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Lynx Watching Holidays with Naturetrek
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We offer a selection of professionally organised, lynx watching holidays, offering chances to witness these elusive animals.

Naturetrek Lynx Holidays

The Iberian Lynx is critically endangered and is the world’s rarest species of cat. With inside knowledge of the best sites – indeed the two last refuges of this beautiful mammal – we are pleased to offer a short tour to look for Iberian Lynx in Spain, which has had a very good sightings record so far!

Romania and Poland are two of the last countries in Europe to contain large tracts of habitat suitable for sustaining wild populations of Eurasian Lynx. We visit an area in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains where researchers are actively studying Eurasian Lynx and we go to look for lynx within their home ranges. Walking among unspoilt mountain scenery, sitting in forests waiting for Eurasian Lynx or other wildlife to appear, then descending by moonlight offers a magical and adventurous experience.

Our Lynx specialist recommends …

Andy Tucker (Naturetrek’s general manager) suggests the following: ‘Our 6-day ‘Spain – Realm of the Iberian Lynx’ holiday has had great success in finding lynx – one recent group watched a mother and cub for more than 45 minutes and managed to get some excellent video footage, too!

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Featured Tours


El Rocio (Peter Dunn)Lounge area of our hotel in El RocioAccommodation at our hotel in El Rocio'Territory of the Iberian Lynx - watch your speed' (Andy Tucker)Lynx tracks (Peter Dunn)Little Owl (David Morris)Purple Gallinule (Byron Palacios)Red Deer (Byron Palacios)Iberian Lynx (Herminio Muniz)Iberian Lynx (Byron Palacios)Black Kite (Byron Palacios)Ocellated Lizard (Byron Palacios)Crested Coot (Byron Palacios)Palacio del Acebron (Byron Palacios)Embalse del Rio Jandula (Byron Palacios)Crested Tit (Byron Palacios)

Why book a Naturetrek Lynx watching tour?

Naturetrek offers a short 2-centre tour in Spain dedicated to looking for the Iberian Lynx, as well as a holiday in Romania which combines Bear and Beaver watching with tracking Eurasian Lynx.

Our ‘Poland in Winter’ holiday, offers a possibility of encountering lynx as the forests we visit there provide one of the species’ last refuges in Europe.

We offer:

  • Dedicated Iberian Lynx holidays with very good success record
  • Adults & cubs seen on recent Iberian Lynx tours in Spain
  • Look for Iberian Lynx in the Sierra Morena & Coto Donana
  • Chance of Eurasian Lynx on ‘Poland in Winter’ tour


I was impressed at the company's professionalism in taking such a small group. I guess we benefited from this logistically and in places where we needed to be quiet. I know this is not exactly under your control but weather good and warm - and delivered more wild flowers and butterflies than I would have expected.

S.J. & R.M.
Shropshire Jan18
Spain - Realm of the Iberian Lynx

A well paced and very succesful tour meeting all that was promised. Simon and Nikki make an excellent team. They are both very knowledgable and went to great lengths to make sure we all saw the wildlife promised in the itinerary. This trip was particularly successful because we saw lynx on several occasions which exceeded all expectations. But we also saw many other animals and lots and lots of birds and great scenery. We were a nice group of people who all seemed to like each other and got on well. All of this is due in no small measure to the quality of the guides (Simon and Nikki). Experienced and knowledgable, they were always ready to share their expertise and help those of us less well informed. They have a great sense of humour which made us all feel comfortable and they were cogniscent of the needs/interests of each of the group members.
Byron was a first rate leader, and was particularly good at sorting out vegetarian options, which isn't always easy in Spain. His effort in finding the lynx, and in adjusting our plans when the second days' visit to Donana had to be cancelled due to flooding, couldn't be faulted.