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NHSN Members Exclusive Holidays with Naturetrek

16th September 2019

Northern Goshawk © Naturetrek

This year, we’re delighted to bring you an all-new programme of members-exclusive holidays with Naturetrek. With two fantastic locations on offer, each promising a unique mix of species and taxa, we hope you find something of interest and hope that many of you will seize what is a fantastic opportunity to discover the wildlife and wild spaces of Europe.

Southern Cyprus: Wednesday 11th – Wednesday 18th March 2020, 8 days, £1395
This tour offers a week of birding and botanising on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, which is generally bathed in sunshine during the spring. During this two-centre holiday, we will spend three nights in the historic town of Paphos, before moving close to the beautiful Akamas Peninsula National Park on the western side of the island for the subsequent four nights. From each base we will head out each day on gentle natural history walks in search of migrant birds, flowers and a variety of other wildlife, breaking with a taverna lunch or a picnic in a scenic spot. Highlights may include Black Francolin, Chukar Partridge, Bonelli’s Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, migrating birds and the endemic Cyprus Warbler, plus some late orchids such as Fragrant orchids and Tongue orchids. At the end of each day there will be time to relax back at the hotel or stroll along the beautiful beach below.

Cyprus Warbler © Naturetrek

Abruzzo in Autumn: Friday 11th to Friday 18th September 2020, 8 days, £1495In mid-September, Abruzzo National Park is bursting with the fruitfulness of autumn, and our aim during this leisurely week-long holiday is to enjoy the area’s mammal and birdlife as it prepares for the coming winter as well as late-flowering plants. Setting out each day from our delightful family-run hotel base, we’ll select a scenic spot at which to break our daily walk with a delicious lunch made from local produce, and the opportunity to scan the mountain slopes around us for Red Deer, Chamois and Alpine Chough. In September the area’s Brown (‘Marsican’) Bears are fattening up on the seasonal glut of berries — in particular on Alpine Buckthorn berries — and we’ll look for these on an optional afternoon/evening excursion to Refugio l’orio followed by a candlelit supper. Traditional cuisine and aromatic local wines make this a thoroughly well-rounded Italian experience far from the tourist crowds!

Scarce Copper © Naturetrek

For more information about any of these holidays or to book, please call the Naturetrek office on 01962 733051 or email

Naturetrek has been nominated ‘Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Holiday Company’ in the prestigious British Travel Awards, and currently, are in second place in the voting! If you feel they are worthy of this award and might like to vote, please click on this link (there are many other categories and companies that have been nominated and it is possible to access the list from this link). As a thank you for taking the time to vote, the British Travel Awards enters everyone into a prize draw with some great holiday prizes for grabs.