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For a country so close to home, the diversity and beauty of Scotland’s wildlife is quite incredible. On a wildlife holiday in Scotland you can spot seals, dolphins, red squirrels, otters, eagles, puffins, red stags… the list goes on.

Set amongst the magical natural landscape, the brooding mountains and deep lochs, sweet-smelling pine forests and windswept, white-sand beaches, a wildlife holiday in Scotland can leave you feeling as deep in the wilderness as anywhere in Europe.

And with Not In The Guidebooks, you’ll be joining passionate, expert local guides who will give you the very best chance at spotting some of this majestic wildlife. Your host will also get you firmly off the beaten track, and add a local touch to your wildlife adventure holiday in Scotland that will make it truly unforgettable.

Wildlife Adventures in Scotland

Scotland is one of the last corners of real wilderness in the UK. Particularly in the north of the country, Scotland’s mighty mountain ranges, vast, open moorlands, rugged islands, deep lochs and dark pine forests provide refuge for a vast array of wildlife, some of which is particularly tricky to track down.

With expert local guides however, a wildlife holiday in Scotland with Not In The Guidebooks gives you the very best chance at spotting creatures such as dolphins, golden eagles, red deer, otters, seals, red squirrels and more, as you benefit from the local knowledge of these animals and their habitats.

Whether it’s a day experience to find the Scottish Big 5, or a week-long epic adventure of walks, whisky and wildlife, you’ll get off the beaten track in Scotland and discover more than just the animals that live here. You’ll get a real taste of authentic Scottish life in the Highlands, and head home having felt you’ve enjoyed a unique experience that wouldn’t have been possible without the services of a passionate, welcoming host.

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across Scotland, from the grace and poise of Edinburgh, all the way to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Scotland means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.