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Witness Five Endangered Species in One Year

The list of endangered species is growing fast and the threat of extinction looms over a number of the planet’s most iconic animals. We have created a five-stage itinerary, to be done over the course of a year, that will get you close to some of the most extraordinary species on Earth.

PHASE ONE – You’ll start in Northern India, heading into the mountains near Ladakh to search for the elusive snow leopard. This is traditionally a seven-day itinerary, with two days at the start of the experience to acclimatise to the altitude. You’ll then spend five days with specialist guides, who will give you the best possible chance of witnessing a snow leopard in its natural environment

PHASE TWO – Next up is gorilla trekking in Congo’s Virunga National Park. Landing into Kigali you’ll be transferred to Virunga, to a remote lodge within the jungle. The next day you’ll trek through the verdant jungle, alongside experienced guides, searching for an intimate encounter with a gorilla family. You will spend time in the company of these sociable and intelligent primates, observing as they interact within their group and natural habitat – a truly remarkable experience

PHASE THREE – Between the months of May and September, you’ll fly to Longyearbyen in Svalbard to track polar bears via snowmobile, dog-sled, or RIB. You will explore the picturesque coastal fjords, large arctic glaciers, and ice-caves as you search for unique encounters with these unique, rare creatures. It is a stark, hauntingly-beautiful environment; totally different from any other you’ll witness within this Bucket List experience.

PHASE FOUR – Next up are the orangutans in Borneo. Landing in Pangkalanbuun, a guide will take you to your private, deluxe klotok. You’ll head deep into Tanjung Puting National Park, crossing the Sekonyer River and trekking through the luscious jungle, you will spend three days observing these endangered primates in their natural habitat.

PHASE FIVE – Lastly, you’ll head for Sri Lanka to witness blue whales, the largest animal to have ever lived. Off the coast of the stunning, laid-back beach Mirissa, you’ll experience world-class whale watching and diving. Marvel at the sheer size of these exquisite animals, as you swim alongside them, before taking to the air for another chance to see these majestic creatures from above. An incredible way to round off your sequence experience.