Set off on safari in Sri Lanka
Dash through the forests of Sri Lanka on the lookout for wandering elephants and leaping gazelles, spot rainbow-coloured birds in the rainforest canopy and wake up to chattering monkeys in the tree branches. Sri Lanka is a gentle country crammed with beautiful wildlife and gorgeous backdrops. Take a twilight Jeep safari to watch elephants graze around waterholes and listen for tell-tale rustles as you trek through the rainforest.
Uncover Thailand's tropical wildlife
Watch elephants bathe in the river, see bats swarm from caves at sunset, spot monkeys in the jungle and snorkel through azure waters bursting with tropical marine life. Thailand is simply packed with wildlife, both above and below land. Go in search of pink dolphins, trek through a wilderness home to wild elephants and porcupine and sleep in floating raft houses surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. If you’re wild about animals, Thailand will knock your socks off.
Discover Indonesia's diverse wildlife
There’s a whole world of wildlife to discover in Indonesia. From jungles packed with pangolins, elephants and monkeys to coral reefs crammed with colourful marine life and islands where Komodo dragons wander free, it’s a place of real animal magic. Spot swinging orangutans, search for the legendary Komodo Dragons, explore the savannah of Java’s ‘Little Africa’ and swim with the sea turtles.
Monkey around in Borneo
Sail deep into the untamed jungles of Borneo to see the cheeky orangutans of the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre swing through the treetops. On your way, you might just come across proboscis monkeys, crocodiles and hundreds of species of birds and elephants in their natural habitat. Wake up to a chorus of gibbons and glide down an overgrown river as the sun sinks into the horizon.
Escape into the rainforest of Costa Rica
Drift through twisting rivers to beaches scattered with nesting turtles, listen to capuchin monkeys chatter in the rainforest and go in search of coatis along wild jungle trails. Costa Rica is a natural playground packed with wildlife, both above and below the waves. Swim with dolphins, snorkel over coral reefs, watch hummingbirds flit between tropical flowers and keep your eyes peeled for sloths clinging to tree branches.
Head deep into the Amazon in Brazil
Glide along the Amazon spotting caimans, piranhas and pink dolphins. Listen for scarlet macaws squawking between the trees and canoe through overgrown rivers on the lookout for tree frogs, sloths and snakes. The Amazonian rainforest is like nowhere else, a completely untamed patch of jungle packed with wildlife. Explore the Pantanal wetlands, a natural habitat with the greatest density of wildlife in all of North, Central and South America.
Spot the Big Five in South Africa
Head off into the sunset on a Jeep safari, looking out for lion cubs playing in the long grass and elephants gathering around waterholes in the twilight. South Africa is stunning safari territory, from Kruger National Park to the private reserves of the Eastern Cape. Head for the ostrich capital of the world, watch dozens of penguins wander across the beaches in Cape Town and see hippos lounging along the twisting rivers of the St.Lucia Wetlands.
Look out for Whales in Argentina
Keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales breaching in the waves, sail past huge colonies of barking seals and see dolphins leaping in the surf on the Peninsula Valdes. Hidden away on the tip of northern Patagonia, it’s a wildlife-rich corner of Argentina just waiting to be explored. Grab your binoculars for a boat trip to remember, passing cliffs and coves packed with hundreds of penguins.
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