Award Winning Trips

We are honored to be recognized as one of the top tour operators in the world! Our wildlife eco-tours and safaris have been widely recognized as the ultimate adventures for wildlife lovers by National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Fodor's, Smarter Travel and more. Browse our Awards and Traveler Reviews and you'll see why National Geographic Adventure named Wild Planet "One of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" Below is a sample of some of our award-winning trips.

Award Winning Trips - Select your adventure from our trips below

Brazil - Jaguar's Trail: Pantanal to Amazon 11-Day

A shorter version of our most popular itinerary with only 2 regions of the Pantanal and a remote area of the Amazon. Special excursions to see jaguars (averaging 1.5 jaguars/day), anacondas, hyacinth macaws, giant otters and giant anteater in the Pantanal, and a special Rare Primates Program in the Amazon. Learn More>

2017 - $5,398

Brazil - Jaguar's Trail: Pantanal to Amazon 15-Day

Our most value-packed itinerary featuring wildlife safaris by jeep, boat and foot in 3 different regions of the Pantanal and a remote area of the Amazon. Special excursions to see jaguars (averaging 1.5 jaguars per day), anacondas, hyacinth macaws, giant otters and giant anteater in the Pantanal, and a special Primate Program in the Amazon to see rare primates. Learn More>

2017 - $7,498

Brazil - Pantanal Ultimate Wildlife River Cruise

This unique & exclusive Ultimate Wildlife Cruise will take you to explore remote pantanal regions for the best wildlife viewing, including the Transpantaneira Road, Porto Joffre, Cuiaba River, Paraguay River and the Taiama Ecological Station. Meet the elusive Jaguar as well as tapir, giant anteaters, capybara, giant river otter and exotic birds. Learn More>

2017 - Call for pricing

Costa Rica - Ultimate Wildlife 14-Day EcoTour

Our most value-packed Costa Rica itinerary emphasizing wildlife and bird watching "off the beaten path." Includes both Caribbean and Pacific coasts, rivers, cloudforests, beaches, and more paid admissions to national parks and wildlife refuges than any other tour. This is our signature trip; special touches include hands-on interaction with animals, night hikes for nocturnal animals, world famous sloth sanctuary, kayak with dolphins & snorkel in biolumenesence.   Learn More>

2017 - $5,298

Costa Rica - Ultimate Wildlife 9-Day EcoTour

A shorter version of our most popular itinerary for wildlife lovers who have only a week, the first 8 days are the same as our 14 day Costa Rica Ultimate wildlife itinerary. It includes many of Wild Planet's special touches, such as interactions with animals and scientific researchers, night hikes for nocturnal animals and more. Enjoy wildlife viewing, whitewater rafting, cloudforest canopy tour, beaches, a world-famous sloth sanctuary & more. Learn More>

2017 - $3,598

Costa Rica - Ultimate Wildlife 10.5-Day EcoTour

A shortened Costa Rica itinerary emphasizing wildlife and bird watching "off the beaten path." Includes both Caribbean and Pacific coasts, rivers, cloudforests, beaches, and more paid admissions to national parks and wildlife refuges than any other tour. This is our signature trip; special touches include hands-on interaction with animals, night hikes for nocturnal animals, world famous sloth sanctuary, kayak with dolphins & snorkel in biolumenesence. Learn More>

2017 - $3,998

Add $200 for peak week departures.

Galapagos - Ultimate Wildlife Cruise - M/Y Letty and Flamingo

Our signature fleet of three 20-passenger first class motor-yachts, the M/Y FLAMINGO I, and LETTY, includes the first hybrid yacht in the Galapagos. We custom-designed each of these identical yachts exclusively for Galapagos excursions. Eighty-three-feet long with 24-foot beams, the yachts offer spacious accommodations for small groups. Twenty passengers and two guides per yacht ensure that each guest enjoys a personalized voyage. The interior is designed in polished teak wood and feature fully air conditioned cabins, public spaces, dining room, well-stocked bar, conference area with television, DVD player, stereo cassette/CD equipment, and book and video library. Picture windows surround the upper two decks and offer spectacular panoramic views of the sea and landscape. Enjoy ocean breezes on sun-deck lounge chairs and at observation points. Snorkeling equipment, wet suits, sea kayaks, and beach towels are provided at no additional charge. Accommodations include ten cabins located o Learn More>

2017 - $4,500

India - Ultimate Wildlife Safari 19-Day: Leopards, Tigers & Palaces

This multiple-award-winning trip combines the very best of India's spiritually rich culture and its classic wildlife safaris. It is the most comprehensive multi-safari available in India, with unsurpassed safaris for tigers, leopards, rhinos & wild elephants. Includes 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 5 national parks, plus the cultural and spiritual melange of Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra, Taj Mahal and more. Learn More>

2017 - $7,898

India - Ultimate Wildlife Safari 13-Day: Leopards, Tigers & Palaces

A shorter version of our acclaimed Ultimate Wildlife safari featuring the first 13 days of the 19 day tour, without Kaziranga & Manas. Enjoy leopard safaris in Siana, tiger safaris in Kanha, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bharatpur & the Taj Mahal, plus rich culture & spiritual experiences in Jodhpur, Jaipur and Agra. Learn More>

