If you’ve only a day or two to spare, or you’d like to see the wildlife of the Cairngorms but don’t know where to start, then a day out with one of our wildlife guides is just for you.
Our expert guides have a wealth of knowledge about the wildlife of Scotland.
Book your own guide and comfortable minibus for up to seven guests.
Target the species you want to see in the Cairngorms National Park and wider area.
Collection from your accommodation or location of your choice.
Combine this with an evening at our wildlife watching hide.
Ideal for families, small groups, couples or individuals.
Perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, retirement etc.
£195 Standard day if booked online (£250 if booked manually via our office) max 8 hours
£250 Extended day if booked online (£295 if booked manually via our office) max 10 hours
Actual time to be agreed between you and your guide (either day out includes transport for you and up to 6 companions)
Cairngorms National Park is home to some of our most iconic but elusive species of wildlife. Finding them in this vast and spectacular landscape can be a real challenge, especially if you have limited time or are unfamiliar with the area. Our expert local guides know the area intimately, so can take you to the best locations to help you find the species you’d most like to see.
They can help you identify those species, recognise different bird calls, show you how to use fieldcraft and read animal tracks and signs. They can tell you about the behaviour and general biology of the species that you find in the Highlands, but most of all they will ensure that you have an exciting, fulfilling and rewarding day out.
We can provide an itinerary that matches your specific wildlife wishes. Alternatively, if you’d just like to see a diverse range of Highland species, then leave that to us. On the day, we’ll judge the weather and decide where the wildlife can be found. In our comfortable 8-seater minibus we’ll take you through different habitats, to find the best wildlife. The day can include as much, or as little walking as you’d like.
Two or three days before your day out, your guide will contact you to discuss what you’d like to see and any specific requests that you may have.
They’ll also agree a start time with you. You’ll be collected from your accommodation in the Grantown-Aviemore-Kingussie area, or we can pick you up from an agreed location. Standard Days out last around eight hours (normally 9am-5pm) and extended days out last around ten hours, with an early start or later finish.
To help you choose the best day, we’ve given you our suggested itineraries, showing the habitat you’ll visit and some of the species that can be found there. These are our favourites, but if you’d like to do something different, then please email us and we would be very happy to advise.
If you’re staying outwith the Spey Valley, we can organise an exclusive day out, subject to mileage and guide availability and give you a specific price.
Speyside Wildlife has 29 years of experience in organising wildlife-watching day trips, tours and holidays within the UK and Overseas. We cater for a wide variety of wildlife-watchers, from the dedicated wildlife enthusiasts to those who simply wish to include some wildlife-watching as part of their holiday. We offer an Evening Mammal Watching Experience, Guided Days Out and all-inclusive holidays around the world.