Welcome to Heatherlea, your natural destination for wildlife!

Birding & Wildlife Holidays in Scotland and Worldwide

 

Heatherlea are your natural choice! We specialise in friendly holidays to see birds and mammals in the wild. Our fully inclusive tours include comfortable en-suite hotel accommodation, all food, transport and the services of top quality experienced Leaders. Everything you need! Now booking for 2017 and 2018.

Latest Updates

SCOTLAND

Your search for the perfect Scottish wildlife holiday has found its target! We offer an unbeatable holiday choice throughout the year, based either from our own 3-star Hotel in the Cairngorms National Park, or directly on the fabulous Scottish islands. Heatherlea are the FIRST company on the Scottish mainland awarded five stars by visitScotland for our 'Wildlife Experience'. Our latest assessment is given below, confirming our 5-star status for the seventh consecutive year - a unique achievement. Don't forget a few other important benefits, including free collection service from Aviemore, free WIFI and free loan of exceptional Swarovski optics. 'Early Birder' prices are still available for many 2017 holidays in Mainland Scotland. We also offer shorter holidays, perfect for busy birders who want a 'dip' into Scottish birding. See our 'Birding Bites'  or 'Short Breaks' pages for information, and don't miss our special offers in Jan/Feb 2017!

STOP PRESS ....    NEW!  Our first holiday on the SCILLY ISLES is now available!

SCOTTISH ISLANDS

On the Scottish islands, our dedicated holidays are now filling for 2017 and we have many new itineraries including Unexplored Orkney, just released. Let Heatherlea be your Gateway to the Scottish Islands!

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THANK YOU to those who came to see us at BIRDFAIR! We very much enjoyed meeting friends old and new, and our 'Meet the Guides' sessions were great fun too!
 

'Exceptional'
VisitScotland

Our latest VisitScotland Assessment

'This is a long-established business, which continues to develop still further, and I found an excellent level of professionalism at all stages from booking to tour. This included the outstanding product knowledge and ability of the guides and the well-balanced itinerary.

After a very positive and friendly phone call with Fleur, and subsequently with Kevin, who called back swiftly as promised, I was able to join an existing week-long tour for a single day. The booking proceeded very smoothly and clearly at all stages.

I want to note the attention to detail, and that I was made suitably aware of the structure and duration of the tour, all necessary practical information, and excellent preliminary orientation, which is not always successfully delivered on tours of this type. Simple and obvious issues such as toilet stops and other timings are sometimes omitted in any pre-tour instructions. I received an excellent welcome from Emma on arrival, and a further more precise orientation of the day from Scott.

Tours of this nature obviously stand or fall according to the competence (in numerous abilities) of the guides, and both earned top scores. My driver/guide maintained an enthusiastic and encouraging attitude throughout, as well as the essential product knowledge, which was impressive in various fields beyond just birdwatching. The quite large, and quite varied group, on the two vans, were all successfully engaged with and well integrated.

I am pleased to be able to confirm a secure 5 Star award for Heatherlea'.
visitScotland, October 2016

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OVERSEAS 

Abroad, we offer non-intensive holidays packed with wildlife to give you a memorable experience and a flavour of the country we are visiting, backed by our own ATOL Licence for your protection.  We have a maximum of 12 clients per trip, offering you exceptional personal service.
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LATEST UPDATE
Take advantage by booking for SPAIN - Birding and Lynx, CAMARGUE, PORTUGAL,  EXTREMADURA, PO DELTA and VENICE, CROATIA, ESTONIA,  MALLORCA, and TRINIDAD, TOBAGO and ST LUCIA , all of which are guaranteed to run, and now filling or nearly full. NEW! Our short break in the EBRO DELTA is newly available.

Exciting new holidays to YELLOWSTONE for the 2017 solar eclipse and COSTA RICA - Classic Tour PLUS are now available. These unique holidays are already filling, and indeed only one place left in Costa Rica.

New trips to ECUADOR, ANDALUCIA and AUSTRIA have recently been published.
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WITH HEATHERLEA, YOU'RE A VIP! Where our overseas holidays include flights, we also include a complimentary airport hotel and lounge. Long-haul holidays also include the relevant birdwatching Field Guide.To benefit, book your next holiday with Heatherlea, the wildlife operator who gives you more! Read more here.

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Thank you for visiting Heatherlea today, we hope you enjoy our website.
There are daily updates, so please come back to see what's new, or
contact us directly for more about specific holidays.

Kevin, Caryl and the Heatherlea team
December 2016
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Contact Information

The Mountview Hotel, Nethybridge,
PH25 3EB Scotland

T: 01479 821248

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