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Award Winning Trips

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

Alaska - 7-Day Classic Alaska: Kenai Fjords & Denali

A shorter version of our 11-day Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Tour without the Alaskan Peninsula. Board a private vessel to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge and explore Kenai Fjords National Park’s spectacular seacoast by kayaking, canoeing, hiking and wildlife viewing. Then venture deep into the remote Kantishna region of Denali National Park, avoiding the massive crowds near the park entrance where thousands of other guests congregate, instead traveling 90 miles deep into the heart of Denali National Park where wildlife abounds! Learn More>

2021 - $5,798

Alaska - 11-Day Ultimate Alaska for Wildlife Lovers: Kenai Fjords, Denali, & the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge

Explore Kenai Fjords spectacular seacoast by kayak and small boat, and spot wildlife deep in the heart of Denali National Park. We combine these classic destinations with Alaska’s most unique wildlife experience in a remote part of the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge, host to an extremely high density of bear, walrus, wolves, moose, caribou, fox and more. Nowhere else in Alaska will you find unhabituated wild animals roaming as they did a century ago. This is not a canned tourist attraction; unlike any of Alaska’s National Parks, here the bears never see people, and neither will you! Learn More>

2021 - $9,598

Alaska - 7-Day Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge

By popular demand, we’ve expanded the incredible climax of our Ultimate Alaska tour so you can enjoy a full week at Alaska’s most unique wildlife lodge! Host to an extremely high density of bear, walrus, wolves, moose, caribou, fox and more, this remote area of the volcano-studded Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge is Alaska’s best unknown wildlife experience. Nowhere else in Alaska will you find real unhabituated wild animals roaming as they did a century ago. This is not a canned tourist attraction, this is an exclusive Wild Planet wildlife safari, guided by real Alaskans on the remote Alaska Peninsula. Unlike any of Alaska’s National Parks, here the bears never see people, and neither will you! Learn More>

2021 - $7,598

Alaska - 7-Day Glacier Bay & Wildlife of Southeast Alaska

This introduction to Glacier Bay starts with a floatplane to Admiralty or Chichagof for Alaska’s best Grizzly bear viewing. Then hike the Tongass National Forest, view the famed Mendenhall Glacier, paddle Chilkoot lake and raft the wildlife rich Chikat river amidst the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world. Enjoy world-class views of glaciers, cascading waterfalls and wide expanses of alpine tundra; prime habitat for whales, bears, golden eagles, ptarmigan, hares, and more. Sail for a day among glaciers and whales in the awe-inspiring Glacier Bay National Park, one of the most stunning places on earth. Learn More>

2021 - $5,998

Alaska - Travel on Your Own

Choose your destinations, go whenever - and wherever - you want. With this Alaskan trip, you can choose from any destination in the State and we can put your trip together for you. Gain access to our local, full-service office and our expert wildlife guides, vehicles, logistical support, and intimate knowledge of local accommodations, activities, and destination value. Allow us to customize a trip to Alaska that meets your heart's desires! Learn More>

2021 - Pricing Available Upon Request

Alaska - 7-Day Glacier Bay Wildlife by Wings - Helicopter & Scenic Air Assisted

This exclusive Wild Planet wildlife adventure utilizes helicopters and scenic flights for best access to Glacier Bay’s natural wonders and wildlife – scenic flights are simply the best way to see such grand vistas! Start with heli-hiking on Mendenhall glacier for a unique aerial view and up-close experience of the glacier. Enjoy an aerial flight above Glacier Bay to Moose Meadows, and fly-in river rafting on the Upper Tsirku River --an area so seldom visited (even by locals!) that it offers a chance to spot wolves, lynx and other extremely rare wildlife. Enjoy private whale-watching, kayaking at Pleasant Island and a day sailing among glaciers and whales in the awe-inspiring Glacier Bay National Park, one of the most stunning places on earth! Learn More>

2021 - $9,598

Baja - 8-Day Ultimate Whales, Whale Sharks & Wildlife (with Mag Bay)

This is the most comprehensive, wildlife-focused ecotour available in Baja, packed with specially-designed activities to maximize wildlife viewing. Enjoy hands-on intimate encounters with whales and their newborn calves, plus interactions with biologists and scientific researcher-led activities to swim with whale sharks, measure & tag sea turtles and more. No other Baja eco-tour will expose you to so much wildlife! Learn More>

2021 - $4,498

Baja - 7-Day Whales, Whale Sharks & Wildlife

A shorter version of our Ultimate Baja itinerary without Magdalena Bay. Includes whale encounters with up to 9 whale species and interaction with biologists in scientific, researcher-led activities to swim with whale sharks! Participate in releasing baby turtle hatchlings to the sea and lose yourself in the once-in-a-lifetime chance to snorkel with playful sea-lions. Learn More>

2021 - $3,998

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 with special excursions to see jaguars (averaging 1.5 jaguars/day), anacondas, hyacinth macaws, giant otters and giant anteater. Learn More>

2021 - $6,998

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. Activities include special excursions to see jaguars (averaging 1.5 jaguars per day), anacondas, hyacinth macaws, giant otters, and giant anteater. Learn More>

