Trek Eco-Adventures is a unique company with an aim to provide affordable, bespoke wildlife watching trips around the world. As a company we set out to encounter as many species as possible in their natural environment, whilst at the same time setting our sights on finding some of the most endangered and elusive creatures we have the honor of sharing our planet with.
We are not your average tour company selling off the shelf package holidays, but a more exclusive company that tailor make trips, with a limited number of spaces, to explore the wonders and wildlife of the world.
It is our aim to educate people about wildlife, support conservation and promote conservation awareness in the most exciting ways possible.
A big thanks to Trek Eco Adventures for giving me the adventure of a lifetime on our trip to South Africa last year. Being a South African I was amazed at how authentic you guys made the trip and how much you even managed to teach me about my own country! From the local music you had playing in the vans to the fantastic places you chose for us to dine in, and of course your remarkable knowledge of the surrounding wildlife and geography! A great mix of culture and wildlife and a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded people! See you again next year!
Sara Connaway, Durban, South Africa
I'd never really considered a South African safari, I love wildlife with a passion but the cost was always a huge factor, this was until I discovered Trek, affordable, exciting and fun as well as the experienced guides being really informative and knowledgable. One of the highlights for me was the night drive in Kruger park when we spotted a Lion kill! I can still smell the buffalo flesh! Seeing the hyenas and jackals get stuck in after the lions had finished was brilliant! Trek has definitely changed my way of thinking towards group tours too, everyone was great! I can't wait to get saving for the next one! Thanks for the trip of a lifetime!
Joy Sharrock Melrose, Melbourne, Australia Aged 30
I travelled to South Africa with Trek last August. I really didn’t think I could afford to go on Safari but Trek were fantastic on price and really helpful and structured when it came to paying.
Kruger National Park was the undoubted highlight, all the group were well catered for and the amount of different species of wildlife we saw was mind-blowing. There was never a dull moment with Jay and Si around as they imparted their knowledge and made us laugh in equal measure. It was my birthday while I was there and the boys even organised a surprise party for me!
I’ll certainly be booking again with Trek, they are a superb and knowledgeable outfit with a real talent for making a trip special. Can’t wait for the next one.
I had the pleasure of joining the maiden voyage of Trek-Eco Adventures to South Africa. The team had a vast knowledge about the local fauna and birdlife so it was a very educational trip but also one of the best 2 weeks of my life. Our friendly group were lucky to experience some incredible wildlife encounters which will stay with me forever, such as a mass lion brawl in Kruger and 30 minutes watching a fabulous leopard just metres from our vehicle.
Sarah Jones, North Wales
As soon as we arrived at our first destination in Cape Town I new we were in for something special and Trek didn't disappoint. From eating out in the city to early morning walks and late night drives in Kruger National Park, this was an adventure I'll never forget! Cheers pals, can't wait for round two in Kenya.
Peter Carling, age 42, Preston, Lancashire.
Trek was my first safari Adventure holiday.I have been on many holidays around the world but when I saw what they had planned for me I couldn't wait. I was not disappointed. Cape Town was amazing and blew me away, we had so much fun, many amazing meals in Cape Town and the day trips were very organised. The safari in Kruger was everything and a bit more, the morning walks and night drives will stay with me for ever. They were very knowledgable with all my questions and I feel I learnt alot about the animals and South Africa. I am really looking forward to the next trip to Kenya.
Target SpeciesThe Iberian Lynx, Ibex, Red Dear, Eagle Owl, Little Owl, Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Booted Eagle, Golden Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black Kite, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Montagu's Harrier and many more birds.
AccommodationChalets and Hotels
Activities AvailableLarge scale bird migration in action, lynx conservation, whale and cetacean watching
Price£815 + flights
The Iberian Lynx is thought to be the rarest cat on earth and is just on our doorstep. We want to do everything in our power to help this enigmatic animal and give it a chance of survival in a constantly changing world. We are currently in talks with local groups and conservationists, to find out the most effective and direct ways of helping this cat. One organisation we are currently working hard to get involved with is WWF Spain. They are heavily involved in Iberian Lynx protection, conservation and reintroduction.
The local griffon vultures are also having a hard time so we want focus some of our attention on this bird to see what we can do to help. One organisation that is doing amazing work for birds is Fundación Migres who, among many other things, are responsible for migration counts. Twice yearly they spend long days counting and noting this spectacular occurrence, collating highly important data which is then analysed, allowing for migrating bird numbers to be monitored. They are also involved with the protection of the griffon vulture, who’s numbers have dramatically dropped following changes in farming practises.
Rest assured that our trip to Andalucía will result in a beneficial contribution to local wildlife, emails and phone calls are being exchanged so there will be more details to follow.
This 7 night trip costs £815 plus flights. Our pricing is extremely competitive when compared with other tour operators, and our itineraries tend to be more extensive.
Personal Payment Plans: For your convenience you can spread the cost of your trip by paying in installments with a personal payment plan. A non refundable deposit of 10% is also required on booking; this can be taken as your first payment.
Included in the price: Accommodation, breakfasts and lunches, all transport and fuel, all wildlife watching activities such as birding trips and whale watching boat trip, local guide fees, and national park entry fees.
Not Included in the price: Flights, evening meals and beverages.
Target SpeciesMammals: Jaguar, Ocelot, Puma, Baird's Tapir, sloth, Mantled howler, Central American spider monkey, Squirrel monkey, armadillo, coati, raccoon, Northern Tamandua, humpback whales, dolphins.
Birds: Resplendant quetzal, Baird's trogon, Fiery billed aracari, keel billed toucan, black cheeked ant tanager, black guan, slaty flowerpiercer, riverside wren, cherrie's tanger and endless other species.
Reptiles and Amphibians: Leatherback turtle, crocodile, caimen, basilisk, green iguana, ctenosaura, red eyed tree frog, strawberry poison-dart frog, gladiator frog, fer de lance, vine snake.
DifficultyEasy to moderate
MealsMainly full board
Price£1995 + flights
This amazing trip costs a £1995 plus flights. The pricing of our trips is very competitive when compared to other wildlife companies, and our itineraries tend to be much more involved.
We do not arrange flights for you but most flights to Costa Rica are either via Madrid or with a stop off in the USA. The quickest way of getting there is via Iberia at Madrid airport. There are rumours of a direct flight from Manchester to Costa Rica starting next year with Thomson or Thomas Cook but we do not have details at this stage.
Personal Payment Plans: For your convenience you can spread the cost of your trip by paying in installments with a personal payment plan. A non refundable deposit of 10% is required on booking; this can be taken as your first payment.
Included in the price: Accommodation, meals, all transport and fuel, local drivers allowances, entrance to national parks, guides and excursions.
Not Included in the price: Flights. Add On Activities. With groups trips we treat everybody as individuals and leave the decision to get involved in extra activities up to you. Activities not included in the price are: Scuba diving and some EXTRA bird watching trips. Prices can be obtained on request.
Your spending money budget does not need to be too high on this trip: The cost of living is very low in Costa Rica and we will also be staying in full board accommodations.
It is of utmost importance to us to leave a lasting legacy in the areas we visit, by raising money for, and taking part in wildlife conservation projects. In the past ourselves and our guests have carried out fundraisers for various conservation projects and then delivered the proceeds directly to where these projects run.
This has given our guests the once in a lifetime chance to see exactly where and how
their donations are used in conservation, and has given them the opportunity to spend time with the people and animals they have played part in helping. We also only use accommodation where profits go back into the community for the greater good, rather than into the pockets of the ‘fat cats’ of this world. It is our aim to educate people about wildlife, support conservation, and promote conservation awareness.