Sometimes travel savings over the Holidays can be as elusive as wild animals.
Wild Planet Adventures, the wildlife-viewing experts, promises savings of up to $1,000 per person for the upcoming Holiday season, with limited space available and for new reservations only. Unwrapping nature’s mysteries is part of the fun of these international wildlife viewing expeditions, said Josh Cohen, founder/owner.
Following are per person double occupancy savings on designated trips.
Save $300 on a 14-day Costa Rica Ultimate Wildlife Eco-tour departing Dec. 14-27 or Dec. 21-Jan. 3 ($4,498). A 9-day tour comes with $200 savings ($2,998). Custom dates may be available for groups of four or more on a date of their choosing. Expert naturalistsand biologist guides lead specially designed wildlife activities (including night hikes for nocturnal animals) in up to eight national parks and wildlife reserves. The program includes a world-famous sloth sanctuary, whitewater rafting, cloud forest canopy tour, volcano viewing, hot springs, kayaking with dolphins, snorkeling at night in the bioluminescence, a hands-on wildlife rescue center and more. See here.
The savings is $500 on both 13-day ($4,898) and 19-day ($7,298) India Ultimate Wildlife Safari: Leopards, Tigers & Palaces, each departing Dec. 17. (Custom dates may be available for groups of four or more on a date of their choosing.) This trip, winner of multiple awards, is the most comprehensive multi-safari available in India. It includes safaris to see tigers, leopards, rhinos and rare wildlife, by jeep, elephant, camel and rickshaw, as well as cultural segments in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Delhi and Agra, including the Taj Mahal (a total of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites). See here.
Hidden Thailand – Remote Rainforests & Islands comes with up to $300 savings on a 14-day ($4,798) program and savings of $200 for 11 days ($3,898). Departures are Dec. 15. This trip explores remote corners of the country with unparalleled wildlife, exotic culture, brilliant white sand beaches and turquoise water. Guests travel to a stunning lakeside wildlife sanctuary surrounded by beautiful limestone karst, safari in the largest and least visited national park in the country, visit an elephant camp, Buddhist temple, a nighttime bazaar and relax on remote southern islands. Expeditions into a national park reveal clouded leopards, elephants, slow loris and four species of primates. See here.
For families of four or more there are savings of $1,000 per person ($3,498) and for private departures of two travelers ($4,298) on the 14-day Hidden Thailand with Ko Phi Phi. The 11-day program offers $800 per person savings. (Internal flights are not included.) Note: Custom dates may be available for groups of four or more on a date of their choosing.
Look for $500/per person savings on Borneo – Weird & Wonderful Wildlife for a 12-day trip ($5,498 for families of four or more) departing Dec. 22 and $300 for a private group of two travelers ($6,098). The combination of Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, the Kinabatangan River at Sukau, the primeval rainforest of the Danum Valley and the barrier reef of Sipadan offer the best possible opportunities to see Borneo’s Weird and Wonderful Wildlife. This trip includes extensive encounters with Orangutans - both at an Orangutan Sanctuary and through authentic tracking in the wild, plus proboscis monkeys, Bornean gibbons and pygmy elephants as well as special expeditions to see Borneo's famous flying and gliding mammals and reptiles, plus special nocturnal expeditions to see tarsiers and slow loris - two of the world's smallest and cutest primates. See here.