Animal Lovers Guide to Really Cool Vacations

Wildlife Photography, Safaris, Adventure Vacations and Expeditions

San Rafael, CA 5/29/2008 01:54 AM GMT (TransWorldNews), has an outstanding collection of vacations suited for animal lovers including wildlife photography vacations, African safaris, adventure vacations and expeditions in the wild regions of the world. For more information call 800-330-8820 and ask to speak to one of our Virtuoso Wildlife Vacation Specialists.

Magdalen Islands Harp Seal Watch
Mar 13 - 20, 2009
Promo Code: V-96106

Each March, 250,000 harp seals migrate from Greenland to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to bear their young on the vast ice floes surrounding the Magdalen Islands. For centuries baby harp seals have been hunted for their immaculate white pelts. Now, baby harp seals are protected, and small groups of visitors can spend time in their presence. This expedition visits not only harp seals but also the rare and elusive hooded seals.

The Great African Primate Expedition
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Promo Code:V-96074

You push aside a tangled rope of vine, pressing through the maze of foliage, when at last you see them. Ten or twelve mountain gorillas sit in a forest clearing, two more up in a tree. They stop munching for a moment to observe you, nonchalant. A few feet away you spy the big silverback. He’s close enough to hold your gaze with his liquid brown eyes. This African safari through the mountains and forests of Uganda is adventure travel at its best. See mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and support ecotourism efforts to protect them.

Expedition Whale Sharks

Jul 20 - Aug 15, 2008
Promo Code:V-96112

Just off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is a small island largely untouched by tourism, despite its proximity to Cancún. Isla Holbox might go unnoticed entirely, except for some unique visitors who come to its warm ocean waters each summer. Their presence is hard to ignore, since they are 40 feet long and weigh 15 tons. These are gentle whale sharks – not whales at all, despite their size, but actually the world’s largest fish. Docile and unafraid, they allow you to swim close enough to observe the checkerboard pattern of pale yellow dots and stripes covering their thick gray skin.


Polar Bear Photo Tour

Nov 16 - 23, 2008
Promo Code:V-96098

Churchill is a pilgrimage for wildlife photographers, both professionals and avid amateurs. This custom photography expedition is designed to provide the very best opportunities available to take rare polar bear photos. From the Great White Bear Tundra Lodge, situated outside Churchill on the tundra itself, you can take polar bear photos from our unique “hotel.” With exclusive use of this facility, there’s plenty of room for gear and for shooting. A vehicle on site provides daily excursions around the tundra. Join our most accomplished photography leaders for this exceptional adventure travel opportunity, drawing on their extensive experience in the region to offer photography tips for getting that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Sea Turtle Watching in Mexico

Aug 25 - Nov 1, 2008
Promo Code: V- 96111

For a few months each year along turtle beaches on Mexico’s Pacific coast, olive ridley sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in the sand. By the light of the moon, the baby turtle scurry to the sea, remembering forever their birthplace to which they will one day return to continue the cycle of life. Come on a sea turtle watching experience unlike any other on this natural habitat vacation to Mexico’s turtle beaches.

Grizzlies & Wildlife of British Columbia

Aug 11 - 31, 2008
Promo Code:V-96100

Along the central coast of British Columbia, where the Canadian Coast Range meets the Pacific Ocean, lies a wilderness known and visited by few. Glaciers ice the summits of the peaks, spawning rivers that trace a path to the sea through ancient forests of cedar, hemlock and fir. The waters and woods of the Bella Coola Valley have sheltered British Columbia wildlife populations for millennia. Salmon, eagles and grizzlies, totemic animals of coastal native peoples, are still abundant here, evocative of nature that is both primal and arresting.


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