2021 - $8,998

Canada - 12-day Canadian Rockies & Vancouver Island Wildlife & Scenic Wonders

Our most popular Canadian wildlife eco-tour featuring both the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island. Visit the iconic Banff and Jasper National Parks and the Icefield Parkway, rated one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. Explore lesser-visited destinations where wildlife abounds like Athabasca River, Switzer Wetlands, and Elk Island National Park. This trip features a dual emphasis on both scenic wonders and wildlife viewing for bear, moose, caribou, beavers, golden eagles, fox, and extraordinary opportunities to see wild wolf packs, swim with spawning salmon, spot whales, orcas, and more. Learn More>

2021 - $7,498

Canada - 7-Day Canadian Rockies Wildlife & Scenic Wonders

A shorter version of our Canadian Wildlife & Scenic Wonders trip without Vancouver Island. Visit the iconic Canadian Rockies destinations of Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and the Icefield Parkway, rated one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. Explore lesser-visited destinations where wildlife abounds like Athabasca River, Switzer Wetlands, and Elk Island National Park. This trip features a dual emphasis on both scenic wonders and wildlife viewing of bear, moose, caribou, beavers, golden eagles, fox and more. Learn More>

2021 - $4,398

Costa Rica - Ultimate Wildlife 14-Day Adventure

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>

2021 - $5,698

Add $250 for peak week departures.

Costa Rica - Ultimate Wildlife 9-Day Adventure

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>

2021 - $3,998

Add $250 for peak week departures.

Costa Rica - Ultimate Wildlife 10.5-Day Adventure

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>

2021 - $4,498

Add $250 for peak week departures.

Costa Rica - 8-Day Costa Rica Private Bubble Corcovado Luxury Adventure

Travel within your social bubble! This fully self-contained Corcovado wildlife tour features a choice of breathtaking ocean-view buy-out properties (giving you the whole property for as few as 2 travelers!) or ultra-small eco-lodge. Includes private transportation and expert naturalist or biologist guide –tested for COVID-19 within 3 days of your arrival! We limit close contact with other people in every way possible and adhere to Costa Rica’s COVID-19 protocols for maximum safety. Includes a wide choice of activities each day in the most remote and wildlife-rich part of the country. Learn More>

2021 - $5,498

Add $250 for peak week departures.

Galapagos - Ultimate Wildlife Cruise - M/Y Letty

The M/Y LETTY, 20-passenger first class motor-yachts, is one of the first hybrid yachts in the Galapagos custom-designed exclusively for Galapagos excursions. Eighty-three-feet long with 24-foot beams, the yacht 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 on three decks, each with a large private bathroom and a fresh, hot-and-cold-wat Learn More>

2021 - $5,050

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>

2021 - $7,698

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>

2021 - $4,998

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>

2020 - $2,298

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>

2021 - $14,498 Price Reduced!

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>

2021 - $7,598Price Reduced!

Southwest - 8-Day Wildlife & Scenic Wonders

Explore the Southwest’s stunning natural wonders through the lens of a wildlife enthusiast. This wildlife-focused version of Utah’s “Mighty 5” tour is a grand circle of Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, Zebra slot canyon, Dead Horse Point, Horseshoe Bend, Secret Antelope Valley and Monument Valley, with special wildlife rafting float trips on the San Juan and Salt rivers. Unique wildlife activities target wild horses (mustangs), prairie dogs, ring-tailed cats and much more! Learn More>

2021 - $5,498

Special Asia Trips - 6-Day Laos Nam Et-Phou Louey Extension

Enjoy a special wildlife safari program in the unique, remote, and virtually unknown Nam-Et Phou Louey National park in Laos, one of the most ecologically significant habitats for Indochinese wildlife in all of Southeast Asia. Enjoy hikes and river safari cruises for diurnal and nocturnal animals, visit salt licks, and search for rare wildlife, including 6 cat species! This can be added as an extension to any longer Thai or Southeast Asian itinerary. Learn More>

2021 - $2,198

Tanzania - Jun-Nov: 8-Day Mid-Range Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

From June-Nov, the migration is in the Northern Serengeti. A peak aspect of this time are the famous river crossings, where thousands of wildebeest and zebra braving the crocodile-infested waters. Most mid-range camps are situated in the heart of the migration. We’ll start in the South, away from the migration, at Tarangire, famous for its large herds of elephants, with options for walking safaris, night drives and mobile “fly” camps. Then continue north for the migration and river crossings. Learn More>

2020 & 2021 - $6,498

Tanzania - Jun-Nov: 8-Day Budget Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

From June-Nov, the migration is in the Northern Serengeti. A peak aspect of this time are the famous river crossings, where thousands of wildebeest and zebra braving the crocodile-infested waters. Most mid-range camps are situated in the heart of the migration. We’ll start in the South, away from the migration, at Tarangire, famous for its large herds of elephants, with options for walking safaris, night drives and mobile “fly” camps. Then continue north for the migration and river crossings. Learn More>

2020 & 2021 - $4,698

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>

2021 - $5,398

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>

2021 - $4,598

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>

2021 - $14,498 Price Reduced!

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>

2020 - $15,498

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>

2020 - $11,598

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>

2020 - $9,498

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>

2020 - $17,598

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>

2020 - $5,598

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