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Coronavirus and various travel updates: see news.

Welcome to Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays. Our 32nd season of natural history holidays is running in more changing circumstances than the first 30 years.

There is no Honeyguide brochure for 2021 or 2022, which is related to the coronavirus pandemic, initially the difficulties of international travel, now changing rules and opportunities. Therefore, this website becomes the main reference for Honeyguide's holidays.

The simplification of rules for overseas travel announced on 17 September that came into effect during October means that our wildlife holiday packages become much easier for double-vaccinated travellers. There are notes about getting the NHS Covid pass, and about insurance and the EHIC/GHIC on our news page.

We are taking bookings now for the overseas holidays in this website's main menu (the list on the left). That includes Corsica, which now has a new plan for flights there, noted on the holiday's web page.

These are holidays currently planned for 2022, mostly rolled forward from 2021. They are also listed on our calendar page. We may add more holidays later, if these prove popular.

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Honeyguide's programme also has an added focus on UK breaks. All four listed in this website's main navigation for autumn 2021 (Norfolk break, the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall, Wild Essex and North Norfolk) have been successfully completed. Future plans for these, for example for spring/summer 2022, are undecided: expressions of interest are very welcome and help us to know what to set up.

We also run local walks in Norfolk (see news and Honeyguide blog). Please contact us if you'd like to go on the circulation list for these.

We are pleased to help with group holidays – a holiday for a group of friends along the lines of our UK breaks above could work well. Or you can book Chris Durdin as a guide in Norfolk. The Honeyguide blog gives ideas of the kind of places we could visit.

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If you would like an old Honeyguide Wildlife Holidays brochure, please contact us.

Some holidays run in the past are in our archive section, and many of these could return to the programme in a future year. There's plenty to browse in our nature notes, too.

The Honeyguide Wildlife Charitable Trust remains strong, though inevitably there are far fewer donations to conservation projects in 2020 and 2021 than usual. This works through a conservation contribution with each holiday of £40, which goes through the Honeyguide Wildlife Charitable Trust.

This idea, still surprisingly rarely copied, remains a simple and effective way of helping to protect the wildlife we enjoy. Donations to conservation projects linked to our holidays in 2020 totalled £2,600 (much less than usual for obvious reasons), and our running total since 1991 is £136,662 (to December 2020). Through the Honeyguide Charity, the taxman tops up our contributions.

Holidays give the typical flights we use, but where practical we can arrange flights from airports near to where you live, or help with other arrangements. Carbon offsets are part of each holiday’s price. Prefer not to fly? We're happy to make that possible, more on our ATOL page.

Rules about selling travel insurance mean if you want Honeyguide’s insurance you need to go straight to our broker rather than buying a policy directly from Honeyguide. Details are on our booking page and there is also help here on how to book parking and hotels at airports.

I hope you’ll want to find out more by exploring this website further.

Chris Durdin

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PDF of Honeyguide's brochure for 2020 on our holiday calendar page, plus availability updates.

NEWS
For our news pages click here, or start with headlines and news in brief below.

Wild Essex in October; an extended blog by Chris Gibson. The Lizard and north Norfolk highlights and holiday reports in news.

New system for international travel announced 17 September, in place now. UK vaccination certificates are now widely accepted.

Good year for Rhodope lilies: more in news.

Lilium rhodopaeum, 2021 (Vladimir Trifonov).
Lilium rhodopaeum, 2021 (Vladimir Trifonov).

Report from Norfolk break no 7 (September 2021) and photos on Facebook. Day or morning events in Norfolk - see news and Honeyguide blog. Contact us to go on the circulation list.

Good To Go England


Under the new system for international travel (here, 17 September), new rules come in on 4 October.

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Package holiday refunds and cancellations: advice from the UK Government here.


Honeyguiders' photo albums

Cameradiary 2 is open for Honeyguiders to contribute photos, comment and keep in touch. This takes over from Cameradiary, a year on from its start. These are photo-albums; the name comes from the camaraderie created by sharing photos through 'Honeyguiders in Lockdown', still available to view.


Thorpe St Andrew Marshes. Wildlife sightings and news from Norfolk Wildlife Trust's nature reserve.


Honeyguide blog: regular reports from guided walks.

Updated Novemberr 2021


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The air holidays shown are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3253. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. Click on the ATOL logo if you want to know more.

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