We pride ourselves on our high standards. Aigas is a family home where nothing is too much trouble and we are looking forward to extending you a warm Highland welcome!
What is included in the price?
All of our programmes are all-inclusive, offering you comfortable and spacious accommodation, delicious food, six full days of exploring the Highlands with our highly qualified and dedicated ranger team, full access to our on-site hides and much much more.
Your evening tipple is included too. Cheers! (Or Slainte, as they say in gaelic.)
The only thing you may require a little money for is laundry, or similar small personal costs – there are no hidden charges here!
Are your open programmes suitable for all ages?
Yes. Most of our courses are designed for adults of any age, and we welcome children of 14 years and over. However, we do also run an intergenerational programme especially for families called Nature’s Child.
I’m travelling alone, can I have a single room?
Yes. For the majority of our programmes, all accommodation is in our own lodges for which there is no additional charge for single occupancy and we will be happy to make arrangements to suit you. Due to overhead charges by the hotels we patronise, programmes which includes a stay away from Aigas may be subject to a small single supplement.
Are transfers included in the price?
Yes we have a free collection from Inverness at 4pm on the day your holiday starts, and we will also drop you off on the morning of your departure, so it is very easy to get here using public transport. If you have any queries, please contact us to discuss your arrangements.
How strenuous are the programmes?
As gentle or strenuous as you would like. Some programmes offer longer walks for those who like to stretch their legs; others can be tailored for short walks and historic sites for example. If you are worried about the suitability of any of our programmes please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.
All Aigas Wildlife weeks will offer a daily short walk for those who wish it.
How big will the groups be?
Our guests go out into the field in small groups, each led by a ranger. This makes for a better experience for our guests as well as lessening our impact on wildlife and habitats. In the evening the small groups are reunited to eat together and compare stories of wildlife encounters beside the fire.
What is the food like?
Just read the testimonials! We pride ourselves on our home cooking and all food is prepared by Cordon-bleu chef Lady Lister-Kaye and her team. Continental breakfast and dinner, a sumptuous three-course set menu which is varied daily, are eaten in the Baronial dining hall.
Packed lunches are provided for days out in the field and afternoon tea and cake is served in the afternoon – you won’t go hungry! We always use organic, locally-sourced produce and cater for any specific needs or special diets you may have, just let us know.
Who runs the programmes?
All our programmes are run by our small team of highly trained and friendly rangers who will lead days out in the field, socialise with you in the evenings, and generally attend to your comfort and well being during your stay with us.