Why Choose Us

Reef & Rainforest is the United Kingdom’s premier specialist in tailor-made and group natural history tours to wild tropical destinations. We have been successfully operating since 1989, so you can be confident of our experience and ability to design and deliver your perfect wildlife holiday.

Below are ten additional compelling reasons why you should consider choosing Reef & Rainforest to arrange your next natural history holiday.

1. All our consultants have travelled extensively within their specialist destinations, invaluable when designing and facilitating your tailor-made tour. They do not work to targets or on commission, so you can be sure of impartial advice at all times and trust that your tour is designed entirely with your needs in mind.

2. We are tight-knit team of dedicated wildlife specialists who know where to find your favourite species, both above and below the water. Our consultants include trained zoologists and almost all are keen scuba divers and nature photographers: indeed, nearly all the wildlife and nature images on this website were taken by us.

3. We offer a friendly and personalised service: the same specialist consultant will normally oversee your tour from start to finish.

4. Our prices do not contain a travel agent commission element so are kept as low as possible, and usually include most meals, many excursions, flights and transfers, so you know practically how much your holiday will cost from the outset.

5. You can take comfort in the knowledge that your travels are directly benefiting some of the world’s most threatened ecosystems while helping local communities develop in a sustainable and environmentally non-destructive way.

6. We provide the best bilingual naturalist guides available, many catering to special interests such as birding or botany – just let us know your special interests.

7. We personally inspect hotels, resorts and lodges to ensure the highest standards are met and to enable perfect tailoring of accommodation to your particular tastes and interests.

8. Booking with us saves you valuable time and takes away hassle and uncertainty, leaving you relaxed and ready to enjoy your hard-earned holiday. We also provide in-depth destination information with each booking as well as the Vamoos App, which does not rely on internet access and gives full details of your trip.

9. Designing and organising a successful itinerary can be surprisingly complicated: what can seem straightforward often involves hidden pitfalls. We have over a quarter of a century of operating experience during which we have arranged hundreds of successful holidays, so you can be confident that your trip with Reef & Rainforest will run as smoothly as possible.

10. By booking with Reef & Rainforest you are covered by UK law and our ATOL license, ensuring your payments are fully protected. If booking directly with the destination, you will have no financial protection and scant legal options if anything goes awry.