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Highlands and Hebrides
June 8 to 21, 2018

Shetland and Orkney Islands trip
Join Iain MacLeod on this 13-day trip to explore the cultural and natural history of the spectacular Scottish Highlands and Islands. Fly from Boston to Glasgow and then head to the Spey Valley and spend six nights at the Rowan Tree Hotel near Aviemore. Visit lochs and ancient forests and the shores of the Moray Firth, including a day trip to the Black Isle, Cromarty, Loch Ness and even Balmoral Castle. The second part of the trip is on the lovely island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. Stay five nights at Tiroran House Hotel (voted best Country House Hotel, 2013 and 2014). The spectacular loch-side setting and beautiful gardens make this a memorable location. Day trips will include a boat excursion to the Treshnish Isles for lunch among the Puffins and a chance to explore Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Visit the beautiful village of Tobermory and take a day trip to Iona and tour of the ancient Abbey. Wildlife highlights include White-tailed and Golden Eagles, Otters, Seals, and Red Deer.
Cost: $5,850 (assumes double or twin occupancy room*)  All-inclusive cost includes: round trip flight from Boston to Glasgow, Scotland ferries, van transportation, all accommodations, all meals, and admission fees. *There is an additional $400 charge for a single room. Maximum group size: 12.

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Contact Iain at 603-968-7194 x 23 or iain.macleod@nhnature.org for full details or to book your place.

Land of Enchantment: Natural Wonders of New Mexico
November 6 to 16, 2018

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Join Iain MacLeod for a spectacular, small group tour of New Mexico. November is a special time to visit. The temperatures are comfortable; the light is fantastic and tens of thousands of cranes and snow geese have just arrived for the winter. In addition to wildlife and spectacular scenery, the trip includes visits to the Bandelier National Monument, the Valley of Fires lava beds, Carlsbad Caverns, Santa Fe National Forest and beautiful old town Santa Fe. Other highlights include the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and Bitter Lakes in the Pecos Valley. You’ll see Prong-horn Antelope, Prairie dogs, Road-runners, vast flocks of waterfowl, raptors galore, and incredible sunrise and sunset flights of Sandhill Cranes.
Cost: $3,700 (assumes double or twin occupancy room*) All-inclusive cost includes: round-trip airfare from Boston to Albuquerque, ground transportation (15-passenger van), all accommodations, all meals, admission fees, and leaders’ fees. *There is an additional $400 charge for a single room. Maximum group size: 10.

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Contact Iain at 603-968-7194 x 23 or iain.macleod@nhnature.org for full details or to book your place.