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Travel with the Zoo

The Houston Zoo’s Travel Program offers exciting and affordable opportunities to explore exotic destinations, observe wild creatures in their natural realms, and experience local cultures. Guided by local wildlife experts and experienced zoo staff, our travelers are immersed in wilderness landscapes and introduced to individuals who have taken on the task of safeguarding our planet’s precious biological diversity. Our goal is to inspire through experience and education. So, please join us for a tour. It could very well turn out to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Have questions? Ready to sign up for a trip? Contact us!

Yellowstone Winter

Wildlife and Landscapes: Greater Yellowstone in Winter

February 2 – 8, 2017 Only 1 Space Remaining
$3,899 based on double occupancy. Single Supplement US $575
Airfare into Bozeman, Montana and return from Jackson, Wyoming not included.
Maximum travelers per snow coach is 7.
Maximum capacity of this trip is 14 travelers.

Winter Yellowstone trip Itinerary

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Experience the Great Sandhill Crane Migration

March 13 – 15, 2017
$785 per person based on double occupancy.
Maximum capacity of this trip is 14 travelers.

Crane Safari 2017 Itinerary

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Masai Mara and Mountain Gorillas

May 20 – 28, 2017 Sold Out
 Itinerary: Kenya and Rwanda May 20-28 2017

Second trip added! May 13 – 21, 2017
Only 4 spaces (two rooms) remaining
Itinerary: Kenya and Rwanda – Houston May 13-21 2017 

$8,999 per person based on double occupancy. Airfare from Houston to Nairobi, Kenya and Kigali, Rwanda to Houston not included. See itinerary for inclusions and single traveler costs.

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Yellowstone: Elk, Wolf and Bear in the Spring

May 16 – 20, 2017

$1750 based on double occupancy.
Single Supplement US $320
Airfare into Jackson, Wyoming not included.
Group is restricted to 14 individuals.

Itinerary: Yellowstone – Elk, Wolf and Bear

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Yellowstone – A Family Adventure

June 25 – 30, 2017

$2229 for 1st family member
$1329 for each additional family member sharing the same room
Airfare into Jackson, Wyoming not included
Group is restricted to 14 individuals (6 family rooms)
Suggested for children aged 8 and up

Trip Itinerary: Yellowstone – A Family Adventure

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Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

August 25 – September 3, 2017  

Iguana (Category 1) $6,695 per person, based on double occupancy
Booby (Category 2) $7,195 per person, based on double occupancy
Dolphin (Category 3) $7,695 per person,  based on double occupancy
Group is restricted to 20 individuals – Please refer to additional document for Deck Plan and for single occupancy rates and inclusions.

 Galapagos 2017 Itinerary

Galapagos – Letty Deck Plan

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The Polar Bears of Churchill, Manitoba

October 22 – 27, 2017 

$6,395 based on double occupancy.
Single travelers room share may be available.
Airfare from Houston to Winnipeg and return not included.
Group is restricted to 18 individuals.

Trip Itinerary: Churchill – Polar Bears

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