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Welcome to
The Travelling Naturalist Online!

The Travelling Naturalist is a small, specialist tour operator, with a simple aim - to provide the most enjoyable guided wildlife holidays possible!

We follow the best traditions of field natural history, leading small groups of like-minded people in some of the best areas for wildlife that we know, and taking time to appreciate the natural history.

For more about our company and our style of tours click here.

Recommend a Friend - and you can both save £50!

If your friend then books for the first time with us, and you are named on their booking form, we'll say thanks by giving both you and your friend a £50 discount on your next holiday with us - and we'll repeat this for every new friend that books!
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New to our website? Start here!

  1. Read more about us and our style of tours in the 'about us' page.
  2. Keep up to date with recent developments with our latest newsletter.
  3. Got a destination in mind? See our Destination Map to see if we go there.
  4. Got dates in mind? See our Tour Calendar to find what tours go on your available dates.
  5. Each tour has a short and a long description. The long description is easily printable, so you can take it away to read at leisure.
  6. Don't hesitate to telephone or email us with any queries.
  7. Before booking please do read the UK Travel Advice and Health Information about your destination.
  8. Ready to book? Please read our Booking Information section.

See our Summer Special Newsletter
- with dates for all our 2015 tours!

In our website you can:

  • Sign up for our email newsletter. Just enter your email address in the box below, click "subscribe" and you'll be added to our mailing list.
    If you ever want to be taken off the list, email with "unsubscribe" in the title.

  • Browse through our programme of wildlife holidays and download detailed tour descriptions - go to our 'Wildlife Tour Calendar' or 'Wildlife Tour Destinations' for an index.

  • Book your holiday online. Please do read our 'Booking Conditions' carefully, read the 'How to Book' page, and then go straight to 'Booking Form'.

  • Search for any feature you are interested in, such as a particular destination, likely dates, target species or even a favourite leader! Just enter any key words in the box below and click the SEARCH button.



  • Download and read detailed trip reports for many of our holidays - click the ' trip report' link when it appears on a tour description.

  • Read about our Responsible Tourism Policy.
    For our Responsible Tourism Policy and Carbon Offset Scheme click here.
    We are holders of the AITO 3-star award for Responsible Tourism.

  • Contact us.
    Our office hours are 9am - 5 pm Monday - Friday

    The Travelling Naturalist
    PO Box 3141
    Dorchester
    Dorset
    DT1 2XD
    United Kingdom

    Tel: 01305 267994
    Fax: 01305 265506

    International
    Tel:+44-1305-267994
    Fax:+44-1305-265506

    email:


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