What will we do?
Get ready to be a part of an extraordinary small group 9-day tour from Edinburgh. On our way to the Isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides we will take an incredible journey through the Scottish highlands and some of most beautiful landscapes in the country including Glencoe, Fort William, Mallaig, Oban, the Isle of Skye and so much more. This immersive tour promises an exhilarating blend of outdoor adventure like sea kayaking, hiking and boat trips as well as cultural discovery. All of which will be expertly guided for an experience that will linger in your memory forever. Get ready to be captivated by the following tour highlights:
Isle of Lewis Sea Kayaking
Sea kayaking on Luskentyre Beach offers a serene adventure. Paddle along the crystal-clear turquoise waters, framed by pristine white sands and rugged hills. Encounter diverse marine life and enjoy breathtaking views of the Outer Hebrides. The calm, sheltered bay is perfect for both beginners and experienced kayakers, promising a tranquil and awe-inspiring coastal experience.
Hike in the Highlands of Scotland
Our Scotland trip explores some of best landscapes the country has to offer through hiking. The routes range from easy through to moderate hikes which are no longer than 4 hours long. They have been carefully selected for their spectacular and varied views. The itinerary includes the following trails:
- Ben A’an
- Steall Falls
- Old Man of Storr
- Rubha Hunish
- Ben Tianavaig
- Fairy Pools
- Tràigh Mheilein & Crabhadail
If you are concerned about the difficulty of each route please let us know and we will share the route guides with you.
Scotland Bird Watching
Indulge in the symphony of nature as we search for some of the most sort after birds in Scotland. Keep your eyes peeled for majestic golden eagles soaring overhead on the mainland, ospreys catching their prey and sea eagles along the coast of Skye, creating an immersive connection with the countries untamed beauty. The tour will embark on an epic boat trip to the cliffs of the Isle of Canna where 20,000 seabirds return to mate including the beautiful Atlantic puffin in Scotland.
Explore the Scotland Wildlife
As well as incredible bird life Scotland has amazing sea and wildlife. On land it is our mission as nature lovers to search for the Eurasian otter, the red squirrel and the four different types of deer in Scotland. Once we leave land and embark on the boat trip we will be looking for common and grey seal, dolphins, porpoise, minke whale, basking sharks and more. We are sure you will have a whale of a time!
Visit Castles of Scotland
Immerse yourself in the rich history of these fortresses as you wander their corridors, imagining the lives of clans, royalty, nobles and potentially Vikings who once inhabited their walls. Each castle resonates with stories of battles, legends, and the essence of Scottish heritage. The castles which we will visit are as follows:
- Kilchurn Castle
- Finlarig Castle
- Dunstaffnage Castle
- Dunvegan Castle
- Dun Carloway Broch
- Duntulm Castle
How to Book
Price of the tour: Price of the tour for travelers sharing twin/double rooms is £2,000 (per person) and £2,250 for one person in an individual room. Prices include breakfast, accommodation, ferry crossings, sea kayaking and boat trips. Excludes any optional extras like castles entrances or whisky tours. Want to book the tour contact me directly via [email protected] or whatsapp: +447548132617.
Departing from Edinburgh we will head towards the highlands, on the way bypassing the stunning Stirling Castle perched high on volcanic rock where we will learn about William Wallace and the wars of independence. Next up we will weave through the Trossachs national park stopping off at Kilchurn Castle and Glencoe before lacing up our boots and taking on the first hike of the trip (4-5 hours) for stunning views over Loch Leven. Then heading to our first resting place in the heart of the seafood capital of Scotland, the town of Oban.
This day packs in some of the most stunning Harry Potter filming locations. Starting off at the back drop of the triwizard tournament dragon task. From here you have two choices:
- 1st Option: Drive to Mallaig via the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Loch Shiel, Dumbledore’s resting place and Arisaig.
- 2nd Option: Board the Jacobite Steam train to Mallaig you may know this as the real life Hogwarts express (Optional Extra – £57)
After breakfast we will immediately board the ferry to the Isle of Skye arriving into Armadale. We will then weave our way down the single track roads to the beautiful township of Elgol which has arguably the most spectacular views of the Black Cuillin mountains.
Next up one of the highlights of the whole adventure! We board our sea & wild life boat trip to the Isle of Canna and Loch Coruisk where we hope to see everything from seals and puffins to dolphins and eagles.
Next up, the 1 hour and 40 minute boat trip out to the Isle of Harris. Once boarding the island we will head straight for a short, steep and wonderful walk up to Ceapabhal. This viewpoint blows your mind with magnificent views over the stunning white sand beaches of the west coast and the outer Hebrides.
After locating the beaches from above we will head down to Luskentyre where we have the option to take out the inflatable kayak and enjoy the clear blue sea.
The last day of the trip is a 5/6 hour drive back to Edinburgh. Before saying goodbye to Skye we will stop off at the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and Mealt falls, Eilean Donan Castle and Pitlochry.