Explore the Wilder Side of Scotland
Discover Scottish nature with expert naturalist guides, scout for wildlife including red deer, pine marten, river otters and sea eagles, and observe native reforestation work
See Abundant Marine Life on Private Boat Trips
View thriving seabird colonies in the Outer Hebrides, and cruise among prolific marine life, including dolphins and whales, along the Isle of Harris and Moray Firth
Ride the Jacobite Steam Train Through the Highlands
Enjoy first-class passage on this stunning 42-mile rail journey through glens, lochs and Britain's highest mountains, crossing the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct
See a Side of Scotland as Only Nat Hab Will Show You!
- Experience Scotland off the Crowded Tourist Track
Our exclusive itinerary takes you to remote places few experience, from Europe’s largest seabird rookeries to vast tracts of forest home to red deer and elusive Scottish wildcat, plus prehistoric and Celtic sites that reveal Scotland's ancient cultural history. Several private cruises in less-visited locales offer encounters with marine mammals and abundant seabirds. You won't find these destinations on standard Scottish tour routes!
- Travel with a Small Group for Intimate Nature Encounters
Unlike typical coach tours, our nature adventure is limited to just 12 guests. Our small group size allows exclusive access to secluded hikes and walks, privately chartered small boats, watching wildlife without disturbing it, and true serenity in nature. With our high guide-to-guest ratio, we can tailor daily activities to travelers’ personal interests and physical ability levels, impossible to do with a larger group.
- Stay in Small, Distinctive Accommodations
Our small group size allows us to choose authentic inns noted for their history, atmosphere and special locations near small villages and close to nature. No large, impersonal chain hotels for us!
- Private Dolphin-Watching Boat Trip
Rather than share a tour boat and crowded deck space with others, we charter a boat for a private cruise on Moray Firth to scout for the world's most northerly population of bottlenose dolphins, which usually come in with tide-like clockwork to feed and play in this area.
- Private Wildlife Cruises Off the Isle of Lewis & Knoydart Peninsula
Two more private chartered boat excursions provide opportunities to look for abundant marine life and drink in the rugged scenery of the Outer Hebrides and West Highlands coastline. Weather permitting, from Lewis we visit the uninhabited Shiant Isles, known for their spectacular puffin colonies. (Note, however, that September departures do not visit the Shiants, as the seabirds have moved on—instead, we'll cruise along the intricate coast of Harris.)
- Visit a Native Forest Restoration Project
Enjoy a special presentation at Trees for Life, a rewilding project that seeks to restore the globally unique Caledonian forest that once covered much of interior Scotland. This is a Nat Hab philanthropy project, and guests will have a chance to make an optional contribution toward our own grove restoration project.
- Ride the Famous Jacobite Steam Train
Our journey through the Western Highlands includes this notable rail line from the heights of Ben Nevis down to sea level at Loch Nevis—which includes the stunning 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter films.
- The World’s Finest Naturalist Guides
Natural Habitat Adventures has a well-deserved global reputation for employing the highest-quality guides in the industry. Our Expedition Leaders have years of experience and training, including resources from WWF's top scientists. You won’t find more knowledgeable—or more personable—guides than those who work with us. Our philosophy is simple: a nature adventure is only as good as the guide who leads it, so we provide the very best! See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
- Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Outstanding Scotland Experience
With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee that clearly states that we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
- Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
- Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat Adventures its worldwide travel partner—a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!