Travel the World with the Indianapolis Zoo

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.

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.



June 27-July 8, 2018 • Trip Itinerary

From the snow-covered mountain peaks to the magnificent wildlife that call the park home, discover Alaska's rugged beauty during a 12-day journey to Denali National Park. Join the Indianapolis Zoo's exclusive group as we travel through America's northern frontier, where grizzly bears, moose, caribou wander through epic expanses of open wilderness. Then cruise picturesque coastlines alongside seals, sea lions and whales, and sail close to actively calving glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park. 

Travel inland aboard domed railcars to take in all the stunning scenery that surrounds you. Immerse yourself in the culture of local Native American tribes and view the world's largest collection of totem poles. [more ...]

Additionally, you can relax on the deck of the Holland America cruise ship, enjoy shipboard activities and explore the landscape during optional hikes, dogsledding or flightseeing excursions. Plus, extend your stay with an additional two-night package in Vancouver.​

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. [more ...]

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. 

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. [close]​​​