Ramblers Worldwide Holidays bird watching tours will delight casual birders and experienced enthusiasts alike
Flights of fancy with Ramblers Worldwide
Renowned as the specialist in guided walking adventures across the globe, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays offers an expansive range of bird watching tours to a number of exotic destinations, which include:
- Nepal - a two weeks, full board, walking and bird watching holiday in a truly fascinating country, where over 850 species of bird have been recorded. Highlights include, the Shivapuri National Park, near Kathmandu, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where one can see spiny babbler, minivets, laughing thrushes, leafbirds, paradise flycatchers, sunbirds and kalig pheasants. Dhampus, below the majestic peak of Machapuchare, is the perfect habitat for Asian barred owl, green magpie and various birds of prey. The Chitwan National Park is famed for its wildlife and is also where one can travel on elephant back to see brown fish owl, red headed trogon and the rare Bengal florican. The Koshi Tappie is where bird-watchers can see bitterns, storks, crakes, terns, kingfishers, the orange breasted green pigeon, Palla's fish eagle and red-necked falcon. Prices range from £3,120 pp, including return flights, full-board accommodation and a dedicated team leader (dep: 18th February 2014).
- Trinidad and Tobago - a thirteen days, two-centre bird watching and walking holiday on a pair of vibrant Caribbean islands offering the greatest diversity of birdlife in the West Indies. Highlights include, on Trinidad, while exploring mountain trails, lowlands, the Atlantic coast and forest tracks, a great opportunity to see red-bellied macaws, yellow-crowned parrots, heron, toucans and bearded bell birds, all with accompanying howler monkeys. After a day's walking in Tobago’s mountain rainforest and coastal trails, a glass bottomed boat whisks you to Little Tobago to view nesting seabirds, like the red-billed tropic birds and brown boobies. Prices from £2,560 pp, includes return flights, transfers, half-board accommodation, lunch at the AsaWright Nature Centre and the services of a dedicated leader (dep: 9th January 2014).
- Chile - a 19 days walking and birding adventure embracing some of the most diverse and exciting terrain on earth. Highlights include, a half-day boat trip on the Pacific's Humboldt Current looking for albatross, petrels, skuas and gulls. Chile's Lake District and the Puyehue National Park allow the sight of black throated huet-huet. The Straits of Magellan enable encounters with various species of duck, geese and seabirds, while Tierra del Fuego is the centre for albatross, petrels, king penguins (interspersed with Commerson's dolphins). The Otway Sound is perfect for visiting the Magellanic penguin rookery, while the spectacular Torres de Paine National Park is 'alive' with birdlife that includes torrent duck and guanaco. Prices from £4,865 pp, include return flights, transfers, full-board accommodation and the services of a dedicated leader (dep: 8th November 2013).
- Extremadura and Doñana - Southern Spain - a 9 days walking and bird-watching adventure spanning two of Europe's most fantastically diverse birding sites. The highlights include, Plasencia, Extremadura (close to the Monfragüe Park) and the Sierra de Gredos where one has the opportunity to see griffin, monk and Egyptian vultures, red and black kite and, with luck and a prevailing wind, the rare Spanish Imperial Eagle. At Trujillo, you can search for the great bustard and, further south, at El Rocio (gateway to the Doñana National Park) you would encounter greater flamingo, glossy ibis, cattle egret, spoonbill and very rare species like the black stork. Prices start from £1,265 pp, including half-board accommodation and the services of a dedicated leader (dep: from 15th March 2014).
Contact: www.ramblersholidays.co.uk Tel: 01707 33 11 33