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Top 10 Animal Encounters around the World

By Viator, September 2011

Pat, cuddle, stroke and, in some cases, hide from animals all over the world with our top 10 animal encounters. Basing our itinerary on the top unbeatable animal experiences, we’ve travelled on safari from the US to Africa, England to Australia, ... 

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3-Day Victoria Falls Tour with Round-Trip Flight from Johannesburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Visit Africa’s breathtaking Victoria Falls on this 3-day trip from Johannesburg with flights and two nights of 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation included.  ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $1,186.00

Private Tour: Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 318 Reviews

Enjoy a private tour of the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary (also called the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary), an elephant conservation center managed by the ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.26
$162.66 Save $24.40

Grand Teton Small-Group Wildlife Safari by Jeep

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore Grand Teton National Park in search of wildlife on this exhilarating tour by open-air safari-style vehicle in the summer (June 15 - August 31). At ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00

Yellowstone National Park Small-Group Wildlife Safari by Jeep

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore Yellowstone National Park in search of wildlife on this exciting enclosed vehicle tour with a naturalist guide. In the early morning, you’ll get the ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $230.00

Elephant Safari Park and White-Water Rafting Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Get up close and personal with Bali's wildlife on this thrilling nature tour. Combine a heart-pumping white-water rafting experience on the spectacular Ayung ...  Read more

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 8-9 hours

From USD $135.00

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

4 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Visit the incredible Aquila Game Reserve -- the closest game reserve to Cape Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Cape Town ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $226.91

Phuket Half-Day Safari Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 132 Reviews

It's fun for the whole family on this half day combination tour on Phuket island. Admire the unspoiled scenery from the back of an elephant and canoe the calm ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 5 - 6.5 hours

From USD $87.79

Chiang Dao Elephant Jungle Trek and Ping River Rafting Tour from Chiang Mai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 81 Reviews

For the truly adventurous! Approximately 37 miles north of Chiang Mai, situated on the banks of the Ping River, is Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. In an unspoiled ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.79

Full-Day Big Five Game Drive in Kruger National Park

Maximize your chances of seeing some of Africa’s famous Big Five animals, and enjoy a full day of game drives around the incredible Kruger National Park. With ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.70

Chobe National Park Day Trip: Game Drive and River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Head to Botswana and spend a day at Chobe National Park on a day trip with a local Botswana guide at your side. Step into a world of unspoiled savannah scenery ...  Read more

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00

Khao Sok Full Day Jungle Safari from Phuket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Enjoy a jungle safari day out, as you explore the Khao Sok National Park. Ride on top of an elephant, explore the waterways by canoe and be impressed by the ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.51

Chiang Mai Adventure: Elephant Camp, Zipline, Whitewater Rafting and Long-Neck Hill Tribe

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a combo adventure tour and experience the best of rural Chiang Mai’s exciting excursions! You’ll spend the morning at a small elephant camp where you can ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.60

Private Tour: Jungle Adventure from Goa Including Elephant Ride, Lunch and Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy an adventure-packed jungle adventure in Goa that includes riding an elephant! This ‘The Jungle Book’-inspired private tour takes place at the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Goa, India
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.99

Elephant Trekking in Pattaya

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Enjoy an unforgettable experience riding one of Thailand's famous residents, the elephant. Escape Pattaya on a 1.5 hour elephant trekking tour with an ...  Read more

Location: Pattaya, Thailand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.35

Elephant Ride and Jungle Trek Half-Day Tour from Pattaya

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Want to do something fun and adventurous? Why not go on an elephant ride and jungle trek tour from Pattaya.

Location: Pattaya, Thailand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $76.34

Private Tour: Jaipur Sightseeing Including Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and Elephant Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore Jaipur’s top cultural and architectural attractions on this private sightseeing tour. Marvel at the impressive architectural styles of sprawling ...  Read more

Location: Jaipur, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.99

River Safari Experience in Singapore

Discover more than eight river habitats – from the mighty Mississippi to the majestic Yangtze – and experience rare encounters with aquatic species on this ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.12

Elephant Ride in Victoria Falls National Park with Transport from Livingstone

Ride through Victoria Falls National Park by elephant on a morning or afternoon experience that includes round-trip transport from Livingstone! Setting off ...  Read more

Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00

Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo Tour from Bangkok

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

If you are looking for a family friendly day tour from Bangkok then look no further. Situated just 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Bangkok is the Sampran ...  Read more

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.99

4x4 Jeep Tour of Lanzarote

Explore the natural beauty of Lanzarote from an open-top, 4x4 jeep on this exciting 6-hour tour! With an experienced driver at the wheel of your 6-seater jeep, ...  Read more

Location: Lanzarote, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.71

Eco-Safari at Forever Florida

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Take a ride on the wild side during an open-air coach safari through Forever Florida, a 4,700-acre (1,880-hectare) eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.29

Elephant Trek, Rafting and Hilltribe Village Tour from Chiang Mai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Approximately 60 Kilometers north of Chiang Mai, situated on the banks of the Ping River is Chiang Dao Elephant Camp. In an unspoiled setting, marvel at these ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.25

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Spot the "Big Five" at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve then relax at the unique Sun City resort on a packed day trip from Johannesburg. Combining two very ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.79

One-Hour Elephant Jungle Trek from Phuket

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Ride an elephant through the Phuket jungle on this one-hour trek. This is truly an unforgettable experience of a life time, not to be missed.

