The Friendly Planet Newsletter

Published Nov 12, 2019
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Take a walk on the wild side
 
No matter where you travel in the world, from Africa's safari grounds and the tropical ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands to India's Ranthambore National Park and the rugged region of Patagonia, you're bound to encounter a variety of incredible wildlife.
 
Galapagos Islands Adventure
 
 
Explore the flora, fauna & spectacular scenery of two biodiverse Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz & Isabela, with an extra night on Isabela! Optional extension to Quito
 
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$2899
  
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Galapagos: nowhere else on earth | The remote volcanic archipelago just 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador is home to over 200 species of bizarre and fascinating creatures, where penguins swim expertly with dolphins in turquoise waters and sea lions share the sand with iguanas under the warm South American sunshine. About half of the species on these islands, from penguins and tortoises to flamingos and blue-footed boobies, can only be found here.
 

 
Highlights of Southern Africa
 
 
3 countries, 3 icons: Cape Town, jewel of South Africa; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with Zambezi River cruise; 4 world-class safaris in Chobe, Botswana; 1 day in Nairobi
 
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$3399
  
11
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per person, double occupancy*
 
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South Africa: expect the unexpected | Thinking about African safaris always conjures images of lions prowling vast plains and towering giraffes strolling in the distance, but there's so much more! African penguin colonies can be spotted from southern Namibia all the way to Port Elizabeth with many making their home on the sunny sands of Boulders Beach, near Cape Town. Here you'll witness penguins waddling along the rocky ground and searching for food in the African waters.
 

 
Best of India
 
 
Delhi, Agra & the Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur, two jungle safaris in Ranthambore & Varanasi; optional extension to Nepal
 
$2699
  
12
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per person, double occupancy*
 
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India: royal stripes | Once the original hunting reserve for the Maharaja of Jaipur then transformed into a conservation program called "Project Tiger" in 1972, Ranthambore National Park is one of India's premier tiger reserves. Embark on a trip through the lush jungles, set to the soundtrack of screeching monkeys and singing birds, and keep your eyes peeled for these magnificent felines that make their home there.
 

 
Patagonian Explorer by Sea
 
 
Buenos Aires & Ushuaia, then a 4 night cruise to Tierra Del Fuego, Cape Horn & the penguins of Magdalena Island; plus Santiago & Valparaiso, Chile; optional pre-tour extension to Iguazu Falls
 
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$6099
  
12
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per person, double occupancy*
 
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Patagonia: among the glaciers | Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park and get the chance to observe some popular wildlife, such as the rare Chungungo otter, Canadian beavers and a variety of red foxes. While on your cruise, keep watch for other marine and land animals that call Patagonia home: magellanic penguins, a variety of bird life, and elephant and leopard seals. The elephant seal is the largest species of seal, with males weighing around 3.5 tons!
 

 
Kenya Wildlife Safari
 
 
Nairobi, then 9 game drives in Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara; Stay in superior Nairobi hotels & safari lodges. Also available with Victoria Falls.
 
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$3599
  
10
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Kenya: the perfect safari | The grassy plains and lush landscape offer a huge variety of game including lions, cheetahs, buffalo and abundant bird life such as ostriches, cranes, and storks. If you're lucky, you can witness one of the most incredible natural events in the world: The Great Wildebeest Migration. Whether you ride through the safari in an open-air 4x4 Jeep or soar above the vast plains in a hot air balloon, Kenya is a wildlife spotter's (and photographer's!) dream.