Take a journey through the Big Island of Hawaii with the San Diego Zoo. Explore the island's natural beauty when you travel to Mauna Kea, Waipio Valley, and Volcanoes National Park. Learn about Hawaii's native bird species with exclusive visits to the Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge and the Zoo's Keahou Bird Conservation Center. Beach trips, observatories, cultural performances and more await you, including a stay at a private historic mansion!
Pre-tour extension to Tibet and post-tour extension to Hong Kong are available.
This grand China tour offers ample opportunities to encounter giant pandas at breeding centers in Chengdu and Dujiangyan. In addition, you'll stroll along the Great Wall and explore Beijing's Forbidden City. Also, marvel at the famous Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xian, cruise down the lovely Yangzi River through the extraordinary Three Gorges, and soak in the cosmopolitan vitality of Shanghai.
Observe the magnificence of Africa's Great Migration and view the continent's most famous wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, rhinos, crocodiles, giraffes, cape buffalo, zebras, and wildebeest. Your treetop hotel on Mt. Kenya provides excellent views of animals that visit the adjacent watering hole. You will stay in luxurious tented camps and safari lodges in the midst of the wilderness at Lake Nakuru National Park, the famous Maasai Mara, and Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Post-tour extension to Machu Picchu and Cusco also available.
There's no more intimate an experience with nature than this Galápagos Islands cruise aboard the 16-guest Grace. Accompanied by only the highest-rated native naturalist guides, you experience unrivaled access and adventure. Cruise to the greatest array of islands, where you enjoy a spectacular look at the islands' diverse terrain — desert landscapes, lush highland forests, volcanic soils, and nutrient-rich waters. During our intimate Galápagos Islands cruise, you'll find yourself just inches away from giant tortoises, comical blue-footed boobies, sea lions, penguins, and iguanas.
Set off on a wildlife adventure and come face-to-face with the world's legendary creatures in their natural habitats. Trek through the verdant bamboo forests of Rwanda in search of the majestic mountain gorilla. Venture deep into India's national parks, one of the last places on Earth where the elusive Bengal tiger freely roams in the wild. Encounter remarkable big cats and great migrating herds on a classic safari across the Serengeti Plain. This 20-day itinerary immerses you in the planet's diverse ecosystems for an up-close look at rare and iconic animals, birds and marine life."