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The Pantanal: South America's "Serengeti"

Explore the world's largest wetland and one of Earth's richest ecosystems, Brazil's Pantanal. As a wildlife watcher's paradise, it's home to jaguars, capybaras, tapirs, giant river otters, anteaters, capuchin and howler monkeys, hyacinth macaws, and caiman.

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Experience the Passion of Cuba

Cuba's riches are found in the hearts of its people. With a written history that stretches back to the 15th Century, it has endured and thrived through times of colonial expansion, despotism, and revolution. This enduring spirit is expressed through art, music, and a dedication to the preservation of its natural environment.

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Around the World by Private Jet

Uncover the secrets of Easter Island. Spend hours surrounded by a vibrant ecosystem in Tanzania. Experience the warmth of Samoan culture. This itinerary tops any savvy traveler's must-see list.

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Polar Bear Capital of the World

Visit Churchill, Manitoba—Polar Bear Capital of the World! Enjoy beautiful sunsets, incredible northern lights, and majestic polar bear sightings at the cozy and warm Tundra Buggy Lodge.

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Panda Encounters in China

If you like giant pandas, this is the trip for you. You'll see plenty of these black-and-white superstars and enjoy amazing encounters with them. And you get to climb on the Great Wall, visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and cruise down the Yangzi River.

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Wild Encounters by Private Jet

Track the elusive Bengal tiger through India's jungles, encounter great migrating herds and big cats on the Serengeti Plain, meet the gentle mountain gorillas of Rwanda, and witness the antics of endangered orangutans in Borneo's rain forest.

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Explore the Serengeti of South America

August 19-28, 2016

Join our expedition to Brazil's Pantanal, where we will explore the world's largest wetland, which is also one of Earth's richest ecosystems. Cruise through this wildlife watcher's paradise—a region with a large jaguar population, which means you have an excellent chance of viewing these majestic cats in their natural habitat. Other animal inhabitants in this wildlife-rich area include capuchin and howler monkeys, capybaras, toucans, anacondas, giant river otters, caimans, anteaters, tapirs, and nearly 1,000 bird species.


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China and Its Giant Pandas

May 2017

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Wildlife Adventure in Kenya

Fall 2017

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Pat M., Marblehead, Mass.

Tanzania 2014

"My safari in Tanzania was way above my very high expectations. I was taken care of royally from start to finish and witnessed the most amazing wildlife imaginable.

Thank you."

Anne E., from La Mesa, Calif.

6-time WorldWild Tours traveler

"Although I have taken several other trips without going with the Zoo, I keep coming back to WorldWild Tours. I've found that the Zoo plans the trips in great detail: where to go, what to see, and how to see it... I can't recommend them enough!"

Ron and Cindy S., from Wainscott, N.Y.

2-time WorldWild Tours travelers

"The Zoo's escorts, the accommodations, the itineraries—all top notch! We've made life-long friends from taking these trips and have life-long memories as well."

Explore the world with San Diego Zoo WorldWild Tours

Let us take you to some of the "wildest" places on Earth. San Diego Zoo WorldWild Tours highlight the wildlife at each destination and include expert naturalists as well as a San Diego Zoo escort, plus a fun group of like-minded travelers.