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Safaris -- Unique Adventures

 

Safaris

Wild Costa Rica Escape: Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs & Volcanic Peaks
Discover the treasures of one of Costa Rica's richest regions, Guanacaste, on a six-day voyage. As we venture from uninhabited isles to wildlife-rich jungles and friendly surf towns, bask in the "pura vida" that infuses this ecologically-rich country.
14-Day Authentic Alaska - Southbound Cruisetour
The most complete tour of Denali and Alaskan life in the past and present. For the active, outgoing guest, this tour offers spectacular vantage points of Mt. McKinley with time to purchase an optional all-day fishing excursion.
12-Day Denali-Alyeska Explorer - Northbound Cruisetour
The best way for nature lovers in search of rustic elegance to experience Denali and the heart of Alaska's wilderness.
Swain's Southern Africa
Experience South Africa through an assortment of authentic activities and unique excursions. Travel to some of the region’s iconic destinations. Tour Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands, as you enjoy three nights in Cape Town. Spot the Big Five while on Safari within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and spend a night in Johannesburg, the “City of Gold,” taking in the culture that this vibrant metropolis has to offer. To culminate your journey, find yourself amidst one of the Seven Natural World Wonders as you gaze upwards at the majestic and powerful Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Southern Africa Wildlife Wonderland
Explore the striking scenery and prolific wildlife from your private game lodge on twice-daily game activities. Don't forget your binoculars!Discover the intriguing world of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta, as you explore by mokoro, motorboat and open safari vehicle.Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and see the amusing antics of the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.Enjoy a leisurely sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River, and join in the end-of-day ritual which sees wildlife head to the river for their last drink of the day.
Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Islander + Peru's Land of the Inca
Embark on a sweeping adventure that encapsulates all the wildness of Galápagos travel balanced with cultural and historic experiences of Machu Picchu & the Land of the Inca.
Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island
This fascinating exploration of the remote Siberian coastline promises rich culture and an astounding wealth of wildlife. Meet indigenous artists known for their intricate walrus ivory carvings, take in dramatic bird cliffs teeming with puffins and guillemots, then forge farther north, well above the Arctic Circle to Wrangel Island Reserve.
Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard
Follow Norway's fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromso and Bear Island on the way to Svalbard in the high Arctic, where polar bears prowl and walruses haul out on rocky shores.
11 Day Outback Adventure
Discover the legendary Australian Outback on a fascinating northbound journey through the Red Centre to tropical Darwin in the Top End.
New Zealand Explorer
Action packed and ready to take you on a wild ride, New Zealand Explorer brings you to the adventure. A three day inclusive escorted tour - complete with Kiwi guides - takes you around the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. Get prepared to get outdoorsy, as you explore beautiful beaches, see spectacular scenery, famous Hot Water Beach and Karangahake Gorge. Head South to check out the mountainous Milford Sound and the grand glaciers at Franz Josef. These 11 nights will be sure to show you what makes New Zealand such a stunning natural phenomena.
Baja California: A Remarkable Journey
A Remarkable Journey offers the most comprehensive Baja California and the Sea of Cortez experience available. It is a photo expedition that begins in the gray whale birthing lagoons on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula and then ventures into the Sea of Cortez for over a week of exploration.
Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau
Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region's iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one work week. Take long hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak long routes deep into glacially carved fjords, and raft to an ancient Alaska native village-all with our nimble expedition ship as your moving basecamp.
Luxury in New Zealand
Be taken to the farthest reaches of this mysterious land as you wine and dine beside panoramic vistas. Luxury in New Zealand brings you deeper into Kiwi culture than you thought possible. Jet off on a helicopter ride over Milford Sound, relax and unwind in beautiful Wairarapa and marvel at the majesty of Canterbury. Luxury lodges, set next to picturesque backdrops are in store for you as you traverse this one-of-a-kind country in style.
Ngorongoro Crater
Treasures of Tanzania
Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators: lion, leopard and cheetah.Discover the spectacular scenery created by gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the African sky.Experience the descent into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eden of Africa.Enjoy wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara renowned for its seasonal pink flamingos coloring its shores, as for its nimble monkeys and fabled tree climbing lions.
Livingstone, Zambia Extension
A journey filled with animal interaction and astonishing nature, Livingstone, Zambia, is your gateway to adventure. Cruise down the Zambezi River taking in the incredible vistas of the raw African Bush. Marvel at Victoria Falls as 650 million liters of water crash into the chasm below. There is no shortage of animals to lay your eyes on; be on the lookout for crocs, hippos and diverse bird life. This extension is the perfect addition to your Swain Destinations African itinerary.
Zambezi Safari
An opportunity to sample the thrill of safari in one of Africa's most beautiful and game intense destinations. Breathtaking Victoria Falls provides a dramatic backdrop for game drives, walking safaris and boating excursions through the lush and lovely game reserves. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is situated along the upper Zambezi, stretching from Victoria Falls for about 7 miles upriver.
India In Depth
Get ready to be awestruck by this incredible country as we take you to India In Depth. Taking you all over this one-of-a kind country, you'll discover the contributing factors that make this country so alluring. Marvel at the grandeur of the Taj Majal and discover the dynamic city of Mumbai. Bustling, flavorful and full of color, you'll see India from the inside out on this journey through its history, sights, monuments and more.
East Coast Spectacular
Stretch down the eastern coastline, absorbing culture, scenery, and a whole lot of sun on our East Coast Spectacular tour. Hitting all the major spots up the coast, you’ll experience Melbourne, the metropolitan cultural center of Australia, the natural beauty of Tasmania, the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the iconic sights of Sydney and so much more! City life is great – that’s why we’ll have time to explore thee of the major cities – but there’s much more for you to see in Australia. Whether you’re enjoying the Koalas and Kangaroos, in the Wild tour (a perfect opportunity to appreciate Australia’s diverse wildlife), the Po...
15 Day Outback Adventure
Discover the legendary Australian Outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and on to tropical Darwin in the Top End.
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine readers as one of the "World's Best", the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is a luxury Costa Rica resort nestled between the warm waters of the Pacific and a 1,100 acre tropical rainforest.
Gorillas of Uganda
This incredible itinerary leads you on a journey tracking these peaceful primates in their natural habitats as you discover the Gorillas of Uganda. Spend days trekking and spotting these massive animals in their natural habitat. The perfect itinerary for any animal lover, this trek deep into Uganda brings you to the animals; and action!
Land Of The Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration Of Arctic Svalbard
Go deep into the experience of Arctic wildlife in its natural habitat––discovering and observing polar bears, and the other unique creatures of the Arctic ice. And, this itinerary is focused on delivering that experience in exceptional depth:
Amazon Peru: Sandoval Lake Lodge
Enter the world's most biologically diverse habitat within a natural kaleidoscope of lush tropical vegetation and spectacular, unspoiled vistas. Monkeys, macaws and Giant Otters share their homes as you trek by trail or canoe as a true jungle explorer.
An African Extravaganza
Traverse the continent with tribal encounter, wildlife safaris and iconic city quests with An African Extravaganza. Travel to Kenya, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa as you get wild searching for the ‘Big 5' and beyond. An African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you'll get to experience in four countries. Take in the diverse cultures, raw wilderness and beautiful backdrops as you explore these untouched lands.
South Africa: Wine & Wildlife
Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan
Exploring the southern regions of Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is unrivalled experience, navigate narrow channels like Behm and Blake, Walker Cove in Misty Fiords, Eastern Passage and Wrangell Narrows. Discover an authentic Alaska unreachable by big white boats. Lower zodiacs to explore places like Hole in The Wall State Marine Park on Prince of Wales Island, and drop kayaks into salmon-studded waters, to trace the rugged, wildlife-rich shorelines of Kupreanof and Kuiu Islands.
12 Day New Zealand South Island Explorer
Discover the incomparable scenery of New Zealand's South Island.
Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park
Almost every national park in the U.S. is easy to get to, but the Channel Islands are separated from the mainland by miles of ocean. What we offer you is unique and effortless access-to wild beauty and pristine nature- for 5 days/4 nights, using our ship as a base camp.
