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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! conservation@houstonzoo.org.


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Yellowstone: Elk, Wolf and Bear in the Spring

May 17 – May 21, 2016

Cost US $1499 based on double occupancy
Single Supplement US $320
Airfare into Jackson, Wyoming not included
Group is restricted to 14 individuals

Trip Details and Itinerary

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Wonders of Yellowstone Family Adventure!

July 6 – 11, 2016 
A unique travel program for families who want to combine the adventures of Yellowstone with opportunities to take actions to save wildlife.
Cost $1,995 for 1st family member, $1,349 for each subsequent family member (cost does not include airfare into Jackson Hole, Wyoming)
2016 trip restricted to approximately 5 families. Program recommended for children ages eight and up.
Please contact conservation@houstonzoo.org if you are interested in this wildlife experience!

Yellowstone Family Adventure Trip Details


Polar Bears of Churchill, Manitoba

October 22-27th 2016. 
2016 Group is restricted to 16 individuals

 November 2016 Travel Itinerary

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Yellowstone Winter

Wildlife and Landscapes: Greater Yellowstone in Winter

January 30th to February 5th 2016
Cost US $3300 based on double occupancy
This trip is now sold out. If you are interested in joining us in 2017, we will travel on approximately the same dates. Please contact conservation@houstonzoo.org for more information.

Single Supplement US $530
Airfare into Jackson, Wyoming and return from Bozeman, MT not included
Maximum travelers per snow coach is 7
Maximum capacity of this trip is 14 travelers

Trip Details and Itinerary

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Experience the Great Sandhill Crane Migration

March 7 – 9th, 2016 – this trip is now sold out, please check back in the spring for 2017 dates or contact conservation@houstonzoo.org for information
Cost US $760 per person based on double occupancy
Please contact us for single traveler information
Airfare into Grand Island, NE and return not included
Maximum capacity of this trip is 16 travelers

Trip Details and Itinerary

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Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

August 27-September 5, 2017 dates now available
August 26 – September 4, 2016 Dolphin (Category 3) US $6,795 –  this trip is now sold out
Group is restricted to 20 individuals –
Please refer to additional document for Deck Plan and for single occupancy rates and inclusions.

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Masai Mara and Mountain Gorillas

May 20 – 28, 2017
Group is restricted to 16 individuals

Trip Details and Itinerary

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