Wildlife & Wilderness

Visiting a zoo is not the same as voyaging into the wild. Let Down Under Endeavours take you to a world of epic landscapes and animal encounters. Kayak among fur seals in the quiet mist of New Zealand’s fjords or hear the lion’s roar on a South African safari. Dive the vibrant depths of the Great Barrier Reef or snorkel through the impossible blue of Fiji’s sea caves. Cuddle a koala or wombat or keep a careful distance from crocodiles in Kakadu. Rise early for a champagne breakfast with kangaroos in the Outback or hike through the night to spot the endangered Tasmanian Devil.  Swim with the wild dolphins in Kaikoura in New Zealand or travel to Perth to see the elusive Quokka.

Down Under Endeavours handcrafts luxury wildlife vacations designed around your wants, needs, timeframe and budget. To get a taste of what’s possible, check out these sample itineraries. Have a look, see what catches your eye, then chat to the Down Under team to custom-create your itinerary. Occasionally, we offer traditional “package” vacations focused on a special event. But those are the exception, not the rule.  Our wildlife vacations will be your trip of a lifetime and will be unique to you.

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Starting at $2479

Tanzania Highlights

Get ready for adventure and exploration!  This itinerary includes all of Tanzania’s highlights in one safari.  This was planned for a mother and daughter that wanted a different safari experience.  We started them with an overnight in Arusha before starting their Tanzania highlights adventure.  From there, they traveled to the Seregenti to take in the Read More…

Trip Type: Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $2999

Australia Vacation Packages: 5-day 5-star Active Tasmania

Tasmania is a place steeped in history, a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly people and a temperate climate. You’ll be able to walk among Australia’s convict history, witness some of the most beautiful landscapes and some of the most unique wildlife in Australia. In addition to all that, Tasmania is probably the best Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $3399

Best of Kenya

Experience the best of Kenya!  This itinerary was planned for a couple from Florida.  They had been to South Africa before and wanted to expand their wildlife experience to Kenya.  They wanted to discover dramatic scenery, great wildlife encounters and classic safari lodges.  So we started them in Nairobi and they traveled to Mount Kenya Read More…

Trip Type: Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $3499

11 Night Cape, Garden Route & Kwandwe South Africa Family Adventure

This luxury South Africa family adventure was planned for a family from Orlando.   They started in Cape Town where they immersed themselves in the city and culture on the most unique form of transportation- a vintage World War II sidecar! While in Cape Town, they took a unique private tour of Cape Point.  They drove Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Family Travel

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Starting at $3499

Classic Kenyan Safari Vacation

This Kenyan safari was planned for a couple from Texas.  They had been to South Africa and Botswana and wanted to do Kenya.  So we started their Kenyan safari in Amboseli National Park at the Serena Lodge.  Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the safari lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with Read More…

Trip Type: Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $3899

Luxury South Africa Vacations: Cape Town, Botswana, Victoria Falls

This best of luxury South Africa vacations will have you experience the wonders of Cape Town, the wildlife of Kruger and the thrills and spills in Victoria Falls.  This one was planned for a couple from Atlanta.  We had them starting out in South Africa’s Mother City, Cape Town.  This landmark hotel is perfectly situated in the Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $3949

African Safari Vacation Packages: Adventure Safari

This best of African Safari vacation packages was planned for a lucky young couple graduating from law school who wanted to experience the wonders of Cape Town, the wildlife of Kruger and thrills and spills in Victoria Falls on this classic African safari adventure. We started them with a few days in South Africa’s Mother City, Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $3999

Family Holidays South Australia Package: Kangaroo Island

This Family Holidays South Australia Package: Kangaroo Island was designed for a family of four, who wanted to explore Australia’s wildlife and wilderness with their two children who are under the age of four. From touring the island to getting an introduction to island life to seeing kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Family Travel

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Starting at $4399

Tasmania Vacation Packages: Wildlife & Wilderness

Tasmania is reputed to have the cleanest air and water, and the most pristine wilderness scenery on the planet. For these avid photographers from Denver, this was one of our favorite Tasmania vacation packages.  It was a way to get out and see the best of it. We started them at the lovely Cradle Mountain Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $4789

South Island New Zealand Vacation: Wildlife, Adventure and Luxury Lodges

This South Island New Zealand vacation was planned for a honeymoon couple from Indiana.  They really wanted see the highlights of the South Island, some New Zealand marine life and stay in some fabulously unique lodges.  So we started them the quaint Scottish village of Dunedin at the Kaimata Lodge.  Kaimata Retreat is a timber Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $5199

Rainforest Vacation Packages: Reef, Rainforest, Outback, and Wildlife

For one of our favorite rainforest vacation packages, we sent two sisters from Maine on this Australian vacation.  From ancient rainforest to the teeming barrier reef to the remote Outback to Kangaroo Island (the Galapagos of Australia) to the relaxed city of Melbourne, this itinerary took them out and about to the best places to see Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $5499

New Zealand Adventure: Penguins, Fiordlands, and Wilderness

This New Zealand Adventure package was planned for a young couple from Milwaukee. They were fascinated with wildlife and beautiful scenery, so we created this New Zealand Adventure package to take them to some of New Zealand’s most scenic areas. They started their adventure in pristine Arthur’s Pass for a private nature hike and beautiful mountain views. From Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $5599

New Zealand Honeymoon Package: Romantic Adventure

Go off the beaten path on this New Zealand Honeymoon Package. Discover New Zealand’s wide range of natural wonders, from colorful volcanic formations to pristine alpine scenes. Boutique hotels and unique excursions provide a truly unforgettable experience.






Trip Type: Romantic Getaways, Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $5899

African Safari Vacation: Kenya Luxury Honeymoon

This romantic African safari vacation was planned for a couple from Boston looking for some romance for their honeymoon but also a chance to interact with local tribes in Africa and of course the wildlife.  So we started them with a stay in Kenya’s Shaba Reserve where you can enjoy some thrilling wildlife viewing. The camp Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness

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Starting at $6399

Africa Vacation Packages: Kenya and Seychelles

This best of Africa vacation packages we sent a couple from Barrington (a suburb of Chicago) to Kenya and Seychelles.  They wanted beach and safari, so we started their safari and beach holiday in Kenya at the Selenkay Conservancy and the elephant-rich Amboseli National Park. Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Read More…

Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Islands, Beaches & Reefs

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Starting at $6699

Australia and Cook Islands Getaway

Australia and the Cook Islands are a perfect pair for a traveler looking for outdoor adventure ending with tropical beach relaxation. We love this itinerary because it couples Tasmania – which gives the weekend warrior a chance to hike and enjoy the outdoors – with Sydney which is absolutely one of the most vibrant cities in the world. This travel package finishes with you relaxing on a beautiful white sand beach.






Trip Type: Wildlife & Wilderness, Spa & Relaxation