Top 10 Wildlife Experiences

From swimming with manta rays in the warm waters of the Maldives to glimpsing snow leopards in India’s strikingly scenic Ladakh region, choose to go wild with our selection of epic wildlife experiences on your next holiday.

Top 10 Wildlife

Search for snow leopards in India

Ladakh, India

Crowned by dramatic mountain scenery, Ladakh is a dazzling setting for spotting snow leopards. Journey to the Ulley Valley in northern India where you’ll join an expert guide and embark on a journey for the chance to view these rare and elusive animals in their natural habitat. En route, visit the Snow Leopard Conservancy in Leh to learn about grass-roots efforts to protect these enchanting creatures.

See Komodo dragons in their natural habitat

Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Go in search of Komodo dragons in the UNESCO-listed Komodo National Park. These giant monitor lizards can grow up to 10 feet long and are fascinating to view in person. Amble across the rugged terrain with a ranger to see the world’s largest lizard in its natural habitat, marvelling at the raw, primeval beauty of nature and these creatures that seem to defy time. Elevate your travels with a stay on a private luxury yacht; cruise around Komodo National Park on a private charter for a truly unforgettable experience tailored completely to you.

Cross the Polar Circle and glimpse emperor penguin colonies


Journeying past the ends of the earth, count yourself among the adventurous few who dare to venture across the Polar Circle, and in ultimate luxury. Among countless adventures on this expedition, reaching the only accessible point to see the colonies of mighty emperor penguins is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on even the most seasoned explorer. Embark on an immersive polar expedition on the Ultramarine for a smooth and safe journey on a cutting-edge vessel, complete with top-tier amenities and breathtaking excursion opportunities.

Swim with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Exmouth, Western Australia

Immerse yourself in the pristine waters of Ningaloo Reef and swim alongside these gentle giants. Ningaloo Reef is UNESCO-heritage listed and is home to a breathtakingly colourful cacophony of marine life, whale sharks being the most notable, and some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs. Visit between March and August for an unrivalled opportunity to swim with these magnificent creatures. Chat to our Travel Specialists to find the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful remote region of Australia, in the water and overland.

See orangutans in the wild


Described by Sir David Attenborough as one of the planet’s ‘richest treasure-houses', Borneo’s emerald rainforests and rugged mountains are rich in biodiversity and brimming with adventure. Visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre for a chance to see Borneo’s most famous inhabitants: orangutans. Watching these creatures at rest and play is a profound encounter, a dance between humanity and the untamed beauty of the Bornean rainforest.

Track jaguars in the Pantanal


Get ready for your adrenaline to soar at the sight of your first wild jaguar in one of nature’s most incredible playgrounds. Spend the day with the Projecto Onçafari team who strive to find this elusive creature through expert tracking and experienced guides. Animals abound along the way, making for encounters that will be impossible to forget.

Glimpse polar bears in the wild

Manitoba, Canada

Journey just south of the Arctic Circle to Manitoba and trek into the snowy wilds with an experienced guide for a chance to see the ‘great ice bears’ in their natural habitat, from a safe distance. With a little bit of luck and good timing, you may glimpse the Northern Lights during your adventures into the heart of polar bear country.

Snorkel with sea lions

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Embark on an exclusive luxury yacht cruise of the Galápagos for an unrivalled experience of the region, complete with epic wildlife excursions including the chance to snorkel with sea lions. Under the expert care of your crew, depart your luxury cabin and submerge into the balmy waters of the Galápagos Islands to get acquainted with the resident sea lions, feeling as if you’ve stepped into an alternate universe where animals rule, as they swim unperturbed by your presence.

Watch eagle hunters in action


Home to impressive landscapes, nomadic culture and rich history, Mongolia feels like a paradise for the intrepid traveller. Partake in a uniquely Mongolian experience in the Altai Mountains and watch the famous nomadic Kazakh eagle hunters in action. Be mesmerised by a masterclass in the ancient art of falconry while surrounded by the region’s arrestingly beautiful vistas.

Swim with dozens of manta rays at Hanifaru Bay


Experience a unique marine phenomenon in the scenic Maldives. Swim and snorkel with one of the world’s largest concentrations of manta rays. From May to November, when the time and tides align, these extraordinary creatures become a whirl of activity as they glide and roll through the bay, feeding on the plankton-rich waters. Choose to enjoy this activity while enjoying the ultimate barefoot luxury getaway during a stay at one of the Maldives’ best resorts.

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