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Our Planet, make like the man himself on your own wildlife adventure with these holiday ideas:

Conservation in action on Scotland’s West Coast – from £735 pp with McKinlay Kidd
McKinlay Kidd has partnered with the Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust to raise awareness of its work. McKinlay Kidd was the first tour operator to offer whale-watching holidays in Scotland, to encourage visitors to learn about the wildlife and environment of Scotland’s West Coast. The Mull Week of Wildlife Holiday includes a day whale-watching with a marine biologist and an on-land safari, plus a boat trip to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles, seasonal home to thousands of puffins. The trip costs from £735 pp (two sharing), including six nights’ B&B, return ferry crossing (one car and two passengers), wildlife tour, whale-watching and boat trip. Call AITO* member McKinlay Kidd on 0141 260 9260 (www.mckinlaykidd.com).

Wildlife wonderland – The Falkland Islands from £3,670 pp with TravelLocal
One of the world’s ultimate wildlife experiences is, without doubt, the Falkland Islands. Climb aboard a motorised catamaran for an unforgettable day on West Point Island where the albatross soars overhead, Peale’s dolphins play in the waves and Rockhopper Penguins squabble loudly like siblings. On Sea Lion Island, the sheer abundance of wildlife is sublime and the island itself a designated national nature reserve. At Volunteer Point, the largest accessible colony of king penguins awaits. The 15-day Falklands Experience from £3,670 pp (two sharing), including accommodation, most meals, transfers, excursions and the services of a local guide. Flights extra. Call TravelLocal on 0117 325 7898 (www.travellocal.com).

*AITO is The Specialist Travel Association: more than 120 specialist travel companies providing an unrivalled collection of holiday ideas that cover every corner of the world. Consumers booking with AITO can be assured of high-quality holidays and excellent personal service. Visit www.aito.com for further information.


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