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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!



Wonders of Yellowstone Family Adventure!

July 6 – 11, 2016 (one family spot remaining!)
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 if you are interested in this wildlife experience!

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Polar Bears of Churchill, Manitoba

October 22-27th 2016 (Only 6 spaces remain)

$6,095 per person double occupancy. Airfare Houston to Winnipeg and return not included.
2016 Group is restricted to 16 individuals. There are no single spaces/rooms on this trip.

Polar Bear Trip Itinerary

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Yellowstone Winter

Wildlife and Landscapes: Greater Yellowstone in Winter

February 2 to February 8, 2017 
Cost US $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 

Cost US $785 per person based on double occupancy. Contact for information.

Maximum capacity of this trip is 14 travelers

Itinerary: Houston_Zoo_Crane_Safari_2017

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Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

August 25-September 3, 2017 dates now available; contact

Program Fee:

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,  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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Masai Mara and Mountain Gorillas

Dates: May 20 – 28, 2017. Itinerary: Kenya and Rwanda – HOUSTON May 20-28_2017 Currently waiting list only. 

Second trip added: May 13 – 21, 2017. Itinerary: Kenya and Rwanda – Houston May 13-21_2017 

$8,999 per person 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

Please check back for 2017 dates

Cost US $1599 based on double occupancy
Single Supplement US $320
Airfare into Jackson, Wyoming not included
Group is restricted to 14 individuals

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