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Wildlife Travel

Join us as we explore exotic destinations, observe wild creatures in their natural habitats, and experience local cultures. Our travelers are guided by local wildlife experts and experienced zoo staff. They get 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

Three Vacation Destinations - Check Back for New Offerings

The Great Crane Migration:

March 18th to March 20th, 2020
$855 per person double occupancy

They come as they have for thousands of years to this incomparable stretch of the Platte River—an estimated 600,000 cranes in all—to rest, feed and concentrate in astonishing numbers before pushing on to their breeding grounds in the north. Now, as never before, you can experience the wonder of North America’s great sandhill crane migration on rare Crane Trust lands in south-central Nebraska. From your viewing blind on the banks of the Platte River, you’ll witness one of the largest concentrations of sandhill cranes and waterfowl in the world.

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Big Bend National Parks Chisos Mountains and Chihuahuan Desert

November 6th to November 13th, 2020
$3,675 per person double occupancy
$730 Single Traveler Supplement

The Chisos Mountains and Chihuahuan Desert – Tucked like a hidden treasure into a sweeping turn of the Rio Grande in far West Texas, Big Bend National Park is one of the least visited and most pristine wilderness areas in North America. Encompassing more than 800,000 acres, the park includes three distinct environments: the Chihuahuan Desert, the Chisos Mountains, and snaking river canyons. On this adventure you dig deeply into the region’s cultural and natural history with your naturalist guide, exploring the dramatic limestone formations of Boquillas and Santa Elena canyons, walking cottonwood-lined riverbanks, watching for painted buntings and vermillion flycatchers, and listening for the distant howl of coyotes.

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Falkland Islands: Penguins, Albatross, Marine Mammals and so much more!

DECEMBER 5tH to DECEMBER 12th, 2020
$5,999 per person double occupancy
$1,250 Single Traveler Supplement

The Falkland Islands, home to five species of penguins, are one of the last untouched wildlife wonders of the world. Unspoiled beaches, islands and cliffs provide a natural safe-haven for hundreds of species that have made the Falklands their home. Watch albatross soar gracefully through the air against a backdrop of beautiful blue sea and sky. Elephant Seals and Southern Sea Lions breed here, the possibilities for enjoying this extraordinary wildlife experience are endless, as are the photographic opportunities.

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