In addition to our programme of scheduled departure (small group) tours we are able to arrange private/custom birding and wildlife tours for individuals, couples or groups of any size to most of our group tour destinations. We also have a selection of itineraries on our website which are available as private/custom tours only - this is indicated in the info box on each tour page. Where an itinerary is available as a custom/private tour we've included indicative costs for 2 persons travelling together, with costs for other group sizes available on request.
Custom tours are ideal for those who prefer to travel alone, as a family, or as part of a group of friends or club/society members, for targeting specific species, for those wanting to travel at a slower (or faster!) pace, or to meet individual time/date constraints.
You might like to follow one of our itineraries to the letter, or use it as the basis for a tailormade tour incorporating other interests, such as butterflies or photography. We can also arrange custom extensions to any of our scheduled-departure tours if you’d like to add some extra days before or after your main trip.
How do I book?
1. Get in touch with us by email, phone or WhatsApp to talk to us about your travel plans. Let us know what you would like to do, and when, any particular species you would like to try to see or photograph, and any special requests. Whatever your requirements we'd be happy to help.
2. We will gladly offer our advice and suggestions and will put together an itinerary and quotation for your proposed tour which will be sent to you by email.
3. We'll give you time to read through the details, and will amend any part of the itinerary you wish, sending a revised quote if necessary.
4. Once you're happy with your tour you are ready to book by sending us your completed booking form together with your deposit payment (or full payment if less than 12 weeks before your tour start date).
Our top picks, by month
India - west: The Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat
Sri Lanka: Endemic Birds and Mammals
India - northeast: Assam Plains and the Eastern Himalayas
India - central : Tigers and Birds of the Central Highlands
USA - Colorado: Grouse Leks, the Rockies and Great Plains
Bhutan - Comprehensive Eastern Himalayas
India - north: Himalayas in Spring
India - northeast: Nagaland's Amur Falcon Migration
Bhutan - Himalayan Highlights and Black-necked Crane
India - South: The Western Ghats (& Andaman Is.)
Goa - Sunbirds, Sea-eagles and Sandplovers