23 Day Magnificent New Zealand
This is the perfect New Zealand journey for those who desire to explore the North and South Islands. With comprehensive sightseeing inclusions and leisure time, and guaranteed small group touring, it covers all the key destinations in a Premier Escorted Vacation.
Golden Triangle and Ranthambhore - Category B
13 Day East Coast Islands & Rainforest
Explore the epic coastline of Eastern Australia on a journey that takes you from buzzy cosmopolitan Sydney to the glitzy Gold Coast and laid-back Noosa.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Extension
Venture to the commanding kingdom of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Discover one of the seven natural wonders of the world as 650 million liters of water crash into the Zambezi River. Relax and enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise down the Zambezi River with incredible views of the African bush, beauty you have to see to believe.
Kiwi Highlights
Natural beauty and culture are in full effect on this Kiwi adventure, a 10 night itinerary showcasing the highlights of the Kiwi way of life. Envelope yourself in culture with a “Hangi” dinner and concert and a Twilight Cultural Tour. Become one with nature as you transcend into the grand Waitomo Caves filled with phenomenal glowworms, marvel at the overwhelming beauty of the glaciers at Franz Josef and take in the sweeping vistas at Milford Sound. Get adventurous as you journey through Kiwi Highlights.
Kenya Highlights - 2019
Amazon Brazil: Ecopark Jungle Lodge
A natural pool, a private beach, a chill-out zone with hammocks…picture yourself in a rainforest paradise. Possibilities for adventure abound with excursions available that include a canoe trip to the confluence of the Amazon and Negro Rivers, a walk through the Monkey Forest and visiting an indigenous community.
Simba Safari (Wednesday & Friday Departure)
Etosha Safari (ETOSHA BY ROAD - First Class)
Tantalizing Tanzania 2019
Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators: lion, leopard and cheetah.Discover the spectacular scenery created by gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the African sky.Experience the descent into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater, often called the Eden of Africa.Enjoy wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara renowned for its seasonal pink flamingos coloring its shores, as for its nimble monkeys and tree climbing lions.
Kenya Highlights
As you awake to the trumpeting elephants and the graceful pink flamingoes, you will find the essence of Africa in this exciting 8-day adventure. This itinerary captures the spirit of safari with stops in Kenya's majestic game reserves including Samburu and the world famous Masai Mara.
Splendors of Africa 18 Days
Thai Island Escapes
Thailand's islands are known for wonderful views, fascinating wildlife and languid island life. On Thai Island Escapes you will get a true taste of the Thai islands. Explore the coves in Phuket, the warm waters of the Andaman Sea and indulge in some of the best seafood in the region. Spend time in the idyllic Koh Samui, the perfect place for relaxation and tranquility. Dive, snorkel or just absorb your beautiful surroundings in these picturesque islands.
18 Day Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand
On this grand, wide-ranging journey, you'll explore the two diverse and fascinating nations that lie on the shores of the Tasman Sea.
South African Tapestry 2019
Explore the striking scenery and prolific wildlife from your private game lodge on twice-daily game activities. Don't forget your binoculars!Discover an ecological oasis with ancient sandstone formations and bushman rock art paintings dating as far back as 10,000 years.Experience sunrise views of the Indian Ocean from the charming Oyster Box in Durban and sunset views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town.Enjoy award-winning hotels and luxury lodges as they pamper you throughout your visit.
Ultimate Tanzania and Rwanda
Explore the famed Serengeti plains, the greatest wildlife region of East Africa, in search of migratory herds of zebras and wildebeest and their territorial predators.Discover the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ and be enchanted by the welcoming Rwandan people and their gracious hospitality.Experience that magical hour when you observe the magnificent mountain gorillas as they interact and forage in the forest.Enjoy game drives in the spectacular Tarangire National Park, known for its gigantic baobabs silhouetted against the African sky.
17 Day Kia Ora New Zealand
This epic New Zealand journey spans both Islands of this small, proud nation, revealing majestic snowcapped mountains, rugged coastlines, ice-blue lakes and sweeping rural vistas.

 

October in South Africa

October 9 - 17, 2017 (7 Days/6 Nights in Southern Africa)

with Optional Extension to Victoria Falls

October 16 - 20, 2017 (4 Days/3 Nights in Southern Africa

with Optional Extension to Chobe

October 19 - 22, 2017 (3 Days/2 Nights in Botswana)