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Loch Lomond: Sea Life Entrance Ticket

1. Loch Lomond: Sea Life Entrance Ticket

Get up close to over 1,500 creatures and find out what it feels like to touch a starfish and other creatures living in the interactive rock pool. Visit the playful family of otters Lily, Pickle and Cub, then journey through the tropical ocean tunnel and come face-to-face with blacktip sharks and other critters of the sea. Explore the Lochs of Scotland and see some of the amazing creatures that can be found in the native waters. Look out for the rare albino dogfish. Experience the deep loch tank which opened in March 2016 and is home to native species of shark and rays that can be found in UK waters. The big-bellied sea horses’ long tail contributes to their claim as one of the world’s largest seahorse species. Reaching up to lengths of 30 centimeters, the amazing big-bellied seahorse has a long, curly, grasping tail. Visit the bay of rays and meet the only cow nose rays in Scotland! Then, visit the blacktip reef sharks in the big ocean tank. Blacktips are among the most popular sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans due to their preference of shallow, inshore waters.

From Edinburgh: Magical Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

2. From Edinburgh: Magical Highlands Tour with Hogwarts Express

Pass some of the key film locations from all 8 Harry Potter movies as you lose yourself in the wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Discover the volcanic glen from "The Prisoner of Azkaban" en route to Fort William, where you will board the Hogwarts Express steam train. Cross the Victorian-era Glenfinnan Viaduct and get views of Loch Shiel from the "Chamber of Secrets." See the site of the Triwizard Tournament from "The Goblet of Fire" and continue to the fishing village of Mallaig to get some time for lunch.  From Mallaig, you will again board the train to enjoy the return journey back to Fort William where your driver and guide will be waiting for you to take you back to Edinburgh.

Join Splash White Water Rafting Canyoning Tour

3. Join Splash White Water Rafting Canyoning Tour

Canyoning is one of the world's fastest-growing adventure sport, involving descents into canyons in stunning mountain regions. Experience this exciting activity in the Perthshire, in the heart of the Scottish countryside. In Scotland, virtually all the canyons have stream or rivers running through them so this is a very wet activity. Keltyburn Canyon near our base in Aberfeldy, Scotland is a great introduction to the adventure sport of canyoning. We do not use ropes in this canyon but their are lots of swims, slides and jumps to be tackled as we start our descent. You will have two experienced canyon guides with you at all times during your half-day tour and they will ensure that your trip is both safe and enjoyable. The canyons in Scotland can be cold even with all the wetsuit gear we give you, so be ready to experience a bit of Scotland's raw nature! Once we get on our way though, you'll soon warm up from the active fun that you'll be having. All jumps in this canyon are optional and there are ways around them if you'd rather not do them. This canyon also has escape routes both left and right of the canyon all the way down, so it really is a very safe canyon to start learning about this buzzing new adventure sport.

Perthshire: Splash White Water Rafting & Canyoning Adventure

4. Perthshire: Splash White Water Rafting & Canyoning Adventure

Feel the excitement of experiencing the white water rapids of the River Tay on this full-day adventure. Your afternoon will be filled with the thrills of a canyoning adventure in picturesque Keltyburn Canyon This River Tay white water adventure is the most popular rafting tour in Scotland. The river flows through Aberfeldy and on to Grandtully, where the tour ends. The day’s activities are suitable for participants aged 10 and older. There’s a trained trip leader in charge of each raft, and safety practices are covered during a comprehensive briefing before you head out on the tour. You’ll also learn and practice safety drills on the river well before the most intense spots, ensuring a fun and safe experience for everyone. When your rafting adventure ends near Grandtully you’ll be transported back to Aberfeldy by coach and receive photos of your rafting trip. After a short break to grab a bite to eat you’ll head to Keltyburn Canyon. This is the site for an adrenaline-filled afternoon of sliding, climbing, and jumping down the canyon. The canyoning outing consistently gets great reviews and is becoming an increasingly popular activity.

Perthshire: Tay White Water Rafting

5. Perthshire: Tay White Water Rafting

If you’ve never experienced White Water Rafting before, then this is the trip for you! On this white water rafting trip, you will float, paddle & play your way down the 6-mile stretch from Aberfeldy to Grandtully. Experience white water rapids and beautiful Scottish scenery as you enjoy your River Tay White Water Rafting trip. During the summer months, when we are lucky enough to see the sunshine instead of the rain, the river does get rather low. Therefore although it is still a beautiful trip for beginners, others may wish to explore some of our more adventurous activities.

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What people are saying about Scottish Highlands

Gives a great overview of the Highlands. Short breaks are taken regularly. Wonderful nature. However, you shouldn't have motion sickness, as 80% of the time you travel by bus through mountains. The guide gives interesting and sufficient information for Scotland and the surrounding area.

Excellent group tour. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledge and gave us a fantastic tour. We learnt about history, culture and much more of Scotland. He even sing for us in bus and we never feel bored. Bus driver is very friendly, nice and punctual. Reasonable price! Strongly recommend!

Paul E and Graham our guide and driver made the day absolutely fantastic. Paul's knowledge, sense of humour and care of everyone was fantastic.

A great day, enjoying the Highlands, the lakes, the explanations and the music that they played for us on the bus

Great trip with great tour guide full of stories and knowledge and driver