To provide you with the particular travel experience you desire, we have classified our tours into four categories:
Our Classic tours are the backbone of Rockjumper’s success and we have perfected these tours over more than a dozen years of successful birding tour operations. We use the best available accommodation most convenient to birding sites, but seldom exceeding 4-star standards. Our maximum group size is 8 participants with one professional bird tour leader, or 14 with two leaders (except on ship cruises.) Our itineraries are planned to maximize your birding experiences, as well as taking advantage of the major highlights of each destination – be they cultural, historical, scenic or large and furry.
Our Budget tours arise from the demand for lower priced birding tours. We have been able to reduce tour rates by offering shorter tours which only concentrate on the essential birding highlights of each region, slightly larger group sizes, and utilizing more economical hotels and lodges. These tours are guided by professional bird tour leaders; either full time Rockjumper guides or premier local birding experts. Our Budget tours are not full board, allowing where possible a flexibility of choices for lunches and dinners to suit your taste and budget.
Looking for a birding adventure but can’t escape for more than two weeks? Rockjumper has just the solution! Why not join us on one of our unique Short tours for your next birding break? Each of these tours have been carefully timed and crafted to encompass the very best birding experiences available in a chosen region in under two weeks. Expertly led by some of the most experienced birding guides in the industry, these tours range from our Birds and Wildlife of the Pantanal and Cerrado tour which offers 500 birds and a staggering selection of mammals, including Jaguar, to our Budget Uganda Birding tour which covers the highlights of this diverse country, including Mountain Gorillas, the incomparable Shoebill and a host of Albertine Rift endemics. Or perhaps you’d prefer our Best of Taiwan tour which offers the full sweep of exotic Taiwanese endemics, great Asian food and the island’s top scenic spots!
Our Photographic tours are offered in conjunction with our sister company ORYX – Worldwide Photographic Expeditions. These tours are structured on the same basis as our Classic tours, but are designed and guided by professional wildlife photographers. These tours are timed for premier photographic opportunities, be it optimal bird and wildlife activity or favorable weather conditions. They have been carefully crafted to provide participants with the chance to capture potentially award-winning images, and our expert leaders will not only tutor you on photographic techniques and digital processing, but will also interpret animal behavior to ensure a thoroughly rewarding birding and wildlife experience.
Our Mammal tours are offered in conjunction with our sister company ORYX Worldwide Wildlife Safaris. These tours are also structured on the same basis as our Classic tours, but are instead planned around the mammalian highlights of each destination. These tours are guided by accomplished wildlife tour leaders, and although the birding aspect of the destination will not be ignored, observing and photographing mammals, both large and small, will be the primary focus of our attention.