Experience International Earth Day 2024 with Turquoise Holidays

This International Earth Day, we have curated a collection of wanderlust-inducing wildlife and nature holidays that shine a light on nature’s diverse marvels. From swimming with whale sharks to observing the release of baby turtles into the ocean, here are some of the bucket-list, nature-filled adventures to book now!

Go diving with whale sharks in MEXICO ‘s sparkling Caribbean sea…

Embark on one of Mexico’s most thrilling natural adventures diving with sharks and be amazed by these docile behemoths with a personal, certified guide as your only company. Head out onto the ocean, watching the sea sparkle in the Riviera Maya sunlight, whilst enjoying expert insight into the lifestyle and behavioural patterns of whale sharks before jumping into the water to swim alongside them – an awe-inspiring experience unlike any other.

Offer: 7 nights at Viceroy Riviera Maya in a Luxury Villa with Private Plunge Pool from £2,799 per person, including international economy flights from London Gatwick with British Airways, private airport transfers, complimentary daily breakfast, 2 complimentary nights, a 10% discount, and a 25% spa discount! Valid for travel from now until 04 January 2025.

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Visit SRI LANKA’s lush national parks and nature reserves on a nature holiday…

Take a nature holiday in Sri Lanka and enjoy a spot of aerial whale watching on the southern seas! Just half an hour from the southern coastline, expect to observe both sperm and blue whales in a 3-seater Cessna plane. Depart from Koggala Lake, close to Galle, before embarking on a 60-minute experience of a lifetime, promising an excellent chance of sightings between December and March.

History buffs may also opt for a taste of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle packed with historic sites, hiking and national parks. All the while, stay at the exceptional Ulagalla, set within a tranquil, 85-acre ancestral estate and perfectly situated to marvel at elephants at the nearby Minneriya National Park or to explore World Heritage Sites in Anuradhapura or Polonnaruwa.

Offer: 4 nights in Sri Lanka from £1,049 per person based on accommodation in an Ulagalla Pool Villa on a half board basis. This includes return private transfers.sigiriya rock

Hike to the top of JAMAICA‘s incredible Blue Mountain Peak

Adventurers: this one’s for you. Take a 4-hour hike on Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Peak Trail to the country’s highest point, at 2,256 metres. Perfect for observing native plants and over 200 bird species (including the rare Jamaican blackbird), the 9.3 km trail falls within the pristine, primary forest of the national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you near the summit, the lush canopy gives way to an elfin forest; where trees and shrubs are stunted and gnarled due to high elevation exposure.

Offer: 3 nights at Strawberry Hill in a Studio Suite with continental breakfast daily, followed by 4 nights at GoldenEye in a One Bedroom Beach Hut, room only, from £2,375 per person. Private airport and inter-hotel transfers and international flights with British Airways are included. Price based on travel in June.

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Explore Con Dao Island in VIETNAM and see nature in action

In a heart-warming display of natural wonder, Six Senses Con Dao, nestled along the pristine shores of Vietnam’s Con Dao Island, recently welcomed the commencement of the turtle nesting season with the arrival of the Mother Turtle whose precious clutch of 92 eggs were safeguarded within the resort’s incubation centre, in collaboration with the Con Dao National Park Authority. Guests visiting Six Senses Con Dao from May to December have the opportunity to witness the extraordinary spectacle of baby turtles being ethically released into the ocean on the resort’s private beach—a testament to the resort’s dedication to sustainable tourism practices and marine life conservation.

Offer: 7 nights at Six Senses Con Dao from £3,795 per person based on accommodation in an Oceanview Duplex Pool Villa on a B&B basis, international economy flights, and all transfers.

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Take a scuba diving holiday amidst AUSTRALIA’s most vibrant reefs…

Visitors to Western Australia between April and August won’t want to miss the opportunity to swim with whale sharks in Exmouth. This gateway to the kaleidoscopic Ningaloo Reef rivals the Great Barrier Reef for beauty but with a fraction of the visitors! In the afternoon, head to the Cape Range National Park, a UNESCO protected area of rugged outback, leading from the vast desert landscape of central Australia right to the pristine beaches of the coast. Combine Exmouth with a few nights in nearby Coral Bay, a picture-perfect holiday settlement with a wide, safe beach for leisurely swimming or fantastic reef snorkelling. All the while, stay in a luxury four-berth catamaran, ‘Shore Thing’ for the utmost comfort, delicious food, and unparalleled reef exploration.

Turquoise Holidays can tailor-make journeys through Australia. An example itinerary includes Luxury Perth, Ningaloo Reef and whale sharks. This 10 nights itinerary starts from £5,995 per person, including international and domestic flights, 6 days medium inclusive car hire, airport transfers, 4 nights at The Treasury in Perth, 3 nights at Sal Salis and 3 nights on Shore Thing.

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Visit the Eco Station at The Brando Resort on TAHITI’s magical Tetiaroa Atoll

The incredible Tetiaroa Society, based at The Brando, invites leading scientists from around the world to conduct valuable research at the island ‘Ecostation’. This scientific hub was inspired by the late Marlon Brando’s vision to preserve sanctuaries for future generations and raise awareness of the fragility of our environment, and of the precious biodiversity of Tetiaroa. Guests can explore the work of the Ecostation and opt for a middle-of-the-night wakeup call to watch baby turtles hatching and making their way to the ocean – a truly memorable life experience.

Offer: seven nights at The Brando from £12,795 per person, including one night free and free island transfers. This price includes seven nights in a One Bedroom Villa with daily breakfast, return flights on Air Tetiaroa from Papeete and international flights from the UK.

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Take a trip to South Island in NEW ZEALAND and enjoy whale and dolphin watching

With a deep ocean shelf close to shore, the waters around Kaikoura on New Zealand’s dramatic South Island provide a year-round feeding ground for a variety of whales, dolphins, seals and more. Spy magnificent sperm whales and join the playful and dolphins in the water. Sing to them beneath the surface and you’ll soon be surrounded by dozens of inquisitive dolphins.

Next stop should be Rotorua on the North Island where guests can experience spouting geysers, bubbling mud pools, steaming vents and boiling lakes. Twin these natural phenomena with a heli flight to see this amazing landscape from above and fly past the ancient Mount Tarawera volcano.

We plan tailor-made journeys through New Zealand. An example itinerary includes New Zealand Gourmet Journey which offers a 15 night journey from £5,950 per person based on 2 people sharing including accommodation at Eagles Nest, Craggy Range, The Martinborough Hotel, Bolton Hotel, Hapuku Lodge, Azur Lodge, flights, transfers, car hire and some breakfasts.


Visit FIJI’s manta ray resort with its own Manta Conservation Project

Surrounded by the Great Astrolabe Reef – the fourth largest barrier reef on the planet, extending for over 100km – Fiji is brimming with an enormous variety of sea life, including the extraordinary reef manta rays. These gentle giants have been threatened globally, by climate change and the gill plate industry. To help raise awareness and protect the Fijian manta population, Kokomo Island Resort has launched the Kokomo Manta Conservation Project, encompassing a tagging project, manta identification work and sustainable manta interactions in collaboration with the Manta Project Fiji. To bring the experience home with you, why not adopt a manta while you are there!

Offer: 7 nights at Kokomo Island Resort from £8,865 per person including seven nights in a One Bedroom Sunrise Villa, full board dining, non-alcoholic beverages, non-motorised water sports and return seaplane transfers from Nadi to Kokomo.

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