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Safaris -- Unique Adventures

 

Safaris

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.
15 Day Outback Adventure
Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End. The stunning beauty of Australia's vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent
Explore Antarctica in expedition style, aboard an authentic expedition ship is an incomparable experience and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Lindblad Expedition's pioneering polar heritage and 50 years of experience navigating polar geographies is your assurance of safe passage in one of the wildest sectors of the planet.
Patagonia Panorama
Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay
Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico's Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves. On this compact trip, we'll navigate the length of the bay aboard our nimble expedition ship, and set out by Zodiac for thrilling, up-close encounters.
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.
All Over Australia and New Zealand
See the best of what Australia and New Zealand have to offer in this comprehensive tour that takes you All Over Australia and New Zealand. Get in touch with nature in New Zealand. From small towns to stunning valleys, adventure tours and relaxing days, there is a lot of diversity to discover in this cultural country. Cruise off to the Great Barrier Reef, watch the sun rise and set in Uluru and act like an Aussie in some of the country’s world class cities. There’s no shortage of activities on this action packed 18 night journey.
11 Day Australia East Coast Adventure
Value Plus escorted tour of Australia's Sunshine Coast, full of vibrant cities, sun-drenched beaches, tropical rainforests and an abundance of unique wildlife.
Exploring the Sea of Cortez: A Living Sea & Desert Isles
The Sea of Cortez in spring is among the best times and places to see a great variety of whales-humpback, sperm, fin, Bryde's, and blue whales-plus large aggregations of dolphins. Sail the Sea of Cortez, exploring its many islands free from tourist infrastructure and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Exploring Costa Rica: Cloud Forest to the Caribbean
Discover the wild, rugged beauty of Costa Rica's mountains, the Caribbean coast, and much more on an inland adventure inland to a mist-shrouded cloud forest, volcano, lake, and a car-free, jungle village.
Splendors of Africa 18 Days
11-Day Fairbanks Denali Express - Northbound Cruisetour
For enthusiasts with limited time looking to discover Alaska's historic and extreme ways of life. This tour features a Denali Park visit, overview of Alaska's Golden Heart City and moderate hotel properties.
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.
21 Day Highlights of Australia and New Zealand
A perfect mix of modern cities and ancient landscapes across Australia and New Zealand by luxury coach.
Kiwi Culture
Become enlightened in Maori history and modern culture through this expansive Kiwi Culture tour. Drive yourself around the North and South islands to experience New Zealand first hand. Get outside and do as the Kiwis do; hike, bike and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re feeling gutsy, get high with a bungee jump or take to the sky and see New Zealand from above. The opportunities are endless as you chauffer yourself to quaint towns, through beautiful mountains and across scenic valleys.
Simba Safari (Wednesday & Friday Departure)
Uganda Gorilla Trek
Monteverde + Costa Rica And Panama
Explore the wild coastal rain forests of Costa Rica and Panama by expedition ship, sail through the fascinating Panama Canal, and then venture inland to walk the suspended tree canopy bridges and explore the Monteverde cloud forest reserve.
Rwanda Gorilla Trek (First Class)
8 Day Wild & Tame Tasmania - Hobart and Cradle Mountain
Experience Australia's true wilderness while breathing in the world's cleanest air alongside an abundance of native animals such as wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils. Your Tasmanian adventure will include the capital Hobart and a journey into the western wilds of the Cradle Mountain region.
Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park
We've teamed up with exhale to create a 5-day Wildness + Wellness adventure in the remote and remarkable Channel Islands. Board the National Geographic Sea Lion, your floating base camp, in Los Angeles, and head for three of the five wildlife-rich islands which make up Channel Islands National Park, plus Catalina Island.
Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales
Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the Bahía Magdalena lagoons.
Golden Triangle and Ranthambhore - Category B
Kenya in Luxury
