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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  - INDIA  - NAMIBIABRAZIL  -  CHILE  - GUYANA  -  PERU  -  BELIZE - PANAMA - PAPUA NEW GUINEA


 

The Reefs, Ruins and Rainforests of Belize For Adventurous Families - With Nick Baker

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 nine-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. 

“Absolutely SUPERB. Nick’s knowledge, expertise and attitude was fantastic as well as the fact that he is just a lovely all-round chap and very approachable.” Mr J C

“Nick Baker was staggeringly well informed about all of the flora and fauna and was also very caring of the individual members of the group.” Miss C K

“Thanks for one of the best of many trips we have been on all over the world. The group gelled very well and new lifelong friendships have been made.” Dr J K

“Nick worked hard to make sure we saw as much as possible, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.” Mrs S P

“Nick Baker is a great tour leader - we booked because of him.” Mrs S K

“I’d book a tour with Nick any day.” Mr M B

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

14 Days

06/08/2016 £3,645

£1,993

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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

2016 TOUR NOW FULL...  PLEASE CONTACT US TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR 2017.

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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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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 01/10/2016 £3,935 £695

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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 £470

Maximum 14 participants

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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 13/08/2016 £2,935 £350


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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 £895

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 28/02/2016 £3,565 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 20/03/2016 £3,565 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 03/04/2016 £3,565 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 24/04/2016 £3,565 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 15/05/2016 £3,565 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 29/05/2016 £3,565 £476
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 12/06/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 26/06/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 10/07/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 24/07/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 28/08/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 04/09/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 18/09/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 09/10/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 23/10/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 13/11/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 04/12/2016 £3,698 £528
Ultimate Namibia Wildlife & Landscapes 14 Days 18/12/2016 £3,698 £528

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: £886 per person (£290 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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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 10/06/2016 £3,870 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 06/07/2016 £4,070 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 10/07/2016 £4,070 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 31/07/2016 £4,070 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 10/08/2016 £4,070 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 24/08/2016 £3,870 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 04/09/2016 £3,870 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 14/09/2016 £3,870 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 23/09/2016 £3,870 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 11/10/2016 £3,870 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 19/10/2016 £3,870 £445
Quest for the Jaguars of Brazil 9 Days 04/11/2016 £3,870 £445

 

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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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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 16 Days 13/02/2016 £3,580 £455
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 16 Days 19/03/2016 £3,580 £455
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 16 Days 09/04/2016 £3,580 £455
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 16 Days 07/05/2016 £3,580 £455
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 16 Days 13/08/2106 £3,580 £455
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 16 Days 03/09/2016 £3,580 £455
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 16 Days 08/10/2016 £3,580 £455
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 16 Days 19/11/2016 £3,580 £455
In Search of the Giants of Guyana 16 Days 10/12/2016 £3,580 £455

*Note: Prices do not include international flights. Please contact us for International flight prices.

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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 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 01/04/2016 £3,000 £415
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 01/07/2016 £2,880 £415
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 05/08/2016 £3,040 £415
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 21/10/2016 £3,140 £415
Panama at its Very Best 11 Days 02/12/2016 £3,080 £415


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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 stay 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  11/08/2016 £8,735 £1110  
Vista Mount Hagen Show Tour of Papua New Guinea  16 Days  08/08/2017 £8,872 £795  

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Mount Hagen Panorama Show Tour

The Panorama Papua New Guniea Highlights GroupShow is a fully escorted program that 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 better place to see so many gathered in one place

Recently added there is a visit to Lake Murray to see remote fishing village communities and explore the bird-filled rainforests of the lowlands.  The program also includes a stay aboard the Sepik Spirit  as well as Karawari Lodge on the Karawari River and 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
16 Days 17/08/2016 £8,654 £915  
Mount Hagen Panorama Show Tour 17 Days 16/08/2017 £9,289 £985  

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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 a two night stay at Karawari Lodge in the Sepik region, two nights at Lake Murray Lodge and two nights at Ambua Lodge in Tari. Accommodation during 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

13 Days

16/08/2017

   £8,584     £985

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Tumbuna Adventure Show Tour of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guniea Highlights Group

Tumbuna is the Tok Pisin word for ancestors. "Taim Bilong Tumbuna" refers to the time before the white-man came, being the ways of the ancestors.   The highlight of this program will be attendance at the Tumbuna Sing Sing -  a small and intimate cultural show allowing attendees to interact with performers.  The Tumbuna Sing Sing  offers a unique opportunity to witness the ways of the Tumbuna, as well as meet and listen to stories first hand from the tribal elders about the Taim Bilong Tumbuna.

The programe includes a three night stay at Karawari Lodge in the Sepik region as well as three nights at the wonderful Ambua lodge in Tari.  Accommodation for the Tumbuna show will be at the Highlander Hotel in Mount Hagen. 

 

Tour Name Duration  
Departure    
Adult Price  
Single Supp.  
Tumbuna Adventure Show Tour of Papua New Guinea
14 Days 15/05/2017 £6,879 £1,295  

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