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.76

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Spend a day on safari in the magical Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Located in the heart of Zululand, this huge, well ...  Read more

Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.68

Sunset Zambezi River Cruise with Transport from Victoria Falls

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Watch the sun go down over the Zambezi River on a 2-hour evening safari cruise, with transport from Victoria Falls town! With a glass of Champagne in hand, see ...  Read more

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.00

Peñas Blancas Safari Boat Tour in Arenal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience the Costa Rican rainforest by boat! On this full-day tour in Arenal, observe Costa Rican wildlife in its natural habitat as you cruise down the ...  Read more

Location: Arenal, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.99
$53.99 Save $3.00

Private Tour: Amber Fort and Jal Mahal Including Elephant Ride

Visit one of India’s most renowned architectural gems on this private tour to Jaipur’s Amber Fort. Take an exciting elephant ride up to the fort and witness an ...  Read more

Location: Jaipur, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.99

Chiang Mai Elephants at Work Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

A pleasant morning is spent in the company of the magnificent gentle giants of Chiang Mai - the Elephant.

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.26

4-Day Kruger National Park Safari Tour from Johannesburg: Game Drives and Wilderness Walks

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Explore magnificent Kruger National Park on a 4-day safari tour from Johannesburg! Evoking the excitement of early safari days when explorers would head out on ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $704.92

Kruger National Park Morning Game Drive

Spend a morning exploring Kruger National Park on a 6-hour game drive, led by a local ranger-guide! As the sun rises over Kruger’s wildlife-rich bush plains, ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.32

Big Five Afternoon Game Drive in Kruger National Park

Explore the magnificent Kruger National Park on a 4-hour afternoon game drive, watching out for members of Africa’s prestigious Big Five animal group – ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $182.09

5-Day Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Tour with Round-Trip Flight from Johannesburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit Victoria Falls and Botswana’s Chobe National Park on a 5-day tour from Johannesburg, and enjoy non-stop thrills from start to finish! After flying to ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $2,066.00

Private Tour: Elephant Adventure, Hilltribes and Mae Kok River Trip from Chiang Rai

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

The Mae Kok River, 80 miles long, running through the heart of Chiang Rai, is said to be one of the most beautiful and unspoiled rivers of the world. It flows ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.58

Klias Wetland's River Safari Tour from Kota Kinabalu

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

A chance to sight the endemic monkey to Borneo, Proboscis Monkey that inhabit the unique riverine environment. Be amazed and mesmerized by the fireflies that ...  Read more

Location: Sabah, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.27

3-Day Tour from Sabah: Sandakan Sightseeing and Wildlife Experience in Sepilok and Selingan

Get up close to Malaysia’s nature and wildlife on this 3-day tour to Sandakan from Sabah. At two animal conversation facilities, watch turtles lay eggs on the ...  Read more

Location: Sabah, Malaysia
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

From USD $1,167.53

Private Eco-Tour: Crocodile Watching, Spice Plantation and Elephant Experience in Goa

Appreciate the natural beauty of Goa on this full-day adventure that includes an exciting crocodile-spotting tour, an elephant ride and a spice plantation ...  Read more

Location: Goa, India
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00

2-Day Private Tour of Bharatpur from Jaipur: Deeg Palace and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Blend interesting history and beautiful natural scenery on this 2-day private tour from Jaipur to the fortress city of Bharatpur. With your guide, discover ...  Read more

Location: Jaipur, India
Duration: 2 days, 1 night

From USD $176.00

3-Night Chiang Mai Tour: Mountain Bike, Wat Doi Suthep and Whitewater Rafting

Experience northern Thailand's rural charm on an action-packed adventure with day trips by minibus from Chiang Mai. Climb the staircase to Wat Phrathat Doi ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration:

4 days, 3 nights

From USD $359.99

Kayak Safari on the Zambezi River with Transport from Livingstone

Get up close to some of Africa’s finest wildlife during a half-day kayak safari on the Zambezi River! With an instructor at your side, paddle along the gentle ...  Read more

Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.40

Chobe River Cruise with Transport from Kasane

Discover the riverside wonders of Chobe River on a 3-hour safari cruise, with transport from Kasane. After arriving at the water’s edge, step aboard your ...  Read more

Location: Kasane, Botswana
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00

Chobe National Park 4x4 Game Drive with Transport from Kasane

Leave Kasane to explore Chobe National Park on a 3-hour game drive, and see the wild herds of elephants for which the park is famous. With a professional ...  Read more

Location: Kasane, Botswana
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00

Elephant Ride in Victoria Falls National Park with Transport from Victoria Falls Town

See the wildlife of Victoria Falls National Park while riding one of nature’s gentlest giants: an African elephant! This exciting morning or afternoon ...  Read more

Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00

Game Drive in Stanley and Livingstone Private Reserve with Transport from Victoria Falls Town

Explore the stunning Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve which borders the Zambezi National Park – on a 3.5-hour game drive! After leaving Victoria ...  Read more

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.00

Elephant Trail Expedition from Luang Prabang

Ride an elephant through the Lao jungle on this full-day tour with transport from Luang Prabang. Take a turn feeding these majestic giants as you learn about ...  Read more

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $226.99

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