This is an 8-day flying safari with stays in luxurious camps dedicated to comfort amidst the thrilling backdrop of fabulous wildlife reserves. Customized 4WD safari vehicles will take you on exciting day and evening game viewing adventures. Beautifully appointed camps will cater to your relaxation and total enjoyment.
A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii
Embark on a 15-day adventure between Sitka, Alaska, and Seattle, Washington exploring three of the most appealing wild regions in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska's Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii.
11-Day Fairbanks Denali Express - Southbound Cruisetour
For enthusiasts with limited time looking to discover Alaska's historic and extreme ways of life. This tour features a Denali Park visit, overview of Alaska's Golden Heart City and moderate hotel properties.
Discover New Zealand and Australia
Discover the best of what both New Zealand and Australia have to offer. Bare witness to ancient natural wonders in New Zealand as you journey through this modern-day middle earth. Then, head Down Under and tour Australia's iconic sights and energetic cities. Stay active while enjoying a variety of authentic and adventurous activities mixed with ample relaxation, all while retreating to the comfort and hospitality of some of the most luxurious accommodations as you Discover New Zealand and Australia.
13 Day East Coast Adventure
Vibrant cities, sun-drenched beaches, tropical rainforests and an abundance of unique wildlife - this Value Plus escorted tour has it all!
Majestic South Africa
Explore the wildlife rich Shamwari Game Reserve, home to the coveted Big Five and one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.Discover Cape Town's diverse culture, urban sophistication and stunning scenery.Experience dinner at Camissa Brasserie, named after the ancient Khoi name for Cape Town. Camissa links the city's past and its cultural heritage in a feast of flavors.Enjoy uninterrupted views from your lodge high up in the cliffs and savor the sights and sounds of the bush.
Wild Galápagos Escape
Pack a ton of adventure into one action-packed week on these select departures, available only aboard the 48-guest National Geographic Islander. With multiple adventures each day on land and undersea-including options for walks and hikes, kayaking, paddle-boarding and snorkeling-you'll be assured of the full Lindblad-National Geographic Galápagos experience, but in less time, on these shorter expeditions.
13 Day Inspiring Australia
Experience ancient culture and stunning landscapes, gourmet produce and warm-hearted local characters as you visit iconic highlights and venture off the beaten track to discover the magic of this vast continent.
Australia and Fiji
Concrete meets sand in this combined itinerary featuring the breathtaking island of Fiji and some of Australia's most fascinating cities. Start off the journey by exploring the famed cosmopolitans of Australia. Travel to Melbourne and experience Aussie wildlife and the energy that makes up this vibrant and fast-paced city. Next, take off to the iconic city of Sydney and see the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and some of the best views in town. After your Aussie adventure, wind down with a retreat to Fiji. Spend your days lazing away under the Fijian sun and lapping in the crystal clear waters of this island paradise. You are sure to discover the perfect combination of bustling ...
Classic Southern Africa
Make your away across South Africa, Botswana and Zambia in Classic Southern Africa. Center yourself in Cape time; get to know this South African city inside and out on tours taking to you Table Mountain and to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Get wild on safaris in search of big game and adventure. Botswana and Zambia are full of wildlife sure to get your heart racing. Lions, leopard, elephants and buffalo herds are just a few of the game you’re bound to see as you set your sights on southern Africa. During February, 2019, Botswana Camps will be closed. This is a block out period for the Superior Level only. Please note for the Luxury Level accommodation for the Greater Chobe National...
Colors of Australia
Regale in the Great Barrier Reef's most exclusive luxury haven where you'll revitalize and energize. Cairns, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef are the spotlights showing you the true Colors of Australia. Feel the aura of Daintree at Silky Oaks Lodge, nestled inside the oldest living rainforest on earth. Jet set to Lizard Island set on the world's largest reef, a spot renowned for diving and catching a glimpse of the elusive Moray Eel. This private paradise is an exclusive environment perfect for slipping away from the world. Fall in love with Sydney, a cosmopolitan city unlike any other. People watch on trendy Oxford Street or get lost exploring all that this booming metropolis has to offer.
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.
