Travel the World with the Indianapolis Zoo

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​Galapagos Islands, Ecuador • Oct. 9-20 • Trip itinerary​​

Join the Indianapolis Zoo on the trip of a lifetime and visit the Galapagos Islands, a World Heritage Site. You'll be one with nature and see giant tortoises, Galapagos penguins, albatross, flamingos and much more. The kaleidoscope of colors through the valleys and highlands of the Ecuadorian Andes will be forever etched in your mind.  ​

Explore rich culture and spectacular species that are found no where else on Earth! To start your journey, you'll stroll through South America's largest and best preserved colonial quarter, lined with stunning, Spanish-influenced architectural masterpieces. You will also visit many breath-taking sites, including Cotopaxi — the highest active volcano in the world — and enjoy a rare opportunity to camp out on the island for two days. [more ...]

Ecuador may be one of South America's smallest countries but it is full of beautiful coastal plains, highlands, tropical rainforests and other environmental treasures. For centuries, this stunning archipelago has lured explorers and scientists with its unique flora and fauna. Follow in the footsteps of history to discover an ecosystem unlike any other.​

For those interested in extending the trip, there is a pre-extension option to the Mashpi Rainforest as well as a post-extension option to Peru.​​​ ​​​More details are available in the trip itinerary.

For more information on traveling with the Zoo, contact Jennifer Barker at or 317-630-2014. ​[close]​

Mauritius and Madagascar • June 18-30, 2018 • Trip Itinerary

Join the Indianapolis Zoo on the trip of a lifetime to Mauritius and Madagascar in June 2018. Mauritius is commonly called "the Heavenly Island" ​for its breathtaking sights and engaging culture, with Madagascar known just as well for its beautiful scenery and remarkable fauna. From the adventures awaiting you in the rainforest and National Parks to the luxury of the French-influenced accommodations, this trip will provide lasting memories.​

Beginning in the majestic city of Port Louis and ending in beautifully wild Madagascar — with an optional extension — the journey will take you through nature reserves that are home to rare and indigenous species, like the indri lemurs of Madagascar, Aldabra tortoises of Mauritius and so many more.      [more ...]

You will also have the exclusive opportunity to travel with Dr. Carl Jones, winner of the 2016 Indianapolis Prize, as he guides you in observing the spectacular Mauritius kestrel, a species of bird he saved through his groundbreaking conservation efforts. All of the amazing animals and sights in both countries are not to be missed, plus so much more that awaits you.

More details are available in the trip itinerary. For more information on traveling with the Zoo, contact Jennifer Barker at​ or 317-630-2014.  [close]

Costa Rica • July 8-15, 2018 • Trip Itinerary 

Have you been dreaming of a vacation complete with beautiful beaches and rainforests brimming with incredible wildlife? Make that dream a reality by joining the Zoo in the luscious land of Costa Rica! From sandy shores, tropical animals and plenty of national parks to hike through, you're sure to enjoy this adventure.

Your trip wouldn't be complete without a special stop to visit the La Fortuna area with its 7,000-year-old volcano and humid forest. You'll have the chance to hike in the Arenal Volcano National Park and relax in volcanic hot water springs. [more ...]

Whether you're surrounded by the sounds of nature or the Marimba music at the Hacienda Guachipelin, you're sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience exploring Costa Rica!

Contact Jennifer Barker at 317-630-2014 or for more information or to book your spot.