Sprawling across the northern third of Great Britain, Scotland is a mosaic of remote highlands and rugged shorelines, rustic farms and bygone fishing villages that seem little changed by modern times. But it also nurtures dynamic cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow, places where art, science and industry are helping invent the future. A great northern land begging to be discovered by those who crave rich history, quirky culture, the great outdoors and timeless legends.
This five-night itinerary offers a unique view into Scotland’s stunning wilderness. From the rewilding efforts of many estates across the land to the growing focus on using fresh local produce in Scottish cuisine, you will discover Scotland like never before. Explore Alladale's Nature Reserve, 100 square kilometers of rugged mountains, forests, rivers and lochs, and experience what it's like to live off the resources around you. Get to know your surroundings with a guided hike and a 4x4 wilderness safari on which you'll learn about the day-to-day management of this wilderness reserve and their relationship with local suppliers in the community. Then you'll have the chance experience foraging and catching your own food for dinner with expert guides that will be able to teach you all you need to know about living off the land. This unique itinerary provides an exclusive look into Scotland's wilderness.
Luxury Pristine Private Electric / Hybrid Vehicle
Local Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
Scottish Sustainability Tour
Exclusive Wilderness Experiences
5 Star Luxury Accommodation
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. - Aldo Leopold
On arrival into Inverness Airport you will be warmly welcomed by your private chauffeur and assisted with your luggage to your luxury vehicle. You will be transferred through the Highlands in a luxury vehicle to your luxury Highland Retreat and assisted with your check-in. Enjoy an exclusive whisky tasting for a welcome in true Scottish style.
After a delicious breakfast, you will embark on an adventure into the Highlands with your private guide. You'll get to know the Alladale Wilderness Reserve on a guided hike and discover the hidden gems of Alladales 23,000 acres of Highland beauty. On the way, your ranger will teach you all about the plants, trees and animal species on the reserve, and about the history of this unique part of the Highlands. On a clear day you might even get a stunning view of both the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea from the top of one of Alladale's hills.
Today your experienced ranger will take you to on a tour of the reserve to share some great insights in the daily management of the nature reserve and the rewilding projects its famous for, including reforestation and reintroduction of plant and animal species. Keep an eye out for the majestic red deer and the golden eagle as you traverse the wilds lands. You may even have the chance to witness salmon jumping upstream at Glencalvie falls.
Today you will head off into the wilderness with your guide to enjoy a peaceful day of fly fishing. Whether you're an experienced fisherman, or keen to try out this popular sport, your guide will be there to show you the ropes or simply to point out the best spots. With world class trout fishing and a choice of 10 lochs, enjoy this relaxing day in these peaceful surroundings before returning to a warm fire and dram of whisky in your Highland Retreat, while Alladale's chef prepares your catch of the day for dinner.
Yesterday you caught your dinner, today is the day to forage for it! Spend the day exploring the reserve and find out how much of what's growing in your surroundings is edible. With an experienced forager, you'll search for the best plants, herbs and mushrooms, which will be used to prepare a tasty meal at the end of the day. Reconnect with nature and learn what it's like to live off the resources to hand.
Depending on return flight/train time, you might wish to indulge in some last-minute sightseeing or shopping on route to the airport/train station. Your private driver-guide will be on-call to offer recommendations and assist with transfers/tours around town that you might wish to do. Once satisfied with your final arrangements, your private driver-guide will transfer you to your departure platform/terminal and bid you farewell for your return journey.
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