13 Day Inspiring Australia
Experience ancient culture and stunning landscapes, gourmet produce and warm-hearted local characters as you visit iconic highlights and venture off the beaten track to discover the magic of this vast continent.
15 Day Treasures of Australia
Experience Australia from east to west and explore some of the country's most famous landmarks.
Southern Treasures
Explore Australia's magnificent treasures and go deep down under to the southeastern corner to discover the beauty of Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. Southern Treasures takes you on a wild drive through the beaches of Jervis Bay and Merimbula, the serene Gippsland Lakes and the natural beauty of Phillip Island. While in Sydney, explore the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour where you'll have the opportunity to have your photo taken with a koala, see some of Australia's famous animals and marvel at some of the spectacular views in the regions unrivaled valleys. Finish up your time in Melbourne. Enjoy food and wine, coffee shops and pints and stunning architecture in southern Australia's sou...
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.
Swain's Southern Africa
A ten-night immersion into the best that South Africa has to offer. The first three nights are spent in Cape Town, touring the iconic Table Mountain and seeing the African penguins at Cape Peninsula National Park. Next, the trip moves to Sabi Sands Game Reserve where you will see the renowned Big Five--lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, and elephants--in their natural habitat. Watch lions stalk the plains and elephants bathe in watering holes. Afterward, spend a night in Johannesburg, the “City of Gold,” taking in the eclectic, local culture. Conclude your journey by visiting the thunderous Victoria Falls--one of the Seven Natural World Wonders.
Affordable South Africa in Depth
This well balanced journey starts with several days in beautiful Cape Town, includes the Cape Peninsula and famous Kruger National Park, where you enjoy game drives and ends in South Africa's largest city Johannesburg, where among other sites you visit Soweto famed for its struggle against Apartheid.
Svalbard in Spring: Polar Bears, Arctic Light & Epic Ice
Voyage deep into and around the Svalbard Archipelago where Sven Lindblad and his team, on reconnaissance last March, were stunned by the beauty, the vistas of snow and ice, and the wonder of the changing light as the Spring sun mounts ever higher in the Arctic sky each day.
Ultimate South Africa with Victoria Falls
Explore beautiful Cape Town on privately guided sightseeing tours, including a spectacular helicopter flight along the sparkling coastline.Discover ultra luxury at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, where elegant interiors, enhanced by the surrounding African bush, makes for a complete sensory experience of light, sound, flow, wood, water and air.Experience the thrill of searching for Africa’s wildlife, on twice-daily game drives on Lion Sands Private Game Reserve.Enjoy the serenity of your very own treehouse suite on an exclusive island in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River.
Luxury Islands Escape
Whether you are looking to laze in the South Pacific sun or dive in and explore the world famous Great Barrier Reef, this Luxury Islands Escape will be sure to satisfy all of your desires. Hide away at qualia, a luxury oasis set amid the Great Barrier Reef. Take a scenic helicopter excursion, explore the vast ocean life in a subsea viewer or glass bottom boat and enjoy a champagne picnic. Immerse yourself in the trendy city of Melbourne, discover to Schouten Island’s abundant eco-system and get closer to nature on Kangaroo Island; all with a touch of luxury.
South Island Sampler
If you desire a delightful medley of adventures, cozy city communities and natural beauty then South Island Sampler is for you. Day one brings you to Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island. Delight in the Botanic Gardens along the bank of the River Avon or enjoy a romantic interlude in the area. Get gutsy and opt for a helicopter flight over Mt. Cook or just enjoy the magnificent scenery from the ground below. Milford Sound is on deck, Cruise along the Tasman Sea and take in stunning vistas of waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and seals. Finish up in Queensland, the adventure capital of New Zealand. Bungee jumping, jet boating, rafting and more are an adrenaline junkie's drea...
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.
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.
15 Day Discover Australia and New Zealand
Embark on a leisurely adventure ablaze with colour. Meander past ancient totems, modern icons and breathtaking natural wonders, enjoying a bit of ‘fair dinkum' fun along the way.

 

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)