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Having the chance to see wildlife in their natural habitats are what draws travelers every day to join a wildlife tour. Some tours are made for those with limited mobility, small children, or disabilities, as well as some fantastic wildlife-centered adventure tours. Built with the adventurer in mind, a wildlife adventure tour combines your desire to see wildlife in the wild, with big adventures in incredible destinations.
Whether you’re looking for a safari adventure or an active adventure to get your adrenaline pumping, there’s a tour for you. Some wildlife adventure tour experiences include:
Canadian Arctic Reindeer Herding
Seeing a herd of reindeer in the Arctic is an experience many people would add to the top of their bucket list. Herding reindeer alongside an Inuit or Sami herder may not even be an experience you know you can have, but it is! As you spend time in this beautiful part of Canada, you’ll see breathtaking sights like the Northern Lights, sprawling landscapes of ice and snow, and enjoy delicious local cuisine and culture.
Join Tundra North Tours on this truly remarkable once-in-a-lifetime chance to herd more than 3000 reindeer!
Whale Encounters in Tonga
There are few experiences like swimming alongside an impossibly huge sea mammal, and none that can make you feel so tiny. Head to Tonga, an island in the South Pacific’s “Friendly Islands” to have this unique experience in the crystal blue waters of the Pacific. As you explore the island, you’ll also have three life-changing whale safaris, as well as plenty of time to spend on your own to explore, snorkel, or enjoy the beach. This is a truly remarkable opportunity which occurs between the months of July and October.
Check out Encounters Travel for this grey whale swimming expedition in Tonga which can be customized to meet your travel dates (in season).
Costa Rica Wildlife & Volcanoes
No doubt about it, Costa Rica is an adventure lover’s dream destination. There are unlimited adventures to be had, from ziplining in the jungle, climbing volcanoes, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, you name it, Costa Rica can deliver!
Now imagine combining your love of adventure with unparalleled wildlife sightings in one of Central America’s most beautiful countries. Visit stunning national parks like Manuel Antonio and Corcovado. Up the ante with a hike up Arenal volcano, an active volcano famous in Costa Rica. Finish it off with a hike to La Fortuna waterfall and dive into its natural pool. While enjoying these exciting activities, watch for iconic wildlife like howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, ocelots, sea turtles, and so much more!
Consider traveling with Lost World Adventures on their Volcanoes & Wildlife Adventure tour.
Discovering the 7th Continent
Cross the Drake Passage and land on the 7th Continent: Antarctica. This may be one of the most dreamed about destinations for an adventure lover, and it makes for a life-changing wildlife adventure tour. As you travel along the land of sea and ice, the ever-changing scenery will keep you captivated. Watch for sea lions, penguins, humpback whales, and more, as you pass icy-blue icebergs. Listen for the noises of wildlife whose sounds break up the almost deafening silence of the Antarctic.
Become an Antarctic explorer with Quark Expeditions on this 10-day epic adventure cruise.
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
A gorilla trek is an adventure of which dreams are made! Picture yourself hiking through the misty mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park stopping only to gaze into the bright brown eyes of an enormous silverback gorilla. The trek can be challenging, but in addition to gorillas, you’ll encounter numerous other species of wildlife that call these forests home. Guided by certified mountain gorilla trackers, your safety is their number one focus, so you can focus on this unimaginable adventure.
Join G Adventures on their Uganda Gorillas & Overland 9-day wildlife small group adventure tour. See chimpanzees at Kalinzu Forest Reserve, relax at Lake Bunyonyi, and join an optional rafting trip at Jinja!
Australian Wildlife Tour
Australia is well known for its wildlife found on no other continent in the world. These animals are iconic and millions of people around the world travel to see them each year. On an Australian wildlife adventure tour, you might have the chance to see koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, dingoes, and even a platypus if you’re lucky. A responsible wildlife tour in Australia puts the well-being and health of the animals first, ensuring that your visit does not put them in harm’s way.
Consider taking a tour with Echidna Walkabout. Their wildlife adventure tours keep in mind the safety of the animals, offer a conservation component, celebrate the Aboriginal peoples of the country, and take care of the footprint you leave behind.
Paddle Boarding in the Galapagos
There are many ways of which you can see the Galapagos. A cruise, a land tour, by bike, and even by paddle board! A paddle boarding trip in the Galapagos allows you to see the islands from a whole new perspective. This allows you to get up close to hidden beaches, coves, and places you might never see when travelling on land. You’ll spot the diverse and beautiful wildlife of the islands, barely disrupting the water in which they swim. Keep a keen eye for blue-footed boobies, seals, sea lions, tortoises, marine iguanas and so much more! Stop off for a breathtaking hike, snorkel, or hop on a bike and explore different areas on two wheels. There’s no doubt this wildlife adventure tour has it all!
Check out Galakiwi and their 6-day Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure.
Cruising in Scotland
You might not think to visit Scotland for a wildlife adventure tour, but you’d surely be missing out! Hop onto a cruise and explore the myriad of animals that call this beautiful country home. From golden eagles to puffins, basking sharks, orcas, porpoises, seals and more, there’s no shortage of wildlife. Make sure to grab your camera, the landscapes will take your breath away!
Don’t miss this 11-night, 12 day wildlife adventure cruise with St Hilda Sea Adventures. Sit back and relax during your cruising time and rejuvenate for the adventures to be had on land!