…was created to offer tailor-made trips to couples and small groups using my extensive world-wide contacts.
In order for people to know the sort of thing on offer the site contains many sample itineraries – but that is just what they are, examples of the destination, duration, timing and so forth for a trip.
They are by no means exhaustive but each of them is a valid tour.
Wherever possible tours use ground operators in the destination country, not only does this keep the cost down it also ensures the best use of your ‘tourist dollar’… money goes directly into the economy of the country you are visiting and thereby encourages eco-tourism and in turn this encourages conservation.
Anytime Tours can create itineraries to fit your needs virtually anywhere that there are birds. The sample itineraries shown are offered by tried or trusted partners – either they known to me for a long time or I have myself birded with them, this way I am reassured that our customers will be treated well and that all ground arrangments will be smooth. (If I have not been associated with them for many years I say so!) Some companies are known to me only through Fatbirder but I have had feedback from their customers.
I have travelled to many of the destinations myself and am happy to offer what advice I can but do not pretend to be an expert – excepting that I have built up a lot of experience in disabled travelled and am happy to offer sound advice in that field based on my experiences.
I set up Birders Travel to enable birders to compare the many tour operators and birding trip itineraries. At one time more than thirty companies posted around 150 itineraries, but many of the larger companies were not interested in doing so.
However, I am encouraging more companies to add sample itineraries to this site so that birders get the widest possible choices. I firmly believe that there is room for all companies and that it is not so much about competing for the same clients as offering the right trips to the right people.
Having said that most birders around the world tend to have to pick from a narrow range of offerings so I am determined to make those choices greater. Watch this space for a brand new project soon to offer a unique service to all birders contemplating a birding holiday!