Vietnam is a land of amazing beauty and biodiversity with lush mountains, picturesque valleys, and expansive river deltas. Walk among the verdant Karst Mountains at Cuc Phuong National Park, trek through the lowland rain forest in Nam Cat Tien National Park, and journey deep into Tram Chim National Park to view an amazing array of bird species. You will be awed and inspired by Vietnam’s unique cultures and traditions, from modern cities to tiny fishing villages.
Discover the magnificent landscapes and unique wildlife of Namibia, where apricot-hued desert sands swirl into towering dunes. Trek to see black rhinos in one of the most breathtaking spots on Earth! Frequent the water holes of Etosha National Park and watch the drama of the bush unfold right in front of your eyes. Bushwalking and drives in 4 x 4 vehicles reward you with amazing wildlife sightings, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and flamingos. Also, meet world-renowned cheetah expert Dr. Laurie Marker, a recipient of San Diego Zoo Global's Lifetime Achievement Conservation award, to learn about conservation efforts in the region.
Isolation has its advantages, and in Cuba, a half century of relative solitude has left places of pristine beauty and wonder. The guardianship of land and sea for future generations is valued in a place that has been protected from the impetuous advancement of modernity and commercialism. Come see the Caribbean's largest protected wetlands at Cienega de Zapata, observe the isolated habitats of the magotes in the Viñales valley, and discover a large scale ranch where endangered crocodiles are protected. In Cuba, little is taken for granted, be it the first breath of morning, the call of a Tocororo or a kind smile.
The landscapes and wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal personify the rich culture of this vast country—eclectic, vivacious, colorful, and inviting. Join our Pantanal expedition, taking in a land where the bounty of birdlife is capable of turning even the most casual wildlife observer into a birding enthusiast. Plus, cruise through a region where high jaguar density and increasing rates of habituation combine for excellent chances to view these majestic cats in their natural habitat. Other animal inhabitants in this wildlife-rich area include capuchin and howler monkeys, capybaras, toucans, anacondas, caimans, anteaters, and tapirs.
During 24 days, you’ll explore firsthand the richness the world has to offer, including seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, from the comforts of a private jet. Uncover the secrets of Easter Island and experience the allure of the Taj Mahal. On safari in Tanzania, spend hours surrounded by a vibrant ecosystem. Learn the fascinating stories behind marvels like the Lost City of Petra. The serenity of sunrise at Angkor Wat will stay with you well past the farewell dinner. This journey is truly the opportunity of a lifetime.