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5 'World Best' Exotic Wildlife Viewing Spots

Created: 28 June 2016
Five 'World Best' Exotic Wildlife Viewing Opportunities & Why Summer and Fall are Prime Times to Travel Wild Planet Adventures underscores that when you travel abroad to encounter Earth’s most exotic wild creatures is as important as the desti ...

Special Rate! South Georgia Island Ultimate Antarctica Cruise

Created: 14 August 2015
Commemorating the 100 Year Anniversary of Shackleton’s Famous Expedition! Wild Planet Adventures is excited to offer a very special "introductory" rate for our Antarctic South Georgia Island Cruise, together with a team of experts who have been ru ...

Gorillas & Meerkats, Oh My!

Created: 14 August 2015
Gorillas and Chimps in Uganda and Rwanda!  Meerkats in the Kalahari! Have you already seen Africa's famous Big 5 on our Zambia safari or elsewhere? Discover the ideal second trip to Africa to see some of the rarest animals on earth, including ...

Last Chance for Christmas Trips!

Created: 14 August 2015
Very Limited Space Available for Christmas—Don’t Wait! We still have limited space available for some holiday season trips. Best options include Cost Rica, Thailand, India, Borneo and Panama. Don't wait — space sells out every year, and flight ...

India & Thailand Safari Season-National Parks Open Nov 11

Created: 14 August 2015
India's Most Award-Winning Multi-Safari Tigers sightings in India are at their highest levels in years! Our world-class combination of Leopard safaris in Siana, Tiger Safaris in Kanha and Manas, Rhino Safaris in Kaziranga, and the culture of Agra, J ...

Join the World's First Wildlife Tours in Borneo's "Lost World"

Created: 14 August 2015
Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive! We are thrilled to now be the first --and only-- international tour operator to offer wildlife eco-tours in Maliau Basin, also known as the fabled "Lost World" of Borneo. A nearly perfect circle, the basin is a vir ...

Maliau Basin: The "Lost World" of Borneo.

Created: 15 June 2015
A Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive! Wild Planet Adventures is proud to be the first U.S. tour operator--and in fact the first International tour operator--to offer wildlife expeditions in the remote Maliau Basin, famously called the "Lost World" of ...

Ten Reasons Why Zambia is Africa’s Hidden Safari Gem

Created: 13 March 2015
eading exotic wildlife travel expert Wild Planet Adventures specializes in intimate encounters with exotic wildlife in less-traveled destinations that feature more animals and fewer tourists.  For this National Geographic Traveler has awarded Wi ...

All the World Loves a Lover

Created: 13 February 2015
Wild Planet Adventures Delivers a Week’s Worth of Animal World Courtship In Honor of Valentine’s Day! “All the world loves a lover,” mused American thinker, Ralph Waldo Emerson.  That being said, with Valentine’s Day around ...

5 Wildlife Travel Secrets You Must Know for 2015

Created: 17 April 2014
1) Zambia Is Thriving for African Safaris Due to its Safety from Ebola Demand for African safaris exploded in 2014 to an all-time high, but the misguided perception that all of Africa was affected by the Ebola crisis means that you can exp ...

Brazil "On the Jaguar's Trail-From the Pantanal to the Amazon" Awarded National Geographic Traveler "Tour of a Lifetime"

Created: 17 April 2014
We're thrilled that our "Brazil - On the Jaguar's Trail, Pantanal to Amazon" safari has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the "World's 50 Best Trips" in their annual "Tours of a Lifetime" issue. This marks our the fifth time receivin ...

Nominated by Travel+Leisure: Best Tour Operator 2014!

Created: 16 February 2014
Vote today and you could win a $10,000 dream trip! Vote now in the Travel + Leisure 2014 World's Best Awards survey! Rate your favorite travel experiences and enter for a chance to win a $10,000 dream trip, courtesy of T+L. Your ...

Rare Galapagos Discounts

Created: 16 February 2014
Cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard our fleet of three, 83 foot, 20-passenger first class expeditions yachts. Enjoy the crazy courtship dance of blue-footed boobies, snorkel with playful sea lions and penguins, walk amongst marine iguanas, and ...

Brazil: On the Jaguar's Trail-Amazon and Pantanal Availability Dwindles

Created: 16 February 2014
With the eyes of the world on Brazil this year due to the World Cup, the Pantanal is finally getting the attention it deserves as one of the world's most fascinating wildlife destinations. And so is Wild Planet's Brazil "On the Jaguar's Trail -- Pa ...

Thailand Update

Created: 16 February 2014
We have a steady stream of travelers arriving in Thailand, including groups that arrived on Feb 2 (the day of the elections), and also on Feb 9. All of our groups are doing fine, with no problems, and remain unaffected by Thailand's political ...

Recommend.com Review

Created: 16 February 2014
Recommend.com talks up our Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Eco-tour We're thrilled to receive yet another accolade for our multiple-award-winning Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife eco-tour, this time from Recommend.com. Space is still available fo ...

Holiday Season Travel Deals (That Really Exist!) for Wildlife Lovers

Created: 22 October 2013
September 28, 2013 Save up to $1,000 per person on some of the world's greatest wildlife adventures! Costa Rica - save up to $300 per person India - save up to $500 per person Thailand - save up to $1,000 per person ...

Top 5 Christmas Trips for Wildlife Lovers and Families with Animal-Crazy Kids

Created: 22 October 2013
September 8, 2013 If you're thinking about traveling to a wildlife destination for Christmas, you can avoid the masses while maximizing your chances for exhilarating wildlife encounters with a little help from the wildlife experts at Wild ...

Top 7 Trips for Animal-Crazy Families

Created: 13 September 2013
May 14, 2013 If you have animal-crazy kids, there comes a point where watching re-runs of Animal Planet and endless visits to the zoo to see the baby marmosets AGAIN will no longer appease them. Its time to take them to see the real thing! We'v ...

Why is July So Special in Costa Rica?

Created: 06 September 2013
In July, a little-known weather pattern occurs in Costa Rica which offers extraordinary opportunities for wildlife lovers. Early rains throughout May and June cause an eruption of flowering trees and fruits, which attract large numbers of anim ...

Transform Your Kids' Lives Through Travel

Created: 13 September 2013
As a kid growing up in New York, my parent's commitment to traveling with me and my sister transformed our lives. It exposed me to new perspectives, and gave me respite from the small and sometimes cruel social world of high school. The farther I w ...

Annual Spectacle at World's Largest Macaw & Parrot Clay Lick

Created: 13 September 2013
June 20, 2013 When I first scouted the Tambopata Reserve in South-Eastern Peru in the early 90's it was sheer luck that I happened to be there in early October, during the peak activity of the world's largest macaw and parrot clay lick. During ...

Tigers Roar Back: 2013-2014 Season Indicates First Population Increase After All-Time Lows

Created: 13 September 2013
July 19, 2013 Last week I sat down to dinner in San Francisco with renowned India wildlife expert Raj Sinh, author of the top 3 best selling India field guides, and the country manager for both Wild Planet Adventures and National Geographic Adv ...

CNN Video: Our Sloth Bear Rescue Center's Big Success

Created: 17 August 2013
April 19, 2013 Its not often we hear positive news in the world of wildlife conservation. Just this week a Chinese ship ran into a reef and was found to contain hundreds of poached pangolins (scaly anteater) a highly endangered spec ...

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