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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
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
Chobe Game Park Safari (Private Tour) 3 Livingstone, Zambia  Livingstone, Zambia  Independent A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Masai Mara Walk 3 Nairobi, Kenya  Nairobi, Kenya  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Hermanus (Private Tour) 3 Cape Town, South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  Independent A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 681 Africa trips
Wildlife Viewing - Alaska
Bears of Brooks Falls: Solitude Season 6 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Jewels of Alaska 2020 7 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Alaska: Call of the Wild 2020 (BBC Earth Journey, For Families) 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Alaska 2020 8 Anchorage, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness (Juneau to Sitka) 8 Juneau, AK  Sitka, AK  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 33 Alaska trips
Wildlife Viewing - Antarctica
Falkland Islands Discovery 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Antarctic Whale Journey 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
Discover Antarctica 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
The Antarctic, in the Wake of the Belgica (Ushuaia - Ushuaia) 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia (10 days) 10 Ushuaia, Argentina  Ushuaia, Argentina  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 129 Antarctica trips
Wildlife Viewing - Arctic
Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief 7 Oslo, Norway  Oslo, Norway  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Realm of the Polar Bear 8 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
Introduction to Spitsbergen 9 Longyearbyen, Norway  Longyearbyen, Norway  Expedition Intrepid First Class Dates and Prices
East Greenland Arctic Safari 9 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard 10 Oslo, Norway  Oslo, Norway  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 44 Arctic trips
Wildlife Viewing - Asia
Chiang Mai & Elephants 3 Chiang Mai, Thailand  Chiang Mai, Thailand  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Chitwan Extension 4 Kathmandu, Nepal  Kathmandu, Nepal  Independent Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Tigers of Bardia 4 Kathmandu, Nepal  Kathmandu, Nepal  Independent Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Experience Sarawak 6 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia  Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
South India: Explore Kerala (National Geographic Journey) 7 Kochi, India  Cherrai Beach, India  Escorted G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 107 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
Snorkel to Adventure 3 Cairns, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Dive to Adventure 3 Cairns, Australia  Cairns, Australia  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road 2020 4 Melbourne, Australia  Melbourne, Australia  Independent Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 219 Australia & New Zealand trips
Wildlife Viewing - Canada
Great Bear Rainforest 5 Vancouver, Canada  Calgary, Canada  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Churchill Arctic Family Adventure 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Manitoba: Polar Bear Adventure 2020 (BBC Earth Journey) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Adventure (6 Day) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Tundra Lodge Adventure 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 28 Canada trips
Wildlife Viewing - Europe and Britain
Explore Iceland (National Geographic Journey) 7 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted G Adventure First Class Dates and Prices
Norway's Fjords & Fjells 9 Alesund, Norway  Trondheim, Norway  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Around Iceland Cruise by Small Ship 10 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
London (Tower Bridge) to Dublin 11 London, England  Dublin, Ireland  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Iceland: Circling the Land of Fire & Ice 11 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 13 Europe and Britain trips
Wildlife Viewing - Mexico & Central America
Tortuguero National Park Tour – 4 Day Independent Adventure 4 San Jose, Costa Rica  San Jose, Costa Rica  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Best of Panama 2020 6 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Best of Panama 6 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Best of Panama 2021 6 Panama City, Panama  Panama City, Panama  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Kingdom of the Monarchs 6 Mexico City, Mexico  Mexico City, Mexico  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 149 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
Wildlife Viewing - Pacific Islands
Papeete (Tahiti) to Lautoka 2021 13 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Papeete (Tahiti) to Lautoka 14 Papeete, Tahiti  Lautoka, Fiji  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Lautoka to Cairns 2021 15 Lautoka, Fiji  Cairns, Australia  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Easter Island to Papeete (Tahiti) (Itinerary B) 15 Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Papeete, Tahiti  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Easter Island to Papeete (Tahiti) (Itinerary A) 15 Easter Island, Chilean dependency  Papeete, Tahiti  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 10 Pacific Islands trips
Wildlife Viewing - South America
Iguazu Falls 2 Iguazu Falls  Iguazu Falls  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Amazon Peru: Sandoval Lake Lodge 3 Puerto Maldonado, Peru  Puerto Maldonado, Peru  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Amazon Peru: Sandoval Lake Lodge 2020 3 Puerto Maldonado, Peru  Puerto Maldonado, Peru  Independent SITA First Class Dates and Prices
Nazca Lines 3 Lima, Peru  Lima, Peru  Independent G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Amazon Lodges of Peru (Private Tour) 3 Puerto Maldonado, Peru  Puerto Maldonado, Peru  Independent A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 557 South America trips
Wildlife Viewing - Transatlantic
Ushuaia to Cape Town 2021 (22 Day) 22 Ushuaia, Argentina  Cape Town, South Africa  Expedition Silversea Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wildlife Viewing - U.S. (Continental)
Winter in Wyoming Escape 5 Jackson, WY  Jackson, WY  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Wyoming 2020 7 Jackson, WY  Jackson, WY  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Hidden Yellowstone & Grand Teton 7 Jackson, WY  Jackson, WY  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Safari America: Yellowstone Country 7 Bozeman, MT  Bozeman, MT  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Yellowstone: Adventure Under the Big Sky 7 Bozeman, MT  Bozeman, MT  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 30 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.