Wildlife holidays

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‘Crisp air and wildlife – fantastic’: readers’ top tips for UK winter outdoors activities
From watching grey seals and migratory birds to fossil hunting and cliff jumping, our tipsters share their coolest experiences

Guardian readers

10, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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On Yorkshire shores: dinosaurs, birds and beaches on a wild autumn tour
A car-free, off-season trip based on new itineraries for visitors reveals Jurassic period fossils, teeming seabirds, genteel villas, pubs and enormous beaches

Liz Boulter

09, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘A Yellowstone for Europe’: Romania’s ambition for a vast new wilderness reserve
A project to create Europe’s largest forested national park aims to protect 200,000 hectares of wilderness as well as boost ecotourism in support of local communities

Jane Dunford

22, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘We howled like wolves’: a running break in Scotland’s wild west
A new fitness and nature retreat in Argyll, two hours by train and ferry from Glasgow, ditches speed and calorie counts to let the countryside work its magic

Holly Tuppen

04, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s beautiful to be alone’: the joy and pain of life on a desert island
They are the stuff of dreams and nightmares – but what is it like to live on one? Here, four intrepid souls explain how they made a home in some of the most remote places on Earth

Emine Saner

07, Sep, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Albania: fears grow over environmental impact of new airport
A new airport and new routes may take pressure off creaking buses – but at what cost to a valuable wetland for flamingos and other birds?

Eibhlis Gale-Coleman

20, Jul, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Rewilding Portugal: the valley that waited 400 years for the cows to come home
Kickstarted by the reintroduction of an ancient breed of cattle, a rewilding project in northern Portugal’s Côa valley is enriching wildlife and community

Phoebe Smith

24, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘I feel the wing-draught of dozens of hummingbirds’: the wild beauty of Panama
The Central American country has incredible wildlife and biodiversity. Our writer explores its forest and meets the Indigenous people hoping to preserve it

Kevin Rushby

07, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The perfect blend: how coffee farms in Costa Rica are mixing wildlife, agriculture and tourism
A new crop of farming co-ops are finding ways to safely open up untouched landscapes and exotic wildlife to visitors – and grow superb coffee

Kevin Rushby

30, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Tourism is our only option’: the community banking on birding in north India
A new initiative in a Himalayan wildlife sanctuary is attracting birdwatchers and hikers to the remote foothills, and offering vulnerable villages a lifeline

Lorna Parkes

28, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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From orcas to hunting eagles: where to see the spectacular sights of Wild Isles
David Attenborough’s new documentary series celebrates Britain’s native fauna and flora. Here’s how to spot them for yourself

Stuart Kenny

12, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Bear-watching and beyond: six of the wildest adventure holidays in Europe
From donkey hikes in France to high plains drifting in the Swiss Alps, you don’t need to go long-haul to have a memorable encounter with nature

Phoebe Smith

25, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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