/07/2015 £3,140 £375
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 14/08/2015 £3,080 £375
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 25/12/2015 £3,140 £375


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Vista Mount Hagen Show Tour of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guniea Highlights Group
The Vista is a fully escorted program that provides a stunning view of Papua New Guinea. The journey begins with the stunning vista of Ambua Lodge, overlooking the Tari Valley, home of the huli.  Then fly to the Sepik River and stya aboard the  MV Sepik Spirit, the perfect way to discover a rarely visited corner of the globe. After the cruise, relax at Karawari Lodge, which is located in the Sepik Region. From there, fly to the Western Highlands for the highlight of the program, the spectacular Mount Hagen Show, providing an incredible vista of cultures from all over Papua New Guinea. in a land of nearly 800 languages, there is no better place to see so many gathered in one place.

Tour Name Duration
Departure      
Adult Price   
Single Supp. 
 
Vista Mount Hagen Show Tour of Papua New Guinea
16 Days  04/08/2015 £8,525 £750  

 

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Mount Hagen Panorama Show Tour

The Panorama Papua New Guniea Highlights GroupShow 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 a night at Karawari  Lodge and  two 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 12/08/2015 £8,170 £615  

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Mount Hagen Discoverer Show Tour of Papua New Guinea

Morombe GroupThe Discoverer program, provides a unique opportunity to discover the culture and ecosystems of the worlds second largest island - New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is a veritable smoorgasbord  of colour, culture and excitement.  The highlight of the Discoverer program is attendance at the famous Mount Hagen Cultural Show, a world famous cultural gathering of many of the opulently decorated cultural groups of this incredibly diverse land.

The program includes three nights stay at karawari in the Sepik region and three nights in Tari / Ambua Lodge. Accommodation on the Mount Hagen  Cultural show  weekend is at Rondon Ridge.

 

Tour Name Duration Departure Adult Price Single Supp.
Mount Hagen Discoverer Show Tour of Papua New Guinea 14 Days

12/08/2015

   £6,880     £795

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Goroka Highlands Journey Show Tour of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guniea Highlights Group Held in September every year,  the Goroka Show is famous for its dazzling array of singsing groups, showcasing some of the many cultures of Papua New guinea  - the Goroka Show is a cultural event not be missed.

This tour begins with a stay at Ambua lodge in the Tari Valley, home of the flamboyant Huli, a colourful and proud people still largely living as their ancestors did. Next, visit Karawari Lodge, perched on a ridge overlooking the Karawari River. From Karawari, fly to Mount Hagen, spending three night at the resplendent Rondon Ridge in a valley that was unknown to the outside world until 70 years ago.  You will have daily flights to Goroka to attend the two days famous Goroka Cultural Show

 

Tour Name Duration  
Departure    
Adult Price  
Single Supp.  
Goroka Highlands Journey Tour of Papua New Guinea
12 Days 04/09/2015 £6,695 £725  

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