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Wildlife Viewing

Seeing wild animals in their natural habitat is exhilarating, and we offer wildlife viewing adventures to suit every taste. You might observe polar bears in Churchill or in the high Arctic Svalbard archipelago or watch waddling penguins walk the shores of Antarctica. The exotic Galapagos Islands teem with wildlife that once inspired Charles Darwin and now also fascinate visitors year-round. Also in South America, the unusual flora and fauna of the Amazon jungle are a sight to see.

Perhaps there is no wildlife tour more iconic than the African safari. Follow the Big Five -- leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo -- through Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Botswana, or seek out endangered gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and Rwanda.

Escorted tours, expedition trips and river cruises that travel to wildlife-rich regions include accommodations, transportation, guided sightseeing and many meals in the upfront price. Independent vacations that offer wildlife viewing include your hotel stay and some transportation, and may also feature limited sightseeing and a local host to help you plan your day.

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Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  

Wildlife Viewing - Africa
Ile Sainte-Marie Extension 3 Ile Sainte-Marie, Madagascar  Ile Sainte-Marie, Madagascar  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Mpumalanga 3 Hazyview, South Africa  Hazyview, South Africa  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Kruger Experience - Lodge (3 Days) 3 Johannesburg, South Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Victoria Falls, Zambia - Avani Victoria Falls Resort 3 Livingstone, Zambia  Livingstone, Zambia  Independent African Tvl Deluxe Dates and Prices
Masai Mara Walk 3 Nairobi, Kenya  Nairobi, Kenya  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 672 Africa trips
Wildlife Viewing - Alaska
6 Day Highlights of Alaska 6 Anchorage, AK  Fairbanks, AK  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Nature's Best: Alaska 7 Fairbanks, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Nature's Best: Alaska 2018 7 Fairbanks, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Jewels of Alaska 7 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Photographing Polar Bears in Alaska's High Arctic 7 Fairbanks, AK  Fairbanks, AK  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 61 Alaska trips
Wildlife Viewing - Antarctica
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (Island Sky) 7 Santiago, Chile  Santiago, Chile  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer (Sea Adventurer) 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent 2018 (10 Day, Begin Buenos Aires) 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent (10 Day, Begin Buenos Aires) 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer: From Buenos Aires (10 Day, Ocean Endeavour) 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 95 Antarctica trips
Wildlife Viewing - Arctic
Spitsbergen and Polar Bears - An Arctic Spitsbergen Adventure (Thursday Departures) 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen and Polar Bears- An Arctic Spitsbergen Adventure (Monday Departures) 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen Highlights 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief 6 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Realm of the Polar Bear 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 61 Arctic trips
Wildlife Viewing - Asia
Chiang Mai & Elephants 2017-2018 3 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Chiang Mai, Thailand  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Chengdu 2017-2018 3 Chengdu, China  Chengdu, China  Independent Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Chitwan Extension 4 Kathmandu, Nepal  Kathmandu, Nepal  Independent Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Chengdu Short Stay 2017-2018 4 Chengdu, China  Chengdu, China  Independent Wendy Wu First Class Dates and Prices
Hilltribe Experience 5 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Chiang Mai, Thailand  Independent Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 124 Asia trips
Wildlife Viewing - Australia & New Zealand
Kangaroo Island Adventure (Basix) 2 Adelaide, Australia  Adelaide, Australia  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Kangaroo Island Adventure (Original) 2 Adelaide, Australia  Adelaide, Australia  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Great Ocean Road East–Adelaide to Melbourne 3 Adelaide, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Southern Ocean Wildlife Adventure (Basix) 3 Adelaide, Australia  Adelaide, Australia  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Southern Ocean Wildlife Adventure (Original) 3 Adelaide, Australia  Adelaide, Australia  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 135 Australia & New Zealand trips
Wildlife Viewing - Canada
Canadian Polar Bear Experience (National Geographic Journey) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Adventure (6 Day) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Manitoba: Polar Bear Adventure (BBC Earth Journey) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Manitoba: Polar Bear Adventure 2018 (BBC Earth Journey) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Adventure 2018 (6 Day) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 62 Canada trips
Wildlife Viewing - Caribbean
Taste of Cuba & the Caribbean 10 Miami, FL  Cartagena, Colombia  Expedition Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Cuba in Depth 14 Miami, FL  Miami, FL  Expedition Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wildlife Viewing - Europe and Britain
The Classic Winter Voyage South 6 Kirkenes, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Winter Voyage South 2018 6 Kirkenes, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Autumn Voyage South 6 Kirkenes, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Summer Voyage South 6 Kirkenes, Norway  Bergen, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
The Classic Winter Voyage North 7 Bergen, Norway  Kirkenes, Norway  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 18 Europe and Britain trips
Wildlife Viewing - Mexico & Central America
Turtles and Tortuguero (3 Day) 3 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Turtles and Tortuguero – 4 Day 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Turtles and Tortuguero – 4 Day Independent Adventure 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Turtles & Tortuguero – 5 Day Independent Adventure 5 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
6 Day Costa Rica Pacific Beach All Inclusive Fly & Drive 6 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 151 Mexico & Central America trips
Wildlife Viewing - Middle East
Jordan Family - Journey to the Lost City 8 Amman, Jordan  Dead Sea  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Jordan Discovery 8 Amman, Jordan  Amman, Jordan  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Wildlife Viewing - South America
Iguazu Falls 2 Iguazu Falls  Iguazu Falls  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Cloud Forest Experience 3 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Ecuador Amazon Jungle (4 Days) 4 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
La Selva Lodge - 4 Days 4 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Ecuador Amazon Wilderness (4 Days, Sacha Lodge) 4 Quito, Ecuador  Quito, Ecuador  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
+ View all 347 South America trips
Wildlife Viewing - Transatlantic
In the Wake of Thor Heyerdahl (Westbound) 17 Casablanca, Morocco  Fortaleza, Brazil  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Atlantic Crossing In the Wake of the Buccaneers 17 Lisbon, Portugal  Manaus, Brazil  Expedition Hurtigruten First Class Dates and Prices
Wildlife Viewing - U.S. (Continental)
Winter in Wyoming (For Families) 5 Jackson Hole, WY  Jackson Hole, WY  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Yellowstone Winter Wonderland 7 Jackson, WY  Jackson, WY  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Winter in Yellowstone 2019 7 Jackson Hole, WY  Jackson Hole, WY  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Winter in Yellowstone 2018 7 Jackson Hole, WY  Jackson Hole, WY  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wyoming 2018 (For Families) 7 Jackson, WY  Jackson, WY  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 101 U.S. (Continental) trips

* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.