2017 - $5,298

Panama - Coiba Island Diving

THE hidden scuba secret of the decade! At 1.1 million acres, this virtually unknown marine preserve is the largest in the Americas - bigger than the Belize reef. Coiba's reef is also amongst the most pristine in the world; it's completely outside of the hurricane belt and was isolated as a former prison site. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its abundance of rare corals and marine life. Learn More>

2017 - $1,998

South Africa - Insider's Africa: Meerkats, Gorillas & Africa's Rare 5

This is the ideal second safari to Africa for travelers who have already seen the “Big 5”. We start in Uganda with Gorilla trekking, where in typical Wild Planet Adventures’ style we’ve made special arrangements to spend 2-4 times the traditional amount of time in intimate contact with Gorillas, guided by scientific researchers, plus safaris for Chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions, mongoose and more. We continue to South Africa and a convenient stop at a very remote private reserve in the little-known savannah of the “Green Kalahari” for Meerkats, Pangolin (scaly Anteater), Aardwolf, Aardvark, and Cheetah, the best place to see some of Africa’s rarest animals. This is an incredibly unusual combination of truly “once-in-a-lifetime” safaris that feature scientific researcher-led up-close wildlife interactions for Meerkats, Gorillas, Chimps and Africa’s Rare 5.   Learn More>

2017 - $10,598

South Africa - Africa's Rare 5: Adorable Meerkats, Aardwolf, Cheetah & more

This is the second segment of our Insider’s Africa safari which takes place in South Africa during their winter months, featuring habituated Meerkat colonies for close-up observation of adorable wild Meerkats — a real favorite!  Plus the best chance in all of Africa to see extremely rare Pangolin (scaly anteater), Aardvark, Aardwolf and Cheetah — all with nearly 80% or higher probability of sighting, in the little known savannah of the “Green Kalahari”. The South African summer is a great time to view the animals foraging at night, when the temperatures are suitable for extended night-time drives. We're also pleased to offer standalone departures during these months (Oct-Mar). Learn More>

2017 - $4,798

Thailand - Ultimate Wildlife 15-Day EcoTour

Enjoy wildlife viewing in 5 national parks including Kaeng Krachan and Sam Roi Yot, an acclaimed elephant camp, the culture of Chiang Mai, and snorkeling on Ko Talu island. The grand finale is magnificent treehouses accessed by ziplines to see gibbons singing love duets to each other! Learn More>

2017 - $4,598

Thailand - Ultimate Wildlife 11-Day EcoTour

A shorter version of our award-winning itinerary without the treehouses & ziplines. Includes wildlife safaris in Kaeng Krachan, Sam Roy Yot & Doi Inthanon national parks, elephant camp, Grand Palace, Chiang Mai, cooking school, Buddhist temples, floating market & snorkeling on Ko Talu island. Learn More>

2017 - $3,598

Uganda - Insider's Africa: Meerkats, Gorillas & Africa's Rare 5

This is the ideal second safari to Africa for travelers who have already seen the “Big 5”. We start in Uganda with Gorilla trekking, where in typical Wild Planet Adventures’ style we’ve made special arrangements to spend 2-4 times the traditional amount of time in intimate contact with Gorillas, guided by scientific researchers, plus safaris for Chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions, mongoose and more. We continue to South Africa and a convenient stop at a very remote private reserve in the little-known savannah of the “Green Kalahari” for Meerkats, Pangolin (scaly Anteater), Aardwolf, Aardvark, and Cheetah, the best place to see some of Africa’s rarest animals. This is an incredibly unusual combination of truly “once-in-a-lifetime” safaris that feature scientific researcher-led up-close wildlife interactions for Meerkats, Gorillas, Chimps and Africa’s Rare 5. Learn More>

2017 - $10,598

Zambia - Ultimate Wildlife 15-Day Safari

Another option featuring walking safaris in the remote Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park with a master guide, plus jeep safaris on the vast Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park and canoe safaris on the Zambezi River in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mana Pools, widely regarded as one of the best canoe safari's on earth. Learn More>

2017 - $13,998

Zambia - Ultimate Wildlife 12-Day Safari

A shorter version of our most popular itinerary emphasizing walking safaris in the remote Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park, plus canoe safari in Mana Pools National Park, with 2 master guides. Learn More>

2017 - $10,598

Zambia - Ultimate Wildlife 10-Day Safari

Another option featuring walking safaris in the remote Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park with a master guide, plus jeep safaris on the vast Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park. Learn More>

2017 - $8,398

Zambia - Ultimate Wildlife 18-Day Safari

Our most value-packed itinerary featuring an ensemble of Master Guides, brought together for the first time. It includes walking and jeep safaris in the remote Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park, jeep safaris in the classic vast plains and wetlands of Kafue National Park, and canoe safaris on the Zambezi River in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mana Pools, widely regarded as one of the best canoe safari's on earth. This is our signature wildlife adventure, with many of Wild Planet's special touches. Learn More>

2017 - $15,898

Zambia - Ultimate Wildlife 7-Day Safari

Another option featuring walking safaris in the remote Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park with a master guide. Learn More>

2017 - $4,998

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